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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We wewre there for a business meeting - about 150 total people. The hotel put great events for us on the Beach and on the lawn. The food was great at both outside events. The room was very nice despite the age of the property. Bed was King and very comfortable, very clean rooms. Pool side service was excellant - great drink ideas from the girls there. The breakfast buffet was expensive vs local places but great selection and quality. We both loved the place - very romantic.

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms are very quiet.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others online. We appreciate your comments regarding our hotel and our conference facilities. We hope to welcome you back again soon, whether it be for business again or leisure.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We finally fulfilled a dream to stay at the "Del" for thanksgiving and it was up to its best. The food, the drinks and ambiance!! Complete with a ice skating rink at the beach. No weak spots. Just don't stay in the tower, if I wanted to stay at Howard Johnson's I would have.

Room Tip: Stay in the main building!! The only way to go, central to everything.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

We are delighted that you chose to celebrate the holidays at The Del. It's a magical time at the resort and we are glad you enjoyed our famous ice skating rink, dining services and Victorian-style ambiance. We hope a holiday visit becomes an annual tradition for you.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stayed for the President's weekend holiday, and rather wished we hadn't. This is an iconic hotel and a huge tourist attraction. As a consequence it is not the place to stay for a retreat away from it all. The hotel is huge but has no lounge or seating area for residents other than the bar which is also open to the public, and so overcrowded. This would not matter except that as the rooms are small (it is an old hotel) there is nowhere to sit in the room except on the bed which is not great. Sunday brunch was a shocking price and very overhyped, better to go elsewhere. We booked a table but still had to stand and queue for half and hour in the lobby
The biggest shocker is the $35 obligatory daily parking fee which with the resort charge of $50 leaves a bad taste. Why not be honest and charge an inclusive room rate?

Room Tip: The rooms with two double beds have room for nothing else, you have been warned!
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you for your comments about your experience at The Del. We apologize that your stay with us was not up to your expectations. Our daily resort charge is $28 per day and includes Wi-Fi, in-room coffee, tea and bottled water, Fitness Center access and classes, daily newspapers, discounted attraction tickets and much more. We appreciate your input.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This hotel is historic, beautiful and right on the beach. We had a beautiful clean spacious room with balcony overlooking the ocean. Hotel is big so be prepared to do some walking. There are several restaurants and shops on property. The beach is public so that makes the beach crowded. The restaurants were crowded and customer service lacking. Hotel staff was friendly. The best part about this hotel is the location right on the beach.

Room Tip: Get and ocean front view room. Well worth the extra money.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at The Del. Coronado Beach was just named one of the Best Family Beaches in the U.S. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the ocean views and dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We live in Southern California but my husband and I like to take a getaway at the Del in early September, when the crowds have left the beaches but the weather is still warm. Our kids have returned to school and it is a nice time to relax for us. We love the Del, the service is excellent. The best part however is the location just steps from the sand. The beach is rated among the best in the world. We have stayed in the Ocean Towers in the past and they were not my favorite - we have been told that they are preparing to renovate those buildings. They seem as though they do not belong with the rest of the property. The rooms in the Victorian building are nice but our favorite is an upper floor in the cabana rooms over looking the pool. Housekeeping is great, the rooms are clean and well cared for. The restaurants are all pricey but the food is good. Coronado Island is charming and quaint and close to San Diego. The rooms come with a small fridge and we usually bring our own breakfast and coffee and enjoy the mornings on the balcony overlooking the pool.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabana room overlooking the pool - as long as the pool noise does not bother you. I love...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

We are pleased that you enjoy returning to The Del (September is a great month) and appreciate your loyalty. Both the Ocean Towers and California Cabanas have recently completed renovations.Thank you for recognizing our excellent staff members and we look forward to welcoming you back this September for another great stay!

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

This was my first stay at the Del and I won't be going back. Our room was in the towers. When I opened the curtains I had a view of the wall next to us. The furniture in the room was similar to a days inn. The property sits beautifully on the ocean so all was not lost but I wouldnt pay to stay here again unless you get in the main building.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We apologize that your stay with us was not up to your expectations and hope that you brought your dissatisfaction with your accommodations to the attention of the Front Desk so we might have the opportunity to place you in another room. We hope you reconsider returning to The Del and appreciate your input.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Loved the resort and the people who hosted us. Everyone so friendly and the beach is beautiful. Great place to take family and getaway. So close to all the fun things San Diego has to offer. Loved the history of the place and vintage charm that was so well maintained.

Room Tip: Loved the Beach Village but pricey. Service was great. I had flu and they kept checking in on me an...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the historic ambiance that makes the resort so special. We appreciate your recognition of our great staff and hope your travels bring you back our way again soon.

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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 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#3 Luxury Hotel in Coronado
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#5 Business Hotel in Coronado
#7 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#10 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range: £264 - £414 (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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