Ratings based on 702 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Easy walking distance to everything in La Jolla

Posted Aug 12, 2016
I live locally but overnight in La Jolla when there's an event. Nice historical hotel with all conveniences. Excellent sea views from room.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
Dear Lauren: We are so happy you had the chance to enjoy a little staycation here in La Jolla. Thank you very much for posting feedback about the hotel and your experience staying with us. We hope the next time you attend an event in La Jolla, you will choose to stay with us again. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from st louis

This hotel threads the needle

Posted Aug 2, 2016
My wife and I were unfamiliar with the La Jolla area and decided to do a quick getaway and chose the Colonial based on its reviews in Expedia. Driving into La Jolla on a Sunday afternoon through menacing traffic underscored the importance of a great location, and the Colonial has it. The staff was very polite and quickly got us going. We found the hotel, while quite old, has managed to stay very current with decor and upkeep. The view was perfect. Not a huge room, however every detail was on point. We had dinner at the restaurant downstairs (Nine-Ten) and the food and service was excellent as well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
I couldn't be more pleased to read your review about your recent visit. Thank you for the 5-Star rating and for all the lovely comments about our staff. Yes, we are indeed an historic hotel. But we take great pride in keeping it current and up-to-date, while maintaining our historic charm. I'm also very happy to hear that you had the chance to dine at NINE-TEN. It's one of the finest restaurants in the region and an experience not to be missed. We hope to see you back again soon. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ontario, Ca

Nice hotel and near to beach

Posted Jul 29, 2016
Had a good time.... Liked that hotel was very close to restaurants and beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 8, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to post feedback. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and our location. Hope to see you back soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to beach

Posted Jul 20, 2016
last minute quick getaway. Better than expected. Good restaurants close by.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 20, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
I am very happy to read the comments about your recent stay with us. It sounds as if we did exactly what we strive to do each and every day: provide friendly service, top-notch accommodations and facilities and a location that can't be beat. Thank you very much for your recognition of that. We hope to see you back soon. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 11, 2016
Nice hotel. Close to amenities, shopping, the Cove, park, dining, etc.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
So happy to hear how much you enjoyed our hotel and our location in the Village of La Jolla. We hope you'll have the chance to visit again soon. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Edmonton

Older, but well kept hotel

Posted Jul 11, 2016
Stayed at the Grande Colonial for four nights. If you are looking to visit San Diego, but don't want to stay downtown La Jolla is a great area to stay. It's about 15min from the airport and easy to get to. The hotel is located on a main street, but is still quiet. It's close to lots of shops and restaurants. It's an older hotel, but overall well maintained. It's clean, beds are comfortable and we found it to be quite quiet. We didn't spend much time in the hotel, but we're happy with our stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
Thank you, Nicole, for the lovely review. Indeed we are an "older" hotel. We celebrated our 100 year anniversary just a few years ago. But as you mention, we are absolutely committed to making constant improvements to the hotel to keep it updated and modernized...add the while maintaining that historic charm. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it and we hope to see you back soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Get away days

Posted Jun 24, 2016
Perfect for a short get away. Staff is amazing. Hotel is newly renovated. Clean and comfortable. Location is close to shopping Downside is that our room faced a busy shopping street and it was a bit noisy
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 24, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for the 5-Star review and for all the wonderful comments. We are so happy you enjoyed our hotel and hope you'll return again. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Mexico; MX

Excelente ubicacion

Posted Jun 19, 2016
Centrico; ubicacion perfecta. Gran servicio. Excelentes desayunos. Vista al mar privilegiada. A unos pasos del mar; de los restaurantes y de las tiendas.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 24, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
Estimado George: Muchas gracias por sus comentarios tan amables. Estoy encantada de oír lo mucho que haya disfrutado de nuestro hotel. Por favor, vuelva a visitar de nuevo pronto. Sinceramente, Terrence Underwood, Director General
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very happy with our stay

Posted Jun 18, 2016
Very happy with this hotel. Fabulous location and great service. So nice to stay in an independent hotel versus one of the chains.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 20, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
If you're happy, we are happy! Thank you very much for the 5-Star rating and all the wonderful compliments about our hotel, location and the service you receied from our staff. We hope you'll visit us again in the future. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Scottsdale

Old world charm

Posted Jun 17, 2016
2nd time staying here. Great location within walking distance to places I wanted to be in. La jolla. They have a shuttle to take you to la jolla shores beach and around town in la jolla if desired. 20 minute drive to San Diego by my car was convenient to balboa park and all points in San Diego
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 20, 2016 by Terry Underwood, Hotel Management
Thank you, Scott, for your continued loyalty. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoy our hotel and the La Jolla community. While you never have to leave the neighborhood to have a truly wonderful vacation, being so close to all there is to see and do in San Diego is the icing on the cake. We look forward to your third visit. Sincerely, Terrence Underwood, General Manager