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“Wonderful stay. Tired hotel” 3 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
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“Wonderful stay. Tired hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We recently stayed at the Hotel. Upon arrival we were told our room faces the parking lot, and if interested to have an ocean view room. There will be additional premium for the upgrade.
We agreed to the ocean view room. The room was in the newer part of the hotel. The view from our balcony was spectacular, however the room itself was tired, the rugs, furniture, the bathroom. We thought for the added premium and overall rate, was excessive for just the view.

We asked to speak to the manager, who was Ms. Megen Ledbetter for that day. Ms ledbetter was very gracious, did everything possible to accommodate our concerns. I understand they are updating some of the rooms which need attention. We believe the hotel deserves a four star, once all the rooms are updated.

The hotel is perfectly located to access all area restaurants, tourist attractions. We took the hop on and off bus, which stopped across the street from the hotel, which was very helfull and gave us a good overview of San Diego.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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, November 8, 2013
Thank you for your kind support and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Del. We apologize that aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations and will share your nice comments with Megan. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A wonderful experience but not for the traveler on a budget. An experience to remember. I stayed in the hotel over the Christmas holidays. From checking in to checking out everyone was wonderful. The decorations are exceptional. The spa treatments are awesome. The location of the resort is great for sightseeing in San Diego.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
We are delighted that you had an opportunity to visit The Del when it is decked out in all its finery and enjoyed its magical atmosphere. We appreciate your recognition of our great staff and hope a visit to the resort becomes an annual holiday tradition.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This grand hotel in the town of Coronado offers outstanding accommodations. Located on the beach, it is ideal for a romantic getaway, a family vacation or a professional meeting. The rooms are comfortable, but not outstanding. In the older part of the hotel, the walls between the rooms are a bit thin so you are aware of neighbors. If you have creaky knees like me, there are not many elevators. There is a charming brass elevator in the lobby with a real elevator operator. The restaurants are outstanding, especially if you can dine outside. For meeting functions, the food service was excellent. The meeting rooms are very nice and, if the speaker is boring, you can look out over the ocean and day dream.

  • Stayed October 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, November 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind endorsement and we are thrilled that you appreciate the historic nuances that make The Del so special. The elevator in the lobby is the original, Otis #61, and does require an operator. We hope your travels bring you back this way again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I was just a visitor at this beautiful hotel but wow,its lovely!I would absolutely stay here next visit.Super expensive but the hotel ,location, view ...everything is perfect.Oh Yah its also haunted....Love this place!We sat on the patio overlooking the ocean and had cocktails,at 13.50 per cocktail it was well worth it,great seating and a live band!Fun in the sun all day long.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
We are delighted that you discovered The Del and enjoyed your visit to the Sun Deck. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Thank you for your review and we hope you return for an overnight stay soon.
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great romantic hotel, lots of history, fresh vegetable garden, ocean front and access to the beach! Luv this hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed here for a conference. My room was in one of the newer buildings, and they do not have any interior connection. It was clean, spacious enough, bathroom was nice and it smelled fine, to answer some of the recent criticisms (OK, location overlooking parking lot/ walkway was a little noisy), but really my room could have been in any nice hotel in the US. The charm and history of the Del is the Victorian building, and I saw no more of that than any tourist off the street, and as a paying guest with limited free time enjoyed no other advantages. (Anyone can walk on their beach, eat at their expensive restaurants, buy their endless souveniers etc and October isn't the time to use a pool.) However, I paid the prices you'd expect for a National Historic Landmark. Yes, the Victorian section cost more-- but my room was not THAT much less.
Glorietta Bay and La Avinida are right across the (busy) street from the Del; I actually would have had a shorter walk to the conference rooms if I had stayed at either of them, and while I have no personal knowledge of them (but you can check the TripAdvisor reviews) they are deifinitely cheaper.
Bottom line- unless you are there for a true resort stay where you plan to utilize all the amenities and hotel activities (and plan to pay the extra costs for them), is it really worth an extra $100 a day (plus $33/day parking) just to be able to say you stayed at the Del, instead of next to it?

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
We appreciate your comments and are pleased that you had the opportunity to stay at this iconic resort. We believe that we have something for everyone—from the historic charm of the 125-year old Victorian Building to the more spacious and contemporary Ocean Towers and California Cabanas—but all of our rooms are priced according to room type, not the individual buildings themselves. Thank you for your input and we hope your travels bring you back our way again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Del was very good. A quaint old fashioned hotel. We had rooms in the old building with sea views and the views were wonderful. Smores on the beach (at a price that is not really good value) was a super experience. The beach location, yet within 10 minutes of downtown San Diego cannot be beaten. Yes, some of the room features could do with an update and some things are overpriced but I thouroughly enjoyed my stay and would return.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Barry B, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your Del experience and just steps away from the Best Beach in America. 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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#4 Business 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*
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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