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“Expensive Sunday Brunch, but so worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado

Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado
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Ranked #16 of 98 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $90 - $90
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dana Place
Transit: Serviced by SDMTS Route 904 http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf
Description: A true feast for the senses, our famous Sunday brunch in the Crown Room features a chilled seafood bar, regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine and carving stations. Guests also enjoy a gourmet Bloody Mary bar, mimosas, freshly pressed paninis and housemade charcuterie, and an eye-popping candy and dessert bar. Continually named the best brunch in San Diego.
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Expensive Sunday Brunch, but so worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Visiting San Diego or live near there and going to be in town on Sunday, Don't pass up going to the Crown room at the Hotel Del Coronado for Sunday Brunch. It is expensive and they charge for parking, But the hotel is worth the parking fee just to see. In the United States, maybe 1 or 2 compare. Visit the massive lobby with it's extensive wood paneling. I have traveled throughout the world and the United States and I think this is the best Sunday Brunch available. Quality food, extensive selection, beautiful room, live music, and fantastic service. An example of the food. A lot of brunches have all you can eat crab legs, here the crab legs are king crab.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Bill L
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BBrown3275, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind endorsement and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our award-winning Brunch. It does have a vast selection of food and, of course, if you come and experience Brunch, we do validate parking. We hope to welcome you back again soon for some king crab legs.
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Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Spoil yourself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

You deserve it. It's pricey, but we had a BOGO coupon from a Facebook promo and decided to go for it. The Del is a beautiful place... My husband proposed to me there 5 years ago. The Sunday brunch is full of decadent, expensive food items. Cheese, meats, spreads, mustards, desserts, and salads. We spend two and a half hours here and just took it all in. We drank champagne and yummy apple cider. The food options are overwhelming. So fresh and beautifully prepared. My husband especially liked the candy buffet. I loved the turkey panini and all of the wonderfully prepared vegetables--especially the tomato with a pepper sauce. This is probably the best buffet we've been to. The only negative comment I have is that there were lots of kids running around and several babies crying. At $78.50 a pop it doesn't seem like a place you'd bring small children. I'd recommend a family friendly area and then an adults only area. I've got kids, I understand. But I'd recommend a separation to make everyone comfortable. We will definitely be back. It was a great experience and wonderful food. We don't think we even tasted half of it!!!

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BBrown3275, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed our award-winning Sunday Brunch. The Del has a long history of romance and we’re happy that you’re a part of it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Crown Room is really beautiful to see. Three lighted crowns . I heard they have a great brunch there, We didn't have time to eat there but the room was lovely.

Visited October 2012
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BBrown3275, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
The chandeliers in the historic Crown Room were designed by L. Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" series and beautifully complement the intricate sugar pine ceiling. We hope you have the opportunity to return soon and experience our award-winning Sunday Brunch.
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Amazing Brunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Our Sunday Brunch in the Crown Room at the Hotel del Coronado was amazing. There were huge selections of over 200 gourmet items from several serving stations to explore ... salads, carving station, seafood, international, breakfast items, cheeses, and desserts. Quality of the food was excellent as was the service. The dining experience here leaves a smile on your face. Hint: Don't get overwhelmed, pace yourself, linger, try many items, and enjoy!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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BBrown3275, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement and recommendations. There is an incredible variety of food and we appreciate your recognition of our exceptional staff. We hope you return again soon.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“BRUNCH ROCKS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Finally tried the brunch here...heard so much about it. About 80$ a person so hoped it was worth it. The crown room was beautiful and so vintage. Food was great...too many options! Had pomegranate champagne! WONDERFUL. Have nothing but great things to say....you have to at least try it once. I will do it again when we come back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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BBrown3275, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
We are thrilled that you had the opportunity to try our award-winning Sunday Brunch and that it exceeded your expectations. We hope to become a tradition for you and look forward to welcoming you back.
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