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El Cordova Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
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Ranked #12 of 19 hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location a Beach Yoga Retreat! Walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops, Mini-Moo Ice Cream. Kept the windows open to enjoy the cool ocean breezes therefore we heard a little street noise.. but yes I would stay here again!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quaint = courtyard full of trees and flowering plants and curving sidewalks, outdoor eateries and shops Character = colorful Spanish tiles with terra-cotta planters and stucco flair Cleanliness = walk barefoot and not be icked out - sheets white and duvet on comforter is removable, laundered and spotless Location = walking distance to all HOT SPOTS! Thank you, El Cordova,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We actually live in San Diego and decided we wanted to stay here and enjoy the beach. El Cordova was perfect! With their suites, we were able to bring some food, and have a separate room so our son could sleep while we were up at night. The beach is right across the street and the pool and hot tub... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have stayed at the El Cordova several times. Another great stay. Loved the addition of breakfast. However needs a free gluten free options. One bed room suite was very spacious. Could use a little update, but has good charm. Excellent Group on deal with no issues at check in!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned home from a great trip to Coronado Island. I really can't complain about anything regarding this hotel. It's boutique style, old and has history, I knew going into it that the walls are thin and *gasp* stairs that I had to walk up.. Honestly, anyone that complains about that... Anyway, we loved this hotel!... More

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NathanDonison, Front Office Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We're very pleased to hear you loved your stay with us. We take great pride in the charm and history of our boutique hotel and love hearing about it from our guests. We hope to see you again in the near future. More

Sun City, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall we liked the El Cordova. Rooms were clean and personnel were exceptional. We stayed 3 nights. There was a strange smell in the rooms but thankfully, I always carry Febreze, which helped. On the last night there, we had no hot water and I had to shower in cold water. Also, the electricity to the fridge, microwave didn't work... More

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NathanDonison, Front Office Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding room smell and water maintenance as it allows us to better our operations and guest services. We hope to see you again soon. More

Garden Grove, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stayed here for part of our honeymoon. I found El Cordova on Trip Advisor, and I'm so glad I did! We could not afford the Hotel Del, so I started looking for other options. Now, I doubt we'd stay anywhere else in Coronado but here. El Cordova is such an adorable place with a friendly... More

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NathanDonison, Front Office Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We're glad to hear your stay with us was so enjoyable. It's always a pleasure to hear when one of our staff members was so helpful and friendly for you. We hope to see you again soon. More

Bishop, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your earplugs, and noise canceling headphones if you have some, because room 3 is loud. Like the fiesta from Miguel's Cocina is in your room loud. The Cocina must have good food, since it's busy, and loud, even well past 10 pm. And the restaurant must be nice and clean since the vacuum cleaner starts early in the morning.... More

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MicaJackson, General Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review concerning your stay at our property. I apologize for the dissatisfaction that you experienced with your room. I will meet with the General Manager of Miguel’s Cocina regarding the noise from the restaurant. We understand that the restaurant can get busy during peak times; however they also recognize there are sleeping rooms that may... More

Glenview, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for Spring Break from Chicago. We booked it, then found a deal on Groupon San Diego. The staff was very helpful in changing from a regular reservation to one done on Groupon. This hotel is very well situated in the heart of Cornonado. Yes, it is old but that adds to the charm. We got a 1... More

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NathanDonison, Front Office Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in our One Bedroom Suite and were able to enjoy a number of our amenities during your visit. We hope to see you again soon! More

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138 reviews 138 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy Coronado so much, and to stay so close to the beach for such a great price (through Expedia) was a treat. The staff was friendly and answered any questions we had. The structure is older, but the tile was always clean (the carpets are due for replacement, I think) and the lobby is being redone as I type.... More

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NathanDonison, Front Office Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are preparing to renovate a large portion of our rooms very soon and are very excited about the completion of our brand new lobby. We hope you'll visit us again soon to see our updates. More

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Additional Information about El Cordova Hotel

Also Known As:
El Cordova Coronado
Hotel El Cordova
Address: 1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#5 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#9 Business Hotel in Coronado
#10 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Cordova Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in the turn of the century, El Cordova’s historic charm continues to excite guests from around the world. El Cordova is located in the heart of The Village of Coronado, just one block from Coronado beach,and across the street from the world famous Hotel Del Coronado. The Courtyard features barbeques, patio seating, a heated pool and whirlpool perfect for fun and relaxation. ... more   less 
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