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Photo Credit: Julie Cohn

Complete relaxation. It’s what many families seek on vacation — and can be found at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, near San Diego. My family and I have stayed here every year for the past seven years.  Why?  Read on and find out!

Loews Coronado Bay = Luxury Rooms with a View

Set on the bay side of Coronado Island, about 10 minutes from the center of Coronado, the Loews Coronado Bay has a variety of guest room options available, all with balcony views of the San Diego Bay or marina. The rooms are spacious, with island-chic decor and a large marble bathroom. In addition to a large flat-screen television, each room has a Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, ironing board, and plush bathrobes.

Bon Appetit! A Variety of Dining Experiences

The Loews Coronado offers several delicious dining and lounge options.  Casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at The Market, offering both in-door and patio seating. The Mistral offers a more elegant dining experience, with fresh California-Mediterranean cuisine, in elegant surroundings. An onsite Starbucks offers light snacks, coffee, tea, and smoothies. La Cabana offers poolside dining, including lounge chair service, as well as an outdoor bar. The lobby lounge bar has a casual seating area, which leads to an outdoor patio lounge, with gorgeous views of the San Diego bay and Coronado Bridge.

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A Resort with Something for Everyone

Guests can stay busy or do nothing at all; there is something to keep everyone happy. A quick seven-minute golf shuttle takes beach-dwellers to Silver Strand Beach; chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and towels are available at the beach for Loews hotel guests. For those who want to stay pool-side, there are three pools available in the center of the complex, including an adults-only pool, Jacuzzi, and cabanas. Families can enjoy pool time too, with water volleyball and other pool games, an over-sized chess board, and dive-in movies several nights a week. The resort has tennis courts, a full-service fitness center and spa, bicycle and boat rentals, a teen game room, planned children’s activities and camps, and evening family activities, such as smores on the beach and family bingo.

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Photo Credit: Julie Cohn

Bring the Dog to Loews Coronado Bay Resort

One of our favorite reasons to stay at the Loews Coronado Bay resort is its pet policy. The resort is super dog-friendly, allowing dogs to roam in the lobby and patio areas, the resort grounds, and even outside at The Market restaurant patio. We bring Freckles with us every year; the only place dogs are not allowed is by the pool and at the inside restaurants. Upon check-in, families with pets are given dog dishes, a Loews dog tag, pet waste pick-up bags, and a sign to hang on your door, alerting housekeeping that there is a dog present.

Things to Know Before You Go

There are several things to consider when staying at the Loews Coronado Bay. The resort is about 10 minutes from the center of Coronado — away from the hustle and bustle of town, yet close enough to make a quick drive to restaurants and shopping. The hotel concierge can make reservations at most Coronado restaurants, as well as assist with surf-lessons and other Coronado Island activities. There is a parking fee at the resort, even for self-parking ($25 for self-parking, $30 for valet). If you bring your pet, there is a $25 per day pet fee (it used to be $25 per stay, but they changed their policy in 2013).  Complimentary WiFi service is available in the lobby, but there is a $12.95 per day charge for WiFi  in the guest rooms. There is a free laundry available in Building 4, but bring your own laundry soap.  Refrigerators are available upon request for a nominal fee. I recommend joining the Loews frequent guest program, You First Rewards, as guests can earn free WiFi , upgrades, and other perks.

 

Disclosure:  I was provided with a waived pet and WiFi fee, but my opinions are 100% my own.  My family has stayed at this resort every year for seven years, and will continue to travel to the resort in the future.