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“For a few $$$ more I coulda had a "Del"”
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La Avenida Inn
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Coronado
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Glendale, CA
Reviewed August 18, 2004

The location is great, but oy the rate!

We paid $160 per night for mid-August. For this you get a thin, lumpy mattress, spartan room furnishings (love that 13" TV), no hair dryer and no central air (love that blasting noise...certainly drowns out the neighbors on the other side of the paper-thin walls.) The pool is small, unheated and somewhat murky.

On the plus side, we never had to drive to any restaurant and we got free beach towels. Parking is free, too.

Be sure to ask for the "returning visitor" special rate (I doubt they'd check their records), and you will be charged a much more reasonable $119/night (summer), which seems to be a more realistic value.

Like the title says, if you're going to spend $160/night, spring for a few bucks more and stay at the Hotel Del Coronado directly across the street.

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Reviewed August 17, 2004

We just returned from 5 days at the La Avenida and it was great. I chose this hotel because of the reviews on this site and they were so right. It is a small hotel in a great location. We had a room with 2 double beds which was a little small but it was fine and we weren't in our room that much. The rooms with 2 queen beds were a lot bigger and I think that I would ask for that room next time.Our room faced the pool which was nice.The rooms and grounds were so clean and well kept. You could walk to everything, the beach,restaurants,coffee shops and the tour trolley picked us up only a block away. The staff at this hotel were great. They were so friendly and were so accomodating. If you need a blow dryer or iron, just ask at the desk. They have coffee and pastries at 6AM and we sat around the pool to eat it. It was just a wonderful experience and I will certainly stay at the La Avenida next time I am in SD.

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Reviewed August 1, 2004

Stayed at La Avenida Inn on Coronado Island. So glad we did this as we loved the location – one block from the Del/beach and right in the heart of Coronado. Coronado is beautiful and we started talking about a return visit on the first day there. The beach is huge and never crowded and the houses we saw on our walks were beautiful. La Avenida suited us all – they provide great beach towels on demand, the hotel is quiet and the staff are very friendly, helpful and accommodating. They have a binder with local restaurant menus in it at the front desk. The room was a good size and very clean (needs a coffee maker). The continental breakfast they provide is just OK, but we were within walking distance of so many great spots (especially loved Café 1134) that it didn’t matter. My teenage daughter was impressed with the range of tv channels. We would definitely stay here again.

4  Thank Nell23
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Reviewed June 12, 2004

We totally enjoyed our stay here. Free parking on site, and wonderful staff. Rooms are large and airy as are the bathrooms. Across the street from the Del Coronado makes the location perfect. Would definitely return to this well managed motel.

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Overand Park, KS
Reviewed May 1, 2004

My wife and I have gone to Coronado every year since 1999. I have stayed at several hotel/motels and would rate the La Avenida the best in terms of value for the money. Nice large rooms and very clean in addition to the great location. Highly recommended. We will be staying at the La Avenida on our next trip to Coronado.

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Reviewed March 2, 2004

In a sea of high-priced accomodations on Coronado, the La Avenida comes as a breath of fresh air. We usually travel to San Diego mid week or shoulder season for getaways. Tariff last November was in the $100.00 a nite range. The staff is friendly, grounds immaculately kept and rooms are spacious and clean. Certainly the best buy for your dollar on Coronado - we can't recommend it highly enough.

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Reviewed May 13, 2003

We have been staying the La Avenida for over 12 years. It is the best location on the Island. You can walk to be the beach, the Del, and a great bakery a cross the street. Also it is close to our favorite Coronado restaurant the Rhinoceros Café. I recommend upstairs rooms.Walt and Celia, Albuquerque, NM

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Address: 1315 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2916
Location: United States > California > Coronado
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Coronado
#2 Family Hotel in Coronado
#4 Business Hotel in Coronado
#8 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range: $181 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Avenida Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exceptional hospitality awaits you at La Avenida Inn! Located within steps of the historic Hotel del Coronado and the beautiful Coronado Beach. The La Avenida Inn offers an exceptional value in a world-class location. Nestled in the heart of Coronado Island's three and four star hotels, La Avenida Inn's prime village location is within steps of fine dining, fashionable shops, golf, tennis, two marinas, numerous recreational choices, and just a short drive from downtown San Diego and the airport. ... more   less 
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