Grande Colonial La Jolla

910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA, USA

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  • Public Spaces17
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17
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Hotel Description

It’s been a local fixture since 1913, back when the hotelier who built the place still had to be a little starry-eyed to believe that a grand European-style hotel could survive in a humble seaside hamlet like La Jolla. Today, of course, La Jolla is no longer a humble seaside hamlet, the charms of its beaches well-known, its famous ocean-side golf course (Torrey Pines) a golfer’s fantasy, its art and theater scenes all out of scale, in the right way, with the size of the town. And as La Jolla grew up around it, the hotel matured, too. Over the years it has undergone more renovations than we can count, each one adding another layer of polish, yet never distracting from the elegant, old-fashioned luxury hotel that the Grande Colonial has always been.

French doors, chandeliers, a crackling fire in the gorgeous lobby: this is the stuff the Grande Colonial is made of. The rooms are furnished in similarly classic style, with rich fabrics and a palette of beiges, creams and golds that comes off especially well when bathed in coastal California sunlight. For every nod to tradition, however, there’s a reminder that the hoteliers have been intent on keeping the place up to date. Small details like complimentary wi-fi that works all throughout the property (so you can check email by the pool, if you must), goose-down pillows and comforters, and Keurig coffee machines all make it as comfortable a hotel for a 21st-century business traveler as it would have been for the Hollywood stars who hid out here in years past.

The hotel has also long served as something of a local hangout. In its early days, it housed the town drug store (whose pharmacist, incidentally, was Gregory Peck’s father), where La Jollans gathered to chat and watch the trickle of pedestrian traffic. The old drug store is long gone, but the hotel’s restaurant, NINE-TEN, is one of the town’s best, with a menu of contemporary California fare and a Wine Spectator–recognized cellar.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 93 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Valet parking is available for US$ 30.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Ocean View King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 265 ft²/24 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Ocean View King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    This room includes:

  • Partial Ocean View King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 310 ft²/28 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Standard Room- 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 310 ft²/28 m².
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  • Village View King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 310 ft²/28 m².
    Amenities

    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Village View Junior Queen With Kitchen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 310 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • Located in adjacent Little Hotel by the Sea wing.
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Village View King Junior With Kitchen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 320 ft²/29 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Located in adjacent Little Hotel by the Sea wing.
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Ocean View Queen/Queen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 321 ft²/29 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Village View King with Kitchen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 321 ft²/29 m².
    Amenities

    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • Located in adjacent Little Hotel by the Sea wing.
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Village View Queen/Queen

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 322 ft²/29 m².
    Amenities

    Views: village.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Standard Room - 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
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    This room includes:

  • Garden King With Kitchen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 385 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • gas fireplace
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Garden Junior Suite With Kitchen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 385 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Courtyard King With Kitchen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 388 ft²/36 m².
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    This room includes:

  • Ocean View Junior Suite w/ Kitchen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 405 ft²/37 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • Located in adjacent Little Hotel by the Sea wing.
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Queen/Queen Junior Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 422 ft²/39 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Junior Suite King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 473 ft²/43 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Valet parking is available for US$ 30.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

12pm

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