San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge Opens
In 1969, the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge was completed and made Coronado Island and Hotel del Coronado much more accessible. There were several proposals over the years to build a bridge (including one by hotel owner John D. Spreckels in 1926), but it wasn’t until 1964 that the bridge was approved by the Pentagon with the help of the California State Division of Highways.
After a groundbreaking in 1967 and two years of construction, opening ceremonies were held on August 2, 1969, and included a parade of vintage cars. The spectacular bridge is a beautiful sparkling blue and more than 2 miles in length, with a visually dramatic 90-degree shift at mid-point. This elegant structure is high enough for the tallest Navy ships to pass under and is artfully supported by arches with side panels of just 34 inches to allow for spectacular views while traveling across the bay.
Spa & Salon at The Del
Indulge your mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the healing power of the ocean, our Spa & Salon offers an array of luxurious treatments and wellness activities that leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Sun – Thu: 9 am – 6 pm
Fri – Sat: 9 am – 7 pm
Dining at The Del
Expert chefs. Locally sourced ingredients. A seaside haven for foodies. Beachfront dining that satisfies your every craving.
Choose from casual toes-in-the-sand tacos and cocktails, to fireside bites overlooking the sunset, to pizza and grab-n-go sandwiches, to fresh-catch sustainable seafood with wine.
Activities & Events
Make America’s most beloved beach the backdrop to your most beloved memories. From private beach bonfires with s’mores to plush pool cabanas and surf lessons, make new memories in a magical beachfront setting.