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“charming village ambiance” 4 of 5 bubbles
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El Cordova Hotel
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, California, United States
1 review
“charming village ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had a very nice stay! The room was perfectly accommodating and very comfortable. We like the feel of the hotel with it's businesses and restaurants intermingled. We were a little worried that the noise (joyful sounds) from the Mexican restaurant were going to be a problem; but it didn't effect us in the least. Overall it was a great experience and we would stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Madeleine L
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Scituate, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I had a single room with a queen bed. The air conditioner worked well. The room seemed a little small, and there weren't many places to hang up clothes or towels to dry. Also, it was hard to get the shower temperature to stop fluctuating. So much for the downside. On the upside, the staff was VERY friendly and helpful. They have a very nice breakfast outside starting around 7 AM, and there is also a coffee maker in the room. Also an ironing board and iron in the room as well as a flat screen TV. We enjoyed the decor, with nice colors and painted ceramic tiles in the bathroom with a nice southern flair. Check in and check out was flawless. They even printed out our plane tickets for us. The attached restaurant, Michaels?, had excellent Mexican food, and there were many other restaurants in the area also. Overall, I would strongly recommend this hotel for your trip. The minuses, as above, were not that significant. We loved our trip to Coronado Island. Thank you so much.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Thomas G
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Sioux City, Iowa
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We loved staying at El Cordova! It was a nice change of pace from the sterile environment of chain hotels. The staff is so friendly and helpful. They were great with giving travel plans or just visiting with us. The location is perfect being right across the street from the beach. We rented beach chairs from Little Sam's which is on the El Cordova property and carried them to the beach and just relaxed. We also experienced an air show from the Naval Air Station as they practiced their touch and goes daily. What a deal! Then there's Miguels. 20 steps out our door to awesome Maragaritas and chips and salsa. Great food and great people.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lori F
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

I enjoyed our stay at El Cordova very much! I couldn't have asked for better service - from the employees who checked us in at the front desk, to the fun & knowledgeable gentleman at the complimentary breakfast, the housekeepers, the employees at Miguels, etc!! Everyone was friendly, kind, and helpful! Loved having the voucher for $4.00 off the crepes next door - they are the best crepes ever!! Went to Miguel's each evening for chips, salsa, and excellent white cheese sauce and the shaken margaritas..The hotel is in a perfect location - can walk to the beach, shopping, many restaurants, etc. We had reserved 5 rooms and we were all happy with our stay. Enjoyed having the kitchen and refrigerator for snacks and drinks. The beds were very comfortable and we all got a good nights sleep each evening. The only con was the parking but the pros outweighed this one con. I would definately stay here again!! Thanks to all of your staff for our wonderful stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lol2day
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights 9/23-9/25/2013. We loved the place, it's not our modern hotels, but it has many pros that outweigh the cons. As we checked in we had a plumbing problem in our room, but the staff immediately changed us o another room, which was very large spacious, and great Spanish style decor. The pool/ hot tub were nice. Breakfast was served in the courtyard , which was very relaxing, area is surrounded by beautiful flowering shrubs, beautiful rustic tile, and the staff serving the breakfast was magnificent, very friendly and courteous, his name was Bass, my round of applause to Bass, thanks for your great service.

The hotel is walking distance to the beach, and is surrounded by many little shops for your shopping convenience. There is a restaurant located within the hotel, restaurant is Miguel's Cocina, food was awesome, authentic Mexican food, and staff was wonderful.

The staff was wonderful, I want to thank Cristina, front desk staff, she was awesome, helpful, went out of her way to help. Management please reward these employees they make your places joy to stay and return again. Will come back and stay there next time.

The only problem there is the parking, you have to park in the street, or use the parking meters which you have to feed them or you will get a parking ticket, which we did, where I come from we feed the meter enough for all day, there it's only max 2 hours, however the pros outweighed the cons, enjoyed our stay!!!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank Elvia E
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MicaJackson, General Manager at El Cordova Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel. I am glad to hear that you had a great time and that you were able to enjoy all of the shops and restaurants. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the entire staff.

I also wanted you to know that we are aggressively working to secure a new deal with the parking garage across the street. We understand that during peak times, parking can sometimes be challenging. I hope to have an agreement in place in the near future.

Once again thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

I enjoyed my stay this September. My flight brought me in earlier than expected and they were awesome at letting me store my stuff while they had someone quickly clean the room allowing for an early check in. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. The Hotel has a great view and just a short walk away from the beach and the Hotel Del Coronado. When I return to Coronado I will be staying there again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa K
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very enjoyable stay at El Cordova. Great location. Miguel's restaurant was excellent. Had to take home their recipes for margaritas and cheese dip. Fabrizon's for cappuccino and croissants was also excellent. Hot tub was actually hot and jets were powerful, pool was clean and refreshing. Continental breakfast at hotel was also enjoyable with a super friendly and accommodating caterer.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shubman
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Additional Information about El Cordova Hotel

Property: El Cordova Hotel
Address: 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2916
Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#7 Business Hotel in Coronado
#7 Family Hotel in Coronado
#10 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Cordova Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rich in history, natural beauty and a charming Spanish hacienda style. El Cordova Hotel stands in the heart of the Village of Coronado Island, one block from the best beach in San Diego. Shopping, restaurants, theatre and recreational activities are within walking distance and the Hotel has four restaurants and twelve boutique shops on site. ... more   less 
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