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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Way over priced

May 23, 2019 Cruiser15845693716

Would not stay here again. Many other better places to stay in San Diego for the money. Old tired Hotel. Certainly worth $ 700.00 a night. I wouldn't pay more than $ 150.00 a night for this hotel. Food and services also way over priced, $50 a day for valet is a joke.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lacking in service

May 23, 2019 rotisserie1 Coronado, California

Beautiful and iconic hotel, however way overpriced. Arrived at close to midnight and after checking in, the reception provided basic instruction to my room despite seeing me with large pieces luggage expecting me to find my way in the dark and unfamiliar grounds of the hotel. Luckily the porter came after me after seeing me walking in the wrong… Read more
Beautiful and iconic hotel, however way overpriced. Arrived at close to midnight and after checking in, the reception provided basic instruction to my room despite seeing me with large pieces luggage expecting me to find my way in the dark and unfamiliar grounds of the hotel. Luckily the porter came after me after seeing me walking in the wrong direction to assist me to my rooms down multiple stairs which I would have had trouble to get down with two pieces of large luggage. Room is clean but small bath and toilet with low ceilings. No slippers provided. Sheer water restaurant dinner was expensive but food is of good quality. Breakfast buffet has a small selection, however no milk for cereal provided and no water, we had to ask the waiter and then wait and wait.!Can’t help but think this is how they justify the tips at the end. It’s fine for people who are on leisurely holidays but we had a conference to get to and did not want to wait for ‘service’ that we don’t really require. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Hotel with lots of Character

May 22, 2019 tmarks529 Houston, Texas

Hotel Del Coronado has a lot of class and character. Even if you’re not planning on staying there overnight while in the San Diego area, you should still make a trip to Coronado Island and see the hotel. It sits right on the beach and seemed to be bustling all the time but with a quaint, old beach town vibe. You can sit at the hotel bar facing the… Read more
Hotel Del Coronado has a lot of class and character. Even if you’re not planning on staying there overnight while in the San Diego area, you should still make a trip to Coronado Island and see the hotel. It sits right on the beach and seemed to be bustling all the time but with a quaint, old beach town vibe. You can sit at the hotel bar facing the water and enjoy a cocktail. Or go grab a treat from the ice cream or candy shop and relax by the pool. The hotel really does live up to its historic reputation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful grounds, dismal rooms

May 21, 2019 Jeannie V Boise, Idaho

This iconic hotel is in need of a major renovation. We had an ocean view room. The carpet was torn and worn and the headboard was fabric and had spots on it. Creepy. The carpets were dirty. The bathroom had towels laying on the floor making us question if it had been cleaned at all. For the amount of money that you pay, the room was poor… Read more
This iconic hotel is in need of a major renovation. We had an ocean view room. The carpet was torn and worn and the headboard was fabric and had spots on it. Creepy. The carpets were dirty. The bathroom had towels laying on the floor making us question if it had been cleaned at all. For the amount of money that you pay, the room was poor quality. However, the grounds of this hotel are stunningly beautiful. Food and drinks are extremely expensive. I signed up for the mermaid fitness class and at first no one showed up to teach it. Then when the instructor came, the pool was not heated and was exceptionally cold so they canceled the class. Very disappointing. The beach is lovely and clean. If you love a long walk, you cannot go very far because of the military bases and no trespassing signs. Coronado is beautiful but it is unlikely that I would stay at this hotel again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Views

May 20, 2019 fiamma11 Vienna, Virginia

The views from the Hotel del Coronado are beautiful. The clean sand, the Pacific Ocean. Staff is courteous and helpful. Property and rooms are without complaint. I would definitely stay again and would recommend it.