#844:  Hotel Del Coronado

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1500 Orange Ave, Coronado



State Plaque


From the Journal of San Diego History


Photo #6 shows the old location of the plaque inside the hotel grounds in about 1997. Photos 3-5 show the plaque at the new location, at front of the hotel near the main entrance.

Plaque Text:

Hotel Del Coronado

This Victorian hotel, built in 1887, is one of America's largest wooden buildings. Few seaside resort hotels of this significant architectural style remain in America. The hotel has hosted several Presidents and other national figures.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego Historical Society, Coronado Historical Association Inc., and San Diego Chapter, American Institute of Architects, December 17, 1970.

©2009 David Schmitt