Grande Colonial

910 Prospect Street | La Jolla, CA 92037-4198  [SEE MAP]La Jolla, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Staff and location receive high praise
Overnight parking is expensive here

Though it might be the one of the oldest hotels in La Jolla, The Grande Colonial Hotel hides its age well. Guests describe the accommodations here as immaculate, as they are decorated in blues and yellows and equipped with down bedding and modern amenities such as LCD televisions, free Wi-Fi access and Keurig coffee makers. The property also includes an outdoor pool, and the on-site restaurant, NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, receives rave reviews for its farm-to-table cuisine. But according to recent visitors, it was The Grande Colonial's charm that convinced them to return in the future. Guests say that the customer service here was fantastic, and the ambiance felt relaxed, comfortable and unique. You'll find The Grande Colonial Hotel on Prospect Street, just a few blocks from the shore and about 13 miles north of San Diego. Beware that you'll have to shell out for parking, though, if you bring your own vehicle. 

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Location
La Jolla, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 93 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

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Each room is different. In some rooms golden-hued carpeting and bedcovers set against aquamarine walls reflect the sunlit scenery; other set a handsome tone with ochre, gold and brown palette.

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With a central location in La Jolla, a heated outdoor pool, and an array of great services — including in-room massages, and daily turndown — this upscale historic boutique is a solid pick for a relaxing coastal getaway.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2049 have reviewed the Grande Colonial, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2049 reviews 4.5 (based on 2049 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel offers standard hotel rooms as well as extended stay suites, which are ideal for those traveling with families or staying longer for business. Standard rooms feature views of the ocean, La Jolla village or the hotel courtyard. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, goose-down comforters and Keurig coffee makers.
  • Suites come with fireplaces and kitchenettes
  • Complimentary internet access

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This historic hotel is a La Jolla landmark and is set right on one of the main streets of the classic coastal resort town. It is just one block south of the beach, three blocks southwest of Ellen Browning Scripps Park and and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops.
  • Around 8 miles south of hiking trails and expansive beach access at Torrey Pines State Reserve
  • About 13 miles north of downtown San Diego and the airport
  • Car service to anywhere within a 5-mile radius of the hotel
  • Golf cart service around La Jolla village
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar is the hotel's signature restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a strong focus on farm-to-table cuisine that uses local produce and fresh seafood. The hotel's wine cellar is a Wine Spectator award winner.
  • Recently renovated in 2017
  • In-room dining from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The hotel's heated outdoor pool is small in size, but it offers views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Limited cushioned lounge chairs surrond pool area
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

There is no spa, but in-room services are available. Massages account for the majority of the treatments offered, but scrubs and body treatments can also be booked.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    The concierge can assist with booking babysitting services and children's activities.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      While there is no on-site fitness center, there is a health club and spa within walking distance of the property. Guests receive complimentary daily guests passes there if they book directly through the hotel's website.
      • Bicycle rentals available
      • Concierge can arrange fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, surfing and other outdoor activities
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles (with fee)
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Grande Colonial Hotel has 5,000 square feet of meeting space with both indoor and outdoor venues available for use.
      • On-site planning staff
      • Catering provded by NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

      Number of meeting rooms6

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Wedding

      The hotel's meeting venues double as wedding locales, though the Garden Courtyard is certainly the standout among the selections.
      • Catering is from NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar
      • Packages available

      Maximum wedding guest capacity120

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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