Hotel Del Coronado


Zoe Deralas, Journalist

One of the first buildings in the United States to be powered by electricity has been a historical landmark since January of 1888, and now it is experiencing a few changes. The Hotel Del Coronado is an intricately designed hotel that truly gives off an antique or vintage vibe. The 203,500 square foot venue is filled with hotel rooms, gift shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

The hotel is now undergoing a $200 million renovation, and according to NBC San Diego will be offering 142 new guest rooms. Enhancement of the current rooms will be evident as well, along with upgraded restaurants. Parking was a major issue at the hotel, but now future guests will be pleased with the planned ideas, also according to NBC San Diego, “Hotel del Coronado will also get a new conference center on the south side of the resort – adjacent to those new rooms – which will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 guests. The upgrades also include the addition of two underground parking structures: one below the conference center and the other on the north side of The Del, near Beach Village.Rapoza Jr. said the construction of the new underground parking structures will add 239 more parking spaces to the resort. The hotel currently has 940 parking spaces; after the Master Plan is completed, it’ll have 1,179 spaces.The parking structures will be open to the public, not only hotel guests. Rapoza Jr. said the first phase of the Master Plan will tackle upgrades to parking on the north side of the resort. That structure will be three levels – two underground and one surface level. It is expected to be completed by Nov. 1, 2019.”

More information provided by the workers of the Hotel itself can be found at

The finalized blueprint of the hotel is truly set to accommodate workers, tourists and guests better than ever before.