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 Disappointing service

Jun 28, 2020 Ed C El Cerrito, CA

This hotel's unique architecture and ambience didn't disappoint. But for the price they charge for a room here, including all the deceptively hidden fees, I don't expect: - Our room not being made up on the second day. - Long waits at reception regardless of the time of day or number of people waiting. - A $39.50 order of one Corona and four fish… Read more
This hotel's unique architecture and ambience didn't disappoint. But for the price they charge for a room here, including all the deceptively hidden fees, I don't expect: - Our room not being made up on the second day. - Long waits at reception regardless of the time of day or number of people waiting. - A $39.50 order of one Corona and four fish tacos (plus tax and tip) with the fishy-tasting fish. - Not one but two lights out in the bathroom. It seems that maybe management has stopped caring. The major construction going on didn't help, either. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ocean views Never Fail

Jun 23, 2020 Vfbtravelholic New York

I would give this hotel five stars if it was not for the broken air conditioner during our summer stay that soured our experience. We luckily had an oceanfront room and were able to keep our patio doors open for an ocean breeze. Other than this little hiccup which the hotel seemed to be unable to repair and they provided a discount for the… Read more
I would give this hotel five stars if it was not for the broken air conditioner during our summer stay that soured our experience. We luckily had an oceanfront room and were able to keep our patio doors open for an ocean breeze. Other than this little hiccup which the hotel seemed to be unable to repair and they provided a discount for the duration of our stay it was a wonderful holiday. We frequented the spa, famous Sunday brunch which was nothing short of amazing and various cycling and yoga classes offered by the hotel. The location is walking distance to restaurants and right on a beach. Sunsets every night on the beach was amazing and a bonfire set up by the hotel. Problems finding chairs at the pool but that is not much of an issue when the ocean is at your front door. Read less
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May 14, 2020 nikhildihenia

Awful hotel, don't spend your money here. Units that are too near construction are still allowed to be rented out. The boardwalk was unclean and also crowded with construction. The "ocean" was too unsafe to swim in because of sewage water contamination. Horrible value for the hefty price tag. I'm telling you, don't come here.
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.