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 Wait for the construction to end!

Aug 5, 2020 eljuezcubano Chino Hills, California

Ok. Second time at this hotel. Mind you, we used Disney Vacation Club points rather than paying the $500+ a night rate. It is clear the Hilton is investing a lot here! Stayed in a Cabana room, which was very nice. It is clear the room was newly renovated; could still smell the rug was new. Problem is the construction starts promptly at 7:00… Read more
Ok. Second time at this hotel. Mind you, we used Disney Vacation Club points rather than paying the $500+ a night rate. It is clear the Hilton is investing a lot here! Stayed in a Cabana room, which was very nice. It is clear the room was newly renovated; could still smell the rug was new. Problem is the construction starts promptly at 7:00 am, six days a week! The construction is underway all over the property (including the main pool area), so hard to avoid it. Apparently, a courtyard room in the main hotel avoids some of the noise. Food at the property is $$$, particularly at the pool. Just walk across the street (Miguel’s) and bring some food in to save a good bit for better food. Also, cannot buy an adult beverage at the pool unless you buy food. I will likely stay here again, but AFTER the construction is completed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Amazing Stay

Aug 4, 2020 Askmeabouttravel Leucadia, California

We just spent three nights at the Del's new Cabana Terrace Rooms with an ocean view. The rooms were very comfortable and worth the price. The proximity to the beach, cabana and fire pit was so special. The staff was very receptive and the grounds are beautiful. Can't wait to return.
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Aug 4, 2020 santiagocD6241DW

I had a great time here at the beach today I had amazing service from jack, Carlo Mario and emilio they brought my chairs out and the umbrella they always came up to me and asked if I needed anything !
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Aug 4, 2020 917sharonr California City, California

Hotel is undergoing renovations and construction workers begin at 7am. Our room was right above this work and we were woken by the sound of jack hammering at 7am. We did speak to the manager and were moved to a new room. The new room was fine but it was a hassle waiting until 4pm to check in and move in the middle of a 2 night stay. Walls are… Read more
Hotel is undergoing renovations and construction workers begin at 7am. Our room was right above this work and we were woken by the sound of jack hammering at 7am. We did speak to the manager and were moved to a new room. The new room was fine but it was a hassle waiting until 4pm to check in and move in the middle of a 2 night stay. Walls are incredibly thin so you’ll hear everything in the nearby rooms and hallways. The new room had a far away ocean view but difficult to see as the windows of this room and our previous one were just so dirty. The rooms aren’t cleaned during COVID unless requested. However on the morning of check out the cleaning crew knocked our door at 9.30am to see if we’d check out. We hadn’t. I think the pool is new. There’s still construction work going on around it. I didn’t order drinks but I noticed people being served alcoholic cocktails in cans similar to what you’d find in the grocery store. Never seen that in a 4 star hotel before. If you’re planning to use the beach you can expect to pay $80 for an umbrella and 2 chairs, same as what non hotel guests pay. Overall the hotel is nice. Nothing special and difficult to enjoy with all the construction. Good location though. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly disappointed...

Aug 3, 2020 amykim831

We stayed here over a span of 4 days. Upon entering the room seemed ok. Not $500 a night room quality but we came here for the beach and the historical aspect of the del. we did read the reviews before we went and thought, it can’t be that bad... it is. Check in process was fairly easy but I was surprised to see so many guests inside the hotel… Read more
We stayed here over a span of 4 days. Upon entering the room seemed ok. Not $500 a night room quality but we came here for the beach and the historical aspect of the del. we did read the reviews before we went and thought, it can’t be that bad... it is. Check in process was fairly easy but I was surprised to see so many guests inside the hotel not wearing masks. Room- dirty shower curtain with mold buildup. This must be a regular occurrence because I keep reading it in other reviews. The toilet had to be held down to be flushed. We were praying to the toilet Gods till the final day that we wouldn’t have a toilet that would stop flushing completely. The sink was plugged up. The last 2 days were spent washing our hands in the bath tub. I understand it’s a historical landmark but common cleanliness is still expected. No decent coffee in the hotel. They had a coffee cart manned by 1 person during peak hours. I was surprised that a hotel that likes to charge for everything didn’t think to have a better plan. The beach cabana was the best aspect of the stay, but did not see if they actually sanitized the chairs and daybeds. I did not see any wiping or cleaning before anyone sat on their designated spots. The staff at the cabanas were great. They were working hard all day and checked in regularly. Del s’mores bonfire was also underwhelming. For the money you pay, no plates, no wipes. Bit of a cattle call. Little portable bonfires all clustered together. Pack’em in and then get them out. So yeah, wood fire on the beach, but don’t expect much. There were way too many people in the hotel and I do feel that it was at capacity with no thought to social distancing. There was a big bottleneck at the only entrance to the hotel. Narrow hallway caused human traffic jams regularly. Elevator for a hotel this size was barely enough to fit a stroller and a person. Also elevator door only opened half way? Not sure who designed that concept? We spoke to the hotel about the plumbing issues, but it was either deal with the issues because you don’t want people in your room due to Covid or go home. They had no other rooms available. So it was a five star price and then some for a one star or less accommodations.... Read less