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910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4198
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 23/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 23 hotels in La Jolla
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Located just 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, the Grande Colonial is the only Four Diamond property in the seaside Village of La Jolla. Offering classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel and commanding views of the California coastline, the property 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 97 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.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Stacysa wrote a review 2 Jul
Chico, California, United States5 contributions
We spent 3 nights here and wished we could have stayed longer. Charming boutique hotel in the best location. Our diubkr queen room Was very spacious and was a welcome change while traveling with our older daughters. Amazing staff- very friendly and helpful. Perfect location! We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Inspiration754976 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Stayed 4 nights for our anniversary. Location in La Jolla can’t be beat, right in the heart where you can walk to everything. Staff was efficient and courteous and took care of us. Older hotel with charm but very nice. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Inspiration754976: I couldn't be more pleased to read your comments about your recent visit to La Jolla. 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 and, of course, the comfort our guests have come to expect since 1913. We look forward to your next stay. Until then, thank you again. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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Alexa wrote a review Jun 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia113 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed here for three nights while visiting San Diego. We had no major complaints but also weren't totally blown away, especially for the cost (although cost is high everywhere!). The staff was very friendly. Some of the sheets were dirty upon arrival, and they sent someone up to bring us a new one quickly. The bed was pretty comfortable, but we didn't think the AC worked very well (and it was extremely loud on the highest setting). Location was great, and we had no issues finding street parking throughout the day and overnight, which saved us the $30/day for valet parking cost. We stayed in a king room and thought the size of the room was nice - not as small as some other hotel rooms.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had no problems parking on the street to avoid the $30/day valet cost. 2-hr spots run 8am-6pm...
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ahoyne505: Thank you very much for writing such a comprehensive review about your recent visit. You certainly covered everything and we appreciate the feedback. I also appreciate very much your comment about our staff members with whom you interacted. I am sorry, however, about some of the issues in your guest room. Thank you for bringing them to my attention so I can follow up with our team immediately. I do hope the next time your travels bring you back to La Jolla that you will give us another opportunity. Until then, thanks again. Kim Avant, General Manager
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Tom S wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California74 contributions65 helpful votes
We splurged on an ocean view room and we're very glad we did. With it's views and decorating, this was probably my all-time favorite hotel room. (Room 506, BTW.) The Grand Colonial is friendly and very comfortable, yet certainly grand enough for the most special occasions. The location was perfect, everything worked in the room, it was very quiet, and so we spent more time than we had planned just hanging out and talking in the room. It was a wonderful anniversary.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Tom: Allow me to first wish you a very Happy Anniversary. Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your special occasion right here with us. And thank you so much for taking the time to write such positive feedback about your visit and sharing this with others on TripAdvisor. Our location is ideal, situated in the heart of the Village and within walking distance of all the very best of La Jolla. I know you have many choices of where to stay here in La Jolla and I very much appreciate you giving us the opportunity to earn your trust and loyalty. Again, congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for sharing it with us. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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essesgr wrote a review Jun 2022
Chesterfield, Missouri1 contribution
Everything was fine except the sheets were sub standard (coarse) uncomfortable, mattress had no support and I was not give a quiet room location as requested. The house keeping staff were friendly and very accomodating. .................................................................................................................................................................
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Gary & Rita: Thank you very much for taking the time to share feedback about your recent visit. I appreciate very much your recognition of our housekeeping staff and will be sure to share your comments with the team. I do apologize, however, for some of the issues you experienced in your guest room and with the room you were assigned. I do thank you for bringing them to my attention for immediate follow up, and I hope you will give us another opportunity the next time you visit La Jolla. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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tlh523 wrote a review Jun 2022
Pepperell, Massachusetts1 contribution
Excellent location. Resturants, bars, shopping across the street. Ocean a short walk. Hotel resturant (Nine Ten) was fabulous. The hotel is well maintained and outstanding staff, with superior service, and valet parking. Only drawback for us was the room had a chiller rather than a refrigerator
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear tlh523: So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to La Jolla, and our prime location in the heart of the Village. I'm also glad that you had the opportunity to dine at our NINE-TEN Restaurant. It is truly an experience not to be missed. Thank you also for the comment about our in-room beverage coolers, which are intended to keep drinks cool, as opposed to food fresh or ice cold. We are in the process of adding some signage that will explain this better. Appreciate the comment. We hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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buchanalia wrote a review Jun 2022
Byfield, United Kingdom15 contributions15 helpful votes
The Grand Colonial is a handily located hotel in the heart of La Jolla. The staff there are very pleasant and accommodating, and were extremely understanding when I had to cancel a night due to a missed connection. If there are any criticisms they might be: 1. The decor is starting to look a little tired. I think many of the rooms could do with a bit of refurbishment - paint coming off walls etc. 2. Bizarrely they don’t do breakfast every day. You get sent to a pretty mediocre place across the road. 3. They charge $25 extra per day for WI-FI - which they say is a ‘resort charge’ (whatever that is). Otherwise a nice place…they have a very good gym attached down the road.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Buchanalla: Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent visit. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, as well as the service you received from our staff. I am sorry, however, about some of the issues in your guest room. I do appreciate you bringing them to my attention so we can follow up to ensure everything is up to our very high standards. I also wanted to mention that our nightly "hospitality service charge" (similar to the "resort fees" charged at other hotels) includes a variety of services and amenities including the Wi-Fi, as well as free passes to the nearby Life Time La Jolla Fitness Club (a $50 daily value). I do hope you will give us another opportunity should your travels bring you back to La Jolla. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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suemac15@comcast.net wrote a review Jun 2022
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Staff are excellent and building is charming. A boutique experience with water views, a heated pool and an excellent restaurant. that you should visit for fine dining and extensive wine list, even if you are not staying at the hotel. Valets are efficient and very nice. They offer a local gym pass and its the best gym I have been to. Charming 100 year old hotel.
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Dear Wireless57: Thank you so much for taking the time to share feedback about your recent stay with us. While our location near the ocean speaks for itself, I couldn't be more pleased to hear how well our staff took care of you. Thank you for recognizing the service you received. We are indeed a historic hotel but are committed to keeping the property updated and modernized, while staying true to our long-term roots here in the La Jolla community. I hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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O5118BFme wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Worst stay in quite a long time. If you love, old, stained, tired establishments with absolutely no attention to detail or customer service, this is the place for you. You'll also love: 1. Dingy, stained and old sheets. 2. Lumpy mattress and pillows that are clearly decades old and deteriorating 3. Hair from the previous occupants on your bathroom floor 4. Towels that are not only grey and rough but seem to actually repel water than absorb any 5. Absolutely no water pressure in your shower 6. Wifi that cuts in and out constantly 7. Hearing the laundry room rumble constantly (room 206) 8. Keeping your windows shut because the same laundry room vent fills your room with the smell of dryer lint 9. Being told your room won't be available until 4pm then never getting a text or phone call when it's ready. 10. Being charged over $400 a night for a room that's bested by a $99 Holiday Inn Express When you check out, you'll be happy to they couldn't even care for a minute how your stay was, they won't ask.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Mr. O5118BFme: Please accept my sincere apologies for the condition and cleanliness of your room during your recent visit. As the General Manager of the hotel, I can assure you that cleanliness is among our highest priorities. The issues you reference are an extreme departure from our standards, and I do thank you for bringing them to my attention for immediate follow up. I understand a member of my leadership team has already reached out to you directly. But if I can be of any further assistance, please contact me at 858.729.5380 or via email at kavant@gclj.com. Again, I do appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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Rob G wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Nice room and excellent daily housekeeping. All staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is in the middle of La Jolla. We would highly recommend this hotel.
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Dear 892robg: I am pleased to read the review about your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. Our location is indeed right in the heart of the La Jolla Village and within walking distance of all the very best of our community. We take great pride in our service delivery and I'm so thrilled to see that reflected in your comments. Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Kim Avant, General Manager
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US$365 - US$523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grande Colonial La Jolla
Which popular attractions are close to Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Nearby attractions include La Jolla Cove (0.4 km), Ellen Browning Scripps Park (0.3 km), and Children's Pool (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bobboi Natural Gelato, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and The Cottage La Jolla.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Grande Colonial La Jolla located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of La Jolla.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Grande Colonial La Jolla offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Grande Colonial La Jolla?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (2.7 km) and Bedrock Mortar (metate Stone) (0.6 km).