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4.5 out of 5

"I stayed one night while in town with my two children while we visited La Jolla. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 18 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

4-star historic hotel near La Jolla Cove

Seaside stay

A stay at this Village of La Jolla hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of La Jolla Cove and 2 miles (3 km) of Windansea Beach. La Jolla Shores Park and Birch Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 5 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the health club and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 93 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include iPod docks, refrigerators, and Smart TVs with cable channels.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$229* Per night/room Jan 26 - Jan 27

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen (Sleeps 2)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Grande Colonial Hotel ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grande Colonial Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (3)
4 out of 5
The location could not be better ... In the center of La Jolla within walking distance to restaurants, shops, the beach and within easy driving (Uber) distance to downtown San Diego and the surrounding golf courses and the airport. The hotel staff is very pleasant and accommodating.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 16, 2019 by Jessica B.

Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing our hotel.

5 out of 5
Very friendly and professional staff. Arrived early and requested early check-in but our room wasn’t ready. The staff felt bad that they couldn’t accommodate our request for early check-in and responded by going out of their way to see that we remained comfortable while positioned in their lobby while Front Desk staff awaited confirmation from hotel housekeeping that our room was ready for us to occupy. The staff at this hotel are collectively, a class act!

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 13, 2019 by Terrence Underwood

On behalf of my entire team, thank you so much for taking the time to write such positive feedback about your recent visit. Especially those about the staff. We take great pride in our warm, gracious and genuinely-friendly staff and I am so happy that your review reflects just that. We look forward to having you back. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager

5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel in the center of town...very polite, attentive staff. Very comfortable bed.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 9, 2019 by Terry Underwood

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such positive feedback about your recent visit. Our location is ideal, situated in the heart of the Village and within walking distance of all the very best of La Jolla. We get many great comments about our beds and how comfortable they are. Glad you agree! I hope you will have the chance to stay with us again in the future. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager

4 out of 5

Lovely Hotel; Excellent Location

Pros: The hotel is beautifully decorated and our room was spacious and pretty.
Cons: Room was directly over the hotel's service alley. Restaurant delivery truck backed in and started unloading directly below our room at 5:06 am.
Location: Lots of fun shops, many catering to tourists nearby. Close to "Children's Pool" to see the sea lions.
I stayed one night while in town with my two children while we visited La Jolla.

Posted by , from East Coast on Apr 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 18, 2018 by Terry Underwood

Dear Catherine: I appreciate very much your candid feedback about your recent stay with us. I'm happy you enjoyed your accommodations and our location. But I am sorry about some of the noise issues you experienced. While I do realize that you have other choices of where to stay here in La Jolla, I hope you will give us another opportunity the next time you visit the area. I am confident we can find you a room in a quieter section of the hotel. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager

4 out of 5

Charming hotel

This was my 4th visit to this hotel! Great old building with some water views, pool, great restaurant and friendly staff. Location is terrific near shopping, galleries, and restaurants all within walking distance. Hope to go again! Thank you!

Posted by , from New Jersey on Sep 7, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 11, 2017 by Terry Underwood

Dear Sylvia: It is a pleasure to hear from one of our repeat guests. We appreciate very much your continued support and loyalty and for providing such positive feedback. We too hope you will have the opportunity to stay with us again. Thanks again. Terrence Underwood, General Manager

5 out of 5

Great location with amazing views!!

This hotel is an absolutely beautiful historic property in a wonderful location. Our room was smaller than we are used to, but the view and the fact that the windows open up to let in the ocean breeze more than makes up for it. We were a few blocks from the ocean and the seals (a must see!). There are numerous shops and restaurants within walking distance. In addition, the major sites in San Diego were a short drive away. It was nice to spend the day downtown and then return to our quiet retreat in La Jolla. Customer service was great! Thanks to all of the valet guys who assisted us everyday - not only with our car, but with beach chairs, etc to take to the beach for the day. And for asking our son every afternoon about his experience that day - he loved telling his stories to them.

Posted by , from Louisiana on Nov 9, 2013

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5 out of 5

Awesome hotel with great service!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
It was a wonderful experience. If you like historical hotels, this is a good one and the restaurant (Nine Ten) is excellent.

Posted by , from Carlsbad on Sep 24, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel

Pros: Close restaurants
Nice hotel right in the downtown La Jolla area. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

European charm by the beach!

Pros: Close restaurants
My husband and I returned to this hotel for our anniversary. We had our wedding here 15 years ago. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay meaningful. Our suite was huge and had a view of the ocean. However, the standard room we initially saw was quite small. The hotel is beautifully decorated and everyone is helpful and friendly.

Posted by , from Omaha, NE on Feb 8, 2011

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5 out of 5

Lovely Historic Hotel!

The Grande Colonial is a lovely historic hotel with a great location in heart of the Village of La Jolla. Walking distance to many shops, gallerys and restaurants. My room was spacious and cleaan, beautifully decorated, with a very comfortable king bed. It suited my needs and I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Oct 2, 2010

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About the Grande Colonial Hotel

Location 910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Property Features

Grande Colonial Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a health club, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 5000 square feet (465 square meters) and includes conference space. Spa services, a terrace, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly Grande Colonial Hotel. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star La Jolla hotel is smoke free.

  • 93 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 465 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (21.1 km / 13.1 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Grande Colonial Hotel offers 93 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 49-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This La Jolla hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Grande Colonial Hotel has a restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 2.2 percent tourism fee will be charged
  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Wired Internet access (may be limited)
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Colonial Grande
  • Grande Colonial
  • Grande Colonial Hotel
  • Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla
  • Grande Colonial La Jolla
  • The Grande Colonial La Jolla Hotel La Jolla
  • Grande Colonial Hotel Hotel
  • Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla
  • Grande Colonial Hotel Hotel La Jolla

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.