Coronado, CA, January 21, 2011 - The 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach was chosen as one of the Ten Best Hotels for Romance in the United States in the 2011 Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. Winners were chosen based on the unbiased reviews from world’s travelers, posted on the internet for all to see. The hotel has an overall recommendation rate of 98% from its reviewers.
“This is huge for us!” exclaimed co-owner and manager Sue Gillingham. “We opened in a difficult market (May 2009) but we have focused on making every guest’s experience outstanding. I guess it shows! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect time to receive this recognition.”
Most of the 1906 Lodge’s guests are looking for a relaxing getaway or celebrating a special occasion. Marriage proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, post deployment reunions, and even “babymoons” bring couples to this quiet and intimate seventeen room property. In addition to the gracious staff, the spa tubs, fireplaces, and sumptuous beds are often applauded by guests.
On Trip Advisor, the 1906 Lodge rose to the number one hotel spot in the resort town of Coronado just ten months after opening. Considering its local competition – the venerable Hotel del Coronado, the Marriott and Loews resorts, plus numerous well established smaller hotels – the accomplishment was remarkable. The many complimentary amenities contribute to its popularity. Breakfast, afternoon wine, parking, evening turndown, internet, spa robes and even bottled water are included in the standard rate. Beach chairs are provided for guests going to the world famous Coronado beach, just two short blocks away.
Romance isn’t the only reason to stay at the 1906 Lodge. Business travelers find it a welcome change from a generic hotel. The onsite meeting rooms are also perfect for executive retreats, team building, and classes. The back veranda and courtyard are ideal for receptions and parties.
The heart of the property is a restored boarding house, which features the original parlor, the dining room, and six of the guest rooms. Eleven larger rooms and suites were added to the property, surrounding the garden courtyard. Each room is uniquely decorated to honor a different place from Coronado early days. Tent City and the Tea Garden are especially popular suites. The owners have received historic preservation awards from the San Diego Architectural Foundation and the San Diego Save Our Heritage Organisation. The 1906 Lodge has also been designated a Coronado historic property.
The 1906 Lodge is located at 1060 Adella Avenue in Coronado, in the heart of the dining and shopping district.