A Year in Review: Glorietta Bay Inn Photos in 2014

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2014 has been a wonderful year! We welcomed back old friends, and enjoyed meeting new friends throughout the year. We put together a Year In Review with our favorite photos of 2014. 


A couple feels royal on their wedding day in the Spreckels Suite:












The winner of our #SelfieWithDadOrGrad Facebook Contest. View all the great contestants here

Jeanne Boiarsky Selfie Winner












A #Selfie Station was created for all your #selfie needs:

selfie station












The @Dencarlson family stops by the #Selfie Station in front of the Historic Spreckels Mansion:













The Gibson’s were married 25 years ago on top of the Penthouse Suite. The happy couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with us this year and shared this photo:











Scott C. shared his photo of a full moon which he took from his room patio:

Scott Cancelosi‎ Captures Moon over bay










Our Front Desk Agent, Georgia, won “Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year” by the California Hotels & Lodging Association in the state of California:










The groom and groomsmen pose for a photo opp in the Music Room:













@shi_del wakes up to continental breakfast served in bed while staying in the historic Mansion:












Click here to view a “Happy Thanksgiving” Video from the Marr Family in front of the Garden Suite (can you guess who many there are?):

marr family 







We look forward to welcoming 2015 with open arms! If you have photos to share during your visit, then please follow and share with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google +. Happy New Year to All! 

Rainy Day Remedies

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It’s raining, it’s pouring… and you’re on vacation! Now what? Don’t let the rainfall get you down. Coronado Island is full of fun activities on a rainy day. With rain in the forecast today and tomorrow, here are some suggested activities to brighten your rainy day, all within walking distance!


Catch a Flick in an Old Fashioned Theater!eVillageTheatreInterior.LoRes

Catch a flick at the old-fashioned Hollywood cinema at the Vintage Village Theater. You can purchase tickets at the sidewalk ticket booth underneath the giant neon “Village” marquee sign. You’ll enjoy the movie in the retro-designed screening rooms, plush chairs, and great prices! Don’t forget to grab some freshly popped popcorn as you walk through the door or have a tasty old fashioned hotdog. Click here for show times.


Visit a 50’s Diner

Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? If you love a retro 50’s diner anytime of the day, then Clayton’s Coffee Shop is for you! After your meal, try a malt or milkshake to get the full experience, and bring quarters for the jukebox! Local tip: There’s an authentic Mexican take-out window behind the coffee shop.


Get crafty!

Awesome is a word that sums up the work created at the Awesome Artists Ceramic Studio. A variety of ceramic bisque, stencils, stamps, sponges, brushes and more than 50 colors are offered to create a unique design. Once finished, the art is then coated with a clear glaze and fired up in their kilns.


See a Play!

Lambs Theater Player is one of Southern California’s leading non-profit performing arts organizations. The Coronado theater presents plays February through November, followed by ‘Lamb’s Players Festival of Christmas’ each December. You can also check out the Coronado Playhouse, the oldest, longest running theatre in Coronado which has been in the community since 1946. The playhouse is a small 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre overlooking beautiful Glorietta Bay. For current productions click here.


Have a Drink at the Local Watering Hole

McP’s, an authentic Irish Pub, was established by a former navy seal in 1982 on Orange Avenue. The local watering hole welcomes local and world-wide navy seals so don’t be surprised if a few drop in to say hello to their favorite restaurant.  The ambiance is laid back and invites patrons to raise a glass or two to those who have served our country. They also have nightly live entertainment featuring the most popular local talent.  Or stop to have a bit to eat on their Irish inspired menu (they also have a great kids menu).


Cozy Up at the Book Store 

Stock up on your favorite books for a lazy afternoon reading at Bay Book Store. Bay Books has an extensive children’s section, a military selection, and the most recently published books. 

Need more ideas? Stop by the Front Desk and our staff would be happy to provide more information. While you’re there, ask the Front Desk for an umbrella as we offer them to our guests to keep dry so you can still enjoy vacation. 

Tis’ The Season for Holiday Shopping in Coronado

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Looking for boutique shops to find unique gifts? Coronado is the perfect destination for your holiday shopping! The Crown City is full of charming shops you won’t find anywhere else. From one of a kind shops, family owned businesses, to boutique designers, you’ll find something for everyone on your holiday wish list. To make your shopping experience even better, all Coronado parking meters are free from now until December 27th, 2014 (the two hour limit is still in effect). Below is a list of the different shops that are just steps away from Glorietta Bay Inn:

Bakcock & Story Emporium
    -Designer swimwear and premium denim by famous designers.
Bay Books
    -Recently published books, timeliess classics, children’s books, and speciality gifts.
Blue Jeans & Bikinis
    -Designer swimwear and premium denim by famous designers.
Celtic Corner Scottish Treasures
    -A family owned business offering the best products from Scottland such as kilts, jewelry and more.
Choco Amore
    -Give the gift of delicious chocolate!
Cigar Factory
    -Featuring some of the best cigars from around the world.
    -A locally owned home and gifts store located in the heart of Coronado.
Museum Store
    -Packed with books, jewelry, toys, and art for the museum junkie in your life.
    -A boutique home décor center.
Crown Jewels Coronado
    -Diamonds and jewels galore!
Forget Me Not
    -From seashells to home decor items Forget Me Not something for every budget and everyone back home.
In Good Taste
    -Thoughtful gifts, beautiful accent pieces and items as charming as Coronado itself.
    -A fashionable collection of sophisticated women’s apparel and accessories.
    -Kippys produces full ready-to-wear collections for men and women.
Mascot Boutique
    -A fine collection of Hawaiian print clothing.
Miss Match
    -Miss Match delivers a clothing boutique experience without the boutique prices.
MJ Brown
    -Specialty boutique featuring women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, and gift items.
Paris & Me Boutique
    -A family owned and operated women’s boutique.
Regali Gourmets & Gifts
    -Unique gift ideas, hand painted ceramics, truffles, chocolate, gourmet food items, gift baskets, for all occasions and souvenir items.
Seaside Papery 
    -Featuring Southern California’s largest collections of custom-tailored invitations, stationery, wrapping paper and gifts.
Shops at the Del
    -Offering apparel, jewelry, and countless specialty shops.
Studio 12.20
    -An unrivaled collection that encompasses clothing, footwear, and accessories.
Wag N’ Tails
    -Find a fun gift for your favorite furry friend!
Zilaro Cellers
    -The wine lover in your life will surely appreciate a bottle from this modern winery.
 Happy Shopping To All!

Santa Was Jolly And His Visitors Were Generous!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Photos with Santa event on December 4, 2014. Guests and local residents visited with Santa all while enjoying our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

A special thank you to everyone who donated a toy which was given to the Coronado Fire Department Toy Drive. With your help, we donated over 40 new toys!

We look forward to welcoming you back again next year! In the meantime, enjoy the priceless photos below or click here to visit the entire album. To check out other events in the Coronado area, visit our Events Page


Coronado Fire Department accepts toys from Glorietta Bay Inn:










Our little guest is patiently waiting for his turn with Santa:













Our personal favorite:

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Glorietta Bay Inn Employee Wins State Hospitality Industry Award

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georgiaOur front desk agent, Georgia Kinkead, recently received the statewide “Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year” award in the small hotels category by the California Hotel & Lodging Association. The award was presented at the Stars of the Industry ceremony at the Weston St. Francis on November 21, 2014. The award ceremony honors hotel employees for their exceptional accomplishments, service, and leadership in the lodging industry.

Georgia has been providing a welcoming experience for guests entering the hotel for the past 17 years. She is known for her dedicated guest service and hard work. Her charming personality and positive greeting puts a smile on even the weariest of travelers.

“Georgia epitomizes what it means to be an outstanding employee. I have never met a woman who is as punctual, personable, and consistently willing to make our guests happy as her. I am certain that without Georgia as part of our team, not only would our employees be as happy, but most importantly our guests,” said Mike Murrell, Assistant General Manager.

View a video of Georgia accepting her award here. Thank you Georgia for your hard work!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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Photos with Santa Glorietta Bay InnPhotos With Santa Event – December 4 at 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town!

 Join us in welcoming Santa Claus on December 4th at Glorietta Bay Inn. You’re invited to take FREE photos with Santa while enjoying delicious holiday cookies! The event is free and open to guests and the Coronado community.

Bring in a new toy in exchange for a raffle ticket to win a 1-night stay at the hotel. All toys will be donated to the Coronado Fire Department Toy Drive. RSVP to Kelsey at kelsey@gloriettabayinn.com


The fun continues during the Coronado Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and Holiday Open House. Join the holiday fun on December 5th to kick off the holidays: 

  • 2-7pm: Snow Mountain & Activities at Coronado Ferry Landing
  • 3:20pm: Santa arrives by Ferry at the Coronado Ferry Landing
  • 5-9pm: Downtown Open House on Orange Avenue
  • 6pm: Christmas Parade sponsored by EDCO
  • 7pm: Lighting of the Rotary Plaza Christmas Tree
  • 7:15pm: Community Band Concert at Rotary Plaza 

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We are a cozy boutique hotel with an 11-room historic mansion and 89 contemporary rooms and suites. We combine old world charm with contemporary Southern California comfort, a winning combination that simply cannot be matched. The Inn is steps away from dining and boutique shopping, a block from Coronado Beach, and just minutes away from San Diego’s best attractions. Our stunning boutique hotel takes you back to a world and time long past with all the modern amenities of today.

We invite you to check back often to find out what is happening at the Inn and Coronado.