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For more than 125 years, the Hotel del Coronado has been the symbol of Victorian elegance and refined luxury among San Diego oceanfront vacation destinations. And it is this distinction that has been recognized time and again by leading travel publications and industry organizations from around the world. Listed below, please find and enjoy a few of the awards and accolades that we’ve recently been honored to receive.

  • Hotel Awards
  • Beach Awards
  • Food & Beverage Awards
  • Wedding Awards
  • Meetings Awards
  • Accolades

Four Diamond Award, AAA, 2005-2016
Top Southern California Resorts, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2014-2015
Top US Family Resort, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2015
Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2014
Best San Diego Hotel, San Diego’s Best, Union-Tribune Readers Poll, 2014
Favorite Staycation Location, San Diego’s Best, Union-Tribune Readers Poll, 2014
#8 Top Mainland U.S. Hotels, Celebrated Living, 2013
Certificate of Excellence (Hotel Del and Beach Village), TripAdvisor, 2013
Best Destination Hotel, Ranch & Coast, 2013
Best San Diego Landmark, Ranch & Coast, 2013
The 15 Best Hotels in the World, Gogobot, 2013
Top 10 Resorts in the World, USA Today
Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor, 2013
Certificate of Excellence (Beach Village), TripAdvisor, 2012 & 2013
Top 100 Hotels, Gogobot, 2011
Best Family Friendly Hotel/Resort, San Diego Family Magazine, 2011
Top Heritage Brand in San Diego, San Diego Ad Club People’s Choice, 2011
Top 10 Family Resort, Shermans Travel, 2010
Best Hotel, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego’s Best Poll, 2010
Top 20 Hotel Spas in the World, Travel + Leisure, 2008
Top 50 Resorts for Parents & Kids, Travel + Leisure Family Magazine, 2008
500 Greatest Hotels in the World, Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2008

Best U.S. Beaches for Families, Family Vacation Critic, 2014
Best Family Beach, San Diego Family Magazine, 2013
America’s Best Beach, Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach”, 2012
Top 10 U.S. Beaches, The Travel Channel, 2012
Best Beach for Families, San Diego Family Magazine, 2012
America’s Top 10 Beaches, “Dr. Beach,” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Top 10 Beach Icons, USA Today
#1 Best Beach in the Southern California, The Travel Channel
America’s Best Beaches, Wall Street Journal

Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America (Sheerwater), OpenTable, 2015
Diner’s Choice Award (Sheerwater), OpenTable, March 2015
Diner’s Choice Award (1500 OCEAN), OpenTable, February 2015
Best Brunch, San Diego Magazine, 2013 & 2014
Best Outdoor Dining (1500 OCEAN), San Diego Magazine, 2013
Best Family Brunch, San Diego Family Magazine, 2013
Best 100 Outdoor Dining in the U.S. (Sheerwater), OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award, 2012
Best Outdoor Dining (1500 OCEAN), San Diego Magazine Critics’ Pick, 2011
Best Wine Bar (ENO), California Restaurant Association, 2011
Diner’s Choice (1500 OCEAN), OpenTable, 2009-2014
Best Hotel Restaurant, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego’s Best Poll, 2010
Best Candy Store (Spreckels Sweets & Treats), San Diego Magazine, 2010
Best Sunday Brunch, Best Ocean-View Dining & Best Patio Dining, San Diego Downtown News
Restaurant Wine Award (Hotel del Coronado), Wine Spectator Magazine
Best Hotel Bar (Babcock & Story Bar), San Diego Magazine Reader’s Poll

Editors’ Pick: Hotel Wedding Venues, WeddingWire, 2016
Best Place to Get Married, San Diego’s Best, Union-Tribune Readers Poll, 2014
Best Place to Get Married, Ranch & Coast, 2013
Best Wedding Venue, San Diego Union-Tribune “San Diego’s Best” Poll, 2010
Reader’s Choice for Best Place to Get Married, Ranch & Coast, 2010
#1 Best Place in the U.S. to Get Married, The Travel Channel

Platinum Choice Award, Smart Meetings, 2015
Gold Key Award, Meetings and Conventions Magazine, Awarded every year since 1982
Pinnacle Award, Successful Meetings Magazine, Awarded every year since 1985
Paragon Award, Corporate Meetings and Incentive Magazine
Inner Circle Award, Association Meetings Magazine
Platinum Partner, Incentive Magazine
Hall of Fame, Meetings and Conventions Magazine
Merit and Distinction Award, Medical Meetings Magazine
Planner’s Choice Award, Meeting News Magazine
Executive Choice Award, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine
Best Hotel in the Western United States, Successful Meetings Magazine
Award of Excellence, Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine
Best of the West, Meetings in the West Magazine
#5 Top U.S. Business Hotels, Celebrated Living Magazine, 2013

“Actually, calling ‘The Del’ a hotel is like describing the Taj Mahal as a house. Consider. the versatile roles it continues to play as a popular hideaway for celebrities, decompression chamber for incentive groups, world-class resort, popular meeting and convention destination, and stage set for both theatrical and political events.” – Successful Meetings

“The meaning of Coronado is ‘crowned one’, and the Hotel del Coronado lives up to its name in luxury, elegance and style.” – Travel Weekly

“Coronado Beach is often rated as one of America’s most beautiful; at its center stands the famed Hotel del Coronado, a gingerbread-laced resort as posh as when it opened in 1888.”
 Life Magazine