Beach Village at The Del Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Coronado, San Diego, California

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Pros

  • Big villas and cottages, all with fireplaces and terraces
  • Some units have fire pits or hot tubs
  • Large bathrooms, all with separate showers and soaking tubs
  • Private pool and whirlpools that are more peaceful than the Hotel del Coronado pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Exclusive access to Windsor Club Cottage
  • Luxury spa with pool, steam rooms, and hydrotherapy tubs
  • Gourmet California cuisine at 1500 Ocean
  • Wine, chocolate, and cheese pairings at Eno Wine Bar
  • Access to the pool and features at Hotel del Coronado

Cons

  • Fee for valet parking
  • Resort fee (covers Wi-Fi)
  • Privacy issues on some terraces

Bottom Line

Beach Village at The Del is the more luxurious section if the iconic Hotel del Coronado, offering big upscale cottages right on the sand. Beach Village guests get exclusive extras that Hotel del Coronado guests do not: private pools, use of the Windsor Club Cottage, a free breakfast buffet, and better in-room amenities, such as iPod docks, fireplaces, kitchenettes, and terraces. The beachfront location is impossible to beat, and Beach Village guests get free beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas. But prices are steep and there are some flaws: some ground-floor units have privacy issues due to passing pedestrian traffic, there are extra fees for Wi-Fi and parking, and some complain service isn't as seamless as it should be for this level of hotel.

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 Rooms

Big cottages and villas with fireplaces and terraces; many have ocean views, full kitchens, and extras such as fire pits or hot tubs

The Cottage Guestroom Oceanfront
The Cottage Guestroom Oceanfront

Beach Village at The Del offers two main categories of accommodation: cottages, which are closer to the beach and have oceanfront views, and villas, which are located behind the cottages and have garden or ocean views. Rooms start at 535 square feet.

The cottages and villas have homey upscale decor -- white wood accents, crown molding, comfy upholstered sofas, and fireplaces. All have terraces or balconies and modern technology features. Spacious bathrooms have walk-in showers, soaking tubs, marble countertops, and stone tile.

Some of the larger suites have hot tubs or fire pits.

  • 42-inch flat-screen TVs and DVD players
  • iHome docking stations
  • 400 thread count sheets
  • Bose Surround Sound Systems
  • Empty mini-fridges
  • Soaking tubs and separate showers
  • High-quality robes
  • Hot tubs or fire pits in some room types.
  • All cottages have full oceanfront views.
  • Villas have garden, partial ocean, or ocean views.
  • Many suites have kitchens with stainless steel appliances, dining areas, and sofa beds.

 Food

Exclusive access to Windsor Cottage, and numerous restaurants to choose from at Hotel del Coronado

Guests at Beach Village have exclusive access to Windsor Club Cottage, where the free breakfast buffet is served (expect items such as hot cinnamon rolls, eggs, cereals, yogurt, and toast). The historic cottage was once the home of Wallis Spencer Simpson, who King Edward VIII of England abdicated to marry. There is also a poolside Breezes Bar & Grill exclusive to Beach Village guests at the private pool. The main hotel offers an assortment of restaurants

  • 1500 Ocean is an acclaimed fine dining restaurant by Chef Robert Hohmann and serves California cuisine.
  • Eno Wine Bar serves wine, rare cheeses and chocolate.
  • Sunset Bar serves cocktails.
  • Sheerwater is a bistro-style restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Crown Room serves an acclaimed brunch every Sunday.
  • Babcock & Story Bar and Bakery serves wines, coffee, tea and cocktails.
  • Sundeck Bar & Grill serves cocktails and grilled entrees; open seasonally.
  • MooTime Creamery serves ice cream
  • Splash Bar & Deli is a poolside bar serving sandwiches, snacks and tropical drinks; open seasonally (hours vary).
  • Boardwalk Cafe serves smoothies and snacks for breakfast and lunch.
  • Cabana Bar is a beach bar serving light snacks and tropical drinks; open seasonally.

 Bottom Line

Beach Village at The Del is the more luxurious section if the iconic Hotel del Coronado, offering big upscale cottages right on the sand. Beach Village guests get exclusive extras that Hotel del Coronado guests do not: private pools, use of the Windsor Club Cottage, a free breakfast buffet, and better in-room amenities, such as iPod docks, fireplaces, kitchenettes, and terraces. The beachfront location is impossible to beat, and Beach Village guests get free beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas. But prices are steep and there are some flaws: some ground-floor units have privacy issues due to passing pedestrian traffic, there are extra fees for Wi-Fi and parking, and some complain service isn't as seamless as it should be for this level of hotel.

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Address

  • 1277 H Dana Pl, Coronado, CA, 92118 United States of America

Room Types

  • Cottage Guestroom
  • Cottage Horizon Suite
  • Cottage Junior Suite
  • Cottage One-Bedroom Suite
  • Cottage Three-Bedroom Suite
  • Cottage Two-Bedroom Sunset Suite
  • Cottage Two-Bedroom Surf Suite
  • Villa Guestroom
  • Villa One-Bedroom Suite
  • Villa Three-Bedroom Coast Suite Deluxe
  • Villa Two-Bedroom Coast Suite
  • Villa Two-Bedroom Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 78
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Coronado, San Diego
Address: 1277 H Dana Pl, Coronado, CA, 92118 United States of America
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