Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach which includes landscape views, a sandy beach and swimming
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A slice of theCalifornian dream awaits at this idyllic stretch of sand, just a few miles fromdowntown.

Coronado Beachepitomizes California’s famous mix of glamour, laid-back culture and naturalbeauty. It’s a short drive from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Island BayBridge, accessible by car, water taxi, or a 15-minute ferry ride. The area,known for its white sand beach that sparkles with jet-black mica, has been apopular vacation destination with Hollywood celebrities and families alikesince it was established in the late 1880s.

Coronado, which means“the crowned one” in Spanish, is a regular on “best beach” polls. You’llunderstand why once you leave the city behind, kick off your shoes and dip yourfeet into the gentle waves. Try your hand at water sports including fishing,boating, body-surfing and jet-skiing. Or, splash around in one of the manyshallow pools that form in the sand when the tide is low. Ocean Boulevard,facing Central Beach, is lined with glamorous mansions, chic shops andexpensive restaurants. Have a drink or just take in the beautiful lobby at theregal Hotel del Coronado, madefamous in the films Some Like it Hot (1959) and The Stunt Man (1980). Theclassic Victorian-style architecture of this 1888 mansion is still impressivetoday. The hotel’s guest book reads like a who’s who of America: Thomas Edison,Magic Johnson, Bill Clinton and Babe Ruth to name a few.

Thereis free parking along Ocean Boulevard but you’ll need to get there early tofind a spot. To explore a little further afield, head to the nearby beaches ofGlorietta Bay and Silver Strand. From Glorietta Bay you will have a good viewof the striking San Diego-Coronado Bridge. If you come to Coronado by water,take some time to explore the Ferry Landing area. Browse art galleries,boutiques and gift shops, or simply enjoy the picturesque surroundings whiledining at one of the cafés or restaurants here. Come on a Tuesday for thefarmers’ markets, which showcases fresh, locally grown produce.

Top Hotels Close to Coronado Beach

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $186 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,231 reviews)
"We stayed for a long weekend and loved the view from our balcony. The room was clean and comfortable, and the staff very helpful. We'll definitely return!"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $225 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,548 reviews)
"The staff were very welcoming, friendly, and helpful from the moment we pulled up until we checked out. The location was beautiful with stellar views of the water. Walkable to the gaslamp district for dinner. Rooms are a good size. Hotel was very clean."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA, 92118
The price is $638 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Coronado. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"The hotel is incredible. Beautiful grounds, every view is amazing. Everything is expensive, but that’s why it’s nice and the all the hotel guests are pleasant and easy to be around. No nonsense to deal with. The only thing lacking is activities outside of the typical beach resort. Not a lot for the ..."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Best Lodging Options Near Coronado Beach

Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island
Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island
2.5 out of 5
275 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA, 92118
The price is $180 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Best Western Plus Suites Hotel Coronado Island
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $225 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $186 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA, 92118
The price is $638 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Glorietta Bay Inn Coronado Island
Glorietta Bay Inn Coronado Island
3.5 out of 5
1630 Glorietta Blvd, Coronado, CA, 92118
The price is $278 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Glorietta Bay Inn Coronado Island
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $219 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hotel Marisol Coronado
Hotel Marisol Coronado
3 out of 5
1017 Park Place, Coronado, CA, 92118
The price is $329 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Hotel Marisol Coronado
Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton
Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton
4.5 out of 5
1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA, 92118
The price is $995 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Beach Village at The Del, Curio Collection by Hilton
Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
4 out of 5
675 L St, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is $220 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Omni San Diego Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.