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Hotel del Coronado

Hotel del Coronado

Resort, Hotel, and Historic Site
  • Tanvir H.
    "here with Marilyn Monroe"(8 Tips)
    Kate H.
    "Sun Deck Bar firepits are the perfect beach backdrop."(5 Tips)
    Eric L.
    "Historic atmosphere and great views especially of the beach."(15 Tips)
    Lexy H.
    "Enjoy ice skating here at Christmastime"(6 Tips)
187 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • sun deck
  • marilyn monroe
  • ice skating
  • architecture
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  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithAugust 10
    Even if you aren't staying, this place is great for an afternoon, a few drinks, and a lunch or early dinner. Pricey, but worth the opportunity. Even walking through the lobby is a great experience.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerNovember 29, 2015
    If you are visiting San Diego, you must stop and visit the Del. Beautiful hotel with lots of cool restaurants and speciality shops to see. The beach outside is one of the best in the city.
  • Tshahad
    TshahadAugust 17, 2014
    A must see historical building ,, the area is so quit and relaxing ,, take 2 nights in it and enjoy everything here. When you check in, they give the kids a treasure hunting game very exciting👍👍
  • Lorenz L.
    Lorenz LammensJuly 24, 2015
    Hollywood discovered 'the Del' during the era of prohibition. Many celebrities came here including Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Mae West.
  • TheDL
    TheDLOctober 25, 2015
    You'll be well-attended here. But get dropped off if you're just visiting. Or valet. Or park on the street and let the meter run out. All alternatives are cheaper than hotel Guest Parking.
  • Lorenz L.
    Lorenz LammensJuly 24, 2015
    It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort. It is the second largest wooden structure in the United States.
  • Nelly T.
    Nelly TejedaApril 19
    If you are near San Diego m, gotta come tovisitthis place! Has a public beach area next it and can walk around the hotel to see its historical background!
    HISTORYApril 20, 2010
    The hotel opened in 1888 as the largest resort hotel in the world and the first to use electrical lighting. It was declared a historic landmark in 1977. Rooms 3502 and 3327 are reported to be haunted!
  • Iris R.
    Iris RodriguezDecember 20, 2011
    Beautiful, historic hotel. Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe was filmed here. Check out the hallways with pics from the film. Ask for an ocean front room. Pricey rooms, but worth every penny.
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CosteAugust 9, 2015
    Nice atmosphere and great service. The buffet at the restaurant is one of the Best I have ever had (for breakfast). Great pastry
  • Trina L.
    Trina LewisAugust 24, 2013
    Great hotel/history... Awesome fitness center- Morning Yoga @The Beach, Thurs Spa Soirée (private pool & live DJ!). Hotel is very pricey **Save money, bring your own drinks! ;)
  • Jenna Rose R.
    Jenna Rose RobbinsJanuary 23, 2014
    Fabulous architecture, ocean breezes, and scrumptious (albeit pricey) food. What else can you ask for? Rumor has it Frank Baum wrote parts of the Wizard of Oz here.
  • Petsch M.
    Petsch MoserAugust 6
    "Some Like It Hot," a comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis was filmed at the Hotel del Coronado in 1958.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BlanchardMay 25, 2014
    Go to the Del Beach cabanas while they set up! You can lay in a cabana for free until they boot you out. Great way to spend 90 minutes with morning coffee, snuggled, watching the ocean. #winning
  • Darren F.
    Darren FarrisFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I wrote TOH here. Take time to learn the hotels history so you can appreciate the decor. You never pass anyone without a huge smile- enjoying life. Enjoy some So Cal inspired classic rock on the deck.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BorchersNovember 18, 2013
    I've been coming here since I was a kid. It's probably my favorite hotel on earth. Even if you don't stay, the beach is worth a trip over from San Diego.
  • Retro Campaigns
    Retro CampaignsMarch 3, 2013
    When President Franklin Roosevelt (pictured in the back seat at left) stayed here on October 1, 1935, he flew the presidential flag, making the hotel his official temporary residence.
  • Lorenz L.
    Lorenz LammensJuly 24, 2015
    Some Like It Hot (starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis) was filmed here. Watch this hilarious movie while you're near.
  • Josh P.
    Josh ParolinApril 20, 2013
    Wireless Internet on the sun deck. Bring your computer and work remotely with a beach view (and an expensive Budweiser). #thegoodlife
  • Michele R.
    Michele RichardsJanuary 2, 2011
    Beautiful hotel. Amazing beach. Sat outside in late December, enjoyed the warm sun, and ordered cocktails and chips w salsa and guacamole. Their salsa is delicious! Guacamole is very fresh.
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Beautiful hotel, opened in 1888. Nice place to visit and have a rich, delicious Sunday brunch!
  • PacificSD M.
    PacificSD MagazineNovember 15, 2011
    The 1500 Ocean offers a prix-fixe menu served from 4pm to 9pm. The price is $68-$82 plus tax and gratuity for adults, and $34 plus tax and gratuity for children.
  • David B.
    David BernalJanuary 28, 2015
    Splendid hotel with tons of charm and beautiful decorations. A pice of the San Diego history that it worths to see once in a lifetime.
  • James
    JamesOctober 23
    Absolutely stunning resort and historical building. Be sure to visit the beach. Parking is 5$ for 3hrs if you spend 50$+ on the hotel; 30$ otherwise
  • Minifer S.
    Minifer SupertrampSeptember 1, 2015
    Amazing wooden construction, beautiful hotel 👌🏼 it's worth the visit even if you're not staying there.
  • Barry F.
    The holiday light were awesome, the bar on the beachfront is a must! Bring friends, the sunset is amazing from the patio.
  • Jen A.
    Jen AJune 23, 2011
    Drinks are costly but so good! Stayed in the CA Cabanas overlooking the pool, great spot (4331 and 4329). Park once and walk everywhere you need to go!
  • Michael J.
    Michael JonesJuly 14, 2015
    Grab a beer on their awesome deck and enjoy the great views and sunsets. Also awesome ice cream place just inside
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherNovember 25, 2015
    Beautiful historic hotel. Unique architecture, stunning views & good service.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroJuly 9, 2013
    The perfect weekend getaway, and San Diego is absolutely beautiful year round. Driving over the Coronado bridge to get there is always fun.
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GuzmanJanuary 18
    It has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities through the years. Including president Barack Obama. Check out December nights when they have the ice skating rink on the beach front.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 8, 2012
    From late May through September, kids ages 8 to 16 can catch righteous waves under the tutelage of the resort’s acclaimed Summer Surf Camp led on-site by resident guru “Gnarly Neal.” Read more
  • Mitch D.
    Mitch DevineOctober 7, 2013
    It costs $20 to park at the hotel for 2 hours. Plus $10 for every extra hour. Or, for 25¢ (or was it two quarters?) you can park for 2 hours using the parking meters across the street. (Bring change.)
  • Limelight (eclectic shopping with a twist) M.
    Dine outdoors to breathe in the ocean views - spellbinding. Food was fresh & delicious - service was flawless. Highly recommend.
  • Julie W.
    Julie WagnerAugust 18, 2014
    Eat on the sun deck patio and enjoy the beauty of the hotel's architecture and a great view of the beach.
  • Christopher P.
    An icon in Coronado. Stop by for a cocktail and enjoy a good view of the beach.
  • Colleen A.
    Colleen AlexanderNovember 2, 2014
    Beautiful spot to just walk around. Marilyn Monroe shot a movie here! My boyfriends parents got married here in the '80s.
  • Abbie W.
    Abbie WMarch 16, 2013
    Refinery 29: 125-year-old iconic landmark's restaurants, shops, and ultra-wide beach. Did we mention that it's played host to Marilyn Monroe, Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth, and eleven U.S. presidents?
  • Laura T.
    Laura TalarowskiMay 3, 2014
    Beautiful & historic attraction. Grab a drink on the water if you're not staying at the hotel itself.
  • Sandra S.
    Sandra SnowJanuary 3
    There are lots of things to do here, in the winter you can ice skate as well in the outdoor skating rink.
  • Maina K.
    Maina KhojaJuly 8, 2015
    They have a small bakery with Starbucks coffee and nice selections of pastries ❤that stays open around the clock
  • Renee W.
    Renee Wilkins-VirellaMarch 18, 2013
    This hotel charges like it's a 5 star hotel, but it CLEARLY isn't. Valet is $41 a night. very kid friendly with the exception of the restaurants. Sheerwater restaurant and smores impossible to find
  • Jorg G.
    The largest wooden base hotel in the US? Very nice but quite crowded
  • Maina K.
    Maina KhojaJuly 8, 2015
    Apiece of history and luxury by the beach. Room service is a bit slow
  • Suzette V.
    Suzette ValleJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Windsor Cottage belonged to Wallace Smith! She lived in Coronado and later married the future king of England who had to abdicate because she was, well, not a suitable Queen (among other things).
  • emma b.
    emma bMarch 1, 2014
    Nice hotel if you are not staying. Internet is bad and signal drops out, staff cant answer simple questions or requests. Tourists overrun the hotel so you battle through the crowds. Visit dont stay
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJanuary 26
    If you can afford to stay a night here, you won't be disappointed. It's extremely expensive but worth it!
  • Noel A.
    Noel AdamsJuly 10, 2011
    There's a plaque on the door by the bar that says there are chemicals in the building that cause cancer and birth defects and state officials know of it
  • Jeanie
    JeanieApril 4, 2013
    Being at the Del just makes me happy. It's like stepping back in time and relaxing at a gracious, beach hotel, complete with all amenities.
  • Eric L.
    Eric Lindheim-MarxDecember 19, 2015
    Historic atmosphere and great views especially of the beach. Also good architecture
    Upvoted 1 week ago
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