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New York
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Chose the hotel because of its charm (and updated facilities). Spent many lovely hours reading in loungers in the courtyard outside the garden units (where we stayed). The accommodations were perfect in every way.

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

Dear David. I appreciate very much your taking the time to post feedback about your recent visit. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and it sounds like we achieved just that during your stay. I agree about the serenity that the Garden Courtyard provides. It's a very nice respite after a long day at the beach or exploring the...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 June 2015

A very friendly and classic hotel in a great location in La Jolla. Walking distance to the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the town full of shops and restaurants. A peaceful and small lobby to sit and relax. Front office staff to the bell boys and maids were all very pleasant and professional. Enjoyed a nice dinner at the...

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

Thank you, Stephen, for the very positive feedback you provided about your recent stay here in La Jolla. I will certainly pass along your comments to our staff, particularly the front desk, bell/valet stand and housekeeping employees. They all work so hard to provide a warm, gracious and genuinely-friendly experience to our guests. I hope the next time you are...

Sierra Madre
Reviewed 23 June 2015

It is convenient and there is a lot of free and low cost parking nearby. there is a short walk to the beach and the restaurants. We like the Cottage restaurant for breakfast, but get there early to avoid the line.

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

Dear 933fredz: I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to La Jolla and were happy with your stay at the Grande Colonial. I too love the Cottage for breakfast. But you are absolutely right, you do need to get there early to avoid the wait. Please come back and see us again soon. Terrence Underwood, General...

st paul
Reviewed 21 June 2015

This wonderful older hotel in La Jolla was just what our two families needed for a three night stay in La Jolla. The location within a couple minutes walk of the beach and tons of shops and restaurants worked out great for us. Our two grandsons, ages 4 and 6, loved the pool and getting up earlier than everyone else...

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

Thank you, Kirkegaardweston, for taking the time to post a review about your recent experience staying at the Grande Colonial. I'm so happy to hear how much you and your entire family enjoyed the hotel and our prime location in the middle of all that La Jolla has to offer (especially that shopping)! I'm also glad you had the chance...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Very comfortable hotel with good service and a great kitchen. The hotel is very conveniently located, a block away from the beach with some great walks and jogging routes and very close to some of La Jolla's best restaurants and pubs. Unfortunately no gym on site.

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

Dear Carl: I appreciate very much your candid feedback about your recent visit to La Jolla. It sounds as if you stayed in one of our extended-stay suites (each with a full kitchen and fireplace) and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the accommodations. Our location is indeed ideal just a block from the Pacific Ocean and nearby so...

White Plains, New York
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel in La Jolla, CA. It is near all restaurants and shops. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very comfortable and we had a nice partial view of the ocean. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Dear Nancy: Thanks for the 5-star rating of your recent visit to the Grande Colonial. I'm happy to hear how much you enjoyed your accommodations and the service we provided you. I hope you will choose to stay with us again the next time you visit the West Coast. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager

Montville, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This is an exquisite hotel with fabulous service. The building, the grounds, the elevator, the rooms, everything was stunning but the service made it the complete package. Our first afternoon when we returned to our room our bed had been turned down and a lovely complimentary bottle of champagne had been left chilling with glasses, along with a note wishing...

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

Dear Bibphil: What more can I say than "thank you"? What a very nice and certainly comprehensive review about your recent stay with us. Thank you so very much for pointing out so many positive things about the hotel...from our accommodations and special amenities to our location and our service. It sounds as if we were able to deliver everything...

San Antonio
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I really like the hotel specially la location because we were able to walk from the hotel to a lot a restaurants, shops, etc. People were very nice too. The rooms were very confortable. We didn't try the food at the restaurant but we tried to dessert and were delicious.

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

Dear 318anaf - thanks for the kudos! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay and the accommodations and location of our hotel. While I'm sorry you didn't have the chance to have dinner at NINE-TEN Restaurant (it's an experience not to be missed), I'm very happy you at least were able to try the desserts. We are so lucky to...

Las Vegas
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Five Stars!!! I will certainly come back!! Thanks Caili!! The weather was wonderful, the facilities were great. I truly appreciate the friendliness and know how of the employees..........Thank you again!!

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

Thank you very much, Luceroz617, for the very kind review. We are so happy that you found us and that you will be back the next time you're visiting California from Nevada. We hope that is sooner than later. Thanks again and best regards. Terrence Underwood, General Manager

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Reviewed 18 June 2015

I really enjoy any business that goes to the extra effort to demonstrate customer service through just plain good manners. It always feels like the people at the Grande Colonial are truly present in their work. It makes the care and service they provide generously relevant. I love the views, the restaurant is outstanding, both for service and for the...

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Dear Carrie Louise: Reading your review made me smile. As I'm sure you have read in other reviews here on TripAdvisor, our number one priority in all areas of the hotel is to provide first-class service...but service that is very genuine and warm as if you are a member of our family. I am so happy that came through and...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $309 - $452 (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 Luxury Hotel in La Jolla
#3 Business Hotel in La Jolla
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