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Glendale, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Hotel is Virtually across the street from the Del and is a beautiful, fun Property in its own right. The Staff was so helpful and though my room was rathet small they do have Larger rooms available but at higher prices of course. Look, the standard room is rather small but it is about the cleanest room you will... More 

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Monty, Thank you very much for your excellent review and recommendation of the El Cordova Hotel! We are pleased that you enjoyed our prime location in the heart of beautiful Coronado Island as well as the unique charm of the hotel. We take pride in providing our guests a wonderful hotel experience and your kind words about our great... More 

Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can only speak about the room that we stayed in, of course, but I didn't love it. The front desk clerk was friendly and helpful and allowed us to check in a little early, which was nice. The location is great, as it sits among numerous bars and restaurants, and directly across the street from the Hotel Del. The... More 

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Thanks for recognizing our ideal location in the heart of beautful Coronado, and thanks for the shout-out for our dedicated team. We are always looking for ways to improve our hotel, and feedback from our guests is one of the best tools to help us learn how to improve. We... More 

Palm Springs, California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

El Cordova Hotel is like being in a magical Spainish village. Beautiful, warm, inviting. Shops on lower level within courtyard. Two great, popular restaurants are within the hotel. Friendly professional staff. We had the least expensive room, which, while good value, was small. Have no doubt that larger rooms are nicer. Parking is an issue. There is on-street parking and... More 

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Many thanks from the El Cordova Hotel in the heart of beautiful Coronado Island, for your review and kind words! We truly appreciate your recognition of our ideal location and most of all our dedicated team! We will pass your kind words on to them. That you will recommend and return to us makes our day! More 

Chula Vista, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently stayed for the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A very historical and charming hotel built in the early 1900s in a romantic Spanish style. Many of the rooms are suites with separate dining rooms, living rooms and full kitchens. A very good Mexican restaurant takes up part of the ground floor and courtyard.

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jon, All of us at the El Cordova Hotel are happy that you had a stay worth coming back to! Thanks for making mention of the unique style of our property in the heart of Coronado; and a short walk from so many things to see and do. We are glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you... More 

Lakewood
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay close to the beach and restaurants in Coronado. My husband and I did enjoy our stay since it was so easy to explore the city. The only recommendation I would have is to not stay here if you plan on staying in the room for most of your stay.... More 

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! As you mentioned our location is terrific and we are glad you were able to take advantage of the close-by restaurants and world famous Coronado Beach! Thanks for mentioning it! We also appreciate your comments regarding noise from the restaurant as this helps us to know what is important to guests and how we can... More 

North Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hannah, at front desk was very helpful and welcoming. Our room was quaint and clean and the flavor of the island was the same. Right out the front door of hotel was easy access to any of the many restaurants/stores and the beach. Parking was an issue but we found a space in front of hotel and left our car... More 

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that we left you with an experience worth coming back to. We appreciate your shout-out for our dedicated team, Hannah included. That you would stay with us again makes our day, thank you!! More 

Palos Verdes Estates, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Miguel's is loud and was right outside our room. The noise became even worse once it closed. The cleaning crew would drag the table and chairs across the floor making an unpleasant sound until after 11pm. The opening crew would repeat the process around 7AM. So if you plan on having a nice weekend to sleep in, this would not... More 

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Douglas, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the unique charm that our hotel has to offer. We apologize for and will look into the cleaning crew disturbances you brought up in an effort to provide the most comfortable stays for our guests. I hope that you can see to it to visit... More 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were several problems with the room that was assigned to me . . .water drained slowly in the sink, the door to the suite didn't close properly and the additional security was questionable. I mostly travel solo, so this was a major concern for me.

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We are always looking for ways to improve our hotel, and feedback from our guests is one of the best tools to help us learn how to improve. We will certainly be looking into the issues that you brought to our attention including the slow drain and the door; this... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El Cordova is a quaint and comfortable hotel with a friendly, obligable and conscientious staff. The staff met all of my expectations. They arranged my cabs to the airport and office my printing needs. They seemed genuinely happy to help.

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ronald, Many thanks from the El Cordova Hotel in the heart of beautiful Coronado Island, for your review and kind words! We truly appreciate your recognition of our dedicated team! We will pass your kind words on to them. We hope to see you again one day! More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was very old, dated, and need refreshed/upgraded. Showers very antiquated, walls old and cracking, carpets fairly worn. Poor parking options. Not sure I can recomend it. I personally will look elsewhere next time.

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Steven M, Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your visit. We are always looking for ways to improve our hotel, and feedback from our guests is one of the best tools to help us learn how to improve. We will certainly be looking into the issues that you brought up in an effort... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rich in history, natural beauty and a charming Spanish hacienda style. El Cordova Hotel stands in the heart of the Village of Coronado Island, one block from the best beach in San Diego. Shopping, restaurants, theatre and recreational activities are within walking distance and the Hotel has four restaurants and twelve boutique shops on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Cordova Hotel

Address: 1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Region: United States > California > Coronado
Price Range: £100 - £235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Cordova Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
El Cordova Coronado
Hotel El Cordova
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#7 Family Hotel in Coronado
#7 Business Hotel in Coronado
#10 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Standard rooms are small but clean. If you can get an upgrade do so, especially if there is two of you. ”
 of 5 bubbles montyy2015, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the main road if you want any peace and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles MellyMel1973, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a 3 room suite upstairs so getting luggage up was a bit of a task.”
 of 5 bubbles ronalde802, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 was nice. If you are light sleeper and morning traffic wakes you up, ask for another room further from the road”
 of 5 bubbles NonotthatMike, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“f you do not due stairs then let the hotel know so you get a bottom floor room, the stairs are steep.”
 of 5 bubbles Figurilli, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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