The 1906 Lodge is a Coronado Island gem located in a quiet, upscale neighborhood with a number of beautiful homes surrounding the property. Guests have only a short walk to the famous white sand Coronado beaches, local shops, quality restaurants, and other local tourist attractions.
It’s a fantastic option for those who prefer boutique hotels or are looking for a less expensive though still historic alternative to Hotel del Coronado. The 1906 Lodge was first used as a boarding school in the 1900s (it was built in 1906, hence the name) before being converted into a bed and breakfast hotel. A complete renovation took place in 2010. The garden filled with flowering plants and water fountains provide an excellent place to unwind from your busy day and compliment the turn-of-the-century architecture.
Repeat guests consider the hotel home away from home while staying on the island. We share here what to expect and think you’ll like all that is included with your room rate.
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1906 Lodge Coronado often has special offers otherwise check hotels.com.
WHAT I LOVE
- Location a block away from Orange Avenue; two blocks from Hotel del Coronado and white sand beaches
- No two of the 17 rooms are exactly alike
- Free onsite underground parking (height restrictions apply)
- Free daily breakfast (with bottomless mimosas)
- Afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres
- Free WiFiRelaxing single or couples massages
GOOD TO KNOW
- No onsite restaurant or bar
- No onsite pool or fitness center
- Ages 13 and older can stay in Historic Lodge rooms
- No extra or rollaway beds available
- One section of second-floor rooms is accessible by stairs while the other section also offers an elevator
- Garden Double Queen Spa Guestrooms can sleep up to 5 people
- Currently rated the #1 Coronado hotel on TripAdvisor
1906 Lodge Rooms
All 17 rooms at 1906 Lodge Coronado are designed with comfort in mind. Each is spacious with a sizeable sitting area and a large bathroom, some with rain showers and others with a spa bath and separate shower.
In-room spa baths in the Grand King Spa Guestrooms are a highlight while other rooms can come with refrigerators and wet bars.
Guests may call 1906 Lodge to request a first-floor room with a private patio or a second-floor room with a balcony. The wicker chairs offered on each are the perfect spot to forget time and read a great book.
Rooms in the Historic Lodge, a building the architects intended as an Italian eclectic villa, feature more turn-of-the-century decor and are suitable for adults.
Families will enjoy the Garden Double Queen Spa Guestroom which sleeps five people across two queen beds and a twin sofa sleeper. The Garden King Spa Guestroom with Sofa Bed sleeps four across a king bed and sofa bed — we’re fans of keeping parents in king beds if that’s what they’re used to.
Free Breakfast and Wine Hour
The 1906 Lodge doesn’t have a restaurant or bar onsite, but they do serve a daily complimentary breakfast buffet that comes with bottomless mimosas.
It’s a top-of-the-line buffet that includes a number of hot entrees to choose from. Some of the popular dishes offered are Spanish Florentine Omelet, Three Cheese Strata or a Mushroom Egg Chilli Bake. Other items on the menu include freshly-baked goods (muffins, scones and breakfast cakes), a variety of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice, tea, and coffee.
A complimentary early evening wine mixer provides the opportunity for guests to mingle with one another in a quiet setting, perhaps also an opportunity to share ideas for different local attractions to visit on a San Diego vacation. Light appetizers are provided and the festivities begin at 5 p.m. sharp.
The Beach and Other Activities Near 1906 Lodge
The 1906 Lodge is centrally-located, so guests can easily take the sights and sounds of Coronado. Spend the day on Orange Avenue exploring the boutique shops and you’ll also see that there is no shortage of fantastic places to each within steps of the hotel.
One of the benefits of staying in Coronado is that you have the Pacific Ocean for surfing and beach activities, but also the San Diego Bay for watersports like kayaking and renting powerboats to explore the coastline — a popular activity for couples who would like to anchor the boat and take a romantic moment to enjoy the sunset at sea.
If you choose nearby Coronado Beach, often rated as one of the best beaches in all of the United States, 1906 Lodge provides complimentary beach essentials for guest use during a stay that include towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, and even a tote bag to hold your items.
Those who want to enjoy the beach without getting sandy can take advantage of boardwalk seating or perhaps sip a cocktail at sunset in one of the Hotel del Coronado bars and restaurants. Morning walks along the shoreline are also a favorite of locals and guests for exercise, shelling, and ocean breezes.
Go Carless in Coronado Here
If you’d like to avoid renting a car in San Diego, 1906 Lodge is a good choice.
Guests can (and should) take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary beach cruisers. One can spend hours biking down charming Coronado streets while admiring unique architectural designs and embracing the true meaning of the California beach lifestyle. Don’t worry, your travels won’t be limited as Coronado has 15 miles of bath paths available on the island.
In addition, the hotel offers a free shuttle ride to the Coronado Brewery for day or evening fun and golf cart rentals onsite. All you need to do get there via a short Uber ride from the airport.
More Coronado Hotels that Readers Love
- Hotel del Coronado
- Beach Village at The Del
- Glorietta Bay Inn
- Coronado Island Marriott
- Loews Coronado Bay Resort
- El Cordova Hotel
- Hotel Marisol Coronado
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