the hotel del is like a cruise ship: happy attitudes to be sure, but in addition there are large crowds, mediocre food/customer service, and the entire place is a bit worn around the edges.
i have an ongoing project in coronado and so i brought my whole team to stay a week at the del and arrived with high hopes. on the first night, i was given a second floor room overlooking a parking lot. i asked to be moved, and was taken to a beachfront room-which seemed like it could be an improvement but in fact was worse. when i got home from work that night, there was a convention party in full swing on the beach-complete with MC, a beach boys cover band, and drunken partygoers dancing and yelling right outside my window. sort of like a saturday night live skit.
it took almost two hours for the hotel to find me yet another room, and i had to carry my own bags-but finally they set me up at their adjacent property, called the beach village. a massive improvement! the beach village is much higher end, with tasteful rooms and good service. i enjoyed my stay there but unfortunately, the whole thing was too little, too late.
i should mention that when i called the hotel to cancel a subsequent reservation, they were gracious and listened to my story and encouraged me to come back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Resort Del Coronado
- Del Coronado