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Beautiful Downtown La Jolla Beach Location

Conveniently situated in the perfect La Jolla location, the Empress Hotel encourages you to leave your car with us and take a short stroll to the spectacular nearby beaches and to all that downtown La Jolla has to offer. From swimming and surfing in the Pacific, to shopping at top boutiques and galleries, to eating at some of the best restaurants in Southern California, the Empress Hotel allows you to explore the best of La Jolla on foot!

Top San Diego Attractions Just Minutes Away

Beyond the beaches and shops of La Jolla there is a plethora of fun family sights, outdoor activities, historic landmarks, world-class golf, and more, all just minutes away by car!

With an unbeatable downtown La Jolla location and convenient access to area highways and throughways, guests are just a short trip away to the surrounding beauty and attractions of the greater San Diego area. Enjoy a day at the world famous San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, or play a championship level round of golf at Torrey Pines. Visit a loved one at Scripps Memorial Hospital, your favorite student at UCSD, or live it up with a night out in the Gaslamp District. Everything you want to do on your San Diego area getaway is within close reach.

Airports & Transportation

  • San Diego International Airport
  • Orange County John Wayne Airport (78 miles)
  • Amtrack (13 miles from Station)

Driving Directions From San Diego International Airport

  • Head west on Airport
    Terminal Road.
  • Veer slightly left to stay on Airport Terminal Road.
  • Take the ramp to I-5/Downtown.
  • Merge onto N. Harbor Drive.
  • Turn left onto W. Laurel Street.
  • Take the ramp on the left onto
    I-5 N.
  • Take exit 26A for W.
    La Jolla Parkway.
  • Merge onto La Jolla Parkway.
  • Turn left onto India Street.
  • Continue onto Torrey Pines Road.
  • The Empress Hotel will be on the right side.
  • Continue straight to stay on La Jolla Parkway.
  • Turn right onto Ivanhoe Avenue E.
  • Turn left onto Silverado Street.
  • Turn left onto Fay Avenue.

La Jolla, California Hotel Location Map

La Jolla, California Hotel Location Map

San Diego Area Attractions

  • La Jolla Beaches
  • SeaWorld
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
  • Downtown La Jolla
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • Legoland
California Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities

  • San Diego State University
  • University of San Diego
  • University of California
    San Diego (UCSD)
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego City College
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