Where To Stay In Coronado

Traveling to San Diego? Be sure to spend some time across the bay on Coronado Island.

Here are some ideas for where to stay in Coronado:


La Avenida Inn

La Avenida Inn in Coronoado
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While most accommodation options in Coronado tend to be pricey resorts, La Avenida Inn is a great value hotel option. For around $200/night, you can score a room with all the usual amenities, plus complimentary Wi-Fi and a daily continental breakfast. By day, you can claim a lounge chair and relax by the outdoor pool. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the hotel’s convenient location and hit Coronado Beach or the Coronado Museum of History & Art, or check out the nearby shops and restaurants within walking distance.


Hotel del Coronado

Hotel del Coronado
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The Hotel del Coronado is a historic luxury hotel with 28 acres of beachfront property. There are a wide array of rooms on offer, from standard rooms in the Ocean Towers, to suites in the Victorian Building with an ocean view, to cottages and villas at the Beach Village. Accommodation options fall in the $300-700/night range. The higher price point will give you added perks like an in-room Keurig coffee machine, access to an on-site salon and spa, water sport rentals, and a complimentary shuttle during summer months. And if that’s not enough, this hotel is steeped in history, being one of the few remaining 19th century American resorts and having hosted legends like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra.


Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
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The Loews Coronado Bay Resort is situated on a private peninsula with fetching views of the San Diego skyline from across the bay. Room rates start at $300/night and include free Wi-Fi, an LED TV, a Keurig coffee machine, and a deep soaking tub. Onsite, guests can relax in poolside cabanas and rent Jet Skis or paddle boards. And as an added bonus: guests are allowed to have up to two dogs stay with them in their room for just $25 extra per day, which includes welcome gifts, optional pet room service, and walking routes.


1906 Lodge Coronado Beach

1906 Lodge Coronado
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The 1906 Lodge is more akin to a Bed & Breakfast than a hotel, with just 17 uniquely-appointed rooms ranging from about $300-500/night. Standard rooms offer a queen bed, while suites on the higher end of the scale may also include a fireplace, patio or balcony, or jet tub. Guests are invited to indulge in a complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon happy hour every day. The 1906 Lodge is also fit for business travelers, equipped with two meeting rooms and a business center.


Coronado Beach Resort

Coronado Beach Resort
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The Coronado Beach Resort is a condominium resort located on Coronado’s main street. Rooms start around $250/night and suites at $400/night; both include a sofa and kitchenette. The resort itself is stacked with amenities, including a rooftop BBQ grill, airport shuttle, billiards table, hot tub, and fitness center. Guests also have access to the recreation facilities at the nearby Loews Coronado Bay Resort, including its tennis and basketball courts.

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