Hotel del Coronado

1500 Orange Avenue | Coronado, CA 92118 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Exceptional


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How it Ranks: Hotel del Coronado ranks #14 out of 664 San Diego Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews.

Our Take: The Grande Dame of Coronado, this red-roofed hotel has overlooked the Pacific from its beachfront locale since 1888. Throughout its history, the storied Hotel del Coronado has been a favorite among traveling presidents, with former presidents Benjamin Harrison, William Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford all passing through. Movie stars Charlie Chaplin and Kirk Douglas also paid visits, and the Hotel del Coronado played the backdrop to the feature film, "Some Like It Hot," in 1958. More recent guests say that the property's past adds an air of romance to a stay here (though some feel that the high room rates are the result of reputation rather than experience). Accommodations have been upgraded to include modern amenities like high-speed Internet and Nintendo Game Cubes, while the property offers visitors access to the on-site spa, two pools and five in-house eateries. 

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 664 hotels in San Diego, 36 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in San Diego. The 10 closest to Hotel del Coronado are shown on the map below. These include Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa (1.2 miles) and Hilton San Diego Bayfront (1.9 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

Hotel del Coronado is 3.7 miles from the #1 ranked San Diego attraction, Balboa Park. Of the 11 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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