The hotel is very well kept and an awesome historical property. There are many restaurants and shopping within walking distance. The room was clean and comfortable. A $25 fee for using the internet, fitness center, and in room coffee pot is
automatically added to the bill at check in. I did not agree with this, as it should only be added if you plan on using these facilities. The hotel staff later removed the fee at my request. We did not eat at the hotel as the food and beverages are very pricey. $7 for a glass of beer! We were also disappointed to find the jacuzzi was out of service.
The hotel is very nice, but parts do look old. I realize thats the charm of this hotel, the rooms could be updated? We stayed in a queen victorian room. We didn't get to take advantage of the beach or pool or hot tub as it rained pretty much
the whole time we stayed at the hotel. This hotel would be wonderful if you're looking for an island resort type place and intend on taking advantage of the beach and all the hotel has to offer, however if you're planning on spending a lot of time in downtown San Diego, realize that the Hotel Del is in Coronado and you'll be driving back and forth across the bridge a lot! This hotel is a beautiful and has a lot of history, but with that said, i don't know if it is exactly worth the price. Plus you have to pay for parking.
Graceful and gracious, the Del kept us entertained and enfolded in old-style beauty and luxury. Linens were soft; everything was clean. The staff was adequate, although none went out his/her way. Enjoyed [...], the elevator driver. Food was
excellent, although pricey. Not many extras for family time ... we missed the s'mores. :( We would love to return some day.
Birthday suprises, ie flowers, wine, chocolatle dipped strawberrys were there on arrival....( though the wine was not what i had ordered). First night was great till 5:30 am.... Window shutters were inadequate to block the light and the whole room
was illuminated.......not good on 'birthday morning'. Also room was next to a loading dock which woke us up at 6 am.....leading to a room change. Staff is ultraaccomidating but wait times for car valet and the breakfast buffet were unusually long.
Although this is a 4 star hotel, you must arrive with the appropriate expectations. if you are impressed with California history, architecture and authenticity - then this hotel is a good choice for you!
I loved the beautiful rose wood, along
with a Full Brass (open mesh) elevator. It was so beautiful and tempting, that I used it more than the stairs.
The room was extremely comfortable, plenty of room - (walk in closet), solid wood plantation shutters, balcony, ceiling fan and 40" flat screen TV.
When you step outside the front entrance, you could be shopping in a specialty store, picking up some sunscreen from a drug store, or dining in a fine seafood restaurant in minutes!! Literally minutes to everything you could want.
When you step out the back entrance, it opens up a world of hotel shops, patio dining, pizza and wine bar and all with the beach for a backdrop.
Guess I could go on and on, but I believe the point is made. We didn't try the hotel restaurants due to the wait and crowds. For our convenience, the room service was good and efficient.
Remember when you are at the Del Coronado Hotel, where the WALLS AND CEILING are still made of wood, there must be precautions like fire alarms and sprinklers. We had a few times when the alarms sounded during the night, and when you wake up in a room/building made of wood, you take notice. We were promptly notified by the security team over the intercom and assured the issue was addressed. The customer service at check out was impressive. We inquired about the alarms and he explained in detail about each incident. They offered to reduce our bill without us asking. Truly a superb experience at "The Del" !!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
lots of locals places to eat as well as fine dining and everything in between.
The hotel is in excellent location right on the beach. The grounds are beautiful. The room was cozy and clean. Hotel does not get any better in terms of history and comfort. We only had an issue with the noise. Because it is older/wood-based
building we could hear guests upstairs and going up and down the stairs.
Beautiful location on Coronado island. The staff were attentive, friendly and helpful.
The hotel itself has a lovely, quirky design although I wasn't very keen on getting into the old caged lift.
The room was clean and comfortable, although a
We'd stay here again for the location and the nearby amenities.