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Glorietta Bay Inn
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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“Outstanding Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stayed at the Glorietta Bay Inn on a weekend and was impressed by the level of service that I received. Exceptionally friendly staff who went out of their way to accommodate guests. I sat in the lobby early one morning to do some work while my husband slept and overheard numerous guests interact with the front desk. The attitude was positve, warm and friendly. Genuinely caring about every guest. When I walked to and from my room - every staff member met my gaze and gave me a "hello". The room was very comfortable and offered every amenity that I would have expected including Gilcrest and Soames bath products. The continental breakfast offered is a plus. The location is fantastic - across from the Hotel Del, the beach and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. I would highly recommednd the Glorietta Bay Inn!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a truly charming little hotel. Great location, right across from the Hotel Del. We stayed for 3 nights in a floor level room just off the pool with a shady patio. The room was very comfortable, the staff was super friendly and the continental breakfasts were plentiful and tasty. The hot cider served in the evenings with gingersnap cookies were to die for...very relaxing patio to sit on day and night - much quieter than the chaos across the street at the Del. Easy walking distance to just about everything...and all of this for a fraction of the price that you will pay across the street.

Only area of improvement I can see for the hotel is their bathrooms - quite small and in need of some updating...other than that, this is the place to stay when visiting Cornonado..

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

This was the third time my wife and I have stayed at the Glorietta Bay Inn on beautiful Coronado Island. This property never disappoints us. My wife can be very picky as she is a hotel manager, but our stays here have never disappointed her (or me of course). The GBI is best described as charming and memorable, and additionally is in a prime location, across from the "Del". The staff is very nice and accomodating. Our room was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities that one would need, including a large LCD with HD channels. A big treat is always the morning breakfast on their outdoor patio. The only negative is the pesty birds wanting to share our goodies. Make sure you take advantage of the beautiful vistas by taking long walks. We also tried a new restaurant this time; Cucina Urbana near Balboa Park. Highly recommended.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stayed one night for a wedding in Coronado and would have stayed longer if we could have. The service from the front desk was 5 star. We needed to check in early to get ready for the wedding and they accommodated us graciously - stored our bags, moved the bags to our room once it was ready, gave recommendations for a mexican restaurant up the street (Miguel's cocina - which was good) and called us when our room was ready. This might not sound like much - but it seems like promises are made and often not followed through. The inn is lovely - room had a view of the bay, lovely continental breakfast, pool, jacuzzi and the location is fantastic to explore Coronado. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Glorietta Bay Inn was our last stop on a long trip to Canada and the USA West Coast before we returned to Brisbane and reality. I think perhaps we saved the best 'till last. What a lovely place to stay! We liked everything about the Glorietta all of which has been mentioned by previous reviewers. We stayed in one of the Mansion Rooms and were very comfortable indeed.Corando itself is an absolute gem that we found quite by accident and is definitely on our list of places to return to. The staff of the hotel were wonderful and in particular, Tim, who looked after us by booking transport and advising on places to eat. Coronado is an easy place to get around by walking. Absolute highlight was the sunset sail we did one evening. Glorietta Bay Inn keep doing what you are doing, you do it well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our family stayed here a couple nights over New Years 2013. We all loved the grand rooms of the original mansion which makes a guest feel at home and pampered at the same time. The continental breakfast, which was included and quite good, is made special.by the elegant presentation and the ability to eat on the sunny patio overlooking the quiet harbor. The coffee was also especially good. We stayed in the guest rooms adjacent the mansion. These were very roomy and comfortable but could use some upgrading to make them better fit in with the mansion.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

This "hotel" is located right across the street from the Hotel Del Coronado, but at a fraction of the price-$179 (internet special) per night for a Bay View versus $370 per night for a partial bay view. Both were constructed during the same time period, with Glorietta being the mansion of the owner of the Del Coronado. You will be right in the heart of everything and breakfast is included! There is no restaurant on the property, but you can go to the Del Coronado or choose among several along Glorietta Bay Blvd. The only problem, is that there are not as many parking spots as there are rooms and there is a nightly parking charge if you park on the property.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Glorietta Bay Inn
Address: 1630 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118-2913
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Coronado
#3 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#3 Business Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Glorietta Bay Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glorietta Bay Inn is Coronado’s best boutique hotel. One block to the beach and just steps away from shopping and dining, this Coronado hotel invites you to experience award-winning guest service, ideal location, and abundant history and charm. ... more   less 
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