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Crown City Inn
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Been here twice now and love it! Such a simple, quaint, comfortable place. We love riding the beach cruisers around the island. The food is amazing and the staff is friendly and accommodating! Cannot wait to be back!

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Crown City Inn & Bistro has been around for a while. It sits on the main drag (Orange Ave) on Coronado Island at about mid point. The property is well cared for on the outside. The staff are friendly and welcoming. They can answer any question on the area you might have. This helps because Coronado itself can be confusing to navigate in some areas. Though parking is tight through the front, there is ample parking behind the hotel. You can walk to just about any place you need to on the island or the hotel offers free loaner beach cruisers for its guests if you don't want to rent in the village proper. Bathrooms have recently been remodeled in stone, tile and glass and they did a great job of it. Some people squawk about the price, but try to find anywhere on Coronado cheaper and during the busiest of one of it's summer weekends for the San Diego (The Comic Con). Hotels in the San Diego area off the island were costing upwards of 100 dollars more per night than CCI. The housekeeping staff do a great job, though i wish they would get rid of those bedspreads and go to blankets or more fashionable covers. You have everything you need in the room and they do offer free Wi-Fi though weak in spots. I have stayed in several places on Coronado over the years and this one beat them all, especially for the price. Everything on Coronado is more expensive. You are paying for the village lifestyle in addition to the room. If it's too high, then just drive over the bridge and stay in San Diego proper. The Bistro which also is part of the property has excellent meals for dinner. I did not try any of the other meals at the Inn. It leans toward Italian dishes, but seafood is popular, as it is everywhere else in the area. The only complaint I really had was at checkout. The man checking me out was playing his PS3 or Xbox on a separate monitor while working. Not too professional, but he was polite. Stay here, you won't regret it.

Room Tip: Maybe see if you can get a room away from the pool. That will help with some of the noise, but you a...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Coronado, California, United States
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Wonderful stay at Crown City Inn. Very clean, quiet, and comfortable and the updated bathrooms were beautiful. Staff is friendly, accommodating and courteous. Don't know why anyone would pay more to stay at Del, Marriott, or anywhere else on Coronado. Beach is less than a mile away, and one of the best restaurants on Coronado is on the property - Crown City Bistro. Pet friendly made it great for us to have our dog with us, and the rooms don't have any reminders at all (smells, stains) of visits by previous pets. We were very comfortable and very well taken care of by the staff at the Crown City Inn. We HIGHLY recommend it and would love to return there again for another stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

CCI has decent prices and is walkable to most locations in Coronado. The rooms are relatively small but have new bathrooms and good showers. Unfortunately, the walls are thin and we could hear the person in the room above us snoring most of the night. Free use of bikes, which is great.

The restaurant is very good, recommended even if you're not staying there.

Room Tip: Away from Orange Ave.
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, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thanks so much for reviewing the Crown City Inn. I'm glad you liked most of your stay.... Our building is an older one, so sometimes a louder guest in another room can ruin things, and I'm sorry for that!
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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

The hotel receptionist was wonderfully accommodating with my complicated needs and very friendly. Fresh iced tea and cookies in the lobby. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms recently redone very tastefully. The beds were comfortable and there were many pillows. The pool was smaller but very nice and they have bikes you can borrow. The complex is on the smaller side and it is relatively quiet.
The location was great since it was dead middle on the main road and the parking wasn't too inconvenient, even late at night. I would definitely come back again!!

Room Tip: they seem to be similar...we shared a room with 2 double beds on the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Hi 'muffinjen'
Thanks so much for reviewing the Crown City Inn! All the things you listed that we did well are important, but I'm so glad that our front desk clerk was friendly and helpful. Number one importance is friendly and helpful staff, number two very clean rooms, etc. etc.... Hope to see you again soon! Melissa
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2012

This hotel suits you if you are vacationing with your family and dogs or a business traveller, or wanting an affordable get away.Located on the main street of Coronado. Very clean and no indication in any room that they treat dogs as welcome family members unless you have your pet, in which case they get a treat pack and you are provided with a lost of pet sitters to walk your dog and keep it company while you are sightseeing. Very friendly service and an excellent Bistro on premises. Wi-fi available. Outdoor pool No room service. I stayed her many times and love it.

Room Tip: There is No fitness center or Spa.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, Owner at Crown City Inn, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Thank you for your review! I'm so glad you noticed that we try very hard to keep ALL rooms very clean, including the pet designated rooms. I noticed you listed in your review that we do not have room service here at Crown City Inn, but we DO have room service! It is available during regular Crown Bistro business hours. I hope you'll try it next time you come!
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Sierra Vista
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Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

After staying on business trip at an over- priced hotel across the bay I couldn't wait to stay here! It's such a great place for families! We loved all the extra touches like the internet, parking and laundry facilities. Didn't get to the pool or bikes, but they really add to the charm, as did the cookies, coffee and tea in the lobby. The rooms are clean and quaint. Location is excellent whether you are exploring Coronado or San Diego. Looking forward to next summer!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Crown City Inn
Address: 520 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-1827
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#4 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#5 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Coronado, CA, just across the San Diego/Coronado Bay Bridge from downtown San Diego. Crown City Inn is your affordable choice to stay close to the beach. We have a swimming pool, beach cruiser bicycles, and surf/boogie boards to borrow to play in the water. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. On-site Crown Bistro is a favorite with the locals and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service daily. Kids and pets are welcome. Both receive a goody bag at check-in. Don't miss our afternoon "tea" with homemade almond shortbread, oatmeal-cranberry cookies, thumbprint cookies and brownies; and coffee and iced tea bar. ... more   less 
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