We stayed here just before the Labour Day weekend, and got a great deal. The hotel is magnificent! We stayed in a suite with our two kids aged 11 and 13 since it had a separate bedroom and pull out sofa. It was beautiful, very clean and they even provided us with a fridge free of charge for our gluten-free, lactose free foods. Our first night we decided to eat at the hotel, but only the pub was available and although they say they have a kids menu, it is not very child friendly-- the chicken fingers were too peppery and the pizza was just O.K. The other restaurant is French and very expensive so we went to the Coronado steak and seafood restaurant across the street from ther Del. you wont be disappointed with this choice at all. The food was fantastic!
We spent the next day at one of the 3 pools on site and then went to the beach. Our only disappointment here was trying to get lunch from the pool bar--it took forever--nearly 45 minutes before it all came to us. Later we went to the beach and had a great time--very private part which was perfect! The young man driving the golf cart shuttle was extremely nice. He even dropped us off under our own building so that we did not have to travel through the hotel main ares to get back to our room after the beach. He also works in the evening planning the kids program-- my daughter had missed the marshmellow roast due to dinner off site so he saved her some for when she got back. Finally the concierge staff are very knowledgeable and helpful to plan your stay. We did not do excursions here, but while booking our restaurant reservation I heard how helpful they were with other guests.
I would definitely stay here again, but not necessarily with children...the Del Coronado may be a better choice with children, but I don't know for sure.