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“Spanish flare!”
Review of El Cordova Hotel

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El Cordova Hotel
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Overall very happy with hospitality, ambiance, close proximity to everything.

Couple things that could be addressed: Only one mirror (bathroom) in the whole room. Could put one in closet in living area or over phone area. Sink didnt shut off all the way. Price was very high and we even received a group discount.

Room Tip: I dont think there would be a bad room at this hotel.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Great location, the suite was very spacious BUT overlooking the patio and the restaurant (very noisy, starting at 6AM until midnight...), dark, no cooking utensils in the kitchen, faucet leaking in the bathroom and 2 lamps out of 4 not working, hole in the front door left after a lock change. Our daughter who was traveling with us slept in the sofa bed, which we had to make up (no maid service), etc. And this room had supposedly been recently refurbished. Very disappointing given the location and the price charged.

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MicaJackson, General Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2012

Thank you for the review of our hotel. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. The design staff and the Housekeeping department have put a lot of effort into the rooms to ensure that each guest is comfortable. I will remind our Housekeeping staff that when servicing the rooms, check for missing items in the kitchen and replace as needed. The Maintenance staff also inspects rooms daily for items that need repair.

There are some challenges during the nights when the restaurant is full. We encourage all guests to contact the front desk any time you are unsatisfied with the room. We will do our best to accommodate you. We hope that you will think of us again should you return to Coronado!

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

After having a bad airport experience everything got delayed this Friday night, we didn't make it to the El Cordova until 1:30am we were so tired, to our surprise James at the front desk couldn't have been more attentive, he said "I know you guys are tired so i will make this as fast as i can, i already have the lights on inside your room, here are your two room keys and breakfast vouchers..." That was music to my ears, we went into the room and it was very cute and clean right on the courtyard. We requested two extra pillows and after 3 minutes James was at our door. The bed was great. Location was wonderful.
We were really pleased with the staff and the hotel, we felt right at home right from the beginning.
The only sad part was leaving but i am sure we will come back.
Virginia

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

My family and i loved our stay. Maria at the front desk was most helpfull. Everyone we encountered was hospitable and very nice. We had a room by the pool where we spent a lot of our time. Enjoyed Miguel's the restaurant very much. Close proximity to the beach (5 or 6 minute walk). We would definately stay there again and we will recommend it as well. Keep up the good work.

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Reviewed 7 August 2012

cute Mexican styled hotel, great location on Coronado, good Mexican restaurant at this property. The room was very small, and we were on an alley, which was very loud in the morning with trucks, etc. and the bathroom was ridiculously small, but very cute and clean. Not really what the pictures showed for a Queen standard room, but their beds are awesome! So comfy, and besides, you don't go to Coronado to stay in your hotel room all day. It's a great value and a nice clean place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

After reading many good reviews we decided to stay at the El Cordova. We were looking for a decent inexpensive hotel, and we were not disappointed. We stayed in a small king size bed room. It was really small. The hotel itself is old, however is cleaned well and has character. The room looked as if it had recently been updated (new carpet, bathroom fixtures, etc...). The bed however, was not the best (we both woke up with sore neck and shoulders--but nothing that an ibuprofen couldnt fix). The pool and the jacuzzi were small but very nice- we really enjoyed having them. Once nice touch was that they give you vouchers for a free continental breakfast- or a coupon for $4 off breakfast at the french restaurant located next the hotel. The location of the hotel was great. We had good mexican food and a cheap bike rental place located right next to the hotel. Also the hotel is right across from the Del Coronado, beach, and Orange ave (where all the shopping and restaurants are). The hotel staff were are really wonderful everytime we spoke with them. We will definatly come back next time we visit!!

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

My family of five recently stayed at El Cordova Hotel in July 2012. We shared the family suite which is a two bedroom, one bath unit with a separate living, dining and kitchen. The suite is very nicely decorated and very clean, as is the hotel. El Cordova is directly across from the Del Coronado Hotel and the beach. Offsite parking is also directly across the street and the cost is nominal. The complimentary breakfast is meager but the hotel offers $4 off breakfast at a French crepe restaurant next door. My advice is take the offer! The breakfast at the French crepe restaurant is outstanding! As other reviewers have mentioned, there is no elevator so it was difficult dragging all our luggage upstairs. Be advised that El Cordova does not have central air conditioning! The family suite had one AC wall unit in the dining area and it was not sufficient to cool the entire space. I wish I had known this before I booked.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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MicaJackson, General Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2012

Thank you for the review of our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed our new Family Suite since it was just remodeled in May. We are also very excited about the new French creperie on property. Those crepes have become a very popular breakfast item.

I also want to point out that all of our rooms have heating and air conditioning. However, it is true that there are several rooms on property that have window or wall units. We are working to ensure that these units provide sufficient heating and cooling for the entire room. The comfort of all our guests is a top priority for this team.

We hope that you will choose to stay with us again when you return to the San Diego area!

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Additional Information about El Cordova Hotel

Address: 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2916
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#6 Family Hotel in Coronado
#7 Business Hotel in Coronado
#10 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range: £130 - £314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Cordova Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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 
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