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Room Spotlight – Tea Garden

June 11th, 2014 Posted in Hotel Information, Room Spotlights | No Comments »

Across the street from the Lodge, there once stood a Japanese Tea Garden, decorated with red lanterns and exotic plants. This was actually the second of two Japanese gardens in Coronado. The first was commissioned by George Marsh, a successful Australian importer who owned gardens throughout California. He had the support of John D. Spreckels, from whom he leased land in the late 1890s to build the garden. Located at the far end of Ocean Boulevard (opposite the Hotel Del), Marsh brought Japanese culture to Coronado and even provided transportation to guests of the Hotel Del via traditional Jinrikishas. However, a series of powerful storms destroyed most of the garden in 1905 and a new location was chosen to rebuild. Closer to the Spreckels mansion (now the Glorietta Bay Inn), the new garden was rebuilt even bigger and more beautiful than the first. Host to many events, parties, and even a movie set, the garden was enjoyed by residents and guests alike of Coronado for many years. However, World War II brought an end to the garden as relations with Japan intensified and the Spreckels Company decided to sell the land.

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This interesting bit of Coronado history is kept alive in our Tea Garden Suite, boasting a spectacular gold leaf four-poster king bed and a tea garden tapestry headboard. You can lounge in front of the fireplace from the bed as well as the barrel chairs. Or enjoy a long soak in the huge spa tub with natural light seeping through reed glass windows.

Make your reservation for this Grande Spa Suite today and request “Tea Garden”

To learn more about the history of the Japanese Tea Garden in Coronado, visit CoronadoPatch

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Lemon Bars Recipe

May 31st, 2014 Posted in Breakfast, Hotel Information, Recipes | No Comments »

This is a guest and Innkeeper favorite! Like little bites of heaven every time… Enjoy!

*Recipe makes 1 – 9×13 inch pan*Lemon Bars

Part One- The Crust

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Part Two- The Filling

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-4 lemons, juiced, about ¾ cup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter (not melted), 2 cups flour and ½ cup sugar with a pastry blender or your hands. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 ½ cups sugar and ¼ cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the cooled baked crust.
  4. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. After he pan has cooled completely, cut into uniform 2 inch squares and serve. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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“Hey, is that the Red Chair?”

May 31st, 2014 Posted in Hotel Information | No Comments »


The Traveling Red Chair, and its red suitcase full of mementos gathered along the way, was delivered to 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach by the innkeepers  of The Inn at Europa Village, Temecula, CA. The Innkeepers of the 1906 Lodge were quick to take “Red” on a whirlwind tour of Coronado. First stop City Hall for a photo op with Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka.


“Red’s” countrywide journey began June 2013 at Woods Hole Inn in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Anne Cromer’s idea of photographing the Red Chair’s adventures and documenting its travels on her blog has given life and charm to an otherwise unassuming little wooden chair. B&B innkeepers all across America have hand delivered this Red Chair from inn to inn from sea to shining sea. While in Coronado “Red” was photographed as it sat on stage during Lamb’s Players “100 Hours of Stories”, alongside Coronado public art, with residents and visitors of Coronado, with its feet in the sand and with its head in the clouds. We were reminded of the Red Chairs notoriety each time we are asked, “Hey, is that the Red Chair?” Next stop along the route, the Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla. The Red Chair’s Coronado photographs can be viewed in our Facebook album and many others can be found by visiting

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Sail Away

April 29th, 2014 Posted in Hotel Information, Live Like a Local, Local Coronado Activities | No Comments »

There’s something so magical about drifting across glittering bay waters and sailing into the sunset. Coronado offers the perfect launching point on Glorietta Bay at Seaforth Boat Rentals. Gliding toward the massive Coronado Bridge and finally entering the grand San Diego Bay is such a thrilling experience. On a private, skippered sailboat, all cares and worries just seem to slip your mind as you focus on the good company you’re in and the gentle breeze on your back…ahhhh….

Back on dry land, dinner awaits just steps away at 1887 on the Bay, Coronado’s Boathouse Restaurant. The luxurious, romantic atmosphere with magnificent views of Glorietta Bay is the perfect way to let the evening continue as you enjoy a delicious gourmet meal. Nothing could end your day better than leisurely strolling back to The 1906 Lodge where the comfort of your room and a keepsake gift awaits.

Our new “Sail Away” Package can now be added to any  2 night stay at The 1906 Lodge. With little to no effort, you can book this wonderful experience and let us do the planning for you! Included in this package:

  • Two hour Private Sail for up to 4 people (additional cost for extra people)
  • Dinner at 1887 on the Bay Restaurant ($100 value)
  • Keepsake sailboat ornament


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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

April 1st, 2014 Posted in Contests, Hotel Information, Specials | 1 Comment »

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Win a Mother’s Day Getaway and Gift Basket at
the 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach!


It’s easy…send us your favorite “Mommy and Me” photo by entering our contest between April 2nd-25th, 2014. See your photo posted on our Facebook page on April 26th and YOU decide who wins…The photo with the most “Likes” gets Mom a Mother’s Day treat she won’t forget!

Please read our Official Rules before entering.
Click here to enter!

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Adella Chili Bake Recipe

March 24th, 2014 Posted in Breakfast, Recipes | No Comments »

By popular demand, we are sharing the recipe for one of our guest’s favorite breakfast entrees! This dish has a fun and zesty Mexican flare that we have found to be a sure crowd-pleaser…Enjoy!

Adella Chili Bake

Serves 12-16

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray


Egg Custard

Mix together the following and set aside:Chili Bake

12 eggs

2 cups milk

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

½ tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion flakes

1 tsp. cumin


Assemble remaining ingredients:

10 small corn tortillas, cut into strips

1 large can of mild chilies, drained

1 15 oz. can chopped tomatoes, drained

1 15 oz. can corn, drained

4 cups grated cheddar cheese

Black olives (optional)


Spread half of the chilies evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle half of the sliced tortillas across the top of the chili layer. Cover with half of the corn. Layer with 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese. Repeat layers exactly as before with: remaining chilies, tortilla strips, corn, 2 cups cheese.

Pour the egg custard gently over the entire casserole. Top with drained chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle with halved blacked olives (optional).

Cover with aluminum foil and set the casserole on a cookie sheet to catch any overflow. Bake at 350 degrees 40 minutes, rotating once halfway through baking. Continue baking until set in the center.

Let cool before cutting. Serve with a dollop of salsa and/or sour cream and a tortilla chip for garnish.


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How to Spend a Rainy Day in Coronado

March 1st, 2014 Posted in Hotel Information, Live Like a Local, Local Coronado Activities | No Comments »

It’s time for San Diego’s annual rainstorm and you just happen to be headed to the beach for what you thought would be a sunny getaway. But, fear not, we’ve got some great tips to still enjoy everything America’s finest city has to offer.

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Vintage Village Theater

The only thing better than watching a movie on a rainy day is watching a movie at Coronado’s own Vintage Village Theater on a rainy day… This newly restored movie theater features three screening rooms, decked out with unique murals of San Diego and Coronado. Comfortable seats, plenty of leg room, and affordable prices are just a few reasons why you should visit this one-of-a-kind movie theater!                                                                                       Click here for movie times!

Old Town Trolley Tour

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t see the sights! This narrated 2.5 hour tour of San Diego allows you to venture out without getting soaking wet. Tours run daily and pick up just two blocks from the 1906 Lodge. Stops include Old Town, Downtown & the Gaslamp, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Balboa Park, Little Italy, and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. Click the trolley for more info!


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Balboa Park Museums

Hop off the trolley or drive to Balboa Park to enjoy San Diego’s best museums. The perfect rainy day solution, Balboa Park has a museum for every interest: Photography, Art, Natural History, Air & Space…just to name a few. Pick up a Balboa Park passport at the Hospitality Center to save on multiple admissions. Combine with Zoo admission to save even more!

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WIN A Night at The 1906 Lodge!

January 26th, 2014 Posted in Hot Deals, Hotel Information, Local Coronado Activities | No Comments »


Click HERE for Official Contest Rules

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The Perfect Gift For Anyone!

December 1st, 2013 Posted in Gift Certificates, Hotel Information | No Comments »


1906 Lodge Gift Certificates

Treating someone with the gift of a stay at The 1906 Lodge is easy! Simply visit our website, purchase, and print your gift certificate from home! Gift certificates never expire and are perfect for just about anyone. Who doesn’t love to get away and relax? Click here to purchase now!

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Join us for Art & Wine in the Garden

November 18th, 2013 Posted in Live Like a Local, Open House | No Comments »


Open House

Visit Tina’s website to see samples of her extraordinary work!


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1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach. 1060 Adella Avenue. Coronado, California 92118. 866.435.1906.