Bridal Chamber




Hotel del Coronado featured more than 400 guestrooms that, according to an early brochure for the San Diego destination resort, “are all large, well ventilated and lighted, the sun reaching every room in the house at some hour of the day” with rug carpets, the “handsomest” wood furniture, and windows shaded with Venetian blinds. “The suites of rooms are grouped around sitting rooms, giving every suite of four or five rooms a special reception sitting room,” all with fireplaces and “richly carved mantels with large French bevel-plate mirrors.” The Bridal Chamber (pictured) was considered the “handsomest guestroom in the house, furnished in solid natural mahogany, with upholstery and tapestry of pale blue and cream.” In 1888, private bathrooms were a luxury, and The Del was proud of its approximately 71 bathrooms (bathtubs) and 71 water closets (toilets).

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