Coronado Island is a world unto itself. A high arcing drive across the Coronado Bridge, or a ferry ride across San Diego Bay will land visitors in San Diego’s favorite nautical neighborhood. Here, legendary island friendliness has never gone out of style. Mother Nature brings the bling to ocean-facing Central Beach, San Diego’s only truly powdery white sand beach. Orange Avenue is lined with independent shops selling everything from beach apparel to souvenirs. It’s also a hub for boutiques, community theaters, art galleries, and restaurants. Ferry Landing Marketplace is at one end of the island and iconic Hotel Del Coronado is at the other. Visitors are guaranteed a good time on this easy, breezy island.
The neighborhood caters to visitors with an array of accommodations, including historic luxury hotels, high-end waterfront resort-style hotels; boutique lodges, inns, and bed & breakfasts; charming budget conscious cottages and motels, and Silver Strand State Beach Campground. 1906 Lodge is a historical Italian luxury boutique that caters to adult travelers, and there are a number of these small upscale properties on the island. When it comes to historic luxury hotels, Hotel Del Coronado and Glorietta Bay Inn are island royalty.
Visitors will find a number of resort-style great value franchise hotels, and family-friendly independent hotels that offer perks like continental breakfasts and loaner beach gear, bikes, street golf carts, and the like. There are simple accommodations for those who prefer to spend their vacation dollars on activities and are looking for a clean, affordable place to rest their heads. Silver Strand State Campground and Beach provide a beachfront RV park and campground for travelers who prefer a campfire to spa treatment.
Who Should Stay Here
Everyone is welcome on Coronado Island. Adult travelers will feel at home on Coronado Island. If outdoor activities are high on the to-do list, a room or suite at luxurious Glorietta Bay Inn is a top pick overlooking Glorietta Bay – the hub of the island’s watersports, and Coronado Golf Course. Equally inspiring luxury is available at Hotel Del Coronado on Central Beach for sun lovers. For romance, one of the luxury boutique hotels like Hotel Marisol or 1906 Lodge would do the trick, or the quaint and lovely cottages of El Rancho Motel.
Coronado Island was built by the Spreckels family, for families. Of course, nothing says family like a resort-style hotel; Beach Village at the Del has six pools, in-room kitchens, and is on the best beach on the island. Several resort-style franchise hotels are also on Coronado island. There are lots of great value independent hotels that cater to families like La Avenida Inn or Mediterranean inspired Crown City Inn & Bistro, many of which have family-friendly perks like cribs, continental breakfasts or snacks, beach toys, or loaner bikes. Families who camp will adore the Silver Strand, which has its own beach.