Obviously, we love this place since we keep coming back every summer. But I do agree with another poster who said the hotel seems to be in the middle of an identity crisis right now. When we started staying there almost a decade ago, there were so many kid/family friendly organized activities like mad science and pizza making workshops for the kids, basketball pick up games on the courts and family bingo. All are gone now. In their place, they are adding more and more adult organized activities like wine tasting and such. The lobby of the hotel went from a breezy beach feel, to a sleek contemporary look, more suitable to conference goers than families. But the location keeps us coming back. We like the secluded feel at the end of the island.
The glitches in service we encountered last year are definitely gone. We had the best service this year that we have ever had. Two of the pool wait staff really stood out to us, Manny and Allan. A big shout-out to those two guys for delivering 5-star service every day we were there. The beach workers also did a great job, the shuttle was readily available and they seem to have loaded up on more beach amenities like, chairs, boogie boards, etc.
We tried to book the resident "tennis pro" but for a lesson, but our call was never returned. Most of the advertised sports activities that are listed in the brochure, are not really what they claim to be. For example, "water basketball" games is just a hoop by the pool. There is nothing organized by an activities director like at other Loews hotels. Pretty lame. I truly hope they bring back some of the more family-oriented activities, especially BINGO. We were looking forward to playing this year, it's so hokey but fun!
All-in-all we will be back. For us it's all about the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centered between the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort epitomizes the true Southern California lifestyle. We are pleased to announce completion of a comprehensive redesign of our lobby, Bay Terrace, Cays Lounge, Market Cafe and Market-to-Go. Taking full advantage of the resort's waterfront location, the new design artfully combines San Diego's sun and surf with the casual charm of southern California. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loews Coronado Bay Hotel Coronado
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