Hotel Del Coronado

San Diego, California

Virgin rating

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 Shore House at The Del, an elevated hotel experience in an extraordinary neighborhood of seaside villas. From an oceanfront pool that blends seamlessly into the horizon, to an inviting living room that flows effortlessly outdoors, Shore House offers an extraordinary sense of place, where family and friends form deep connections in a rare beachside setting. The Del's newest restaurant inside the beautifully restored Laundry building. Dine outside on the lawn and watch the action at the BBQ Pit or gather inside the historic brick building beneath vaulted ceilings and the Laundry's original conveyor system. Pull up a stool at the historic wooden bar from the 1880s for inventive cocktails, beer and wine.

Amenities

  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa

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.

Serẽa Coastal Cuisine, Sheerwater restaurant, Babcock & Story Bar, Eno Market & Pizzeria, Pool Splash Bar, Sundeck Bar & Grill, exclusive Ocean Concierge Club, Sheerwater, Smokehouse & Bar at the Historic Laundry, Beach & Taco Shack, Sundaes, Exclusive Shore House Dining. One swimming pool, Jacuzzi, poolside cabana rentals*, spa with pool, hydrotherapy and steam rooms. Ocean Explorers Shops at the Del*. Salon at the Del*. 24-hour fitness centre, fitness classes*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge. 24-hour front desk. Beach and bike rentals*. Self-parking $55, valet parking $75, plus tax per night.

This hotel has a resort fee of $35 plus tax per room, per day, plus a Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) of $15 plus tax per room, to help support the ongoing preservation of this 1888 National Historic Landmark. (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes:- complimentary beach yoga (based on availability) and fitness centre access, live streaming of Netflix, Pandora, Hulu and YouTube (must use your own account); and local and toll-free calls. Beach Village guests also enjoy complimentary use of sand chairs and umbrellas at Del Beach.

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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Feb 27, 2024 Naomi F

Do not stay here if you value your belongings and property and peace. I stayed here with my husband and kids. We left to eat breakfast and had a small outing and when we came back my gold diamond necklace was gone. I had to deal with hotel security and police while on vacation. The hotel used an insurance company called Sedgwick and refuse any… Read more
Do not stay here if you value your belongings and property and peace. I stayed here with my husband and kids. We left to eat breakfast and had a small outing and when we came back my gold diamond necklace was gone. I had to deal with hotel security and police while on vacation. The hotel used an insurance company called Sedgwick and refuse any accountability because they said we didn’t use the safe or put a not disturbed for cleaning staff not to come in and steal. So be mindful if you chose to stay here don’t leave anything that could be of value in your hotel room because you will have a bad time and in top of that hotel will blame you. Your belongings are not safe in this hotel. Never again I will be staying in such a place to have that kind of time and that kind of response about staff’s criminal actions. We will make a complain with BBB and post in every single place we can because their response to us has been terrible. This is not to mention that their service was the worst we have ever had in any hotel. To have a microwave come to our room took like 2 hours and when asked for silverware it took 3 hours with food already being in the room… their pool was cold even though is advertised as heated. Also, it was raining and water was leaking all through the hotel. Overall an overpriced place to have a terrible terrible time. Worst vacation ever. Read less
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Feb 27, 2024 Holiday P

My wife and I came here for our 7 year anniversary. Being local to San Diego, we visit this property quite a bit but had never stayed previously. We stayed in a newer part of the property called the Views, which is a deal and within 2 years old as of 2024. It was dreamy - views out to the bay and city from our room, the concierge Laura pulled out… Read more
My wife and I came here for our 7 year anniversary. Being local to San Diego, we visit this property quite a bit but had never stayed previously. We stayed in a newer part of the property called the Views, which is a deal and within 2 years old as of 2024. It was dreamy - views out to the bay and city from our room, the concierge Laura pulled out all the stops for us when I called them ahead to arrange a surprise for my wife! It was an amazing stay, and we booked massages at the spa (which cost quite a bit but are worth it), so we had access to the Shorehouse pool which has an oceanview and is also a part of the newest wing of the hotel. We cannot recommend this place enough and will certainly be making this stay-cation a part of our routine (at least as we find deals, etc.). If you are asking is this place worth it? It is! And definitely talk to the hotel staff and your concierge to make your stay the best possible stay ever, I think the planning ahead helped me (at least) not have to think about anything except enjoying my time there with my wife! Thanks Laura!! Read less
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Feb 27, 2024 927donaldv San Antonio, Texas

Our recent stay at Hotel Del Coronado was a dream come true. Nestled on the picturesque Coronado Beach, the views were breathtaking. The service was exceptional, with every staff member going above and beyond. Our room was luxurious and cozy, with thoughtful amenities. Dining was a culinary delight, and the on-site amenities, from the lawn, beach,… Read more
Our recent stay at Hotel Del Coronado was a dream come true. Nestled on the picturesque Coronado Beach, the views were breathtaking. The service was exceptional, with every staff member going above and beyond. Our room was luxurious and cozy, with thoughtful amenities. Dining was a culinary delight, and the on-site amenities, from the lawn, beach, and restaurants, were excellent. All were top-notch. Overall, our experience was magical. Hotel Del Coronado exceeded our expectations in every way, and we can't wait to return. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an unforgettable getaway in a truly stunning location with impeccable service. Listed below are a few outstanding staff. All the staff were great and helpful. Corey Jill Eddie R Banquets Valet Richard and Mike Laila Grab & Go Angela and Maria Quesada Sun Deck Mikayla and Serea - Manny Thank you for making our stay memorable. Don & Yvonne Varney Read less
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Feb 24, 2024 Tntlifeofriley

We had a very nice stay, the property is beautiful. The staff was helpful, especially, Corey. I have two complaints. 1.) the orange juice was not good. 2) I phoned the hotel the next day when I realized I had forgotten my blazer in the room. I submitted a claim and have not heard from them, besides an automated update to say it hasn’t been found.… Read more
We had a very nice stay, the property is beautiful. The staff was helpful, especially, Corey. I have two complaints. 1.) the orange juice was not good. 2) I phoned the hotel the next day when I realized I had forgotten my blazer in the room. I submitted a claim and have not heard from them, besides an automated update to say it hasn’t been found. It should have been as simple as contacting housekeeping to notify them and retrieve it. Nobody else would have access to the room. Besides that there is lots to do on the property and places to visit within walking distance. Read less
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Feb 24, 2024 0Haus Montreal, Canada

feels like american horror story hotel. *** the expensive tag renovations = liquidation (cash milking) under the guise of 'renovations' ... i dont care how much you make but stop screwing with national historic landmarks and people's holidays....