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Glorietta Bay Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
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“Wonderful place to stay!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We recently booked a spur of the moment trip to the west coast. Having never been to the San Diego area before I asked friends where we should spend time. Someone mentioned Coronado and I am so glad we listened. While our friends had stayed at the Loew's resort which is on a slightly different part of the island I wanted to stay near the cute downtown area I had read about. Using Trip Advisor I found the Glorietta Bay Inn and I am now in love! This hotel was perfect - from check in to check out they could not have been more helpful. We booked through the hotel website where they were offering an "Internet special" and stayed two nights. The location was excellent, so close to downtown for eating and shopping and across the street from the Hotel Del Coronado where you can use the beach and visit this old hotel. The staff was friendly and recommended places for eating and visiting. The hotel and grounds were spotless and we constantly saw people sprucing up and taking care of things. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast each morning where plenty of choices are offered to start your day and cookies and lemonade are put out in the afternoon. They have a small pool and hot tub that are lovely with plenty of loungers and towels for lending (large, soft towels) and will even lend you beach gear at the front desk.
We stayed in a queen deluxe which had a first floor balcony overlooking the bay. The room wasn't huge but there was plenty of space to move about and the room had a flat screen TV and fridge which is always an added bonus. The closet was large and there was also a small dresser with drawer space along with a small table and two chairs. The bathroom was set up with the sink separate from the toilet and shower which I enjoy because it allows you more than one person to get ready at a time. The bed was comfy, clean linens, soft towels and a full length mirror which is getting harder to find in hotel rooms. Everything in the room was clean and updated. I had made a note when making my reservation that this trip was a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend and a bottle of wine and note were in our room when we arrived-such a nice touch and done without my knowledge by the hotel.
Two days was not long enough, I can't wait to go back! We met several families who have been coming for years and its obvious why. This is a wonderful small hotel that made you feel welcomed. When it was time to check out for our downtown San Diego hotel I didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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GloriettaBay, Public Relations Manager at Glorietta Bay Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing our hotel for your recent stay. We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us. We’re happy your enjoyed our boutique hotel and that our amenities and friendly service made your stay more comfortable. We enjoy taking customer service to the next level and are happy you and your boyfriend enjoyed the birthday bottle of wine. We hope the next time you’re in the Coronado area you’ll stay with us again! Thank you, Kelsey McCabe
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My family (all 14 of us) gather at the Glorietta Bay Inn for the 4th for the last 5 years. We live all over the country and find the winter to unpredictable to get together. The Inn will let you have the same rooms you had before, no maybes. The Inn is right across the street from the very expensive, very commercial, and very crowded Del. But you can take the Del side walks to the Beach. The beach has small surf for boggy boarding, rocky pools for sea life watching, and well toned naval personal to watch running. But back to the Inn. The staff always has a smile and greeting. If you are by the pool at cookie and lemonade time, they will bring it to you. They welcome you to their home where they happen to work. The rooms range from suites, to rooms with large patios for bikes and boards, to typical hotel rooms that are small but clean. But it is the staff that keeps us coming back year after year. And in the hotel world, that is a rare commodity.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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GloriettaBay, Public Relations Manager at Glorietta Bay Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Glorietta Bay Inn. We're happy to hear that you and you're family enjoyed their time with us and that our service and our great amenities made your stay more comfortable. Our staff strives every day to perform exceptional customer service to our guests. We hope to welcome you into our home again soon! Thank you, Kelsey McCabe
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel this year. Both times we have stayed in the library room and loved it! The staff is so pleasant and they can't seem to do enough for you. Even after checking out they were more than happy to lend us beach chairs and an umbrella for the day at no charge. This is definitely the place we will always stay in Coronado.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Coronado is an amazing place and Glorietta Bay Inn is an amazing hotel! We really enjoyed our stay. Our check in was smooth and we were offered ginger snaps and lemonade as they organized our details and got our keys ready. The grounds are beautiful. There's lush lanscaping and even huge tropical trees towering over the secluded courtyards. The location of the hotel is convenient to everything. It's a short walk across the street to the beach. It's also directly across from the Hotel Del Coronado, which is rich with history and worth a visit as well. We opted for the junior suite and we were presently suprised by how huge it was. Our room, in reality was a one bedroom apartment. There were two bathrooms, a huge living area with a pull out couch and a small kitchenette. It was really impressive. Breakfast was delicious and the staff was always courteous and helpful. They even provide beach toys and chairs to their guests! I would return here in a heartbeat! This place totally deserves it's TA certificate if excellence.

Room Tip: Room 505 is a huge junior suite! Worth every penny.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Glorietta Bay Inn Manor is steeped in history & the rooms in the Manor itself look to be delightful. Our 1 bed deluxe room was located on the 2nd floor of one of the motel type extensions. We had a balcony that overlooked the parking lot & pool. The room was so small that only one person at a time could walk between the queen size bed & dresser. The bathroom only had a small shower. The refrigerator, magnifying mirror & room safe were appreciated. The room & bathroom needed to be updated and thoroughly cleaned. We're not sure what came out of the wall air conditioner located high on the wall but it left black particles on the desk & chair below. So we weren't thrilled with our room. However, the staff were just delightful and welcoming. The breakfast offered a wide variety of choices and was delicious. You could eat in the music room or outside on the manor balcony. In the afternoon cookies and refreshments were available in the manor. Beach chairs, towels, etc were available at no charge. The Inn has a great location across from The Dell. You can walk just about anywhere in town and to the beach. There is a $10/nite parking fee. A few days each week a 90 minute walking tour leaves from the music room. The tour describes the history of the area and walks through The Dell and around town. Our tour was excellent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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GloriettaBay, Public Relations Manager at Glorietta Bay Inn, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We’re happy to hear you loved the friendliness of our staff, the complimentary breakfast on the verandah, and walkable location! We also wanted to thank you for your feedback of your hotel room experience. I would love to look into the situation in more detail, could you email me directly with more details so I can address the issue? I can be reached at kelsey@gloriettabayinn.com.

Thank you, Kelsey McCabe
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I have been visiting Glorietta Bay Inn for years and the one thing that I always notice (and appreciate) is how friendly the staff is. Every employee from the front desk, to the housekeepers, to the groundskeepers all say, "HI!" or "Good morning!" They really make you feel like family and go out of their way to help you feel at home. We forgot our Toy Story 3 dvd in the player (which is of course a tragedy for our twins) and the front desk sprung into action. They found the disc and promptly put it in the mail. The continental breakfast is great (don't expect an omelette chef)... the coffee is always hot and the bagels, pastries, fruit, and cereals are always fresh. Of course you have to love the lemonade and cookies every afternoon! The rooms are very clean and the A/C is nice and cold. My only concern is the lack of sufficient parking for the hotel, but parking is limited everywhere on the island, so it's really not that big of a deal. All in all, we are customers for life.

Room Tip: The suites are worth the extra money to have a kitchen... upper floors facing the front parking lot...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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GloriettaBay, Public Relations Manager at Glorietta Bay Inn, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you so much for the writing about your stay with us. It was truly our pleasure to mail your twins' Toy Story DVD back to you safe and soundly! Our staff strives every day to perform exceptional customer service to our guests. We are happy to hear you loved our continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments, as well as our comfortable rooms. We look forward to welcoming you and your family in the future! Thank you, Kelsey McCabe
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Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I live about an hour from San Diego and decided at the last min to spend a weekend at the beach. Booking a room on the web site was a breeze and when I arrived at the hotel, everyone was very friendly, warm and knew who I was, where I came from and how I got there.
Pros:
- Everyone that worked at the hotel was cheerful and friendly.
- They called me on my phone when my room was ready.
- The location is fantastic. It looks over the marina. It's across the street from the Hotel Del Coronado and a block from where the downtown starts. Park your car and walk everywhere you want to go on Coronado Island.
- In room safe, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. TV had a decent channel line up.
- You can borrow beach chairs to take to the beach.
- Breakfast had a nice variety.
- Lemonade and cookies in the afternoon.
- The bed was comfortable. There were convenient extra outlets for your mobile devices.
Cons:
- Parking is tight. It's not expensive but it's not guaranteed either.

I really enjoyed my stay and would do it again.

Room Tip: My room was pretty small. It didn't matter to me but if you care, ask about room size when book...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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GloriettaBay, Public Relations Manager at Glorietta Bay Inn, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We're glad you thought it was easy to book your reservation on our website. The staff strive to give our guests the best experience and a comfortable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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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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