The glorious San Diego sunshine is calling your name from the Empress Hotel!

Experience California comfort at this charming boutique hotel in the scenic village of La Jolla, California. The Empress is a pet-friendly hotel situated just steps from the San Diego Area's famous sandy beaches and downtown La Jolla, while also being only minutes from popular attractions like SeaWorld and Torrey Pines golf course. The Empress Hotel has no hidden fees and the perfect location to embark on an unforgettable vacation or business trip.

Enjoy a charming hotel that combines the beachside style of Southern California with exceptional customer service and deluxe amenities. Designed for true comfort, spacious guestrooms feature plush beds, crisp linens, 37" flat-screen televisions, personal refrigerators, and complimentary WiFi. Spa Suites offer even more style with separate living rooms, jacuzzi style whirlpool tubs, and wet bars.


Offering two function rooms to host meetings and events, our La Jolla hotel close to nearby beaches is the perfect location to host your next function for business or pleasure. Our Torrey Meeting Room measures 610-square feet, while our Coral Meeting Room consists of 500-square feet of event space. Featuring sophisticated audio and visual equipment, our flexible meeting facilities have everything you need to ensure a smooth presentation in a comfortable environment. 
Catering is available, and the two main meeting spaces can be configured in a number of ways to meet your specifications whether you're hosting a board meeting or family banquet. Plus, our sales team will help you organize every detail so you and your guests can rest easy knowing you'll have a successful La Jolla event.  We have additional spacing in our Garden Patio and Courtyard.


With a dramatic setting along the Pacific coast, seaside La Jolla is the ultimate wedding destination. This charming hotel offers professional facilities so guests can host unforgettable intimate gatherings and rehearsal dinners. Gourmet catering is available to make every meal or cocktail reception a special occasion. In addition, the events team can help newlyweds plan out the details and secure a block of guestrooms so their friends and family can feel right at home during a California dream wedding.


Enjoy a classic Italian dinner at the onsite restaurant, Manhattan of La Jolla that offers a wide-ranging menu of pasta, steaks, and seafood in a romantic setting. Savor a delicious Caesar salad made tableside, homemade eggplant parmigiana, or just relax with a glass of fine wine. Don't feel like eating out? Guests staying at The Empress Hotel can order room service directly from Manhattan of La Jolla. Room service is available nightly for dinner and three days-a-week for lunch. On weekends, a piano player adds to the atmosphere, and during the afternoons from 4 to 6 pm, guests can enjoy happy hour in the bar on weeknights.

Special Offers

  • Romance Package

Escape to the stunning beaches of the San Diego area with that special someone with an exclusive offer from our La Jolla hotel. Stroll hand in hand along the sandy coastline, take in a spectacular sunset over the Pacific Ocean, and enjoy all La Jolla has to offer with your loved one. To begin your romantic getaway, we will welcome you with a complimentary bottle of champagne, chocolates from La Jolla's Elegant Truffle Chocolaterie, and rose petals decorating your stylish, La Jolla-inspired hotel room.

Package includes:

  • Overnight Accommodations for Two
  • Bottle of champagne and chocolates upon arrival
  • Rose petal welcome

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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.


Save on deluxe hotel accommodations with exclusive special offers from our charming Empress Hotel La Jolla. With personalized amenities and boutique European-style lodging with no hidden fees, guests can indulge in a wide range of activities from romantic walks on the beach to a fun day in the San Diego sun. Whether you are staying for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, our La Jolla hotel has the package for you to get the most out of your next California visit.


Amenities at a Glance:

Management Info:
Gay friendly

Mixed Gay/Straight

In Room Facilities/Services:
Coffee / Tea Pot
Internet Access
Laundry Service

On Property Facilities/Services:
Meeting Rooms
Room Service


Commitment Ceremony Planning / Hosting:


Children Welcome:

Pets Allowed:


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