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).

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.

Please note: A resort fee of $30 plus tax per room, per day is payable locally and includes the following benefits:

- 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Oct 19, 2019 kevinanth0nyb Jimbaran

Really dated and worn-out hotel. We stay in the main building (had 2 rooms). There were adjacent tower buildings that looked like they were in a third world country with "ocean front views" of construction going on in front of building. A single old elevator in the lobby works sporadically. Rooms smell bad, are dark and dingy, carpet so worn… Read more
Really dated and worn-out hotel. We stay in the main building (had 2 rooms). There were adjacent tower buildings that looked like they were in a third world country with "ocean front views" of construction going on in front of building. A single old elevator in the lobby works sporadically. Rooms smell bad, are dark and dingy, carpet so worn that the backing shows through and it is wrinkled on the floor. Bathroom absurdly small and dated. Understaffed, always 30 min + line at front desk to check in/out or ask a simple question. When at the front desk the staff was unfriendly and disinterested. Main pool closed for construction, small pool at adjacent villa property but no place to sit. Everything was absurdly over-priced; a really basic buffet breakfast was $200 for 4 people, valet parking $50/day. This place is way past its prime and a disappointing waste of money. We have stayed in really old hotels around the world (Belmond in Peru, Ashford Castle in Ireland) so we know what can be done with a historic property but this place is grossly neglected and still charging 5 star prices. This was a very disappointing experience and we could not wait to leave. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, but too crowded.

Oct 18, 2019 BlueWater51 Boca Grande, Florida, United States

Such a wonderful place, but the crowds of guests and gawkers make it difficult to relax anywhere but in your room. When we were there, the pool is just a hole in the ground (with lots of construction noise), and the sundeck and bar were unavailable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would have been awesome if there hadn't been construction

Oct 18, 2019 Kebeav Fort Collins, Colorado

The good: We had a lovely room, nice and spacious with five windows. The bed was very comfortable, good shower. The food was to die for! The location was great, on such a beautiful beach. Exercise classes were free and the instructors were very good. They were knowledgeable and made all levels feel comfortable. All the employees we were in contact… Read more
The good: We had a lovely room, nice and spacious with five windows. The bed was very comfortable, good shower. The food was to die for! The location was great, on such a beautiful beach. Exercise classes were free and the instructors were very good. They were knowledgeable and made all levels feel comfortable. All the employees we were in contact with were very pleasant and helpful. The bad: They are undergoing construction in several areas of the property. I understand this is necessary for the Del to stay updated. However, during construction hours you could not relax in your room due to the construction noise. You could not enjoy the pools or beach areas either due to the construction noise (jackhammers). Most days I left the property to escape the constant noise. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So there are more than 1 thing I can pick from list, unfortunately. We were here for 2 reasons. Came for an extended t

Oct 18, 2019 Geri C Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

So there are more than 1 thing I can pick from list, unfortunately. We were here for 2 reasons. Came for an extended trip for my wife's birthday/Credit Union conference. 1st many tours we booked through the hotel (ghost tour) were boring so my wife and I left. Her birthday stuff I booked in advance was not ready. The NOISE on resort to try to… Read more
So there are more than 1 thing I can pick from list, unfortunately. We were here for 2 reasons. Came for an extended trip for my wife's birthday/Credit Union conference. 1st many tours we booked through the hotel (ghost tour) were boring so my wife and I left. Her birthday stuff I booked in advance was not ready. The NOISE on resort to try to sleep was EXHAUSTING! SO NO SLEEPING! we drug ourselves around daily. No one knew where we were to for planned activities, the renovation on site are LOUD and dirty! Just awful all around yet prices are extremely high! So very disappointing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loud construction noise by main building

Oct 17, 2019 David G

The hotel is undergoing lots of construction and it is very loud by the main building. The pool at the main building is under renovation and closed. Lots of demolition and jack hammering by the main building during the day. I would not recommend staying in main building. I would only stay in the beach villas since it’s away from construction and… Read more
The hotel is undergoing lots of construction and it is very loud by the main building. The pool at the main building is under renovation and closed. Lots of demolition and jack hammering by the main building during the day. I would not recommend staying in main building. I would only stay in the beach villas since it’s away from construction and has the only pool open. You cannot hear the construction at the villas. The beach villas are very nice and the staff are extremely helpful. The villas face the beach and it’s very relaxing. The beach villa rooms are new and updated with large balcony’s. I rated it very good and not excellent due to the construction at the main building . If I stayed at the main building I would rate it terrible due to the construction noise. Read less