Let me preface my review with this - we are a young couple who love luxury travel and we don't have kids. Maybe this resort is more geared for families and adventure, but I feel like this is the Disneyland of hotels in San Diego. Meaning it's overpriced, super crowded and average.
I know this is a historical location, but they don't appear to take a lot of pride in the property. The lobby floor in our ocean tower was so dirty and filmy, the carpet in our room was stained, housekeeping didn't clear the dirty cups in our room, they just added new ones, and when they cleaned the bathroom, they took the dirty towels but didn't replace all of the towels or rug. We also had maintenance come to our room to "update" our TV software. They were there for a while and I feel like the hotel should have the common sense to ask before doing this or perform upgrades between guests.
The pool food was pre-packaged and nothing special. The tub is a bathroom/tub combo like at a Holiday Inn... I can only assume this resort charges $500 plus a night for the beachfront location. It is in a prime spot on Coronado Island and there are a lot of activities for the kids.
If you're looking for luxury and cleanliness, beachfront in California, I would recommend the Surf & Sand in Laguna or the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Rates are comparable and the service, cleanliness and luxury is 5 star. I had always wanted to stay at this resort, but I wouldn't stay here again, not even if I got a deal for $150 a night.
- 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