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Near dining, beach, entertainment
Located near high-end shops and restaurants in the village of La Jolla, this sophisticated California hotel is a block from the beach and 12 miles from downtown San Diego.
Originally constructed in 1913 with a 1928 addition, the historical Grande Colonial Hotel offers a graceful marble lobby, private garden pool, and a market-fresh menu at Nine-Ten restaurant.
Ocean or village views
Grande Colonial Hotel's 93 smoke-free guestrooms provide large windows that open to ocean or village views, ceiling fans, down bedding, bathrobes, and nightly turndown service.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Grande Colonial Hotel
The 4-building Grande Colonial La Jolla is 1 block from La Jolla Cove and 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) from the concentration of high-tech/biotech industries known as the Golden Triangle. It's located amid entertainment and shopping districts, with downtown San Diego 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) away.
The Grande Colonial provides complimentary WiFi and high-speed wired Internet access throughout all public spaces, including the hotel's 6 conference rooms and in all guestrooms and suites. This completely smoke-free hotel features an elegant, antique-filled lobby, a stylish restaurant and bar, onsite spa services, and an ocean-view terrace with private garden pool. Passes (surcharge) are available to La Jolla Sports Club 1 block away. Guests of the hotel also have complimentary access to PressReader digital news service.
- 24-hour front desk
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Number of floors - 5
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Concierge services
- Conference space
- Fireplace in lobby
- Total number of rooms - 93
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Conference space size (meters) - 0
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 4
- Spa services on site
- Outdoor pool
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Wedding services
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Meeting rooms 3
- Number of meeting rooms - 3
- Year Built 1913
- Conference space size (feet) - 5,000
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Premium TV channels
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- Free weekday newspaper
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Premium bedding
- Iron/ironing board
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- In-room safe
- LCD TV
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Cable TV service
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Daily housekeeping
- Room service (limited hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (free)
- iPod docking station
Where to Eat
Nine-Ten: Located adjacent to the lobby, this contemporary, upscale restaurant and bar features seasonal California Cuisine menus and a diverse award-winning wine list (including half-bottles and selections by the glass). Offers indoor, sidewalk patio, or ocean view terrace dining. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Happy Hour Mon - Fri. Three private dining rooms can accommodate 75 guests.
Room Service: Available from early morning until late evening.
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
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
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 not allowed (service animals 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
- Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
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We should mention
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.