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Grande Colonial Hotel places you next to Athenaeum Music and Arts Library and within a 5-minute walk of Children's Cove. This 93-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near La Jolla Cove and University of California-San Diego.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All 93 air-conditioned rooms feature iPod docks, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes.

Property features

Guests of Grande Colonial Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for USD 30 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include conference space, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.


  • Walking distance to La Jolla Cove
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Total number of rooms - 93 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Garden 
  • 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 
  • Restaurant 
  • 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)

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 high-speed 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.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • LCD TV 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • 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 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • 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


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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