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“Beautiful hotel and wonderful service”
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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Rogers, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
510 reviews
79 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful hotel and wonderful service”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I had always wanted to stay at this hotel, and it lived up to my expectations!! It is beautiful!! The rooms are a little on the small side, but that is probably because of the type of room we booked. The concierge was fantastic!! I had booked a flight home leaving from Santa Anna airport near Los Angeles instead of from San Diego - and we needed transportation to the John Wayne airport. He arranged a driver and a town car to take us - the driver was like a tour guide - told us so much info about the area along the way!! We had a great stay here!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Donna G, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you so much! We collectively celebrate when one of our guests has a wonderful experience. We'll make sure our concierge team sees your review - they'll be delighted. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Del!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Beautiful hotel and grounds with fantastic beach. The pool and restaurants also were clean, enjoyable and added to the stay. The rooms were clean and comfortable although not as top notch as one might expect for the price. While they were very nice, I would say they were a step below most luxury hotels I have seen. Here you definitely are paying more for the location, the grounds and the beauty of the hotel and less for the room itself. Nevertheless, a great and very fun stay that everyone enjoys.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Donna G, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you. We sincerely appreciate your kind feedback. And, we're currently reviewing our in-room amenities, evaluating potential upgrades for future enhancements. We're delighted you had fun during your stay at The Del!
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New Braunfels, Texas
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We went over to Coronado to see the historic hotel. We had drinks on the boardwalk, went down to the beach to stick our feet in the water, more drinks at a cafe closer to the hotel, shopped at the signature shop and also in their little "mini-mall". We also took a small tour thru the lobby and in the grounds.

The service at EVERY stop was exemplary . When shopping one of the clerks even went so far as to go to different shops to help us look at everything the property had to offer in the category we were searching for.

There were a lot of people there. I'm thinking more to come later in the season. In any case, the drink service was wonderful, the servers friendly and engaging.

The hotel lobby is a perfect example of a historic structure lovingly restored. We didn't have the option of seeing the whole property since we didn't stay at the hotel, but what we did see is gorgeous! The hotel common areas lush with plants and blooms of every variety.

Thinking our future holds visit to the hotel to stay!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Donna G, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thanks for visiting - we look forward to your stay with us at the Hotel del Coronado!
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West Cape May, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Attentive service, great location, would definitely visit again , shops have unique clothing , easy walk to town with many stores and restaurants , great seafood raw bar dish for $40. Wonderful adult pool along with Hugh family pool

  • Stayed May 2014
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Donna G, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Yes, we do have terrific shops - there are times I can simply sign over my paycheck to cover the shopping I've done in our shops! We're really lucky to have a terrific retail/buying team...they collectively have tremendous talent and routinely buy for our retail outlets things I absolutely love! Glad you enjoyed your experience at The Del. Thank you!
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Grand Junction, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I have stayed here twice now and LOVED every minute of it. Great staff and an amazing atmosphere. I loved how close it was to the beach and everything it had to offer. I would defiantly stay here again when I return to Coronado.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Donna G, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
YEAH! Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel del Coronado.
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San Diego, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This hotel is one of the oldest but excellently preserved in the US. The lobby is incredible and they still have an incredible hughe lamp and an old elevator functioning. Also their different restaurants are very good. It's still used by foreign dignataries.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Donna G, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
We are very proud to operate Otis elevator #61 at The Del - she had a mild breakdown a couple of weeks ago but we're happy to report that #61 has been repaired and fine-tuned for many more 'ups and downs' at The Del. Thanks for staying with us!
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Marina del Rey, California
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

There is just so much going on that I feel like i could stay here 20 times and have a completely different experience every single time.

Cons - very expensive rooms, thin walls, pricey restaurants, square footage of the rooms and a confusing layout. People are walking around asking "do you know where this is?" "Do you know how to get here?" Its a little confusing for the older folks. Hard to get a seat in the sun deck area for a snack and when you do, you will spend $50+ for 2 drinks, chili fries and chips/dip. The rooms were very small (but nice).

Pros - high ceilings, good food, nicest beach in California, great views, many dining options and lots for kids to see and do. There were plenty of places to eat, get a drink, get desert, etc. Fine dining to a fire pit. Ice cream/candy stores, etc for the little ones to grab on the go.

If you like the Mt. Washington hotel in NH, or the layout of the hotel in the Shining, you would love this place. Hidden turns, balconies, passageways, etc, all over. Hallways which inexplicably have inclines and declines which are wide enough for 2 cars to pass safely without losing their side-view mirrors. Its a great hotel to just walk around and explore and I recommend everyone checks it out at some point, whether you can afford to stay a night or not.

If you can afford to spend like this on your normal trips (and not just for a one time special event), you would probably frown on the noise and the traffic. The walls were a little thin. I was in an end unit with an outdoor staircase on the other side of a wall where it sounded like people were stomping on hollow wooden boxes only inches away from my head until 11pm, maybe a little later, but it quieted down relatively early. That said, it did not take away from the experience overall.

Ive heard great things about the brunch. We were there for Easter weekend and called to inquire but we did not attend. My wife has severe dairy allergies so we don't usually do breakfast, let alone spend $180 on brunch for 2.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Donna G, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for your constructive feedback! We're focused on creating memorable experiences for our guests and are delighted your overall experience was a positive one!

We're working on new way-finding signage to provide easier transition from 'point A' to 'point B' - as well, with each reprinting of our property map, enhancements are made based on feedback from our guests as well as our associates. We want our guests to find all the 'nooks and crannies' that are so cleverly hidden thoughout The Del!

As for the unique structure, when the Hotel del Coronado was constructed in 1887/1888, wood was floated down the Pacific in gigantic log rafts; these logs were milled at The Del and used in the construction. As the wood dried, it torked and stretched - the result of which is the "inclines and declines" you mention above, all contributing to the charm that is The Del.

There is indeed a great deal going on at the Hotel del Coronado, much to see and do and much to explore. Next time you visit, a new experience no doubt awaits you at The Del! Thanks for being our guest.
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Property: 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
#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, 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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