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Summer Fun

Hotel del Coronado is an ocean of fun this summer! Families and couples staying at the resort can enjoy endless recreational activities at our award-winning Coronado Beach, May 23 to Sept. 7. Enjoy s’mores roasts, surfing, movies at the pool, kids’ programs and more.


Learn how to hang-ten in a private or group lesson on Coronado Beach. Private lessons for the summer are $130 for the first person, $110 for each additional (9am, 11am, 3pm daily for 90 minutes, ages 4 and up). Group lessons are offered daily except Mondays for $100 per person (1pm-2:30pm, ages 6 and up, not available July 4 or September 7). Kids ages 8-12 can join a Surf Camp from June 15 to September 4 that also includes lunch and a rash guard. 9am-1pm, Monday-Saturday ($145 for first day, with price savings for each additional day up to 6). Teens ages 13-17 can also join a Surf Camp that includes a snack and rash guard. 2pm-5pm, Monday-Saturday ($120 per person). Not available July 4 or September 7. Call 619-522-8815.


Cruise the Pacific on a stand-up paddleboard. One-hour lessons are available year-round (excluding July 4 and September 7). Cost is $100 per person, and $90 for each additional person, ages 10 and up. Includes a T-shirt to take home.


Join us every Sunday and Thursday evening for Family Roast Nights from May 24 to September 6, 8-9pm. Complimentary to all hotel guests (supplies are limited; available on a first come, first served basis).

Or reserve your own private beach bonfire, tuck your toes in the sand and toast some marshmallows for an evening of sweet treats. Our upgraded options include premium ingredients such as Ghirardelli chocolate and fresh fruit. Roast is a one-hour experience and is available nightly at 6pm, 6:15pm, 8pm and 8:15pm. Advanced reservations required. 1-5 Roasters: $135, 6-10 Roasters: $170, 11-15 Roasters: $230, 16-20 Roasters: $290, 21-30 Roasters: $350. (Upgraded options are at an additional cost.) Call 619-522-8815.

Dive-in Movie Night

Join us Tuesday evenings at 8pm (June 2 – September 1) for a family-friendly movie night at the Main Pool. No reservations required, complimentary to all hotel guests.

July 28 – Muppets Most Wanted
August 4 – The Boxtrolls
August 11 – Home
August 18 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
August 25 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
September 1 – Jungle Book (Classic Movie Night)

Poolside Cabanas

Relax poolside in a new luxury cabana available at the Main Pool and Boardwalk (Adult) Pool. Cabanas are available for full-day rental for up to 8 people (for a larger group, get a second connecting cabana!). They come with L-shaped sofa lounge with cushions, coffee table, 47-inch flat-screen TV, safe, refrigerator stocked with unlimited water and soft drinks, two personal lounge chairs poolside with cushions outside of cabana, an amenity basket, and assorted sliced fresh fruit delivered mid-day. We also offer family-style meals when ordered in advance (view menu). We are happy to arrange for specific items as well. Rental prices per day: Monday-Thursday $250; Friday-Sunday $350; $400 on holidays. The Main Pool is open from 7am to 10pm in the summer, and the adults-only Boardwalk Pool is open 8am to 8pm (6pm on Fridays in July and August for teen the event). Cabana rentals based on availability; please reserve in advance.


Explore the resort! Every child receives a DelVenture Survival Pack at check-in with a number of goodies inside, including a Scavenger Hunt Map. The scavenger hunt takes them to six hidden golden crowns on the property, which will reveal a secret clue that guides them to the treasure!

At Kidtopia activity center, our DelVenture kids’ program features 2-hour morning activities, 3-hour Mini Adventures, and 3.5-5 hour Evening Adventures. View summer 2015 schedule. Reservations recommended. Available to overnight guests only.


Enjoy a relaxing paddle around the bay and get a great core workout. Paddleboard rentals are available year-round. Call 619-522-8115 for more information.

Teen Events

New this summer, teens ages 13-17 are invited to the Boardwalk Pool at Ocean Towers on Friday and Saturday nights for special teens-only events from 7:30-9:30pm. Friday nights will feature a teen pool party with a DJ, games, food and refreshments ($25 entrance charge). On Saturday nights, join us for dive-in movie night with a PG-13 flick.

July 25 – Pitch Perfect
August 1 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 8 – The Avengers
August 15 – The Goonies
August 22 – Jurassic Park
August 29 – The Maze Runner

Ocean Ice

Located on the boardwalk, enjoy fresh-shaved ice with a variety of tantalizing flavors, including frozen alcoholic mixings. A perfect summer treat! View menu.

Seaforth Boat Rentals

More aquatic fun awaits at the Coronado Boathouse in Glorietta Marina, just across the street from Hotel del Coronado. Take a sailing lesson, rent a speedboat, jet ski, waterski, kayak, paddleboat or go fishing. Or glide through the calm waters of Glorietta Bay on a romantic sunset sail. Special guest programs include sunset sailing, sailing clinics and kayak tours. Open 8am until dusk on weekends, and from 9am until dusk on weekdays. Call 619-437-1514 to plan your sailing adventure with Seaforth Boat Rentals.

Coronado Concerts in the Park

Enjoy free summer concert series on Sundays in Spreckels Park, located in the heart of Coronado at 7th and Orange Avenue just a 15-minute walk from The Del. This year’s lineup includes ABBA, Dave Matthews and Journey tribute bands. Arrive 30-45 minutes before the start time to get a good spot for your blanket or chairs. View 2015 summer concert schedule.

Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle Bus

The popular Free Summer Shuttle Bus service is set to run this summer from June 8 through September 13 every 30 minutes. It’s the perfect way to explore Coronado Island during your stay at The Del. The bus runs from the hotel with stops along Coronado’s main thoroughfare, Orange Avenue, and goes to the Ferry Landing. Click here for more information.

*Dates and prices for summer activities are subject to change.

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Laugh Factory Coronado

Back for its second summer, enjoy great stand-up comedy live at The Del from the famous Laugh Factory! Shows are at 9pm Thursday through Saturday from July 2 to September 6.

Since opening the doors to its original location 35 years ago, The Laugh Factory has become known for launching some of the hottest stand-up comedians in the world, including: Tim Allen, Louie Anderson, Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Rodney Dangerfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Kinison, Martin Lawrence, Jay Leno, David Letterman, George Lopez, Howie Mandel, Carlos Mencia, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Chris Tucker, Damon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robin Williams and many more.

The comedians who will perform at Hotel del Coronado include:

July 2-4Tom DreesenJeff AltmanJimmie Walker (Comedy Stars of Late Night with David Letterman Show). Shows on July 2 and 4 will be at 10pm.
July 9-11: Theo Von, Blake Clark
July 16-18: Dom IrreraBill DawesJeremiah Watkins
July 23-25Tom ArnoldJackson Perdue, Patrick DeGuire
July 30-August 1: Erik Griffin, Shayma Tash, Mlcah Bleich
August 6-8: Jon Lovitz, Frazer Smith
August 13-15: TBA
August 20-22: TBA
August 27-29: TBA
September 4-6Louie AndersonAndrew NorelliJosh Florhaug

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $45 for VIP (plus $6.50 processing fee). Doors will open one hour prior to showtime for VIP tickets and they include no waiting in line and guaranteed seating. Shows will be held in either our Carousel Room, located on the lower level next to Babcock and Story Bar, or in the ocean view Ballroom on the lobby level. On property box office will open at 6pm the day of the show or you can purchase in advance online or via phone.  You must be 18 or older to attend all shows due to mature content (no exceptions). There is a 2 drink minimum per person.

Visit www.laughfactory.com to learn more about Laugh Factory.

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Oktoberfest Pretzel


Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Sun Deck from September 27 – October 4 with bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels, schnitzel and more, plus select specialty beers from breweries like Paulaner and Karl Strauss. Also enjoy daily ceremonial keg tapping and live musical performances. Admission is free; food and drink purchased a la carte.

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Hallo-wine & Spirits® Party

Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel on Friday, October 30. Don your best costume and join us for the 6th annual, adults-only, “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, delicious wines and dancing until you drop!

Watch Video of the 2014 “Hallo-wine” Party

Event Details

The Del’s Hallo-wine and Spirits dinner reception is from 7-9pm with grown-up trick-or-treating, wine tasting, and delicious eats from The Del’s amazing culinary team.

Then at 9pm, the party heads into the Crown Room for dessert, drinks, dancing and crowning the winner of this year’s best costume. And keep an eye out for a special guest appearance from our resident ghost, Kate Morgan.

Hotel del Coronado’s “Hallo-wine and Spirits” dinner reception is from 7-9pm and the dance party is from 9pm-12am. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Call 619-522-8490 for more information. Tickets will go on sale in late summer.

Kids Party
Kids ages 4-12 can attend their own Halloween party with a costume contest, trick-or-treating, dinner and more. (Available to hotel guests and Hallo-wine party guests.)

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Give thanks and celebrate with family and friends at The Del’s exquisite Thanksgiving dinner in the oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room on November 26. The elegant buffet will be a lavish feast with all of the trimmings and live musical entertainment. The resort’s holiday programs will also kick off on Thanksgiving weekend.

Cost is $115 for adults in the Crown Room, $105 in the Ballroom. Children ages 6-10 are $42, and children 5 and under eat free. Price is not including tax and gratuity. Please call 619-522-8490 for information. Online reservations will be accepted beginning in late summer.

1500 OCEAN and Sheerwater restaurants will offer seasonal menus to pair with The Del’s spectacular views.

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