My husband and I stayed at the 1906 Lodge in early October for four nights in the Tea Garden Room. First, let me start by saying I booked out room by calling them directly and I was very impressed with their attention to detail. Right from the start, you get the feeling that they care about your stay with them and want it to be an enjoyable experience.
As others have mentioned, upon arrival you are checked in and receive a tour of the grounds and your room. You are not allowed to check in early unless you pay extra, so be aware of that policy. I had already made myself familiar with their policies, so I just made sure to plan our day accordingly.
Each afternoon, they have wine, lemonade and snacks in the parlor. It was a nice touch and we met some wonderful people during this relaxing time. Also, they have many restaurant menus available in the parlor to browse through. My husband and I sat drinking a glass of wine and planning dinner a couple of nighs.
Breakfast is served daily. Their homemade granola is a nice touch and they had fresh fruit daily. They also serve a hot entree daily. For us, the only draw back to the hot meal is that they do not serve meat. Over the course of our stay, we grew tired of eating so many carbs and really craved more protein. Another draw back is that the hot entree isn't served until about 9 o'clock. Many guests were anxiously waiting for something warm to eat. I had several people comment that they thought it was much too late and also complain that they wished there was some sort of meat. By the end of our stay, we opted to go around the corner for some more traditional breakfast fare. Another thing that was disappointing was that they don't have a Keurig coffee maker. It was surprising as most decent hotels these days have them.
Our room was very clean upon arrival. I am a bit of a germaphobe, and I felt quite comfortable. I will say that unfortunately, our room was not cleaned as well on the following days. Around our jacuzzi tub and where our drink glasses had been sat were missed not wiped down subsequent days.
Speaking of house keeping...we did have a bad experience with them. After spending our first night, we went downstairs for breakfast the next morning. When we came back up to our room, neither of us was feeling very well. I decided to soak in the jacuzzi tub and my husband was resting in bed. The next thing we knew, the housekeeper had entered our room. We had placed the "Do Not Disturb" sign out, however the housekeeper used her key and entered our room anyway. The doors don't have a chain lock like some hotels have to ensure no one enters and before we knew if, the housekeeper had entered our room. My husband was very upest (as was I since I was nude in the tub) and he called down to speak to someone regarding the situation. Denise answered the phone and was defensive about it and told him it was past time for check out. When my husband informed her that we were booked for four nights, she didn't believe him and put him on hold to verify herself that we in fact had paid for multiple nights. Finally, my husband told her that if there was a problem, we would pack our beloingings and leave immediately. I have to say, I was extremely disappointed with the way the siuation was handled and it made us both feel unwelcomed. I feel it would have been much more appropriate to call our hotel room or our cell phone if they thought it was time for us to check out. In my opinion, when a guest has a "Do Not Disturb" sign outside their door, it is not acceptable to barge in on them. I think the housekeepers have a problem with intruding on people because over the course of our stay, I overheard 2 other situations where the housekeepers walked in on guests and were apologizing for intruding.
The jacuzzi tub is amazing! It was my favorite part of the entire room. I have hip problems and the huge jacuzzi tub was a welcome treat for my sore joints and muscles. My husband enjoyed the jacuzzi as well. He is 6'5" and it was plenty large enough to accomodate him
The hotel is located in a pleasant neighborhood and a block or two from Hotel Del and the beach. Orange Avenue is just one block up and has a lot of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Coronado is wonderful. I had spent a considerable amount of time researching and planning things to do in San Diego, however once we crossed the bridge in to Coronado we didn't head back to San Diego until 4 days later when we went home. There really is a lot to see and do. We also just relaxed and enjoyed the low key atmosphere much of the time strolling around town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For a truly relaxing getaway, choose the 1906 Lodge, now a part of the Four Sisters Inns collection. Guests enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast, onsite parking, afternoon refreshments, spa robes, internet, loaner beach chairs, TV/Cable and local calls. Walk to the beach and dozens of restaurants and shops. Luxury suites have a king bed, fireplace, spa tub, fridge, wet bar, porch or balcony, safe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1906 Lodge At Coronado Beach Hotel Coronado