Hotel Del Coronado

San Diego, USA

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 6421 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 6421 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A waste of $20

Feb 21, 2019 Nancy F Tucson, Arizona

Beware there are no signs to tell you there is no self parking. So we had to valet park and they did not let us know there was a $20 dollar fee. All my husband wanted to do was go to the gift shop. We came out 20 minutes later and gave the valet our ticket. We were told that would be $20. When he asked to talk to a manager they told him that… Read more
Beware there are no signs to tell you there is no self parking. So we had to valet park and they did not let us know there was a $20 dollar fee. All my husband wanted to do was go to the gift shop. We came out 20 minutes later and gave the valet our ticket. We were told that would be $20. When he asked to talk to a manager they told him that was the price. So just know if you want to see the hotel or go to a restaurant it will cost you at least $20.00 to park. We will never go back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating hotel needs some love

Feb 21, 2019 eric b

room ok , construction outside window , the elevator only worked in the daytime , little bar inside = hard to get a seat , pool bar poor food- plastic glasses, many of shops closed . no value unless history buff nice location and history .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely old hotel

Feb 21, 2019 Leanne K

We visited the Del over President's Day weekend with our three kids (3, 7, 9), check-in was smooth, the hotel is very old, a historic building, that they seem to be really trying to keep updated and looking nice. Our kids loved the old fashioned elevator and thought the hotel was "like a castle." We had no issues with our room (just a standard… Read more
We visited the Del over President's Day weekend with our three kids (3, 7, 9), check-in was smooth, the hotel is very old, a historic building, that they seem to be really trying to keep updated and looking nice. Our kids loved the old fashioned elevator and thought the hotel was "like a castle." We had no issues with our room (just a standard two-bed courtyard view in the Victorian building - they brought in an adorable toddler bed for our three year old - this was enough space for us as we didn't spend a ton of time in our room). The pool and hot tub were nice, beach was lovely. The only reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is that the food and drinks are so, so expensive. I mean - even if you can afford it...you just feel ripped off! It's not a good feeling. In anticipation of this, we filled the fridge with stuff from Vons - a few blocks away, and there are tons of awesome restaurants all around the hotel, it doesn't make sense to eat or drink there! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not at the level of the money you'll spend!

Feb 21, 2019 KCWandering

We're staying here now as I'm writing this from our room so the wifi works well. I'm also going to start adding to these reviews a rating from a Diamond level which for this hotel would only be 2 stars. No room upgrade, no free breakfast, lounge,...no anything. Bottom line: your Hilton loyalty will be better rewarded in just about any other… Read more
We're staying here now as I'm writing this from our room so the wifi works well. I'm also going to start adding to these reviews a rating from a Diamond level which for this hotel would only be 2 stars. No room upgrade, no free breakfast, lounge,...no anything. Bottom line: your Hilton loyalty will be better rewarded in just about any other property. The good: Lovely grounds (aside from the construction but I get they are upgrading areas so goes with the territory so to speak). The pool area is nice and the access to the beach is very convenient. The staff so far is very friendly. They are updating the area which is good but also makes me wonder if the already high prices will climb even more when completed. Rooms are okay and beds are comfortable. The bad: Price!!!... and therefore overall value. Breakfast for me and my wife was $84!! Not only was that a shock as a Diamond member who usually has breakfast included or a small additional fee added for a buffet, but even if I wasn't....$84 for breakfast!! The spread was good but not unlike many other places at less than half that price. They also have not done a good job of laying out the conference areas where they are in a more separated location so people are walking all over the Victorian building as well as putting up display areas/tables which detracts from the ability to enjoy the historic ambience of the building. We didn't have a car but they also charge quite a bit for overnight parking. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating "Meh"

Feb 21, 2019 Robert A

Dealt with Ants in the room, dismissive staff and lackluster experience. The hotel location and allure is amazing... but wouldn't go again as the cost and planning didn't overcome the letdown of the overall experience.