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“This place is extremely over priced!” 1 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 #11 of 19 hotels in Coronado
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“This place is extremely over priced!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I am not a person that is hard to please at all nor do I complain unless I really have a reason, however, I know what clean and reasonable is. This old hotel really should be closed down. It's falling apart and has a very musty smell, the floor in my room was hilly and squeaked. For 319.00 per night, I just don't see how anyone could say this is a great hotel. I am sick to my stomach now since lunch from the crab blt. I can't reach anyone by phone downstairs. The people in the shops were very very nice, but that is not where you spend your time. Please folks, if you want to have a good visit in San Diego, don't stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for your comments and we’re so sorry to learn of your disappointments during your recent stay. We hope you brought these matters to the attention of management so we might remedy the situation. We appreciate your input.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I have never been till Coronado Island till this weekend. Decided to book at the Historic Hotel Del Coronado. i was in the Victorian Building (the man one with the lobby). First impressions, was like stepping in to history a little. And i loved it. From the thick, rich colored Carpet, to the hand operated elevator. the dark word detail throughout the hotel was amazing. I stayed in 3516 which i would say is on the 5.5th floor. if you get that room you will understand. it is technically on the 5th floor. but then another flight of stars up. There was only one other room near by, 3517, i took a peak that one is a little bigger. but for my needs i loved the room. it was a multi-leveled room. stairs up in to the huge closet and stairs up in to the office area. and great view of the tower. Staff was very nice, the grounds were very clean, but the restaurants were not priced properly. you could save 25% on the same meal walking around the corner.

Room Tip: hard to give a recommendation without seeing the other rooms. but i loved my room. 3516. but the bat...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, September 30, 2013
We’re delighted that you enjoyed your unique room and appreciate the historic ambiance that makes the resort so special. We appreciate your recognition of our great staff and we hope you return again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Came here to view the sunset and have cocktails...stunning setting and the bar was good! The sunset did not disappoint us at all! We didn't stay here but was able to wander around the premises in the hotel and see this stunning building. I would recommend anyone, to pop into the bar if they're not staying here to do this!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for your great feedback. The Sun Deck is a wonderful place to sit, relax, and watch the sunset. There’s even live music during the summer. We appreciate your input and hope your travels bring you back our way again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I stayed in the Victorian portion of the hotel in September, and I was extremely impressed. Given this was a number of years ago, but it was an experience I will never forget. The ocean view was delightful, and I felt absolutely like a king at Sunday Brunch. The ambiance of the hotel is not to be equaled anywhere in the country! It is definitely worth a stay, and I cannot wait to go back.

Room Tip: Be sure to get a view of the ocean if you can. West side rooms are best.
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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 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, September 30, 2013
We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and made such a memorable impression. Our award-winning Sunday Brunch is quite an experience and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at the beautiful old hotel for 2 days, and then moved on to the new. We loved the classic wooden architecture of the original, and its accommodations were comfortable. It was, however, during summer, and the heat was unbearable without AC. The new hotel was typically modern and comfortable.
This was 12 years ago, so the time choices presented didn't apply, so we arbitrarily chose the oldest date.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. The 125-year old Victorian Building does have air conditioning in its rooms and, at most times, a lovely ocean breeze. We hope you have the opportunity to revisit The Del again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was the second time i have stayed here for a treat at the end of a vacation here

Both times opted for a room in the victorian building, to be part of the charm of the del

Perhaps i was lucky last time to have a decent room, but this time it wasn't quite as nice.
My only Criticism with the room was at the foot of the bed was an ENORMOUS refrigerator that could have stocked a weeks food supply! - totally inadequate in a room this size, and the noise it made during the night resulted in us switching it off!

Reception were not able to do anything about it - even though it was reported, and after 3 nights we though - why ask - it wont be changed.

Look forward to the next trip - but my i will look at the room before accepting it next time!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
We’re pleased that you chose to return to The Del and enjoyed your stay. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced and look forward to making your next visit flawless.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

125 years of history count! They know how to do things right! The architecture and location take your breath away. However it is the absolute attention to detail by the staff that made my visit memorable! The restaurant 1500 OCEAN is a perfect place to celebrate that special occasion! Let the staff know , they were wonderful ! Whether your looking for a family get a way or romance this place has it all. They even had complimentary Bon fires on the beach with s'mores! The staff here is exceptional and helpful in so many ways! It is expensive but you get what you pay for. This place is for making lifetime memories!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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, September 30, 2013
Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement and we’re thrilled that you’ve been a part of the rich history of The Del. We appreciate your recognition of our exceptional staff and will be sure to pass along your comments to the staff at 1500 OCEAN. We’re honored that you chose to stay with us and look forward to your return.
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Also Known As:
Resort Del Coronado
Del Coronado
Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Coronado
#2 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#4 Top resorts 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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