MeetingsAwards & Testimonials

For over a century, the Hotel del Coronado has been regarded as San Diego's premier hotel and resort destination. It’s a distinction that has been recognized time and again by leading industry organizations from around the world.

Hotel Awards

  • Top 10 Best Hotels in San Diego, U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • Four Diamond Award, AAA, 2005-2019
  • Top 10 Island Escapes You Can Drive To, USA Today 10 BEST, 2020
  • Certificate of Excellence: Beach Village, TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Expert’s Choice Award, TripExpert, 2018
  • Top Resorts in Southern California, Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, 2014-15, 2017-18
  • Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor, 2011-2017
  • Best Getaways, LA Magazine, 2017
  • Best of, Modern Luxury San Diego Magazine, 2017
  • SoCal Superstars, Southern California Life 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
  • Local Favorite, Culture Trip, 2015
  • Trekaroo, Top Treks Lodging Award, 2015
  • Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice, 2014

Beach Awards

  • Best Water/Beachfront Hotel in San Diego, San Diego Magazine Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, 2019
  • San Diego’s Best Beach, 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
  • America’s Best Beach, Dr. Beach
  • Top 10 U.S. Beaches, Travel Channel
  • #1 Best Beach in Southern California, Travel Channel
  • Top 10 Beach Icons, USA Today
  • America’s Best Beaches, Wall Street Journal

Meetings Awards

  • Platinum Choice Award, Smart Meetings, 2015-2020
  • Best of Meetings Today Award, Meetings Today, 2018-2019
  • Best of the West, Meetings Today, 2018-2019
  • Smart Star Award: Best Beach Resort, Smart Meetings, 2014, 2018, 2020
  • Hall of Fame, Meetings and Conventions Magazine, 2015
  • Pinnacle Award, Successful Meetings Magazine, 1985-2018
  • Gold Key Award, Meetings & Conventions Magazine, 1982-2018
  • Pinnacle Award, Successful Meetings Magazine, 1985-2018
  • 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

Culinary Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence: Crown Room Brunch, TripAdvisor, 2011-2019
  • Certificate of Excellence: Sheerwater, TripAdvisor, 2012-2014, 2017-2018
  • Certificate of Excellence: ENO, TripAdvisor, 2017-2018
  • Best of San Diego, San Diego Magazine, 2016
  • Best Breakfast, San Diego Magazine, 2016
  • Best Hotel Bar (B&S Bar), San Diego Magazine Reader’s Poll
  • 100 Best Brunches in America, OpenTable, 2017
  • Best Lunch, OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award, 2016
  • Diner’s Choice Top 10 Great Lunches, OpenTable, 2016
  • Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America: Sheerwater, OpenTable, 2015
  • Diner’s Choice Award: Sheerwater, OpenTable, March 2015
  • Restaurant Wine Award, Wine Spectator Magazine

Wedding Awards

  • Best Indoor Venue, California Wedding Day, 2019
  • Editor’s Pick Top 20 Hotel Wedding Venues, Wedding Wire, 2016
  • Best Place to Get Married, San Diego’s Best, Union-Tribune Readers Poll
  • Providing Superior Romance Experience, Beverly Clark’s Elite Wedding Collection
  • Best Wedding Venue, San Diego Magazine
  • Best of Weddings, The Knot
  • Reader’s Choice, Best Place to Get Married, Ranch & Coast
  • #2 Best Place in the U.S. to Get Married, Travel Channel

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