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Smack dab in precious La Jolla village, this yellow hotel is an icon. Its signature restaurant, Nine-Ten, is one of the city’s finest.
The casual, understated elegance of the Grande Colonial hotel... lies somewhere between the buttoned-up La Valencia and the chic Hotel Parisi.If it's prime Pacific views you're after, ask for an ocean-facing room on the upper floors of the main hotel.
Elegantly appointed rooms are in keeping with the hotel’s European ambience.
This white wedding cake–style hotel in the heart of La Jolla village has ocean views and charming European details. Full review →
Relax in the brick courtyard and small pool tucked in a courtyard, and sip cocktails in the antique-filled lobby before dining at the hotel's superb Nine-Ten restaurant. Full review →Our favorites are the gracious suites with window seats that overlook the Scripps Park's palms and the sea.
Right down the street from La Valencia, The Grande Colonial La Jolla is just as charming with more spacious guest rooms and finer dining. Full review →
The staff at the Grande Colonial is as warm and unobtrusive as the California sunshine, with smiling, tanned young faces asking if you need help with anything. Full review →
With a central location in La Jolla, a heated outdoor pool, and an array of great services... this upscale historic boutique is a solid pick for a relaxing coastal getaway. Full review →
The cosy but elegant rooms have boutique furnishings and free wi-fi, and there’s a handful of larger suites, and excellent package deals.
Located in the heart of town, an easy walk to the Museum of Modern Art and the Cove, this updated Teddy Roosevelt-era treasure built in 1913 is an area landmark, and not just for history buffs Full review →Any rooms with a water view is a safe bet, though the corner units are worth requesting.
Close to La Jolla’s pristine shores, beneath stalk-skinny palm trees, sits the Grande Colonial, a classic, European-style hotel dating back to 1913. Full review →
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