The location of this hotel can't be beat. It's across from the beach and in the heart of the town, surrounded by restaurants and shops. It has a nice pool in a small courtyard where a light breakfast of muffins and cold cereal is served each morning. The tiles and the flowers in the courtyard are pretty.
Our room was through a locked door from the lobby and up some tricky stairs which were a bit hard to navigate with our luggage. There did not seem to be anyone to help carry bags up. We were given a rack which proved useless once we got to the stairs (which is about 6 steps from the lobby). There was no elevator in sight. This could be a challenge for those with physical disabilities.
The room, itself, was spacious with a kitchen connected to a small balcony overlooking the pool, sitting area which had a pull-out sofa bed, dining area, small bathroom and bedroom. It was beautifully decorated with unique Mexican-style furniture. My only minor complaint would be that the bathroom is quite tiny and could use some upgrades, including replacing some tiles and a larger area for toiletries near the sink (even a shelf or two would work). The room was quite clean which is important.
The service was very un-imposing. Once checked in, there was very little contact-the front desk personnel kept very much to themselves.
Parking is interesting. There is no parking lot so you must park in the street. This can be tricky since it is in the heart of town but we didn't seem to have a problem while we were there. Might just have to drive around a bit until you find a space.
We were satisfied with our stay and would stay again because of the great location, though we might opt for a hotel with more modern amenities next time.
- 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