Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, California 92118
Phone: (619) 424-4000
One of the best aspects of Loews Coronado, for my family, was walking around the property and enjoying the nautical views on all sides.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort felt baby-friendly to me from the start, with its ramps that made stroller movement accessible, and the bellboys who rushed to open the door and ask me about my baby.
The lively and spacious lobby offered plenty of room to push my stroller and to enjoy with four month-old Mandalin the fresh ocean breezes blowing through the open glass doors. Although Loews is decidedly modern, especially in terms of the room decór, the lobby exudes a Victorian atmosphere with its enormous chandelier and grand spiraling staircase that leads to the Azzura Point Restaurant.
It was easy to push the stroller throughout the grounds as well as the hotel itself that maintains wide hallways which give way to expansive Florida-style windows. The grounds were stroller-accessible with several ramps that allowed me to push Mandalin while gazing at the yachts adjacent to the hotel.
My room, an ocean-front, deluxe room, provided many tables, counters, and desk top space to spread baby paraphernalia. It was furnished with comfortable, well-cushioned, plush chairs convenient for nursing or holding a baby while enjoying the unobstructed view of the Coronado Bay Bridge and the San Diego skyline. The view from my room was of the Glorietta Bay immediately in front of us and then on the other side of the Coronado strand, slightly further off, of the Pacific Ocean. I sat on my deck with Mandalin watching the sailboats and kayaks drift by. Meanwhile, a refreshing burst of ocean air gushed into the room. The room was decorated in a California Riviera style; large cool stripes for the window decorations matched the bed trimmings.
- The resort proudly states in its brochure, "Loews Loves Kids" and they provide a variety of features that demonstrate this love, starting with Loews Kid Camp, a supervised program that offers entertainment for kids ages four to twelve. Young kids can play ping-pong, do arts and crafts, play board games, and watch movies for full and half-day rates of $50.00 and $30.00 respectively.
- The Kid's Closet is filled with board games, playing cards, "G-rated" videos, car seats, strollers, baby blankets, bedtime books, bottle warmers, potty seats, baby bath tubs, and safety kits to child proof the room. All are available to parents while they enjoy the resort.
- Safety kits, including a night light, electrical outlet covers, and softened edges for furnishings are available.
- The Kids' Sandbox, a playground, is located at the resort entrance. It includes sandcastle toys, and buckets and a gameroom.
- A Treasure Hunt along with clue lists are available for kids at the front desk. Kids follow the map and complete the list and at the end of the hunt, they receive a tasty treasure from the resort's deli- RRR's Market and Deli.
- The elevators are large and spacious and comfortably accommodate strollers, luggage, and about five people.
- The Cabana Market features baby items which are often sorely missing from many major resorts, including diapers, wipies, children's apparel, clothing and toys.
- The room service includes the Commodore Kids Club, a kid's menu. Servers bring the food in on a separate table, which they leave for you in the room. Thus, you do not have to scramble to move your baby's things from the table already in the room.
- The remoteness of the locale and the resort's ambiance together create a feeling of being not in California, but on a faraway island. For a moment, you lose your sense of place. Loews is situated far from the Coronado bustle, down the strand of the Coronado Cays. The resort is thus isolated and exclusive. The view of the blue, blue ocean that surrounds you as you walk into the lobby enhances the far-removed island feeling, as there are few unobstructed bay views like this remaining in California. The balmy ocean breeze blows though the open glass doors, while an unusual hush seems to envelop the resort.
- The room balconies are not just for eating but, because they are so private and detached from the other balconies, they allow for romantic interludes.
- Fluffy robes and big, cozy, comforter beds provided in the rooms add to the romantic atmosphere.
- The rooms are silent with no outside or street noises filtering in, thus promoting the feeling of quiet togetherness on vacation.