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“Great bargain, pet- and people-friendly”
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Crown City Inn
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Coronado
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Foster City
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“Great bargain, pet- and people-friendly”
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Great value, great location. Within walking distance of downtown Coronado (although entrance is off a busy street. Parking in the central courtyard is limited (maybe 8 spaces total incl 1 handicapped), add'l parking spaces off the alley in back; no parking fees.
Staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely pet-friendly -- low nightly pet charge, dog bowl and mat in the room, and the complimentary doggie gift bag was a nice touch (dog treats, poop bags, and a brand new doggie tennis ball -- now our dog's favorite souvenir from our vacation!).
Cozy little restaurant on the property -- looked nice, dog-friendly outdoor seating on the patio (we didn't try only because of other nearby options, plus weather wasn't amenable during our stay).
Bathroom was newly renovated; nice, attractive, glass-enclosed shower (no tub though). Fridge, microwave, and coffee maker in room with excellent complimentary coffee (not the typical motel tea-bag style, but real and locally ground!).
Only complaint was that the heater was loud and not very efficient -- probably not an issue most of the time but the weather was unusually cold during our visit...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

The small motel (approx 20 rooms) with a u shaped parking/courtyard feels cozy although on a very busy street. The rooms are updated, clean, and quiet. There is an outdoor (seasonal) pool, attached "bistro", wi-fi and lobby computer for guest's use. Coffee/tea w/free cookies, but no breakfast. Breakfast is served in the bistro, but not until 8:00 a.m. Marcia, the afternoon desk clerk, was extremely helpful and courteous. The location is ideal. It is about 1/2 mi. to the bay w/ferry landing, and about 1 mi. to the beach and downtown. We walked everywhere, even after dark. The town is so safe that the school children ride their bikes to school! There is a grocery to the right (North) about 1/4 mi., Von's; and a grocery to the left (South) about 1/4 mi., Bayside Market. Many restaurants within walking distance, as well as a Starbucks. Very comfortable beds and elegant shower (no tub). I will stay there again. Soon, I hope.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Wa
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

I echo and endorse all the 5 star reviews of the Crown City Inn. Fabulous place to stay! Charming, squeaky clean, friendly staff, reasonable price, AND...loaner cruiser bicycles to putts-around town and on the beach with. Easy and very pleasant 10 minute max walk to the commercial/resturaunt hub of Coronado. 3 blocks the opposite direction to the Coronado brew pub which is great: 10+ brews on tap. We will most certainly revisit the Crown City Inn. You will not regret staying here.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. We checked in very late and the front desk employee was a slightly "out of it, so we weren't exactly optimistic about the hotel as a whole. The room was very clean and fairly newly furnished. The bathroom was beautiful and very clean. All the personnel was very helpful and friendly - with the exception of the guy on our first night. Parking is a bit difficult. There is a very limited parking in the courtyard. Most cars have to park on the failry busy Orange Avenue. Free wi-fi was without any problems and I was even able to print my boarding pass at the front desk. We did have a slight issue with hot water - the hotel currently switched to tankless water heaters and sometimes they did not turn on when needed. A quick phone call to front desk fixed that issue - they turned it on manually and even gave us a discount for the night.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

The Crown City Inn in Coronado has to be one of the best kept secrets in town! We stayed there for four nights and loved it. It's an older property, but has been updated and freshly painted. It was spotlessly clean and though not right on the beach, anything in Coronado is within walking distance. There is a cute little Bistro attached to the inn which serves a fabulous breakfast. It's also a short walk to the ferry if you want to venture into San Diego. They even provide bicycles for getting around town.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Crown City Inn

Property: Crown City Inn
Address: 520 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-1827
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Region: United States > California > Coronado
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Coronado
#4 Spa Hotel in Coronado
#5 Family Hotel in Coronado
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,489 - ₹ 13,479
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Coronado, CA, just across the San Diego/Coronado Bay Bridge from downtown San Diego. Crown City Inn is your affordable choice to stay close to the beach. We have a swimming pool, beach cruiser bicycles, and surf/boogie boards to borrow to play in the water. All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. On-site Crown Bistro is a favorite with the locals and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and room service daily. Kids and pets are welcome. Both receive a goody bag at check-in. Don't miss our afternoon "tea" with homemade almond shortbread, oatmeal-cranberry cookies, thumbprint cookies and brownies; and coffee and iced tea bar. ... more   less 
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