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Glorietta Bay Inn
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2009

We could not have been happier - the location was perfect, staff extremely helpful, our room extremely clean and comfortable, lovely bay view. Breakfast on the beautiful terrrace was peaceful and sunny way to start the day.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2009

I was hosting three Korean children (9, 11, 13) on their first visit to America. Although I live in exciting Las Vegas a trip to the San Diego Zoo and the beach and Balboa Park seemed a down-to-earth homey idea. The staff at the Glorietta Bay treated these rather shy kids as if they were family and also as if they were royalty. Their names were remembered, breakfast with birds visiting the table delighted them and the afternoon "tea" with fresh lemonade and strawberries and gingersnap cookies made us all feel oh-so-special. The proximity to the 'Del' and the beach as well as the local attractions was fast and easy and the island traffic a lot more relaxed than in San Diego itself. On our final night we came 'home' to fresh to-die-for chocolate chip cookies and a champagne bucket with a pitcher of milk on ice. The fantastic service is from a century ago (as is the resort itself) and we cannot find a rating high enough for our wonderful experience at the Glorietta Bay!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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saratoga springs, ny
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2009

We stayed in Coronado for 4 nights and reserved a Junior Suite. It was located toward the back of the property but we were delighted when we entered......it was absolutely spotless with a full kitchen, large living room with dining area, nice bedroom and very clean bathroom. Along with all of that, we had a private back patio area with a table and 4 chairs and a pretty garden. The complimentary breakfast was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. Can't wait to return......we will definitely try to stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2009

We stayed in the Sugar Baron mansion room. From the first encounter at check in the staff was so accommodating. The room was so quaint and the view from the balcony was stunning overlooking the marina. Location was also wonderful, we walked every morning in front of the Hotel del Coronado. The town itself is also very easy to get around and safe at all times of the day or night. Ate great dinner at Miquels right behind the hotel. Another highlight was (suggested to us by the front desk) was to rent bicycles from Little Sams. We then rode the bikes to the ferry and rode around the San Diego waterfront. Finished that day by riding to the end of the beach north of Hotel del Coronado and watched a beautiful sunset. Glorietta Bay also delivered hot chocolate chips cookies and ice cold milk every night. Not to mention the bottle of champagne and truffles that awaited us upon arrival. We absolutely loved the hotel and Coronado itself.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank howjan
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L.A. 'burbs, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2009

Mu husband, 5 yo daughter and I spent 5 nights at the end of June at The Glorietta Bay Inn. We got a suite at a phenomenal price. Our room was like a small apartment with a full kitchen and we had our own private patio. The room was clean and comfortable and we had plenty of room for 3 people to even get a little privacy at the end of a day together.

The morning breakfast was good, although nothing to write home about. In fact my only recommendation is to maybe change up the menu a bit as it gets a little tiresome after a few mornings. The food was always fresh and ample. There was never a rush to get the last muffin. :)

The location of the hotel is great. One of the top perks for us is you really don't have to ever drive if you really don't want to. The beach is across the street and there are many restaurants and shops that are an easy stroll away. The beach is beautiful too. My daughter enjoyed spending the days boogie boarding and the mornings finding shells and sand dollars washed up on the beach.

We enjoyed this trip so much we came back for a weekend trip in the beginning of September. We'll be back, too!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Orange County
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

We have stayed at the Glorietta many times in the past and enjoyed it so much that we trusted the hotel to host our wedding this past June. We had a fairytale wedding made possible due to the staff at the Glorietta. The personal attention we received, prompt responses to every request combined with insider information of the area made the whole weekend memorable for us and our guests. Every detail in the hotel was perfect...the mansion rooms restored to their orignal grandeur combined with the spaciousness of the hotel property rooms gave us and our guests opportunities for romance or family fun. The staff knew all of our names, helped us with storing our gifts and wedding cake, and just took care of all of the small details that made us worry free. With beautiful orchids and flowers on the property, continental breakfast, fresh homemade cookies and coffee offered throughout the day, relaxing pool and spa, as well as a perfecdt location central to everything on Coronado, the Glorietta Bay Inn is the only place to stay when visiting San Diego.

  • Stayed June 2009
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

My husband and I just returned from a night away at Glorietta Bay. We did not stay in the mansion, but in one of the motel rooms next door. The rooms were lovely--fully updated with flat screen HD TV's, updated bathroom and furnishings. There was a free breakfast in the morning which was very satisfying. The hotel also had a pool and hot tub which we enjoyed. Best of all, it's located right across the street from The Hotel del Coronado and one block from downtown Coronado. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Glorietta Bay Inn
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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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