As soon as you step into Hotel Marisol, you feel as if you’ve come home to your seaside estate. The 1927 Spanish Eclectic, three-story, 15-room boutique hotel has been beautifully renovated right down to its original wrought-iron grilles. Once inside, the lobby looks more like a cozy sitting room with charming touches everywhere you look, including comfy couches, whimsical accent tables, oversized ornate lamps, wingback chairs, and a long marble counter with an ornate silver and glass chilled water dispenser. French doors lead out to a romantic Mediterranean-style courtyard featuring an expansive patio with colorful conversation seating, umbrellas for shade, and lush greenery and flowers. Hotel Marisol is an eclectic mix of romance, sophistication, history, and whimsy.
Hotel Marisol Rooms and Suites
Hotel Marisol has four junior suites, nine king rooms, and two queen rooms from which to choose. The four most spacious rooms, at 354 square feet, are the junior suites with king beds. Suites are corner units featuring large windows with lots of light and plantation shutters. Nine king rooms are the hotel’s signature accommodation, and the most in demand by guests. King rooms are 244 square feet, are spread across three floors, and include an easy chair, a built in desk, and drawers for clothes. One ground floor king room is ADA accessible. Two queen rooms have the same features as king rooms, but are a bit smaller at 227 square feet.
Ultra-modern rooms feature a chic décor with sleek lines and a muted color palette of white, grey, navy blue, and sea green. Navy and grey soft carpet, white/neutral walls, geometrically patterned easy chairs, and bright white duvets on pillow-top beds set the backdrop for vibrant accent pillows, fresh flowers, and oil paintings in tropical hues that add splashes of color to each room. King and queen rooms feature bold accent walls and junior suites include large, soft navy sofas. Retro black and white tile bathrooms offer high-end bath products, luxurious towels, and lush spa robes.
All rooms and suites at Hotel Marisol have 42” HD TVs; in suites, they’re wall mounted to swivel facing the seating area or the bed. Other amenities found in every room and suite include speedy WiFi, iPod docking stations, device charging stations, in-room refrigerators, in-room laptop safes, Keurig coffee brewers, and Italian linens. Junior suites also have spa air tubs; king rooms are pet-friendly for an additional charge.
No children under 12 years of age permitted. You can get around this if you have a big group and want to rent out the whole hotel.
Hotel Marisol Amenities
At Hotel Marisol, your romantic seaside vacation includes loaner beach towels and beach chairs, so you can take advantage of San Diego’s only white sand beach a block away. Loaner bicycles help you explore Coronado Island’s five beaches, 15 miles of bike paths, quaint cottages, ocean front mansions, and village shopping areas.
Mornings, the hotel provides an assortment of locally sourced fresh pastries, fruits, yogurts, teas, and coffee that you’ll find lavishly spread across the marble counter in the lobby/sitting room. Sink down into a comfortable couch and enjoy your breakfast or coffee right there, or eat out on the peaceful garden patio basking in the California sunshine. If your island getaway includes a weekend stay, join Hotel Marisol’s Friday Wine Down from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This property is smoke-free
Hotel Marisol Coronado Neighborhood
You could spend your entire vacation within a three block radius of Hotel Marisol and never get bored. Orange Avenue, the island’s shopping hub, is around the corner from the hotel. Check out Tent City, named after the island’s real Tent City (1900-1939), at the Coronado Historical Association. The laidback, airy restaurant serves American food, provides outdoor seating, and is open from breakfast to late night. Follow breakfast or lunch with one of the Association’s historic walking tours. Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge is a popular eatery across Orange Avenue from Tent City that serves farm-to-table fare. Lamb’s Players Theater on Orange Avenue presents live theater productions.
You can bike the entire island in a day with plenty of time for interesting stops like the Ferry Landing Marketplace with a stunning view of downtown San Diego, Glorietta Bay Park for a view of the Coronado Bridge, or the Hotel Del Coronado where you can explore a little piece of island history. The Coronado Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole public course on Visalia Row, and the Coronado Tennis Center is on Glorietta Boulevard where you can take a lesson, play a match, or just watch.
Island Surf is around the corner from Hotel Marisol on Orange Avenue near Leroy’s Kitchen. Island Surf rents surfboards, body boards, and wet suits; they also offer surf and stand-up paddle lessons. If you prefer your water chlorinated, the Coronado Municipal Pool is on Strand Way; they have both a lap pool and a recreational pool. If it’s power boats, sail boats, yachts, jet skis, or sea kayaks you’re into, Seaforth Boat Rentals is in Glorietta Bay. The Gondola Company offers private romantic Venetian gondola rides through the canals of the Coronado Cays.
If you’re still stuck for something to do, the Coronado Visitor Center at 1100 Orange Avenue is right around the corner from Hotel Marisol waiting to help you plan your perfect stay.
Hotel Marisol Promotions
Complimentary loaner bicycles, beach chairs, beach towels, Wi-Fi, and breakfast are all included with the price of your accommodation. Hotel Marisol also offers on-going specials. Past specials have included 50% off Tuesday Night where guests receive half off select Tuesdays when they reserve at least two nights. Travel in Style is another promotion the hotel has offered that includes luxury transportation from the airport via Q-Star Charters and two nights in a junior suite. Check the website for current promotions.