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Grande Colonial La Jolla
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Perfectly located for dining, hiking and sun”
Reviewed 21 January 2011

If La Jolla is spanish for "the jewel" then Grande Colonial should be spanish for "the jewel of them all". For those travelers looking to ditch their cars and walk to fine dining, shopping, contemporary museums, and costal views of seals, surfers and hummingbirds... this is the perfect hotel. For those looking for short drives to antique shopping in Solano Beach or other attractions in San Diego - this is also the perfect hotel. It is rare to find a beautiful hotel so well situated! We saw hundreds of folks streaming down the adjacent street to view the sunset that we could watch (with glass of wine in hand) from the hotel. The location is the best part, but the beds are nice and cozy... and our 3 teenagers felt very comfortable in this upscale (yet not stuffy at all) hotel. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2011

This was my first time at this great La Jolla boutique spot. I had a last minute business need and the staff accommodated my request immediately. The location, bar/restaurant is great. Coffee shop close by was a nice diversion.
I had my team meet in one of the business rooms and I couldn’t ask for more.
The rooms were clean and I got a great nite sleep.
Give them a try.

Free wi-fi in the entire place - a real plus as the bigger hotels charge for every aspect.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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San Mateo, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

We held our planning retreat here for the leadership team of our small company. The setup in the "Little Hotel by the Sea" was perfect for our needs with a great meeting room on the top floor with fantastic views. Highly recommended for this purpose. I'll also say that the staff were great to work with with special shout outs to Audra, Katy and Lydia. Thanks!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

My husband and I chose The Grande Colonial in La Jolla as one of the hub hotels for our wedding weekend. It was close to our ceremony and reception location. It was also very close to the beach, shops, and fine dinning which is a great plus when most of your guest are from 3,000 miles away. All my guest received their welcome bags and were happy with their rooms. The rates were a little on the high side, but most of La Jolla is pretty expensive. Beth's team was able to provide a wedding block rate for guest to take advantage of a few month before the wedding.

My experience - I spent the night before my wedding and also spent a few days after our wedding at the hotel. We booked a junior suite with Ocean Views which lent itself nicely for pictures. The room had a nice sitting area to get ready with my bridesmaids. I felt like the only bride although there was another bride also staying there that weekend. They were even so kind as to mail me back a dress I had left behind after checking out.

Overall very good experience!

  • Stayed April 2010
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Reviewed 17 January 2011

Cocktails at Nine-Ten, a leisurely dinner, and a WONDERFUL night spent celebrating our 32nd anniversary at the Grande Colonial. It has the feel of a boutique hotel in an awesome setting...can't say enough about the wonderful staff...will DEFINITELY stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rancho Mirage, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2011

To start, the staff was helpful and gracious from the moment that we parked our car for valet serviice. We were in room 414 with an ocean view. It has the feel of a 1930's hotel but up-to-date and very clean. The food in the Nine-Ten Restaurant is excellent, from breakfast to dinner. It has a nice view of the street for people watching. Be careful to check if you have the bed and breakfast benefits. They are worth it.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

We expected more than a quite cramped room with a pull out sofa bed for the kids but it was very well appointed and fair value .
The location above a pretty cove at the end of the road with resident seals made up for it though. Its located in a nice trendy town centre in a fantastic location compared to down town San Dego which we thought looked a bit run down.

Plenty of free street parking right outside the door in winter anyway save on "valet" costs.

All in all a bit overrated but pleasant accomodation

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Grande Colonial La Jolla

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 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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