Coronado, also known as Coronado Island, is an affluent city located in San Diego County, California, 5.2 miles from downtown San Diego. Coronado lies on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a 10-mile isthmus called the Silver Strand (locally, The Strand.) Locals sometimes call Coronado The Island or Coronado Island, and they denote the core living and business area as The Village.
Coronado is Spanish for “the crowned one,” and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City.
The city became a major resort destination in 1888 with the opening of the Hotel Del Coronado. In 1900 a tourist/vacation area just south of the Hotel Del Coronado was established by John D. Spreckel’s and named Tent City. Over the years the tents gave way to cottages, the last of which was torn down in late 1940 or early 1941.
Coronado, California is among the most sought after vacation destinations in California. With its convenient location to the “Best Beach,” as designated by the Travel Channel, and with its rich and luxurious architecture and past, the Glorietta Bay Inn is among the most unique Coronado, California hotels. This Coronado, California hotel combines old world charm with contemporary Southern California comfort, a winning combination that simply cannot be matched by other Coronado, California hotels.