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.

  • Front entrance of building

TripAdvisor Reviews


“Weekend In and Out! Key location! Second time here. Better than the first time. Nothing was wrong with the first time. I’d say though that there were more smiles (almost Nebraska nice). The staff was lovely. Even the valet didn’t drive my car like they stole it (even though I suggested that they do so!) Tequila-tasting treats were over the top in the bar. Brunch was solid and then some. I’m looking forward to my third time.”

– TripAdvisor Guest

  • photo of Grande Colonial main lobby

Google Reviews


“We stay here every time we are in town. Amazing hotel and NINE-TEN restaurant is always great. Service is always perfect too.”

– Google Guest

  • NINE-TEN Main Dining Room

Our Dining Reviews


“Respect to the Chef, Sommelier, and servers for a great dinner and excellent service. ‘Mercy of the Chef’ tasting was wonderful. We visit here every few months for the tasting menu and there’s rarely a repeated dish. Imaginative flavor combinations, always delicious, featuring high-quality ingredients. Small portions mean that the 6-course menu leaves you feeling pleasantly satisfied but not over-fed. Of note is the pasta course, which is uniformly a wonderful surprise. In the past we’ve seen a house-made mushroom pasta ‘Cacio e Pepe’, this time it was house-made corn cream ravioli that exploded with fresh summery flavor. This is a great place that deserves high accolades and regular visits from loyal fans. Thank you Nine-Ten!”

– OpenTable Diner

  • Garden Courtyard Wedding

Wedding Reviews


“The team made every effort to create a very special day for our family while celebrating a wedding. They jumped into action and created a beautiful and private area for the ceremony when the original location became unavailable 1 hour before the ceremony. They took what could have been a horrible experience and turned it into a beautiful memory. The location, drinks, food, and team was amazing.”

– Google Guest

  • photo of a social event in the Sun Room

Social Event Reviews


“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!!!”

– Social Event Guest

  • Grande-Colonial-Sun-Room a meeting room that will seat 12. There are ocean view windows and a television on the wall

Meetings Reviews


“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!”

– TripAdvisor Guest