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Get an overview of this hotelLa Jolla boutique hotel 3 blocks from ocean

In La Jolla Village

3 blocks from the ocean cliffs and 5 blocks from La Jolla Cove, this San Diego-area hotel is conveniently located in the heart of La Jolla Village, with its upscale boutiques, restaurants, and galleries.

Fine-dining favorite

A complimentary Continental breakfast is served daily. The Empress Hotel of La Jolla's restaurant, Manhattan's, is a local favorite for northern Italian cuisine. The hotel also has a fitness room.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

The 73 guestrooms include cable TV with premium channels, compact refrigerators, coffeemakers, bottled water, in-room safes, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access and local calls are complimentary.

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

7766 Fay Ave La Jolla CA 92037

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located in the heart of La Jolla Village, the Empress Hotel of La Jolla is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. La Jolla Cove and the Museum of Contemporary Art are five blocks away. Mission Bay beaches and Torrey Pines Golf Course are within seven miles. Old Town San Diego and Del Mar are 10 miles away.

A complimentary Continental breakfast with fresh coffee is served daily adjacent to the hotel's sundeck. The Empress Hotel of La Jolla also includes a fitness room. In-room spa services are available through the Spa2Go program (surcharge). The beach is within walking distance. Pets and service animals are welcome for a fee.

Wireless Internet access is complimentary, and business services are available at the front desk. Two meeting rooms can accommodate groups of up to 40 people.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 73 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Microwave 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

A complimentary Continental breakfast is provided each morning and includes fresh Coffee Bean coffee.

Manhattan of La Jolla - Fine-dining restaurant serving northern Italian and continental cuisine. Popular with locals as well as hotel guests. Decor has dark-wood furnishings with a glowing aquariums. Open for lunch and dinner. Located just off the lobby; a lounge is adjacent. Dress code is resort casual, and the restaurant features live jazz Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Nearby Things to Do

The Empress Hotel has a small fitness center with a treadmill, bicycle, and strength-training equipment. Guests also enjoy discounted access to a nearby health club, which offers exercise classes and an array of fitness equipment.

The hotel is five blocks from La Jolla Cove, part of the 6,000-acre San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. The beach is popular for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving; surfboards and other flotation devices are not permitted.

Seven miles from the hotel, Torrey Pines State Reserve is one of the wildest stretches of land along Southern California coast. Eight miles of hiking trails wind through the reserve's woodlands and along unspoiled beaches and lagoons. Guided nature walks are available on weekends and holidays. Adjacent to the reserve, Torrey Pines Golf Course offers two 18-hole courses, a golf shop, driving ranges, and pro instruction.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Additional policies apply to bookings reserved by persons under the age of 18. For more details, contact the property using the information provided after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Empress Hotel
  • Empress Hotel La Jolla
  • Empress La Jolla
  • Hotel Empress
  • Empress Hotel Jolla
  • Empress Jolla

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