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 seaside resort hotels. The Victorian-era building is one of the most recognized and beloved structures in California.

Heritage Architecture & Planning has been involved in multiple projects at The Del, initially 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 which were all updated and adapted for new uses.

In 2017-2021, Heritage served as the lead architect for the $14 million reconstruction of the previously altered front façade. That work involved the replicating the missing front veranda and main entrance, restoration and replication of over 120 wood windows, design of new front offices and porte-cochere, and custom replication of 21 missing stained-glass windows.

In 2023, Heritage evaluated the entire 36-acre site to determine the historic merits of the existing buildings and successfully designated the main hotel and several other important buildings. Currently, Heritage is the Preservation Consultant for the $140 façade restoration, meeting room upgrades, and central courtyard rehabilitation.

  • Hotel del Coronado/ BRE Hotels
    • Existing Conditions Report/EIR
    • Window and Door Assessment
    • HABS Documentation
    • Preservation Consulting
    • Historical Designation Report
    • Construction Documents
    • Construction Administration
  • 2017, 2021, Ongoing
    • ♢2023 American Institute of Architects
    • San Diego Chapter
    • Honor Award – Historic Preservation
    • ♢2022 California Preservation Foundation
    • Preservation Design Award
    • ♢2022 SOHO People in Preservation Award
    • Preservation Project of the Year
    • ♢2022 San Diego Architectural Foundation
    • Orchid Award – Historic Preservation
    • ♢2022 San Diego Architectural Foundation
    • Teen Choice Orchid Award – Historic Preservation
    • ♢2021 SOHO People in Preservation Award (Laundry Building & Power Plant)
    • ♢2020 San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchid Award (Laundry Building)