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
Living area | 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
3-star hotel with restaurant, near La Jolla Cove

9.0/10 Superb

999 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Village of La Jolla
  • La Jolla Cove - 15 min walk
  • University of California, San Diego - 11 min drive
  • Mission Beach Boardwalk - 7 min drive
  • Mission Beach - 18 min drive
  • Mission Bay - 8 min drive
  • Belmont Park - 24 min drive
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course - 11 min drive
  • Old Town San Diego State Park - 19 min drive
  • Hotel Circle - 12 min drive
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 22 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 26 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 29 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 42 min drive
  • Tijuana Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 53 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 10 min drive
  • Solana Beach Station - 18 min drive
  • Old Town Transit Center - 20 min drive

About this property

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

3-star hotel near Mission Bay
At Empress Hotel of La Jolla, you can look forward to 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
  • Luggage storage, 2 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A porter/bellhop, free newspapers, and express check-out
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Empress Hotel of La Jolla include thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities 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

Languages

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 73 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • 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

Children

  • Up to 3 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

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

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • 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

Traveling with children

  • 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)

Services

  • 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

Facilities

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

Accessibility

  • 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

  • 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

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

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

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per day

Parking

  • 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.

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Empress Hotel of La Jolla offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Empress Hotel of La Jolla does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
As of 25 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Empress Hotel of La Jolla on 2 October 2022 start from S$331, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 28 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Empress Hotel of La Jolla and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Empress Hotel of La Jolla?
Yes, Manhattan of La Jolla offers Italian cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Catania (4-min walk), Herringbone La Jolla (4-min walk), and Living Room (5-min walk).
What's the area around Empress Hotel of La Jolla like?
Empress Hotel of La Jolla is in Village of La Jolla, a short 15-minute walk from La Jolla Cove and 6 minutes' walk from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.3/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

8.2/10

Amenities

8.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.2/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Great location
Loved the location and the room worked well - even with three adults. Did not like the louvered door on the bath. Staff very helpful and friendly. Lobby a bit shabby and could be a bit more inviting so you would want to sit and relax. Would definitely come back!
Victoria, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Kristopher, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Ryan, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This hotel is in a good location. Close by to everything. Within walking distance. Really enjoyed my stay and will be staying here again.
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

A little too downtown
The smell of old food & sulfur permeated the whole floor. The guy in hazmat suit two door down was alarming. Manager explained both: third floor guests microwaving broccoli & periodic fumigation. Both disconcerting explanations. Old building with new paint but not much else in terms of upkeep. Room overlooked alley that was busy all night ( humans).
Joni, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

ROSA, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Gerardo, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location - close to everything La Jolla has to offer. Hotel was clean and staff was very friendly and responsive. Rooms and hotel are a bit dated, but you're doing so much outdoors that you really aren't in the rooms that much. Wifi was super slow.
Melissa, 3-night family trip
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