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Hotel Description

At El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island you'll be 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Coronado Beach and 2.2 km (1.3 mi) from San Diego Coronado Bridge. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa tub.

All 43 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, MP3 docks, and coffee/tea makers. You'll find nice touches like soaking tubs and designer toiletries to enhance your stay. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ceiling fans are also available.

The restaurant, Miguels Cocina, serves Mexican cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and massage/treatment rooms. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

You'll be 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from San Diego Convention Center and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Petco Park with a stay at this 3-star Coronado hotel.

El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island ratings based on 12 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 4.0 out of 5.0
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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5 out of 5

Great get away spot In San Diego

The El Cordova, a boutique hotel, is charming and romantic and within walking distance of numerous great restaraunts and the beach. Good staff. Perfect place for a romantic get away.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2006

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About the El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island

Location 1351 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. Public spaces have free WiFi. El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island. This 3-star Coronado hotel is smoke free.

  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1902
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (12.8 km / 8 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot Station (9.4 km / 5.8 mi)

Room Amenities

El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island offers 43 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • MP3 dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

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. Open daily.

Brigantine Seafood - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). 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
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

  • No elevators

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
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  • Hotel El Cordova

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.