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Grande Colonial La Jolla
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
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“Very pretty hotel”
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I really liked the interior of the room and the lobby and enjoyed the ocean view from the room. It's a very pretty and gorgeous hotel worth to stay at. I will definitely come back here when I have a chance to visit La Jolla again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Dear Anchovy2013 - Thank you for the kind words about the your stay at the Grande Colonial. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit us again from Philadelphia. Happy New Year to you and yours. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

I chose the Grand Colonial for our office holiday event. Coming from our previous experience with a large hotel on Coronado Island, this was like night and day. Julieta and Lauren handled the event specifics in a caring, efficient, and professional manner. The food was awesome, the hotel was cozy and perfectly decorated for the holidays, and I heard from all of my staff that the rooms were comfortable and nicely appointed. I do not normally leave reviews; my experience at the Grand Colonial was impressive enough that I feel obligated to do so.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Dear Jordan - Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent holiday party here at the Grande Colonial. I appreciate your recognition of our staff and the service you and your event attendees received. I wish you a very Happy New Year and hope to see you back often in 2014. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

This is a beautiful hotel. From the moment you drive up, you're greeted by the friendliness that feels like home.
The staff is amazing! I had the pleasure of working with Julieta the catering manager and she was excellent. There was a last minute venue change; in a desperate plea (on my end) she was able to put our Annual luncheon together within a week. She helped me step-by-step, to create the perfect setting. Many, many praises from our staff to theres. It was without a doubt the best holiday luncheon we have ever had. And the food - oh wow! exquisite! Unbelievable!
Whether you are traveling; honeymooning; needing a quiet evening with your significant other; planning a birthday party or just want to party in the beautiful history of Old La Jolla...make the Grande Colonial your first choice destination to stay and take in the hospitality and warmth of this historic hotel.

You won't be dissappointed!

Nicole

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear NM: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review about the recent holiday party you planned and attended at the Grande Colonial. I'm happy to hear about the great care Julieta and the rest of our catering team provided you and your guests. I'm also happy to hear how much you enjoyed the food provided by our restaurant, NINE-TEN. Perhaps you will plan next year's office party with us again! Until then, thank you again. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Lovely 100 year old hotel in easy walking distance to Cove and Children's Pool, as well as to dozens of great restaurants. Hotel bar/ restaurant is also terrific. Staff were great- genuinely warm and helpful. Would love to go back anytime and hightly reccommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear Christine: I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit to the Grande Colonial. I hope the weather was nice during your visit, seeing as you came all the way from Minnesota. Thanks for the plug about the hotel being 100 years old. We are nearing the end of our Centennial celebration year. It has been an exciting year, needless to say. I hope you'll be back soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Los Gatos California
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

The Grande was Greate! Wonderful location. Staff was great, Quite helpful. the room was wonderful. Had a nice view of the ocean from room 322. so nice to enjoy evenings in La Jolla and then take a short walk back to the hotel. I dont think you could go wrong at the Grande.

Room Tip: 322 had a nice ocean view, PARTIALLY obstructed by a condo building, but otherwise, really nice.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Dear W1AIX: Thank you very much for the kind words about your recent visit to the Grande Colonial. I'm so glad you had such a nice stay and enjoyed the property and your guest room. I hope to see you back soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Beautiful historic hotel. Staff was great, rooms were charming and very clean. Location was good. My only complaint about the trip is the beach and cave area smelled horrible...like seal and bird dung that took away from the towns charm, but that has nothing to do with this great hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear gb8822: I appreciate your kind comments about the Grande Colonial and your recent trip from Nebraska. I am very sorry about the smell you experienced. Sometimes there is an odor that comes up from the Cove area where the seals and birds frolic. Rest assured that the City of San Diego is trying to come to a resolution without disturbing the wildlife. I'm sorry it wasn't pleasant during your visit. Hope to see you back. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

It's a perfect hotel for a romantic getaway! It was our Anniversary and they treated us so well. Everyone was so welcoming and kind! The view from our room was tremendous and I started off each morning with a walk to La Jolla Cove. The hotel was in a perfect location by being in town yet overlooking the ocean. It was a perfect getaway.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Dear sanrib - A big Happy Anniversary to you! Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your special milestone with us here in La Jolla. It sounds as if you had a wonderful visit and I do hope you'll be back to celebrate more special occasions in the future. 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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Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
#2 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Business Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Family 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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