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New Jersey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check in was good, in fact most of the staff, especially the bellmen, were friendly. There is only valet parking at the facility. This seems to be a hotel for an older generation. Now to be sure, we are in our sixties but this for people who like "days gone by". The furnishings were definitely old style. The space was...

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DENVER
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here over a weekend prior to staying for business. LOVED the hotel; used the kitchen in our suite, enjoyed the proximity to the ocean (couldn't quite hear the waves from our room, but we could see them), and the staff was impeccable. Only issue was the surprise that you need to valet park your car for $30/day, and...

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Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I perused hotels for weeks before deciding on the Grande Colonial. We were so happy we picked La Jolla for our family's base for the week. It is not far from all of the main attractions but so much nicer than Pacific Beach/ Mission Beach, we even preferred it to the Hotel Del Coronado after we visited there one afternoon....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from our room was amazing! All the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooftop deck at their sister hotel was perfect for watching the sunset. It was my first visit to La Jolla but definitely not my last. Loved the Grande Colonial!!

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

Dear Saundra: Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your special spa weekend with us here at the Grande Colonial. I'm so glad that you and your best friend had such a lovely visit. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and I'm glad to see that reflected in your review. I'm also glad you enjoyed the suite in...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay here and the rooms were comfortable, though small. I would not pay for the partial ocean view if I were to stay again. Not worth the extra $. Location in town was great and staff was friendly.

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

Dear Jessica: I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here in La Jolla. Thank you very much for writing such a review about your visit. Being a historic hotel, we have many different room types, each providing a different layout and view. The next time you visit (and I hope there will be one),...

Kihei
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we stay here we marvel at the condition of this hotel. I feel as though it has just been renovated and I am the first person to occupy the room. Everything is fresh and clean, The staff is helpful. Our toilet didn't function properly and it was repaired quickly. We were upgraded to an ocean view room and...

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

Dear Margaret: It is always a pleasure to hear from one of our repeat guests here on TripAdvisor. Thank you for choosing to stay with us once again and for taking the time to share feedback. While we are an historic hotel (celebrated 100 years in 2013), we are committed to keeping the property and its amenities updated and modernized...all...

Anaheim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose La Jolla to celebrate NYE based on a recommendation from a family member. The hotel is old and the walls are very thin. Around 7 pm, we received a call from the front desk about a "noise complaint". I had music playing on my phone and was asked to turn it off. We are a mature couple, not...

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

Dear Annemarief2017: Needless to say, I am very surprised, disappointed and sorry to read your feedback about your recent visit. This is certainly not the kind of service that we strive to provide and I am very sorry that this is the lasting impression we left on you and your husband. I understand that a member of my team has...

Beverly Hills
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has lots of old world charm, with the modern features we enjoy today. The rooms are spacious, clean and decorated very elegantly. The staff are friendly and accommodating. A very stay, that we do again.

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

Dear Y243GWdennisb: On behalf of my entire staff, thank you very much for the kind words you shared about your recent stay with us. It is our number one priority to ensure that all of our guests leave with lasting, positive memories and it sounds like we did just that for you. We are indeed a historic hotel but we...

Dallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

needs updating - badly rooms - especially the bathroom very dated. towels had holes and the staff was indifferent to complaints and requests for new towels and sheets. bathroom toilet in my and a colleagues rooms broke

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

Dear Josepho384: I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your accommodations during your most recent stay with us. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and clearly this did not happen during your visit. We are in the beginning stages of planning our next major renovation, which will include all of our guest rooms, suites and...

Fresno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great family vacation at this grand old hotel. Great location near shopping, restaurants and other desired services. The staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful. It can be a little difficult getting in and out of La Jolla, but once you're there, you don't want to leave!

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Dear Brian: As they say, "location, location, location"! And indeed ours is the best, walking distance to the very best of what La Jolla is so famous for...shopping, dining, entertainment and miles of wonderful beaches. During some of the busy travel times of year, it can be a little tough to get in and out of La Jolla. But as...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • 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: ₹ 17,339 - ₹ 23,278 (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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“Stay away from Room 324 (too noisy and not worth the view), 418 is much nicer”
  • Room 418 view of pool & ocean
  • distressing view of dumpsters/recycle bins outside of room 324
 of 5 bubbles Codeedo, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Partial ocean view or full ocean view, be sure to inquire and then make a selection based on your desires and budget.”
 of 5 bubbles KellyH860, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Ocean view rooms were fabulous with the connecting rooms option.”
 of 5 bubbles FMELLON, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Lower level corner room in Little Hotel by the Sea was good!”
 of 5 bubbles lf173, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Have not experienced a bad room yet? So far, all good!”
 of 5 bubbles 116lauriey, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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