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Colorado Springs
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We have stayed at the Grande Colonial for many years (and hope to continue) -- since we moved from LaJolla in 1999. It is a lovely boutique hotel full of history and charm. Unfortunately the dining area and gathering rooms are not air conditioned and we were there during the heat and humidity wave. It was very uncomfortable and those...

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

Dear F8330HTnancyc: Well let me first welcome you back to La Jolla. I hope the community is everything you remember from when you lived here. Thank you very much for all of your years of loyalty and continued patronage. We appreciate it very much. I am very sorry about the recent heat issues San Diego experienced. As you know, the...

Reston, United States
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I loved the classic Hollywood feel of this hotel, with beautiful old architecture updated with beautiful marble flooring and wonderful furnishings. I had never stayed at the Grande Colonial before and initially was attracted to the very reasonable rate. But it was such a gem, and I was very pleasantly surprised at the high end feel and finishes. The room...

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Dear Cynthia: I am delighted to read your comments about your recent visit. 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 of our facade and lobby, our true hallmark is our warm, friendly staff and gracious service. We take pride in...

Vacaville, California
Reviewed 15 September 2015

My husband and I stayed two nights. Although we were in town for a niece's wedding which was a 5-minute walk from the hotel, we found the location of the hotel perfect for shopping, eating, and enjoying the ocean and beach. The staff is excellent. A hair dryer and fridge were delivered to our room right after check-in and we...

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Dear Irene: Congratulations on the marriage of your niece. I hope you were able to have a memorable day celebrating this special time with family and friends. I'm very happy to hear how much you enjoyed our hotel, location, facilities and amenities. I'm just sorry about some of the lighting issues you experienced but glad that you brought them to...

San Diego
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I would gladly stay here again, but was disappointed by the noisy pipes in our room. They whined all night long and woke us up early in the morning. We stayed in a Garden Suite, room 131. It was a perfect size, both beds were really comfortable, beautiful furnishings, grounds, and location. Just bring some earplugs to sleep if you...

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Dear 891angelaf: I am so very sorry to hear about the noise issues you experienced during your recent stay with us. Please know that our engineers are taking a look at those pipes right away to determine what the issue may be. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I know a member of my team has reached out...

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I was upgraded to a suite because of issues with the first room. Problems with WiFi, TV and AC in the second room. Staff was very helpful. Still. It was annoying. Location is great but the hotel need some upgrading.

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Dear Noel1943: I am sorry to hear about the WiFi and TV issues you experienced during your recent visit. Those things should never happen but I'm glad that my staff was there quickly and able to move you to another room. We are indeed a historic hotel but we are committed to making sure the hotel is kept up-to-date and...

Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend ! Best location, 2 min away from the main ocean promenade .Sits on a little hill , overlooking the ocean! Plan for the sunset cocktail or the sunrise yoga.. The hotel is fully renovated in classical style while preserving the warm atmosphere of Southern Californian life . Beautifully decorated rooms, comfortable beds. Try the hotel restaurant " Ten"...

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

Dear Marshaici: Thank you so very much for the positive comments you provided about your recent visit. We are indeed a historic hotel in the heart of the Village of La Jolla but are committed to continuously making improvements, while maintaining our historic charm. I also appreciate your recommendation of our NINE-TEN Restaurant. Our Chef Jason Knibb is still basking...

Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This boutique hotel is very pretty but the rooms were small albeit quiet. There was questionable vacuuming as the floor had grit and even an old dead spider right by bed. Very dusty. I don't usually have allergies but my throat and ears itched from beginning. The view was nice and we had corner room with 2 windows. The location...

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

Dear penguinshell: Needless to say, I am very sorry to read your comments. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and clearly we failed to do that during your visit. I would welcome the chance to speak with you personally to discuss your comments in greater detail. If you are so inclined, you can reach me directly at (858) 729-5380...

La Jolla, California
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a stunning hotel that was completely restored several decades ago. It is a classic, decorated in 'period' furniture, with an incredibly accommodating staff. It is in a perfect location, on the edge of the Village, within two blocks of Mary Ellen Scripps Park along the shoreline. It can be no less than the second best in La Jolla,...

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

Dear Papafish92037: Who better to provide an endorsement of our hotel than someone who has lived in our neighborhood for the past 40 years? I'm delighted to read all of your wonderful comments about our location and, particularly, our staff. While our location and rich history here in La Jolla cannot be beat, our true hallmark is our warm, gracious...

Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 12 September 2015

From our arrival, to our departure, everything about this hotel was first class. Courteous and prompt staff (valet, housekeeping, bartender, etc.), great location and excellent restaurant and bar! We will return!

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Dear Jose - I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel so much during your first stay with us and that you will return in the future. I appreciate the comments about our valet, housekeeping and bartending staff. I will be sure to share your feedback with our entire management team. We look forward to your next...

Westchester
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We had to do a little getaway because our house was being remodeled. First trip with 5 month old son. Kelly was super helpful & accommodating with the reservations. Loved the history of hotel and great location. Rooms are a bit small but fit us, our giant stroller and Bjorn swing (on the ottoman)! We opted for the ocean view...

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Dear findmeintahiti: Your review is exactly the kind of review I look forward to reading here on TripAdvisor. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and it sounds as if we accomplished that for you and your family. Being the father of 3 boys, I know firsthand what it's like to travel with young children. I'm so glad our accommodations...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

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Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: RM1,045 - RM1,523 (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 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Family Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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