Coronado is a charming resort city just minutes from San Diego. This coastal community offers more than just attractive beaches. It also boasts golf courses, theaters, spas, restaurants, shopping, and a great selection of world-class accommodations. Here are some to inspire a Coronado getaway.
Don’t let its “downtown” location description fool you. Coronado Beach Resort is exactly what its name suggests: a resort by the beach. On top of that, the resort also offers guests all the comforts of home in their spacious one- and two-bedroom suites. In these suites, you’ll find a separate living area, dining room, and a fully stocked kitchenette. It’s close to the beach, and close to some of the area’s best dining and shopping. What more could you ask for?
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Bay Side Resort
This sprawling resort with 439 rooms and 37 suites overlooks the San Diego bay from its very own 15-acre peninsula. Talk about a private oasis. Loews Coronado Bay Resort gives guests exactly that. Three heated pools, an on-site spa, resort marina, and water sport rentals are among the many perks. While you’re here, visit Silver Strand State Beach. It’s only a five-minute walk from the property. Afterwards, watch the sun set behind San Diego from your very own balcony or on one of the resort’s many terraces.
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Coronado is a charming resort city full of coastal culture and a relaxed attitude. La Avenida Inn fits right in. Stay here for a comfortable and low-key experience. All rooms are spacious with a separate living area and work station. Best of all, the hotel is a few blocks away from the beach, and just steps from premier shopping. Dining options are also plentiful. The hotel area offers everything from Mexican to Thai.
Hotel del Coronado, or Hotel Del, is a resort dating back to the late 1800s. Its white and red exterior is a distinct characteristic of the wooden Victorian beach resort. Not much has changed to the outside, but a lot of work has been done to modernize the inside. Light shades of neutral and pops of color complement the contemporary furniture. The resort also boasts a long list of famous guests including Katharine Hepburn, President John F. Kennedy, and Madonna. Needless to say, this luxury resort is a Coronado landmark and one of the last examples of its architectural style.
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This 1906 mansion was a collaboration between architects Will Sterling Hebbard and Irving Gill. Its long history involves several ownership changes and years where it stood as a boarding home. Today, 1906 Lodge stands as a tribute to its rich history. Guests will find the property meticulously restored to its former charm. Guest rooms and living spaces are thoughtfully furnished with time-period appropriate details. But expect more than a stylish stay. Guests will also enjoy complimentary made-to-order breakfasts, afternoon refreshments, and secured underground parking. Heading to the beach? 1906 Lodge can load you up with all the gear you need: bicycles, beach chairs, and towels.
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