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Boutique Stays in La Jolla

Empress Hotel is dedicated to making your time in La Jolla a good one. Starting August 1, our hotel will have a resort fee which helps us provide a multitude of amenities for your convenience. Wake up and enjoy our daily continental breakfast featuring a fresh selection of morning favorites, gourmet coffee, and tea. Our fee will even provide daily parking for one vehicle (when booked directly through our website). Being a pet-friendly hotel, Empress even offers a warm welcome to your furry family members with nearby access to dog parks and trails!

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Everything You Need...

iconNon-Smoking Property

iconOn-site restaurant

iconOn-site Bar & Lounge

iconMeetings rooms

iconEV+ Tesla Charging Stations

iconIn La Jolla Village

iconConcierge Services

iconBusiness Center

iconComplimentary Wi-Fi

iconFitness center

iconAir Conditioning

icon24-hour Front Desk Staff

iconGuest laundry facilities

iconGarden Patio

iconValet parking ($28 per night)

iconRoom Service

iconBeach Concierge

iconPet Friendly ($35 for the first three nights, and $15 per night thereafter)

*The Empress Hotel received the Green Eco-Leaf Rating and is also a certified member of the California Green Lodging Program.

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Boutique Lifestyle

Start your day off in deautiful La Jolla with a free newspaper in our lobby that is outfitted with WiFi, or inquire with our friendly concierge desk to get tips for exploring La Jolla and San Diego attractions. Valet parking is available and a business center provides a valuable space to get work done.


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Enjoy AuthenticItalian Cuisine

Order room service directly to your room, or dine-in on gourmet Italian cuisine like pastas and steaks at our comfortable onsite restaurant, Manhattan of La Jolla, where guests can also relax with a cocktail and enjoy the sounds of live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays or visit for happy hour Sunday through Mondays from 4 to 6 pm.


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Meeting & Events

With two comfortable event spaces featuring audio and visual equipment, our hotel is the perfect location for La Jolla meetings, pre and post weddings, and special events. Onsite catering is available and our professional meeting planning staff will help you organize a successful event.



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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