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“Staying at the el cordova hotel is bliss and it is always our go-to destination whenever we visit!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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El Cordova Hotel
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Staying at the el cordova hotel is bliss and it is always our go-to destination whenever we visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

We walked into the Suite #36 and our mouths just dropped to the floor. Around every corner was another gasp of beauty in the decorative design of our room. The kitchen was breath taking. The king bed was especially amazing! The bathroom also was fantastic with a walk in large shower and a little wicker dresser to put our toiletries. And the products they provide for your skin is a great luxury! And did I mention the soft water?! I love this place!!! I can't remember the last time I was so relaxed and slept SO Good! My husband and I will absolutely be back and we recommend the el cordova hotel to all our friends. Thanks to all the staff for another memorable experiance!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

I have been bringing my daughter and grandson to San Diego once or twice a year for 8 years. We normally stay at two other hotels which we alternate on each visit. Because of an occupancy problem we had to stay a night at a different hotel this year. The room was comfortable, rustic and quaint. The bed was far from comfortable. It felt like it may have been the original mattress when the place was built. The shower was unuseable because no matter how the water was adjusted in the tub, it shifted when changed to the shower. The water temp could not be adjusted properly when in the shower mode. A party was being held, and the noise from the party reverberated throughout the courtyard until the wee hours. The courtyard is nice. The restaurant is really nice for Mexican food lovers. The location is awesome, directly across Orange Ave from the beach. If not for the bed, the shower and the noise, I would stay there again in a room with a properly functioning shower and a comfortable bed.

Room Tip: Make sure there are no wedding parties scheduled. Do not stay in room #45 (it may have been #47).
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank serenity1993
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Cave Creek, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Really enjoyed staying here. we stayed closed to a week and loved it. The room could use some updating but was totally comfortable. Great location...worked well with kids. We will be back for sure!!
Close to the beach...and across the street from hotel Del

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

The staff is always friendly, great customer service. Restaurants have great food, service and good prices. Love the rooms, we have stayed in and cooked in our kitchenette for dinner at least one night each time we've gone. Rooms are clean, hotel prices are desirably priced.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Targuell
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mercer island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Loved our stay at the El Cordova. Was a perfect spot for our family of 5. Have stayed at the Hotel Del before and were blown away at how expensive and tight the accomodations were. The El Cordova was close to the beach and the rooms allowed everyone to have their own space. The kitchen was sufficient and the complimentary continental breakfast was a pleasant surprise. The staff was very friendly and we felt at home. Look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank m0m0f3mi
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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We have stayed at El Cordova Hotel many times. It is a well-kept secret! We love the Spanish decor and the convenience of the location. It is 2 blocks from the ocean. The hotel itself is very clean and the staff always so friendly. The breakfast is wonderful and they are so welcoming, too. It is a bit noisy in the mornings, but business must go on! They clean the outside of the property early. However, the room service does not bother you early, which is nice. Miguel's Restaurant and the little shops help make this a perfect vacation spot.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bonnieplusfour
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the El Cordova very much. When we opened the door to our one bedroom suite we were pleasantly surprised, the room was huge, everything was very clean and we had a balcony overlooking the pool. You couldn't ask for better value for your dollar. The only drawbacks were they don't have their own parking and they didn't have a bellman. Nevertheless, it was a great deal. We will be staying there for sure the next time we are in Coronado.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bill g
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MicaJackson, General Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Thank you for staying at our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I too believe that we offer a great value to guests wanting to experience Coronado and its many activities. Please know that our front desk staff is more than willing to assist all guests who need assistance with their luggage. We also provide luggage storage for guests who arrive before the room is ready at check in or after you check out but you don’t want to leave just yet.

We hope to see you again next summer!
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Additional Information about El Cordova Hotel

Property: El Cordova Hotel
Address: 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2916
Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#6 Family Hotel in Coronado
#7 Business Hotel in Coronado
#10 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Also Known As:
El Cordova Coronado
Hotel El Cordova

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