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Nokomis
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

perfect location to downtown and beach with easy walk to both. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and large, we had a two bedroom suite which was comfortable for 3 adults and 2 teenagers. Only complaint was one of the bedrooms did not have a vent for air conditioning so room got warm at night if door kept closed.... More 

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

Dear Christina: I appreciate all the kind comments you provided about your recent visit to La Jolla and to the Grande Colonial. We are happy that you enjoyed our prime location, within walking distance of all there is to see and do in the Village of La Jolla. Thanks for mentioning your concern about the ventilation in one of the... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This was our first visit to La Jolla and we loved it. Beautiful hotel with friendly staff, great location. Hotel has a cozy bed & breakfast feel with modern amenities. The pool is small but we never had a problem finding a chair, it was quiet and relaxing. Parking is a problem in La Jolla so be prepared to pay... More 

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

Dear BellaLau - I enjoyed reading your review about your recent visit to La Jolla and the Grande Colonial. Thank you so much for the five-star rating. We take great pride in our "old world charm" but are committed to making sure the hotel is kept up-to-date and modernized with all the amenities that our guests expect. Parking can be... More 

Hacienda Heights
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Only complaint was that room #138 had a horrible loud buzzing sound all night when the AC in the room or next door turned on. It was unbearable. I brought this to the attention of the front desk. And all they said was I apologize. I wish they would have made amends or parially compensated us somehow. Also, the bed... More 

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

Dear 936edwardf: Allow me to start by thanking you for your patronage and for taking the time to post feedback about your recent stay. I am happy your had a "good stay" but I am very sorry to hear about the issues you experienced. We are taking a look at the air conditioning unit outside your guest room to see... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We loved this hotel!! The room was so nice and comfortable. A great place to stay in La Jolla. we also loved the patio restaurant and the bar. Great location to shopping. The burger in the restaurant is outstanding.

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

Dear Jamesanddianeb: Thanks so much for the very positive review of your recent visit to La Jolla and your stay with us. I'm so happy you had the chance to experience our NINE-TEN Restaurant. We appreciate very much the burger kudos. We have actually received quite a bit of acclaim for our burgers, including a San Diego Magazine Critic's Choice... More 

Wellton
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

This was our second visit and we will definitely be back. Our only hiccup was the made service this time. On our second day, my husband was in the room when the maid arrived. I believe she misunderstood and thus we did not get the same service as on our first visit.

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

Dear FQ: It is always so nice to hear from our guests here on TripAdvisor, but it's even nicer to hear from our repeat guests. We really appreciate you taking the time to post feedback about your visits. Thank you. I am sorry about the little "hiccup" you experienced with our housekeeping staff. I assure you that is not the... More 

Jefferson Cty
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We had a great week at the hotel. All the employees were pleasant and very helpful. Service was top notch. We enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner at "Nine Ten." There are many terrific places to eat within walking distance

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

Dear 839frankf: On behalf of our entire staff, thank you for taking the time to provide such positive comments about your recent stay with us. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and it is only through this type of feedback that we can continue to improve our services, facilities and amenities. I appreciate it very much. I'm very happy... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

My husband and I recently stayed in a partial ocean view room for 5 nights. The room was clean and comfortable. The bed was especially comfortable. Our partial view meant we were on the second floor right above the pool and could see a good piece of ocean through the buildings. This hotel is in quick walking distance of the... More 

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

Dear Lisa: Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I appreciate your positive feedback about our staff. We certainly take great pride in our staff and I'm so happy that came through during your visit. We also take great pride in our rich history and historic charm, but are committed to making sure the hotel is... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our four day stay at the Grande Colonial. From the time we arrived, we were welcomed with open arms, we were early, yet one of our two rooms was already ready and waiting for us. We booked one ocean view king (for us) and one village view double (for our teenage girls) and the hotel made sure... More 

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

Dear Neelio45: "We will definitely be back". Now that's what we like to hear from our guests after they check out! So happy to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your visit. It sure sounds like a fun time traveling with your two teenage children but still having the privacy to enjoy some time alone with your spouse.... More 

longislandny
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Had a beautiful experience at the Grande Colonial. Great location a short walk to the water. Walked down to see tons of seals and dolphins jumping! Also, walking distance to Von's supermarket where we picked up wine and cheese, fruit and other snacks. For $10 per night, was upgraded to a lovely large partial ocean view room. Huge bathroom with... More 

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

Dear SsdLongislandny: We couldn't have written a more perfect review. Call us biased but the adjectives you used to describe everything from the location, the accommodations, the amenities and the service were spot on! Classic. Beautiful. Lovely. Delicious. Plush. Gorgeous. Romantic. Thank you so much. Although I am indeed sorry that you lost those games of chess to your hubby.... More 

Yuma, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night this past week (June 29th). Our overall experience was great! We stayed in the Garden Terrace and the room was great. The room came with a very comfortable king bed, a nice kitchenette, and even a really cool gas fire place. the area of rooms we were in shared a really... More 

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

Dear kurtn911: On behalf of our entire staff, thank you very much for your very kind comments about your recent stay at the Grande Colonial hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotel, particularly our prime location in the Village of La Jolla and walking distance of just about everything there is to see and do in... More 

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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: $291 - $400 (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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