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Very Good 2098 Reviews
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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


4.5 Very Good 2098 Reviews
Jones Family Vacation
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely stay, the hotel is beautiful with an incredible history. Great location in the perfect part of La Jolla, close to the beach and also walking steps to great dining, shopping.Absolutely excellent staff. Highly recommend. I would certainly come back and also refer my clients for group meetings.

No Need to Look for Another Hotel in San Diego
Reviewed 3 days ago

Because I came to San Diego on the spur of the moment to visit a very sick friend, I wasn’t looking for a vacation hotel - just proximity to the hospital. However, due to graduations etc all the usual suspects were sold out. Therefore it was serendipity that led me to choose this lovely hotel. I was completely won over and will never look for another hotel in San Diego again. What a blessing to have this haven to come home to after long sad days in the ICU. Being able to walk by the water to clear my head and be in the vicinity of nature and beauty really helped lift my spirits - not to mention having wonderful restaurants and cafes walking distance. Duncan was such a helpful valet (as were they all), the front desk were always extremely helpful and of course the Nine-Ten restaurant divine (see separate review). If you like historic hotels with character, gorgeous views, proximity to both nature and the comforts of civilisation, delicious cuisine, and extraordinarily friendly staff, look no further!

Overnight getaway
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got this reservation just in the nick of time. We did pay a lot more than we planned to, though, as it was graduation weekend. However, we had a great time, and didn't have another weekend ailable to take time off. We will come back again, but hope for a better rate, as we are military retired, and seniors. No special rate was available. We usually stay at the Empress and eat at Manhattan. We enjoyed breakfast at your restaurant though....however, service a bit slow, and food was lukewarm....not much on our plates!

Anniversary Trip
Reviewed 5 days ago

We highly recommend staying at the Grand Colonial. The Grand Colonial's location, service, and quality can't be beat. We will definitely return to the Grand Colonial for our next trip to La Jolla, CA.

Grand vacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grand service, location and property in La Jolla. So close to great shopping, eating, and enjoying both the natural beauty og La Jolla and peoplewatching. Pool area was clean, quiet and relaxing. Bar scene casual. Nine-Ten Restaurant with great food and service. Our second visit and we'll back.