This hotel is a must-see if you’re traveling through San Diego for the day. San Diego is known for its beautiful city, stunning beaches, aircraft carrier museum, the beautiful Coronado Island, and the southwesternmost point of the United States. I’ve been to Coronado before (November 2021 and in prior years), but never toured the hotel. In fact, I didn’t even know what the hotel was until my family decided to take a detour through the hotel and walk around!
Taking in the hotel from the beach is one thing. It’s enormous! The white and red colors give stark contrast to the scenery around it, which is one of the reasons it stands out so much. It’s just some beautiful beachside eye candy.
As we made out way over towards the hotel, we saw some sand sculptures in the sand. It took all of my strength to NOT knock them over. They were pretty impressive! I admire the patience and delicate hands of the architect who made them.
Once you arrive at the back entrance to the hotel, you’re greeted with a bar and restaurant! It was packed as it was nearly past dinnertime, and I can only imagine the wait times to get a table. Luckily, we were just passing through onwards into the hotel. As we entered, a small exhibit showed the layout of the entire property. We then passed through a small mall area until we finally arrived at the main lobby of the hotel.
I didn’t take very many pictures of the inside of the hotel due to weird lighting, but the few shots I did get show the enormity of the hotel. It’s so nice. Like, it’s so nice in here. My siblings and I looked up the prices to stay here for a couple nights and whew, it’s expensive! Maybe once in my lifetime, I’ll be able to stay here and not worry about my bank account dropping…
This is about as far as we were able to go without tramping into someone’s room for the night. The rest of the hotel is for overnight guests only! If you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth the brief walkthrough.
I’ll be trying to get through my California blogs as quickly as I can so I can move onto Yellowstone. Only a few more from California!
Next blog: The U.S.S. Midway.