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Pacific Palisades
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We enjoy LaJolla, and loved staying at the Grand Colonial. Location is perfect; walking distance to shopping, good restaurants, and the beach area. Love the fact the Grand Colonial has long-standing history in LaJolla. My husband and I enjoyed our overnight get-away, and we will be back!

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

Dear Elle - 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 -- and a location that is so close to all there is to see and do...

Oakton, Virginia
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Beautiful property and location; staff friendly; however, we were made to wait 5 hours to check-in while being told several times throughout the day that our room would be ready in "just a little bit". Checked in at 4pm! Maid service was never before 4pm which was extremely annoying. Otherwise, the room was very nice, the concierge was good; pool...

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

Dear Livingnloving: While I appreciate very much all of the very nice comments you provided about your recent stay, I am very, very sorry that we did not provide you with the service you expected in terms of check-in and housekeeping. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and I thank you for bringing to my attention the issues you...

Elkridge, Maryland
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Incredible experience. Stayed in a 2 room suite with family for a week. The suite was very spacious for our family of 4 adults. Location in La Jolla is convenient for both driving to beaches and restaurants as well as walking to nearby eateries. The entire staff was friendly and extremely helpful.

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

Dear Cindy: It can't get any better than "extraordinary" and that is exactly what we strive to provide in all areas of the hotel. So glad that is what came through during your family's recent visit. I'm also happy you had the opportunity to stay in one of our two, 2-bedroom suites. For stays of one night, one week or...

Newtown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel. The lobby is lovely. It feels like a European hotel...it has a Parisian feel...like the smaller Paris hotels we have stayed in. The staff at the valet area were nice but the staff at the check in desk were not the friendliest. Our room was beautiful and the bed comfortable. It was a bit strangely...

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Dear Eliza - Thank you for all the wonderful comments you wrote about your recent experiences while staying here at the Grande Colonial. We pride ourselves on our boutique size, which allows us to provide warm, gracious, personalized service to each and every guest...just like you would receive in a small European hotel. I thank you for bringing to my...

Reviewed 17 August 2015

The hotel was beautiful and in a beautiful location--my husband booked a suite overlooking the ocean. We pulled up a couch, opened our window and enjoyed a bottle of wine in our room one night! The location was amazing. Housekeeping was lovely, but the front staff and valet had disappointing attitudes. I suppose I am spoiled with southern hospitality, but...

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

Dear Graynick: I will certainly respect your request to not invite you to contact me but, at the very least, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to post comments about your recent visit. It is only through this kind of feedback that we can continue to improve. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the...

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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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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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...

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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: €229 - €324 (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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“Not sure since I saw only one of four buildings”
 of 5 bubbles 315David303, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Loved the jr suite with private patio and entrance”
 of 5 bubbles DenverTravelers3, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want to stay in the main building make the request with your reservation; not sure if these rooms are more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles cjam9, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“it is worth to stay ina room with sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles coccinelle72, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from Room 324 (too noisy and not worth the view), 418 is much nicer”
  • distressing view of dumpsters/recycle bins outside of room 324
  • Room 418 view of pool & ocean
 of 5 bubbles Codeedo, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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