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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Jan 21, 2022 19Cali80 San Diego, California

I have stayed here on previous occasions but this was the first time I had stayed in a beachfront cabana room, the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the room with its patio and fire pit. Great place to sit and enjoy a sunset. I was disappointed with the very limited restaurant choices. We stayed during the week and truthfully the only place to have… Read more
I have stayed here on previous occasions but this was the first time I had stayed in a beachfront cabana room, the wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the room with its patio and fire pit. Great place to sit and enjoy a sunset. I was disappointed with the very limited restaurant choices. We stayed during the week and truthfully the only place to have have dinner at the hotel was the Serea restaurant, which is primarily a seafood place or at the Story Bar. Realize we’re dealing with the whole Covid issue but was disappointed in the offering from a hotel of this caliber. Read less
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Jan 20, 2022 cllishof

Can’t go wrong with the Del. Location location location and enough character for anybody. The grounds are always amazing. The room had a great view. Taco Shack was great. Always looking forward to getting back to the del.
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Jan 19, 2022 Mark M

Hotel is great. They only had a limited breakfast offering from an onsite location that is more like a convenient store. As a relatively new Hilton Honors member, we asked for a better view (perhaps ocean instead of construction) and was denied because my level wasn't high enough. There were so many vacancies on the ocean side and looked like a… Read more
Hotel is great. They only had a limited breakfast offering from an onsite location that is more like a convenient store. As a relatively new Hilton Honors member, we asked for a better view (perhaps ocean instead of construction) and was denied because my level wasn't high enough. There were so many vacancies on the ocean side and looked like a no brainer but the answer was no. Read less
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Jan 16, 2022 124ursulac Valparaiso, Indiana

Excellent hotel. You could stay just there without missing anything. Different kind of restaurants to choose from. We had a really wonderful time after these last two years we had, felt like another world. We definitely will come back.
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Jan 16, 2022 moodyb2022

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and had a good time except a couple of very annoying things that have happened which will have us never come back to this place. 1 the phone system is trash. If you call from your room to front desk , you are on hold for literally an HOUR! I could have one small question and have to wait an HOUR for anyone to… Read more
We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights and had a good time except a couple of very annoying things that have happened which will have us never come back to this place. 1 the phone system is trash. If you call from your room to front desk , you are on hold for literally an HOUR! I could have one small question and have to wait an HOUR for anyone to answer which is absolutely ridiculous for staying guests to deal with this! Another problem we encountered is having housekeeping bang on our door at 9am asking us when we are leaving on the day of checkout! Are you guys serious? In all of my hotel stays I’ve never had loud housekeeping banging on the door 2 hours before checkout just to ask when I’m leaving! Not coming back to this place. There are many other great hotels for the price to stay at! Read less