Empress La Jolla

7766 Fay AvenueLa Jolla92037USA
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About Empress La Jolla

Guests staying at the Empress La Jolla hotel, La Jolla, California, can enjoy a few al-fresco cocktails on the hotel’s garden terrace and those looking to pamper themselves can have a relaxing massage in the comfort of their own room.

The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, coffee makers, hairdryers, air-conditioning units, minifridges, microwaves, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi.

The Empress La Jolla hotel offers elegant and comfortable accommodation with 73 rooms, a restaurant, and bar/lounge in addition to a fitness center. Valet parking is also available.

The Manhattan Restaurant offers a wide range of popular Italian dishes as well as freshly prepared breakfasts whilst guests can enjoy light snacks and an extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages  at the bar.

La Jolla Cove, Birch Aquarium and Windansea Beach are all in close proximity to the hotel. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Torrey Pines Golf Course and SeaWorld are also close by.


7766 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 92037, USA
Telephone: +1(858)4543001 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Short walk to the beach and amenities.

The hotel is situated a short stroll away from the coast and many of the beaches which the guests found very convenient. Its central downtown location also means that it is within walking distance of many restaurants, bars and cafes as well as grocery stores.

Modern and well-equipped rooms.

The rooms have been described as having a pleasant modern decor and guests appreciated having all the necessary mod-cons in their rooms such as microwaves and fridges which made it easy for them to store and prepare food. The bathrooms were also said to be well-presented with up-to-date fixtures and fittings.

High level of service.

Guests complimented the service they received from the staff, often mentioning them by their names and stating that they were made to feel welcome and at ease for the duration of their stay. Front-desk staff were described as accommodation and often gave guests helpful advice about the local area.

Negative Reviews

Unimpressive exterior.

Many of the guests said that their first impression of the hotel wasn't very favorable due to the poor appearance of the exterior. The facade was said to be rather dated and tired-looking with many observing that it had obviously not been renovated for quite some time.

Uninspiring views.

Not all of the rooms have picturesque views as some guests were disappointed to find that their windows looked out onto the car park. If you are keen on a scenic view it's advisable to let staff know prior to booking.

Wi-Fi issues.

The Wi-Fi connection was said to be very weak in rooms located at the back of the hotel which meant that guests had to take their devices closer to the reception area in order to connect to the internet.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1700 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
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    9.0 /10
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    8.0 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 1700 reviews