I came to San Diego years ago on business and had a drink by the pool overlooking the beach and always wanted to come back with my husband and stay at the hotel. We recently moved from NY to LA and made our way south for a weekend getaway. I was far from impressed with the chilly welcome. We stay at high end places when we travel and the front desk experience is always very telling. We paid extra for a coastal view room and when we got to our room, we faced the parking lot. Even tbe bellman joked that you would have to get on top of the desk to see the ocean. We were moved to the 5th floor with a hairline view of the water from the roof. The rooms are expensive and really not high end. No cotton balls or cutips in this hotel! We had lunch at the sheerwater restaurant. Food was average and service extremely slow. It was very crowded as the hotel faces a public beach so people stroll through hotel from outside. If you are looking for a quiet place, this is not it! It was crowded, noisy, not to mention they were rebuilding a pool area so the jack hammering was far from the quiet oasis i had imagined (not mentioned on the website that they were having construction). At dinner we had cocktails at the 1500 outside bar. Not a lot of selection but we got to enjoy the lovely sunset. Dinner at 1500 was great and our waiter very nice. Don't have the cappucino...dreadful!
Also, for a hotel of that size, no breakfast restaurants that serves a la carte in unexcusable! If you wanted breakfast, you had to have the buffet for $26...really?
It is a really beautiful building and really the only place to stay on the beach so no competition or many choices to pick from!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The legendary Hotel del Coronado 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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- Also Known As:
- Resort Del Coronado
- Del Coronado