El Cordova made for an enjoyable place to hang our hats for a wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado, which is directly across the street.
We had a suite, and the rooms were surprisingly big. The kitchenette had everything we needed, and there were tons of closets and dresser space which would be wonderful for someone staying a longer time in the area.
The building is really cool looking -- obviously quite old and therefore we accepted some of the differences that come with a more "historic" building. There were a few steps even to get into first floor rooms, which made it just a bit tricky getting the stroller in, but we managed... also, the plumbing may need some upgrading (shower temp varied a bit). But the place seems well-built, and funky Spanish tile is everywhere.
The pool, right in the courtyard, just outside our room, was deep and just the right temp to cool off. The hot tub was nice & warm with powerful jets, a good way to release the tension and help me unwind.
We loved the very close access to the beach, as well as all the cool shops and restaurants that this part of Coronado has to offer. We really enjoyed the Mexican restaurant (Miguel's) that is right inside the hotel complex, too -- and ate there twice over the long weekend. Great margaritas, very good food, and friendly service.
Would recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay close to the action but not completely break the bank.
- 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
- Hotel El Cordova