A visit to Coronado Island is not complete without stopping at the iconic Del Coronado Hotel. It was designed by a Canadian, eh. The architect, Mr James Reid was a native of New Brunswick, Canada. Construction began in 1887 when the area was enjoying a boom. Their colourful history includes visits by notables, Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin and many presidents, including Barrack Obama.
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The screw ball comedy ‘Some Like It Hot’, starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis was filmed here in 1958. There’s a wonderful ‘behind the scenes’ photo gallery here that fans of old hollywood won’t want to miss it. The magic begins right at the front door. Check out their tropical and gorgeous winter pots. I wish!
With its victorian architecture, red roof and beach location, generations of the same family come year after year to celebrate their special occasions. This is how the lobby looked back in the late 1800’s. Though fashions have changed, the Del remains a delight.
Boomdee risked lawlessness to get you an exclusive photo of their amazing two-story Christmas tree from the upper balcony.
I don’t know how many ornaments were hung, but many of them are available in the gift shop. They’re all nostalgic and were hard to resist. I just might have to go back 😉
I thought their vegetable, herb garden was so well-organized. Looks like it’s just getting started but what an awesome addition.
If you enjoy American history, it’s fun to stroll around the grounds. It was designated a National Landmark in 1977. Officially, it’s the ‘Hotel Del Coronado’ but to visitors past and present, it’s fondly called ‘The Del’.
It’s like stepping back in time.
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