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El Cordova Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118   |  
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Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Coronado
chicago
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“Fantastic Hotel, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Currently staying here in a 1 bedroom suite. Wow, what a pleasant surprise. We have a large bedroom, living room, dining room and full kitchen (rm 82). A steal for the price. Perfect location across from The Del and right on Orange st. El Cordova was the original home, more like mansion, of the owners of The Del. the staff is very friendly, Jay and Rafael were great! I loved it so much I just booked a 5nt stay in April. I'm not sure why this hotel isn't rend higher on TA but you will not be disappointed. Great little restaurants within the hotel complex too. Miguel's, Brigantine and a great little French crepe place 3 doors down. Loved it!

Room Tip: If you can splurge, go for grand suite, if not the 1 bed suite 82 has a balcony overlooking pool
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Alpine, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Quaint, clean rooms with easy access to sites, shopping, beach, etc. My friend and I have been taking vacations together since 1987 and this one will be one of my favorites:) Great bargain for Coronado! We will be back and recommend to friends/family!

Room Tip: Our room was on the main street, Orange, which is the only way through town and a little noisy. Ask...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Great location, good service, and clean rooms. The place is old, but quaint and comfortable, and reasonably priced for the area. The staff is excellent. Biggest problem is the lack of parking. Had a bit of trouble regulating the water temperature in the shower, old pipes I guess. All in all, a very good experience.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the street are a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Temecula, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Everything was good. Prices are way too high for the accommadations. Everything is old but comfortable.If you have any problem with stairs make sure you get downstairs as stairs are steep and small. Staff is great but if they give you a voucher for free continental breakfast beware as restuarant waitress is VERY unfriendly and seems like she does not want you there. She treated people ordering off the menu a whole lot better. All-in-all a nice experience.

Room Tip: Make sure you stay downstairs away from mexican restuauant...VERY noisy till late at night
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MicaJackson, General Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I am glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay. I would like to apologize for your experience at the French creperie. I have forwarded your comments to the owner of the company and he has assured me that the issue will be addressed. The entire team at El Cordova wants to ensure that you have a positive and relaxing experience with all businesses on property.

Feel free to take advantage of the many promotions we offer during the off season. We offer very competitive rates for Coronado. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to see you again.
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Carlsbad, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Stayed here during the 1st weekend of January 2013. The location is perfect, right off the main road and across the street from the Hotel Del and ocean. Stayed in a larger room (suite) on 2nd floor facing west that had great views of ocean and Hotel Del. The decor is slightly outdated, but the huge flat screen TV and comfy bed offset any negatives. Great place to serve as a home base while you go explore. Not a resort like experience, don't plan to spend a lot of time on the property. Service was decent and parking was challenging but reasonable. If you want full service and high-end, stay at the Del. If you want a good place to stay in a great spot, choose the El Cordova.

Room Tip: West facing room on 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you love the feel of a nice, comfortable, clean yet affordable location, stay here at the El Cordova. Previously, this hotel was home to the architect and help who built the beautiful Hotel Coronado, the Grand hotel across the street. As far as proximity to the beach, this has it all. We stayed in one of the efficiency apartments here with our children and we were pleasantly surprised!

Room Tip: Rooms not too close to the restaurant for noise control are better. The lower level apartments are r...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

You can't bet the location, close to everything (food, the beach, shopping and the Del). But don't except a 4-5 star room. Nice, comfortable and clean but nothing fancy.

Great with a family because the rooms have separate bedroom and small kitchen.

Would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Cordova Hotel

Address: 1351 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#7 Family Hotel in Coronado
#8 Business Hotel in Coronado
#10 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Cordova Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rich in history, natural beauty and a charming Spanish hacienda style. El Cordova Hotel stands in the heart of the Village of Coronado Island, one block from the best beach in San Diego. Shopping, restaurants, theatre and recreational activities are within walking distance and the Hotel has four restaurants and twelve boutique shops on site. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
El Cordova Coronado
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