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SPONSORED: Situated on 28 acres directly on the beach, the hotel’s grand, Victorian exterior and white, red-roofed structures are hard to miss.
By Elite Traveler | February 21 2020
Since 1888, Hotel del Coronado has attracted the country’s most discerning travelers. Situated on 28 acres directly on the beach, the hotel’s grand, Victorian exterior and white, red-roofed structures are hard to miss. Though the hotel prides itself on constantly updating its amenities for the modern traveler, the hotel recently invested in a complete reimagination of Hotel del Coronado that will be completed by 2021.
But those who love the storied resort don’t have to worry about the historical aspects going away: Part of the multiphase renovation includes a further telling of the story of The Del’s illustrious history and more than 130 years in business. For example, the entry will be enhanced with a Victorian-inspired grand entrance; the redo will preserve the iconic Power Plant, Laundry, Ice House and Oxford Building structures; and it will reconstruct the outdoor venues. Guests will still have beachfront access and the beloved views over the Pacific Ocean.
Size: 398 sq ft
Nightly rate from $579
As part of the hotel’s extensive renovation and expansion, Hotel del Coronado has all-new Cabana Rooms for guests. These beachfront rooms directly face the vast, open beach, and the lower-level ones have chic outdoor patios with a striped cabana, fire pit, daybed and many seating areas for enjoying glittering orange sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The room’s interiors have a neutral color palette with pops of blue and gold that reflect the ocean and the sun. Simple yet stylish, they encourage you to spend plenty of time in your cabana, with a view of the beach via sliding glass doors.
There is something for everyone at Hotel del Coronado’s eight dining and bar venues, and each outpost takes advantage of the hotel’s proximity to the ocean by offering plenty of seafood delights. The latest addition, chef JoJo Ruiz’s restaurant, Serea, is a sea-to-table restaurant featuring the v,ery best seafood that San Diego has to offer. Choose to dine in the airy space or alfresco to experience the liveliness of the beachfront. Don’t forget to check out the other amazing restaurants: Eno Pizza, Sheerwater (with gourmet seafood and meats), Beach & Taco Shack, On the Rocks, Babcock & Story Bar, Sun Deck (opening in Summer 2020) or the legendary Crown Room Brunch.
You’ll never run out of active things to do, whether it’s partaking in beach fitness, mermaid fitness classes (yes, really) or historical tours around the city. The hotel is always hosting exciting programs for families and couples on-property, including thrilling water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding and surfing. Book a private lesson for yourself or the whole family — there’s even a photography package so you can take home pictures of these cherished memories of time spent with your loved ones. Golfers rejoice: The area has more than 80 courses to choose from, including the legendary Torrey Pines course in La Jolla. Once you retreat from an exciting day of activities, the hotel hosts a daily marshmallow roast on the beach.