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What We Love

  • Sweeping ocean views from most of the 93 rooms
  • Heated year-round pool amid stylish private gardens
  • 2015 AAA Four-Diamond Award winner
  • Indulging in award-winning evolving California cuisine from patio seating at Nine-Ten restaurant

What To Know

  • Parts of the property were renovated in 2015, but some rooms carry noise through thin walls and ceilings
  • Close to a seaside park and La Jolla Cove, but it's a drive to most beaches
  • The Grande Colonial offers only valet parking, for $28 per day
  • La Jolla is an expensive place to stay
  • Room service by Nine-Ten restaurant
  • The hotel is a popular destination for weddings


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, you’ll be in the historical district and minutes from Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and La Jolla Cove. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Children’s Cove and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Make yourself at home in one of the 93 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in La Jolla? This hotel has 5,000 square feet (0 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Grande Colonial Hotel
910 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States


Greatest disappointment at the very beginning

I have booked the hotel a lot in advance through booking.com. The booking of two double beds room was successfully confirmed as well as my special request for nearby location of the rooms as we are a family of four people.
When we arrived the receptionist told us that we have only one room booked. And offer us to use the room by couple of days as every other room is occupied.
I have spend quite a lot time to reach the support manager at booking.com and in more than an hour we at least got two rooms but in different buildings.
Then I have an issue with getting the same price as it was in our initial booking!


Excellent location though on the street it is quiet, many fancy stores nearby like clothes eateries and restaurants, helpful staff and excellent breakfast. The room is nice and clean and you can see the sea through the window.

Amazing Place to Stay

I travel for business all the time and this was one of the best places I have ever stayed. The location and hotel were fantastic but the staff put it over the top. Every single person was so nice and willing to help. I even had my rental car show a low tire pressure light and the valet found a compressor to put air in it so I could get back to the airport. Everything was spotless. I stayed in one of the rooms with a kitchen and it had everything I needed.