El Cordova Hotel feels like a hacienda, with a red-clay roof and hand-painted ceramic tiles throughout. There's even a Spanish-style courtyard with terra-cotta tiles, tropical flowers, and an outdoor pool. A 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the hotel sits right on Coronado's main drag. It's within easy walking distance of the town's restaurants, shops, art galleries, and beaches.
Distance from the beach: 0.5 miles
Historic hotel: El Cordova was built in 1902 as a retirement home for a wealthy industrialist and was converted into a Spanish-style hotel in 1930.
Coronado, California: Silvery Sands Across San Diego Bay
Coronado Beach sparkles both literally—its silvery sands contain an opalescent mineral called mica—and figuratively: it was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Dr. Beach. Located a short walk from downtown, the beach has lifeguards and smaller waves that make it ideal for swimming and paddleboarding. Silver Strand State Beach is also worth checking out, especially the pedestrian-only beachfront along San Diego Bay. This is dotted with moon-snail shells, cockle shells, and sand dollars, and there are nice views of the city skyline.
Coronado lies just across the bay from San Diego. Visitors can get here from the mainland by taking a ferry or driving across the toll-free San Diego-Coronado Bridge; both bring you right into downtown Coronado. You'll find restaurants, art galleries, and shops lining Orange Avenue, the town's main drag. The Museum of History and Art is here, too, with exhibits that range from Coronado's early Spanish settlers to its transformation into a beach destination.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe room or one-bedroom suite
Up to two kids 12 or younger stay free in a one-bedroom suite
Dates into May
Policies and Fees
Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable
Taxes: 10% tax added at purchase
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.