del Coronado | San Diego beach resort

Hotel del Coronado (known in San Diego simply as The Del) is an historic hotel just minutes south of downtown San Diego and over the causeway on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and now a National Historic Landmark, Hotel del Coronado provides the ideal setting for a beach vacation in sunny Southern California. Coronado Beach is quite simply one of the best beaches in the world.

Its unique Victorian architecture reminds visitors of the casual elegance of an earlier era. The Del has hosted eleven U.S. Presidents, and its spiraling turrets were the inspiration for the Emerald City in Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz. The Del also provided the setting for Some Like it Hot, starring Mariyn Monroe, filmed on the property in 1958.

I saw a variety of room types during my site inspection. If you want to stay in the Main Resort, I highly recommend a Deluxe Junior Suite — a large suite with a stunning view of the beach and the blue Pacific Ocean beyond. But for the ultimate in a family beach vacation, book connecting suites at the Beach Village to form up to a three bedroom apartment with a full gourmet kitchen. These stunning rooms are available with full views of the beach and ocean.

For the very best luxury value, book through a Virtuoso luxury travel consultant (click here to book). Virtuoso guests pay the Best Available Rate and receive exclusive additional amenities including daily buffet breakfasts for two and room upgrades if available upon check-in. Additionally, Beach Village guests receive a daily $100 spa credit.

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