We went the week of May 18 (sun-sun) and we arrived early, but decided to head straight to the farmer's market. We called ahead and they had our room ready by noon even though check in was late afternoon. The underground parking garage is in the back of the building so not on orange st. they charge $14/day for parking and use of bikes, beach towels, use of pool at sister hotel, and other amenities...very reasonable.
Check in was very easy, and there was water and popcorn at lobby with Ms. Cody, the blue Macaw who I heard say Hello when we entered. There are a couple of computers and a printer in the lobby for guests to use. They explained that there were available weeks/points on sale...I was tempted cause the prices were so reasonable but we only have 2 weeks off a year and already have a timeshare. I visited this area the year before and loved Coronado and as soon as I got home I found this on RCI and booked it!
We were in the top floor next to the outdoor patio where there was a hot tub, grill, seating areas, and a small sauna. I thought it might be noisy considering we were right beside this area and across the elevator but it was fine.
The Wi-Fi worked well in our room. We had partial view of beach from our room. Road noise was minimal. Glad I brought eye mask cause not all the windows had blinds or curtains so all the light came thru. We had a murphy bed, partial kitchen w/toaster, hotplate for cooking, microwave, plates and utensils for 4, full size fridge, sofabed that couldn't be used cause it would hit the bed (only 2 of us so not needed), lots of linens and towels. There was also a safe in the closet.
There are many restaurants close by and one day we had lunch at Peohe's, made reservation's and told them where we staying, and when we got to restaurant they gave us a VIP table. Then waiter told us that our hotel concierge was treating us to dessert which was $10 worth. That was a nice treat! I've eaten at this restaurant last year and had to come back...best views of San Diego and lots of boats pass by while you eat! Rachel Ray's recommendation! We found free parking near this restaurant so after lunch we took the ferry across to the USS Midway and walked to the kissing couple and Gaslamp District.
It is right across the Hotel Del Coronado so it's convenient location to shops, restaurants, beach, movie theater, and grocery store. I believe if you want you can just use public transportation but buses stop running after 6pm or earlier?
We visited the Birch Aquarium (there's a discount coupon in the hotel lobby), which had the best views of La Jolla. Make sure to say hello to the sea lions and harbor seals in La Jolla. Also, drove on the pacific coast hwy and passed through Carlsbad, Solana Beach, stopped at Laguna Beach, and decided to drive to LA...hubby's first time. Hubby took a tour of Stone Brewery, and I believe there are 89 local breweries in the area. I absolutely loved the farmer's market in Little Italy on Sat and the Hillcrest Farmer's market on Sunday.
We came on the day of the Sicilian Festival and plan on going back next year. Too bad for 4 yr rule...have to stay somewhere else :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the romantic and historic Coronado Island, Coronado Beach Resort emulates a unique beachside charm with an urban backdrop. Choose from a variety of our suites which give you the comfort & convenience of home while still having that vacation getaway. Located in the heart of Orange Avenue, our guests are steps away from the unique shops, restaurants, and bustling atmosphere of the charming downtown area. Dine in and enjoy the Jacuzzi or Adventure out and experience Coronado Island from a new view with access to our off property Pool, Basketball & Tennis Courts. Come and stay at Coronado Beach Resort and take that relaxing & fun filled vacation that you've always dreamt about. Please note a USD 17.00 Nightly resort fee will be collected at check in. Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out is at 11 am. Minimum age to check-in is 21. Also be advised that a credit card is required for incidentals. ... more less
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