Hotel del Coronado, San Diego

Poised oceanfront on one of America’s best beaches, the iconic Hotel del Coronado has welcomed discerning travelers for more than 130 years. Here, the magic and nostalgia of the beach resort’s storied past blend seamlessly with freshly designed interiors and contemporary amenities – from endless recreational activities and holistic spa experiences to private chefs and exquisite oceanfront dining. 

Hotel del Coronado, Image Courtesy of Virtuoso

Perhaps you’d prefer the historic charm of The Victorian, the modern vibe of The Cabanas, or the adventurous spirit of The Views, the sprawling 28-acre beach resort has rooms and suites for every traveler. 

For guests seeking a more exclusive experience, Beach Village at The Del offers the ultimate in seaside charm and elevated service. A private oceanfront enclave of residential-style cottages and villas, Beach Village offers sophisticated amenities and personal concierge service. Lounge around our secluded pools and hot tubs, surf an early morning wave, enjoy sunset cocktails at the exclusive Windsor Cottage or savor a private dinner prepared by one of our master chefs in the comfort of your suite. 

Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (room upgrades are not possible in Beach Village)
  • Daily full breakfast per person for two guests per bedroom
  • $100USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Get Out and Play:
If it’s low tide, tide pools reveal themselves in front of the Hotel del Coronado. Here, you’ll usually spy sea anemones, hermit crabs, small fish, and more in addition to lots of sand dollars tucked into the sand along the shoreline.

Get Out and Move:
Try one of these family-friendly hikes at Torrey Pines Natural Reserve for dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean. The Torrey Pines hiking trails are not stroller-friendly, so you’ll need to bring a carrier if hiking with babies or tired easily toddlers.

The Razor Point trail (1.3 miles) or Guy Fleming Trail (0.7 miles) both offer easy trails accessible to almost anyone. Razor Point is not overly steep, but you may have to tote a toddler on the way back up. Guy Flemming is a loop with two scenic lookouts. There’s also a Beach Trail (1.7 miles), which is a bit steeper and allows access to the beach.

Mr. Salt and Sky (my husband), a former resident of San Diego, recommend a hike up to Mount Soledad for unique 360-views of San Diego. This hike is not family-friendly (maybe much older children) but you can always take a drive up to the summit. Mount Soledad is a veterans memorial so please remember to be respectful. 

Image Courtesy Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Hotel Del has taken great efforts to make its property sustainable. It is the first historic hotel to achieve a Silver Green Seal certification for making significant progress against climate change.

Some highlights of their efforts:

  • Uses a falconry program to naturally discourage pests
  • Works with local sustainable farms, ranches, and fishermen whenever possible
  • Serea’s Chef JoJo Ruiz was named a James Beard Certified Smart Catch Leader in 2019 and 2020
  • Serea is Certified Ocean Friendly by the Surfrider Foundation
  • Uses Green Seal Certified cleaning products
  • The irrigation system has state-of-the-art programmers and sprinklers with low-flow, high-efficiency heads

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