I searched Trip Advisor for hotels in and around San Diego before deciding on Coronado, and this hotel was near the top of the list so we went and booked a Junior Suite. The hotel itself was far more affordable than the Hotel Del across the road, while offering bigger rooms. The Del is also massive and the Glorietta far more "boutique".
Arrival and check in was easy, and the staff were very helpful providing maps and directions as well as advice on anything required.
We stayed in the Junior Suite which was around the back. Although the car had to be taken around the back, it actually worked out better as not only were we parked only metres from our room, but the back entry to the lobby was just as close as the front one.
The room was great. The bedroom was large with it's own TV with cable. The living area had a pull out double sofa, and there was still plenty of room for a roll out bed. Two larger than normal screen TV's both with cable in each room helped a lot with the kids and parents "separation and quiet time". We all had good sleeps, so no complaining there. There was a couple of earlier morning flyovers from the naval base, but outside of that noise wasn't a main drama.
Yes, the pool isn't huge, but it's fine for having a quick dip. It probably also wouldn't get much use in the hotter weather as Coronado beach is only across the road.
The continental breakfast supplied was nice, and we all managed to overeat each morning !
The location of the hotel is excellent, opposite the Hotel Del and at the start of where Orange Ave really kicks off. Restaurants, convenience stores, etc, etc all only a short walk away.
Coronado itself is a beautiful place to stay and I'm very happy we choose this location over others in San Diego. The drive to the tourist locations such as Balboa Park, etc was minimal. We had a look around and we were very happy we did not choose accommodation in the hotel circle in Mission Valley as it didn't seem convenient to anything at all (ie restaurants).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Glorietta Bay Coronado
- Glorietta Bay Hotel Coronado