Our second day in San Diego we hired a personal tour driver and her name was Rachel. One of the first places she took us was to the famous Hotel del Coronado on Coronado Island. The island can be reached by the Coronado bridge that crosses the San Diego Bay. Coronado Island is a gorgeous resort area.
This hotel is rich in history. Built in 1888 and known for being one of the world’s most popular resorts of the rich and famous. It is a National Historic Landmark.
Many Presidents, famous athletes and Hollywood actors and actresses have laid their heads on the Hotel’s pretty pillows.
The Emerald City of Wizard of Oz is rumored to have been inspired by the hotel. And of course like any old and historic Hotel… you know it’s haunted! Room 3327 has a ghost of a woman Kate Morgan. Clicking on the link will provide you with the ghostly information! I do hear it’s hard to reserve this room and depending on the season it starts out at $359 a night.
We walked into the area you see here and it was the bar. A Bud Lite was $9. We opted to wait and have a craft beer in town as San Diego is home to many craft breweries!
Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe was filmed here. Click the link to see the trailer.
The Beach Village Suites opened in 2007. I heard they are quite expensive so I researched. One night in March can start from $1049- $4224. It all depends if you want the pricey Ocean Front with 3 bedrooms or a room with 2 queen beds.
The beach that The Hotel del Coronado and it’s suites looks out onto is Coronado Beach. It has a vast area of white sand.
The beach goes on for miles. On any given day you may see Navy ships and planes as the Navy has Naval Air Station North Island.
The beach is known for The Sandcastle Man. His name is Bill Pavlacka and he builds amazing sandcastles! We were there on Valentine’s Day and were treated to this fabulous creation!
You can see him working on this magnificent castle!
After feeling like royalty for a bit… Rachel our driver decided it was time to go to Balboa Park.
As we headed to the car I saw this beautiful flower. It reminded us of our Fairy Duster here in the desert but these were quite larger and shaped like a Pom Pom. Our fairy duster looks like a small whisk broom that would belong to a fairy.
Pom Pom Flower?
Remember I said we were off to Balboa Park… that’s my next post. Thanks for reading!
All photos were captured on my iPhone 7plus
48 thoughts on “Hotel Del Coronado”
Gorgeous pics! Ah, palm trees, greenery, beaches…all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
I am so glad you are back! It was great to see a post from you again.
Yes… the San Diego area is stunning to say the least. So glad you got to enjoy these photos!
Beautiful photos of this special hotel, Nancy. The beach is so nice. We visited there a few years ago. 🙂
I am so glad you did. It’s a sight to see!
Nancy, you just made me homesick. We raised our family in San Diego…moved over here about 4 years ago….use to go down to the Hotel Del for brunch…love the white sand of Coronado!! We had a good friend get married there…what a spectacular setting!!
How fabulous to have raised your family in San Diego! What a lovely place to have brunch and a wedding! The white sand is fabulous!
sorry…got side tracked…love your pictures…beautiful!!
No problem! You were reminiscing!
Oh this was one of the highlights of my trip to San Diego. I had their seafood chowder at a table looking at the beach and it was amazing!
A memory to cherish forever! We may go back one day and re-live your memory!
I hope you do as it was awesome!
Hotel del Coronado is so photogenic. Love that place! That sand castle is amazing.
It was amazing to watch him build it! So precise!
San Diego is so gorgeous. I love the sandcastle! How cool is that. White sand would be a lovely change from white snow.
I do agree… white sand is a wee bit better then snow.
We lucked out getting to see this beautiful sandcastle!
Thanks for the love!
This is always on our list of places ever visit. The hotel is beautifully decorated at Christmas which is when we are in the area. This year they had an upside down tree. Love checking out the sand sculpture. That Valentine’s Day one is spectacular!
I bet the hotel decorated for Christmas is a sight to see! Are there any pictures on your blog? If so please reply back with link. Thanks for stopping in!
This year we only put on one photo in the blog with the upside down tree.
Here is the post from a few years ago. Of course neither blog has the ice skating rink they set up for the holiday.
Thank You So Much! I am off to check them out!
Oh man! I haven’t been to San Diego and the Hotel Del since the kids were…well kids! I did love that beach though.
Time to get back! The whole place is gorgeous!
Wow that looks amazing!
It really is! Thanks so much for stopping by!
It looks like you had a fantastic time! That hotel is fantastic. I remember snapping pictures of it with a huge 8,5 month pregnant belly in the way. lol. your photos makes my last visit come alive. Thank you!
Glad you got see these photos! Minus the pregnant belly. Ha! Ha!
We really enjoyed our time here.
Thanks for the visit!
Happy you had a good time 🙂 Good times are meant to be shared 🙂
I could not have said it any better! Perfect!
All beautiful shots, but must admit I love sandcastles created by craftsmen like Mr. Pavlacka. I’ve seen more than my share of them but never understand how they do it. Applause to the photographer and to him for his beautiful creation. 🙂
You are just the sweetest! Thank you!
I have no idea how they build them!
Is it warming up down in South Carolina?
We had a marvelous week last week – sun, breeze, and 70-80 degree temps. It’s a little cooler and misty today, but it can’t be beautiful every day. 🙂
That’s right! Said..oh so perfectly! Glad you are enjoying life! That’s what it’s ALL about!
Great photo essay of one of the most dramatically precious places on our Earth, Nance. Karen and I visited the island and the resort (not staying there, just walking around) on one of our trips to California, and it is quite the spot.
I am so glad you got to enjoy this gorgeous place! Thanks so much for stopping by! 😊
Love the sandcastle built by the Sandcastle man! Too bad it won’t last long – it looks so pretty 🙂
I am amazed as to how they build these! He was intent and into the fine details!
Beautifully captured, Nancy! I like the beach. I remember we visited there a few years ago. Pretty pricey though. 🙂
Yes… quite pricey! Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it!
I love that place. As soon as you cross the bridge you start to feel the magic of it all! What a fun day you must have had! Thanks for sharing and the memories it brought back!!!
I am so glad you enjoyed this post. Sweet memories we have made… Including you! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Pretty great place if Marilyn Monroe filmed there!
She did! It’s known to be The Place for the rich and famous!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Nancy, what beautiful shots with your IPhone! I want to visit the Hotel Del Coronado. What an amazing sandcastle!
Oh it’s a fabulous place to visit! So much history! And beautiful inside and out!
Nancy, beautiful shots with your IPhone! I have been wanting to visit the Hotel Del Coronado…especially after seeing your photos. The sandcastle is amazing!
Thank you so much for stopping by!! I am so glad you enjoyed and hope you can visit one day soon!
What beautiful photos! I have always wanted to visit the Hotel Del Coronado. I was on a boat tour around San Diego for one of my husband’s work trips many years ago and I remember seeing the hotel and hearing the stories about the haunted room. And wow – that sand castle!! Thanks for taking us around the property and for linking up to the Take Me Away party for April!
I enjoyed doing so! I hope to do so again!
As for the Hotel Del Coronado… it’s a most wonderful place!