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Welcome to the Empress Hotel

The Jewel of Southern California

Experience California comfort at our charming boutique hotel in the scenic village of La Jolla, California. We are a pet-friendly hotel with a signature Hotel Beach Concierge service, where guest can request beach supplies for use anytime during their stay. The Empress Hotel is situated just steps from the San Diego Area's famous sandy beaches and downtown La Jolla, only minutes from popular attractions like SeaWorld and Torrey Pines golf course. Our boutique hotel is the perfect location to embark on an unforgettable vacation or business trip.

Whether you are visiting for a weekend or a few weeks, you'll experience exceptional service with friendly hotel staff and attractive hotel rooms and suites with touches of European style.

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Charming Hotel just Steps from La Jolla Cove

Conveniently located just minutes from stunning Pacific beaches and beautiful Downtown La Jolla, our boutique hotel offers guests an ideal location to explore the San Diego area.

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  • Great experience

    "Great location. Walking distance to the cove and village. Having a valet which was really convenient. Very clean hotel. Great friendly staff. Shames was very very Nice and helpful. My experience was great."
    -Sadi M

  • Empress Saved our Anniversary Trip, Thank you!!

    "My husband and I visited La Jolla for our 20th anniversary. Our Air BnB reservation fell through in a very bad way, and we had to find a hotel for the next six nights, STAT. While my husband was dealing with Air BnB, I set out to search for something in the same area so we could..."

  • The Room Even Had A Piano

    "Came to La Jolla for a quick weekend trip from Los Angeles. Read all the good reviews and decided to give The Empress a try. Glad I did. The hotel is on the corner of Fay and Silverado in the heart of La Jolla Village, within easy walking distance of all the Village stores and restaurants and La Jolla Cove."

  • Amazing European Experience in La Jolla

    "From the moment I booked this hotel the staff, mainly Shamiss, was professional, courteous and exceeded my expectations! The Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the city, making the best restaurants, coffee shops and stores in easy walking distance..."

  • Lovely historic hotel close to everything in La Jolla.

    "This is a gorgeous renovated hotel right in the middle of La Jolla. Parking is not available but they do have curbside valet and there is a parking garage over the road. We were lucky to be there on a Sunday so we were able to park free on the road until the morning. They have the yummiest cookies at check-in"-Vivienne N