My wife and I stayed at the Del 1/24-1/28,04. It was our first stay and it was a surprise birthday gift to my wife. She loved it so much, she did not want to leave the property to tour San Diego and we only spent a little time in Coronado. My first impression was that I was aboard the Titanic...the entrance doors of cut glass, the beautiful wooden lobby with the wrought iron elevator, the chandeliers, the furniture, the hallways, the shops and the rooms. The historic atmosphere was very romantic and the buildings and grounds were impeccably maintained. The employees were very accomodating, courteous and respectful, from check-in to check-out. The room was huge (Ocean View Jr Suite) and the sunset views from the balcony were breathtaking. My wife was especially thrilled to see the US Navy Seals running up and down the beach each morning, watching Naval fighter jets flying overhead and seeing various Naval vessels coming and going out of the harbor. I don't understand those reviews that complained about the military appearance and sounds.
The rooms were very neat, clean and romantic. We never experienced noise at night. (We love staying at historic bed and breakfast establishments.) Housekeeping was especially friendly and good at what they do. The restaurants, though a bit higher priced than we are accustomed to, were well worth it. We ordered the Chef's Sampler at the Prince of Wales and we both immediately compared it to being the judges on the Iron Chef show. We were treated to a number of incredibly flavorful entrees, including Kobe Beef, and everything was served with artistic skill in a relaxing, classy atmosphere. The restaurant staff was very professional and skilled but not impersonal. You must stay over a Sunday and try the brunch in the Crown Room. We may never see a spread like that again in such an atmosphere. My wife especially enjoyed the Spa & Fitness center where she experienced a very relaxing and thorough massage. The gym was well equipped. The shops had something for everyone and the ice cream at Moo Time was really good.The outdoor pool and hot tub were also very attractive and relaxing. The cool San Diego weather was perfect for sitting in the hot tub and the pool was mildly heated. We felt we got our moneys' worth.
We will be back! Mike and Cathy, Annandale, MN.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The legendary Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Del continues to maintain its rich history while also offering contemporary conveniences such as unique beachfront dining, an award-winning spa, upscale shopping, recreational activities and the luxurious cottages and villas at Beach Village. The hotel's spectacular setting, impeccable service and award-winning cuisine also makes it the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Del Coronado
- Del Coronado