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Livermore, California
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Talk about a treasure! This hotel was perfect from the moment I stepped in property. The staff was welcoming and helpful, the valley was courteous and prompt, and the check in experience was a breeze. Front desk staff were friendly and knowledgable, willing to provide recommendations to make my stay more pleasurable. We stayed in room 232, with an entrance...

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

Dear Jettdi - Thank you very much for your nice comments about your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. We really appreciate your recognition of our property. Your comment about being able to open the windows is one we take great pride in hearing. We are one of the few hotels I know of where you can actually open the...

Lvrpool
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Wonderful experience all around. Kind and friendly staff. I wish the pool was open later but the beds were very comfortable and the staff was overall very receptive to our needs. Our room had a beautiful view as well.

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

Dear Lajolla112: I couldn't be happier to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay. We appreciate the 5-star rating! While I'm glad you were able to use our swimming pool, I'm sorry that it closed a little early for you. I do hope it won't prohibit you from returning in the future. (After all, the nearby beaches never close!)...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 14 August 2015

On a holiday with my sister, stayed in a Jr. suite on the 5th floor with a huge view of the ocean. The value of the experience - perfectly charming clean and cared for comfortable large room. An all around pleasure. Genteel accommodation and service in this lovely hotel, cannot be compared. In fact we tried to compare with another...

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

Dear Cheryl: I am delighted to read your review about your recent visit to the Grande Colonial. It sounds as if we did exactly what we strive to do each and every day: provide warm, gracious and genuinely friendly service and top-notch facilities. I hope the next time you and your sister visit from Newport Beach, you will once again...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The location of this hotel can't be beat. It is actually 2 hotel buildings and feels a bit odd with how that is laid out. I had a suite with a kitchenette and it was located on the ground floor of the second building down the hill from the main lobby. The ground floor units have such a noise transfer...

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

Dear Jim: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to La Jolla. I am sorry, however, that you weren't thrilled with the guest room we assigned. Being a historic property, each one of our rooms is a little different in the shape, size and the amenities they provide. It sounds as if you...

Las Vegas
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The noise level in the room was outrageous because of the location over the restaurant kitchen. Weshould have been told or the room should not be used for guests. The staff was polite and apologetic. Ty

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

Dear 861irvingd: I am so sorry to hear that your recent stay with us was not as pleasurable as we would have liked. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and I apologize for the noise issues you experienced in your guest room. I hope you will give us another opportunity the next time you visit from Las Vegas, as...

Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Grande Colonial was the first hotel I ever visited in San Diego and I still stay there over 13 years later. Now that says it all. I just love this hotel. It has a great feel to it and has an enviable location on Prospect Street. The hotel has an adjoining hotel which serves good food and the hotel...

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

Dear Regulate: Allow me to start by thanking you for your continued support of the Grande Colonial. It is always a pleasure to hear from our repeat guests and you are no exception. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your return visit to La Jolla and to our hotel...after coming here for 13 years. We hope that you can continue to...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The room was really fantastic and very comfortable. The property was also beautiful and steps from the beach and shops. Food and service in the restaurant was somewhat mixed -- but overall great experience.

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

Dear 372christij: Thank you very much for your positive comments. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend getaway from Los Angeles here with us at the Grande Colonial. I hope you were able to take advantage of all the wonderful things there are to see and do right outside our front door. I hope to see you back again...

Visalia
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Our room was fabulous! Upon arrival we were upgraded without us asking. We had a girl's weekend and it couldn't have been more perfect. The hotel is very charming and close to the beach and shopping. No need to drive anywhere. The staff was very friendly and accommodating :) The rooms are very clean as well as the property. I...

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

Dear V172UBkellyc: There is nothing better than a Girl's Getaway and truly no better place to have one than right here in La Jolla. Thank you for choosing to have yours with us. As I'm sure you have read in other reviews here on TripAdvisor, our number one priority in all areas of the hotel is to provide first-class service....

Thornhill
Reviewed 9 August 2015

It was a family trip and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We felt very comfortable there. A little tardy straightening out the room (promised for noon, but by 3:00pm it hadn't been done yet). Also, we had a family with children above us... lots of running and jumping above us... if only there was a way to keep...

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

Dear 4cliffordp - Delighted to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your recent stay. I'm happy to hear that you took advantage of our central location, within walking distance of everything there is to see and do here in the Village of La Jolla. I am sorry about the hiccup with housekeeping and the noise from the family...

Bishop
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Over the years, I have stayed many times and loved the hotel and still do. However, this stay had some little things that did not live up to the hotels standards. Front desk asked when I would like the room cleaned and I said between 7:30-10am. Upon returning at 2:30 it was not cleaned. Especially frustrating as I had a...

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Dear Leeann: It is always a pleasure to hear from our repeat guests here on TripAdvisor. I am sorry that your most recent stay did not meet your expectations. But I am thankful that you brought to my attention the issues you had with our housekeeping, as well as our turn-down service and will address immediately. I understand a member...

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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 

Additional Information about Grande Colonial La Jolla

Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: £188 - £277 (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
#3 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Family Hotel in La Jolla
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