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Empress Hotel of La Jolla places you within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Athenaeum Music and Arts Library. This 73-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. It's in central La Jolla and also a short walk from La Jolla Cove and Cuvier Park.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Empress Hotel of La Jolla's 73 rooms are recently renovated and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also standard.

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. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and express check-out.


  • Walking distance to La Jolla Cove
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Empress Hotel of La Jolla

7766 Fay Ave La Jolla CA 92037

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located in the heart of La Jolla Village, the Empress Hotel of La Jolla is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. La Jolla Cove and the Museum of Contemporary Art are five blocks away. Mission Bay beaches and Torrey Pines Golf Course are within seven miles. Old Town San Diego and Del Mar are 10 miles away.

A complimentary Continental breakfast with fresh coffee is served daily adjacent to the hotel's sundeck. The Empress Hotel of La Jolla also includes a fitness room. In-room spa services are available through the Spa2Go program (surcharge). The beach is within walking distance. Pets and service animals are welcome for a fee.

Wireless Internet access is complimentary, and business services are available at the front desk. Two meeting rooms can accommodate groups of up to 40 people.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 73 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Empress Hotel of La Jolla offers 73 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This La Jolla hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2015.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

A complimentary Continental breakfast is provided each morning and includes fresh Coffee Bean coffee.

Manhattan of La Jolla - Fine-dining restaurant serving northern Italian and continental cuisine. Popular with locals as well as hotel guests. Decor has dark-wood furnishings with a glowing aquariums. Open for lunch and dinner. Located just off the lobby; a lounge is adjacent. Dress code is resort casual, and the restaurant features live jazz Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Nearby Things to Do

The Empress Hotel has a small fitness center with a treadmill, bicycle, and strength-training equipment. Guests also enjoy discounted access to a nearby health club, which offers exercise classes and an array of fitness equipment.

The hotel is five blocks from La Jolla Cove, part of the 6,000-acre San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. The beach is popular for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving; surfboards and other flotation devices are not permitted.

Seven miles from the hotel, Torrey Pines State Reserve is one of the wildest stretches of land along Southern California coast. Eight miles of hiking trails wind through the reserve's woodlands and along unspoiled beaches and lagoons. Guided nature walks are available on weekends and holidays. Adjacent to the reserve, Torrey Pines Golf Course offers two 18-hole courses, a golf shop, driving ranges, and pro instruction.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Additional policies apply to bookings reserved by persons under the age of 18. For more details, contact the property using the information provided after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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