Marriott Coronado Island Resort and Spa Review

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2000 Second Street, Coronado CA 92118
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Editor’s Review of Marriott Coronado Island Resort and Spa

On our first morning at this sprawling resort, my 11-year-old son and I sipped cocoa on our patio as palm trees swayed in the breeze. The air smelled fresh and salty. Everywhere we looked, people were enjoying the outdoors -- biking to work, running, and strolling along waterfront paths.

While the Hotel Del Coronado might have more name recognition and an oceanfront vs. bay-front location, the Marriott Coronado has its advantages, especially for families. The resort is a good value, with spacious 500-square-feet standard guest rooms, easy access to San Diego attractions via the hotel's ferry and an adjacent public park, all with magnificent views of the San Diego skyline.

In addition, the resort's apartment-sized
... more villas, super friendly staff and "corners of comfort" (outdoor seating areas and Adirondack chairs scattered throughout the property) give the place a relaxed, home-away-from-home, feel.

The hotel was reflagged as a Marriott resort in 1997 and underwent an $18-million renovation in 2008. It has a guest room and villa refurbishment planned for 2014 through 2015.
Our Editor Loves
  • Waterfront community park
  • Large standard rooms and villas
  • Relaxed setting away from crowds
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
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The well-appointed guest rooms are a roomy 500 square feet and include either a balcony or patio, a king or two double beds, love seat-sized sofa, and a bathroom with a glass enclosed shower and separate tub. A long table-height counter separates the bedroom portion of the room from the bathroom and closet. It has a built-in mini-fridge and bench seating, which makes for a great second desk area for kids' electronic devices and toys.

In addition, each room has marble countertops, Egyptian cotton sheets, down pillows, bathrobes and oversized room safes that can fit a family's-worth of laptops and iPads. Pack n' Plays and rollaway beds are available gratis. Wi-Fi, however, costs $12.95 per night for up to two devices (complimentary in the hotel's public areas).

Want more space? There are seven executive suites (710 square feet), each with a king bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the separate living space with kitchenette. Eight one-bedroom villas (950 square feet) have either two doubles or a king bed, plus a nice four-person dining room area, living room and kitchenette. Twelve studio villas (600 square feet) each have a king and sofa bed in one large space.

If you have babies and/or toddlers, consider requesting a room in the North wing for quicker strolling access to Ferry Landing's shops and restaurants. Rooms in the South wing are closer to the villas, fitness center and the community park. Connecting and ADA-compliant rooms are available upon request. However, they cannot be guaranteed in advance.

Note: there is typically a $20 to $30 price variance for a room with a bay-view as opposed to a resort view. Ask for an upgrade when you arrive and you have a good change of getting one gratis if they're available. If you're a morning-coffee-on-the-patio kind of person, the view is well worth the price.


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