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Traverse City, United States
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My husband and i were traveling to the San Diego area for our nephew's graduation from Marine Corp Boot Camp. We had driven through La Jolla and found the town very charming years ago. We extended the weekend and found it to be a great decision based on our location and accommodations. Everything about our stay was perfect, the room,...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is beautiful and the staff deliver- their service was among the best I've had around the world at other luxury hotels. But the rooms are old, the bathrooms are tiny, the sheets are not high quality, and some rooms are musty.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear MaryaD: Let me begin by saying thank you very much for the wonderful comments you provided about our staff. Beyond our 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...

Mandeville
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Grande Colonial because the hotels in San Diego were booked. It was a bit out of our way for business but well worth the extra few minutes drive from San Diego. If you are looking for a beautiful location with a friendly and professinoal staff , this is your place. Very comfortable and peaceful.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

On behalf of our entire staff, thank you very much for posting feedback about your recent visit. We are delighted that you stumbled upon us while traveling to San Diego on business. While our prime location speaks for itself, just 12 miles north of downtown and the airport, I appreciate very much your recognition of our staff. We strive to...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 3-year old and I stayed for a few days at the end of the week after Thanksgiving. The location was amazing, walkable to beach and village as well as almost all attractions. The food was also amazing! The hotel is a bit dated and the service was decent. They have a main building, and a separate building called Little...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Thank you very much for providing such comprehensive feedback about your recent visit. I'm delighted to hear how much you and your child enjoyed our hotel and, particularly, our location. I'm glad you enjoyed your suite in our adjacent Little Hotel by the Sea all-suite wing. Each of our 18 "residential-style" suites come equipped with the extra space and amenities...

Torrance, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stay at this hotel every other year for Thanksgiving in the area with relatives. The rooms are large and service are excellent. Also, love the hotel restaurant NineTen, which is always delicious. When in this area, would not stay anywhere else!

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Laurie: Well what more can I say than "thank you"? Not only do we appreciate your continued support and loyalty over the years, we appreciate even more you sharing your sentiment with others here on TripAdvisor who may not yet know where they are staying while visiting the area. Thank you for your endorsement of our hotel, as well...

Carlsbad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Grande for a wedding. Location is excellent. Valet and front office staff were friendly. No refrigerator in room. Room was big and the view was really nice. Cozy lobby with fireplace. We will come back!

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Ktfish: Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Grande Colonial while visiting La Jolla for a wedding. I can't think of a better location than La Jolla to celebrate such a fun and memorable occasion. While I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our staff, your accommodations and the cozy lobby fireplace, I'm sorry...

No City
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is nice, but very dated design and management. It's more disconnected and less service oriented that expected and desired. The rooms are clean, but the systems are noisy and you easily hear between floors and walls.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Seth: I am sorry to hear that your recent experience staying with us did not meet your expectations. We are indeed a historic hotel but we are committed to making constant improvements to the property to keep it updated and modernized, all the while maintaining our historic charm. We are in the beginning stages of planning our next renovation,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vision of Children Foundation just held their 2016 World Symposium at the Grande Colonial. The guests included national and international researchers who met to discuss their work on genetic vision research. The hotel accommodations, food, and staff were exceptional. We could not have asked for a better setting to host this event. The staff was receptive to every request...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Nobhill7: Allow me to first thank you for bringing your recent Symposium to our hotel. I know you have many choices of where to bring your business here in La Jolla and we appreciate very much your support and recognition of the Grande Colonial. I couldn't be more pleased to hear how much you and your attendees enjoyed your...

Burbank, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned again to enjoy a special 4 day holiday at this historic. elegant boutique hotel - very charming, friendly staff...spacious jr suite with oceanview... nice amenities, very good value considering this is a popular expensive area, walking distance to shops, restaurants, best of all the amazing Cove...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear TravellingTiaras: I am so delighted to hear from a repeat guest here on TripAdvisor. Thank you very much for your continued support and loyalty. While our prime location speaks for itself, I appreciate very much your recognition of our staff. We strive to provide excellent service at every touch point. We hope to see you back for yet another...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff of the Grande Colonial is always friendly, willing to help with any services or needs we may have, make us feel welcome and appreciated as guests. We love the proximity to the children's pool, scenic walk, and other interesting shops in LaJolla.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear AirNSea: We are honored to read such a kind review of your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. We are even more ecstatic to hear that you share the same esteem we all have with the property and our surroundings. Our location is ideal, situated in the heart of the Village and within walking distance of all the very...

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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 

Additional Information about Grande Colonial La Jolla

Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4198
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: RM971 - RM1,339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grande Colonial La Jolla 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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#2 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
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#3 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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