Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Morning Bagels and Walk Around Del Coronado Hotel

12 November 2014

After our morning trip to Bruegger's for coffee and bagel, we walked around the Del Coronado Hotel for photos.
Best Bagel and Coffee in Coronado

My Favorite is Rosemary & Olive Oil


The hotel is a historic landmark built in 1888 catering over the years to the rich,famous,dignitaries, presidents, heads of state,stars, tourists and meetings.It is the second largest wooden structure in the United States after the Tillamook Air Museum in Oregon. When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world.

Coronado and North Island were purchased in 1880 by three financiers for $110,000. They established the Coronado Beach Company with a capital of One Million Dollars. 2,000 laborers were hired to build the hotel. Originally it had 399 rooms and over the years has increased to over 600. It is definitely a place to tour and maybe have a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants.
Hotel Plaque

Original Clock

View From Beach

Dome

Another View

Selfie

Lobby

Pool & Cabana Area

Grounds View of PT Loma

Another Pool View

Plaque About Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree


The Dragon Tree was used as a backdrop for the Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe movie "Some Like it Hot". My picture does not do the tree justice and will return to get another.
Dragon Tree Plaque

Dragon Tree

Another Selfie


During WW II, the hotel was used as housing for military pilots and families from North Island Naval Air Station a mile down Ocean Blvd. It was designated as a "wartime casualty station" and it began a victory garden on the grounds around the hotel.

In 2005 a $10 million upgrade of 381 rooms was completed. Today the hotel is valued at $590 million.

On the beach was a beautiful sandcastle,one of many that are built from time to time.
Sand Castle Built on 12th


Next to Sandcastle Honoring Vets

In the area are many smaller hotels and inns within walking distance to the beach.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a beautiful place! And I love your selfies! You two have so much fun.

    ReplyDelete