We held our wedding at The Hotel del Coronado in early October. From the planning, to the visits, to the entire wedding weekend itself, I couldn't imagine anything more perfect.
The staff are incredibly helpful - even if they can't immediately help you, they do everything they can to connect you with someone who can. They were great with last minute requests and changes to the plan - always with a smile. The space was amazing and the food was unbelievable. And their event coordinators and banquet staff really knew their stuff and were able to make helpful suggestions along the way but never got pushy or restrictive.
The hotel itself is remarkable - simply breathtaking. so old-world-y but with all of the modern touches you want out of a 5 star resort. We had a "partial view" room - we expected to have to crane our necks to see the ocean, but it was actually a gorgeous view down the beach and only if we turned our head to the right could we see a glimpse of a parking lot. I know it's a silly thing to comment on - but one of the things I that stood out to me were the great toiletries -- usually you get "conditioning shampoo" or something horrid - I contemplated purchasing some of the hotel's signature products from the spa because I loved them so much. (unfortunately not enough room in the suitcase)
The dining options are superb - Eno's was able to accommodate a large group of us at the last minute and when we gave them our budget they worked out a great tasting spread of wine, cheese and chocolate that kept all of us oooohing and mmming for 2 hours. The brunch at Sheerwater's is probably the best brunch I've ever had - well worth the $23. Even the takeaway stand at Babcock and Storey is delicious.
i highly recommend getting an evening drink at the Sun Deck with the fire pits or arranging for s'mores on the beach. In fact, I highly recommend just about everything!
Yes, it's a pricey venue (we got married on a Friday to make it more affordable) but everything from the rooms to the location to the activities and amenities are well worth the cost. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the area ---
- 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