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A Perfectly-Located Downtown Hotel Near La Jolla Cove

Conveniently situated downtown in walking distance of La Jolla Cove, 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 by foot.
Nearby Destinations in San Diego Just Minutes Away
Beyond the beaches and shops of La Jolla there is an abundance of fun family sights, outdoor activities, historic landmarks, world-class golf, and more, all just minutes away in San Diego. Conveniently access Southern California freeways from our hotel in downtown La Jolla for attractions in 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 (SAN)
  • Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA)
  • Amtrak - Santa Fe Depot (SAN)

Area Attractions

  • La Jolla Beaches
  • SeaWorld
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
  • Downtown La Jolla
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course
    • La Jolla Cove

Colleges & Universities

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