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Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Flat-screen TV
Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA, 92037

Guests rated this location 9.9/10 - Exceptional

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLa Jolla Tide Pools10 min walk
  • Popular LocationLa Jolla Cove10 min walk
  • Popular LocationWindansea Beach16 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)24 min drive

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About this area

La Jolla

Located near the beach, Empress Hotel of La Jolla is in Village of La Jolla, a walkable area in La Jolla with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Petco Park or Pechanga Arena. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - 6 min walk
  • Cuvier Park - 7 min walk
  • La Jolla Tide Pools - 10 min walk
  • La Jolla Cove - 10 min walk
  • Windansea Beach - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Balboa Avenue Transit Center Station - 8 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 24 min drive


  • Sugar and Scribe Bakery - 3 min walk
  • THE LOT La Jolla - 4 min walk
  • The Cottage - 3 min walk
  • The Spot - 6 min walk
  • Public House La Jolla - 1 min walk

About this property

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3-star hotel near Mission Beach
La Jolla Cove is located near Empress Hotel of La Jolla, which provides a terrace, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. The onsite restaurant, Manhattan of La Jolla, features Italian cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a bar and a gym.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Valet parking (surcharge), limo/town car service, and an electric car charging station
  • Express check-out, 2 meeting rooms, and an elevator
  • Luggage storage, free newspapers, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All 73 rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop mattresses, and free cribs/infant beds
  • Tubs or showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Limo/town car service
  • Valet parking on site (USD 28 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Manhattan of La Jolla

Things to do

  • Gym

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • 450 square feet of conference space
  • Computer station


  • Beach towels
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicles
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible gym
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Free crib
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Limited room service
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Up to 50 lbs per pet
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 18 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Empress Hotel
Empress Hotel La Jolla
Empress La Jolla
Hotel Empress
Empress Hotel Jolla
Empress Jolla
Empress Of La Jolla La Jolla
Empress Hotel of La Jolla Hotel
Empress Hotel of La Jolla La Jolla
Empress Hotel of La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
Empress Hotel of La Jolla A Greystone Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Is Empress Hotel of La Jolla pet-friendly?

Yes, Empress Hotel of La Jolla allows pets with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 25 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

As of Mar 24, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Empress Hotel of La Jolla on Mar 26, 2023 start from $215.2, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Valet parking is available for USD 28 per night.

What time is check-in at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Empress Hotel of La Jolla located?

Located in Village of La Jolla, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. La Jolla Tide Pools and Windansea Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Empress Hotel of La Jolla and receive a full refund?

Yes, Empress Hotel of La Jolla offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Empress Hotel of La Jolla cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Rating 6 - Okay. 62 out of 998 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 12 out of 998 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children, Business traveler, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great room great service - super clean
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have never had such an awful vacation, with utterly disrespectful management. They have a restaurant on the premises. I couldn't make this up if I tried. They pound veal throughout the day and evening. They booked our room right above the kitchen. There was a relentless pounding noise and the floor literally vibrated for hours on end. We repeatedly spoke to management and they refused to get the restaurant to stop, or offer any compensation. Why would they book the room right on top of the restaurant kitchen when according to the desk manager, they are well aware this is a repeated issue!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Empress is a very charming modern hotel with lovely amenities. It has an old world charm, including a great Italian restaurant, The Manhatten.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay

Francisco, chula vista

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Close to the Prospect street where all the shops and restaurants at located. Close to the La Jolla Cove.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing location, kind and accommodating staff and clean! Not much more I can ask for.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good

Ladan, Santa Barbara

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The rooms badly need some updating and renovation. The staff was rather unfriendly and not helpful. The location is great but that's not enough to make me return.

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service
Some of my family got COVID the day before our trip and they wouldn’t allow us to cancel without lab tests. A home test wasn’t good enough for them. So went anyway. I wouldn’t recommend going if you are concerned with COVID as they don’t seem to care.

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Room Cleanliness & Comfortable Beds
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA