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The Legend Lives On

130 Years of InDELible Memories. One Year of Epic Experiences.

We invite you to partake in a year of epic experiences celebrating The Del’s 130th anniversary. Make your own inDELible memories – from fireworks over the sea and spectacular sunset champagne toasts, to ice skating on the beach and DELicious events with top chefs – as legends from the worlds of entertainment, culinary, the arts, and wellness converge within the charms of this iconic seaside hotel. Celebrate the enchantments of the Grand American Beach Vacation that make The Del so special. The Legend Lives On.

130th Anniversary Offer

Enjoy a $130 Resort Credit

We’re celebrating all year! Receive a $130 resort credit with any two-night stay in 2018. Stay a little longer and enjoy an additional $65 resort credit per day. Learn more

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Icons + Masters Anniversary Gala

February 17

See the world’s most iconic stars through the lens of legendary celebrity photographer John Russo and savor the culinary creations of some of the nation’s top Master French Chefs at the Icons + Masters Anniversary Gala, a black-tie celebration of the 130th anniversary of Hotel del Coronado.

The evening will take the Crown Room back to its historic grandeur with sepia-tone lighting, vintage touches, entertainment from a lively multi-piece orchestra and more.

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Champagne Toast

February 19

Celebrate the 130th Anniversary of Hotel del Coronado with a commemorative champagne toast at sunset, followed by a spectacular fireworks show with music by DJ Hevroc. This event is complimentary to all hotel guests, members and the local community. *Photo by Dan McGeorge Gallery

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130th Anniversary Dinner

February 19

Your evening begins with a sunset champagne toast and fireworks display to music by DJ Hevrock, celebrating The Del’s 130th Anniversary.  Then join us at 1500 OCEAN for a spectacular 130th Anniversary Dinner, where Chef Patrick Ponsaty takes a modern, coastal twist on an original Hotel del Coronado menu. The evening will feature six delectable courses inspired by vintage menus of The Del paired with exquisite wines.


Summer Clambake Series

The Del’s signature offering on the sand returns for a series where legendary guest chefs from California and Baja join Executive Chef Stefan Peroutka for their take on our California Clambake. Guest chefs and dates coming soon!

Father's Day Concert
Father's Day Concert & BBQ


Join us for a Father’s Day Concert & BBQ featuring Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band and benefiting America’s veterans and military families. The show will open with a spectacular skydiving show from Skydiving Innovations featuring members of the Naval Special Warfare community waving the American flag. Attendees will enjoy delicious BBQ as they listen to hits from Bruno Mars, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, the Zac Brown Band and more!


Del Beach Bash


Kickoff Independence Week at The Del!  Join us on July 1 for a beach party with a live band, firepits with s’mores and an exciting fireworks display. Then on the 4th of July Coronado Island celebrates with an annual parade, family-friendly activities and a spectacular fireworks show for all to see.

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San Diego Pride Kickoff Event

July 11

Join Hotel del Coronado as we officially kickoff Pride Week in San Diego.  More details coming soon.

Chef Throwdown


Be a part of an evening of epicurean splendor showcasing the talents of over 25 of the best chefs from San Diego and Baja at 2018 Chef Throwdown, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The progressive evening brings together local foodies who vote for a ‘People’s Choice’ award and a Culinary Council of celebrity top chefs and food critics, award the Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence. 

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Hallo-wine + Spirits®

October 27

Celebrate Halloween at San Diego’s famous haunted hotel on Saturday, October 27. Wear your best costume and join us for the 8th annual, adults-only, Hallo-wine & Spirits® Party full of spooky surroundings, great eats, drinks and dancing until you drop!

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Coronado Island Film Festival

November 8-11

Join the community of Coronado, Leonard Maltin, and the makers and lovers of film from around the world – for a fun-filled holiday weekend. Celebrate Coronado’s enduring love affair with Hollywood which first began when stars like Errol Flynn, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin were drawn to the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Since those early days of film, Coronado’s world-class beaches, perfect weather, and proximity to Hollywood have made it a favorite go-to spot for screen legends.

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A Christmas Legend - Holidays at The Del

November 22 - December 31

The 2018 holiday season will celebrate 130 years of Christmas at The Del with thousands of lights, vintage-inspired decorations, the return of Skating by the Sea, holiday feasts, and some legendary surprises. More details to come!