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Could walk to restaurants. Good, simple breakfast.

This is a timeless classic hotel. Our room was very clean, and the staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfast patio was relaxing. The best is location....right out of the front door and you can walk to the sea lions/seals area, lots of restaurants, little shops, and coffee places.

Everyone who works at this hotel is genuinely nice! What a pleasure to stay there.

Best property ever! We loved it so much more than any other

This is my second stay at the Empress Hotel. The staff has been excellent both times. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. They have a nice breakfast and a large patio. And the location is the best, within walking distance to the beautiful coastal walkway, restaurants, shopping, I was there for business and my office is across the street. I will look forward to my next visit.

Great location; staff very friendly; housekeeping excellent

The hotel was nice, staff wonderful my only complaint is that the bathroom door is a giant shutter always gapped open, don’t get me wrong the door shuts and locks but why bother! If you need to turn the light on in the middle of the night in the bathroom it will wake whoever is in the room. Let’s talk about bathroom noises! Feeling romantic on a weekend away with your significant other? Not after they use the bathroom! How about odors? Girls weekend? Feel like sharing everything? I really liked the hotel and would go back alone but not with anyone else. The bathroom door killed it!

Bell boy was great and helpful. The room was a very good size. Very clean and comfortable beds and pillows. Bathrooms very clean.

Great location, fabulous staff who are all very kind and helpful. The breakfast was pretty good too.

Great hotel definitely will stay here again ! Great location

Great friendly knowledgeable staff, modern decor, comfortable beds, great location near restaurants beach and shopping. Nice quite continental breakfast. House keeping staff are great.

Entire staff, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Modern rooms, comfortable beds. Family was in town for UCSD graduation, and the Empress made our Lajolla stay fabulous.

Amazing Location, right in the center of everything. The restaurant attached to this hotel was amazing. The live music blew me away. The room was big and the bed was comfy. The only downside is there is no parking.

Good location—2 minute walk to multiple nice eateries, 5 minute walk to the ocean, very courteous staff, clean room with a very comfortable bed. Highly recommend this hotel.

What a great find. First time staying at this hotel. I only gave the comfort of the room a disappointing rating due to the following. Upon checking in, the staff informed me that the air conditioner was being repaired. Later that evening, we were told the problem was fixed, however it would take some time for the higher floors to cool down. We were on a higher floor. After some time the room was still not cool, so we called the front desk and requested a fan. We received the fan within 10 min, which did help some. Unfortunately, this was an unusually humid day, so it took some time for the fan to give some relief. Through this entire process, the staff was fantastic. They were honest about the problem and gave honest updates on the expected repair time. The staff's was so professional. If it wasn't for that, it would have been a perfect review. Beds were very comfortable, microwave and fridge combo was perfect for leftovers. Location was fantastic, close to everything: grocery store, restaurants, shopping, beach, movie theaters, and banks. We are already looking forward to a return visit. We will definitely be returning to this hotel.

Great location. With in walking distance to the beach, great shopping and great restraunts

Professional and very friendly staff. Newly renovated and very clean rooms. Very convenient location- walking distance to La Jolla cove and many good eating places. If looking for a place to stay in La Jolla, I definitely would recommend the Empress Hotel, because my wife and I would stay here again.

I was in the San Diego area for a conference, and decided to use this opportunity for some "R&R" the weekend following with my husband joining me. I did my research and happily made our reservation with the Empress Hotel of La Jolla. This hotel was just lovely in every way possible. My husband & I highly recommend staying here!

Very nice and comfortable. Staff was attentive and friendly.

Fay Ave La Jolla CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to La Jolla Cove and Windansea Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Village of La Jolla, Empress Hotel of La Jolla is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as La Jolla Cove and Windansea Beach. This 3-star hotel has 73 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Empress Hotel of La Jolla's 73 recently renovated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, Empress Hotel of La Jolla offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Valet parking is available for USD 28 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-out.

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Everyone (18) Couples (8) Business (2) Family (4)
5
Partner Couples

Could walk to restaurants. Good, simple breakfast.

By on Mar 6, 2020

5
Family Family

This is a timeless classic hotel. Our room was very clean, and the staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The breakfast patio was relaxing. The best is location....right out of the front door and you can walk to the sea lions/seals area, lots of restaurants, little shops, and coffee places.

By on Jan 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2020

Dear Guests, We are happy that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you enjoyed it! We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5
Partner Couples

Everyone who works at this hotel is genuinely nice! What a pleasure to stay there.

By on Nov 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2019

Dear Guest, We appreciate your recent stay with us! We are glad that you liked our hotel and the service that we provide. It certainly was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5
Everyone

Best property ever! We loved it so much more than any other

By on Jun 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2019

Dear Guests, We are happy that you consider the Empress Hotel the best property ever! We hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5
Business Business

This is my second stay at the Empress Hotel. The staff has been excellent both times. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. They have a nice breakfast and a large patio. And the location is the best, within walking distance to the beautiful coastal walkway, restaurants, shopping, I was there for business and my office is across the street. I will look forward to my next visit.

By on Apr 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 21, 2019

Dear Guest, I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. We are happy that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we provide. Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5
Partner Couples

Great location; staff very friendly; housekeeping excellent

By on Feb 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2019

Dear Guest, Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer! I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. Thank you for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

4
Everyone

By on Feb 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Dear Guests, Thank you for your recent stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

4
Family

The hotel was nice, staff wonderful my only complaint is that the bathroom door is a giant shutter always gapped open, don’t get me wrong the door shuts and locks but why bother! If you need to turn the light on in the middle of the night in the bathroom it will wake whoever is in the room. Let’s talk about bathroom noises! Feeling romantic on a weekend away with your significant other? Not after they use the bathroom! How about odors? Girls weekend? Feel like sharing everything? I really liked the hotel and would go back alone but not with anyone else. The bathroom door killed it!

By on Feb 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2019

Dear Guests, I am glad that you liked the Empress Hotel and our associates. It is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am sorry that you do not like our bathroom doors. The bathroom door and the plantation shutter are inspired by the beachy feel that La Jolla offers. We hope you come back and see us again in the future. Thanks for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5
Everyone

Bell boy was great and helpful. The room was a very good size. Very clean and comfortable beds and pillows. Bathrooms very clean.

By on Nov 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 2, 2018

Dear Guest, I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you liked your room and the amenities that we provide. Thanks for staying with us! Come back and see us again in the near future. Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

5
Everyone

Great location, fabulous staff who are all very kind and helpful. The breakfast was pretty good too.

By , from LA on Nov 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 10, 2018

Dear Rewa, Our location is central to everything that La Jolla has to offer. I am glad that you enjoyed it! I appreciate your mention of our associates as it is our goal for all guests to experience exceptional service. I am glad that you enjoyed our expanded continental breakfast as there is something for everyone. It a great way to start one's day! Thanks for staying with us! Kind Regards and Safe Travels, Joel Majors General Manager

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

7766 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
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