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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


Top class: A charming classy boutique hotel

This is a charming classy boutique hotel. It was a welcome change from the sameness of chain hotels. It has one of the best location in La Jolla with nature and ocean facing rooms one one side and the vibrant life of La Jolla on the other. I could not be more happy to have decided to stay here.

But that's not what made us 'wow'. It was the staff at this hotel that made the biggest difference.

The front desk was very helpful and not just trying to push their own agenda like most chain hotels do. Their recommendations of walks, places to visit, have a coffee or lunch were spot on. This place is beautiful and through the instructions of the front desk we could enjoy it more.

But it does not stop here.

We were wondering around the pool area when we talked to the gardener. He showed us the other side of the hotel with new additions and rooms. Then asked if we need any help and thanked for staying with them. This kind of explains the culture that this hotel management maintains on the property. Kudos to them.

Please do yourself a favor and stay at this place.

Lovely room and stay

The Grande Colonial is a lovely hotel. I loved my room in the main hotel. (I did stay on a prior visit in an old apartment, I did not like it as much.
This visit I stayed in the main building. It was BEAUTIFUL. It was clean. Well decorated. Loved my stay


There was scratching inside one of the walls in our room. When we got up to check ot stopped. This Kept us up. Our last night there, I must have gotten 3 hours of sleep.They must have mice/rats or other issues.