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What Our Customers are Saying...

We love when our customers leave happy.  And we love sharing their experiences with you.  Here are some testimonials from some of our recent guests.

Exterior of Grande Colonial


"La Jolla's Best Hotel!  Beautiful, classic old hotel. Exceptional, friendly and helpful staff. We had a large room with a beautiful view. Comfy king bed and relaxing chair with ottoman. The bathroom was pretty big too! The room had everything we needed. The location was perfect. Walked to the Cove, shops and many great restaurants. I highly recommend Grande Colonial La Jolla." - August 2023

Swimming Pool View


"Nicest staff in the world. Not corporate nice but genuinely nice and fun people from front desk to valet. Rooms and overall feel is cozy and pleasant without a corporate or stuffy feel. Great location at La Jolla Cove in the Village. Really great overall." - August 2023

NINE-TEN Restaurant


"Decorum, elegance, and tantalization. These are the words I would use to describe the atmosphere and essence of Nine-Ten. The dining room embodied a certain, je ne sais quoi, and my time here was an event I shan't forget. My family and I attended their brunch on the eve of my mother's birth, and I can say with total certainty that my tastebuds were truly reborn. The salmon avocado toast was the perfect tease for magnificence that laid before me. The chocolate croissant was delivered to me with care by the staff, and the chocolate filling engulfed my mouth pleasantly. For my main dish, the Short Rib Toast absolutely burst through my expectations like the Kool-Aid man through drywall. The egg seductively oozed over my shredded meat and cast my toast in a yellowy veil. The final pièce de ré·sis·tance was the bottle of classic Cholula handed to me by the establishment's manager. I WILL be making another appearance in the future. Mark my words." - YELP Diner

Parlor Room Event Space

Wedding Reviews

“I am writing this on our way to Fiji for our honeymoon after the most chaotic, yet beautiful, wedding day. I don’t even know where to begin with the thank you’s for our wedding celebration. Our day would definitely not have been as special as it was without your amazing hospitality and kindness. I have never met such amazing staff in my life, and words could never do justice to the amount of happiness you brought us and our families on our wedding day. With the last-minute creativity and flexibility, I am so so happy that we chose to have our wedding at such a special place. Stephanie and Daisy went above and beyond to save our wedding ceremony, and we will be forever grateful.” - August 2023



Parlor Room Event Space


“I just wanted to let you know what an extraordinary weekend we had with you at the Grande Colonial!  From the initial email, the planning of the rooms, the food, wine/alcohol selections and all my last minute changes you all helped beautifully!!! Thank you to Aaron and Chris for all the wine selections.  Thank you to Daisy and Sarah for all the recommendations and last minute craziness!  The front office team, valet and bar staff were also AWESOME!! Again, thank you for making my BIG BIRTHDAY so fun!  Nothing but compliments on my venue choice because your team did soooo good!!!” - August 2023

Sun Room Meeting Space


"First and foremost, I must say I have an amazing partnership with the Grande Colonial. This partnership is steeped in mutual respect, great communication, and the desire for both sides to create stellar meetings, events, and a place for all attendees to feel like they are at their home away from home. I recently held my Board Meetings at the Grande Colonial, and the meetings were a success and nothing short of stellar! From the time I reached out to Leo and Daisy to check availability, start planning, and of course to the execution of an amazing event! It wasn't all meetings, we had an elegant reception and dinner! Speaking of the culinary…the food is exceptional! Not a single meal disappointed and the service was A1! I would be remiss if I didn't mention our Banquet Captain, Gema, who is the epitome of professionalism and fun! She finds a solution for every scenario! Her staff is AMAZING as well! As you can see this is a collaborative effort that is always executed flawlessly! Last but certainly not least I have to say thank you to Danielle, who is one of the Reservationists who is always so supportive of any change I send her way and offers nothing but kindness in person, on the phone, or via email! If you are seeking a wonderful place to rest during your travels in La Jolla, the Grande Colonial Ohana will make you feel at home and take care of you! As a meeting planner, this is the type of team that will keep you looking like a rockstar!" - August 2023