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
While the hotel del is a must do thing while in san diego it is pricey and crowded with tourists during the day. The shops inside are all expensive. Good food and drink at the restaurant. Love the beach. Love it at Christmas time.
Went on an Allstate sponsored event and staff always treated my wife and me as individuals. Very professional, very friendly hotel. Casual luxury, nothing pretentious. Excellent food at all the hotel restaurants. Want to visit again.
We had 4 days at this fabulous resort. I can't compare it to any other place. Built in the 1880s it has the charm and architecture of its time and the stories of all who have stayed there from Hollywood stars to presidents. The service was outstanding. The food was superb but the beach, the hotel, and the ambience puts it above 5 stars. If you haven't been it is a must
Hotel Del Coronado was a dream that I carried from when I saw pictures of the structure as a child. Now as a full blown Senior, I got to live the Dream. What a disappointment.
Hilton Curio, you got your work cut out! It was a celebration of my birthday with another couple and our meal at 1500 Ocean was a disaster. The service was deplorable and our server never heard a word we said. We had 1 gluten free diner and obviously our server got gluten free mixed up with lactose intolerant. The gluten free diner asked about the ice cream for desert and the server insisted he had to have sherbet.
Our room had a lovely view and we could accept we were in an old wooden hotel. What did not work was the stale urine smell in the hallway in out room. Nothing was done about it. Thank goodness for a Hilton mattress.
Someone sent me birthday flowers; what a treat and a surprise. But, there was no card and no one to thank. When we checked, we had a text that they were sent from our friends. We thanked them at dinner but unfortunately they were not the senders. We never did find out where such beautiful came from.
The building, ah the building. We know it is historic and that is part of what could be it’s charm. There were many areas in need of repair and a good paint job.
Breakfast each morning was another issue. As Hilton Diamond members we were give vouchers so my husband and I could eat Continental Breakfast. It worked the first morning. The second morning we were told by the server that we had to have a voucher for each of us. Again, another scene.
Seems the hotel has some long time older employees and they are going to run the place the way they always have. Their idea of service and Help is not what we are used to from Hilton properties.
This was a horrible stay and we are very disappointed.
Staff is not friendly. They look tired and never really smile. Room is not clean and really outdated. The beach is nice. But there are other places that have nice beach and friendly staff. We will not go back.