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1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 03/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 18 hotels in Coronado
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Patio
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Concierge
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Toni wrote a review Sep 2022
Reidsville, Georgia1 contribution
Awesome customer service! Room was perfect for three of us. The whole experience was so relaxing- courtyard was great as well as Miquel’s! We are 3 “ mature” woman traveling alone and felt more than safe in this area!Would love to come back to your hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Make reservations at El Cordova- you will not regret it!
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kittykat21 wrote a review Sep 2022
kittykat2153 contributions8 helpful votes
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What a wonderful hotel with such friendly and helpful staff. The hotel itself is charming, we loved how it had been decorated, from the lobby, to the pool and the rooms. The staff, especially Matt on reception, were extremely welcoming and helpful to our family on our stay. They answered every query with a smile. They helped me contact my bank when I had a problem there. They went out of their way to help us a few times. Our rooms were big and well equipped, the bed was comfortable and they put us our rooms next to each other, even managing to get us connecting rooms which was an added bonus we didn't know we would have. We ate on site at the restaurant which was great. (Ask staff about this in advance as the restaurant is very popular!) The location is amazing, right near a Trolley Tour stop (we recommend doing this if you are touring San Diego!) which was so convenient and opposite the beach and the Coronado Hotel to walk over and sight see. Other amenities to mention, there was a mini kitchen, fridge, coffee machine, a safe, a cute swimming pool which my son loved. We used the parking which was round the corner. It was quite pricey but we found a lot of the parking in California's premium destinations, especially near beaches, to be this way. It was Coronado Island so we expected a cost. And the hotel were helpful about it, just speak to them on arrival. They will help you and advise what's best for your family. And you can pull up right outside to unload your suitcases and they'll take them to your room. It really was only round the corner. Having stayed in several hotels in California on our trip, El Cordova came up as the favourite among our family. We came all the way from the UK and it was part of a 15 night trip to California, exploring LA and SanDiego. We loved San Diego and Coronado Island, what a beautiful place to visit. Can't wait to go back one day. Tip: There are some lovely souvenir shops not far from the hotel but if you want food for the kitchen/breakfast, it might be worth stopping at a supermarket on the way in, as the nearest large supermarket seemed to be a Vons and was quite a long walk away. I think there might be a smaller shop closer by but my husband and son took the longer walk to Vons each day as my son is hyperactive. it was too far for me though!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi kittykat21. Ummm... WOW!!! Now THIS is a review! Thank you so much for sharing your experience for others to read. Matt will be very pleased to know that his efforts on your behalf were appreciated. Thank you. This is normally where I include my filler material, but you covered absolutely everything that needs to be covered, so I'm gonna zip it and let the review speak for itslef. I am going to add one little tidbit... the Vons supermarket does have delivery avaialable from their website (for those guests that may not have a car). Thank you again for such a fantastic review. Have a wonderful rest of your year, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Rice0213 wrote a review Sep 2022
Raytown, Missouri
This is the cutest spot! I really appreciated Benny who helped checked us in. He was pleasant, funny, helpful and professional. He even assisted in getting us into our room a bit early when we showed up before regular check-in time. The room was clean and spacious with the ability to temperature regulate the living room and bedroom areas separately. Just a short walk to the beach, and really to anywhere we needed or wanted to be. They even provide beach chairs and umbrellas. We spent more than one evening sitting in the courtyard by the fire pit. Very reasonable pricing. I would definitely recommend this spot and will stay there again if back in Coronado.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Rice0213. Thank you so much for sharing your experience for others to read. We couldn't be happier that you so thouroghly enjoyed your time with us. Benny will be very delighted to know that he had such a great impact on your visit. Please don't encourage his humor. I have to often remind him that this is a hotel, not a comedy show, haha! Seriously, he truly loves what he does, and I know it was his pleasure to be there for you. We appreciate you letting us know everything that we are doing right. We are always open to hearing about where we can improve, too. Thank you again, and we look forward to having you back as our guest.
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bjmellon wrote a review Sep 2022
El Centro, California6 contributions
Coronado Island is a world all its own. It is clean, safe and friendly. The El Cordova is steeped in the history of the island and a unique experience is to be had by staying here. The rooms are spacious, cozy and quiet.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi bjmellon. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. On behalf of the entire team, we look forward to having you back as our guest.
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AllisonL wrote a review Sep 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely love this hotel. We got the one bedroom suite. So cute and very clean. Kitchen and bathroom stocked with everything. Amanda at the front was great. So close to all the restaurants and shops. Across the street from the hotel del and 2 minute walk to the beach. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi AllisonL. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Amanda will be so happy to have had such a positive impact during your time here. Thank you! We would love to hear any suggestions you may have regarding our property and services within the hotel to make your next stay with us even more enjoyable. On behalf of the entire team, we look forward to having you back as our guest.
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90chad wrote a review Sep 2022
Great old style rooms, right across from hotel del and the beach. Awesome restaurants close by and the sea air!! What’s not to like. Stayed here over 20 times in the last 3 years. Seafood at the brigantine and breakfast at parakeet or Henry’s. Afternoon beer at McP’s.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi 90chad. Over 20 times in three years?! That may be a record. I'm gonna have to find a little trophy that says, "World's Greatest Guest". We truly appreciate the loyalty over the years, and I promise that we will strive to continually give you the best experience that we possibly can. Have a wondeful Fall season. We look forward to having you back as our guest.
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George D wrote a review Sep 2022
Hilton Head, South Carolina3 contributions7 helpful votes
The staff at this hotel is what sets this place apart. The people here are exceptionally friendly and accomodating. The rooms are not fancy but they are clean and spacious. The location is fantastic and it is a short walk to many restaurants and the beach. The pool and courtyard are a nice oasis as well.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi George D. Thank you so much for the great review. I preach guest service every day, all day. I'm sure my team is quite sick of hearing ramble on about it. I truly believe that no matter how awesome a property may be, it's up to their staff to really bring out the shine. We couldn't be more delighted that our staff shone for you. Have a wonderful fall season. We look forward to having you back as our guest.
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gobuffs2022 wrote a review Sep 2022
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El Cordova is a quiet, clean, and friendly hotel with access to the beach and downtown Coronado. Very economical, but first-class accommodations. Staff was very friendly and attentive during our stay, with periodic texts asking if we needed anything. Highly recommend El Cordova!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi gobuffs2022. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We would love to hear any suggestions you may have regarding our property and services within the hotel to make your next stay with us even more enjoyable. On behalf of the entire El Cordova team, we look forward to having you back as our guest.
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Matthew O wrote a review Sep 2022
Riverside, California33 contributions3 helpful votes
Really loved this small hotel on Coronado. The location is central to everything you’d go to Coronado for, restaurants, shopping, the beach, etc. it’s more or less across the street from the Del. The hotel has some beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and decor. Our room had a smal refrigerator, coffee maker, nice towels and robes available. Staff was helpful and friendly. The only issue is lack of parking on site. But they do have spaces in a garage about a block away, it wasn’t much of a big deal.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking on the street is difficult and not long term. Loads of things to do in the area by foot...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Matthew O. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. As we move into the future, and make improvements to our property, we try to make sure that we keep that Spanish feel that our guests have come to love. It's wonderful to know that you appreciated. We would love to hear any suggestions you may have regarding our property and services within the hotel to make your next stay with us even more enjoyable. On behalf of the entire El Cordova team, we look forward to having you back as our guest.
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Rosie B wrote a review Sep 2022
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We stayed at the El Cordova Hotel in September last year. We were so impressed with the staff going over and above that we decided to go again this year and next! Great location! Highly recommend it! You won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Hi Rosie B. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Our team not only has a "can do" attitude, but we have a "will do" attitude. If we can make it happen for a guest, it is our genuine pleasure to do so. We would love to hear any suggestions you may have regarding our property and services within the hotel to make your next stay with us even more enjoyable. On behalf of the entire El Cordova team, we look forward to having you back as our guest.
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$250 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Cordova Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Cordova Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Coronado Island (0.2 miles), Lamb's Players Theatre (0.2 miles), and Coronado Visitor Center (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Cordova Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at El Cordova Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Cordova Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Cordova Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Cordova Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nado Gelato, Moo Time Creamery, and Clayton's Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Cordova Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is El Cordova Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Coronado.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Cordova Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Cordova Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to El Cordova Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Whaley House Museum (5.0 miles), Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (2.2 miles), and Marston House Museum (4.2 miles).