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“With great anticipation!” 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 #14 of 19 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Temecula, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“With great anticipation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

As I'm eating lunch I decided to read the reviews of the Hotel Del. My husband and I have stayed at the Del every summer for at least 14 years. It is a magical place (my happiest place on earth) the epitome of elegance and grace. The staff and surroundings are amazing as is the beautiful beach! With life being so hectic, it is nice to arrive at a hotel where you can feel all your tension melt away. Please don't listen to the negative reviews, try it yourself, then tell me I'm wrong!!! Looking forward to our trip next week!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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, August 30, 2013
We are delighted that visiting The Del has become an annual tradition for you and appreciate your loyalty. If you enjoy a historic ambiance and beachfront setting, then this iconic resort is a welcome escape. We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to your return next year.
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Palm Springs, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I recently spent 4 days at the wonderful Hotel Del Coronado with my partner and my sister and two of her teenage children. The Hotel Del was spectacular. Although it wasn't my first visit, it was for all the others in my party. It's location on the ocean with a spectacular beach extending for miles in either direction made the ocean experience superb. Service was top-notch, and there was something to do for all of us (age range 14 - 63). Food was exquisitely prepared and fairly priced. Room service was the most prompt of any hotel in recent memory. The quality of furnishing was great, beds very comfortable, no noise that we had, linens of finest quality. Highly recommended on a trip to Southern California (SoCal).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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, August 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind endorsement and we are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay and were able to experience much of what the resort has to offer. We appreciate your recognition of our wonderful staff and hope your travels bring you back our way again.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Arrived at the del and we were initially put into an area of the hotel called "California cabanas". It was pretty bad to say the least ! The room was like a motel and our view was .... Wait for it.... The hotel car park !!!!
We asked if we were able to change rooms and put into the main hotel. Our request was granted and our new rooms were superb. Each had a beautiful garden view and much more of a 5* feel overall.

We ate at both the artisan pizza restaurant and sheer water. The pizza place was slightly disappointing, however the setting made up for it.
Shearwater was great! Excellent food and very friendly service. Although slightly pricey this place is a must for a meal out in the evening.

Breakfast at the hotel was also good. There is a choice of a more formal buffet or simply taking something out from a Starbucks concession. The breakfast buffet was reasonably priced and had a fab view of the beach and the ocean.

It is also nice that orange avenue which is the main shopping steel in coronado is right next to the hotel. Plenty of boutique shops and cafes all fairly reasonably priced if you feel like leaving the del.

Overall a great finale to our fly drive holiday in the US !

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit, dining at Sheerwater and the historic Victorian building. The quaint village of Coronado is fun to explore on foot or bicycle. We hope you return again soon.
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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

i am a disabled traveler in a wheelchair who usually has problems with the height of hotel beds because they don't come with a step ladder or fireman to assist one getting into them as they are so high off the ground. I phoned the hotel in advance of our arrival, spoke to housekeeping and asked them to lower the height of the bed from 30+" to 20" which they did so when we checked in, everything was ready. The room was big, the sheets were yummy & soft and the bed very comfortable, the food was fabulous, the grounds gorgeous and the pool staff couldn't have been nicer in assisting me with the pool lift.
This is a great place to visit for a special occasion after winning the lottery......!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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, August 30, 2013
We are delighted that you had a great visit to The Del. As we strive to provide legendary service to all of our guests, we appreciate your recognition of our exceptional staff. We hope your travels bring you back our way again.
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Went with my family and we all loved it. The location was perfect right beside the beach with shopping and great restaurants. Service was great. The rooms were kept nice and clean. One bad thing is that it is always very busy. But after that IT IS the best hotel in Coronado.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind endorsement and we are pleased that you and your family had an enjoyable stay. The resort does get quite busy during the summer months so we recommend the Fall when the weather is perfect and the crowds are gone. We hope you return soon.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had a mixed experience during our 4 night stay at the Del and we are unlikely to return. The Del has many good features such as friendly staff, amazing beach, ENO wine bar and the best hotel beds we have ever slept in. However we stayed in a newish accommodation block at the side of the main historic hotel building and we felt on the periphery, the rooms were small given the room rate and the bathroom was tiny. The beach was wonderful but the comfortable sun loungers were only available at extra cost ( a lot extra) which is unreasonable given the room rate and not our experience at other luxury hotels. Our biggest complaint ( which we shared with them ) was our arrival day. We arrived on a Sunday and it was chaos. At weekends it seems half of San Diego descend on the Del and residents are all but forgotten in the mass of people. It was difficult finding a table to eat or drink and there were long queues at the restrooms and any movement around the hotel was difficult due to the sheer number of people. The explanation given by the front desk was the fact that the Del is a national monument and crowds at the weekend are inevitable.We accept that some inconvenience is inevitable but it felt like the income from the tourists was more important than the needs of the residents and more effort should be made to ease the inconvenience ( or reduce the room rate at weekends !)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed certain aspects of your stay and apologize for those that did not meet your expectations. This iconic resort is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer when we are usually at full capacity with over 750 guestrooms. We hope you reconsider returning during the Spring or Fall when the weather is still beautiful and warm and the crowds diminished. We appreciate your input.
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York, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We are real Del devotees and it is our favourite hotel anywhere! We always stay in the Victorian Building, which has been renovated since our last visit. The interior décor and furnishings have moved away from traditional to a more contemporary look, which fits well with the style of the building. It makes the rooms seem more spacious.

We love the fantastic location of the Del and the range of facilities on site. This time we took the Coronado Historical Association tour of the Del and learned more about the hotel as it celebrates its 125 anniversary. We also treated ourselves to a romantic private 'smores' experience on the beach which was great fun.

We also noticed that there was more live music this time. We were particularly pleased to see that old favourites Ron's Garage and Gonzo were still performing on the Sun Deck and in the B&S Bar respectively.

Many thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Del who once again made our stay special.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent stay and appreciate your loyalty. It sounds like you discovered some fun new experiences and we appreciate your recognition of our great staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#4 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#5 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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