4.5 out of 5

This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Windansea Beach and La Jolla Shores.

With a stay at Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla (Beach Cities), you'll be minutes from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove.

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 at this hotel 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 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.

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
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Grande Colonial Hotel offers 93 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-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

Nearby Things to Do

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.

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

Accessibility

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

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-out

Check-out time is 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)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

You need to know

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

Hotel Name

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

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.