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).

This hotel has a resort fee of $30 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - 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 - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Classic style and top notch service

Mar 25, 2020 Norjeff2 West Orange, New Jersey

Grand hotel that harks back to a period of time where full service hotels thrived. Located on the water with a beautifully manicured beach, the hotel caters to both families and couples looking for a getaway. Off season rates are extremely reasonable. Grounds are well kept and hotel staff are great.
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Mar 17, 2020 brendanesby Moreno Valley, California

We had an amazing time. The hotel was beautiful. The room was very clean. We had a beautiful view of the ocean. The food was amazing. The staff was very professional and courteous. We will definitely come back to this hotel.
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Mar 17, 2020 gabigy Quebec City, Canada

A place to go at least once in your life!! Loved it!! Great location, great staff, great service, beautiful resort, beautiful beach!! I would love to go back and I recommend it without any hesitation.
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Mar 16, 2020 gabrielle20202020 Los Angeles, California

The Victorian Oceanview Suite that we splurged for had an ocean view over an enormous construction site, and through many bird poohs on the window glass... The Hotel had various bad smells throughout, our bathroom was dirty, the pillows were few and uncomfortable. I had to ask FOUR times and wait over an hour to get room service to deliver what I… Read more
The Victorian Oceanview Suite that we splurged for had an ocean view over an enormous construction site, and through many bird poohs on the window glass... The Hotel had various bad smells throughout, our bathroom was dirty, the pillows were few and uncomfortable. I had to ask FOUR times and wait over an hour to get room service to deliver what I asked for. Staff at reception desk was not pleasant. Totally overpriced. Particularly right now with the extensive construction (which the staff neglected to mention when I called TWICE regarding my reservation. In particular, they did not mention that the Brunch room was closed for renovation). Nothing there was above what I would expect in a 2 star hotel except for the beach and the lobby. Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 keepnitreeel San Luis Obispo, California

This place is a dump...I cannot believe Hilton added them to their portfolio without proper improvements made. After a 30 minute wait /line, they put us in the old towers where it's all green and moldy looking. I was waiting for Mrs. Roper to walk in from the 70's. I was scared to touch anything/disinfected everything. We avoided being in our… Read more
This place is a dump...I cannot believe Hilton added them to their portfolio without proper improvements made. After a 30 minute wait /line, they put us in the old towers where it's all green and moldy looking. I was waiting for Mrs. Roper to walk in from the 70's. I was scared to touch anything/disinfected everything. We avoided being in our room like the plague and refused to eat in any of the restaurants. There are brand NEW beautiful rooms on the other side (at their residence area) -- so why are the OLD disgusting rooms even open during the crazy construction? Very disappointed that such an iconic property has very little communication to their guests that they will have to stay in such a poor situation overlooking a bunch of construction. Read less