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Coronado Island

1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3407
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A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with charm.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3407
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked the shops and toured the hotel and really enjoyed our day. The hotel was awesome and reading some of its history was exciting. Great views

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying in San Diego and made the trip down to Coronado at sunset. We watched the sun go down from the beach and dipped our toes in the ocean. It was beautiful, and one the most memorable spots from our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see and do within a short walk wherever you stay. There were great restaurants, the food tour, shopping, the beach, and historical sites all on the island. I would definitely visit again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the ferry from the downtown harbour to Coronado. Trip runs every hour and takes about 15 minutes. The terminal on Coronado is surrounded by a shopping area with lots of restaurant options from coffee and ice cream to fine dining. There is a paved...More

Thank Heronsview
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not quite sure what I would recommend it for. It appears to be mostly a bedroom community with little else happening except for the naval base.

Thank cofloater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went back twice in the midst of Thanksgiving holidays and it was still easy to park and felt fairly quiet. It’s a lovely beach town and a cosy resort with a traditional vibe.

Thank AJB78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Island has its”Own Bank”. How Rich is That? It’s Militarily. How Safe is that? The houses are Not Gated. How Safe is that? THE BEACH IS AT HARMONY WITH THE SEA.? You will never find a Safer and Secure Place In The World. John

Thank 625Johnboy1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool relaxing island with lots of shops and restaurants, can ride your bike go for a jog, have some drinks on the ocean, etc.

Thank HotelStayReviewer201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. You can walk to great shops, great restaurants, spend the day at the beach, or hop the ferry to San Diego.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect beach community. Item number one. The historic Hotel Del Coronado. Item two one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the US. It’s a public beach. The town itself has numerous restaurants, bars, stores and beautiful homes. It’s a true gem.

Thank Charmed1994
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11 December 2017|
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Response from Francesco S | Reviewed this property |
Too many miles away
Meredith R
30 November 2017|
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Response from Wendy G |
There is a free hop on-hop off tour bus from just outside the ferfy port which takes you around the island.
Diane G
29 September 2017|
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Response from ColleenZview | Reviewed this property |
A couple hours would be fine to get a good idea. Rent a bike and you will be around quickly.