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Modern Amenities with Historic Charm

An island vacation awaits you at Glorietta Bay Inn. This boutique hotel is a historic landmark in Coronado and famous for its grandeur architecture, built in 1908 as the home of sugar baron John D. Spreckels. Today the hotel has 11 historic mansion rooms and 89 contemporary rooms and suites. Glorietta Bay Inn sits across the street from the famous white-sandy Coronado Beach, steps away from boutique shopping and restaurants, minutes from America's Finest City's best attractions, and just 8-miles from the San Diego International Airport.

The Inn has built a reputation of providing friendly efficient service combined with comfort and charm that has guests returning all year for a memorable stay. Experience old-world charm with contemporary southern California comfort while on the sun warmed lobby, the scenic outdoor verandah, or the music room complete with a baby grand piano. Wake up after a peaceful night's sleep to our complimentary continental breakfast, enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with our daily afternoon refreshments, and take advantage of our complimentary beach chairs, towels, and toys for Coronado Beach. Don't forget about our beautiful outdoor heated pool arranged with umbrellas and lounge chairs, and wind down the day in our hot tub. We are proud to offer complimentary in-room wireless internet in all of our rooms and throughout the hotel. We provide valuable amenities so you can focus on rest and relaxation.

Whether you're planning a romantic vacation, family getaway, paradise retreat, or a short weekend, Glorietta Bay Inn has the best accommodations Coronado has to offer. Book your reservation online or call us to book your room today.

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History of the Glorietta Bay Inn

John Dietrich Spreckels (pictured to the left) did more than any other individual in San Diego's history to help the city prosper. His visionary leadership helped put San Diego on the map of national and international commerce. Convinced by local civic boosters that San Diego was ideally located for commerce, Spreckels at the age of 34, began investing in the community. He bought the utility company, street car system, water company and established the San Diego & Arizona Eastern railroad, opening San Diego to the east. CLICK TO READ MORE