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Hotel del Coronado

Identification

Hotel del Coronado
The Del
263744

Map

Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]

Usage

hotel

Facts

  • Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
  • Founders Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story conceived of a hotel that would be "the talk of the Western world".
  • The resort is located along 31 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Del is one of the largest wooden buildings in the United States.
  • Although forever referred to as Victorian, the architectural style is considered to be that of Queen Anne Revival.
  • The first wedding was celebrated here in 1887 while the hotel was still under construction.
  • The smash 1958 movie 'Some Like It Hot', with Marilyn Monroe, was filmed at The Del.
  • By April 2006, eleven U.S. presidents have visited the resort, beginning with President Benjamin Harrison on April 23, 1891, stopping for breakfast.

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Location

1500 Orange Avenue
92118
U.S.A.

Technical Data

85.39 ft
7
1888
2005

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

interior designer, lighting consultant, owner

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark