Empress Hotel

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7766 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA, 92037
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Get the amenities you would expect at a luxury resort without exorbitant rates when you stay at Empress Hotel. Located in La Jolla, this boutique hotel has it all.
Empress Hotel
Prices starting at $204 / night
Empress Hotel
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Nearby Things to Do
Popular Activities
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Overview

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When visiting the California coast, close proximity to the Pacific Ocean should come at the top of your list of priorities. Unfortunately, many of the La Jolla hotels promising beachside access also come with premium price tags that can seem discouraging. Empress Hotel is a boutique hotel that puts you just 10 minutes from the ocean on foot. It features a true premium feel without the matching price tag.

This hotel features 73 contemporary rooms with maximum capacity that goes up to four people, depending on the room you choose. All rooms are smoke-free, so guests never have to worry about bad odors in the rooms.

The hotel also features a small well-equipped fitness center to ensure that you never have to compromise on your fitness routine while visiting California.

Local Tips
Hotel Beach Concierge
Empress Hotel offers a signature Hotel Beach Concierge service. Hotel guests can get beach items anytime during their stay.

Guests who plan to spend most of their time away from the hotel will be pleased to know the concierge desk is open 24/7. So, go ahead and stay out as late as you like, whether it’s concerts, music festivals or bar hopping that keeps you away.

Valet also ensures you never have to worry about finding a spot after a long day. Prefer a limo or town car service? The hotel provides this as well. If work is what will keep you up at late hours, feel free to make use of the 24/7 on-site business center.

When morning comes, gourmet coffee and a continental breakfast await you. Then, you can explore the surrounding areas. La Jolla is a seaside village most well-known for its rugged, rocky coastline and busy downtown area.

The city has created an interesting blend of luxury and creativity that will continue to charm locals and tourists for a lifetime. Its mid-range point between Torrey Pines and San Diego also makes it the perfect base for exploring San Diego.

Need to relax after a long day of exploring? There are spa services available that you can enjoy in the comfort of your room. For an even more relaxing experience, consider the garden terrace beneath the California palm trees instead. When dinnertime comes around, visit our Manhattan-style restaurant to enjoy authentic Italian dishes.

Empress Hotel
Prices starting at $204 / night

What's Nearby

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
5 min Walk
Shopping
UTC Mall
14 min Drive
Park Hiking
Torrey Pines State Reserve
15 min Drive
Mission Bay Park
Mission Bay Park
17 min Drive
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego
18 min Drive
Old Town San Diego
Old Town San Diego
25 min Drive
Embarcadero
Del Mar Fairgrounds
27 min Drive
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
30 min Drive
Gaslamp District
Gaslamp Quarter
32 min Drive
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
33 min Drive
Cabrillo Nat. Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
35 min Drive
Embarcadero
Embarcadero
19 min Drive
Beach
Coronado Beach
22 min Drive
LEGOLAND California
LEGOLAND California Theme Park
31 min Drive
Empress Hotel
Prices starting at $204 / night

Things to Know Before Arrival

Neighborhood La Jolla
Enjoy surfing the waves, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and beach bonfires. Or walk to the charming boutiques and sidewalk cafés in the village in La Jolla, San Diego.
Check In / Check Out
4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Pet Policy
Pets are welcome. There's a charge of $75 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Wifi
Free WiFi in Lobby & Rooms
Breakfast
Not Included
Property Size
73 Rooms

Property Amenities

Bar on Property
Bar on Property
Bellhop
Bellhop
Boutique Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Business Center
Business Center
Conference Center
Conference Center
Couples Friendly
Couples Friendly
EV Charger
EV Charger
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
Golf Nearby
Golf Nearby
Hotel Near Beach
Hotel Near Beach
Laundry
Laundry
Massage Services
Massage Services
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Pets Allowed
Pets Allowed
Pool
Pool
Restaurant on Property
Restaurant on Property
Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box

Parking

Valet Parking
Valet Parking
EV Charging Station
EV Charging Station
$28 / day for Valet Parking

Room Amenities

Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning
Crib
Crib
Daily Maid Service
Daily Maid Service
Fan
Fan
Flat Screen TV
Flat Screen TV
Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible
Iron
Iron
Mini Fridge
Mini Fridge
No Smoking
No Smoking
Pull Out Bed
Pull Out Bed
Roll Away Bed
Roll Away Bed
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Safe Deposit Box in Rooms
Getting Around
SAN Airport
SAN Airport
- 29 min Drive
Trolley
Trolley Station
- 33 min Drive
Cruise Port
Cruise Port
- 31 min Drive
This Month's Forecast
67°F / 79°F
Sunny in September
Oct
63°F / 78°F
Sunny in October
Nov
56°F / 73°F
Sunny in November
Dec
51°F / 68°F
Sunny in December

Rooms & Rates

Empress Suite at Empress Hotel

Throughout the hotel, you will be charmed by European-style decor featuring rich colors. The hotel also takes pride in ensuring all of our rooms have standard amenities that are sure to make your stay worthy of repeating.

All rooms have a private bathroom with robes. They also provide a work desk and cable TV for a healthy mix of work and play. Complimentary WiFi, microwaves, minifridges and room service are just some of the many remaining amenities you can take advantage of.

Empress Hotel
Prices starting at $204 / night
Superior Queen Room
Enjoy privacy and comfort in a room that features one Queen-sized bed. This room is perfect for solo travelers and couples. It has a max capacity of two people.
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Superior Two Queen Room
Perfect for small groups, this room offers two queen-sized beds that offer economy with a touch of luxury. It has a max capacity of four people.
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Superior King Room
This room features a King-sized bed that dominates without crowding your suite. It has a max capacity of two people. This is a pet-friendly hotel, so feel free to bring your four-legged family members along with you. If you have young children, then you can also request free infant beds or cribs for use in your rooms.
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Empress Suite
The Empress Suite is a suite sized room with a king bed, a queen size sofa sleeper and a larger bathroom. This suite also comes with a refrigerator and a large desk perfect for catching up on emails.
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Superior Spa Suite
The Superior Spa Suite is a one bedroom suite that has a king bed with a whirlpool spa tub in the separate bedroom. The living room features a sofa sleeper, a desk for working and a refrigerator with a wet bar. Both the living room and the bedroom have a flat screen TV with premium cable.
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Superior Spa Suite
The Superior Spa Suite is a one bedroom suite that has a king bed with a whirlpool spa tub in the separate bedroom. The living room features a sofa sleeper, a desk for working and a refrigerator with a wet bar. Both the living room and the bedroom have a flat screen TV with premium cable.
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Empress Hotel
Prices starting at $204 / night

Nearby Things to Do

Empress Hotel’s on-site restaurant is a favorite spot for foodies with a love for European cuisine. The wine connoisseurs and other bar lovers gravitate toward our on-site bar and lounge for a relaxing experience. For additional activities, La Jolla and the surrounding San Diego areas will not disappoint. Consider the following:

La Jolla Beaches

There are several beaches nearby for you to enjoy. La Jolla Cove is where locals and tourists alike go for snorkeling, paddle boarding and other water activities. Prefer bigger waves for surfing? You’ll find plenty of opportunities for that too.

SeaWorld San Diego

If you prefer to enjoy the water from a distance, then SeaWorld might be for you. This is a family-friendly attraction that children love, but adults enjoy it too. See some of the world’s most talented sea-creatures show off their tricks for your entertainment.

New Children Museum

Need to soak up some art and culture? Consider the New Children’s Museum. Rather than provide historical pieces, this museum is an artist’s playground. Its aim is to stimulate creativity and imagination through contemporary artforms.

Old Town San Diego

You may choose to dine at the Empress Hotel’s restaurant, but trying the local cuisine is well worth it too. Downtown La Jolla and Old Town San Diego offer some of the best restaurant choices for you to treat your taste buds with everything from Thai to tacos.

Empress hotel combined friendly service with beautiful rooms for a five-star experience at a three-star price. The hotel’s convenient location also makes it easy to explore all that La Jolla and San Diego have to offer while remaining a stone’s throw from the great blue Pacific. What more could you possibly ask for in California?

Popular Activities

Belmont Park Ride and Play Pass
Belmont Park Ride and Play Pass
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps features over 60 exhibits of the fish and creatures of the Pacific Northwest, as well as the tropical waters of Mexico. Enjoy interactive exhibits that focus on the ocean, climate and the Earth.
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Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Hop On & Off Narrated Trolley Tour
Jump onto one of the authentic trolleys, and see over 100 sights in San Diego! Listen to the tour guide and learn as you go. Create your own tour with 12 boarding areas!
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
San Diego Harbor Cruise
Enjoy this ‘San Diego Top Pick Award’ winner as you set sail on a three level luxury ship providing 360-degree views of San Diego’s scenic beauty. Relax for a 1-2 hour narrated tour, learn about the city from the bay.
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Visit SeaWorld San Diego
Visit SeaWorld San Diego
The world-famous SeaWorld San Diego is home to animal shows, roller coasters and other rides for the entire family. Enjoy encounters featuring the famed Orcas, dolphins and sea lions, or take a tour through the habitats.
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Coronado Museum of History & Art
Coronado Museum of History & Art
The Coronado Museum of History & Art features interactive exhibits that explore the history of aviation, local military, and the Coronado area. Spend a few hours at one of San Diego’s great museums.
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Drive Your Own Speed Boat Tour
Drive Your Own Speed Boat Tour
Looking for adventure? 2 hours of thrills await as you captain your own 2-person speed boat. Enjoy the San Diego skyline, spot a sea lion and cruise the harbor complete with guided narration from your 2-way communication system.
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GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
GoCar: Downtown & Gaslamp Loop
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Historic Whaley House Museum
Historic Whaley House Museum
The Whaley House Museum is located in historic Old San Diego. As one of the most visited attractions in the area, the complex is made up of multiple houses that offer spooky fun for the whole family.
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Jet Ski Rental - San Diego Harbor
Jet Ski Rental - San Diego Harbor
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La Jolla Stand Up Paddle Board Rental
La Jolla Stand Up Paddle Board Rental
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San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
San Diego 4-Hour Talking GoCar Tour
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San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Automotive Museum
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The San Diego History Center
The San Diego History Center
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Visit Living Coast Discovery Center
Visit Living Coast Discovery Center
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