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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This hotel is right on the beach and a pretty special place. We had a room overlooking the beach and the views were spectacular. We dined at 1500 Ocean restaurant both nights we were there and food was great with attentive staff. Plenty of different areas for food and drink throughout the day and lots of good shops. A ten minute walk takes you down the main shopping street of Coronado with lots of quirky shops and good eateries. Situated next to an airbase so helicopter/jet noise may pose a problem to some. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Beach rooms have a great view but be prepared for lots of aircraft noise from the nearby airbase.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, 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 enjoyed your stay at The Del and dining experience in our signature restaurant. As we strive to provide legendary service, we appreciate your recognition of our great staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We had wanted to stay at Hotel Del for over 20 years, ever since being stationed in the area in the 90's. While it may have been a luxury resort at that time, all the Del has going for it now is location. The rooms are extremely small and only average furnishings. The bed was hard as a rock. Any one walking and having a conversation in the hallway could be easily heard, it felt like there was no privacy. The bathroom and closet were about the same size, minuscule. There was maybe 6 inches at most between the tub and toilet. There is absolutely nothing special about these rooms to rate the nightly cost. We stayed at The Shelbourne in Dublin, Ireland which is at least 200 years older than the Dell at so much nicer and truly a luxury hotel.

We had several in room issues. The light in the bath were on a switch that when you entered they were supposed to turn on. This did not work, you had to turn them on yourself. Not a problem except that they randomly turned on at 4:12 am and 5:19 am, waking us. The tv also turned itself on both mornings at 7:30 am. The front desk manager apologized for this but perhaps they should check for a wiring short, it is sN old hotel. Additionally, the room was not cleaned even though we were out all day. When we called for service they came promptly but forgot to knock before entering which is definitely against policy. The front desk manager apologized profusely and said the head housekeeper would be contacting us...still waiting for that to happen which really doesn't matter but goes to the fact the Del just isn't the luxury establishment it states itself to be.

The food at the Del is good but again, nothing spectacular. The best we had was at Eno the wine bar. Very good service and wine suggestions (even though the concierge told us Eno was closed).

The concierge gave us incorrect information concerning two on property restaurants. I expected that they would at least know their property's correct information.

The grounds are breathtaking as is the location. At least they have these things going for them. Save your money and stay elsewhere and visit the Del for a stroll through the grounds and beach only.

Stayed: April 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 comments with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our historic grounds and ocean views and apologize for the service issues you encountered during your stay. We like to think we have something for everyone--from the historic charm of the 126-year old Victorian building, to the more spacious and contemporary Ocean Towers and California Cabanas to the luxury cottages and villas at Beach Village. We appreciate your input.

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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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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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 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: £242 - £424 (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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