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“Coronado Charmer”
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Crown City Inn
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Potsdam, New York
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Coronado Charmer”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Our family had a wonderful visit here. We loved the free bicycles for riding all over the island, the delicious brunch, the adorable little pool, and the friendly vibe of the inn. The bathroom was all tile and glass, and was gorgeous. It is very clean, and the space is used as efficiently as possible. The charming landscaping is like something out of Dr. Seuss. The rooms are facing the inner parking area, so it is very quiet and secluded. We parked in the alley in back, right across from some tennis courts, and it was very convenient and safe. We had the time of our lives, and would love to visit again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Julie M
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you for your nice review! It sounds like you had a nice vacation, and I'm happy that a small part of that was because of our Inn. You listed many of the things we offer, but we also offer tennis rackets and balls to use at those tennis courts behind us. I hope we'll see you on your next trip to Coronado.
Melissa
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I knew about this place because I actually grew up in Coronado, and it has always been the "go-to place for breakfast". But now I live in NY and I 25 years later I wanted to take my family back to my home town. I used to play hide and seek at the Hotel Del Coronado growning up and worked at various other establishments around town before college - so I have a good idea of where my dollar would be going...I took a chance on the Crown and am glad I did. The rooms had renovated bathrooms and good WiFi. Best of all, each day we had a complimentary bike to take to the beach to surf, to dinner, to the parks, etc! Did i mention?..You should not drive on this island - only locals take golf carts and bikes or skateboards. So having a bike made my visit truly like I was back in "Nado". On top of all this - the front desk staff was professional, and the sweet tiled Lobby always had fresh iced tea and cookies every day as well as good coffee each morning. What else do you need for a beach holiday? Great Mexican food: go to Clayton's " take out" in the alley off 10th street. Then your stay on the island is complete. oh yeah - they have a tiny pool to cool off.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
I'm so glad you're able to travel back to Coronado! I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us. There really is no need to have a car while visiting, unless you're planning to go to a lot of the northern San Diego attractions. We have the bikes, the shuttle, the ferry, the trolley, etc. to get people around. I hope to meet you on your next trip back.
Melissa
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Apple Valley, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

What a great little Motel! I work at a hotel and let me say this motel was very clean. I inspected the room for cleanliness and it passed! Staff is very nice and helpful. We went for coffee and desert in the evening at the resturant and it also was very good. Like I said a little Gem all around. I hope this is helpful for those of you looking for a nice and clean place to stay. :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
What a nice review! Thank you. I will certainly show my housekeeping staff your comments. We strive to accommodate our guests with many things but clean rooms and friendly service are our "biggies." So glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again soon.
Melissa
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Ontario, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

1st time and loved it. I played golf at the local course while my wife took the walking tour and Del Coronado tour. Excellent public transportation that is free and stops in front of the Inn. Free parking and Wi-Fi. Check in took only 3 minutes with very helpful staff. We will be returning next year. Our room was quite and very clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thanks so much for your nice review. I am so glad your wife is now "sold" on Coronado. It is truly a wonderful place to live and to visit. I hope we get to see you again sometime soon!
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

In a resort community the title perks are big pluses for me. The motel is basic and comfortable. The staff was more than helpful..personable, and printed boarding passes for us in our absence during the day.
We enjoyed walking from end to end on the island and really could have done without a car completely for a short visit. The motel is located on a lovely street made for pedestrians with shops and restaurants a few blocks away. The attached restaurant was very good, I advise reservations in the evening as there are few tables with much business.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank joy33ce
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Joy33:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We do not charge extra for anything--WiFi, Parking, Bicycles, Coffee, Afternoon Cookies, etc.. Our policy is to provide what we think are nice services to our guests, and I'm happy that you liked and appreciated those things. In return, we hope you come back to stay with us again; and maybe even pass along the word as you have done here!
Melissa
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Gleeson. AZ
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Last minute hotel change, decided to give this property a try. I knew making this reservation that it wasn't a resort so I didn't set my expectations too high.
Everyone was very friendly at this hotel, check in simple, minimal parking on-site but plenty of street parking. The rooms were a nice size, very clean, functional, the best was each room includes a refrigerator, big plus when staying a few days. If you using the hotel as a place to sleep this gets the job done. Only negative comment was the water pressure, very low in the room I had. It took forever to take a shower and even washing your hands in the sink took sometime. I didn't bring it to managements attention as I looked at it as a way to slow me down and relax, stop rushing.
I would stay here again, very friendly staff, including housekeeping, great location.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Greg B
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear GregB:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for noting specifically all the things you liked about us. I apologize for the water pressure. There is a lot of sand in the water coming in, and we have filters, but sometimes the faucets get clogged & it sounds like we need to check them again. I hope you'll stay again, and find it is a strong, powerful shower!
Melissa
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

Wow...we stopped in for a weekend brunch and what a delight. We sat outdoors and watched the Coronado residence and visitors cruise past - all ages, bicycles, joggers and walkers. The food was wonderful. Eggs Benedict were my favorite. Of course the weather was California perfect. Altho we did not stay at the hotel it looks like a charming place.

Stayed July 2013
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Thank Linda1993
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Property: Crown City Inn
Address: 520 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-1827
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#4 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#5 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Coronado, CA, just across the San Diego/Coronado Bay Bridge from downtown San Diego. Crown City Inn is your affordable choice to stay close to the beach. We have a swimming pool, beach cruiser bicycles, and surf/boogie boards to borrow to play in the water. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. On-site Crown Bistro is a favorite with the locals and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service daily. Kids and pets are welcome. Both receive a goody bag at check-in. Don't miss our afternoon "tea" with homemade almond shortbread, oatmeal-cranberry cookies, thumbprint cookies and brownies; and coffee and iced tea bar. ... more   less 
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