Hotel Del Coronado
Since it was first built more than 125 years ago, the Hotel del Coronado has been a beacon of grandeur and refinement among vacation destinations in Southern California and the world. With its iconic red-shingled roof adding a dash of majestic color to the dazzling azure Pacific coastline, The Del stands as the definitive example of what a luxury resort should be.
The hotel is beautiful. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Angel, in room service, went above and beyond as did Meredith from the pool cabanas. However, be very careful of the pool man!! The day before we left he had taken a script of mine to see if he can get it at a better price from his friend who supposedly owned a store and never returned it to me. I tried many times to call him to return it but he turned his phone off!!Security was informed of this and to this day no one from the hotel has called me back with any information regarding my stolen script.
I love to take out-of-town visitors to Coronado and always remember to include a trip to the Hotel Del. The beach is gorgeous, and everyone I take always loves the beach bar/restaurant. Prices at the beach bar are quite high ($18 for guacamole and chips, $27 for three fish tacos???) for the food you get. It's good food, but not that good. So, I wouldn't recommend this place to locals looking for a standard place to grab tasty food, but would definitely recommend if your number one priority is to have that ocean view in a relaxed atmosphere. The view is spectacular, and the servers are always very friendly, though service can be pretty slow when they're busy, especially during the summer. I also love the direct beach access from the restaurant, as well as just walking the grounds of the hotel - the landscaping and buildings are gorgeous, with lots of great photo opportunities with friends and family. Do wish that the hotel would maintain the restrooms more effectively. They run out of paper products frequently and ventilation is needed. For my birthday, my boyfriend booked us a couples manicure at their nail salon, and it was such a fabulous experience! I loved the warm towel on our shoulders and they even brought us glasses of champagne. The room was quiet and pleasant and we loved the ladies who gave us our manicures. Overall, the Hotel Del is one of my go-to experiences when I want to pamper myself or my friends and family.
Elisabeth Monahan Pett
My husband and I had a fabulous night at the hotel. We were there to celebrate his birthday and the employees went out of their way to make us feel special. They even sent us 2 cupcakes and a bottle of sparkling wine to our room. We had a beautiful, full ocean view room with a king bed. Definitely looking forward to our next stay at the Del.
Such a beautiful hotel. The iconic Del is on the Registry of National Historic places. It's one of a kind and a place we should all appreciate and hope to stay at once in a lifetime. I really like the small homes on the beach called Beach Village. Those would be another bucket list type place to rest for a night. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing property.
A great vacation spot. Right by the ocean. However you are smack between a air port and two military bases. One is for the air Force. The planes are constant and very loud. I stayed for 5 days and 4 nights, and had the worst insomnia of my life. The hotel is huge. It is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. They have shops, and they are high priced. There's plenty of places to shop and eat within walking distance for more reasonable prices. The trolley pick up is near by as well to take you off the island. They charge for parking at the hotel. Also they automatically include gratuity charges for everything. Even if you walk to the Starbucks and order it yourself. The room service is excellent, they don't forget a thing and think if anything you might've. The burgers at the hotel were the best thing I ate during my stay. They have artist that work with the sand, and a trained hawk at the hotel. Plenty of bike rentals available, you can even have a fire and roast marshmallows for an extra charge. Specialty shops are in the hotel for pets and clothes. The landscaping is really ridiculously amazing. If it wasn't for the planes it would have been perfect. The sand literally glitters.