The Hotel Del is on a lovely piece of land.(I've seen prettier in Hawaii, Tahiti, and Australia.) It is close to restaurants and shops. We did not try those on site. However, our room was definitely less than expected from such a pricey place. Next to some interstate, this room would cost $79 a night.
The pool was fun but, eventhough it was heated, it still felt cool at night. The hot tub was full of kids (mine was one of them) but he was supervised and self-controlled. Not all of the others were. As we made our way back to our room one night a couple of mothers allowed their 4 or 5 kids to run and scream down the hall. Because our baby was sleeping I had to wait till they passed to open the door. It was like standing next to the track wall at a Nascar race. One of the inconsiderate mothers made some comment to me which I did not hear after she noticed my annoyed expression. We are originally from Mississippi, perhaps we expected more civility from other guests at a hotel with the Hotel Del's rep. You'd think $500 a night would keep the yahoos out. Money does not buy class. That reminds me...someone above us, probably from the bunch that were yelling to each as if they were all deaf, threw up on our patio and the baby stroller that was on it.
The $500 includes the resort fee and valet parking, which is only $6 more than self parking. Amazingly, we had to walk farther to get to the valet guys than to our car. If you stay in the Ocean Towers park yourself...shorter walk, no wait and save 6 bucks. We stayed 2 nights so, this just might be the worst $1000 I've ever spent. I wish I had invested that grand in a trip to Hawaii.
The hotel is popular with wedding groups because of the fairly scenic beach. It was NOT a good choice for us as a base for sight-seeing.
- 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
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