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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 November 2013

We extended a stay at a convention in San Diego by booking one night at the Del Coronado Hotel. It is on the 1000 places to visit before you die guide book. We left our San Diego Hotel, walked to the Ferry and took it to Coronado Island. From there is was a short walk to the 904 bus and $2.25 each we boarded and were off to the hotel. The hotel is magnificent, the staff is gracious and accommodating; it is a throwback in time.We walked the beaches and enjoyed the perfect weather of Southern California. We enjoyed a $120 lunch overlooking the ocean and an intimate $300 dinner in one of the restaurants.
Our room didn't have a balcony, but there were common balconies off the staircase, but unfortunately no chairs to use to enjoy them.
When you begin to think about the costs, its time to checkout which was our plan all along. Where is the line between "high end" and "price gouging?" The Del Coronado is at that line. What's more, the hotel was being renovated. Several of the grand rooms were shutdown. The smell of fresh paint was everywhere. Several of the courtyards were roped off. None of this was noted on the website or mentioned when the hotel called prior to our visit about making reservations for the spa, restaurants,etc. Perhaps a gift certificate handed out to guests for use at the hotel and its many shops and restaurants would have been a nice gesture for those of use who couldn't experience the full grandeur of this national treasure.

Room Tip: depends on your financial resources.the cottages look like they would be wonderful
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Thank you for your feedback and we’re pleased that you enjoyed this legendary resort. We appreciate your recognition of our exceptional staff and apologize for the inconvenience associated with our recent lobby renovation. We will share your excellent suggestion with our management team and hope you are able to return again. We appreciate your valuable input.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

The Hotel Del exudes old world charm and grace. Strategically situated on the ocean's edge you are steps from the beautiful sandy beach, restaurants, and shops. The staff at the Del welcomed us in true California Warm style and the hotel restaurant is wonderful.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Thank you for your kind comments and we’re glad you appreciate the historic nuances that make the resort so special. We hope your travels bring you back our way again soon.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Historic hotel on the Pacific Ocean. How can you go wrong? We had a light lunch at Babcock and Story on the terrace and watched the clouds go by. The "Del" is quite charming but the view is the star of the show. And the town of Coronado is chock-full of interesting shops and little out-of-the-way places. A great time was had by all!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

We’re delighted that you had a nice visit to The Del and enjoyed its beautiful location on the Best Beach in America. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We attended a conference at the Hotel del last week and came a day early to enjoy the weather. We paid an additional premium to stay in an ocean view room in the Ocean Towers complex - the views and sounds were fantastic. The room was very spacious and well appointed. Overall the complex was definitely a resort-like feel even though it is the middle of Coronado. It was also very interesting watching the Navy perform their drills off the coast. The beach is also very enjoyable. Overall a fantastic time.

Room Tip: ask for the ocean view - pay the difference!!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Thank you for your kind support and it’s great that you were able to come a little early so you could explore the resort. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room (Ocean Towers offers some great ocean views) and hope to welcome you back again.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Del for a conference and I must say it is one of the nicest hotels that I have ever stayed at. We had a suite literally right on the beach with a view of the ocean. The staff was extremely nice and very accommodating to all our needs. I will recommend this hotel to anyone that visits San Diego....and FYI it's haunted which makes your stay even better :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

We usually don’t see the words “romance” and “haunted” in the same review but we’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your recognition of our exceptional staff and recommendation. Hope you return again soon.

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel for a conference, but came a day early to enjoy the area. The hotel is right on the beach. Enjoyed both a sunrise & sunset walk on the beach. There is a lot of history at the hotel. Be sure to explore & ride the old elevators.

We stayed in the Cabanas. Our room & bathroom were very large. We had a balcony overlooking the Towers, but could see a sliver of the ocean. We could definitely hear it. The room & bathroom were very clean. There was a refrigerator in the room.

There are several restaurants and great shopping on site at the hotel. Also, there are many other restaurants and shops within walking distance not associated with the hotel.

The conference space was nice as well. Numerous rooms for meetings and the Grand Ballroom for large gathering. All food reserved at the conference was delicious and healthy. Welcoming party and band on the beach was fabulous too!

This hotel knows how to do it right!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your business trip to The Del and allowed some extra time to explore the resort and all it has to offer. We hope you return soon for a relaxing vacation.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

hotel del is a wonderful resort for families looking for some california sunshine. the service was excellent. staff members were helpful and very friendly. of course, we all loved the beach and crystal clear heated pool. the kids may remember the historic elevator the most. great food everywhere we dined.

Room Tip: the rooms are not large and they don't all have stunning views of the ocean... but the charm of...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2013

Thank you for your endorsement and we are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your visit—not to mention the original Otis #61 elevator in our Main Lobby. We appreciate your recognition of our exceptional staff and hope your travels bring you back our way again.

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Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Coronado
#3 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#5 Business Hotel in Coronado
#7 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#10 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range: £264 - £426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel del Coronado 4*
Number of rooms: 757
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The legendary Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Del continues to maintain its rich history while also offering contemporary conveniences such as unique beachfront dining, an award-winning spa, upscale shopping, recreational activities and the luxurious cottages and villas at Beach Village. The hotel's spectacular setting, impeccable service and award-winning cuisine also makes it the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. ... more   less 
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