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Summer Fun

Hotel del Coronado is an ocean of fun and new offerings this summer! Families and couples staying at the resort can enjoy endless recreational activities at our award-winning Coronado Beach. Summer activities are available May 23 to August 31 (unless otherwise noted).

Surfing Lessons

Learn how to hang-ten in a private or group lesson on Coronado Beach. Private lessons are offered year-round and are $120 for the first person, $100 for each additional (9am, 11am, 3pm daily, ages 4 and up). Or join a group lesson this summer, available May 23-August 31 daily except Mondays for $95 per person (1pm-2:30pm, ages 6 and up, no lessons available July 4 or September 1). Kids and teens ages 8-16 can join Surf Camp from June to August 30 that includes lunch and a t-shirt (9am-1pm, Monday-Friday, ages 8-16 only, not available July 4). Surf Camp Pricing: 1 day- $145, 2 days – $245, 3 days – $325, 4 days – $395, 5 days – $445.


Join us every Sunday and Thursday evening for Family Roast Nights, May 25 – August 31, 8-9pm. Complimentary to all hotel guests (supplies are  limited; available on a first come, first served basis).

New this summer, our very popular s’mores experience has even more to savor! Relax around 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. Times available: 6pm-7pm; 6:15pm-7:15pm; 8pm-9pm; 8:15pm-9:15pm. 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.)

Dive-in Movie Night

Join us every Tuesday evening at 8pm (June 3-August 26) for movie night at the Main Pool. No reservations required, complimentary to all hotel guests.

Poolside Cabanas

Relax poolside in a brand 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.  The Concierge is happy to arrange for specific items as well. Full-day rental Monday-Thursday is $250; Friday-Sunday is $350; $400 on holidays. Pools are open from 7am to 10pm in the summer. Cabana rentals based on availability; please reserve in advance.


Each child receives a DelVenture Survival Pack at check-in with a number of goodies inside. Inside the pack is a Scavenger Hunt Map, which guides kids to find six hidden crowns. The scavenger hunt takes them to 6 hidden golden crowns on the property, which will reveal a secret clue “Letter” that they will fill in on the map.


This summer features an ALL NEW kids’ program with 2-hour morning activities, 3-hour Mini Adventures, and 3.5-5 hour Evening Adventures. Join us Fridays from July 11 to August 22, 4:30 to 5:30pm, for a special Radical Reptiles and Friends show! Please visit the Concierge, Kidtopia or click here for the current activities schedule and pricingReservations recommended. Available to overnight guests only.

Radical Reptiles
Join us as we meet some of nature’s creepiest, ugliest and most fascinating reptiles and insects here in Kidtopia! Provided by nationally recognized animal keeper Ben Hian and his team of qualified experts. Fridays 4:30pm-5:30pm thru August 22, 2014. Complimentary to all hotel guests!


Enjoy a relaxing paddle around the bay and get a great core workout with a paddleboarding lesson from our resident experts. Offered year-round (not available July 4). $100 per person/$90.00 each additional, ages 10 & up. Meets at Glorietta Bay Park or Coronado Beach if conditions permit. Paddleboard, paddle and wetsuit provided (optional). Advanced reservations required by calling 619-522-8115.

Ocean Ice

Located on the boardwalk, enjoy fresh-shaved ice with a variety of tantalizing flavors, including frozen alcoholic mixings. A perfect summer treat! Open daily noon to 5pm. View menu.


Get a caricature drawing done to commemorate your summer visit to The Del! Available throughout the property Friday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm, until September 1.

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Laugh Factory Coronado

Enjoy great stand-up comedy live at The Del this summer! Shows are Thursdays at 8pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and 10pm through August 30.

Ticket prices are $35 and $45 for VIP tickets (plus $6.50 processing fee). VIP admission includes early entry, no waiting in line and guaranteed seating. Learn more about the Laugh Factory. Shows are R-rated and are not recommended for guests under age 18. Click the “Book Now” button to buy tickets online, or call 619-522-8490. Active military members are half price (plus $6.50 processing fee); please call for tickets or purchase at the door.

August 21-23

Paul Rodriguez
Paul Rodriguez’s career has spanned more than two decades and includes starring roles and featured appearances in over 30 films and countless television series and specials.  Within Hispanic communities, Rodriguez is considered to be the Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, and George Carlin when it comes to original comedy and has become the “Original Latin King of Comedy.” Rodriguez holds the honor and is enshrined at the Smithsonian as the first television show about a Mexican American family on mainstream American television. He went on to do two other series, Trial and Error and Grand Slam for CBS. In addition, Rodriguez also found time to guest star in several episodes of Showtime’s original series Resurrection Blvd. and starred in six comedy specials for HBO. He also served as host for the ALMA Awards on ABC and the Latino Laugh Festival for Showtime, as well as his own television creations, and four specials for Fox. He landed the coveted role of outspoken fight physician Dr. Ferdie Pacheco in Columbia Pictures’ big budget movie “Ali”. He had the opportunity to work with the legendary Clint Eastwood in the Warner Bros. film “Blood Work”. Rodriguez was the executive producer and star of the comedy concert film, “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy.”

Frazer Smith
Frazer Smith is one of the best known comics in all of California. When you think of the biggest clubs in Hollywood, you’re sure to find Smith. He is pound for pound, the best one-liner in the country today. The Green Room is Smith’s s hot new show on All Comedy Radio, which is aired in over 160 markets nationwide. Smith has been a radio favorite in Los Angeles for the past 20 years. He has interviewed everyone from comics, to athletes, to big celebrities. Smith even had his own show on NBC called Rock ‘N’ America. It was a late night show that aired after Saturday Night Live. Name just about all of the biggest names in comedy, and Smith has worked with them. Smith is also an accomplished writer, with several projects currently being considered for development.

August 28-30

Jon Lovitz
For the last twenty years, Jon Lovitz has been one of the best-known comedians in the country. He was nominated for an Emmy his first two years on Saturday Night Live. He became known for many characters, including “Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous”, “Master Thespian”, “Hannukuh Harry” and “the Devil”. He has appeared in over thirty movies, including “Big”, “A League of Their Own”, “The Wedding Singer”, “High School High”, “Small Time Crooks”, and “Rat Race”.  He has worked with some of the best comedy directors, including Penny Marshall, Rob Reiner, Jerry Zucker, and the man who influenced Jon to be a comedian in the first place (when Jon was 13), Woody Allen. Jon has become well known for his distinctive voice. He was the lead voice of the character “Jay Sherman” in the acclaimed cult cartoon series “The Critic” and has done voice overs for many other animated features (“American Tale: Fievel Goes West”, “Cats and Dogs”, “Eight Crazy Nights”, etc.) He has also worked on “The Simpsons” many times, including creating the character of Marge Simpson’s boyfriend, “Artie Ziff”. Two years ago, he pursued his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. He is one of only a few performers to start as an actor and then become a stand-up comedian and is now successfully headlining in nightclubs, theatres, and casinos across the country.

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Oktoberfest: September 26-28

Beer lovers should head to Hotel del Coronado Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 for Oktoberfest. Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Sun Deck with authentic food like bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels from San Diego Pretzel, schnitzel and more, plus select specialty beers from breweries like Paulaner and Karl Strauss. Guests…

Beer lovers should head to Hotel del Coronado Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 for Oktoberfest. Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Sun Deck with authentic food like bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels from San Diego Pretzel, schnitzel and more, plus select specialty beers from breweries like Paulaner and Karl Strauss. Guests will also enjoy traditional entertainment including daily ceremonial keg tapping and live musical performances. Admission is free; food and drink purchased a la carte. For more information, call 619-522-8490.

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Sea+Food Dining Event – October 18

Hotel del Coronado’s Sea+Food festival will be full of delicious local seafood, BBQ, fun retro blues, and specialty drinks on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm on our beachfront Windsor Lawn.

On Saturday October 18, enjoy a day of food and wine on The Del’s beachfront Windsor Lawn. From 2 to 5 p.m., chefs will be preparing delicious, fresh seafood dishes at interactive stations throughout the event including Lil’ Del BBQ, smoked oysters, a raw bar with sashimi and a clam bake station. Craft beer, wines and spirit tastings are available with a portion of the proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to benefit childhood cancer research. While you’re savoring amazing seafood, also feed your soul with the sounds of The Whitney Shay/Robin Henkel Extravaganza featuring a blend of blues from the 1920s to 1960s.

Admission is $125 per person (includes tax, gratuities and parking) and guests must be 21 or over to attend. Parking for this event will be validated and pets are welcome!

Watch the video from our Sea+Food event in June

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Hallo-wine & Spirits® Party

Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel on Saturday, October 25. Don your best costume and join us for the 5th annual, adults-only, “Hallo-wine and Spirits” Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, delicious wines and dancing until you drop!

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. Also watch a giant pumpkin carving demonstration.

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. Tickets are $125 per person when you reserve by October 1 ($150 thereafter) and will be on sale soon. Call 619-522-8490 for more information.

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Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118

Reservations: 1.800.468.3533
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