Glorietta Bay Inn Mansion Cookies

Posted by & filed under Blog.

Our guests love the cookies they get at turndown during their stay in the mansion! For your mansion stay at home enjoy this chocolate chip cookie recipe.

For best results…

Measure by weight not by volume.

Let cookie dough sit in fridge overnight before baking.

For crunchier cookies, substitute half of the brown sugar with granulated sugar and cook longer.



8 oz (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 ice cube

10 oz (2 c) flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

2 tsp sea salt

5 oz (3/4 c) granulated sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

5 oz (1/2 c + 2 Tbsp, tightly packed) brown sugar

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips



Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until golden brown (about 5min). This adds a nutty, caramely flavor to the cookies.

Remove from heat and continue stirring for an additional 15sec, transfer to small bowl and add an ice cube. Cool in the fridge for 20min.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a stand mixer, whisk together granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract until pale brown on medium speed (5min).

Switch to paddle attachment on mixer. On medium speed, add brown sugar and cooled brown butter to the egg mixture. Mix until combined, and then add flour mixture. Set to low speed, and then add chocolate.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spoon dough onto parchment with 1 oz/2Tbsp scoop. Fit 6-8 cookies per sheet. Bake for 15 (with fresh dough)-20min(with refrigerated dough) until edges are golden brown.

Let cool for 2min, then transfer to wire rack.


For a tasty holiday flare, very lightly sprinkle the cookies with coarse sea salt when they come out of the oven to give your cookies a snowy look. Very good if you like a mix of sweet and salty!

After 5 min of cooling, the cookies are ready to enjoy with a tall glass of milk!

Happy holidays!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Inspired by Food Lab’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


Posted by: Cat Fizer-Rau

Title: Front Desk Agent

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by & filed under Blog.

This Thanksgiving, we extend our warmest wishes to all our valued guests. For the friendship and confidence you have shown in us throughout the years, we are deeply grateful. From everyone at Glorietta Bay Inn, we wish you the happiest Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Glorietta Bay Inn

Photos with Santa Event at the Glorietta Bay Inn (Dec. 3)

Posted by & filed under Blog.

Join Glorietta Bay Inn for their 2nd Annual Photos with Santa event on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Enjoy milk and cookies while getting your photo taken with the Jolly man himself! Bring the entire family to meet Santa Claus and take home a free photo the very same day.

The event is free and open to the Coronado community. Bring a new toy in exchange for a raffle ticket to win a 1-night stay. All toys will be donated to the Coronado Fire Department Toy Drive.

RSVP to [email protected]


Photos with Santa Event 2015

The Year In Review: A Look Back at Glorietta Bay Inn’s Highlights

Posted by & filed under Blog.

As we roll into November, a month full of gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation….we want to take a moment to share our best moments with you. Here, watch as we revisit some of our favorite moments from the year through the eyes of our guests, employees and the Coronado community. 

A big thank you to all of our guests who stayed with us this past year… we feel honored we are consistently your home away from home. 

We hope to welcome all our guests back next year, and we wish you happy safe travels! 


Posted by: Kelsey Roberts

Title: Sales & Marketing Manager 

The Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns

Posted by & filed under Blog.

Pumpkin Jellyfish

Are you trying to figure out your plans this month to get yourself into the Halloween spirit? The San Diego Safari Park has a great display called The Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns. You’ll see over 5000 artistically carved pumpkins including a 50 foot dragon consisting of over 100 pumpkins. Pumpkins are displayed on the ground and suspended in the trees to truly immerse you in the experience.

You can walk through set themes including sea creatures, dinosaurs, celebrities, safari animals, and superheroes. There’s something to pique everyone’s interests. And the amount of detail that goes into putting this show together makes it a very unique experience. One of my favorite pieces was a tiger that actually looked furry!

There are also live demonstrations of pumpkin carvings throughout the night. Watching the speed and finesse at which these people can carve out designs is very cool. There’s a lot to see, and the space is well organized so it doesn’t feel too busy. They also limit the number of people allowed to go through the trail per time slot so as to not overcrowd the area, which allows for the most captivating experience.

The Safari Park is 40 minutes away from Glorietta Bay Inn, and the show starts after the park closes. If you don’t want to make the drive just for the pumpkins, the Safari Park offers some great caravan tours with up close views of the animals. You can also go zip lining on their flightline tour or climb through trees on their jungle ropes tour. If you’re on a budget, you can also explore areas of the park on foot and still get some close up views of the tigers and rhinos, among other animals.

Parking: Plentiful

Duration: 45 min

Cost: General Admission is $26, but you can find discounted tickets currently up to 65% off using the promo code “Secret” at


Posted by: Cat Fizer-Rau

Title: Front Desk Agent