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“The Crown was Cool” 4 of 5 stars
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Crown City Inn
520 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118   |  
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Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“The Crown was Cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Loads of fun get away at the CCI. We were greeted warmly at the front desk on August 30th for a one night stay. We were able to check in a little early which was nice hot coffee, tea and cookies were in the lobby. They loaned us bikes to cruise around the island for the afternoon, then upon return we were told we could keep them till 7:30 pm so we rode back down to the beach for the sunset, which was awesome. Upon return were then informed by front desk that loads of restaurants were within walking distance. Nice touch. Our room was quaint but very clean, comfortable bed, will definitely return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
"Bdbc"
Thanks for staying at the Crown City Inn. I'm glad you were happy with everything, and so glad you were able to get good use of the bikes. It's the nicest way to get around town! Hope to see you on your next visit to Coronado.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My family and I have been staying at CCI for the last 7 or eight years. We love the quaintness, friendliness and the perfect location - equal distance between the Bay side and Ocean side of the Island. There are many other hotels we would consider staying at, but just love CCI to much to try anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hi "gcingilbert"
Thanks for your nice response. I'm so happy you've returned time and again to the Crown City Inn. We have so many repeat customers. I hope you'll ask for me the next time you come, so I can meet you!
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

So, when you stay at this quaint hotel, you are a bit out of the mayhem of crowded Coronado streets. You are still on the main drag, however, you are far enough away from the city center that you dont get caught up in the traffic.
Our room was quite clean, bathroom was newly remodeled and pretty.Both the room and bath were small, but certainly adequate. The hotel offers beach cruisers (check the seats first to make sure you get one that stays put!), as walking to the beach would be a bit of a haul.
There is courtyard parking, which is great. However, it fills up fast, and then you have to park in the back, which is no biggie.
The place is dog-friendly. We had no issues with any noise from the canines. We loved the cookies, good coffee and iced tea that is complimentary to the guests.
Crown City was $70 less per night than our usual hotel. We will certainly return, as the difference in price makes up for the distance from the beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hi Rebecca J:
Thanks for taking the time to write a response for us. I'm sorry you had trouble with the bike seats--hopefully someone remedied that for you. We do strive to keep our rates low enough as an affordable option in Coronado, and hope we make up for being a bit farther from the beach with the fun "extras" we have.
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband planned a wonderful trip for our 30th anniversary in May. Started in Vegas and drove to San Diego and stayed on Coronado Island at the Crown City Inn. What a beautiful island. The Inn was perfect. Our room was clean and comfortable. It's walking distance to restaurants and ferry service to the city. Everyone was so friendly! Making plans for another visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Dear Paulette K:
We can't wait for you to come back! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and when you return to the West coast, I hope you'll choose us as one of your destinations.
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Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Perfect, afforable option if your looking for an alternative to larger Coronado hotels with resort fees or mid-size Coronado hotels with parking fees. Walking distance to restaurants on the main drag of Orange St. Rooms a bit small but clean and ours had a remodeled bathroom that was like a mini lux bathroom that you would find in an upscale hotel. Wonder if all the bathrooms are like this?

The attached restaurant is tiny, with a super patio and the breakfast was awesome and the place was packed Sat and Sun mornings.

Only problem was that the air conditioner in our room wasn't working and our room was sweltering when we checked in. Marcia, at the front desk was so apologetic, even trying to get us another room at another property because the room wasn't "...up to their standards for their guests comfort". Wow, this was impressive! Unfortunately, the island was booked so she made a few generous concessions for us and, she completely won us over. This will be our home-base hotel for future visits. Thank you Marcia. Looking forward to coming back.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hi "Scarpullagirl"
Thanks for your nice response. I appreciate that you noticed that we don't charge extra fees for many things as other hotels do. We strive to be friendly, clean, and simple with a few nice extras. I'm sorry your air conditioner unit wasn't working properly...sometimes they don't "catch up" with the heat, and it should have been on and cool when you arrived--I apologize for that not being the case. Hope to meet you on your next trip to Coronado!
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Aurora, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Been here twice now and love it! Such a simple, quaint, comfortable place. We love riding the beach cruisers around the island. The food is amazing and the staff is friendly and accommodating! Cannot wait to be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Crown City Inn & Bistro has been around for a while. It sits on the main drag (Orange Ave) on Coronado Island at about mid point. The property is well cared for on the outside. The staff are friendly and welcoming. They can answer any question on the area you might have. This helps because Coronado itself can be confusing to navigate in some areas. Though parking is tight through the front, there is ample parking behind the hotel. You can walk to just about any place you need to on the island or the hotel offers free loaner beach cruisers for its guests if you don't want to rent in the village proper. Bathrooms have recently been remodeled in stone, tile and glass and they did a great job of it. Some people squawk about the price, but try to find anywhere on Coronado cheaper and during the busiest of one of it's summer weekends for the San Diego (The Comic Con). Hotels in the San Diego area off the island were costing upwards of 100 dollars more per night than CCI. The housekeeping staff do a great job, though i wish they would get rid of those bedspreads and go to blankets or more fashionable covers. You have everything you need in the room and they do offer free Wi-Fi though weak in spots. I have stayed in several places on Coronado over the years and this one beat them all, especially for the price. Everything on Coronado is more expensive. You are paying for the village lifestyle in addition to the room. If it's too high, then just drive over the bridge and stay in San Diego proper. The Bistro which also is part of the property has excellent meals for dinner. I did not try any of the other meals at the Inn. It leans toward Italian dishes, but seafood is popular, as it is everywhere else in the area. The only complaint I really had was at checkout. The man checking me out was playing his PS3 or Xbox on a separate monitor while working. Not too professional, but he was polite. Stay here, you won't regret it.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 520 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Coronado
#2 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#5 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#9 Business Hotel in Coronado
#10 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Coronado, CA, just across the San Diego/Coronado Bay Bridge from downtown San Diego. Crown City Inn is your affordable choice to stay close to the beach. We have a swimming pool, beach cruiser bicycles, and surf/boogie boards to borrow to play in the water. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. On-site Crown Bistro is a favorite with the locals and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service daily. Kids and pets are welcome. Both receive a goody bag at check-in. Don't miss our afternoon "tea" with homemade almond shortbread, oatmeal-cranberry cookies, thumbprint cookies and brownies; and coffee and iced tea bar. ... more   less 
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