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Just as we are committed to preserving the rich heritage of the Grande Colonial hotel, we are also committed to sustainable practices and treating our planet with respect. From employing recycling efforts to minimizing waste, we strive to make positive contributions to both our hotel and restaurant, as well as the surrounding environment.

Recycling Efforts

As part of this continuing commitment, we ask for your participation in and assistance with our San Diego recycling program, in accordance with the City of San Diego Ordinance (O-2008-30).

You will find recycling containers throughout the main areas of our hotel, as well as recycling bins in your guest room. These containers are marked with signage. We ask that you please separate recyclable items and remove all food and liquids from inside containers before placing in the appropriate recycling bin.

Aluminum Foil
Cardboard & Food Packaging
Cans (Aluminum & Steel)
Glass Bottles & Jars
Mixed Paper
Plastic Containers

Note: Please do not place trash or any other items not listed above inside the recycling bins. And please know that plastic grocery bags and newspaper delivery bags should not be placed inside recycling bins. They can only be recycled at a grocery store.


Sustainability Initiatives:

  • Digital motion-sensing thermostats in all rooms to keep room temperatures constant and reduce energy consumption when the room is vacant.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (2 designed for Tesla vehicles and 1 general EV charging station).
  • Environmental Committee dedicated to seeking new ways to preserve our hotel environment and reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Express Check-Out (optional at check-in; final folio emailed upon departure).
  • Hot water system that reduces energy use and water temperature during off peak times of the day.
  • LED lights to reduce the amount of energy used throughout the hotel.
  • Linen re-use program for towels and bed linens.
  • NINE-TEN Restaurant uses all bio-degradable to-go bags, containers and cups.
  • Paper products and printed collateral materials are made of 20% recycled material.
  • Recycle all batteries, computer parts, light bulbs, and paper, plastic, glass and aluminum products.
  • Recycling & Food Scraps Composting Program
  • Shower heads are low-flow shower heads.
  • Toilets are low-flow toilets.
  • Use of energy-saving, low-temperature laundry chemicals.

We thank you in advance for your assistance with our waste separation methods and overall recycling efforts, which will contribute to the overall sustainability of our environment.