Master Plan Fact Sheet

The Master Plan is the roadmap for future development at the Hotel del Coronado, which will ensure that the resort remains a destination of choice for many years to come. The Master Plan was approved by the City of Coronado in 2008 and by the California Coastal Commission in 2010.


  • New Main Entry: A new landscaped main entry will restore the historic sense of arrival, with a grand view of the iconic turret. The new entrance will include a signalized intersection to improve traffic operations as well as a pedestrian crosswalk between the Hotel and the bay.
  • New Conference Center: A new Conference Center will feature a 15,000 SF clear-span ballroom with approximately 10,000 SF of pre-function and break-out meeting space. The Conference Center will open onto a 14,000 SF Great Lawn with a view to the Historic Hotel. The Conference Center will include a loading dock and kitchen.
  • New Guestrooms: 142 new guestrooms will be developed adjacent to the Conference Center, with views to the ocean, bay, and pool courtyard. To provide flexibility for families and groups traveling together, the majority of the rooms will be configured into adjoining suites. Suites will feature a fully-equipped kitchen with premier appliances and indoor/outdoor gathering space with a fire feature. The rooms will be developed as whole-ownership, limited-term use condominiums, presenting the final opportunity to own resort real estate at this legendary resort. Similar to Beach Village at The Del, owners will be subject to use limitations of 90 days use per year, with a maximum of 25 days in any 50 day period; when the owners are not occupying their unit, it must be made available to the public through a rental program. With these new rooms, there will be a total of 898 guestrooms on property.
  • Historic Preservation: The Master Plan includes several important historic preservation elements including preservation and restoration of the Power Plant, Laundry, Ice House, and Oxford Building. The Ice House will be renovated for use as a History Gallery to share The Del’s unique and fascinating history with guests and visitors. The front façade of the historic hotel will be meticulously transformed to partially re-create the wide veranda that existed when the hotel opened in 1888, with two sets of entry stairs.
  • Parking and Other Site Improvements: The Master Plan will replace the majority of the existing surface parking with two new below-grade parking structures, one on the north side of the property and one below the new Conference Center. There will be landscape improvements around the property including new landscaped sidewalks, a new Vista Walk outdoor event space, and new Great Lawn adjacent to the Conference Center.


  • Work began fall 2018
  • Historic preservation and renovation underway
    • The Power Plant and the Laundry Building will undergo structural upgrades, exterior renovation/restoration, and interior remodeling to better accommodate our team members (Laundry Building completed July 2019)
    • The Ice House (adjacent to the Power Plant) will be renovated and repurposed for use as a History Gallery
  • Construction of the North Parking Structure: 2019
    • Two levels of below-grade parking and landscaped surface parking, for a total of over 700 parking spaces
    • Adds an ADA ramp to the north entrance of the main hotel
    • Upon completion of the north parking structure, the main entrance will shift to this location so that construction can begin on the south side of the property
  • Construction of new Conference Center, Guestrooms, Main Entry, and Street Improvements: 2020-2021
  • Completion/Grand Opening: late 2021/early 2022


  • Serea and Vista Walk: completion June 2019
  • California Cabanas (guestrooms/meeting rooms); Main Pool and Sun Deck; Babcock and Story retail area: completion summer 2020


The Master Plan brings with it many benefits to the Coronado community, including:

  • An enhanced pedestrian experience along Orange Avenue with new widened landscaped sidewalks from Grande Hall to Avenida del Sol
  • Closing the existing median opening at the entry and providing a landscaped median
  • Improved traffic operations and safety with a new signalized intersection at Avenida del Sol, allowing for controlled left turns exiting the hotel on to Orange Avenue
  • Intersection includes a new pedestrian crosswalk, providing a safe connection to recreational opportunities on both sides of Orange Avenue/SR 75
  • Drainage improvements at the Avenida del Sol cul-de-sac (re-grading the street)
  • Enhanced beach access and views to the beach, with new landscaped sidewalk and angled parking along Avenue del Sol, and pedestrian connection from the Paseo


Master Plan

  • Historic Preservation Architect: Heritage Architecture & Planning, San Diego, CA
  • Landscape Architect: Burton Landscape Studio, Solana Beach, CA
  • Civil Engineer: Hale Engineering, San Diego, CA

New Buildings

  • Architecture & Interiors: Leo A. Daly, Dallas, TX

Industrial Area

  • Architecture: OBR Architecture, San Diego, CA

California Cabanas/ Sun Deck/Main Pool

  • Architect: Gonzalez Architects, Miami, FL
  • Landscape Architect: Burton Landscape Studio, Solana Beach, CA


  • Architect: Gonzalez Architects, Miami, FL
  • Interiors: Studio Munge

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