Hotel del Coronado

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA

The Hotel del Coronado was completed in 1888 and is a rare surviving landmark from the era of luxury hotels, rivaling other grandiose Victorian resorts built on the east coast. The original building was designed by the Reid Brothers, who were commissioned to design the hotel by the owners of the Coronado peninsula, Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story.

Heritage Architecture & Planning has been involved in multiple projects at The Del, initially with an Existing Conditions Report for the Historic Resources Analysis of the Environmental Impact Report. We later assisted in the environmental review of the hotel’s Master Plan. Since 2017 Heritage has completed HABS documentation for two onsite industrial buildings and provided preservation consulting for the restoration of the adjacent Laundry Building, Oxford Building and Power Plant.

Heritage is currently the architect for the six million dollar reconstruction of the previously altered front façade. The work will restore:

  • The missing front veranda.
  • Main stairs and entrance.
  • Altered balconies and windows.
  • Replacement of the drive-through entry canopy.

The project scope also includes reconstruction of 50 missing windows and masonry details, application of historic paint colors and replication of 17 missing stained-glass windows. When restoration is complete, visitors will once again experience the Victorian grandeur of The Del from the moment they arrive.

  • Hotel del Coronado/ BRE Hotels
    • Existing Conditions Report/EIR
    • HABS Documentation
    • Preservation Consulting
    • Construction Documents
  • Ongoing