A charming century-old estate located on an iconic Californian shoreline, this resort is the symbol of Victorian elegance and refined luxury. Established in 1888, San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado is the only true beachfront resort in the region. Sitting on 28 acres of oceanfront property, the 679-room hotel has historically attracted film stars, presidents and sun-seekers looking for a luxury holiday in San Diego. The Victorian estate features red-roof towers, a signature look for the legendary San Diego hotel, containing rooms and suites with sweeping views of the resort or Pacific Ocean. The celebrity-favourite Beach Villas offer a secluded setting with added luxury benefits. Guests staying at one of the Beach Villas can enjoy a private valet entrance, a personal concierge, gated access to the Beach Village grounds with exclusive pools and hot tubs throughout the facilities.
Things to do at Hotel del Coronado
Sitting on a stunning private beach, the San Diego resort offers a plethora of activities for your California holiday. You can choose to lounge on a sunbed and soak up the California sun or engage in a fun activity. Sign up to stand-up paddleboarding or surf lessons with some of California’s top instructors. Wetsuits, boards and other equipment are available to rent exclusively to guests. Keep your active game going with complimentary yoga sessions and spin classes on the beach, as well as the hotel’s popular Mermaid Fitness session at the pool (Mermaid tails will be provided by fitness instructors). Little holidaymakers can have their own fun at the DelVenture activity centre equipped with Slime Labs, and Mermaids & Pirates camps. During the day, you can also treat yourself to a shopping trip to the 17 on-site boutiques and stores. When the sun goes down, huddle up around the bonfire for a Movie Night on the beach.
Famous Guests at Hotel del Coronado
The historic hotel has been a favourite among politicians and celebrities since the time of its opening. Classic films such as Marilyn Monroe’s Some Like Hot have used the San Diego resort as a backdrop. Anybody who’s anybody has checked into the illustrious hotel. 11 US presidents, including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt have holidayed at the San Diego hotel. Hollywood stars such as Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Walt Disney, Goldie Hawn, Sylvester Stallone and others were also frequent visitors. Find out who else stayed at the Hotel del Coronado by taking part in the Del’s Legendary Tour when you visit the resort.