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Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
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“Nice, But Disappointing”
Reviewed July 6, 2004

We stayed at Lowes for the 4th of July weekend. The resort was nice, but expensive and came with many disappointments. Everything you want to do here is an expense on top of the already steep room rates ($250+). Tennis is $13/hour; self-parking is $14/night; drinks are $8 minimum in the hotel's lounge or poolside restaurant. The pool area was nice but seriously understaffed - we saw our server only twice in about 3 1/2 hours. The worst part of our trip though was reviewing our bill at checkout and realizing that someone else had charged nearly $300 in expenses over the course of three different days (including bar and restaurant charges and marina rentals) to our room -- we were very disturbed by the hotel's obvious lack of concern in checking to be sure that room charges were made by authorized guests on multiple occasions! The hotel was accommodating in offering to remove the unauthorized charges, but didn't seem surprised about the unauthorized charges, so guests should check all bills carefully.

The hotel is 5 miles south of the town of Coronado, so anyone staying here should absolutely plan to have their own car.

Our favorite part of this hotel - we brought our yellow Lab with us and the hotel was very pet friendly - they left special dog treats and a water bowl when we checked in, and the staff was very friendly even when seeing us with our big dog in the hallway.

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Reviewed July 4, 2004

My husband and I visited for our 50th birthday celebration and thought that the Loew's was great! The grounds and the buildings were well maintained and the buildings all had great access to the pools. The pool food was delicious as was the Sunday brunch. There was a cozy inside/outside bar and fireplace where you could also get good food. The only disappointment was the beach. I was good for morning walks, but there was a much nicer public beach near the Del in town. You definitely need a car but anyone that does any research on the resort's location should be able to figure that out. There are too many great places to go in the San Diego area to not want to travel around anyway.

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Reviewed July 1, 2004

What a horrible value!! An incredibly unhospitable atmosphere because EVERYTHING costs extra! Nothing is included in the $200+ room rate. And for all you car-less travelers: you will be stuck here! The bus doesn't stop at the hotel (plan on a 2 mile hike), the hotel's shuttle doesn't run every day. Even their restaurants aren't open every day! If you must stay here: bring a cooler with refreshments (unless you don't mind paying $25 for a 5(!) pack of beer). If you have a choice: stay elsewhere.

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Reviewed June 28, 2004

I stayed here Xmas 2000.
For a five star hotel - you think they could heat more than 1 of there 3 pools. Rooms were nice-comfortable bed. Friendly service at the fitness center.

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Reviewed June 21, 2004

Being a pretty well seasoned traveler my husband and I have stayed at a lot of luxury hotels to small motels etc...do not let the Loews website fool you!
This place was so over rated and priced, our room was down in a corner where we had a view of a dumpster and constant noise from all the construction that was going on that no one dared to mention when we booked. Almost all of the so called amenities were not available due to construction or some other lame reason. We had the worst service in the restaurant as well! My 80 yr old granny could move faster! The waiter was one of the worst! Food was below what I would call resort food! Oh and don't let me talk about the "Rosie Perez" working in the gift shop! She was so busy talking on the phone with a friend that I could have walked out of there with thousands of dollars of merch! I could go on and on!...but bottom line don't waste the $ stay some where else!

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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 Business Hotel in Coronado
#2 Green Hotel in Coronado
#2 On the Beach 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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Also Known As:
Loews Coronado Bay Hotel Coronado
Loews Resort
Loews Bay Coronado
Coronado Loews
Lowes Coronado
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