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Hotel del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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    5 Jun 14, 2014

    Redolent with history, yet full of contemporary luxuries, the Hotel del Coronado is one of the best hotels in the United States. Even has a few ghost stories of its own.

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    Penny L
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    5 Sep 23, 2013

    I LOVE this place! If you are here around Christmas/New Years Day it is a must see! Every winter they set up a outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Point Loma. The views are breathtaking and this place takes you a step back in time! This is such a fun time for a romantic date or the whole family! Even if you just come for a couple of hours! Grab a cup of hot coco take a stroll around the beautiful nostalgic building and manicured grounds and then watch the sun sink into the Pacific! Highly recommend!

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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    Becky M.
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    5 Sep 13, 2013

    My family went here every summer for 10 years of my childhood and it is a wonderful and magical place. It's changed hands since we used to go there, and it is considerably more expensive now (though really nicely upgraded). But even just a visit to ride up and down in the elevator-operated main elevator is fun -- especially if you're with kids.

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    5 Jul 23, 2013

    One of the historical landmark in Coronado Island. This Victorian hotel, built in 1887, is one of America's largest wooden building. The hotel has hosted several presidents and other national figures.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    5 Jun 25, 2013

    If you love history and beautiful architecture, this is one place you would want to visit if you are unable to stay there. The grounds and white sandy beaches are beautiful.

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    Robyn S
    4 May 21, 2013

    If you haven't seen the Hotel Del, then this is worth a stop. You can wander the grounds and get great photos. There are great shops but they are a bit pricey. They do offer Moo Time, a great ice cream shop!

    While in Coronado, take time to wander the sidewalks and venture into the boutiques. Lots of great finds! There is a Burger Lounge on the main drag, Orange Ave., that offers great food.

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    5 Jan 21, 2013

    A gorgeous must-see in San Diego! Built in 1888, this classic beachfront respite near San Diego, California has long been heralded as one of America’s most beautiful beach resorts. A pronouncement underscored by its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1977. P.S. Coronado was recently named No. 1 Best Beach in America for 2012 in the highly anticipated list by Florida International University professor and coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, a.k.a. "Dr. Beach".

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    Belinda Ma
    5 Dec 19, 2012

    The oldest grand dame hotel in San Diego and really still the best. Right on the beach, there are always weddings and tourists and often good music. You can ice skate in the winter and you can enjoy a sunset cocktail in the summer. Everything's pricey, but you really go for the ambiance. Croquet anyone??

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    dayna garvin
    5 Dec 15, 2012

    Hotel rooms are lovely. Grounds are beautiful. The beach is impressively long, wide and welcoming. Sitting by the pool looking out at the beach-ahh! Heaven.

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    5 Dec 06, 2012

    Always a go-to spot for walking by the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the sea breeze, southern California sun, and scenery. Lots of little shops in the hotel for the window shopper in you :-)

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    5 Nov 23, 2012

    The Hotel Del is tough to beat. It is architecturally spectacular and classic in its styling. Just walking around the property takes you back in time to its origins in the 1880's. The history including Marilyn Monroe's film "Some Like it Hot" adds to its mystique.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    5 Sep 27, 2012

    Was there last November, it was all decorated for Christmas and had the skating rink outside...Very Cool!

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    Tilly Wright
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    5 Sep 12, 2012

    My bridesmaids booked my bachelorette party here because I wanted a mellow time. They are so sweet. I am so surprised and I felt so spoiled because Hotel Del Coronado is absolutely beautiful with a beach front area so you can walk to the ocean. This is a classy stay and many presidents have stayed here. www.sailorgirlfriend.com

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    Sebastien Pochic
    4 Sep 02, 2012

    I was there for a conference that my company was hosting, so I didn't have a lot of time to enjoy the amenities, but it's a great resort. Large rooms, great bar overlooking the pool and with a view on the beach & ocean.

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    Spencer Smith
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    4 Aug 31, 2012

    The Hotel Del is a great place to walk around when family and friends are in town. It's definitely a tourist destination, and prices reflect that ( a Coke at the bar was $5.25). That said, it's still a fun place to visit, and a very San Diego spot.

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    5 Aug 28, 2012

    The rooms here are pretty dated, but it's such an iconic hotel! Coronado beach was rated as the number one in the world recently, so even if you aren't staying here, it's worth dropping by to wander around. The lobby is old-world opulent and the outside walkways to the rooms are manicured. During the holidays there is an ice skating rink outside, right next to the sand, which is quite a sight. Don't forget to try Mootime Creamery!

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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    This place is absolutely unique. It is so big and romantic. I felt like being in Marylin's film when I was here. We went only for lunch so I can't say how hospitality is. However I liked very much comon areas and the direct access on the beach. There are also boutiques inside. Lunch was fine and absolutely relaxing.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    A fascinating history, wonderful appearance and so many visitors that the entire image is destroyed. Staying here is like living in an amusement park. Visiting the Del is like going to Disneyland the first day of summer vacation.

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    Mira Zaslove
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Historic and romantic. Be sure to stay in the traditional / older wing --it has the character and history. The new wing is less distinctive. Great to be on the beach, and close to the San Diego Zoo.

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    Nicholas D
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The "Hotel del" is San Diego's most storied hotel, and for good reason. Its beachside location and full spread of amenities make it a prime base for exploring SD and surrounding areas.

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Description

With its iconic red turrets piercing an azure California skyline, Hotel del Coronado radiates a gracious Victorian splendor. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the resort is an American treasure with over 120 years of stories to tell. The Del's visionary founders, Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story, dreamed of building a seaside resort that would be "the talk of the ... read more
Western world." Since then, the resort has become a living legend, visited by celebrities, dignitaries and U.S. presidents. Rated one of the top 10 hotels in the world by USA Today, The Del continues to maintain its rich history while also offering contemporary conveniences such as unique beachfront dining experiences, an award-winning spa, upscale shopping, a variety of recreational activities and the luxurious cottages and villas at Beach Village. The hotel's spectacular setting, on 28 oceanfront acres of Coronado Island, impeccable service and award-winning cuisine also make it the perfect setting for an idyllic family getaway, an intimate romantic escape, an elegant meeting and exhibition space - or a truly fairytale wedding destination.

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  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
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  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Reviews Summary

Very Good!1208 reviews across the web.

  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Ambiance
    94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Beach
    87% appreciated the clean beach.
  • Location
    84% liked the proximity to shopping.
  • Grounds
    Pool was lovely, according to 74%.
  • Food
    72% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Hotel
    Hotel is nice enough.

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