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Hotel del Coronado
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118   |  
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed at The DEL in 2011 for new years and loved my stay. The hotel had an amazing atmosphere and spa. I loved their lotions and shampoo. If any one could tell me how to get the old Lotion verses the new lotion I would love it. I highly recommend this hotel to all friends and families you will love your stay:)

Room Tip: try to stay in the original building:)
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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, December 6, 2012
Thank you for your recommendation and we are pleased that you chose to celebrate the holidays at The Del. Unfortunately, the old lotion is no longer being manufactured and our stock is gone. We hope you can track some down and that you return soon to try our new Coconut Mango bath products.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Absolutely beautiful historic hotel sitting on miles of gorgeous Pacific coast. Was so hoping for warm weather to enjoy the beach, maybe take a surfing lesson but it was drizzly and chilly during our two day visit. The staff could not be nicer, the restaurants and stores are top notch, just a very classy place. Rented bicycles and biked around the property and surrounding neighborhoods. Had a spacious, lovely room with such a comfortable bed, large bath and balcony.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the beachfront location, unique shops and amenities during your stay at The Del. We strive to provide the best service for our guests and appreciate your recognition of our great staff. We hope you return soon and that the weather is more cooperative.
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We've stayed at the Hotel del several times, dined there dozens of times, and have attended 3 weddings there. Always outstanding. The service is impecable. The food superb. The rooms, uniformly terrific. You get what you pay for and the upgrades are worth it, when it comes to the hotel rooms.
The location is perfect if you're hanging in Coranado and not too bad if you're headed to San Diego proper. Not great if you're planning on excursions to Point Loma or places north of town.
The views are great, especially on the higher levels.
We've had our my best times there when it was off-season.

Room Tip: It's all about the upper floors. Stay away from elevators. Liked the end of the halls best.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, December 6, 2012
We truly appreciate your loyalty to The Del and your recommendation. While the resort is very popular during the summer, we recommend the fall and springtime when the weather is still great and the crowds are gone. Thank you for your kind support and we look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The outstanding: the view of the Pacific Ocean, the long wide beach, the outside of the Victorian hotel main building. My 7th floor room with two balconies in the Ocean Towers overlooking the beach was close to perfection.

The OK: the Del is a busy resort with conferences, weddings, club members and tourists. I enjoyed the energy and people watching, but not everyone would.

The unusual fun: watching the Navy seals train on the beach, the practice rescue helicopters over the ocean and the fighter jets landing at the end of the the Island.

The not-for-me: I saw rooms with views of the pool or the parking lot or the interior courtyard, or jammed against the beach "boardwalk."

Great things to do: bike riding on the bike path around Coronado Island, the band and restaurants at the Ferry landing, going across the "flying" bridge to the restaurants in the San Diego gaslight district, Balboa Park, the National Monument on Loma Point.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, December 6, 2012
We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Del and its spectacular location. There is plenty to see and do on Coronado Island as well as San Diego. Thank you for your feedback and we hope your travels bring you this way again soon.
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Del is beautiful. We stayed for a weekend conference in the Ocean Tower and left the balcony door open all night in early November and heard the waves crashing all night. The beds were very comfortable. Of course it is very expensive but a great place with a nice beach, nice restaurants and a wine/chocolate/cheese bar. A big downside is the lack of free shuttle transportation. The ferry is fun to catch over to San Diego and the sunsets over the water are stunningl

Room Tip: Ocean view room in the Ocean tower on third floor had great ocean sounds.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, December 6, 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your weekend visit at The Del and all the amenities and nuances that make the resort so special. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We celebrated our anniversary recently at the Del. We have visited many times over the years and have watched the changes. Even with these changes, the ambience is still amazing. Absolutely loved our stay. It was better than we could have hoped for.

Room Tip: Stay in the Victorian part of the hotel to experience the historical charm.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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, December 6, 2012
Congratulations on your anniversary and we are pleased you chose to celebrate at this iconic resort. The Del has a long history of romance and you're now a part of it. Thank you for your loyalty over the years and we look forward to your return.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

It's one of those places you hear about your whole life so when we finally pulled into the parking lot of the Hotel del Coronado, I sprinted up the road and then paused to enter the grand lobby so as to take in all its splendor. The day was magical. Who knew grilled cheese and tomato soup could be so good. We watched families playing on the beach, tables of women dining and laughing and sat in the lobby imagining famous people sitting in the same old furniture, seen and being seen. Well worth the price of admission, an escape, a true escape.

Room Tip: If you are on a budget, there is a wonderful outside area where you can buy a beverage (or not) and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for your comments on your recent visit to The Del. We are so glad you were able to appreciate its beachfront location and historic ambiance. We hope you return again soon for a longer stay.
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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
#4 Business Hotel in Coronado
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#9 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#11 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel del Coronado 4*
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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