Editor's Pick ★★★★★
Luxury Hotel • Spa
Hotel del Coronado
Minutes from the international hub of downtown San Diego, Coronado Island captures the relaxed beauty and seaside charms of the quintessential Southern California coastal lifestyle. The legendary Hotel del Coronado was built in 1888 and is designated a National Historic Landmark. A living legend for 128 years, The Del celebrates its rich history as the proud host to celebrities, royalty and beach-loving families through timeless experiences that resonate with modern-day guests.
Rated one of the top 10 hotels in the world by USA Today, The Del offers a contemporary beachfront experience, ocean view dining, an award-winning spa, upscale shopping, and a variety of recreational activities.
Today, guests can select accommodations in the historic Victorian Building, in the contemporary Ocean Towers and California Cabanas, or in the exclusive oceanfront cottages and villas at Beach Village. Combined there are 757 guest rooms, 28 suites, 70 junior suites and 78 Beach Village units.
Named the "best family beach destination in the U.S." by The Travel Channel, The Del's seaside playground offers the perfect experience for every traveler. From surfing lessons and private beach bonfires with s'mores to painting by the sea and beachfront yoga, our resort offers countless InDELible experiences for every guest.
The Del offers seven unique dining experiences, each served with a generous serving of beachside ambiance and ocean views. From upscale bistros overlooking the Pacific to alfresco fire pits with front-row views of our dazzling sunsets, drinks and dining at The Del offer a culinary experience that will captivate your soul.
Recapturing its inDELible spirit as a premier health destination, Spa at The Del taps into the healing power of the sea within a rare beachfront setting on the edge of the Pacific. Finding your inner zen if effortless when the ocean is your inspiration.
First Tip: If you reserve a room with a *direct* view of the ocean (as I did), when you check in to ensure the room faces directly west. The room we got faced north. It was spectacular, and half its view was the ocean. I accepted it because moving would have been more inconvenient. I should have guided the person assigning the room when I checked in.
Second Tip: If money is no object, the restaurants on site are great. Otherwise, talk to the concierge and get reservations at local places. Even in the offseason, restaurants on a Friday and Saturday nights are packed.
Third Tip: The walk to the ferry on the other side of Coronado is pleasant. There's no need to rent a car.