I recently spent a weekend at Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California. It was amazing! Just find a picture on the Internet (I was not able to make a photo, I am sorry) and have a look at this hotel. How incredibly gorgeous. The hotel sits right on the shore of the Pacific Ocean and the view from my room was amazing.

There is really more of a resort than just a hotel. Everything you could possibly need is right on the property and there is additional nearby shopping a block or two away.  Its location is really one of the absolute best things about it.

You’ll want to make sure to take the historical tour of the hotel if it’s available when you visit. You will learn so many interesting facts about the hotel, plus, if you are lucky, you may hear the story about the resident ghost. One of my favorite features at the hotel is the elevator (I know, I’m weird). It’s the old classy style with the accordian gate that pulls across, but the best part is that there is an elevator operator. When you get on the elevator you tell him/her your floor and they operate the elevator. That was a first for me. Maybe elevator operators are more common that I think and I need to get out more.

Here are some additional fun things to do at the hotel:

Beach

Pool/spa

Shopping – cute clothes, toys, bath & body, and so much more

Dining – Eat on the patio and enjoy the view

Ice Cream

Candy shop

Spa

Kid and teen center

So much more

If I’d took at least some photos I’d let them tell the story. But let me just say this, if you are ever in San Diego or Coronado you must stay at the Hotel del Coronado.