Enjoy some photos I took from this classic luxury hotel on the beaach 10 minutes from downtown San Diego.

Did you know that Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum traveled to Coronado repeatedly between 1904 and 1910, where he usually resided at Hotel del Coronado for months at a time. He wrote at least three books in the Oz series during that period (“Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz” 1908, “The Road to Oz” 1909, and “The Emerald City” 1910), and also designed the crown chandeliers in the famous Crown Room

And a long time hotel employee told me that the hotel was the inspiration for the emerald city! Now that’s cool Hollywood history!

Not to mention, Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis filmed Some Like It Hot here.


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Our 2020 perks are:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (room upgrades are not possible in Beach Village)
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two guests per bedroom
    $100 USD Spa Services credit (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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