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“A++++++++++Awsome Hotel and Staff!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Grande Colonial La Jolla
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037   |  
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Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Yorba Linda, California
1 review
“A++++++++++Awsome Hotel and Staff!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Our family has never been to La Jolla and found that this hotel had the best reviews and at a great rate. Our stay was amazing!!!! The valet and bellman staff was exceptionally nice, even offered us to use a couple of boogie boards and chairs for the day. We took them up on the boards and had fun. It is located by all the shops, restraunts, minutes from the cove. Everyone there makes you feel welcome. We had a 2 queen room for my husband and I and our 2 daughters and was plenty of room. We went through San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours to rent snorkel gear for the day and then went on a kayak tour another day. Will definately be coming back again. The best deal in town and the best service!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Very comfortable hotel. Food good, staff great. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We had a comfortable king size room (#107). The staff was extremely friendly and informative. The room as well as the hotel lobby and grounds were very clean and stylish. For only a block away from the beach and being near it all, you can't beat the price!

Room Tip: We didn't mind, but room 107 does not have a view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The room we had was lovely, lots of room, beautiful grand hotel. Restaurant food was fabulous, great location, close to everything.! Quite enjoyable.

Room Tip: We traveled with my two teenagers and my husband so we had Two Queens' and a roll away, the room...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nogales, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

As usual, the Grand Colonial was fantastic!! The front desk accomodated us an upgrade when we said we had and extra guest- at no charge! Benny the Bellman greeted us by name, as we have been visiting every summer for 15 years. The bar/restaurant is great...the locals like to hang out there, resulting in neighborhood bar kind of feel...I don't know what "Marcel1359" is moaning about....the best beach with privacy is to the left of the seals...of course, Benny takes us there every time- who needs to walk?? thanx, GC- we will see you again next year!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The hotel is quite nice (but somewhat pricey) and the staff is very attentive. Our room was smallish (with a silly completely unusable 2nd closet - the wall should be taken down and replaced with a sitting area or the like) but the a/c was noisy - just below the level where we would have deemed it necessary to request a room change. There is no nice beach within easy walking distance (unless you are a seal and enjoy sprawling on boulders).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The hotel itself looked a living museum on the inside, the lobby was gorgeous and the elevator was beautifully finished in dark oak and brass. The room was decorated in style and quality with the rest of the horel and was very spacious with a glorious view of the ocean. The staff could not have been more helpful, nicer or down to earth. My wife and I would go back there in minute. The "only" negative was that it was not on the beach but in the middle of the village with all the shops and restaurants, a compromise we could manage.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#3 On the Beach Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grande Colonial La Jolla 4*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the seaside Village of La Jolla, just 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, the Four Diamond Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel. For more than a century, the Grande Colonial has been one of the most esteemed hotels in San Diego. But beyond the turn of the century architecture, our true hallmark is our warm, friendly staff and gracious service. We take pride in preserving the heritage laid down by our founders more than 100 years ago by providing the finest experience in first class accommodations. And just as those founders envisioned in 1913, the Grande Colonial remains today a classic hotel that rivals anything in the West.Commanding views of the California coastline, the Grande Colonial overlooks the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is ideally located just steps away from miles of beautiful beaches renowned to Southern California. Within walking distance are world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment and within a short drive are an abundance of golf, recreation and visitor attractions.The hotel features 93 air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces). Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is also available in each of the guest rooms and suites and throughout all public spaces.Over 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor, ocean-view meeting and special event space beckons those groups seeking the intimacy and personalized service of a boutique property – all against a backdrop of La Jolla’s ocean vistas.A heated outdoor pool, valet parking, complimentary bottled water, bathrobes and evening turndown service are just a few of the luxuries guests will enjoy.On-site is the acclaimed NINE-TEN Restaurant, offering the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. Led by Chef Jason Knibb (a 2011 Iron Chef challenger) and Pastry Chef Rachel King, the restaurant’s Evolving California Cuisine features the best of the harvest from local artisan farmers where produce is selected daily. Recognized by ZAGAT as “exceptional to extraordinary”, NINE-TEN is also a winner of the 2012 Best Hotel Restaurant in San Diego award and boasts a Wine Spectator-awarded wine list. Breakfast and lunch are served daily and dinner is served nightly.With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for travelers to La Jolla. ... more   less 
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