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“A gem of an Island with a gem of a hotel”
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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This island in San Diego Bay and the hotel of the same name were a complete surprise to us. Very luxurious but not a bit pretentious. The building is original an has lots of history, would advise anyone who is looking for a hide-away that is not too remote. There is lots to do and see in the surrounding area

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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with others online. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future!

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

The property was terrific but the people and service was some of the best we have ever experienced. As season travelers, we rate this property as one of the best and highly recommend a stay there. The Ocean Tower was newer but the views of the beach and water were wonderful.

Room Tip: The Ocean Tower had terrific views of the beach.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your endorsement. We strive to provide legendary service and thank you for your recognition of our great staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I found the perfect outside beach wedding! this hotel is so beautiful. Very pricey but worth it... amazing views.. coronado is the most beautiful place I have been to. And this hotel completed it.. would definitely plan my reception here outside looking over the beautiful beach view

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to The Del. The resort was named America’s most romantic place to marry by The Travel Channel and has a long history of romance with famous couples such as Bogie and Bacall, Lucy and Desi, and more. We hope you become a part of that history.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I've been looking forward to staying at the Del for years. We finally got the chance and were very disappointed. The location is incredible and the original building breath-taking but those are givens. We stayed in a garden view room on the first floor of the original Victorian building. The room was quite large and well appointed. The walk in closet was as large as the bath. Our room had a small patio which overlooked the courtyard. Unfortunately, throughout the day, there was a series of weddings taking place just outside our room. There was no way to enjoy the patio without feeling like we were crashing a wedding.

We enjoyed dinner and a play and came back to the hotel around 11pm and wanted to enjoy a drink in the bar. Unfortunately, it was packed with drunken wedding guests. If fact, the entire hotel was filled with various wedding guests drunkenly stumbling down the halls -- several of which reeked of vomit.

With five star prices you expect more than a frat house.

Room Tip: Don't choose a garden view on a weekend unless you want to watch endless weddings.
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your experience. I understand your level of disappointment and assure you that what you encountered is highly uncommon. We strive to provide exceptional service and memorable experiences for each and every guest who chooses to visit our resort. To this end, we value your perspective and appreciate your input.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a business trip, and we were impressed with the historic building. We loved the beach and the facilities. The room (ocean view) was lovely, though comparable to a W Hotel I stayed at in Austin recently. (For the price, I guess I expected more antiques and a more unique feeling). We were less impressed with the prices for food and drink on the resort. Granted, we are not neophytes when it comes to resort pricing; it's always expensive. This just got a bit out of hand. True story: We ordered a kid's macaroni and cheese, a side of applesauce, and a glass of milk for our daughter through room service. It cost $37. For mac & cheese. Seriously. And a pina colada on the beach set me back $18. One exception to this was the Sunday Brunch. At over $100 head (with gratuity included), we still felt like we got a lovely meal, and the alcoholic drinks were included in the price, which made us rationalize the cost. If we go back, we'll be sure to eat off-site.

Room Tip: The ocean view is worth it!
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 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, whether it be for business again or leisure.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Beautiful hotel and beaches, terrible management. Check for errors on your bill, we received two, both in the hotels favor. Saturday night the bar was understaffed and the mixed drinks (at least the one I had) was horrible. I went up to the bar to ask for a water to sip instead, but was unable to get one because the poor person behind the bar was too busy. The bar was covered with dirty glasses and my friends Cosmo arrived in a goblet because they did not have a clean martini glass.
The Sunday brunch was wonderful and the staff very friendly.
I would not stay here again.

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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and your brunch, we apologize that your entire stay did not exceed your expectations. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team to ensure that this type of experience is not repeated. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The Del is situated in magnificent location with a wonderful history and lots of tales to tell. We also had great experience with the staff who were not only helpful but friendly. Unfortunately, the food served at the hotel was very disappointing. Luckily, we were able to eat at so many great restaurants in the area.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our beachfront location and friendly staff, we apologize that your entire stay did not exceed your expectations. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team so we may make the necessary improvements. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future.

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Additional Information about Hotel del Coronado

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
#9 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range: £243 - £481 (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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Resort Del Coronado
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