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“Nirvana on Steroids” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Nirvana on Steroids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our annual trip to Coronado continues to amaze as this Loews Resort is constantly changing for the better. The property is beautiful while extending out on it's own peninsula and marina and perfectly accessible to the beach and activities surrounding.

The superb quality of the facility and services are dwarfed by the overwhelming attention to hospitality provided by the staff. Rarely do you see a staff this well prepared and eager to make your stay comforting. The overall disposition of the personnel is a true sign of a well managed operation. Simply put; These people love their jobs which translates to the essence of hospitality, a rare find in this world of mediocrity and complacency.

Room Tip: Upgrade to one of their suites. The added room and view is well worth the slight difference.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Obviously, we love this place since we keep coming back every summer. But I do agree with another poster who said the hotel seems to be in the middle of an identity crisis right now. When we started staying there almost a decade ago, there were so many kid/family friendly organized activities like mad science and pizza making workshops for the kids, basketball pick up games on the courts and family bingo. All are gone now. In their place, they are adding more and more adult organized activities like wine tasting and such. The lobby of the hotel went from a breezy beach feel, to a sleek contemporary look, more suitable to conference goers than families. But the location keeps us coming back. We like the secluded feel at the end of the island.

The glitches in service we encountered last year are definitely gone. We had the best service this year that we have ever had. Two of the pool wait staff really stood out to us, Manny and Allan. A big shout-out to those two guys for delivering 5-star service every day we were there. The beach workers also did a great job, the shuttle was readily available and they seem to have loaded up on more beach amenities like, chairs, boogie boards, etc.

We tried to book the resident "tennis pro" but for a lesson, but our call was never returned. Most of the advertised sports activities that are listed in the brochure, are not really what they claim to be. For example, "water basketball" games is just a hoop by the pool. There is nothing organized by an activities director like at other Loews hotels. Pretty lame. I truly hope they bring back some of the more family-oriented activities, especially BINGO. We were looking forward to playing this year, it's so hokey but fun!

All-in-all we will be back. For us it's all about the location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

A below average experience for a 4 star hotel. Staff are gracious, lovely and clearly wish they had more to offer. Seems to be a property in search of an identity. Is it sophisticated and lovely or a pulse pounding dj fueled party atmosphere? The answer, in the end, is neither. And with MSG flavored tortilla chips and flour infused tater tots instead of simple French fries, and menus rife w sandwiches and paninis and pizzas- well all I can say is good luck to my gluten free brethren. (Minus the pool side tacos which are excellent) Room service will be rough on you. Tho to be fair Mistral had an array of excellent choices. And market cafe had two! Count them, two great gluten free desserts. There are high points-- some great food and mostly fabulous staff- but at a corporate level this property seems to have no idea who it's trying to be... And consumer-focused and intuitive isn't even one of the options.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Had a lovely stay. Good room, good facilities and friendly staff. Extra charges were over the top e.g. $25 per day to self park and $12.95 for Internet in the room PER DEVICE PER DAY! Gym was extra and water was $8 per bottle in the room. In Loews Hollywood, same bottle of water was $6.50! I expect all this stuff to be included in the room price. The beach set up was nice- a trolley ride there, towels, chairs, surf boards all provided and FREE! Had a great massage but the most expensive one I've ever had (80 minutes cost $230 plus 20% service so a whopping $276!). We would consider a return visit though!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had a wonderful stay here! The staff was amazingly professional and friendly! Julie the bartender out at the pool was great! Made us feel right at home! I will definitely stay here again and again when we vacation! Already planning next years trip to stay at this resort! We can't wait!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bromsgrove, England
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Nice enough hotel - certainly not 5 star but a decent 4 star property. All pretty standard except for outrageous parking fees - I could understand if the property was in the middle of San Diego where space is at a premium but Loews is in the middle of nowhere!!

In the trade this is known as 'drip-pricing' - gouging guests with additional charges not made clear at booking or at check-in.

I won't be staying a Loews again unless this charge is dropped (or at least made absolutely clear when booking)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

The main building which houses the lobby, Mistral, Market, etc. is very nice. The service throughout the hotel is very nice. However the buildings with the rooms are tired and yelling for an upgrade (which I believe is forthcoming). The pool area is overcrowded with chairs. I do have to say that the service throughout the hotel was very good.

The other issue is that this hotel is so far down (5 miles) from downtown Coronado that it is no fun if you just wanted to step out of your hotel and walk. That's why, next time I will stay at the Del.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eruch1
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Additional Information about Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Property: Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Address: 4000 Loews Coronado Bay Rd., Coronado, CA 92118-3290
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Location: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#2 Green Hotel in Coronado
#2 Business Hotel in Coronado
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#4 Family Hotel in Coronado
#5 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Loews Coronado Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 440
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centered between the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort epitomizes the true Southern California lifestyle. . Taking full advantage of the resort's waterfront location, the hotel's new design artfully combines San Diego's sun and surf with the casual elegance of an oceanfront home, including a new lobby, Bay Terrace, Cays Lounge, Market Cafe, Market To Go and all 440 sea-inspired guest rooms and suites. Resort features include direct access to the Silver Strand State Beach, three tennis courts, a private 81-slip marina and panoramic views of the San Diego-Coronado Bay. ... more   less 
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Loews Bay Coronado
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