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“Very good location, value, charm”
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Glorietta Bay Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 December 2012

We stayed for three nights in December 2012. The three words to describe this boutique hotel is: location, value, charm. It is perfectly located. It's literally across the street from the Del Coronado, a short stroll to the Del Coronado beach, right next to the Orange street shopping and restaurants, and just around the corner from the public Golf course. We felt we got a great value. We stayed for three nights and paid $499 all taxes included, parking included, a super awesome continental breakfast each day, and a bottle of wine. So, the calculated $499 divided by three nights is $167 a night -- but it is obviously less with all the included values. As great as the Del Coronado is, the value here at Glorietta is hard to pass up. Also, at Glorietta, since it's such a small property, you can enter and leave the property quickly without having to walk through several hallways, lobbies, elevators like the big hotels. That was nice since we were on vacation and wanted to maximize our relaxing time. Also, you can park right in front of your room, which makes it so convenient to come and go. I really really came to appreciate that.

As far as the rooms are concerned... We lucked out and got a Bay View room with a balcony and a nice view where we could see some of the bay and the boats. The interiors were nice and spacious -- there was a little nook where we could work on the computer and not be in the way of the main part of the room. The only two things that were inconveniences on the property during our stay was the toilet and television. The toilet flush was very weak and was frustrating to get to work. And there was some issue with Time Warner Cable so the channels were somewhat limited. Instead of watching tv, we checked out some DVDs from the front desk (they have a pretty large collection!) But in the grand scheme, these two did not take away from our loving our stay. All in all, I think you will be hard pressed to find a hotel with the combination of location, value, and charm.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

We stayed here for the first time in early September. The hotel was very busy but managed to be quiet and elegant. The check in staff was exceptionally gracious and helpful. We elected to stay in a room overlooking the bay rather than in the mansion. It was small but had very new upgraded bedding, furnishings and all the amenities you could ask for, including a small refrigerator. The free breakfast was very elegantly served in the mansion and had lots of nice seating, both in the library and on the outdoor patio. They do not have a restaurant at hotel for dinner but there are dozens within walking distance. We also saw some guests with carryout food on the patio of the hotel which looked like a fun thing to do after the beach. We felt very relaxed and comfortable here and plan to return.

Room Tip: If you do not plan to spend much time in your room, don't pay extra for bay view.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank DDGolferBeachBum
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

We stayed at the Glorietta Bay Inn for three nights in October and would thoroughly recommend the hotel. Our arrival was late at night after a long flight and a long queue at immigration, but we were made to feel welcome straightaway.
Our room was the Sunset Room, beautifully decorated in a Victorian style with light furniture, a very comfortable bed covered in cushions and all the conveniences we required. There was a bath with shower and outside, a private terrace area with swinging hammock and a table and chairs.
The continental breakfast is served downstairs in or outside (we sat outside on the lovely terrace) or can be delivered to your room at no cost.
The hotel offers lots of great touches, freshly made cookies and chocolates in a little box with “Have a good night from the Glorietta Bay Inn” delivered each night, milk for the cookies in the hall way, fresh lemonade available anytime and wine and cheese in the early evenings.
The Glorietta as described is just across from the Coronado Del Mar Hotel and is in a perfect location for the beach and Orange Street where many restaurants are located. We ate at the Brigantine which was very good and ice-creams in the gelateria at the Del are not to be missed.
There are also two theatres on Coronado Island. We went to see Around the World in 80 days at the Lamb’s Theatre only ten minutes walk away and it was very entertaining. The Old Town Trolley tour also stops in Orange Street we took a great tour of San Diego.
All in all, we would recommend this lovely boutique hotel and hope to stay there again some day.

Room Tip: The Sunset Room is lovely, and very bright and airy.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We recently stayed here for three nights at the beginning of a 10 day road trip celebrating our 40th anniversary with another couple. The staff was outstanding and the location is excellent. Breakfast was included with our package and it was very good. We did not stay in the mansion but in two other rooms overlooking the bay. We had great views and it was an easy walk to restaurants and shops in Downtown Coronado. The hotel is right across the street from the Hotel Del. Great place for a drink. The inn itself is very well kept and very relaxing. We only wish we had more time o stay in San Diego. A special thank you for the welcome bottle of wine that the hotel provided to both couples.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank rjoyal6267
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

My fiance and I stayed here on a weekend for a wedding. We were assigned a room with a veranda overlooking the harbor. It was so perfect! I just loved sitting out there and drinking my coffee in the mornings. The complimentary breakfast was also nice. They offered plenty of fresh fruit, cottage cheese, bagels, breads, cereals, granola and yogurt. Coffee and tea were offered almost all day. The most impressive part of our stay was how friendly the staff was. They were ready to help with any of your needs; whether it be beach chairs and towels or anything to do with the island and reservations. I will definitely stay here if we return to Coronado. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Janice J
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

I was looking for a semi condor table place to stay while in Coronado San Diego that was with in a reasonable price since I was going solo! This hotel was a hit! The beauty of exterior was much more than I expected and the welcome greeting from desk clerk was fantastic! Upon getting there 8am the clerk was able to get me a room right on the spot so I could put my nags away and join in on their Hosptality Free breakfast :). My room was clean and I was spoiled by getting 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms ! I'm picky about pillows and this was not a problem as they had 6 wonderful fluffy pillows on each bed! What a delight to have found this gem as its across from the Marina and the Del Coronado Hotel and beach! Everything is within walking distance and the airport is only 15 minutes away! I have already given mention of this fabulous hotel to Corporations for convention attendees to stay at! make sure to add this Hotel to your bucket list!

Room Tip: great for business or family stay ! I'm a solo traveler and felt very safe and loved the ambienc...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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2  Thank acaraway
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

Stayed at the Del 16-yrs ago, but couldn't find an affordable deal for our family vacation. Liked the reviews & pictures for Glorietta Bay on Yelp & trip advisor so booked through a very nice guy on the phone. I was expecting Del quality so when I first arrived at night I was a bit disappointed. Smaller rooms and near busy street so we could hear traffic at night if we kept windows opened. Went to breakfast the next day and was impressed with the fresh fruit juices and selection. Cute location in the hotel and you could sit on the outdoor patio, which we enjoyed. Very charming. We also enjoyed our "patio" courtyard room. Beautiful flowers on the pergola and we enjoyed sitting outside our room. Great location as its right across the street from the Del which really is the only hotel on the beach. Within walking distance to tons of cute shops & delicious restaurants. We would stay here again. Comfortable & clean rooms. Nice staff.

Room Tip: Not sure if I'd want to stay on the second floor as we did enjoy our patio chairs
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank mistobbe
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Address: 1630 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118-2913
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Coronado
#3 Business Hotel in Coronado
#3 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range: £173 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glorietta Bay Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glorietta Bay Inn is Coronado’s best boutique hotel. One block to the beach and just steps away from shopping and dining, this Coronado hotel invites you to experience award-winning guest service, ideal location, and abundant history and charm. ... more   less 
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