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Beautiful old Spanish property. Loved the one bedroom suite with a little kitchenette. Very comfortable and spacious room. The hotel will make you feel like you are in a different era and part of Coronado’s past. I’ve stayed at many hotels in Coronado but El Cordova is very special.

Very friendly staff, cozy property

This is a wonderful property, ideally located in the heart of Coronado. That said, its location is both its greatest asset and its biggest liability. It's on a busy street corner, above a popular (read: busy and loud) restaurant. If you are a light sleeper, the hotel might prove difficult to find the quiet you need to get a full night's sleep. The restaurant is open for dinner (and active until 11:00) and is open for breakfast (they begin working before 5:00).

Spacious room, clean, great amenities kiddos loved the space

I loved the tile work and old world charm of design and layout.

Very close to shops and restaurants. Staff was nice. Bathrooms are very small hard to move around

The room was really small. We had to have them change the outer covers. They had drops of blood on them. The pool was ok. The staff was great. The restaurant is really good.

Across the street from hotel Del Coronado which is a must see while there. Lots of history. Lots of places to walk to for food and shopping. The hotel staff is amazing!. Upon checking in, Benny asked us the reason for our visit and when he heard it was my birthday he Immediately upgraded the room which was very Generous of him. Room was great, ate dinner at Miguel’s which is located on the bottom floor and all the rooms on the 2ed. Convenient and we were able to browse the stores while waiting for a table. Entire grounds have a Spanish feeling comple with porch lights that flicker. (Reminded me of pirates of the Caribbean) didn’t get a chance to use the pool but it was clean and well maintained. This hotel will not disappoint!!

Great Hotel! and right smack where you want to be on Coronado

Very nice Hotel! Staff were very kind and attentive. Room was great, with beautiful Spanish tile décor in both bath and kitchen with new appliances. The suite was very clean and well kept. Pool was very nice and heated. Close to shops, restaurants and beach, all within walking distance. We really enjoyed staying there and will love to go back.

Great place for a great vacation! Would most definitely come back.

We stay here every year! The location is perfect, it’s walking distance to everything! The beach, restaurants, the grocery store, Starbucks, shopping! It’s right downtown. The pros: location! The 1 & 2 bedroom suites are large and have (almost) full kitchens with plates/pans etc included. The staff is amazingly nice and helpful. And the hotel is beautiful!! The pool is not heated, but is perfect in the spring/summer and the jacuzzi is nice and hot! And they clean the pool daily! While sitting out there on multiple occasions they brought us cold green tea towels for our faces and cold water bottles!!! It was perfect!! Amazing customer service! Oh! And they helped us overpackers carry our luggage Up the stairs! So nice! The cons: $20/day off site parking. It’s a bummer. BUT! You can park directly behind the hotel in the neighborhood for free, which is what we do. Ask for a room away from the restaurant!!! We always stay in the rooms closest to the pool (most recently room 41), and have no issue with noise, but the rooms near the restaurant tend to get a little more noise.

We have been coming to Coronado Island for years and typically stay at a much more expensive property close by. We discovered this little gem on our first trip to the island and have talked many times about staying there and we are very happy we did. It is a very charming alternative and one that we will be happy to stay at again.

Great spot that is close to shops and restaurants in Coronado. Only downfall is there is a bit too much noise coming from the restaurant. But, that restaurant can be a benefit too as it is on the property and has a great outdoor patio.

The staff went above and beyond to make all their guests happy. They let us into the pool area even after we'd checked out to spend the afternoon. They made sure our parking pass would reflect the duration of our stay, not just when we were checked into the hotel.

Great !!!!comfoetable easy access to shops and beach

Unbelievably noisy, should have been a disclaimer about this. Located above a restaurant where noise only ends late at night and starts up early in the morning (cleaning, etc.). Walls must be paper thin, can hear every word in adjacent rooms. No free parking on site.

Orange Ave Coronado CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Coronado Beach
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Coronado Beach is within a 5-minute walk of El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island while other popular sites like Naval Base Coronado are within a mile (2 km). This 43-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Miguels Cocina, which specializes in Mexican cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island's 43 rooms provide MP3 docks, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Ceiling fans, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for USD 30 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 8

Standard Suite

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island

Everyone (17) Couples (23) Business (6) Family (14) Other (3) Friends (3)
5
Partner Couples

Beautiful old Spanish property. Loved the one bedroom suite with a little kitchenette. Very comfortable and spacious room. The hotel will make you feel like you are in a different era and part of Coronado’s past. I’ve stayed at many hotels in Coronado but El Cordova is very special.

By on Jun 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2021

Hi Anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. We strive to provide a superior guest experience and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Any suggestions you may have regarding our property and services within the hotel would help us tremendously in making your next stay with us more enjoyable. On behalf of the entire El Cordova team, we look forward to having you back as our guest.

5
Everyone

Very friendly staff, cozy property

By on Jun 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2021

Hi Anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. We strive to provide a superior guest experience and we are so delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. On behalf of the entire El Cordova team, we look forward to having you back as our guest.

4
Friends Business Business

This is a wonderful property, ideally located in the heart of Coronado. That said, its location is both its greatest asset and its biggest liability. It's on a busy street corner, above a popular (read: busy and loud) restaurant. If you are a light sleeper, the hotel might prove difficult to find the quiet you need to get a full night's sleep. The restaurant is open for dinner (and active until 11:00) and is open for breakfast (they begin working before 5:00).

By on Apr 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2021

Hello Anonymous. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. Depending on the room type a guest books, we do have rooms in which we have never received a noise complaint. While we never deliberately place a guest in a room that may experience excessive noise, we do assign our rooms based on our current availability. Please be sure to request a room away from the restaurant the next time you stay with us and we will be more than happy to accommodate your request. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back as our guest.

5
Family

Spacious room, clean, great amenities kiddos loved the space

By on Nov 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so delighted that the kids enjoyed the space as well. We know how difficult it can be to entertain children on vacation, so we are happy to accommodate their little needs as well.

5
Partner Couples Business Business

I loved the tile work and old world charm of design and layout.

By on Nov 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 17, 2019

When we did our renovations in June of 2018, we made it a specific point to keep the unique charm of the rooms that our guests have come to expect. We really appreciate that you took notice of our efforts. Thank you for your review and we look forward to having you back as our guest.

2
Everyone

By on Jun 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, but it seems as though we fell short of this goal during your stay with us. For this I deeply apologize. We hope you will give us an opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Your feedback is our greatest asset.

3
Partner Couples

Very close to shops and restaurants. Staff was nice. Bathrooms are very small hard to move around

By on May 2, 2019

Review comment responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. We strive to provide a superior guest experience, but it seems as though we fell short of this goal during your stay with us. We appreciate your sharing your concerns and hope you will give us an opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Your feedback is our greatest asset.

4
Family Family

The room was really small. We had to have them change the outer covers. They had drops of blood on them. The pool was ok. The staff was great. The restaurant is really good.

By on Apr 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the El Cordova Hotel. I'm so sorry about your bed comforter. Rest assured the appropriate measures are being taken to prevent any future occurrences like this. Was their anything in particular about the pool that was dissatisfying to you? Any other suggestions you may have regarding our property and services within the hotel would help us tremendously in making your next stay with us more enjoyable.

5
Family

Across the street from hotel Del Coronado which is a must see while there. Lots of history. Lots of places to walk to for food and shopping. The hotel staff is amazing!. Upon checking in, Benny asked us the reason for our visit and when he heard it was my birthday he Immediately upgraded the room which was very Generous of him. Room was great, ate dinner at Miguel’s which is located on the bottom floor and all the rooms on the 2ed. Convenient and we were able to browse the stores while waiting for a table. Entire grounds have a Spanish feeling comple with porch lights that flicker. (Reminded me of pirates of the Caribbean) didn’t get a chance to use the pool but it was clean and well maintained. This hotel will not disappoint!!

By on Feb 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 20, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience at our hotel. We love it when we can be a part of a guest's special moments in life. And it's even better when we can do something to make it that much more memorable. We're also so happy that you found our property's atmosphere to be so delightful (it reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean, too). Thank you again for such a great review. We look forward to having you back as our guest.

5
Everyone

By on Dec 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2018

Thank you for leaving such great feedback. We look forward to having you back as our guest.

El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island

1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
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