The Victorian-era Hotel Del Coronado recently completed a $13 million renovation of its facilities, including guestrooms, the Beach villas and cottages, common areas, and dining venues. In May, they launched the new “Del Beach” featuring beach daybeds, half-moon cabanas, and recreational activities for adults and children.
The new programs and activities include a beach playground for kids and surfboard, stand-up paddle, kayak and boogie board rentals. Also available are new furnishings including beach towels, umbrellas, cabanas, daybeds, and chaise lounges in a crisp white and burgundy design.
The new food and beverage beach service includes salads, sandwiches, Mai Tais, and margaritas. Chef John Shelton created light dishes to appeal to beachgoing families. The picnic-like offerings include guacamole and chips, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and margaritas for the grownups.
Additional family activities include the DelVenture program for younger guests ages 4 to 12. At check-in, kids receive a DelVenture explorer pack with a treasure map and all the tools for an exciting adventure. Clues guide explorers to golden crowns hidden throughout the resort, revealing their final destination where a sweet treasure awaits. Kidtopia offers three-hour camps and shorter programs for children featuring beach-themed rooms for crafts and playtime as well as a funhouse. Nightly s’mores can be enjoyed by the entire family under the stars over a crackling beach fire pit while dine-in movies over the main pool every Tuesday provide further entertainment.
New Blue Dolphin and Blue Octopus suites for families feature renovated master bedrooms and sitting parlors along with ocean-inspired kids’ bedrooms with bunk beds, beanbags, a Wii or X-Box, and a treasure chest filled with toys.