This European boutique-style hotel in La Jolla, California is just steps to the stunning shores of the Pacific Ocean. The elegant rooms at Empress Hotel are styled in jewel-toned colors. Each features fridge, microwave and coffee maker for convenience. With free WiFi and a work desk, the Empress Hotel is the ideal "work from hotel" option. The on-site Manhattan Restaurant features Authentic Italian Cuisine in a stylish setting, also available for in-room dining. With Concierge service, our Front Desk Team will help guide you to the numerous galleries, shops and restaurants that bring visitors back to La Jolla time after time. Enjoy walking by the seals and sea lions or opt for adventure in Sunny Jim's Cave or kayak in La Jolla Cove. Nearby golfing at Torrey Pines and San Diego attractions of San Diego Zoo, Safari Park and Sea World are a short drive from Empress Hotel La Jolla for an experience to remember.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
or
1 king bed
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.7
Facilities
7.8
Cleanliness
8.5
Comfort
8.5
Value for money
7.5
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
7.2
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Barbara
    United States of America United States of America
    Friendly staff, centrally located. Easy to walk to shops and restaurants.
  • Salma
    United States of America United States of America
    It was clean and close to busy and popular tourist attractions. The small fridge was excellent it kept our items cool and frozen.
  • Diane
    United States of America United States of America
    Clean, spacious rooms. Valet was easy hit expensive.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Manhattan of La Jolla
    • Cuisine
      American • Italian

Amenities of Empress Hotel La Jolla

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Aerobics
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Visual aids (tactile signs)
  • Visual aids (Braille)
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Empress Hotel La Jolla takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
Free

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note: The property accepts reservations and will rent rooms and other facilities to people under 18 years old in cases where either (i) a parent or legal guardian guarantees payment of all charges for rooms, food and beverage, incidentals and damages caused; or (ii) a person under 18 years old is legally emancipated and can present documentation at check-in showing they are emancipated and can legally contract for services.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Empress Hotel La Jolla

  • Empress Hotel La Jolla has 1 restaurant:

    • The Manhattan of La Jolla

  • The prices at Empress Hotel La Jolla may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Empress Hotel La Jolla include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Quad

  • Empress Hotel La Jolla offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Happy hour
    • Aerobics
    • Live music/Performance

  • The nearest beach is 0.6 miles from Empress Hotel La Jolla. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Empress Hotel La Jolla is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Empress Hotel La Jolla is 11.2 miles from the center of San Diego. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.