4.5 out of 5

"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 sh ... " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in La Jolla awaits you at Grande Colonial Hotel. Within just a 10-minute stroll, you'll find La Jolla Cove and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Highlights at this historic hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy iPod docks, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 93 rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and designer toiletries, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Room service, free weekday newspapers, and free bottled water are also available.

The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Additionally, you'll find an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi in public areas, and spa services. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star La Jolla hotel, attractions include University of California-San Diego and SeaWorld.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$209 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen (Sleeps 2)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grande Colonial Hotel ratings based on 12 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 4.0 out of 5.0
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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5 out of 5


We had a lovely large room with a view of the pool. The staff was excellent, very friendly and helpful. It felt like an quality vintage hotel experience.

Posted by on May 13, 2008

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5 out of 5


We stayed here for our anniversary. The staff went out of their way with little personal touches to really make it special. Great location. Tons of great shopping and restaurants just steps away. A block from the ocean. Fabulous restaurant.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2008

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5 out of 5

A real find with character

An older hotel with character. Walk-in closets. Very comfortable beds. Meeting rooms were aceptable. Restaurant excellent, in fact outstanding for a hotel. Staff really try, could not be more hepful. Would definitely stay there.\nJust a start stroll from the beach. In the midst of many excellent restaurants.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2008

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4 out of 5

Great location but you pay for it!

Perfect location, views, especially the ocean-view suite in the heart of downtown La Jolla. Awesome restaurant ""910"" is amazing in its own right. Hotel staff somewhat clueless. We booked a spa for 2 package with the hotel and they tried to charge us extra at the spa for an ""upgrade"" we never asked for. Manager did take care of this, though. Dated rooms are reasonably kept but badly in need of renovation and pricey.

Posted by on May 17, 2007

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About the Grande Colonial Hotel

Location 910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Property Features

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 5,000 square feet (0 square meters) and includes conference space. An outdoor pool, spa services, and a garden are also featured at the romantic Grande Colonial Hotel. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star La Jolla hotel is smoke free.

  • 93 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 5,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 0 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1913
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (21.2 km / 13.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Grande Colonial Hotel offers 93 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 49-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Grande Colonial Hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The hotel features an ocean-view terrace and private garden pool. Passes (surcharge) are available to La Jolla Sports Club, one block away.

The hotel is one block from the beach, four miles from the Torrey Pines Gliderport, five miles from the Torrey Pines Golf Course and Torrey Pines Nature Reserve, and six miles from Mission Bay Aquatic Park, affording numerous recreational opportunities. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

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 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • 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 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed


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 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)

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

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • 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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