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“Truly a Great Find” 5 of 5 stars
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Crown City Inn
520 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118   |  
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Ranked #6 of 19 hotels in Coronado
Gilbert, Arizona
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“Truly a Great Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This hotel is a great find in a great location! We seldom travel without our two yorkies and have found that while a lot more hotels are allowing our dogs they are also charging an arm and a leg to bring them. I was in desperate need of a “beach break” and can't tell you how pleasantly surprised we were to find a wonderful hotel on Coronado Island that had a great restaurant attached, clean rooms, bikes to use, nice pool, tea and cookies, pet friendly and reasonable rates! The location is perfect, since traffic can be brutal on the island we loved being able to park at the hotel and walk to numerous restaurants as well as the beach. The doggie beach was a bit too far to walk but the fact that there was a beautiful dog beach just a few minutes away by car (or bike) was fantastic to begin with! The staff was great and made all of us feel very welcome and comfortable (although we did have one front desk clerk that was a bit tight on the dog policy...she said we could not leave the dogs in the room unattended to walk the twenty feet to the pool for a swim...but we could take them to the pool area with us just not in the pool…made no sense to us?!?!?) The restaurant next door is also very good and had some great food. It came in very handy after a long day of exploring the island. We are happy to say that we've found another great "special spot" for our long weekend escapes and hope to be able to spend more days next time we venture out of the desert to cooler climates.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Hi MANDM1970:
I'm glad you and your Yorkies had a good time in Coronado, and glad you loved the Crown City Inn. Sorry you had a run-in with the "pet police," but normally, if you're eating at the Bistro or sitting by the pool, leaving your pet in the room is not a problem. We have one new person here, that may be keeping to the rules more than she needs to. I'll have the talk with her, and will make sure you have some flexibility on your next trip.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

What a great place. The room that we had was clean and modern and the staff bent over backwards to accomodate. Perfect location with easy access to anything in Coranodo. We brought our Yorkie puppy along with us on this trip and the the Crown City Inn made it so special and easy for us by not only providing a cute gift basket containing a squeaky toy and treats but giving us a list of pet friendly restaurants. That saved us so much time and aggrivation trying to find places that we all could enjoy without a hassle.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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melissawm, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Hi Gary A:
I'm so glad you and your Yorkie had a good time at the Crown City Inn and in Coronado. I hope to see you on your next trip West.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Our most enjoyable stay in the San Diego area so far. This is not a fancy place but they pay attention to the right details to make it pleasant. Everything works and is clean. Desk staff are very nice and we enjoyed down time each afternoon at the small but pretty saltwater pool. The location is close to the ocean and to town. Nice toiletries and towels, nice pool towels too. Cookies and iced tea are served in the afternoon and they are good quality, not cheap stuff. The Bistro restaurant is good and enjoyable to eat outside. Would definately stay again. Coronado traffic was surprisingly heavy.

Room Tip: To drown traffic noise at night, shut the window on the street side of your room. The windows are d...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
"Seobr"
Thanks for your review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. My favorite time here in Coronado is September--weather is beautiful, and the summer crowds have gone.
Hope to see you again soon!
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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
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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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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

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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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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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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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 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#1 Best Value Hotel in Coronado
#4 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#9 Family Hotel in Coronado
#9 Business Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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