Grande Colonial, Nine-Ten lauded

The Grande Colonial Hotel and its fine-dining restaurant, Nine-Ten, have both been recognized by Fodor’s Travel, the foremost name in travel publishing, as 2010 Fodor’s Choice selections. This distinction represents a remarkable achievement and recognizes the hotel and restaurant as leaders in their field for service, quality and value in the 2010 year.

Since 1988, Fodor’s Travel has been awarding the Fodor’s Choice distinction to only the very best hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world. Every year, Fodor’s writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler’s time, only 15 percent of those selections are awarded the very highest, Fodor’s Choice designation by Fodor’s editors.

“From hidden-away restaurants to can’t-miss museums, Fodor’s Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties and experiences the Fodor’s editors have found in their travels,” said Terrence Underwood, Grande Colonial’s general manager. “These places are the best of the best, providing a remarkable experience in their price range or category, and we are thrilled to have been included on such an exclusive list.”

As a 2010 Fodor’s Choice recipient, the Grande Colonial and Nine-Ten will receive special recognition in the current Fodor’s guidebook to the San Diego and La Jolla region and on

The Grande Colonial has been a landmark in the seaside village of La Jolla since 1913. The hotel offers 93 European-style, air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each with ocean or village views and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Nine-Ten offers “Evolving California Cuisine” with an emphasis on produce from local artisan farmers. Breakfast and lunch are served daily in the award-winning restaurant, and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday.
The Grande Colonial and Nine-Ten are at 910 Prospect St. Call (858) 454-2181 or go to



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