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"We hit the jackpot with El Cordova. I honestly cannot think of one thing that was a negative. The hotel is perfectly located and is charming. We ha ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 24 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Coronado Beach

Oceanside stay

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Coronado Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of San Diego Coronado Bridge with a stay at this Coronado hotel. Naval Base Coronado and San Diego Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a hair salon, and a picnic area are also offered.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts such as Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding, the 43 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and MP3 docks.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$169* Per night/room Aug 25 - Aug 26

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island

Everyone (2)
5 out of 5


Pros: Everything.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Perfect location.
We hit the jackpot with El Cordova. I honestly cannot think of one thing that was a negative. The hotel is perfectly located and is charming. We had a one-room suite that was comfortable, spotless, and met every need. The hotel staff to a person were friendly and helpful - they always were smiling and engaged in friendly conversation. This hotel has character, and everyone working there seemed intent to make our stay enjoyable. We will be back!!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

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5 out of 5

Favorite hotel

Pros: Comfortable and handy to everything we want to do
Cons: Nothing
Location: Near everything
This hotel is ideally located on Coronado Island, near everything - - - restaurants, the beach, rental cars, activities, groceries, etc. Reasonably priced compared to other choices in the immediate vicinity.

Posted by , from Denver on Apr 22, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 2, 2017 by Tim DeGroot

Good Morning Fred - Thank you for making us your "favorite hotel"! We are glad that you chose to stay with us, and were able to take advantage of our fantastic location, and our reasonable pricing. We hope to see you again very soon! Tim DeGroot General Manager El Cordova Hotel

4 out of 5

Hotel With Character

Pros: Close restaurants, atmosphere, location near the beach
Cons: room needs updating
I'm surprised there are not more positive reviews for this hotel. Not ordinary in any way. Many large suites are available that feel like spacious apartments. Hotel is laid out like a Mexican market place with the rooms surrounding the open air market on the inside. All of the restaurants within the hotel have excellent food with friendly prompt service even when busy. The rooms are private and in most cases have private stair ways. Our suite had a balcony over looking the market and high windows with a partial beach view which was a nice touch. The hallway and living room had hardwood floors. The only carpet was in the bedroom. We are very glad we found this place, since it rescued us from the typical cookie cutter hotel with a hefty price tag. The only negative was the lack of updating throughout the suite. Countertops, tiles and fixtures were quite dated although they worked fine and were kept very clean. I noticed they were remodeling another suite near our's so it appears they are working on this. Overall, highly recommended.

Posted by , from Humble, TX, USA on Nov 16, 2011

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4 out of 5

Perfect location and great for a family

Pros: Close restaurants, close to beach
We've stayed at the El Cordova several times. We go back because we love the spacious rooms and convenience to everything we love about Coronado - the beach, the restaurants and all the little shops. The staff has always been very pleasant. We will stay again.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on Feb 4, 2011

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4 out of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at El Codova Inn

The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was great. Our room was clean and perfect for our needs. I would go back to this hotel as often as posible.

Posted by on Apr 8, 2008

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1 out of 5

Poor Service in old hotel

No convenient parking. Noisy bar outside the rooms.Not kid friendly. Old small rooms. Gave us wrong rm wouldnt accomodate us-my kids slept on the floor in the closet.

Posted by on Dec 25, 2007

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2 out of 5

Not as exspected

room was not as pictured on internet, very very dissapointing. Dust on furniture, windows, drapes. Furniture was cheap, and didn't match the decor. This hotel has so much potential, they just don't take advantage of it. They COULD be so much more, but just aren't. \nHad piles of dirty towels outside our door for two days, no screens on the windows, which is very nerve wracking when you have a 4 yr.old who wants to look out the window. Mold in the bathroom around the tub and windows, hair floated up and out of the drain when my little one was taking a bath. Carpet was old and stained, though they had tried to clean it, by evidence of the heavily smelling carpet freshner, that was so heavy it gave you nausia. Would definetly spend the extra $25 dollars to stay across the street at the Hotel Del Coronado. Don't waste your money.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2007

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5 out of 5

Lovely Beach Visit

Very nice, quaint hotel, excellent restaurants on site, convenient covered parking, 2 blocks from the beach. I would go back in a minute!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2007

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3 out of 5

Big Jim

I was there on a business trip because the ""Del"" was booked. The larger rooms would be great for a family holiday, but this is not a place for the business traveler

Posted by on Mar 27, 2007

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4 out of 5

san diego/La Jolla

Nice small hotel. Plenty of smaller resturants. Nicest beach we saw in Calif. across the street. Very convient to Zoo, Sea World, Seaport Village and the Waterfront area. 20 minutes to La Jolla.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2006

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About the El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island

Location 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Property Features

El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Coronado hotel is smoke free.

  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1902
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (13.3 km / 8.3 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (9.6 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island offers 43 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Tempur-Pedic beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • MP3 dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Miguels Cocina - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Brigantine Seafood - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cordova Hotel Coronado
  • El Cordova Coronado
  • El Cordova Coronado Island
  • El Cordova Hotel
  • El Cordova Hotel Coronado
  • El Cordova Hotel Coronado Island
  • El Cordova Hotel Island
  • El Cordova Island
  • Hotel Cordova Coronado
  • Hotel El Cordova

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.