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 Not Good for a Beach Vacation

Apr 14, 2021 FoxFrancis Boston, Massachusetts

We waited for 3 years to vacation her. What a disappointment. Here are my recommendations. (1) Don’t get a Cabana with Firepit ( See The Ugly section). (2) if you want a beach vacation in Coronado Island, find another hotel in San Diego and just visit the beach for the day. I’m preparing a letter to the hotel and Hilton that includes words like… Read more
We waited for 3 years to vacation her. What a disappointment. Here are my recommendations. (1) Don’t get a Cabana with Firepit ( See The Ugly section). (2) if you want a beach vacation in Coronado Island, find another hotel in San Diego and just visit the beach for the day. I’m preparing a letter to the hotel and Hilton that includes words like deception and material omission of material fact. The Good: (1) Everyone, and I mean everyone on staff is helpful , friendly, and approachable. They’re incredible. (2) incredible beach. The Bad: (1) Customer Experience. Housekeeping is provided On Demand. Customers would reasonably expect daily housekeeping, particularly at a beach or beachfront cabana. Although the on demand policy was buried in a paragraph on the website/ mobile, no one informed us of the policy at check-in nor was their notice in the room. Friends confirmed that two different , non-Hilton properties advised them of their house cleaning policy at check-in. (3) Expensive. I’m from the Northeast so I understand sticker shock. All I can say is The Taco Shack - 8 tacos and 2 adult beverages = $140 US. WTF? UberEats delivers; we saved $100 US. Thanks. The Ugly: Look at the uploaded photos. i asked for a cabana with fire pit. I was given a cabana with fire pit & “Property Development View.” I still don’t think I requested a property development view. However, the accurate description is “Property Construction View”. See pictures of the actual view from the balcony. Construction sounds begin at 7 AM, and construction worker on a crane was looking at us. This is just to give you an indication of how close the construction is to your room. Neither the Hilton app nor website clearly or conspicuously discloses this. I would have changed rooms but no one answered 3 of my calls to the front desk on Monday. As you can see from the photos, there is a huge difference between wasserted room view on the app and the actual views I captured. The workers are so close to wroom, the works can see inside your room. No one should currently be in these room. If accurately described, no one would want to be in the se rooms, including us. Based on the above, we’re trying to leave early. Summary: We tried to vacation here for 3years. The Hotel del Coronado missed the Mark to the point we tried to leave early. The beach is nice but it’s not worth what you’ll pay for it. There are better beach resort experiences. If you want the Del Coronado experience, you can get that without paying an exorbitant amount for staying at the Del. Finally COVID- We checked in on Sunday evening. The restaurants were packed without a mask in sight. Be careful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, but hotel is getting a bit run down

Apr 13, 2021 Jonathon S

Stay from April 5-12, 2021. Hotel is undergoing renovations so lots of construction happening across the property. Location is excellent, but room are in major need of update/refresh. We stayed on the 4th floor in an upgrade balcony room with garden view, but was really surprised at how small the overall room was especially the bathroom. … Read more
Stay from April 5-12, 2021. Hotel is undergoing renovations so lots of construction happening across the property. Location is excellent, but room are in major need of update/refresh. We stayed on the 4th floor in an upgrade balcony room with garden view, but was really surprised at how small the overall room was especially the bathroom. Shower water did not get hot until after running about 10-15 minutes and shower drain was really slow leaving you with ankle deep water. We could hear the crying baby quite clearly in the room next to us. Self parking is $40/day and was not aware this was going to be an additional charge until check-in. We made the best of it and enjoyed the area that is very walkable from the hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spring Break Getaway

Apr 12, 2021 MicheleWilmingtonDE Wilmington, DE

I was very excited to stay at the Hotel Del with my family as we were doing a tour of California for Spring Break. I could not have been more disappointed. I booked a Victorian Oceanview Suite. It was filthy. There were stains on the carpet, stains on the furniture, the screen on the sliding door was ripped and it looked like the windows had… Read more
I was very excited to stay at the Hotel Del with my family as we were doing a tour of California for Spring Break. I could not have been more disappointed. I booked a Victorian Oceanview Suite. It was filthy. There were stains on the carpet, stains on the furniture, the screen on the sliding door was ripped and it looked like the windows had not been cleaned in months. It looked NOTHING like the pictures presented on the website. I asked for a comparable room, there was nothing available that night, they offered me a cabana room for a $200 upcharge per night. (I was already paying ~$600/night). I agreed and they told me it would be ready the following day. I went to the front desk at 2:30 that day to let them know that we were meeting friends in La Jolla for dinner and that my kids (and me) would like to get ready in the new room and requested it be ready by 4pm. At 4pm, I still had not heard anything and went to the front desk to check status, we were told the room would not be ready until 5pm at the earliest. Don't stay here. There are plenty of clean, affordable hotels nearby that provide more value for your money. You can use the beaches and restaurants at the Del without wasting your money on the hotel stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cabanas - buyer beware

Apr 11, 2021 Flipflops45

We were looking for vacation in San Diego with a relaxing luxury hotel component. Everyone said the Del was the place to be. While every single staff member I’ve interacted with has been absolutely lovely, they are the only upside in my view. We booked a cabana room, knowing it would be somewhat less private, but we have a patio bordered on two… Read more
We were looking for vacation in San Diego with a relaxing luxury hotel component. Everyone said the Del was the place to be. While every single staff member I’ve interacted with has been absolutely lovely, they are the only upside in my view. We booked a cabana room, knowing it would be somewhat less private, but we have a patio bordered on two sides with chain link construction fence covered in plastic greenery, but otherwise zero privacy from any of the other cabanas on our side of the building, the bar/restaurant above or the pathway from the public boardwalk to the bar. Some guy literally stuck his head through the fence to discuss his “life’s short, dessert first” philosophy; somebody else flew a drone back and forth for hours one night. We are not budget travelers, but still found the food selections are limited and expensive (8 street size tacos to share among four of us, along with two cocktails from the Taco Shack rang in at $140). Being from the NYC metro, we haven’t eaten at a restaurant in a year - we were 100% planning on room service or pickup from hotel restaurants - one of the reasons for the cabana room was having a nice spot to eat. There is no room service and the pickup options are very limited. We’ve ended up using Grubhub, also disappointing, but mask wearing is not universal and there is no social distancing in the restaurants. The rooms are fine and newly renovated - nothing special, although ours smelled like a campfire the whole time. Not really sure why, as the fire pits are gas. All in all, we won’t be back. The hotel is iconic and beautiful, that is true. It’s also entirely public. We would have been better off staying elsewhere and walking through the Del as tourists. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel!

Apr 11, 2021 ferridkheder San Diego, California

I had a bad experience at the beginning of the year and Alexa Byrne offered me a voucher to spend a second night at the hotel and I had a wonderful time with my family. The hotel is amazing,the room was beautiful and very clean and the staff was friendly .