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910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4198
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#4 of 23 hotels in La Jolla
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Located just 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, the Grande Colonial is the only Four Diamond property in the seaside Village of La Jolla. Offering classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel and commanding views of the California coastline, the property 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 97 non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces). With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for travelers to La Jolla.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
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Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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David A wrote a review Sep 24
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions3 helpful votes
Wonderful historic hotel ideally located to enjoy the charms of La Jolla. The room was spacious and well equipped. Making towels available for beach use was very handy and access to the local gym was terrific - way better than the usual in-house hotel gym...
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Michael H wrote a review Sep 13
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We booked two nights at the Grande Colonial as part of our 28th anniversary celebration in San Diego. We were blown away by the hotel: great rooms, fantastic service, amazing location. You can feel the history in the hotel but it still has so many modern conveniences. Our room and view was fantastic. The pool area was wonderful. Food and drink were amazing. Not only would I recommend this hotel to anyone staying in La Jolla, we are encouraging our kids to consider it for a wedding! We will definitely be back!
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Live2See1992: I couldn't be more pleased to read your comments about your recent visit to La Jolla. While our historic charm, world-class dining, and prime location speak for themselves, I must say that our true hallmark is the friendly, personalized service our team provides. I appreciate you recognizing their efforts. We look forward to your next visit, and we do hope your kids will at the very least consider us for the wedding or related events. We'd love to provide a proposal. Until then, thank you again for all the wonderful feedback. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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Mimi wrote a review Sep 21
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Our stay at the Grande Colonial in La Jolla could not have been a more enjoyable experience with stunning views of the ocean from our room #201, attentive staff who are professional and friendly, plush towels and comfortable beds, and the most delicious meals brought to us by room service. This is a high end luxury hotel and we can’t wait to return!
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you very much, mindyhH3123LS. I am so pleased to read your comments and to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and I'm delighted to hear that we accomplished that for you. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back for that return visit soon. Until then, thanks again. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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Becky M wrote a review Sep 21
Arizona143 contributions116 helpful votes
We made a quick trip to La Jolla in August to get away from the Phoenix heat. We took an Uber to the hotel, got an early check-in, then set out to explore. It was so wonderful being with a few blocks of the beach, and near some fantastic restaurants, bars, and shops. We had a room with an ocean view, and would enjoy a drink in our room each evening. I can't say enough about this wonderful hotel.
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Becky: Happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit from Arizona. I'm sure being so close to the ocean was a nice retreat from the desert heat. Thank you very much for sharing your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We do appreciate your recommendation and hope you'll return from the Phoenix heat again soon. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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Eric J wrote a review Sep 21
Herradura, Costa Rica20 contributions10 helpful votes
Great hotel, the location is perfect and is boutique so you get personalize world class service. The staff is very kind, friendly, knowledgable and the valet workers all called me by name. My room had an awesome ocean view. It's a first class hotel at a fair price. I highly recommend it.
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Response from Grande Colonial , General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla
Responded 4 days ago
Dear EricJ36: I am very happy to read the comments about your recent stay with us. It sounds as if we did exactly what we strive to do each and every day: provide friendly service, top-notch accommodations and facilities and a location that can't be beat. Indeed we are not your typical cookie-cutter hotel. While the location speaks for itself, our true hallmark is our friendly staff and the personalized service we provide each and every guest. Thank you very much for your recognition of that. We hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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Lynn H wrote a review Sep 19
Houston, United States3 contributions1 helpful vote
We were very happy with this hotel and will stay here again in the future. Great location where you can walk to lots of restaurants, shops and La Jolla Cove to look at the Sea Lions and beach. The staff is very friendly as well.
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Lynn: I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit to La Jolla. While our prime location speaks for itself, I appreciate very much your recognition of our staff. We strive to provide a team that is warm, gracious and genuinely-friendly and it sounds as if that came through during your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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IslandWriter2 wrote a review Sep 15
Washington, DC6 contributions6 helpful votes
Fabulous location. Warm, welcoming staff. Comfortable, spacious room with ocean views. Great restaurant in hotel. Relaxing pool. Quiet ambiance. We’ll definitely return for our next trip. Perfect La Jolla vacation!
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Dear IslandWriter2: On behalf of our entire staff, thank you so very much for the 5-Star rating and for taking the time to share feedback about your recent visit. I am so happy that our accommodations, dining, and amazing location exceeded your expectations. But more importantly, thank you for the recognition of our staff and the service you received. We are delighted to hear that we have earned your loyalty for your future travels to La Jolla. Hope that is sooner than later. Thanks again. Kim Avant, General Manager
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Ericgator wrote a review Sep 12
Alachua, Florida140 contributions51 helpful votes
I spent three nights at the Grande Colonial in La Jolla, CA for a business conference earlier this month, and was very impressed by the resort and it's staff. My room (#409), overlooked the road, so it wasn't the most desirable view, and during the day, it could get fairly loud, but at night, I was never bothered once by any sounds outside. The bed was comfortable and the amenities in the room were very nice (Keuirig, TV with a good range of channels and a spacious bathroom with many different personal items for my use. The meeting space was nicely situated, clean and quiet. The property itself is sprawled over more space than I originally believed it to be and the exterior was very well maintained. I never did get in the pool, but it looked very clean and inviting. The food, though mostly served buffet style (breakfast and lunch) was very tasty and plentiful with lots of options. I was able to eat at the on-site Michelin rated restaurant, Nine/Ten and the food was extremely well prepared and though ALL a la carte, was plentiful. Very nice place to spend time in La Jolla and I will stay there again in the future if I am in need of accommodations in that area.
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Dear Ericgator: Thank you very much for sharing feedback about your recent business trip to our hotel. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the property and our event facilities. But most importantly, thank you for the recognition of our staff. We take great pride in delivering warm, gracious, and genuinely-friendly service at all touch points. I will be sure to share your comments about the food in our NINE-TEN Restaurant (and catering) with Chef Jason Knibb. We look forward to having you back again in the future, whether that be for business or for pleasure. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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rhskitt wrote a review Sep 1
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Everything was perfect, including the paired dinner at 9 10. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary and the evening was perfect. Staff was friendly, very attentive and handle my requested extras very professionally.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Rhskitt: Happy belated anniversary. Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your incredible milestone with us here in La Jolla. I am so pleased to hear how memorable the occasion was for you. I will be sure to share all your lovely comments with our entire team, to include the staff at our NINE-TEN Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback. Looking forward to the opportunity to welcome you back. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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toppingcat wrote a review Aug 2022
Katonah22 contributions24 helpful votes
Perfectly located to town and shoreline strolls. Lovely facility, use of beach chairs and towels, great views, friendly staff. Parking...ugh. Either you pay the daily rate or hassle on the street. Definitely worth the stay.
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Dear Toppingcat: Thank you very much for the five stars, and for all the great feedback about our location, amenities and, most importantly, our staff. We appreciate you sharing these comments for others to read, and hope you'll have the chance to stay with us again in the future. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grande Colonial La Jolla
Which popular attractions are close to Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Nearby attractions include La Jolla Cove (0.3 miles), Ellen Browning Scripps Park (0.2 miles), and Children's Pool (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bobboi Natural Gelato, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and Girard Gourmet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Grande Colonial La Jolla located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of La Jolla.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grande Colonial La Jolla offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (1.7 miles) and Bedrock Mortar (metate Stone) (0.4 miles).