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“Great location, clean room.” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Great location, clean room.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The hotel has a lot of charm. The rooms were small and the bathroom was about 20 sq. feet, but it was clean and fit our needs. The price is great for the location, just across the street from the beach. The free breakfast was great, with fresh made tomato, spinach, and mushroom crepes. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The hot tub was great, and my son loved the pool. I would have rated 5 stars, but the bathroom was tiny, and there was no light above the shower, making things overall a little dark. I would definitly recommend to a friend. However, I don't think the room could hold more than two people.

Room Tip: Ask for a downstairs room if you have heavy luggage, as there is no elevator.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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Palm Desert, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Quaint, Great Hotel, Great location, good service, clean and all at a Great Price. My Wife and I enjoyed our stay for our Anniversary, Birthday and Valentines day. The El Cordova was just perfect place with a great location. Thank you Nathan............ for your hospitality.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chicago
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Alpine, California, United States
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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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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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