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Torrance, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stay at this hotel every other year for Thanksgiving in the area with relatives. The rooms are large and service are excellent. Also, love the hotel restaurant NineTen, which is always delicious. When in this area, would not stay anywhere else!

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

Dear Laurie: Well what more can I say than "thank you"? Not only do we appreciate your continued support and loyalty over the years, we appreciate even more you sharing your sentiment with others here on TripAdvisor who may not yet know where they are staying while visiting the area. Thank you for your endorsement of our hotel, as well... More 

Carlsbad
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to the Grande for a wedding. Location is excellent. Valet and front office staff were friendly. No refrigerator in room. Room was big and the view was really nice. Cozy lobby with fireplace. We will come back!

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

Dear Ktfish: Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Grande Colonial while visiting La Jolla for a wedding. I can't think of a better location than La Jolla to celebrate such a fun and memorable occasion. While I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our staff, your accommodations and the cozy lobby fireplace, I'm sorry... More 

No City
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is nice, but very dated design and management. It's more disconnected and less service oriented that expected and desired. The rooms are clean, but the systems are noisy and you easily hear between floors and walls.

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

Dear Seth: I am sorry to hear that your recent experience staying with us did not meet your expectations. 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. We are in the beginning stages of planning our next renovation,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Vision of Children Foundation just held their 2016 World Symposium at the Grande Colonial. The guests included national and international researchers who met to discuss their work on genetic vision research. The hotel accommodations, food, and staff were exceptional. We could not have asked for a better setting to host this event. The staff was receptive to every request... More 

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

Dear Nobhill7: Allow me to first thank you for bringing your recent Symposium to our hotel. I know you have many choices of where to bring your business here in La Jolla and we appreciate very much your support and recognition of the Grande Colonial. I couldn't be more pleased to hear how much you and your attendees enjoyed your... More 

Burbank, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Returned again to enjoy a special 4 day holiday at this historic. elegant boutique hotel - very charming, friendly staff...spacious jr suite with oceanview... nice amenities, very good value considering this is a popular expensive area, walking distance to shops, restaurants, best of all the amazing Cove...

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

Dear TravellingTiaras: I am so delighted to hear from a repeat guest here on TripAdvisor. Thank you very much for your continued support and loyalty. While our prime location speaks for itself, I appreciate very much your recognition of our staff. We strive to provide excellent service at every touch point. We hope to see you back for yet another... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff of the Grande Colonial is always friendly, willing to help with any services or needs we may have, make us feel welcome and appreciated as guests. We love the proximity to the children's pool, scenic walk, and other interesting shops in LaJolla.

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

Dear AirNSea: We are honored to read such a kind review of your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. We are even more ecstatic to hear that you share the same esteem we all have with the property and our surroundings. Our location is ideal, situated in the heart of the Village and within walking distance of all the very... More 

New York
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved our cozy room, cleanliness, amenities, valet service, the ability to charge our car overnight, and that the breakfasts were delicious at this "best kitchen in La Jolla" a short walk to the cove.

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

Dear Rjalili: I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to La Jolla and your stay with us here at the Grande Colonial Hotel. You traveled such a great distance and I am delighted the trip was so memorable. Thank you for mentioning the fact that you can charge your car overnight. We do have provide... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Older hotel but fairly well kept up. Our room was nice and had a pretty good view of the ocean. Not a lot of seating options in room but was adequate for our needs on this trip. Location was right downtown and very close to the beach, restaurants, etc. We would go back

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

Dear Jeff: Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your recent visit to La Jolla. Call me biased, but our La Jolla Village is indeed one of the most beautiful places around. And the fact that we are situated in the heart of it, walking distance of all there is to see and do in the area,... More 

Sapulpa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Grand Colonial was as advertised - a grand older hotel with modern flair. Our room was stylish and comfortable, with nice amenities. The staff was helpful and competent. The public areas were beautiful. Overall a great stay!

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

Dear David: Thank you very much for the kind words you shared. 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 are committed to making constant improvements to the property to keep it... More 

Burnet
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

A magical place to stay for any occasion! The rooms were comfortable and well accomodated. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The valet service was especially helpful and gracious! It lwas a wonderful experience! Thank you so much.

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

Dear 7jeanine: Well it certainly doesn't get any better than that, does it? I couldn't be more pleased to hear how much you loved everything about your visit. Thank you so very much for sharing your sentiment for others to read. Thank you also for pointing out our friendly and helpful staff, particularly our valet team. I will be sure... More 

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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: ₹ 14,978 - ₹ 20,587 (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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#2 Romantic Hotel in La Jolla
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