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“Beautiful location, hotel, but a bit pricy- fun for a honeymoon splurge!” 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 #12 of 18 hotels in Coronado
California
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“Beautiful location, hotel, but a bit pricy- fun for a honeymoon splurge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This review is a little late in the making, but I thought it would be nice to share. A good friend of ours (with a nice sized income) gave us a night at the Hotel Del for our honeymoon. It was exciting! Our room was in the tower next to the main hotel. If I could do it again, I would stay in the main building. It's all about the historic feel that you get when you are inside the main building. There are restaurants, an ice cream shop, and a pool. Also the beach is right there! Our room had a bottle of wine with a congratulations card attached. Not sure if that was included or an extra fee. Overall it was a nice 1 night stay. ( Stay longer if you can afford it !!!)

  • Stayed July 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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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
We are pleased that you celebrated your honeymoon at The Del. The resort has a long history of romance and you’re now a part of it. We wish you much happiness and hope you return to celebrate a future special occasion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

By far the nicest resort I have had the pleasure to visit! I traveled to the Del on business in May 2013 and stayed for a week. Rooms are large, airy and clean. The service, from housekeeping to front desk to restaurants was second to none. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The hotel itself is beautiful and full of so much history. Situated directly on the ocean, beach walks on the golden sand became a daily occurrence. The shops downstairs are adorable, whether you are looking for souvenirs to take home, a sweet treat after dinner, or a new outfit for the night. While I did explore the island and spend a day in San Diego, the Del literally has everything you need right on site. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I can't wait to return!!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement and we are thrilled that you had such a memorable stay. We appreciate your recognition of our great staff and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This hotel is beautiful with a wonderful beach. The customer service is great, upon check in my boyfriend and I were greeted by Kelly who was so friendly and helpful! the buffet breakfast in the morning is also delicious, with great omeletes! The Pizza at the restaurant outside was amazing, highly reccomend the truffle mushroom pizza. As for the rooms, we were in a room facing the beach, could not hear any neighbors and had a bed that was very comfortable!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Del and had the chance to experience both Sheerwater and ENO. We appreciate your kind words and will share them with Kelly. Please come back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We enjoyed the Del as there is everything you need here and more! Kids were happy with the club and pool there. Little city on the ground floor! Very unique and historic!
The Del has everything, great restaurants, nice spa, great brunch! Very large hotel with a

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for your kind support and we’re pleased that you and your family had an enjoyable visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Was really looking forward to our stay here as part of a 3 week trip around California. Great location and beautiful hotel but ruined by the terrible service we received in the Sheerwater restaurant. We arrived with friends on a zoo package. Our room looked onto the garden and was lovely, big and bright no complaints there. Not getting served at the bar was a mild inconvenience but we moved onto the restaurant. The table wasn't in the best position being at the back beside the servers station but the wine and first course arrived and we moved on from that. Unfortunately the main course was taking some time to arrive and after and hour we asked to speak to the manager. BY this point I really didn't feel like eating as I was most annoyed. The server brought crab cakes to pass the time until the food arrived. When it did it was not what we ordered. We asked for the manager to bring the bill, he was most apologetic and waived payment, he organised a free drink at the bar and a free breakfast next day as compensation. Breakfast was lovely served outside. We went out to the adult pool as it was quieter there, we did get some towels but subsequent guests did not as there weren't any to get!!! When someone phoned for towels it took staff 3 hours to appear with them. This pool was not serviced at all by staff. When we returned to our room the compensation breakfast had been charged to our room. Another visit to a manager to get this sorted out!!!! We ate off property that night and had a wonderful meal on the main street with very good service. The next morning when checking out we again raised concerns about our stay which had been totally ruined by such bad service and having the privilege for paying a lot of money to "mingle" with non paying guests. Surely the management should consider some way to make their paying guest feel special?
Yes this hotel is iconic and in a great location but it is overpriced, understaffed and compensation for their mistakes not good enough. I felt they were used to giving money back to disgruntled guests.
My tip for other travellers to San Diego is to visit this hotel for the day and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your room and breakfast at Sheerwater. We apologize for the service issues you encountered and that aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. As a National Historic Landmark, the resort can get quite busy and we highly recommend making reservations for our dining outlets so guests can avoid waiting. We appreciate your comments.
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Tucson,Az
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I was so excited to stay at the Del. It is a beautiful property, great location in the perfect town of Coronado. We had stayed at the Loews down the road previously and could not wait to try The Del.

I knew prior to our trip that it was an old hotel and was prepared for the rooms being on the small side. The issue that bothered me the most, making in likely that I will not return, is the walls are paper thin and the hotel is very noisy.

The good: the Sunday brunch in the coronation room blew my husband and I away. Marvelous! The fitness center was great, beach and views are gorgeous. There are also many cute shops in the Del that are fun.

The not so good: this is a busy place. People everywhere. Not really relaxing at all. I would liken it to staying at Grand Central terminal: beautiful and historic, though not a place to rest.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
We appreciate your review and are pleased that you enjoyed the property and our award-winning Sunday Brunch. We like to think we offer something for everyone—from the historic charm of the 125-year old Victorian Building to the more contemporary and spacious Ocean Towers and California Cabanas to the luxury cottages and villas at Beach Village. The best time to visit is in the Fall when the crowds are gone and the weather is perfect. Thank you for your feedback.
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Anaheim, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband and I booked a Smore's on the Beach package for our 5 year anniversary in March and now 5 days before our reservation they have cancelled us because we are not guests of the hotel. From Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day the smore's package is for guest only. BEWARE! Would have been nice to know back in March when I was planning my anniversary weekend. I have had communication with 3 different people and not one person made mention of this before today. Based on this experience, I will never give business to this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
We sincerely apologize for the unacceptable miscommunication you received regarding our s’mores on the beach package. You should have been informed of the limitations when you first made the reservation and, regardless, the reservation should have been honored. Please contact Anna Childers, our Fitness and Recreation Supervisor. Thank you for bringing this oversight to our attention.
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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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#4 Business Hotel in Coronado
#4 Top resorts 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*
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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