La Jolla

$169 – San Diego Hotel incl. Parking & Bottle of Wine

Empress Hotel La Jolla
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Secure your travel dates now and, if you need to cancel your booking, you can do so 48 hours prior to check-in without fees.

Toss the valet your keys (don't worry, it's complimentary) — you won't be needing your car. With a location this central, you'll be walking to some of La Jolla's most popular beaches, taquerias, boutiques and coffee shops. Travelzoo members save 40% on stays into December, including rarely discounted late-summer dates, and receive exclusive extras.

What's Included

  • Stay Sundays-Thursdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 16, 2021
  • $169 per night ... Superior King Room
  • Upgrade to a Double Queen Room for +$15.50 per night
  • Travelzoo member perks:
    • Daily valet parking (reg. $28)
    • One welcome bottle of wine ($20 value)
  • Note: Due to local guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

What You Need to Know

  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hour prior to arrival
  • Two-night minimum stay required
  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests
  • Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding
  • No resort fee 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

"Great location. Big, clean room."
May 16, 2021 - Oceanside, CA, USA
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A member-favorite spot heralded by past guests for its central location, large rooms, cleanliness and friendly staff
  • The art galleries and upscale shops along Prospect Street are a two-minute walk from the hotel
  • A 12-minute stroll brings you to the craggy shoreline of La Jolla Cove, a popular spot for seals
  • Stay with confidence — read more about the hotel’s enhanced safety and cleaning procedures


The affluent seaside community of La Jolla is a quintessential California town. Filled with sunny days and coastal views, this San Diego neighborhood has everything from surfing to seals to shopping. The Empress Hotel La Jolla offers comfortable accommodations within walking distance of the beach, shops and eateries of the tony town.

The five-story building has retro charm from the outside, with the name emblazoned in throwback script at the top of the beige and white striped building. Inside, the hotel has an up-to-date décor emphasizing the proximity to the Pacific with shades of sand and teal. Framed photographs of seaside vistas can be found throughout. All rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave, and Wi-Fi is included in the nightly rate.

Just a two-minute walk from the hotel brings you to the middle of Prospect Street lined with art galleries, boutiques and cafes. If it's views of Mother Nature you’re after, a less-than-15-minute stroll brings you to the craggy shoreline of La Jolla Cove, a popular spot for seals and sea lions to splash and play in their natural environment. If you time it right, you may catch one of La Jolla's famously stunning sunsets.

Order room service or check out the restaurant for yourself — The Manhattan Restaurant of La Jolla serves up traditional Italian fare. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Guests must call the hotel prior to arrival to provide a mobile phone number or email address to receive contactless check-in instructions.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $25 plus tax per pet per night.
Maximum weight: 40 pounds.

Fees: Valet service fee: $28 plus tax per day.

Valet parking includes in and out privileges.

Note: The valet parking fee will be waived when booking the "Travelzoo Deal" rate.

Additional details: Due to local and state guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

  • Housekeeping services by request only (automatic stayover cleaning services are not available)
  • The hotel has a new secured, contactless check-in process. Guests will receive a text or email on day of arrival to check-in online and save time.

A message from the hotel:

"The safety and well-being of our guests and staff is always a top priority. We follow all guidelines with enhanced housekeeping measures, hand sanitizing stations and will continue to monitor and add new protocols based on recommendations."

40% Off

$169 / night


When You Can Go

Sundays-Thursdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 16

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(124 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Empress Hotel, La Jolla (CA) over the past 31 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nice hotel paying attention to a lot of details .
Pauline May 29, 2021 Alhambra, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms with large and clean. Area was quiet. Many restaurants within walking distance. Short walk to the beach. Steph was friendly and accommodating. High end restaurant in the hotel.
john May 29, 2021 HUNTINGTN BCH, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel staff was welcoming and helpful. The room was clean and spacious and well-appointed. The location was perfect. We could walk everywhere. Parking was convenient and secured.
Morgan May 15, 2021 Burbank, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Big, clean room.
Robert May 16, 2021 Oceanside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Went for a girls weekend and we loved the hotel. It was close to everything, walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops,etc. The room was large and very clean. The bed and bedding were soft and comfortable,so were their towels. the staff was great, their restaurant on site was amazing!! I am already planning a trip back! My new La Jolla Spot!
Mary May 18, 2021 Sylmar, CA, USA
Other Comments
The staff was very accommodating.
Jennifer May 20, 2021 Bakersfield, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely rooms however the lobby needs some p-zazz. Lobby is gloomy. The rooms are beautiful.
James May 15, 2021 Chiriaco Summit, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice hotel conveniently located in La Jolla. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Was a little disappointed that at this stage of the pandemic housekeeping is only available upon request.
Other Comments
Just realized we never got our complimentary bottle of wine as promised in our initial resevervation.
Michael May 08, 2021 Peoria, AZ, USA
Other Comments
WiFi not very good
Michael Apr 23, 2021 Santa Maria, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was more than we have expected, from check-in to check-out and everything in between. Thank you.
Bick May 11, 2021 Brea, CA, USA

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