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Hotel del Coronado Awards and Accolades

For nearly 130 years, 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

Expert’s Choice Award, TripExpert, 2018
Four Diamond Award, AAA, 2005-2018
Certificate of Excellence (Hotel del Coronado), TripAdvisor, 2011- 2014, 2016-2017
SoCal Superstars Winner, Hotels Category, Southern California Life Magazine, 2017
Reader’s Choice Award, Condé Nast Traveler, 2015 & 2017
Best Getaways, LA Magazine, 2017
Best of, Modern Luxury San Diego Magazine, 2017
World’s Best Family Beach Hotels, Travel and Leisure, 2016
Top San Diego Hotel, US News and World Report, 2016
Top US Family Resort, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2015
Reader’s Choice Award, Condé Nast Traveler, 2015 & 2017
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,, 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
#1 Resort in the US, Celebrated Living Magazine
Best Resort Getaway, Los Angeles Magazine

Beach Awards

#1 San Diego’s Best Beaches, San Diego Entertainer Magazine, 2018
Best Beaches in North America, Town and Country, 2017
Top Ten Beaches in North America, 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

Meetings Awards

Best of Meetings Today Award, Meetings Today, 2018
Smart Star Award – Best Beach Hotel, Smart Meetings Magazine, 2014, 2018
Platinum Choice Award, Smart Meetings, 2015 & 2017
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, 2018
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

Food & Beverage Awards

100 Best Brunches in America, OpenTable, 2017
Certificate of Excellence (1500 OCEAN), TripAdvisor, 2011-2017
Certificate of Excellence (Crown Room Brunch), TripAdvisor, 2011-2017
Certificate of Excellence (Sheerwater), TripAdvisor, 2012-2014, 2017
Certificate of Excellence (ENO), TripAdvisor, 2017
Best of San Diego, San Diego Magazine, 2016
Diner’s Choice Top 10 Great Lunches, OpenTable, 2016
Best Lunch, OpenTable 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

Wedding Awards

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


“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