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Grande Colonial La Jolla
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Greenfield MA
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Grand Colonial is a lovely old world style hotel nicely kept up to date. We had a great view of the ocean out one large window. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The location is very convenient. Do not expect a great beach in easy walking distance but the cove is gorgeous.

Room Tip: Room 505 was large, quiet and had an ocean view out 1 window(right next to the bed)
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Julie C - "Perfect" is exactly the word I hope to hear from all of our guests after they have visited the Grande Colonial. I'm so glad you had a perfect stay. If I could move the beach that is two blocks away a little closer, believe me I would. Next time, just let our bell and valet staff know that it's a little difficult for you to get to and from and we'll be happy to take you in our golf cart. Until the next time, I thank you again for your positive comments. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We enjoyed staying in this hotel. The valet parking was excellent and we enjoyed visiting about the area with them. We had a 2nd floor room with a king size bed. The room and bathroom were smaller than some other chain hotel rooms, but the charm and location made up for that. It is a block from the ocean and many restaurant options are also nearby.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear IowaKel - I am very happy to read your comments and I thank you for the feedback. I'm happy to hear how much you enjoyed our hotel and the community. Thank you for the positive comments about our valet staff. They are truly some of our best ambassadors and are so knowledgeable about the area and what to see and do! Happy to hear that came out during your visit. Come back and see us again soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Okanagan Falls, Canada
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely historic Inn in downtown La Jolla. Our room was beautifully decorated and included a partial ocean view and nice outdoor patio close to the pool. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. The Nine Ten restaurant just off the Lobby offers good choices for breakfast. It is an easy walk to a nice variety of shops, the beach and the Contemporary Art Museum. I would definitely stay here again!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Lynn J - Thanks for the kind comments you posted about your recent stay here in La Jolla. You certainly traveled a great distance so I'm happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. It sounds as if you truly experienced much of what there is to see and do in the La Jolla Village...although I'm sure you only scratched the surface. Therefore, you'll need to come back again soon and continue exploring the shops, restaurants and museums renowned to our community. Until then, thank you again. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Grande Colonial in February 2014. We stayed in one of the garden view suites. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. We did not have any issues with noise, despite being on the ground level. Our room was a bit bright in the morning despite the curtains. The location of this hotel is PERFECT. You are in the middle of the best part of La Jolla and can walk to all the great restaurants and shops, as well as to the beach! We spent some time lounging by the hotel pool, which was clean and comfortable. We ordered food and drinks by the pool during the day, as well as dined in the hotel restaurant, Nine-Ten, one night and the food was always fantastic. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you, Andrea D, for taking the time to post a review about your recent experience staying at the Grande Colonial. I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the hotel and our prime location in the middle of all that La Jolla has to offer. I'm also glad you had the chance to experience our NINE-TEN Restaurant. It truly is one of the best in town. Thank you again and hope to see you back soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Grande Colonial does not feel like you are staying at a typical hotel at all. Location is a few steps from gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. Nearby areas were ripe with fantastic breakfast spots, and plenty of tourist-friendly restaurants and shops. We had a few mishaps with the room extras but the staff is very attentive and took care of us immediately. Make sure to use the luxurious Kashwere robes after a hot shower.

Room Tip: Small pool, no fitness center, no spa but that's not the purpose of this place. Stay here and en...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear HoochBrenner. Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Grande Colonial while visiting from Thailand. While I’m sorry to hear about the few “mishaps”, I’m happy our staff took good care to resolve your issues. Thanks for the positive feedback about our hotel and I hope you’ll be back again the next time you visit the United States. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

After a weekend in Palm Springs, we decided that we wanted to spend a day seeing the Pacific. Ocean View Junior Suite was expansive with views of the ocean from two walls of windows. Nicest for us was waking up to a nice ocean view and the proximity to the coast where we could enjoy walks and visits to the seals and sea lion populations around La Jolla. Staff was very attentive.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Dear Brian U - So happy to hear that you extended your Southern California vacation and included La Jolla on your itinerary. We are so close to Palm Springs yet so different, so I'm glad to hear you had the opportunity to experience both destinations. Thanks for the comments about our facilities and our staff. We hope you'll choose to stay longer then next time you're out west. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Charming hotel with location that cannot be beat, and very nice staff. Comfortable but small sized rooms that are nicely outfitted - perhaps a tad cramped and not unusual for a historic property. Could get a bit noisy if on a lower floor. Overall a very pleasant stay and did not encounter any ghosts!

Room Tip: Request a room on a higher floor if a light sleeper. Perhaps a good idea to avoid rooms close to the...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Baselboy - I couldn't be more disappointed to hear that throughout your entire stay, you didn't encounter any of ghosts or haunted happenings. We will try harder next time to ensure that those guests who we just cannot get to check out give you at least a sign of their eternal presence. But in all seriousness, I thank you for taking the time to post your comments and am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and staff. We take great pride in the service we deliver and I'm glad to hear that came through during your visit. Best regards, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Property: Grande Colonial La Jolla
Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4198
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Business Hotel in La Jolla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — 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). 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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