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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 October 2009

Our first experience at the Hotel Del was in the early 1990's. We have stayed in Victorian rooms, tower rooms and rooms by the swimming pool. We have been there in the spring, the fall and the winter. We have seen the tennis courts replaced by a fabulous spa facility and now the beach cottages are like the icing on the cake! Each time we leave we can't wait until we can come back . The service begins the moment you drive up to the lobby entrance and see smiling faces waiting to welcome you to the Hotel Del. The food is always good, the shopping is great and the location of the Hotel on the beach offers outstanding sunset viewing of Point Loma. If you have never been to the Hotel Del, it should be on your "Bucket List" of places to see and stay. You won't regret it!

Steve B
Spring, TX

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Reviewed 13 October 2009

We spent 5 days at the Hotel Del and our entire visit was perfect. Our room was always clean and our balcony view was very pleasant. The hotel staff attended to our last minute needs such as clothing alterations, birtday cake and golfing tee times. Room service was promp and good unfortunately we could not eat all the food in each serving. There wasn't a bad meal or cocktail anywhere we went. The restuarants and shops in the hotel were wonderful and we will definately be back to the Hotel Del many more times. We travel to San Diego every year and this will become our regular hotel from now on.

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Reviewed 13 October 2009

We wanted a quick getaway for a few days and couldn't decide between Santa Monica or Coronado. I am so glad we picked the Del. The hotel was amazing and the staff was simply superb from the moment we drove up. The valet could not have been any nicer..always making sure we had the proper directions and giving us tips on what to see and where to eat! We were able to upgrade our room from a partial ocean view to a full ocean view and boy am I glad we did..the room was gorgeous! The views were breathtaking. We went to the spa and it was great...had a little hiccup on one of the spa treatments and the person at the desk corrected it immediately. Every person that you dealt with at the Del was very helpful and just great! I can't wait to visit this property again! It is a definite must for any type of visit!

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Reviewed 12 October 2009

The hotel website is worth a look because it has some wonderful offers that you will not find at other travel websites. For example breakfast was offered as a "Buy One, Get One Free". The customer service at the hotel was outstanding; the help was friendly and made a lot of effort to know your name and what your favorite drink was. If you want to go casual for lunch, check out the casual grille by the swimming pool. Very affordable! Our room was spacious and had a full front ocean view. Can't beat the pristine beach which is swept early each morning! Get up early and admire the Navy Seals doing their morning jog and each evening watch the pelicans dive bomb into the ocean for their dinner. It is a very relaxing beach setting and you won't even need your car! You can walk around the village or just relax and enjoy this legendary hotel. We guarantee that you will want to return!

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Reviewed 11 October 2009

Stayed here for two nights after I had gotten married. The Hotel is historic and we had always wanted to stay here. People should know upfront that there is a premium to be paid to stay at the Del. The rooms are small and the hotel is old. But there is a charm throughout and it is definitely a unique experience. There is a $20 per day resort fee which is stupid since the Del is not a resort. The beds are cozy and the bathrooms are nice and clean. A place to stay just one time in your life. If your hungry for breakfast take a walk down Orange Avenue and visit Clayton's coffee shop. Or if you're in the mood for a nice sidewalk dinner then be sure to visit Rhino's.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

$1700 a night aint what it use to be!!!! Not worth the stupid prices thry charge and they nickel and dime you to DEATH!!! The staff knows nothing about nothing! We stayed in the BEACH VILLAGE and dont expect better service. They allow RIF-raf wonder through the hotel and will seat them for dinner BEFORE us that is paying $1700 a night. Most of the people (rif-raf) wondering around the hotel do NOT spend a dime here. Same lousy service for everyone. Watch out for Sheerwater cafe/ and other dining at the Del....the food is disgusting. Watch out for everything you order because it will cost you dearly. They charges us for valet 30$ a day when we did not even have a car??? Had to argue insanity with a manager that did not understand WHY...we refused to pay for parking a car we did not have....watch out for (add on) hidden fee's that will be every where on your bill? The staff is clueless to everything and have a dumb look on their face when asked a question....the response yu will get is ...I dont know....not sure....sorry, i will have to check..and on and on and on. No wonder Mariln Monroe to all those pills...lol

Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

We stayed at the Hotel del Coronado for 5 nights. The hotel's location on Coronado is fabulous with views of Glorietta Bay and the Pacific. It's easy to get to from San Diego Intl Airport.
The grounds of the hotel are just lovely with lots of palm trees (don't get to see many where we live) and birds of paradise. Hummingbirds were buzzing about everywhere. One morning, about 20 or so seals swam past the beach. The pool is heated and there were plenty of lounge chairs in the shade and sun. The beach was huge and pretty clean, except for massive amounts of seaweed.
Check-in was smooth, and we were early so they have us the option of getting a garden view room immediately, or waiting an hour or so for a room with a view of the bay. We chose to wait and enjoyed lunch at Sheerwater, in the hotel, while we waited. Sheerwater has a spectacular view of the beach and ocean. The food was good, but not fantastic, and it was expensive, as are all the restaurants at the resort. We were glad we got a good room rate, b/c the cost of food was so high. The front desk called us within 1/2 hour to let us know our room was ready.
Our room was in the Victorian Building, which is the oldest, the one that's supposed to have a haunted room. The room was a decent size and the balcony was large with a big round table and four regular chairs and a rocker. The views were of the bay, and off to the right, the ocean. Fabulous. The closet was huge and gave plenty of space to store luggage. The bathroom was on the small side: one sink and almost no counter space. The tub/shower could have used updating, but the shower spray was strong. The bed was a little soft, but the pillows and linens were comfortable. My only real issue with the room was that housekeeping did a mediocre job. The bathroom was thoroughly cleaned, but on the first day they took all the rolls of toilet tissue, even the one on the holder, out of the room. No idea why, but I had to track them down in the hall and get two rolls. The room, which had plenty of wood furniture was dusty by the third day, but they didn't dust it. I mentioned it to the housekeeper, but my Spanish was too limited and she didn't understand the request. Also, in the in-room coffee service area, which is in a tray basket, there were two dirty plastic utensils that were from a previous guest and that was just gross. We noticed them our last day so we didn't get to bring it to housekeeping's attention, but we let the front desk know that at a hotel of this reputation, we wouldn't expect something like that.
We enjoyed the Tuesday night wine tasting at ENO and recommend it. It's a tasting, though, so expect tasting portions, a couple of sips. The cheese flights there were delicious. We had dinner at 1500 Ocean and it was quite good and the service was excellent. Again, the tesort restaurants are pricey, and ENO and 1500 are no exception.
The Spa was absolutely fabulous. I'd recommend a massage with Rob (whether you're a guy or a gal, he's good, just the right pressure) and a facial with Ashlee. The pool at the spa has a wonderful beach/ocean view and is adults only and a great way to spend your day between or after treatments. The spa staff were friendly and helpful.
The Sun Deck Bar has great views and fire pits for chilly evenings. Nice place to have a drink but a pina colada will cost you $12.50. We had the hotel's famous Sunday brunch - amazing - many things for everyone, $72.50 per adult.
In town in Coronado, we'd recommend dinner at Candelas and Primavera. Both were very good, especially Primavera.
Overall, we had a really nice time at Hotel Del and would go back. It's beautiful and the staff is friendly and accommodating, the grounds beautiful with lots of opportunities for relaxing, and it's laid back yet elegant.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
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 Luxury Hotel in Coronado
#3 Spa 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
#10 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range: £244 - £423 (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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