Hotel Del Coronado

San Diego, USA

The hotel

‘The Del’ as the Coronado is known as has been open for business since 1888 and is a designated National Historic Landmark! Indeed, it’s been the backdrop to many a Hollywood movie, including Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe. The last of California’s stately old seaside hotels, it is a monument to Victorian grandeur with virtually no two rooms alike and a sumptuous wood panelled lobby that has to be seen to be believed. Recent additions include a state-of-the-art spa and signature restaurant, 1500 Ocean, serving sophisticated ‘southland coastal’ cuisine. There’s also the amazing Crown Room with its intensely ornate décor serving the most delicious Sunday brunch – make sure you don’t miss out by booking your table well in advance! Other dining options include Sheerwater with its expansive outdoor dining terraces and the Babcock & Story Bar, named after ‘the Del’s’ visionary founders, where you can enjoy craft beer, signature martinis, premier Californian wines, coffee and light fare. There’s also Eno, a stylish oasis devoted to wine, and wood fired pizza – bound to be a firm favourite with some! If you’ve got kids, you’ll be delighted to discover there are kids clubs with a range of exciting activities to keep them entertained. Even teens have their own lounge with games, pool table and computer games plus there are water sport lessons for ages 6 and over and teen spa treatments! Whilst they’re busy having fun, parents can enjoy a well earned rest, lazing on that gorgeous beach perhaps, relaxing by the pool or simply admiring the splendid surrounds of one of America’s top holiday resorts.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

Set in 28 acres, it overlooks one of the state’s finest white-sand beaches and is just across the bay from downtown San Diego.

Hotel information

757 rooms in 4 buildings. All with air-conditioning, cable TV, phone, high-speed Internet access*, Keurig® coffee maker and mini-bar*. Victorian Rooms with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Resort Rooms located primarily in the Towers and Cabana buildings, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Coastal View Room, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Ocean View Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

1500 Ocean Restaurant, Crown Room, Sheerwater (kids menu available), Babcock & Story Bar, Eno Pizzeria & Wine Room, Cabana Bar, Boardwalk Cafe, Splash Bar & Deli, MooTime Creamery, Sundeck Bar & Grille and Babcock & Story Bakery. 2 swimming pools, Jacuzzi, poolside cabana rentals*, spa with vanishing edge pool, 21 treatment rooms*, hydrotherapy and steam rooms. Kidtopia Camp (4-12 years)*, Vibz Teen Lounge (13-17 years)*. Shops at the Del. Salon at the Del*. Yamaguchi Salon*. 24-hour fitness centre. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge. 24-hour front desk. 24-hour room service*. Beach and bike rentals*. Self-parking $35, valet parking $45, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: A resort fee of $30 plus tax per room, per day is payable locally and includes the following benefits:

- 800, local phone calls and credit card access

- High-speed Internet access

- Daily newspaper available in the lobby

- In-room bottled water, coffee and tea

- Fitness Center access and classes

- Coronado Tennis Center court access

- Discounted attraction tickets

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change.

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Traveller rating

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Jul 15, 2019 bedgeredge Milan, Italy

We have been lucky and have stayed at many wonderful historic hotels. This one is not! registration was frustrating- our room wasn’t ready which was fine but when it was ready 5 hours later they couldn’t find our luggage! Bathrooms tiniest ever- smallest pedestal sink that was so small couldn’t fill a glass of water, couldn’t put anything in… Read more
We have been lucky and have stayed at many wonderful historic hotels. This one is not! registration was frustrating- our room wasn’t ready which was fine but when it was ready 5 hours later they couldn’t find our luggage! Bathrooms tiniest ever- smallest pedestal sink that was so small couldn’t fill a glass of water, couldn’t put anything in there and it was a suite! Halls are dirty- elevator always full of sand, wallpaper in room was patched and some peeling, carpet full of grease marks..ugh. We are diamond members with Hilton, received lackluster service at front desk. Save your money. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 dewittom

4 days in Coronado flew by in a heartbeat. The hotel has a lot of heritage and is very charming. Old but nice. It is quite pricy but other than that we had a nice time at the Del. The hotelroom doors are paperthin so be prepared to hear every step and every whisper in the hallway. That would be the only downside.
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Jul 15, 2019 Andy K

For $600/night, I expect a lot more. Of course the hotel is iconic and in a great location but the room in the ocean tower was dated, unclean and just not worth it. There werent many vegetarian options on the menus and ended up eating out for every meal. Won't be back but understand why this might be attractive to some people.
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Jul 15, 2019 Amogin45

We managed to gather our family to celebrate my husband's 75 birthday. It was a short trip but the hotel managed to waste a day of it. The rooms weren't ready; the views weren't as described and the hotel convinced us to upgrade to what turned out to be next door to a construction site that made sleeping past 6:30 impossible.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating George from Portland was the highlight of our visit!

Jul 14, 2019 jenlwil

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our visit so amazing! We had such a good time, my daughter kept asking if she was in a dream. George was so hospitable and friendly. He made us feel like we were the most important guests at the Del today! He is a star among the already outstanding staff at the Del. We will definitely be back to visit… Read more
Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our visit so amazing! We had such a good time, my daughter kept asking if she was in a dream. George was so hospitable and friendly. He made us feel like we were the most important guests at the Del today! He is a star among the already outstanding staff at the Del. We will definitely be back to visit as often as we can. Hope to see George facilitating our visit on more than the beach next time! Read less