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“"A charming and elegant place to stay"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel del Coronado

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Hotel del Coronado
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
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SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“"A charming and elegant place to stay"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

My wife and I stayed at the "Del" a couple of times. What's not to love? The ambiance, food, location, and amenities were all suburb. There is so much to do on the grounds that you don't need to leave the resort. The restaurants, three in all, are all fabulous. In doors you have the 1500 Ocean Restaurant. Outdoors is the Sheerwater and the grand decor is the Crown Room. You have several bars as well like the B&S Bar, the Eno Wine Bar. The ice cream parlor is truly delicious. There are several shops and entertainment venues in several locations throughout the hotel. I would highly recommend this spot to stay in Coronado. It is a bit pricy but well worth it!

It's one of the largest and oldest resorts on the Pacific Coast. The Hotel del Coronado sits on 28 acres of oceanfront property at Coronado Beach. It is approximately 5 miles from downtown San Diego. The Victorian-era Hotel del Coronado offers pools, a spa/salon, fitness center, boat rentals, beach equipment and yoga classes, and children's programs. The guestrooms in the main original building have period decor, while the Ocean Tower rooms have balconies and are more modern in style and comfort.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement and we are pleased that you had the opportunity to experience all that The Del has to offer. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back again.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed 3 nights here ...including Valentines Day. Paid over 400 dollars per night for a very average room. Tiny low quality bathroom with the only closet/wardrobe space INSIDE the bathroom. The shabby bath was also the shower... how can this hotel grade itself 4/5 star when bathrooms don't have separate shower?
The room wasn't available when I arrived at 3.30pm...nothing offered except a promise to ring me when the room was ready; they didn't. Had to kick my heels 'till 5pm. My bags were left outdoors even though it was raining.

There is a real attitude problem with a numder of key staff (which is a shame as other staff were lovely) But :
Reception staff were hopeless; always had to wait inline, never once got even a slight apology for having to wait and wait and wait. My bill was overcharged 3 times.

The guy who called the cab was really rude and banged the cab door on my foot.

The room wasn't ever cleaned before 4pm. The quality of cleaning the room was barely basic. Coffee for the machine was only left one day and just poor quality powdered milk left.

The reception at breakfast always involved a wait ; sever supervisor.... looked angry and unhappy no matter how much we smiled at her.

There is little privacy, touring sightseers wonder around in large groups ...not great when your in your swimsuit or looking for private romantic relaxation.

The one really decent feature is the view, you must get a seaview room.

Room Tip: Pay for a sea view...expensive for an just ok room but...the view is lovely
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank you for your comments. We apologize for some of the service issues you encountered and understand your frustrations. We will be sharing your review with the appropriate managers so we can make the necessary improvements. Thank you again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I always stay at the Del....there is just no other option in my opinion. But a lot of people share this same opinion, which makes for a fairly inelastic demand curve.....the prices remain high. While I'm not sure if it's "worth it" or not, I will keep going back, year after year. :)

Room Tip: Ask for the Kate ghost room months early if you really want it.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
We appreciate your endorsement and loyalty to our iconic property. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Since my daughter lives in San Diego, when we visit we love going to Coronado to eat at "the Hotel Del". It has a great sun deck with a bar and a walk-up, self-serve eatery. The menu is limited, but the serving size is more than adequate. Everything is made-to-order and very fresh. Locally baked hamburger buns and ciabatta rolls make the sandwiches something special. Besides, how can you beat a burger and draft beer with the pacific ocean up close and personal? The sundeck has tables with umbrellas or lounge-type seating around a gas fire pit. Moderately priced.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank you for your great feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Sun Deck and that visiting The Del has become a tradition in your family. We look forward to your return.
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Such an amazing historic hotel. Ask to stay in the Victoria area for a real vintage feel. The B&S has a good HH and there is a great deck with fire pits to watch the sunset. Take the time to wander around and see the property. There are even hotel tours which are great to really learn more. The gift shop has a great coffee table book on the history of the hotel. It's pricer but stay at least once. If you're in the area and can't afford the stay right now then at least go to walk the beach and grab a cocktail while the sunsets

Room Tip: Ask for Victoria rooms for the real authentic feel
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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BBrown3275, Manager at Hotel del Coronado, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Del and appreciate the historic ambiance of this iconic resort. Thank you for the endorsement and we hope you will return again soon.
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Property: Hotel del Coronado
Address: 1500 Orange Ave, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA 92118
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Coronado
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Coronado
#5 Business Hotel in Coronado
#7 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#10 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€€
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel del Coronado 4*
Number of rooms: 757
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Del continues to maintain its rich history while also offering contemporary conveniences such as unique beachfront dining, an award-winning spa, upscale shopping, recreational activities and the luxurious cottages and villas at Beach Village. The hotel's spectacular setting, impeccable service and award-winning cuisine also makes it the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. ... more   less 
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