Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- Six restaurants and bars mean there’s a venue for every taste
- Sublime setting on 28 beachfront acres across the bay from downtown San Diego
- Hotel fits the bill for both family vacations as well as romantic getaways
- Striking 1880s architecture
What To Know
- Reservations are required for the spa
- Both self-parking and valet parking are available for a fee
- Most pets are allowed – indeed encouraged — with a host of furry friend amenities; charges start from $100
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A magnificent example of ornate Victorian architecture, this 150-year-old Coronado Island beauty was constructed of Douglas Fir and Californian Redwood and set among lush tropical gardens. Guest rooms today eschew the nostalgic vibe of the public spaces, instead offering breezy, light-filled white-on-white settings accented with pops of tropical color. A glamorous pool lined with swaying palm trees is the main hub of the property, featuring cabanas and views of comely Coronado Beach, considered one of California’s best. The Spa at the Del offers a range of treatments both pampering and results-focused, from Vitamin C-infused facials to Thai massage.
In the Area
While the legendary Hotel Del itself is one of Coronado Island’s main attractions, other reasons to explore do exist, namely the community’s sublime parks and beaches. Hop on a bike and traverse the 15 miles worth of paths spanning the town, stopping by Spreckles Park to check out the Art in the Park twice-monthly open-air exhibition, showcasing San Diego artists. Then catch a flick at the cool Village Theater, an Art Deco gem that was restored and reopened in 2011 and now screens of-the-moment movies.
How to Get There
Just had the best waiter experience ever at the Hotel Del Coronado Babcock Bar. Pepe is the best - caring, friendly, professional, anticipated our needs....would hire him in a minute if I was in the customer service industry...would have him teach others how to work with customers. Lucky Del Coronado....you hire a great one!,
The lobby is dimly lit with a charming character. However, the Victorian section has meandering halls and rooms tucked into all recesses and depths. My room was tucked way back and though very spacious overlooked a rooftop air conditioning unit. (3206)
The beach is gorgeous and clean. The restaurant on site was good though the host gave us some attitude about not having a reservation despite it being nearly empty.
Overall, an experience worth having but the price for a room with no view was a bit steep.
My husband and I stayed here in June. It is a wonderful hotel with so much history. We had a beach view room, Just opened the door and walked right to the pacific. It is expensive but so worth it!! Great food within walking distance, don't miss this gem!!
The Del has great views and shopping. The historic section is great with the elevator. I am disappointed that Hilton covered up the old mail boxes in the check-in area.
The rooms are updated with Hilton items - bedding, soaps, etc. the on-site restaurants were not as expansive on their menu items but the food was good.
We stopped at the concierge desk the first night for dinner recommendations and the gentleman was very put off by us asking and hurriedly gave his response. Everyone else we spoke to was friendly and helpful.
So there was a heavy rain and the ground floor flooded but this place is tired and really overpriced. Parking at $50 night, $15 G&T, $20 coffee and a muffin on top of a really pricey room (with a view of the seagulls infested trash area). Sorry the Victorian charm and outdoor skating rink (additional charge) couldn’t overcome the shortcoming.