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January 8, 2011
From journal A Week in Paradise
March 30, 2005
From journal Coronado Beach Resort
by Laura Z
Somewhere in NJ
February 8, 2004
Coronado:There are many places where you can eat al fresco and walk around shopping. It is a nice neighborhood.
The beach is gorgeous. It is wide and clean. The Navy SEALS train, running along the shoreline each day. Military aircraft fly overhead so close it is surreal.
Driving over the bridge gets you to the heart of San Diego with much to do. I loved the convenience of being so close to so much to see while having a beautiful beach within walking distance.
Resort:he resort is centrally located to all of the shops and restaurants in Coronado. Walking to lunch or dinner was easy and fun. The only downside was walking to the beach. You have to schlep your stuff through the Hotel Del Coronado parking lot (abut one block walk). I hated that after a long day on the beach. Another negative was the lack of a pool on the premises. However, you can use the facilities at the Loews, a short drive away. The resort provides all the beach gear you could want for free each day: chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, kids’ toys, towels, etc. Parking is convenient through a locked gate and free. The staff was professional and friendly, always greeting us each night as we came home. Be aware that late checkouts are charged $100 per hour! Sunday is the only departure/arrival day. Times are enforced.
We drove to the Loews pool one day and really enjoyed it. They have three pools, one exclusively for adults and another for families with a little sand area nearby. They handed out towels and float toys. We also enjoyed the 30% discount on food and drinks offered to CBR guests. There were lovely yachts nearby.
One disappointment for us was the room. DO NOT get a room with the curtain separating the bedroom. That indicates that the bedroom doesn't have a window -- very dark and cramped. Rooms with a door to the bedroom have a little balcony and window in both the bedroom and living room. Room 303, a two-bedroom across the way, had a nice big patio. The rooms were clean with two towel exchanges and mid-week cleaning. The kitchen is just adequate, but the refrigerator is large. There’s no oven. There is a grill and nice tables on the roof deck for guest use.
My favorites were the Kaiserhof in San Diego, the Fish Market by Seaport Village (good shrimp, chowder, atmosphere, ON the water), Joe's Crab Shack in San Diego (family fun), Miguels and Costa Azure both in Coronado (authentic Mexican) and McP's Irish Pub in Coronado (try the steak kabob appetizer). I wouldn't recommend Brigantine by the resort (overpriced, lousy food, long wait).
We enjoyed the San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, the SEAL Tour (amphibious vehicle) and Viejas Outlet Center. Skip Imperial Beach, the Ferry Marketplace (loads of shops with overpriced things you don’t want and tourist-trap restaurants), and Mission Beach (seedy).
From journal Coronado -- Fun for Families
San Diego, California
January 9, 2004
The hotel is older but well maintained. The location is as good as it gets. The accommodations were not huge, but were very well appointed. There was no view from the room we had (one bedroom). But it had an electric fireplace and was cute and cozy. The only drawback was no maid service and once-a-week towels - and they mean once a week. It seemed like a petty policy and was annoying.
From journal Americas Finest City
June 30, 2003
There are several great restaurants and bars nearby.Best Things About the Resort:The resort is well-located, right on Orange Ave., directly across from famous Hotel del Coronado. There are all types of beach equipment available for day use, including bicycles, which we took advantage of to do a self-guided tour around Coronado, taking the bikes on the ferry across to Seaport Village. The free underground parking is a definite plus. Resort Experience:The Coronado Beach Resort is a nicely appointed timeshare/resort property, great for a weekend getaway, or a weeklong vacation with the family. We loved its central location.
Our one-bedroom suite was nice, although the 'bedroom' was a sleeping area separated only by a curtain. I don't know if all suites are the same. I think some may have an actual separate bed "room".
There is a nice rooftop terrace which has places to sit and enjoy the sunset, a jacuzzi, and BBQ grills.
The staff was courteous and attentive to requests.
Although we stayed for just a couple nights this time using some bonus points, we'd definitely return for week at some point.
From journal Weekend on Coronado "Island"
The resort provides several different items of beach equipment, along with bicycles to tour the 'island' yourself.
The staff was helpful, and there is complimentary underground parking (a definite PLUS in California!). There is also a rooftop terrace with BBQ grills, patio sets, and a jacuzzi! A great place for a weekend getaway, or a weeklong vacation.
April 10, 2003
The one-bedroom condo was a good size for two people. It was in excellent shape and well-equiped. The first floor balconies are the largest with lots of room. The second floor balconies are big enough for a table and two chairs. The third floor balconies are only about 3-feet wide. Only Orange Ave. condos have balconies.
From journal San Diego / Coronado
london, United Kingdom
October 26, 2002
From journal North Thailand-another 40 days! (part 2) Mae Sot
September 29, 2002
From journal California Dreaming
San clemente, California
November 15, 2000
From journal Days and Knights of Malta