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“Loved it - would come back again in a heartbeat!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel del Coronado
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118   |  
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Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Coronado
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“Loved it - would come back again in a heartbeat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Absolutely loved this hotel. Yes - it is HUGE and there is a constant throng of people - both guests and visitors. But, even from someone who normally doesn't like places with big crowds - I absolutely loved it here for the service, food, history, etc. After an initial altercation about our room (it wasn't what my friend booked), the manager was very kind and put us in a room in the beach resort part (which I think is part of the hotel but managed slightly separately?). It was fantastic - the breakfast each morning was really delicious - quality was high and the presentation was great. The spa was great - had multiple treatments and the spa area/pool was really clean and well presented (water, tea, fruit, etc., etc.). We also had lunch at the main hotel and I wasn't expecting much (given how huge the hotel was) and was extremely pleasantly surprised - the service was great and food was delivered timely and all at right temperatures (including the beverages). Would love to return - had a truly lovely holiday.

Room Tip: We stayed in the beach hotel part which was beautiful. I'm not sure what the room are like in t...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Del and had the opportunity to experience much of what the resort has to offer. Summer can be a busy time so for a more intimate visit, we recommend the Fall or springtime when the weather is beautiful and the crowds are gone. We hope you return again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

There is something wonderful about being able to check in to a hotel on the spur of the moment, but checking in here on the spur of the moment was really fun. I knew I'd made the right choice when the desk attendant who told me that there were indeed rooms available at the inn had my same first name. Walking on the beach here is therapy. The room was perfect--just perfect. I really wish that everyone in the world could just spend one night here. It is close to paradise. I am thrilled that this lovely hotel exists.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We appreciate your enthusiastic endorsement and experience which can only be described as serendipity. We are pleased that you had such a great experience and look forward to your return.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I did not stay at the hotel: this review is simply a comment on the deck bar-area adjacent to the beach.

I went for a drink here one evening with a friend. If (as when we went) there is no space in the table-waited area, you sit in another area and fetch your own drinks from the bar. We found a table with a good view. We had a very nice hour or so as the sun went down, but with Margaritas starting at about $14, couldn't they at least trust patrons to use glasses made of glass, instead of plastic beakers? It made the experience feel cheap and touristy, as if they expected us to break or steal the glasses!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We appreciate your feedback from your visit to the Sun Deck and apologize if aspects of your experience did not meet your expectations. Because of its beachfront location, glassware is not permitted around the pool and Sun Deck area for safety reasons. Thank you for your input.
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

You can't find a more beautiful beach in California. The resort is older but well maintained. My kids love playing at the beach making sand castles. Service is above average. Beds are more comfortable in the hotel units outside of the main building. Aside from that, we love it here! Will return again for sure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed our location on the 2012 Best Beach in America nad other aspects of your recent stay. We hope to become a tradition and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I stayed here for the weekend and couldn't have asked for a better stay-cation. We enjoyed the beautiful grounds and wonderful spa. The service was great and I really felt well looked after. It is definitely a busy resort with not only guests but those who were wanting to experience the resort. If you want a room with a view, pay for it. It is definitely worth it. The views are breathtaking. There is a lot to do on property; you don't have to leave the property if you don't want to.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thank you for your kind support and we are happy to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. We appreciate your recognition of our great staff and hope you have the opportunity for another getaway in the near future.
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Hayden Lake, ID
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were there for a meeting, and this is quite an amazing facililty. The hotel was built in 1888, and you can believe this. The main elevator in the main building along is a museum piece. The hotel has several restaurants and several buildings, along a large expanse of beach. There are probably other places to stay in Coronado (in fact I'm sure there are) but this one is sort of a must-see venue.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
We are pleased that you enjoyed your business stay at The Del and appreciate the historic ambiance of this iconic resort. The birdcage elevator in the lobby is an original Otis elevator and contributes to the hotel's charm. We hope you can return for a vacation soon.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

When paying over $1000 per night one expects perfection. Our view was perfection. The rest far from! You pay 25$ extra for resort fee but can't have access to steam unless you pay another$ 55 per person per day! Service poor in restaurants. No service at pool it's help yourself! No turn down first night! One bottle of water left for 2 people and this is suite! One bar of soap none for sink! No mini bar. Bathroom tiny! Now no water. I call to complain and no I'm sorry just it will be back in about 15 minutes! Rushing for business dinner don't have 15 minutes! Overpriced and poor quality food. Not a pleased guest! Won't be back! Will tell any one reading nice as a place to look at for 15 minutes read the amazing history! Don't stay here. Go to far better for that price with attentive service and running water!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations and for the service issues you encountered. We understand your frustrations and thank you again for your input.
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Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#3 Luxury Hotel in Coronado
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#6 Business Hotel in Coronado
#8 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#11 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel del Coronado 4*
Number of rooms: 757
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Del continues to maintain its rich history while also offering contemporary conveniences such as unique beachfront dining, an award-winning spa, upscale shopping, recreational activities and the luxurious cottages and villas at Beach Village. The hotel's spectacular setting, impeccable service and award-winning cuisine also makes it the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. ... more   less 
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