Hotel Del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, California

Photos 

Hotel Del Coronado

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Marvin Rand, Photographer September 1971 SOUTHEAST (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION SHOWING BALLROOM TOWER AND ENTRANCE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Hotel Del Coronado, designed by James W. and Merrit Reid, in 1887, stands as a monument to luxurious resort guesting of the past and present. The hotel has hosted many notable guests including six United States Presidents and Edward VIII, then the Prince of Wales. The last remaining extravagantly conceived seaside resort hotel in southern California, the Hotel Del Coronado, designed by James W. and Merritt Reid in 1887, stands as a monument to luxurious resort guesting of the past and present. Its massive bulk and active silhouette have made the hotel a Coronado landmark for three quarters of a century. The hotel still fulfills the desire of its promoter, Mr. Elisha Babcock, who instructed the architects to "build a house that people will want to come to long after we are gone." -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CA-1958)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 14, 1971
Reference number
71000181
Architectural style
Victorian
Area of significance
Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Hotel
Current function
Hotel
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1887
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 6, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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