Empress Hotel of La Jolla

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Overview of Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near La Jolla Cove

9.0/10 Superb

996 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is CA $347
Price available on 07/07/2022
7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA, 92037
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Beach towels
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Village of La Jolla
  • La Jolla Cove - 15 min walk
  • Windansea Beach - 17 min walk
  • La Jolla Beach - 33 min walk
  • La Jolla Shores Park - 37 min walk
  • University of California, San Diego - 43 min walk
  • Bird Rock - 44 min walk
  • Cuvier Park - 1 min drive
  • Scripps Pier - 6 min drive
  • Birch Aquarium - 6 min drive
  • Tourmaline Surfing Park - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 24 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 25 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 30 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 43 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 54 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 10 min drive
  • Solana Beach Station - 19 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 19 min drive

About this property

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Empress Hotel of La Jolla puts you within a 10-minute drive of La Jolla Cove and Mission Bay. Guests can visit the fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Manhattan of La Jolla, which serves Italian cuisine. A bar/lounge and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and beach location.

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 73 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (up to 50 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (USD 28 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (450 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Manhattan of La Jolla - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per day


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs USD 28 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

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10/10 Exceptional

Front desk associate super friendly, and made some recommendations for lunch. Went to both spots. Halls smelled good, room very nice with a view at a distance to the ocean. Excellent location walking distance to cottage, the spot, joses and the cave. We didnt pay for parking since it was a sunday plus holiday street parking was ok
violeta, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location and staff, bad gym
I was traveling with my mom and we had booked a room with 2 doubles. When we checked in there were none available but we were upgraded to a suite at no charge, which was wonderful.The suite was spacious but needs updating. The location of the hotel can't be beat. My one complaint is that the gym is terrible. It's in a windowless, small room in the basement with minimal equipment. It is always irritating to me that a hotel will advertise that it has a gym but puts no effort in to providing a quality workout. At the very least, partner with a local gym so clients can get a great workout if they want to. I chose the hotel because it had a gym, and ultimately had to find a local gym and pay a day fee to use it.
Valerie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Loren, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lhaksmita, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jhamil, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beds are very comfortable. Room is fine, it's a hotel room. I think i expected nicer of the area. Workout room is nonexistent. Do not stay here if you have that expectation of working out at hotel. There are plenty of gyms around San Diego
Angela, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

La Jolla village and Ocean views
We were there for cancer consult next day…tough reason, but views of the ocean filled my soul and the village provided a fun place for my husband to walk around. We were very happy to be one of the first to get early check in once room was ready. We had requested it, but understand difficulty granting all requests. I really needed to lie down and rest.
Marla, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Jairo, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carla, 1-night trip
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