Near San Diego Bay, this snazzy hotel has rooms with great downtown skyline views. A recent renovation provided a revamped lobby with sofas for lounging, grounds with tropical plants, and a redesigned pool area with a bar where you can catch football and baseball games. The spacious rooms and suites are situated in low-slung buildings redone in a cheerful island-inspired fashion. On weekends, the resort runs $6 water taxis that drop you off downtown.
Jun 1, 2014
The only thing better than spending time in San Diego is having a view of its beautiful skyline from across the bay. I spent four nights at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort enjoying the view, weather, boardwalk, restaurant and service. Honestly, it was as close to Hawaii as you're going to get on the mainland. Our room was on the third floor with a view of the city (better than the bridge view) where we watched the shipping and boats and kayakers
while enjoying drinks on our patio. Our room was enormous, comfortable and very clean. The bathroom, ditto. There is a frig to keep things cold and all the mod cons you need. The only thing is that the decor is a bit dated and colors dull. The grounds are beautifully maintained with tropical flora and populations of ducks and flamingos. Breakfast was included as part of our room package and the Huevos Rancheros were the best I've ever eaten. During the weekend there is a buffet breakfast as well and all is excellent, especially the service. The hotel is close to a boardwalk, ferry and lots of restaurants. Service at the hotel is top notch - they aim to please. Restaurant tips: It is worth walking over to the Coronado Brewing Company on Orange for a great burger and amazing choice of beers. Avoid the Greek Restaurant near the ferry...dreadful.