Have always wanted to stay here...finally made it. As long as you remember it's an "antique" hotel (even haunted!) you shouldn't be too disappointed. The exterior and grounds of the hotel are lovely; the interior is a bit dated. Lobby is dark and cramped, with no real indication of where guests should queue, etc. once helped, staff is very professional and friendly. We had a courtyard view room in the original building,which I highly recommend over the beach-view or waterfront newer buildings ( other than the private bungalows which seem amazing). Our west-facing courtyard view room actually had an ocean view over the top of the opposite building, so we were thrilled. It's an old building with sloppy floors, uneven stairs, etc.; but the rooms are nicely updated, and we felt the quirkiness added to the charm.
Do not eat at the hotel....drink only. Food at the outdoor, seaside bistro was some of the worst I've had. And the larger restaurants are flooded with day tourists...way too many. The town of Coronado is quaint, with tons of eating options, and is a very short stroll from the hotel.
Overall, the history, charm and location of the hotel are enough to make it a very memorable, pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The legendary Hotel del Coronado 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