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Valentine Celebrations

Celebrate romance this February with a romantic meal or a day at the spa.

  • Sheerwater will feature enhanced Valentine’s Day breakfast buffet offerings on February 14 with lobster quiche, carving station, seared scallops, decadent omelet station with additions such as truffle butter and French cheese, and special heart-shaped pastries and chocolates
  • For an intimate celebration, 1500 OCEAN offers a magnificent five-course menu with boutique wine and champagne pairings from February 12-14 (view menu). On Friday, February 12, we will also be offering the regular 1500 OCEAN menu.
  • Sheerwater will also feature a romantic three-course dinner menu February 12-14 (view menu)
  • Join us on Sundays February 7, 21 and 28 for our spectacular Crown Room Sunday Brunch. Coronado Photographer Dan McGeorge will be here to showcase his magnificent work.
  • Get pampered at Spa at The Del with special Valentine’s specials, February 10-17

Don’t worry about hiring a babysitter! If you are having Valentine’s Day dinner at The Del on February 14, kids ages 4-12 can have their own celebration in Kidtopia with dinner, cupcake and cookie decorating, and special Valentine’s Day activities. Cost is $60 for the first child, and $15 for each additional.

Please call 619-522-8490 for reservations.

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Painting by the Sea

Painting by the Sea

Inspire your inner artist and experience Painting by the Sea. This unique coastal painting experience features you with an easel and a palette of paint colors positioned in front of the ocean on the Paseo Lawn. Relax as a professional master-level artist guides you in creating your masterpiece while you sip wine and enjoy beautiful music. Bring a friend or make some new ones. We are pleased to partner with the Emerald C Gallery to bring you this experience on Del Beach.

Classes will be at 3pm for 90 minutes on the following dates. Each class will focus on a specific subject:

  • February 13: The Del’s Iconic Turret
  • March 19: Main Beach Sunset
  • March 26: Coronado Bridge
  • More dates (painting subjects TBD): April 2, April 16, April 30, May 7, May 21, May 28, June 11, June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 27, September 3, September 10, September 17, October 15, November 12, November 19, December 3, December 17

Class Includes:

  • 11 x 14 Blank Canvas
  • Del Apron
  • House red, white or sparkling wine
  • Self-parking validation
  • Your unique masterpiece to take home

Cost is $85 ($65 for Club at The Del members). For ages 21 and up. Reservations are available online or by phone at 619-522-8490. Classes meet on the Paseo Lawn, located along the beach walkway near Windsor Lawn.

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Cheesemaking Class

Cheesemaking, or caseiculture, has been around for over 5,000 years. Claudia Lucero, owner of Urban Cheesecraft in Portland, Oregon and author of One-Hour Cheese, will demystify the art of making fresh and simple cheese including ricotta, mozzarella, chevre, paneer and even burrata in this 90-minute cooking class. Enjoy delicious wine tastings along with pairings with Jackie’s Jams, a purveyor of homemade jams fueled by locally grown fruits. Wednesday, March 9, 3-4:30pm at ENO.

Registration is $65 per person and includes recipes, wine tastings or non-alcoholic beverage, and a stylish Hotel del Coronado apron. Please call 619-522-8490 for more information and reservations, or click “Book Now” below. Space is limited.

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Easter Eggs

Easter Sunday

What better to celebrate Easter Sunday, March 27, than with a beachfront egg hunt on a sprawling green lawn and extravagant Champagne brunch buffet with loved ones. Colorful eggs will dot the Windsor Lawn for six exciting egg hunts for various ages with baskets provided (reservations required). Games and crafts, too! And don’t miss our signature Donut Bar at Sunset Bar. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the resort for photo opportunities.

Champagne Brunch

Both the magnificent Crown Room (9am to 4pm) and oceanfront Ballroom (9am to 3pm) will present Champagne brunch buffets on Easter Sunday with live musical entertainment. The elegant buffet will feature classic holiday fare. A special children’s buffet will be available for the little ones.

Call 619-522-8490 for information and reservations or click “Book Now” below. Cost is $120 per adult and $45 per child ages 6-10 in the Crown Room; $110 per adult and $43 per child in the Ballroom. Children ages 5 and under eat free with paying adult. Price is not including tax and gratuity.*

Egg Hunts

(For Hotel, Brunch and Sheerwater Breakfast Guests Only – Complimentary)
Easter morning will be kicked off with a good old-fashioned egg hunt! Each hunt has three hidden gold coins, and the lucky finders win a special Easter basket full of goodies. Please call 619-522-8815 to register (reservations required).

10:00am & 12:00pm: 1-4 year olds
10:20am & 12:20pm: 5-7 year olds
10:40am & 12:40pm: 8-12 year olds

Craft ‘Egg’stravaganza

($5 for Overnight Guests/$10 for Day Visitors)
The south end of the Windsor Lawn will also be the site for a fun zone with crafts for all ages from 9:30am to 1:30pm.

*Holiday dining events are prepaid to confirm. Should you need to cancel, please do so before March 22. Otherwise, your reservation is non-refundable.

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Spring Break

Plan your Spring Break vacation at The Del, where our quaint Coronado Island offers unlimited exploring and our seaside resort offers a variety of ways to spend family time together.

At the Beach
Our sandy back yard is the perfect place to build a castle, search for seashells or swim in the sea. Grab a boogie board or sign up for a surf lesson and learn how to hang ten. Or get a great core workout during a paddleboarding lesson from our resident experts.

Beach Rentals
Boogie boards, volleyballs, wetsuits and surfboards are available for rent. Please inquire at Del Beach or by calling 619-522-8815.

Del Beach Services
Lounge on our exquisite golden-sand beach with luxurious lounge chairs with cushions and terry covers, fringed umbrellas, half-moon cabanettes and plush day beds for full day rental. We also offer food and drink service, including salads, sandwiches and cocktails. Plus there are recreational activities available and an interactive kids’ play area. No reservations required, though reservations are recommended for Luxury Beach Beds by calling (619) 522-8122. (Re-opens in March 2016)

DelVentures – Kids’ Activities
Our DelVenture program offers children ages 4-12 exciting 2-hour activities and 3-5 hour adventures such as safaris, ocean learning, mosaics, junior photographers, beach olympics and more. Please email vacationplanner@hoteldel.com or call 619-522-8815 for reservations. Kids ages 4-12 will also receive an adventure pack at check-in, complete with a treasure map and compass. They will explore the resort and uncover the hidden clues, leading them to a “treasure” at the end.

For Teens
Teens will enjoy riding bikes around Coronado Island, learning to surf or paddleboard, relaxing at the spa with our special “Teen Treats” treatments, and venturing into the ocean with boogie boards, volleyballs, wetsuits and surfboards available for rent.

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Mom and Kids on the Beach

Mother’s Day

Show Mom how much you appreciate her with The Del’s spectacular Mother’s Day champagne brunch buffet in the magnificent Crown Room, 9am to 4pm, and in the ocean view Ballroom, 9am to 3pm, on Sunday, May 8.

The elegant buffet will feature a magnificent selection of culinary delights and live musical entertainment. A special children’s buffet will be available for the little ones.

Call 619-522-8490 for information and reservations or click “Book Now” below. Cost is $120 per adult and $45 per child ages 6-10 in the Crown Room; $110 per adult and $43 per child in the Ballroom. Children ages 5 and under eat free with paying adult. Price is not including tax and gratuity.*

*Holiday dining events are prepaid to confirm. Should you need to cancel, please do so before May 4. Otherwise, your reservation is non-refundable.

Gift Ideas for Mom

Treat Mom to an overnight stay at our legendary resort, a relaxing spa treatment, ocean view dining experiences, or a day of shopping. Del Gift Cards are available in any increment. Buy online.

Shops at The Del also feature a variety of unique gifts that Mom will love from 17 shops. Choose from apparel, accessories and shoes at Weekends, Kate’s or Isabel B.; bath products and robes at The Sea or Spa Shop; home accessories, foodie gifts and candles at Babcock & Story Emporium; elegant jewelry at Opals & Gems or Crown Jewels; something for her sweet tooth at Spreckels Sweets & Treats; unique vintage gifts from Est. 1888; or classic Del apparel and beach gifts at The Signature Shop.

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Father’s Day Beach Concert with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band

Hotel del Coronado presents a relaxing Father’s Day BBQ and concert on The Del’s scenic North Beach June 19 in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Paratroopers will grace the sky and wave our nations flag over the beach to kick off a rock-n-roll concert performed by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. There’s something for everyone as the twelve-member group covers hits from Stevie Wonder to Kelly Clarkson, Adele to the Zac Brown Band and everything in between.

Event Details – Sunday, June 19

Enjoy a delicious BBQ and sip cold drinks on the beach while you enjoy the concert. Food, beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks will be available for purchase and sand chairs will be available to rent ($15 each) or you can bring your own blanket and chairs.

Event Schedule
11am – Beach opens to ticketed guests
Noon to 7pm – Food and beverage service available
5-7pm – Amazing skydiving show followed by a live concert with the Lt. Dan Band

Tickets are $75 for all ages, and $35 for active and retired military and military spouses (please call 619-522-8490 to reserve the military tickets). Prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity, but do not include parking. No outside food or beverage will be allowed into the event. For questions, please contact us at 619-522-8490.

This special celebration honors those who bravely sacrifice to defend our nation. Hotel del Coronado will donate a portion of ticket proceeds directly to the Gary Sinise Foundation. www.garysinisefoundation.org.

About the Gary Sinise Foundation

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. Learn more about the Gary Sinise Foundation.


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Father’s Day Brunch

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Celebrate Dad at our lavish Sunday brunch in the Crown Room on Sunday, June 19 from 9:30am-1:30 pm. Experience a culinary journey with seafood, regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine, carving stations, sides and salads, a gourmet Bloody Mary bar, mimosas, freshly pressed paninis and housemade charcuterie, and an eye-popping candy and dessert bar that are all sure to please him.

Cost is $93 for adults and $29 for children ages 6-12 (children 5 and under are free). Price is not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 619-522-8490 or click the “Book Now” button below.

*Holiday dining events are prepaid to confirm. Should you need to cancel, please do so before June 15. Otherwise, your reservation is non-refundable.

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Fireworks on the beach at Hotel del Coronado | Photo by Dan McGeorge Gallery

Del Beach Bash & July 4th

Celebrate Independence Week in Coronado! Come to The Del early on June 30 for a beach party with a live band and fireworks for overnight guests. And then on July 4th, Coronado Island celebrates with an annual parade, community activities, and a spectacular fireworks finale.

June 30 Del Beach Bash

Celebrate early on June 30 with our Del Beach Bash, an annual tradition for Hotel del Coronado and Beach Village guests alike. We transform the beach into a party to remember with a skydiving performance to start the event, live music, bars, fire pits, s’mores and a spectacular fireworks display to end the evening. Event is from 7-10pm.

July 4th in Coronado

Independence Day in Coronado is as iconic as the island and The Del itself. Coronado Island celebrates July 4th with an annual parade, a fun run/walk, rough water swim, art-in-the-park and a concert at Spreckels Park. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over San Diego Bay, viewed from the Coronado Ferry Landing, or a fireworks display in Glorietta Bay. Click here for more details about July 4th in Coronado.

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