El Cordova Hotel

Informal luxury boutique filled with Old World elegance

Fresh off a renovation, and perfectly situated one block from the best beaches on the island -- the 43-room El Cordova is Coronado's best kept secret. With its prime location in the heart of the Village of Coronado, El Cordova is just one block or less from the best beaches on the island. Right on property, you can have your choice of dining at four tempting restaurants and 12 enticing boutiques. You’ll also find more shopping, restaurants, theatre and recreational activities all within walking distance. The hotel’s informal Spanish garden and lovely courtyard create a sense of liveable luxury. The attentive staff offer personal service -- ensuring that your stay is memorable and comfortable. With abundant natural beauty, a charming Spanish hacienda style and a highly convenient location -- El Cordova is the perfect choice for honeymoons, family vacations, group meetings and more.

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Loads of historic charm -- and just the right amount of modern touches

What it's like

On the iconic Orange Avenue, in the heart of the Village of Coronado Island, you’ll find the beautiful and historic El Cordova. Drink in the Spanish Village-style charm as you step into the informal Spanish Garden and pass the serene courtyard pool. Take a moment to admire the lobby -- it was made even more beautiful and modern during the extensive recent renovations. You’ll feel a great sense of the rich tradition of this spot. Originally built as a retirement mansion house for wealthy industrialist Elisha Babcock in 1902, but kept perfectly updated since then, El Cordova is quintessential Coronado. As you make your way to your unique guest room, you will see and experience the service and attention to detail that truly set this place apart.

Independent spirit

Suites offer loads of space -- and no two guestrooms are alike

Small touches

Escape the norm by shopping at the 10 shops and restaurants onsite, including The Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar and Miguel's Cocina. There’s plenty more nearby, too -- the best beach on the Island is one block away, and other tempting recreational activities are conveniently close. Relax in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Stay connected with free wifi, a business center and more. Stay comfortable with modern A/C. For your convenience, most rooms offer kitchen facilities.

Eat and drink

Brigantine, which serves up surf ‘n’ turf, oysters, tacos and more, is a standout. Known for its exceptional seafood, Brigantine is a San Diego institution -- a staple in the city ever since the Morton family opened its first location on Shelter Island in 1969. The seafood eatery perfectly encapsulates the beach town vibe, the local love for flavor and a deep commitment to friendly service. In addition, Miguel’s Cocina, located onsite, is a lively Mexican bar and restaurant serving up tasty drinks and mouth-watering dishes. Beginning with a few classic recipes culled from the chef’s family and friends, the menu captures the true spirit of Mexico. Orange Street and the surrounding area offer many other tempting dining options as well.

And more

Thanks to its prime Orange Ave. location and rich sense of tradition, El Cordova offers idyllic seclusion in perfect proximity to the hotspots. Planning a memorable meeting? Nothing beats the beauty and charm of this property. The romantic setting is perfect for weddings and other happy occasions. The accommodating staff is happy to help you make your event a big success. With lots of great backdrops and amenities, plus service that’s incredibly personal and thoughtful -- El Cordova has it all.

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Rooms & Rates

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Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Self parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite boutique shops
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bilingual Staff

Eat & Drink

  • Miguel's Cocina
  • Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar

Fitness & Recreation

  • Heated outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Spanish garden and courtyard 
  • Picnic area
  • Firepit and lounge seating
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)

Business Services

  • Business center

Meetings & Events

  • 600 sq ft. Meeting space

In-room amenities

  • Free WiFi internet
  • Guest laundry facilities
  • Flat screen TV's with free HBO
  • Air conditioning
  • In room iron & board
  • In room coffee maker
  • In room hair dryer

Suites amenities

  • In room kitchens
  • China, glass, flatware
  • Microwave and refrigerator

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of one night's room and tax.
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