More about Del Coronado Hotel
Gorgeous hotel in San Diego
The "Hotel Del" on Coronado Island in San Diego Bay is one of America's most famous and beautiful hotels. It was featured in the Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe movie, "Some Like It Hot." No, I've never stayed here, but I've toured the place a few times. I used to live in San Diego and I still think it's one of the best cities in the country.
See my Coronado page for details.
I have not stayed here myself, but many of my friends and relatives have staying here and gotten married here. They all said such wonderful things about the rooms, service and the historical splendid beauty of the place. It has such charm and grandeur about it. It is pure pleasure to just stroll around and take in the beauty this place has to offer inside and out!
Hotel Del Coronado Historical Marker No. 844
Unique Qualities: The facilities are excellent and the rooms facing the shore have nice views, though their is a section that does not have nice views, but on arrival you'll figure that out. Make sure you request before making a room reservation.:-) Oh, lots of wonderful shops too!
Daily Maid Service
Air Conditioned Building
Although we didn't stay here, we went together and checked it out. Supposedly the ghost of Kate Morgan (who was supposedly murdered here or committed suicide in 1892), checked into the motel, but didn't check out. She supposedly haunts one of the rooms here.
In any case, 11 presidents have stayed here, and the Marilyn Monroe movie "Some Like it Hot" was also filmed here.
There are also nice villas here with fire pits, an ice skating ring, outdoor dining, etc.
A Historic Grand Resort
Hotel del Coronodo, affectionately known asThe Del, has been recently renovated and is an example of Victorian architecture at its finest.
This hotel enjoys fame because it was the setting of one of Marilyn Monroe's movies and because of its historical/architectural significance.
When you first see the hotel, it "leaps" out as a huge white edifice with red roofs with many turrets. It is lovely set against the sugar- white sands and the aqua -blue Pacific Ocean.
The inside is quite elegant with stately solid furniture, subdued fabrics, and subtle lighting.
The rooms are large and luxurious with service to match the beauty.
Recently voted "Best Hotel Dining" by the California Restaurant Association, the Hotel del Coronado offers an unmatched dining experience." Here are some of the choices available:
1. Prince of Wales is Romantic fine dining either inside or outside. It's known for its fine wine list and Chef Jesse Frost's seasonally-inspired menu.
2. Sheerwater has casual California coastal cuisine. It is an oceanfront restaurant with lots of outdoor dining terraces and giant fireplaces.
3. Babcock & Story Bakery and Bar offers tapas and light fare. It also serves gourmet coffee, tea, and freshly baked breads and pastries.
4.Crown-Coronet Room is world famous because of its crown-shaped chandeliers which drop from a glowing sugar-pine ceiling. Marvelous views of California can be seen from the large windows that circle the room. This is where the Sunday Brunch is served
Of course, there is also a Cabana Bar, a Poolside Bar and Deli, a Sun Deck Bar and Grill, and Room Service.
The employees see to every detail, and you are treated as though you were royalty.
It's a once in a lifetime kind of experience. Besides wonderful places to eat, endless white sand beaches (named one of top ten beaches in USA), and incredibly beautiful scenery, the Hotel del Coronodo has two swimming pools, a nearby boathouse, and programs especially for teenagers.
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Go To : Hotel del Coronado for lunch or afternoon tea!!! Magnificent diningroom with a beautiful view, and the small sandwiches and pastries were exellent!! The wonderful clean & quiet Coronado beach, with the magnificent Hotel Del in the background!!!
As always, the ocean front rooms on the third floor or higher at the Hotel Del Coronado can't be beat for value and view. The entire Del Coronado experience is always first rate!
Stay for 1 night only!
Beautiful setting and lovely old building. However definantely NOT worth the money, so much so that I am prompted to write my first ever review of a hotel. The rooms are adequate only and very noisy (even the new ones) and the service mediocre as well as the place being permantly overrun by coachloads of vistors. Also for first time visitors to San Diego staying on Coronado is not convenient. The hotel offers a shuttle downtown for $20 but the Coronoda bridge is susceptible to frequent closures when taxis will not even attempt the journey, making life for the vistor very difficult. I would suggest to anyone visiting, stay at Hotel Del for one night for the experience then move downtown to enjoy what San Diego has on offer - the Marriott looks like the place to stay.
We Had A Wonderful Time
We stayed at The Del for a long Columbus Day weekend. We had a wonderful time! Our room was in the Ocean Towers, right on the beach.
The Hotel is beautiful; our spacious and beautifully-decorated room completely met our needs. The grounds are fabulous; the landscaping georgeous. The service was outstanding. The people on staff were friendly and helpful. The Sunday Brunch was superior - one of the best dining experiences of our lives! All other dining was excellent! The service was outstanding. We had a wonderful time and will be coming back as soon as possible! I don't know where these other people stayed that wrote reviews (above), but, we had the time of our lives. We very highly recommend staying at The Del. We will return as soon as possible. It was wonderful! We have many happy memories of staying at the beautiful Del.
Welcome to a Theme Park
Like many of the other reviewers, I left the Hotel Del with a few more negatives than positives. First let me say that our room was more than adequate. It was clean and, while not spacious it was light and airy.
It was up in the corner of the Victorian building, away from the stairs and elevators with two huge windows that overlooked the ocean. The food served was unremarkable but not bad. The service was fine. Nothing special but, for August, at least they did smile! My complaints are more with the number of people, 100s of children and the pool and the almost pack-like approach guests took at everything from claiming lounge chairs to screaming at each other across restaurants. My husband and I travel -- alot. We stay at all types of places and the Del had some of the most obnoxious guests I have ever met. Absolutely no clue on what it means to be nice to the servers, controlling screaming kids, etc. If you are looking for somethings little refined, if you need relaxation, if you are looking for couples time, look elsewhere. I am glad we stayed there in August because it will end up being the only time.
We stayed at the Hotel Del for 5 nights in October 2003 and were very pleased. We were originally given a room on the ground floor which we were unhappy with but within minutes of voicing our displeasure, another room with a partial ocean view was found for us on an upper floor and it was great. Just being able to look out at that absolutely gorgeous beach and ocean is worth the expensive stay. The restaurants were very pricey but we tried to experience other restaurants elsewhere anyway. We did feel kind of isolated on Coronado and literally drove into La Jolla and San Diego everyday for numerous reasons...shopping, eating, siteseeing. Hotel del is worth a visit, even if you never can or plan to go again. There is so much history in the hotel and that makes it all the worthwhile as well.
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
On the top of the Hotel Del Coronado
Around Hotel Del Coronado
In front of Hotel Del Coronado
I am looking for a spot to get hitched in Cali on the coast line somewhere. Any one have suggestions of beach spots or the likes?
It's a big state with lots of beaches. Will you be in So. CA or No. CA? My favorite area of the coastline is the Big Sur area south of Monterey about 35 miles. Pfeiffer Beach is quiet and a road will lead you right to it from Hwy 1. Are you looking for a natural beach setting or perhaps a hotel with a veiw? Nepenthe is a wonderful restaurant with wedding facilities. There's a view 50 miles south from their outdoor decks.
Check out Cambria. It has some great B&B's on Moonstone Beach and a wonderful wedding photographer and several great restuarants. I live here so I'm a little prejudiced. Look for yourself www.visitcambria.com
RE: RE: beaches
you guys are awesome! thank you very much, Jake
RE: RE: beaches
The question remains, did you want norther, central or southern California? Also, your budget is a consideration. Finally, do you mean that you want to actually get married on the beach or spend your honeymoon on /near the beach?
In Southern California (the San Diego area) these are a few places I'd suggest:
Hotel del Coronado is a beautiful place for honeymooners and it is located on the beach at Coronado Island. In Pacific Beach, the cottages on Crystal Pier are situated over the ocean and of course the beach is at the beginning of the pier. La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla is about two blocks away from the beach situated just above, on a hill and some of the rooms have a clear view of the ocean. In Del Mar, L'Auberge is a block or so from the beach but like La Valencia, it is on a hill and many of the rooms also have views of the ocean. Each of these, with Crystal Pier Hotel the exception are world class hotels and in the $200.00 to $300.00 range.
If you want something more affordable, the Seacoast Inn in Imperial Beach is right on the beach, El Cordova Hotel in Coronado is across the street from the Hotel del and a block from the beach, the Diamond Head Inn in Pacific Beach is across the walk way from the beach, in La Jolla the Sea Lodge is situated right on the beach at La Jolla Shores and in Del Mar, the Del Mar Motel is also right on the beach. These are in the $120.00 to $180.00 price range and may be a bit more or less depending on the deal you get, or not.
Hope this helps,