Hotel del Coronado
Hotel del CoronadoDesignated a national historic landmark in 1977, Hotel del Coronado has played host to a number of notable people, including presidents, celebrities, and dignitaries, over the years. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the hotel several times, including for the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935, and Marilyn Monroe filmed Some Like It Hot on the hotel’s beach in 1957. Today, it's a member of the Hilton Curio Collection, a collection of unique hotels steeped in history, and you can expect the same service that has attracted the famous to this massive property for more than a century. Rooms come with Keurig coffeemakers, bottled water, and free Wi-Fi. Free summer shuttles whisk guests down Coronado’s main street and continue to the ferry landing. You can even download a hotel app that makes requesting services and planning activities as easy as a few taps. Take a dip in the 80-degree pool, where kids will rejoice over kickboards and water toys, or rent a paddleboard and head to the ocean. Other activity choices abound; consider arranging a bonfire, golf outing, or sailing excursion.
This scenic peninsula is famous for its iconic Victorian red-and-white Hotel del Coronado (aka "Hotel Del"); its clean, scenic beaches; and its extraordinary bridge (extra tall to allow military ships to pass below). Coronado is the home of the U.S. Navy SEALs center and the North Island U.S. Naval Air Station. Make the most of a visit by walking the historic downtown and then exploring its pretty little neighborhoods near the ocean.