Empress Hotel of La Jolla

7766 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 United States (USA) near Exit 27 on I-5 (~2.4mi)
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3.0 Star Property
32.844660-117.275185
+1-800-760-7718
Cleaning Policy: Enhanced cleanliness and safety measures in place. Contactless check-in available.
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4.0/5

Based on 604 guest reviews

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  • Comp. Breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 11.0%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 73 rooms in property
  • 5 floors in property
  • 4 suites in property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 3 conference rooms in property

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Check RatesAffordable Getaway Free WiFi 37 Flat Screen TV with Premium Channels Work Desk Coffee and Tea Maker
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Check RatesAffordable Getaway Superior Spa Suite King Sized Bed Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub 2 37 Inch Tvs Sofa Sleepe
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Check RatesEat Sleep Beach Free WiFi 37 Flat Screen TV with Premium Channels Work Desk Coffee and Tea Maker
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Check RatesEat Sleep Beach Plush Queen Sized Bed Bathrobes 37inch Flat Screen TV Free WiFi Work Desk
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Check RatesEat Sleep Beach Superior 2 Queen Beds 2 Queen Sized Beds 37 Inch Flat Screen TV Bathrobes Refrigerat
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Check RatesEat Sleep Beach Superior Empress Suite King Sized Bed 37inch Flat Screen TV Queen Sleeper Sofa
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Check RatesEat Sleep Beach Superior King King Size Bed WiFi Accessible 37in Flat Screen TV Work Desk
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Check RatesFree WiFi 37 Flat Screen TV with Premium Channels Work Desk Coffee and Tea Maker
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Check RatesPlush Queen Sized Bed Bathrobes 37inch Flat Screen TV Free WiFi Work Desk
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Check RatesRomance Package Free WiFi 37 Flat Screen TV with Premium Channels Work Desk Coffee and Tea Maker
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Check RatesRomance Package Superior Empress Suite King Sized Bed 37inch Flat Screen TV Queen Sleeper Sofa
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Check RatesRomance Package Superior King King Size Bed WiFi Accessible 37in Flat Screen TV Work Desk
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Check RatesRomance Package Superior Spa Suite King Sized Bed Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub 2 37 Inch Tvs Sofa Sleeper
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Check RatesSpecial Event Rate Free WiFi 37 Flat Screen TV with Premium Channels Work Desk Coffee and Tea Maker
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Check RatesSpecial Event Rate Plush Queen Sized Bed Bathrobes 37inch Flat Screen TV Free WiFi Work Desk
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Check RatesSpecial Event Rate Superior 2 Queen Beds 2 Queen Sized Beds 37 Inch Flat Screen TV Bathrobes Refrige
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Check RatesSpecial Event Rate Superior Empress Suite King Sized Bed 37inch Flat Screen TV Queen Sleeper Sofa
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Check RatesSpecial Event Rate Superior King King Size Bed WiFi Accessible 37in Flat Screen TV Work Desk
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Check RatesSpecial Event Rate Superior Spa Suite King Sized Bed Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub 2 37 Inch Tvs Sofa Sleepe
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Check RatesSuperior 2 Queen Beds 2 Queen Sized Beds 37 Inch Flat Screen TV Bathrobes Refrigerator
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Check RatesSuperior Empress Suite King Sized Bed 37inch Flat Screen TV Queen Sleeper Sofa
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Check RatesSuperior King King Size Bed WiFi Accessible 37in Flat Screen TV Work Desk
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Check RatesSuperior Queen Queen Sized Bed 37inch Flat Screen TV WiFi Accessible Work Desk Refrigerator
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Check RatesSuperior Room 1 King Bed
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Check RatesSuperior Spa Suite King Sized Bed Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub 2 37 Inch Tvs Sofa Sleeper
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Check RatesValet Parking Package Free WiFi 37 Flat Screen TV with Premium Channels Work Desk Coffee and Tea Mak
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Check RatesValet Parking Package Plush Queen Sized Bed Bathrobes 37inch Flat Screen TV Free WiFi Work Desk
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Check RatesValet Parking Package Superior 2 Queen Beds 2 Queen Sized Beds 37 Inch Flat Screen TV Bathrobes Refr
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Check RatesValet Parking Package Superior Empress Suite King Sized Bed 37inch Flat Screen TV Queen Sleeper Sofa
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Check RatesValet Parking Package Superior King King Size Bed WiFi Accessible 37in Flat Screen TV Work Desk
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Check RatesValet Parking Package Superior Queen Queen Sized Bed 37inch Flat Screen TV WiFi Accessible Work Desk
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Check RatesValet Parking Package Superior Spa Suite King Sized Bed Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub 2 37 Inch Tvs Sofa Sle
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Local Attractions

Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla Cove and beaches, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Shores beach, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Torrey Pines Reserve State Park, Torrey Pines State Beach, Cuvier Culb, La Jolla Women's Club, Scripps Seaside Forum, Darlington House
4.0 out of 5. Based on 604 guest reviews

Property Description

Situated along the California coast just north of San Diego, in the heart of the picturesque village of La Jolla, the intimate, boutique style Empress Hotel attracts both the leisure and the business traveler, offering a convenient location, inviting accommodations, a wealth of amenities and exceptionally friendly service. From the touch of sophisticated European elegance in its décor to the welcoming staff, the Empress experience is truly unique and memorable. Guests begin their day on our Garden Patio with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. In addition, complimentary use of the fitness room, business center, and free in-room wireless internet access give the guest options without concern of the charges. Getting around town is remarkably easy. Within a short walk from the hotel, guests will enjoy the multitude of tempting restaurants, alluring shops, fine art galleries and museums, many of which overlook the Pacific Ocean and La Jolla Cove beaches. With Torrey Pines biotech and medical research facilities only 4 miles away, the corporate traveler has easy access to a productive day's work just minutes from the hotel. In the evening, guests may opt to relax over dinner at the hotel in award-winning Manhattan, voted as one of La Jolla's most romantic Italian restaurants, or just enjoy a nightcap in Manhattan's lounge, listening to a local jazz trio. After a long day out walking the beaches, seeing the sights or attending a seminar, the Empress of La Jolla is a perfect getaway, and for some, a home away from home.

What you need to know

Hotel Features: The Empress Hotel of La Jolla is an upscale, elegant resort on the southern California coast. Manhattan, an award-winning epicurean restaurant and lounge is great for a business luncheon, comfortable meal or room service. Guests can enjoy the sun deck and the luxurious setting is conducive to relaxation, whether for pleasure or business. Truly, this is one of the best hotels in La Jolla.

Guest Rooms: With 69 spacious deluxe guest rooms and four luxury suites, the Empress Hotel of La Jolla has something for everyone. There are several different styles in their room layout, all with the comforts of home to ensure their guests' satisfaction. The hotel offers a range of different king- and queen-size beds to accommodate everyone and all rooms come with high-speed wireless internet access, video games console, personal refrigerator, free local calls with toll-free access, voicemail, lavish linens, private bath with robes, workspace with laptop, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, premium cable TV channels and Pay-Per-View movies.

Nearby Attractions: The Empress Hotel La Jolla is centered in a historic city and is within walking distance of one-of-a-kind cosmopolitan stores, fine dining and museums. Local art is shown proudly and the hotel is only a few blocks away from La Jolla Cove, Children‘s Cove, Pacific Beach and Wind and Sea Beach. For the less adventuresome, there’s the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, old town La Jolla, and much more.

Amenities: Guests enjoy an on-site sauna, on-site fitness facility, fully equipped 24-hour business center, complimentary weekday newspapers, valet service, event planning services, catering, tour-booking services, dog sitting/walking service, and laundry and dry-cleaning service.

This hotel is perfect for:

• Beautiful sea-side weddings
• Families traveling to Sea World
• Romantic honeymoons in La Jolla
• Vacationers looking for the best hotel in La Jolla

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 5
Rooms: 73
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 73
Handicap Rooms: 4
Rooms with 1 Bed: 58
Rooms with 2 Beds: 15
Suites: 4
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 3 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 2147 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 83 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 5.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
FEMA Approved: Yes
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 hrs
Nightly Parking: $28
Total Taxes: 12.70%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 12.70%
Food and Beverage Tax: 8.75%
Audio Visual Tax: 8.75%
Parking Fee: 28.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 6.00 Per Person (only for prepaid groups)
Additional Person Fee: 20.00 Per Person
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 20.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Lindbergh Field - San Diego International Airport - 10 miles awayTaxi - $55 each way, Shuttle available

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttle companies: Cloud 9 Super Shuttle, Access Shuttle - cost approx $45 per person each way to the airport

Breakfast Information

We offer all our Guests a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast each morning on our sundeck.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet Friendly. $25 per day pet fee

Parking Info

Valet Parking

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Cleaning Policies

Enhanced cleanliness and safety measures in place. Contactless check-in available.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Rate fluctuations of Empress Hotel of La Jolla

The chart above shows seasonality of prices for both our group rates and the best individual traveler rates our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was placed. The best group rate shown is 33.4% in April 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $329 in the month of May 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Empress Hotel of La Jolla in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Empress Hotel of La Jolla

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Empress Hotel of La Jolla.

Feel free to use the Empress Hotel of La Jolla meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in La Jolla event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Coral Room 31 x 16 x 8 496--/30--24161512--/--3225--
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Coral Room

Perfect for intimate meetings. Best for conference set up. Most guests prefer lunch on our Sundeck to enjoy the San Diego weather. Lunch can be catered in by local restaurants.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
496 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
31 x 16 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1 Below Ground
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Teleconferencing
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
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Torrey Room 31 x 21 x 8 651--/40--30242216--/--5050--
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Torrey Room

Space is perfect for hospitality room, small casual meetings and training programs. Many groups choose to have lunch on our Sundeck so they can enjoy the San Diego weather. We work with many local caterers for a variety of lunch selections.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
651 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
31 x 21 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1 Below Ground
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Teleconferencing
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
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Garden Terrace 20 x 50 x 8 100083/8358422429245/46080--
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Garden Terrace

Covered outdoor Garden Terrace perfect for private events, socially distanced meetings, or family functions.
Room Type:
Mezzanine
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 50 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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FAQs about Empress Hotel of La Jolla

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Empress Hotel of La Jolla have?

There are 73 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Yes, they have 3 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

We offer all our Guests a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast each morning on our sundeck.

What parking is available at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Valet Parking Not enough parking facilities, according to 58%.

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Can I get a AAA rate at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA Rate Free WiFi 37 Flat Screen TV with Premium Channels Work Desk Coffee and Tea Maker

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior or AARP Rate Superior 2 Queen Beds 2 Queen Sized Beds 37 Inch Flat Screen TV Bathrobes Refrid

Is there a gym at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Located near shopping areas and the beach. Great shopping. Most guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Are there good dining options at Empress Hotel of La Jolla?

Beautiful dining area.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Wifi included. Good wifi.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Kitchenette is acceptable. About half of guests thought the kitchenette was ok.

Testimonials:

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"A joy to finally get a real person on the telephone that was willing to help me. You make finding a hotel that honors "groups" so much easier. She was very polite and helpful." A.S. - Norwalk, CT

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