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Hotel del Coronado


Hotel del Coronado14
victorian building • beach village • ocean tower • sheerwater restaurant

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  • Photo of Jennifer Watts
    a year ago
    Aunt Cindy recommends for breakfast
  • Photo of Ronnie R
    4 months ago
    If you have dreamed of coming to the Del Coronado like me stop dreaming and go!! it's amazing every bit of it...the staff is so nice, the hotel and beach are breath taking, the rooms are beautiful, clean with comfortable beds, can't wait to go back some day soon I hope.
  • Photo of VirginiaTraveler805
    This is the second time that I have spent approximately one week at this hotel. Suffice it to say that it is a historic landmark and offers fantastic architectural details both inside and out. Even if one is not staying at the hotel, I suggest that you walk through its grounds and lobby and take advantage of its shops and restaurants. With that said, bring plenty of cash as nothing at this hotel is inexpensive. With respect to the hotel itself, some rooms are in the original building and are quaint but relatively newly renovated. Other rooms are located in much more modern, high-rise towers. I have stayed in both and find that each offers advantages. However, to get a true taste of the historic landmark, I suggest staying in the main building. The service is impeccable and the food is absolutely delicious! A fantastic added advantage is the beach which lies adjacent to the hotel along with the hotel swimming pools. Expensive but grand!
  • Photo of Matty B
    4 months ago
    My wife and I ended our 2 part honeymoon at Hotel Del Coronado. A historical hotel right on a gorgeous beach. We had a tower room with a beautiful beach view. No frills to room, your standard King bedroom, but it had everything we needed, clean bathroom, comfortable bed, all the towels we needed. No issues with room at all. Only "issue" we had, besides the astronomical costs of pretty much everything on property, was that we had to wait almost an hour for room service to bring wine glasses and bottle opener. I won't let that taint our time here though. We both had a great time (both on property and off {San Diego Zoo only about 20 minutes from hotel}). The food was amazing as well as all the staff we encountered. We would like to especially commend Carolina (our timeshare rep) she greeted is with a huge smile as soon as we arrived, got us checked in in record time, and she also went out of her way to provide us with a complimentary bottle of champagne with a lovely letter. (Photo incl). Even though it is a pricey hotel, we would recommend this place for travelers of all types. Especially if you're a fan of historical places. Hey... "Some Like it Hot"! 😉
  • Photo of PhoenixRising7
    4 months ago
    When you walk into the main lobby of the Hotel del Coronado, you can't help but pause for a moment and realize how gorgeous and old this property is....especially the main elevator which still requires an elevator operator to work...that was pretty cool. You're walking into a piece of history so understand there's things at high-end hotels that this place won't have (e.g. bathroom vents) or how much sound you hear through the walls. The room we stayed in was a King bed suite, which would have cost us about $1K a night. We stayed on points and didn't pay anywhere near that....however, if we had splurged to stay here, I can honestly say we would've been disappointed at what you get from the room for the cost. Something that can't really be beaten is the access to the beach and also the surrounding shops and restaurants just outside of the hotel. If you don't want to eat within the grounds, just take a stroll outside the hotel and you'll find a lot more options. If you want to go to the beach, it's 5 mins from your room. The location was the primary reason we stayed here. Overall, it was a really good stay at the hotel. It was our 22 month old son's first trip ever and the access to the beach with the rocks and the ocean so close made it even more perfect. We enjoyed our stay, and would probably stay again....but only on points, we're not dishing the money out for this place
  • Photo of mrssirfun
    4 months ago
    I've been here as a child for brunch, as an adult for a wedding and private party but finally got to stay as a guest. I won a stay here at Hotel Del with firepit and smores from a radio station, but also reserved a second room so our family could have room. First, make sure you have plenty of bills on hand for tipping!! Our arrival and check-in was smooth. Daniel with valet was awesome and so accommodating (thank you for everything). Our rooms were on the second floor and the bellman was extremely helpful. Upon entering our rooms, I was impressed by the size as they were more spacious than I thought. The bathroom in the King room was plenty big as the bathroom in the 2 queen room was a bit tight. Both rooms had great closet space and great spacious patios overlooking the courtyard of the Victorian Building. In room coffee and water was appreciated, as was the refrigerator. My only suggestions would be to have the small trash cans in the rooms lined with plastic bags, and a microwaves would be nice. We also participated in the fire pit smores on the beach and had a great time, the kids loved it (just bring your jackets or blankets). Yes, Hotel Del charges a lot of money for everything (beach chairs, parking, food, ect..) but if their website generally has prices which reflect this and just have to plan ahead. We didn't eat at the hotel as there are many eateries near by. I was surprised how busy and crowded it was down in the lower level going through the bar/restaurant/outside area getting to the pool and beach. There just seems to be a lot of non-guest visiting and hanging out which makes it a bit of a challenge maneuvering with a stroller or wheelchair. My biggest disappointment with Hotel Del was that they didn't have any beach wheelchairs for their guests. When we went to the firepit on the beach, my husband, 2 boys and I, lifted our daughters wheelchair and carried her to where we were seated. She was unable to use the beach because we didn't want to rent a beach wheelchair for $50 (no thanks, our local beaches in Ventura County have them here to use for free). This was a question I did ask when making reservations and was told concierge would contact me to inform me of whether or not the hotel had beach wheelchairs (they never called). Anyhow, we had a great experience overall and appreciate everyone for being accommodating (especially the elevator operators).
  • Photo of Karim M
    4 months ago
    This hotel is a historic place you must visit. It has a nice terrace wer drinks and snack are served while yo gaze at the bechfront. Premises are large and have a lot of visitros apart from guests. Could not stay there, but it was a worthwhile visit.
  • Photo of Leona B
    4 months ago
    Went for a 3 night stay from 10/4 to 10/7. When we arrived several bellmen were standing around and could not get their attention. Took quite sometime to get checked in. Our room was in the tower and the room and the facility was quite dirty and in disrepair. We had to hunt down a maid to even get towels for our room. The pool in the tower was closed so we had to walk quite a distance to the main pool. No restaurant to have breakfast except the $38 buffet. The staff was all extremely cranky. I found it unbelievable they were charging almost $500 a night. We checked out the second day because we were so miserable. This hotel is living off its historic reputation.
  • Photo of 839suellenj
    4 months ago
    Beautiful old hotel in Beautiful Coronado Ca. Loved the metal cage elevator with live operator. Room was clean. Food in restaurant was good but overpriced. Staff friendly. Always wanted to stay here. Will definitely return.
  • Photo of palcol
    4 months ago
    Located in a quiet area on Coronado Island this hotel has a long driveway and parking you must pay for valet parking $35 there is street parking if you do not wish to pay. The entrance to the hotel is pleasant clean and modern unfortunately past checking in the hotel is almost built on wooden stilts the rooms or spread out externally with an internal Walk way the rooms unfortunately have seen better days and for the price they are charging to stay there I was very disappointed with the quality. I would suggest if you are expecting a five star hotel all the way through don't stay here. I would suggest that this is equivalent to a motel style hotel from a room point of view. we prepaid breakfast this was a bit of a rip-off also as when we turned up to breakfast there was no buffet it was served so each day we had to spend the credit did not get the value of what we paid for because we don't over eat. However it would've been nice to have made our own choices or have a selection the buffet was only presented to us at the weekend so it's better not to pay for parking or breakfast only the room right. Room tip ask for a room away from the restaurant and the bar and the pool area as this area is extremely noisy.
  • Photo of NinaW2000
    4 months ago
    Wow! While visiting the area, I went to check out this hotel as I was interested in staying there and I am into vintage hotels. What a disappointment! Beyond belief that a place that charges so much for a room stay would not even keep common bathrooms, grounds and property clean as well as neatly maintained. Rotten wood throughout the property, dead flowers in the vase as you enter the lobby, roof shingles missing, uneven flooring, crooked banisters, sticky dirty bathroom wood doors. An absolute disregard and disrespect to the history of this hotel. The property manager is the person in charge and certainly doing a disservice to those who work there. I understand this property has been recently acquired by Hilton. I sure hope they do whatever it takes to bring this property back to what it is supposed to be when compared to those other vintage properties in this great country such as Chateau Marmont Hotel here in California or The Biltmore and The Breakers in Florida. Preserve history and represent your team well! The best feature of this property is to look at it from far away!
  • Photo of 415Traveler415
    4 months ago
    We stayed at the Del for three nights. We had much higher expectations for the cost of the rooms. The grounds are beautiful and the beach access is really nice. We were in the Ocean tower. This was not a $400/night room. Very average with paper thin walls looking out on the parking lot. The food we at the hotel was overpriced for the quality. I understand paying a premium in these environments, but I expect quality. We ordered a Quinoa salad and vegetable sandwich at the pool. The quinoa salad was 3-4 tablespoons for $11. The vegetable sandwich had been sitting in a refrigerator too long and was just thrown together (not worth $17). The $5 muffin at the bakery was not worth $5. We also ordered room service the morning we were leaving. The hashbrowns were not edible as they were covered in salt. The crab on the benedict was canned. Eggs benedict and average oatmeal for the $58! We called and complained about the breakfast as it was not edible and they removed it from our bill. Overall, I would recommend stopping by for a drink, but stay elsewhere.
  • Photo of Paolosmom
    4 months ago
    We had 3 nights at the Del, and to say it is past its prime is an understatement. The good: great breakfast buffet, beautiful setting, nice cleaning staff The bad; don;t even try to get an operator as the wait is 20+ minutes., Bath was tine and dated, elevators were nothing short of disgusting with dirty carpet, the entire property needs a facelift and what kind of property does not replace dead flowers in the entry? There is never enough staff to handle check-ins and departures. And to add insult to injury everyone is charged a $30 resort fee for nothing. I am a Diamond HIlton Honors member and the room I received was pitiful. Coronado is delightful; the hotel not so much.
  • Photo of Jamesnstacy
    4 months ago
    We got a king room in the Victorian building.We were not expecting a large modern room... but uggh for $430+++.. and then upgraded to a Jr suite for $530+++, which was, I would say an average size room. The first room had to be less than 200 sq feet. Furnished fairly nicely though. The door to the hall had about 1.5 inches of gap to the floor,(the charm of the older hotel?) the sink was tiny, with barely room to set a toothbrush on, the mattress sagged. Main complaint , though, regards the constant "events" taking up the hotel grounds... areas blocked off where we felt less than a guest in the hotel. Also Very Busy and very noisy in lobby and around for lots of the day. Routinely had to wait on the telephone 5 + minutes to get anyone for guest services. The grounds and beach and historical feel of the place are, however unique.. otherwise would give it 2 stars.
  • Photo of BritgirlDallas
    4 months ago
    I stayed here for two nights for a conference. I have visited the Del a couple of times but this was my first time staying. While the location and the hotel's iconic historic status is unquestionable, staying there was disappointing. There was a huge line for check-in and about a 15-minute wait. My room in the Victorian Building was clean and well-appointed and I had a nice balcony overlooking the Garden Patio (probably the best thing about my stay). The shower never got really warm. The public areas (especially hallways) are getting shabby. Staff were ok but not outstanding. Conference facilities were decent. The food was a big plus and we were treated to sunset dinner on the beach one night, which was outstanding. The most annoying thing about being a guest at the hotel is that it's a big tourist attraction and gets tons of people walking through who are not staying there, especially at weekends, which makes it feel more like Disney World than a luxury hotel.
  • Photo of smileswithyou
    4 months ago
    This hotel definitely did not live up to our expectations. We had the option of staying at the Manchester Grand Hyatt under a group rate as my dad had a medical conference there, but opted to stay here as we had always toured this property when visiting San Diego and as my birthday would be later this month, I asked my parents if we could stay here at this property as a birthday treat. I really regret this decision. We paid over $400 a night for rooms that were old and dated, and we were found the way they handled the situation left much to be desired. They had moved us to the recently renovated Ocean Tower building as we had put in a request for the renovated rooms at the time of booking, and had given us a complimentary upgrades upon arrival to ocean view rooms - with a catch. The hotel was at full capacity, so the ocean view rooms that were offered to us were all double bed rooms, which would not work for my parents, who had booked a king bed, or for my brother and my sister in law, who were newlyweds and would also require a king bed. Given that the other option would be accepting the old, dated Victorian rooms in the main building, we agreed to the double bed rooms, as they promised that later on that an ocean view king bed room would become available. I would rather not give a lengthy account of everything that went wrong from there, but I will try to be brief. I had to make many trips to the front desk regarding the ocean view king bed room, which I was assured was set aside for us. When the day came, however, the ocean view king bed room that I had been assured was set aside for us was nowhere to be found. This was frustrating, and we spent a ridiculous amount of time at the front desk trying to figure out what could be done (time that should have been spent at the beach or enjoying the resort, I may add). Carlos, the manager, also got involved. In a situation like this, any reputable resort (such as the Ritz Carlton or JW Marriott property) would immediately do more than simply apologize. They would offer a resort credit without us even having to ask, so that we can then get on with our day and be happier resort guests. What irks me is that I had to request Carlos to give us a resort credit, after a lot of my time was wasted with his repeated apologies and him saying, "Let us know if there is anything else we can do." I should never have to request something that should be offered immediately as a common courtesy. But I did finally request it, and he rather hesitantly offered a $100 USD resort credit - for only 1 of the 3 rooms on the reservation. It seemed unnecessarily limited, when all of us were inconvenienced by this situation. My brother and parents definitely needed king beds, and I had been stuck dealing with the issue with the front desk and spending a ridiculous amount of time on this when I could have been celebrating my upcoming birthday and relaxing with my family on the beach. It gets worse. Another manager (Krista, not sure of spelling) calls the next day (our last day at resort) and tells me that the king bed was suddenly now available. The problem is we are now in La Jolla, far away from the resort, and will be out all day. We can't move rooms and pack up at such short notice. It's too frustrating to be dealing with the same issue again, but I offer to call Krista back with an answer as to whether we will take the room. I try calling back 3 times and each time am forced to listen to hold music for 20-30 mins before anyone even picks up the phone (no one picks up). I had wanted to enjoy La Jolla and get my mind off the room situation and instead am forced to deal with this again. I give up on trying to get a hold of anyone. Just as I give up, Krista calls me again. I tell her I had tried calling her back and couldn't get a hold of anyone after repeatedly listening to hold music for such a long time, and that we can't get back to the resort in time to get the king room, but also tell her a lot of other things that had disappointed me about this stay - that I had especially requested that we stay at this resort even though my dad had his meeting at the Manchester Grand as a birthday treat for my upcoming birthday, and that the way this whole situation was handled was beyond disappointing - and that I shouldn't have had to ask Carlos for the resort credit, he really should have just offered it to me on his own. I even told her how my dad had another meeting coming up at the Hotel Del Coronado in December, and we could have been repeat guests, but the way they were handling this room situation was beyond disappointing, and they were on the verge of losing us as patrons. Krista simply apologized, but didn't back up her apology with any action - no resort credit, nothing. It's as if she couldn't care less that she was losing some patrons. I was beyond disappointed. This resort is so overpriced and makes you pay for every little thing - the beach is beautiful, but you have to pay $20 for a beach chair to be set up for you. They don't provide towels at the beach either - you have to drag them with you and carry them from the pool. When I compare this to the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel (which is at a similar price point) - it's amazing how much this resort doesn't do for you. It's an old dated property - save your money. Don't stay here. Just tour the property, maybe eat a meal here - but don't spend the night. A stay at the property quickly shatters any illusions you have - you quickly learn that while on the surface it's beautiful, it has a lot to learn. This property was recently acquired by Hilton - I expected more of Hilton. The staff and managers definitely need better training. They should honor their promises - a king room should not disappear from their inventory like that after I was told it was set aside for us. And if there is a mistake, I should not have to suggest how to fix it - nor waste so much of my time dealing with incompetence. A resort credit should be offered without even asking. After someone makes a mistake, figure out how to rectify it without simply offering empty apologies. Never again at this property.
  • Photo of Sandy K
    4 months ago
    My first experience at The Del was a lovely one. From the warm greeting of the Bell Staff at the door as I arrived, to every housekeeping associate greeting me daily with a sincere "Good Morning", I felt pampered almost the entire stay. All the meal options, from grab & go to sit-down style, were fresh and delicious. The pool area was very large with various places enjoy the surroundings from individual beach chairs to cabanas for the day. Although the resort is an historic property, it seems very well maintained inside & out. Modern fixtures mixed with period-styled pieces in all sleeping rooms. Tons of on-site shopping options & a conveniently located Fed Ex office on-site to ship home all your treasures! The only down-side for this wonderful property is its proximity to the flight path of the San Diego airport. Planes run directly over the resort until around 11pm. Resort is still a lovely getaway for a short tour or trip away from it all!
  • Photo of didi1205
    4 months ago
    A must visit when in San Diego - the bridge to Coronado is amazing, the small town atmosphere and shops and most of all the Hotel del Coronado. A historic beautiful hotel, huge and like a true movie spot. If you can’t stay at the hotel try the famous brunch or Lunch by the Beach
  • Photo of hollyf527
    4 months ago
    This was our 3rd visit!!! Hands down the BEST place to stay!!! Every Staff Member and Sunset are PERFECT!!! So many Family Memories made... Including my Best Friend/Sister being proposed to as the sunset on the beach with Hotel del Coronado as the Awesome backdrop!!!
  • Photo of LCWWiltshire
    4 months ago
    I was looking forward to staying here so much. We booked a year out and this was the 'beach element' of our West Coast holiday. On arrival, check in was slow. Our room was clean, fresh and had a nice view of the coastline, however the bathroom fittings really need an update as they had water marks and rusting on parts. After a few hours in the room, we started to experience noise from next door. A lady on her phone and we could hear every single word she was saying and had to endure her conversations for most of the night. First night ruined! Next day, we complained about the lack of insulation between rooms and in the end we were moved to a quieter room. A big thanks to Corey for helping with this. Unfortunately after housekeeping changed the bed, our daughters blanket that she has had with her since a baby accidentally went with the bedding to laundry. Corey and the team tried really hard to locate it for us but as you can imagine, it was something we cannot replace and this totally spoilt things for her. It has still not appeared to this day. We have stayed in many hotels all over the world and not once has it disappeared of her pillow. Resort fees and parking charges make this hotel almost another hundred dollars a day on top of your already eye wateringly expensive hotel. We paid over £500 a night and they want to charge you extra for everything. When I questioned what we got for our resort fee, I was told wi-fI and shampoos in the bathroom- wow!! We don't mind paying top dollar for hotels, In fact we did for most of our hotels as part of our West Coast holiday. However, if we do, then we at least expect a good nights sleep and great amenities, unfortunately we got neither. We loved the beach area, it was beautiful and the adult pool area was quiet with plenty of loungers around. Unfortunately the pool food was basic and mediocre at best. There are plenty of great eateries across the road in Coronado itself. It also has a great bagel shop for breakfast. The saving grace for this hotel is the staff that were extremely helpful and pleasant in all areas of the hotel.
  • Photo of John B
    4 months ago
    Business event this week. Hotel is kind of a maze trying to find room and fastest way- staff directions not all that helpful. Room was clean but the carpeting all over this hotel is dated and in some cases dirty. Food for our event was very good. Overall, was worth a one time stay but not sure I'd stay again

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