I had a great experience at this hotel. I stayed in Room #14, and it had recently been remodeled - new paint, new bedding, new carpeting, etc. The room faced Orange Ave. and the courtyard with fountain. There was a large tree that grew in front of the window which helped to shade the room and keep it very cool. I had the windows open most of the time and did not have a single problem with bugs coming in. Noise wasn't a problem for me as I like the ambient street noise, etc. Be aware that this hotel is on the flight path of NAS North Island so the Sound of Freedom will be rumbling over head frequently. If you get to the beach though, it's very cool to see the fighters and heliocopters flying directly overhead. I had breakfast at Bino's (very good), lunch at Miquelito's (very good) and margarita's at Miguels (tasty). I did not have the opportunity to eat at the Brigantine, but the menu sounded wonderful. The shops on the first floor are ok.
This room did not have a kitchenette or a refrigerator. A small refrigerator would have been nice. The room itself was very clean, but I discovered that housekeeping does not pick up empty water bottles, etc. that you might have just sitting around. So make sure that you put all of your trash into the trash can. Also noticed that housekeeping does not vaccuum daily, which really should be a must in a beach town. But the room and bathroom were otherwise clean, not smelly at all. This room also had a large walk in closet, flat screen tv, and the hair dryer is under the sink (I was expecting a wall mounted one). Most of the rooms are at the top of steep stairs, so be warned if you aren't able to negotiate stairs. A woman at the desk stated the suites were undergoing renovation, and that may be the case in many of the other rooms. It was a very cute room in a great location. I would absolutely stay here again.
- 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