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Grande Colonial La Jolla

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We love love LOVE this hotel location and the pictures of the hotel but in both rooms, we found mold. If they can address that problem and fix it, then we would highly recommend it. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is expensive, but so are most places in La Jolla.

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

Dear MSPTravelers120112: While I am very pleased to hear how much you "love, love, love" our hotel location, I'm very sorry to read that you did experience some issues in your guest room. I assure you that we have inspected both of the guest rooms you reserved and found no issues of any mold. We take great pride in our...

Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We booked through the hotel's website and used the websites $50 voucher and parking. I had a 3yr old and decided to book a suite with a kitchenette. THOSE are the best because they all have hardwood floors. (All other suites have carpets and I don't really like carpets cuz I dont' feel that they are clean). Check in was...

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

Dear Suester13: Allow me to first thank you for writing such a comprehensive review about your recent visit to the Grande Colonial. While I am so happy to read through all of your "pros", I am sorry for some of the things that went wrong during your stay. As the father of three children, I know firsthand what it it's...

Nashville
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Beautiful setting! Superb Rooms! Easy access to various nice shops and restaurants in LaJolla! This place is so centrally located that it is easily within walking distance of just about anything you would want do. This is an excellent site!

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

Thanks so much, Happycamper959, for the wonderful review and for giving us 5 Stars. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us from Nashville. Our location in the heart of the Village of La Jolla is indeed ideal, allowing our guests to walk to all the best things to see and do in our community. And in case...

Richmond
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Terrific, refreshing place in this day of sterile, modern facilities. The Grande Colonial is a superb hotel with "grand" charm. My wife and I were looking for a location with character, and we found it in the Grande Colonial. The only downside was that our stay was only one night. We will return if the opportunity arises.

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

Dear thomaswS7721IE: On behalf of our entire staff, thank you very much for your five star rating and review about your recent stay with us. As you mentioned, we are certainly not your typical "cookie cutter" hotel. We have many different types of guest rooms, each providing a different shape, size and view. And more than half of our 93...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Overall a great place for the rates in La Jolla. However, do not expect luxurious accommodations. It looks like they've invested more in updating the common area than the rooms. Our bathroom needed a complete remodel and the room could use an aesthetic updating. Also the television was oddly positioned at a heigh lower than that of the bed.

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

Dear amabosatl: I am sorry to hear that you were not overly impressed with your accommodations here at the Grande Colonial. We are committed to keeping our rooms and public spaces updated and modernized, while maintaining our historic charm. But because we are a historic property, we are limited in what we can do. We do have rooms that provide...

Frisco
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I had three rooms for the weekend for my family. In room 415 the toilet would not stop running when flushed. I fixed it so we would not waste any water. It was running when we checked in so I do not know how long it had been running before we got there. I did not like the way inflated...

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

Dear DennissM4443ZT: Thank you for the feedback you provided about your recent stay with us. We appreciate you business very much. I am sorry about the issues you experienced with your toilet. We do not see any reports of a problem being reported so are taking a look at all three of the rooms you reserved immediately to ensure that...

Reviewed 29 September 2015

This hotel is the perfect place to stay in LaJolla. The rooms are super and so updated. Plenty of chargers, great TV, excellent in every way. Staff could not have tried harder to make our stay the best.

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

Dear Liz: Well you can't get any better than "best stay ever". Thank you so much for the 5-star rating and very positive review. We take great pride in our service and providing a staff that is warm, gracious and genuinely-friendly. It sounds as if we did just that during your stay and I appreciate very much you pointing that...

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stayed at this hotel as part of our PCH roadtrip. Location is great and we were warmly greeted by the valet. Check in was good and our room was excellent - although it was expensive. The pool is small but clean and well serviced. the Nine-Ten restaurant was superb!

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

Dear Richard - Well it sounds like you had a wonderful experience while visiting California from the UK. Taking a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway is such a great way to see some amazing sights and attractions renowned to the California coastline. We appreciate you making La Jolla and the Grande Colonial one of what I am sure...

Hanover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This older hotel has amazing charm and has been kept up to date. It has clean, freshly painted rooms with clean carpets. We received a free upgrade to an ocean view room simply by asking. The staff is friendly, making it a point to welcome you back by yor name. The bed was comfortable. The location is smack dab in...

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

Dear 531debb: I am delighted to read your review about your recent visit to the Grande Colonial and am very happy that our front desk staff were able to upgrade you to an ocean-view guest room. Like I always say, “ask and you shall receive”. It sounds as if we did exactly what we strive to do each and every...

Yuma
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a beautiful hotel with excellent service. We had a great view of the ocean from our room and the ocean breezes were wonderful. Dinner at the restaurant was first class all the way. Can't wait to visit there again!

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Dear Rashelle: 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 the ocean breezes is one we hear quite often. I hope you took advantage of the ability to open the windows in your guest room. We are one of the few...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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 

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Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: $315 - $470 (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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