My husband, small daughter and I stayed here for five nights in April. We had a nice room with two double beds, desk area, seating, plasma TV, CD player / radio alarm clock, tea and coffee making facilities, in room safe, iron / board. The room was nicely decorated to a high standard. There was also a large bathroom, with a huge bath tub, separate shower and plenty of towels and toiletries, hair dryer etc. We also had a large balcony which overlooked the pool.
At the time of our stay the hotel was very quiet as a very large party which booked out the entire hotel for a few weeks had just left.
The hotel is split into 5 wings which extend from the main reception area in a line. We were in wing 5 which is the furthest from the reception and main entrance – a good walk! Whilst you can park under your wing and take a lift up to your room from the car park, if you struggle with walking it may be better to request a room in wing 1 or 2 when you book.
I have split the rest of this review into positive and negatives:
The room was nice and was well maintained. The beds were extremely comfy and the linens were clean and crisp. The balcony was great and it was nice to watch the activities in the pool area.
The pool area was nice and there were plenty of sun loungers and towels available. We ate once at the poolside café and whilst it was pricey the food was good and plentiful. The pool area was great for children and there were plenty of pool toys, a sand box. The pools were heated and split into adults only, adults and kids and kids – great for parent who worry that their little darlings are being a nuisance to adults in the pool! There were also two spas which were good.
The reception, restaurant and bar areas were all nice and the staff generally friendly and helpful (although not always). We ate once in the ground floor restaurant (can’t remember the name). The choice was good and there was a separate kids menu. The food was good if a little pricey. We had a table outside and it was nice to watch the boats and generally relax.
There was free wireless in the hotel lobby and a business centre if you don’t bring your lap top (there was a charge for this).
The majority of staff we came into contact with were extremely helpful and very nice – there were a few exceptions. There had been a big conference at the hotel when we arrived and I think they were pushed to the limit.
The location was great and was in very easy reach of San Diego and Coronado centre. However a car is essential if you are intending to leave the complex.
The housekeeping was AWFUL, whilst our room was clean – everything else was a bit of a nightmare. When we first arrived we had coffee and cups but no coffee maker. Everything was just a bit too slap dash and ad hoc. Sometimes we had a bathmat sometimes not, dirty towels not taken away but we had new ones as well – one day we were drowning in towels etc etc. It sounds very trivial but was annoying at the time. I would expect much better from a Loews hotel or similar.
Pool & pool area
The edges of the pool were dangerously slippy – my daughter fell a number of times, through no fault of her own. The pool bar was shut during the week, meaning we had to use the hotel bars to get drinks etc (not ideal when you have to watch a child in the pool).
There was valet and self parking available both were ludicrously expensive – there is no need to charge to park when the hotel has so much space and is in a location which requires you to have a car!
International Phone Calls
We had to make an emergency call back to the UK during our stay. The first call we made didn’t connect and the call we made was 8mins. We expected it to be expensive as calls from hotels usually are but there was no tariff so we just made the call anyway – like I say URGENT! When we came to check out our mouths nearly hit the floor – they had the audacity to try and charge $23 for the unconnected call and $73 for our connected call!!!! To be fair they waived the $73 after some negotiation but still we feel it is a bit cheeky! Fair enough charge an astronomical rate but at least publicise it!
In summary we had a very nice time at the Loews but would be reluctant to return during peak season, it seems to me that they were only just keeping it together with a minimal number of guests
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centered between the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort epitomizes the true Southern California lifestyle. . Taking full advantage of the resort's waterfront location, the hotel's new design artfully combines San Diego's sun and surf with the casual elegance of an oceanfront home, including a new lobby, Bay Terrace, Cays Lounge, Market Cafe, Market To Go and all 440 sea-inspired guest rooms and suites. Resort features include direct access to the Silver Strand State Beach, three tennis courts, a private 81-slip marina and panoramic views of the San Diego-Coronado Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loews Coronado Bay Hotel Coronado
- Loews Resort
- Loews Bay Coronado
- Coronado Loews
- Lowes Coronado
- Coronado Bay Resort