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“This place is timeless”
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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“This place is timeless”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

My wife and I were in the area for a wedding. We hadn't stayed at "The del" in years, but were very pleased to find that the physical plant, fine food and great service were still at the "top of the heap".

Room Tip: Worth "paying up" for an ocean view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay with us! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Our family has stayed at Hotel Del Coronado in the past. Each visit has been wonderful. Every employee we encountered during our stay was polite, patient, kind and offered wonderful service. We happened to be there over Easter, which was very busy. However, the staff runs the hotel like a well oiled machine. As employees, it must be difficult to deal with so many people at one time, and from so many different countries! However, they made it look easy! Hats off to all who deal with the crazy, demanding tourists!!! (Yes, we are all on vacation, but that doesn't give us carte blanche to be inconsiderate .)
Upon check-in we were asked if this was a special occasion trip for us. When we told them it was a long overdue Anniversary trip, a bottle of champagne was delivered to our room, on the house! A personal touch and kind gesture that won't be forgotten.
Activities...Yoga on the beach...awesome!! Also, plenty of room to run, ride bikes and enjoy 360 degree views that will take your breath away! Next time we visit, surfing lessons, for sure.

In response to some reviews that the hotel looked dirty and worn...well...maybe. However, lets look at a few factors. #1. The Hotel is on the beach. Anyone owning beach property should understand that there are factors, beyond control ( sand, salt, humidity) that age and wear property. I believe the hotel does a good job trying to keep up with said factors. #2 Thousands of careless tourists trample over this historical hotel on a daily basis. Constant cleaning is in progress all over the hotel. Maybe, a little more consideration on the part of the guests, would be a helpful remedy.
#3. Yes, the hotel does look dated. It is supposed to. It has been there since the 1800's. Instead of thinking that the carpet looks dated...go downstairs and read the history of this beautiful treasure, and appreciate.
We will be back as often as possible:) Thank you to ALL Del employees ( reception, concierge, grounds, restaurants, bars, cleaning, activities, fitness, pool, shop employees...) your work, patience, consideration and kindness were noticed!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your comments and will be sure to share them with our team. We strive to provide legendary service and look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

just like that wonderful movie of the 80's with Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer....this place is sooo romantic. A little bit expensive but it worth it. Food is good and the hotel at itself is just breathtaking.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. Richard Matheson, author of Bid Time Return (upon which “Somewhere in Time” was based, spent many weeks at The Del and used it as the backdrop for his 1975 novel. We hope to welcome you back to the romance soon.
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We spent a week there the last two summers. The condos allow for a very relaxed vacation. The Windsor cottage is lovely for the morning breakfast and evening cocktail or dinner around the fire pits. Everyone is gracious beyond compare. It's a location that can't be beat.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Jim-BVDirector, General Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for choosing Beach Village and sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor. We take great pride in delivering a genuine hospitality with well-placed amenities and services available exclusively to Beach Village guests. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I recently stayed here with an extremely large corporate event. I'm rating them average, but please keep reading. The staff was extremely friendly, and helped make the trip great. We had a wonderful time at the hotel. Our room was clean, the food and drinks were delicious. It was convenient, right next to the beach.

But - if I wasn't with a large group who planned everything, I would be disappointed in general for what our price tag WOULD have been. Our room was average. It didn't blow me away. The drinks at the hotel were good, but they were $15/drink. An ice cream cone was $8. And the pizza.... it was $8/slice. Yes, a whole small pizza cost us $48, plus tax (6 slices). It's lovely there, but your incidentals are just as expensive as your room.

Room Tip: We stayed in the cabanas. The beach, bar, and pool were RIGHT THERE. Great right? Well, the bar w...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
We are pleased that you enjoyed your conference at The Del and appreciate your recognition of our great staff. We apologize that aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations and thank you for your review.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I could not have been more disappointed in this place. We had a room in one of the 'newer' towers and still nothing worked. The TV was off and on, the internet didn't work, the safe didn't work. The carpets were old and grungy. The room was needing a complete overhaul. The cabana at the pool was rusty and dindgy. I can keep going and going. This place is clearly owned by someone not putting any money into the upkeep. The staff wasn't bad but they were not good either.

Go by and take a picture but DO NOT STAY HERE.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else!!!
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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 review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for your comments and we apologize that your stay was disappointing. The Victorian building was completely renovated in 2012 and the Ocean Towers/California Cabanas just finished a major renovation last month. As a National Historic Landmark, this legendary resort is constantly undergoing maintenance. We appreciate your input.
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115 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I was in Cali for a conference. Time was short. This was one of my stops. No regrets! Lovely property to walk around on. We just sat on a bench and enjoyed the view. Will def plan to stay the next time we are out that way.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
We are delighted that you made time to stop by and experience The Del. We hope your travels bring you back our way again for a longer visit.
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Property: Hotel del Coronado
Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Hotel del Coronado, 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
#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 (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel del Coronado 4*
Number of rooms: 757
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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