Hotel Del Coronado

Family-friendly, historic, beachfront

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado 92118-2918


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At a Glance

Dating back 125 years, this iconic Victorian-style seaside resort, known as “the Del,” is still a beloved favorite.

Indagare Loves

  • Some family suites feature bunk beds and chests filled with toys
  • The alfresco pizza oven at the Eno Pizzeria & Wine Bar
  • The “Classic Roast,” a private beach bonfire—with S’mores—that guests can arrange for small or large groups


Having welcomed presidents and such iconic celebrities as Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin during its heyday, the 757-room Hotel del Coronado, which sits on 28 acres, is a legend in its own right. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the Del, with its relaxed vibe and direct beach access, is a classic and popular option. Guests looking for a taste of its authentic charm can book a room in the original Victorian building; accommodations are also available in the newer Beach Village, which offers villa-style configurations complete with separate kitchens.

From cruising around the island on bikes to paddleboarding lessons, activities abound. Children from ages four and up to teens will stay busy with anything from cooking classes and scavenger hunts to beach Olympics and movie nights. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy the spa and treatments such as an oxygen facial or full body massage incorporating heated and chilled shells to relax muscles and increase blood flow. The property boasts several dining options including the dinner-only 1500 Ocean restaurant, the Crown Room with an extravagant Sunday brunch spread and an old-school ice cream parlor.

Who Should Stay

Anyone from honeymooning couples to families or friends will enjoy the Del’s wonderful service and prime beach location.

Written by Tanvi Chheda

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