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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 US Family Resort, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2015
Reader’s Choice Award, Condé Nast Traveler, 2015
Local Favorite, Culture Trip, 2015
Trekaroo, Top Treks Lodging Award, 2015
Top Southern California Resorts, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2014-2015
Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2014
Best Hotel 100+ Rooms, Coronado Lifestyle Magazine, 2014
Award of Excellence, Booking.com, 2014
Best San Diego Hotel, San Diego’s Best, Union-Tribune Readers Poll, 2014
Best Staycation Location, San Diego’s Best, Union-Tribune Readers Poll, 2013-2014
Best San Diego Hotel, San Diego Union-Tribune/SD Best Poll, 2013-2014
Best in Stay Award, Orbitz, 2013
#8 Top Mainland U.S. Hotels, Celebrated Living, 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 (Hotel Del), TripAdvisor
Certificate of Excellence (Beach Village), TripAdvisor
#1 Resort in the US, Celebrated Living Magazine
Best Resort Getaway, Los Angeles Magazine

America’s Top 10 Beaches, Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. “Dr. Beach”, 2016
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
Top 10 Beach Icons, USA Today
#1 Best Beach in the Southern California, The Travel Channel
America’s Best Beaches, Wall Street Journal

The Best Hotel Brunches in the World, Condé Nast Traveler, 2016
Gold Medallion Award (1500 OCEAN and Sheerwater), California Restaurant Association, 2016
Diner’s Choice Top 10 Great Lunches, Open Table, 2016
Best Lunch, Open Table Diner’s Choice Award, 2016
Best Breakfast by Neighborhood, San Diego Magazine, 2016
Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America (Sheerwater), OpenTable, 2015
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (1500 OCEAN & Crown Room Sunday Brunch), 2015
Diner’s Choice Award (Sheerwater), OpenTable, March 2015
Diner’s Choice Award (1500 OCEAN), OpenTable, February 2015
Diners’ Choice Award Winner for Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in America, Open Table, 2014
Best Brunch, San Diego Magazine, 2013-2014
Best Outdoor Dining (1500 OCEAN), San Diego Magazine Critics’ Pick, 2013
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
Diner’s Choice (1500 OCEAN), OpenTable, 2009-2014
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

Editor’s Pick – Top 20 Hotel Wedding Venues, Wedding Wire, 2016
Best Wedding Venue, San Diego Magazine, 2014
Best Place to Get Married, San Diego’s Best, Union-Tribune Readers Poll, 2013-2014
Providing Superior Romance Experience, Beverly Clark’s Elite Wedding Collection, 2009-2014
Reader’s Choice for Best Place to Get Married, Ranch & Coast, 2013
Best Place to Get Married, Ranch & Coast, 2013
Best of Weddings, The Knot, 2012
#2 Best Place in the U.S. to Get Married, The Travel Channel

Award of Excellence, Corporate & Incentive Travel, 2016
Platinum Choice Award, Smart Meetings, 2015
Hall of Fame, Meetings and Conventions Magazine, 2015
Recognition for Excellence, Meeting Focus, 2014
Best of the West, Meeting Focus, 2014
Smart Star Award – Best BeachResort, Smart Meetings Magazine, 2014
Top 100 Meeting Hotels, Cvent, 2012-2013
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
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
#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