Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado

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    The Hotel del Coronado Piano Bar & Lobby

    by Yaqui Updated May 25, 2009

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    The architecture of a building always fascinates me especially if it is historical and the Hotel Del Coronado rings of the Victorian charm. So if you have the time and I had wished I had taken more, I would have wondered more around. We took a peek into the piano bar and were not disappointed. All the lovely adornment and craftsman of the wood paneling is so beautiful. I think you would agree!

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    Hotel Del Coronado Garden/Patio

    by Yaqui Updated Dec 25, 2009

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    My Grand Nephew, our cutie! 2009
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    Hotel Del Coronado rings with Victorian charm. So if you have the time wondered around. We did and discovered a beautiful garden/patio area. During my second visit, we brought my grand nephew Shamus here to let him blow off some steam. He was having a blast. One of the grounds keepers had a huge smile on his face while watching Shamus run around up and down the grassy area. I told him, "Another happy Del customer. He laughed!"

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    National Historic Landmark Plaque

    by Yaqui Written May 25, 2009

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    The Plaque Reads:

    Hotel del Coronado
    Has been designated a
    National Historical Landmark
    This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of The United States of America

    1977
    National Park Service
    United States Department of the Interior

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    The Hotel del Coronado

    by lmkluque Updated Jun 10, 2013

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    It would be a shame to visit Coronado without seeing Hotel del Coronado. .

    This world class hotel is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California. When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world and the first to use electrical lighting. It is designated a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark. If you are drawn to hisory, this hotel offers plenty.

    However, even if history isn't your thing, there is plenty to see and do here without having to be a guest at the hotel.

    The lobby has a lounge open to the public as well as several elegant restaurants, a cafe overlooking the grounds and the Sun Deck Bar and Grill. Once refered to as the Promanade, the Sun Deck is a lovely way to spend time relaxing. The view of the Pacific Ocean is awesome and so is the view of everything around.

    There are unique shops downstairs and besides clothes or souvenirs. There are also an interesting shop selling all kinds of things for the home.

    There are lovely areas, inside and out to walk around and even a stairway down to the beach. They've built beach bungalows on the sand which are pretty nice for the longer vacations.

    I've been here many times, especially to bring friends for a treat. Whether or not I order food or drink has never been an issue. So, even if you are on a budget, this is something you must see for yourself. Keep in mind that during the winter months they also have an ice skating rink. That too is open to the public.

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    Hotel Del Coronado Chandelier/Lobby

    by Yaqui Written May 25, 2009

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    The architecture of a building always fascinates me especially if it is historical and the Hotel Del Coronado rings of the Victorian charm. So if you have the time and I had wished I had taken more, I would have wondered more around. We explored the lobby and to see this beautiful chandelier and all the lovely paneling. I can appreciate the adornment and craftsmanship during the Victorian period.

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    California Historical Marker No.844

    by Yaqui Written May 25, 2009

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    Marker Reads:
    NO. 844 HOTEL DEL CORONADO - This Victorian hotel, built in 1887, is one of America's largest wooden buildings. Few seaside resort hotels of this significant architectural style remain in America. The hotel has hosted several Presidents and other national figures.

    Hotel Del Coronado No.844

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    Mini Musuem of Hotel Memorabilla

    by Yaqui Written Nov 24, 2009

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    Inside of the Hotel Del Coronado you can stroll though Hotel Del's past in the lower-level where there is a History Gallery, a mini-museum of hotel memorabilia. It is really fascinating!

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    Oxford Hotel 1890 est.

    by Yaqui Written Dec 25, 2009

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    This lovely victorian was built to house the Hotel Del of Coronado service personnel. It was going to be demolished in 1982, but it was saved and refurbished. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places. (added 1976 - Building - #76002310)

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    Doin' the Del

    by goodfish Updated May 31, 2013

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    This immense pile of Victorian architecture on its prime stretch of ocean front is as much tourist attraction as posh hotel: you don’t have to be a guest to explore the main building, grounds and beach. It’s on the list of Historic National Landmarks, was the biggest resort in world when it was built in 1888, and once included a sprawling "Tent City" of canvas-sided accommodations and recreational facilities for less well-heeled “health and pleasure seekers". Take a look at the fascinating original brochure for that here:

    http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/DigitalArchives/f869_c67-u63-1904/f869_c67-u63-1904.pdf

    Curious visitors may wander through the cavernous lobby and enclosed courtyard, cruise the shops and historical displays, have a drink or dinner in one of bars/restaurants, rent a bike, or watch the Coast Guard and Naval traffic from a sunny spot on the beach. 90-minute guided tours (fee, reservations required) are also available through the Coronado Visitor Center:

    http://www.sandiego.org/members/venues/coronado-visitor-center-and-historical-association-museum/events/hotel-del-coronado-historic-walking-tour.aspx

    For more about The Del:
    http://www.hoteldel.com

    NOTE: if you are sightseeing Coronado with your own vehicle, find some free street parking and walk to the Del: parking at the hotel is expensive.

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    The gardens

    by acemj Updated Mar 22, 2004

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    The sculpted gardens of the Hotel Del Coronado are a great place to stroll amidst the scent of flowers and salt from the ocean breeze. It really feels like stepping back into the 19th century when you stroll around the grounds of the elegant hotel.

    Too bad the prices are very much 21st century (around $180-$1900/night)!.

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  • When you visit Coronado Island...

    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    When you visit Coronado Island you must visit the Hotel Del. It is a national historical landmark located along the oceanfront.
    The hotel is full of history with beautiful shops and restaurants. The history is enriched by the decor.

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    The Iconic Landmark of San Diego (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 25, 2013
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    the grand old dame of San Diego Sits on the Coronado Peninsula, facing the public beach which was voted America's 5th best family beach destination by Travel Channel in 2010 and one of the 10 best resorts of the world by the American Automobile Association. This icon was built in 1888 amidst the San Diego Real Estate Boom during those times and since then, this iconic 680 room hotel has it's share of celebrity guests, notorious personalities, different renovations and haunted rooms (think kate morgan) through the years. the hotel is now a National historical Landmark since 1977 and is opened to the public, except for the rooms and the private areas.

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    The Iconic Landmark of San Diego (2)

    by machomikemd Written Nov 25, 2013
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    part two of my tips with more pictures.

    the grand old dame of San Diego Sits on the Coronado Peninsula, facing the public beach which was voted America's 5th best family beach destination by Travel Channel in 2010 and one of the 10 best resorts of the world by the American Automobile Association. This icon was built in 1888 amidst the San Diego Real Estate Boom during those times and since then, this iconic 680 room hotel has it's share of celebrity guests, notorious personalities, different renovations and haunted rooms (think kate morgan) through the years. the hotel is now a National historical Landmark since 1977 and is opened to the public, except for the rooms and the private areas.

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    More comfortable chairs?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    Urszula after my restroom's trip :-)

    Hmm... it seems that these chairs on my picture inside the Hotel Del Coronado were more comfortable!

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    Horticulture

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    Walking around Coronado it's impossible not to pay attention to lush horticulture, how many various (exotic for me) plants do grow there?

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