Loews Coronado Bay Resort
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In Love with Coronado Island
We stayed at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort on Coronado Island..We had a wonderful time. Service and room was exceptional. We will go again and soon.
Enjoyed our stay at Loews!
My mom and I stayed @ Loews 8/2 - 8/6. The room was bright and clean.
If you want a quiet and more private room I would strongly suggest a bay view room because the pool view room balconys are extremely close to the pool area. Overall the service was very good. The staff was very pleasant and helpful however the concierge seemed a little stressed at times. We got a fridge in the room (for water/snacks) for an add'l $10.00 per day which helped with expenses. I would stay at this hotel again, however I wouldn't be opposed to trying Hotel Del next time mainly for location purposes. The grounds are beautiful and very picturesque at both hotels. I'm not sure how the rooms @ Hotel Del compare to the rooms at Loews but you wouldn't need to rent a car if you're not planning to leave Corondo. You definitely should rent a car if you stay Loews and don't forget to factor in the parking cost. The drive into town is not bad at all though (five minutes tops) Overall, Loews was a very enjoyable getaway and I would definitely return!
Loews coronado bay resort
this hotel dos'nt rate even one star . the first room we went to smelled of tobacco and the carpet urine stained. the second room smelled better but also full of urine stains. the dog friendly grounds were empty of scoops and liter bags. the food was way over priced and was not cooked to order.$10.95 for eggs bacon and pancakes($2.99 at dennys) the eggs were not cooked even the whites were runny.i would not reccomend this resot to my worst enemy.
I was lucky enough to get a super deal on expedia (we had to fly on Sept 11th though) were my 3 year old and I spent 3 nights with 2 RT air (from San Jose,CA) for $430.00 for both of us ! The rooms were HUGE just like the bathrooms! The room service was fast and the food was delicious! The beach is NOT walking distance, but deserted and the sand was so soft! I will go back ANYTIME I can if I ever get another deal like before! Enjoy!
Not the best
I wish I could say that I was as enamored with this place as other reviewers have been.We arrived on a Sunday and found our reservations had been messed up (one room when I had paid for two) and we could not get into our rooms at the guaranteed time. Also the check in lines took a half hour which gave me plenty of time to listen to other guests stories of their problems with the hotel staff. Not a good start!When we finally got our room situation straightened out my teens hurried to change and go to the pool. The kids pool was so dirty they refused to swim in it. The family pool was only marginally better. The only pool in decent condition was the adult pool.I was much happier with our room. It was a nice size with a huge bath. The balcony had a beautiful view. The room was clean and made up promptly in the mornings. If you are a late sleeper be sure and put your Do Not Disturb sign out though because the staff came by at 8-8:30 every morning.We found the concierge staff to be unhelpful. Many of the hotels programs do not run on Monday. There is a public shuttle that runs into Coronado for $1. I would stay in Coronado if you want more things to other than just hang out at the resort. It is healthy hike or a drive to get anywhere from this location. Parking at the resort is expensive.Also be aware that Loews not only loves kids they love pets. If you have allergies or arent fond of animals this might be a problem for you. I saw small and large dogs stretched across the sofas in the lobby and laying in the restaurants. There were dogs in the elevators and barking from balconies. This just seems like something people might want to know before they book a room.I think the wait staff in the restaurants were far and away the most pleasant and helpful at this hotel. The food was excellent and the portions more than could be eaten by one person.As beautiful as this hotels location and grounds were I dont think I would ever stay there again.
My husand and I were traveling with our daugther who is 22 months. The hotel was fantastic. Staff so friendly to our daughter. The rooms I felt were well insulated. The person staying had a dog that were heard barking out in the hallway. WE were hesitant at first, but once we got in our room. We did not hear the dog. To us, this hotel was classy, the food was great and I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling with children or a dog.
One caveat though, my husband was on business and needed to have high speed internet access, we called in advanced and said this was a must for the room and the room we got did not have access and he had to go the business office. The hotel did accomodate my husband, but he would have perferred to work in the room. We were there June 15-18, 2003.
June Gloom Sunshione?
I would like to start with a warning to anyone outside CA that this part of California has what the locals call "June Gloom"! Overcast everyday for weeks and spotty sunshine and drizzle! To the Hotel. All we have to say is, with the exception of the concierge staff, the people that work at this hotel are top notch! I used to travel 26 weeks a year for business and stayed at many of hotels and this one ranks as a top 5 hotels staff I ever encountered! We arrived at midnight and we were tired and cranky after traveling 8+ hours with an infant. The staff was quick to make us feel welcomed and got us into our room efficiently. The breakfasts we had were nothing but memorable. They were so delicious and plentiful. Azzura was one of the best meals we had in a long time! The people and the food were fantastic! Don't deny yourself this romantic setting! To the regrets. The room walls are VERY THIN! We were able to hear the wake up call from the room next to us at 5:00 a.m. We also had an infant that would cry every once and a while and we were very nervous in making people around us uncomfortable. The concierge staff was not helpful at all and were the only people we found that had "attitudes". We asked about simple things such as Sea Worls and Zoo packages, directions to LaJolla and what to do in this dreary weather and no got little to no responses that were helpful. The price of this hotel should be reduced during this bad weather if this happens every year. Also, there were a lot of groups that dominated the hotels wonderful atmosphere.
Best Time Ever
Loews was a wonderful hotel! We couldn't have asked for a better time. The food was excellent and the service was friendly. The beds are extremely comfortable and we loved the sunken tub. We had a delightful experience. I would definitely recommend staying on the island rather than in San Diego.
I really enjoyed my stay at Loews (August of 2001). The room was a nice size and was clean, and had a nice balcony. The service was prompt and courteous. I thought that the food was outstanding - both at the restaurant and the catered meals (it was a business meeting). You do have to walk a ways and go through an underpass to get to the beach, but it's not that far, and there'sa shuttle if you don't want to walk. I would stay there again with no hesitation.
Loews loves kids
If you have kids, or if you like staying in a relaxed atmosphere resort with good ammenities, this is the place to stay in San Diego.
The hotel motto is "Loews loves kids". They show it right off the bat with a goodie bag for each kid and a treasure map of the hotel grounds with an ice cream cone as the prize for completing it. Each day brings different activities. During our first evening, there was a welcome reception for adults and a different one for children. Later that night, everyone was invited to the beach on the bay for singing by the campfires and roasting marshmallows, making smores, and drinking coffee and hot chocolate.
There is a huge swimming pool for families, one only for adults, and one only for kids. The excercise room is great with cardio machines, a few weight machines, and sufficient free weights and benches. The beach is a 5 minute jog away; transportation is provided to the beach regularly. Tennis is free, there is a full court basketball court, you can rent watercraft, and at the pool, they offer complimentary massages.
The hotel rooms are great, the bathrooms very spacious with large tubs and a separate shower. Each room has a balcony.
The hotel is located on the silver strand beach. About 5 minutes from the Coronado center and 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. This is the resort you want to go to if you want to relax, spend time on the beach, and do a little exploring in Coronado or San Diego.
It is really nice to go to a place that includes so much in the price and doesn't nickel and dime you to death. Everyone we ran into was extremely friendly, especially to the kids.
If you have kids, stay here. If you hate kids, stay in La Jolla.
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