Hauntings at the Hotel del Coronado

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hauntingsReports of hauntings at the Hotel del Coronado have circulated for years.

The most famous ghost  haunting is a young woman who reportedly committed suicide near the turn of the last century. I don’t recall exactly where she stayed that fateful night at the Hotel del Coronado, but I do recall a desk clerk giving me the room number (Room 3227?) during a stay there a few years ago.

Unable to resist the temptation during that stay, I went by that small interior room in the hotel (with windows that opened into the hallway), but could see nothing. The clerk said that many psychics and ghost hunters reserve the room–either out of curiosity, or the possible opportunity for a Coronado seance.

I am not aware of any threatening gestures made by the ghost or spirit that supposedly roams the halls and grounds of the Hotel del Coronado, but would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has encountered any ghosts or spirits at this legendary San Diego hotel–or who have their own Hotel del Coronado stories.

Few homes in Coronado are haunted, but perhaps you can find one or two in the Coronado homes listed below:

1770 Avenida Del Mundo Unit 101 Coronado, CA 92118

$1,699,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
749 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220007123SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
An entertainers dream terrace in las Flores. This luxurious furnished unit has gorgeous Ocean views, open floorplan, beautiful quartz kitchen, stainless steel appliances, shaker cabinets, and a completely remodeled bathroom with stacked laundry. A large sunny private Patio is perfect for enjoying sunsets & entertaining. Community amenities include 8 tennis courts, 4 pools, spa, a fitness center and an oceanfront Beach Club. Offered furnished. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

337 B Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

$1,999,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,508 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220013905SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Charming Coronado cottage with the cute red front door. This home built in 1912 has a front sun room, hardwood floors, fireplace, lots of windows for natural light, bead board and many built-in and original features. The front house (337 B Ave) is 2bed/1bath and the back house (335 B Ave) is a 1bed/1bath with a garage, each have their own yard. Total lot is 5,879 sq.ft... Lots of potential!

1730 Avenida Del Mundo Unit 609 Coronado, CA 92118

$3,795,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
1,700 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 220015011SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
OCEANFRONT three bedroom, three bathroom corner unit! Watch the dolphins frolic and the surfers wipe out as the waves roll onto the gently sloping white sand beach that has been named the #1 top family beach in the USA! It just doesn't get any better!! Very comfortable single level layout with corner views that include unobstructed ocean views to the Coronado Islands, Pt. Loma and beyond. Nicely cared for and ready to live in or dream a dream and remodel just the way you'd like it. Large oceanfront corners like 609 Cabrillo Tower are rare treasures- make it yours today! Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1099 1st St Unit 408 Coronado, CA 92118

$2,595,000
2 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,021 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220016200SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Penthouse living overlooking the San Diego Bay & Skyline. This rarely available, TOP FLOOR residence offers sweeping views of the San Diego bay & skyline. Enjoy relaxing on one of the largest terraces available at The Landing. Complex Features: ,,,,,, Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1820 Avenida Del Mundo Unit 208 Coronado, CA 92118

$1,895,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,373 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 220016921SD
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
BRING BACKUP OFFERS. Don't lose this opportunity! This unit is the perfect canvas for your dream home on the gorgeous Coronado island. It offers a wonderful and convenient split bedroom floor plan with two spacious private suites. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, Coronado Golf Course and San Diego Bay. Amenities at The Shores include, 7 tennis courts, 1 pickleball court, 4 oceanfront pools, spa, gym, clubhouse, 24 hour security and the proximity to Coronado Beach, Shops and Restaurants.

1105 6th Street Coronado, CA 92118

$4,450,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
3,653 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PTP2204670
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Don’t miss your opportunity to own this centrally located contemporary craftsman that overlooks Spreckels Park and features 5 bedrooms (all ensuite), 7 bathrooms, two family rooms, multiple outdoor spaces, and top of the line finishes throughout. This unique residence was designed by Christian Rice and custom built in 2015 by NAU builders, a custom La Jolla based contractor who is known for their attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship. With no expense spared and no detail overlooked, the current owners had the home professionally furnished and decorated with top of the line custom furnishings, designer wallpaper, window coverings and custom built-ins. You are welcomed home through your spacious front terrace with an oversized porch swing, built-in heaters, and a custom dutch door. The fleetwood doors make the front porch a true extension of the great room, and flood the interior with natural light. The first floor features a family room with a custom fireplace, dining room with seating for 8, custom built-in buffet with wine fridge, elevator and spacious kitchen. The gourmet kitchen features an oversized marble center island with seating for 4, spacious walk-in pantry, 6-burner range, coffee bar, and extends through to the mud room and powder room. The second floor features the true master suite, complete with attached office, a spa-like bathroom with a freestanding tub and dual oversized shower, and a spectacular custom master closet designed by Stan Withouski. The second floor also features two additional bedroom suites and the laundry room. The third floor was designed for entertaining, featuring a spacious family room with fleetwood doors to the extended rooftop patio, a guest suite with views to downtown, and a powder room. With elevator access to the outdoor patio, you’ll love spending your summers with friends enjoying the concert in the park while relaxing around the outdoor fireplace. The 5th bedroom has private access and is perfect as a home-office or for giving your guests, adult children, or live-in help a private space to relax. This one-of-a-kind home is located in the heart of the village, overlooking Spreckles park and within walking distance of the library, the schools, the senior center, BBMAC, shops, restaurants and more. The Coronado Village is known for its small town charm with its award winning Beach, top ranked schools, and the world class tourist destination.

1127 F Ave Coronado, CA 92118

$32,000,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
15,067 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22178843
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
MILLS ACT! MILLS ACT! MILLS ACT!! A bookmark in Coronado's storied history, this stunning Spanish eclectic residence sits on a palm-lined promenade just 100 feet from the shore. One of the largest lots in Coronado, the historical landmark encompasses a 14,142-square foot main house, sprawling guest house, and private garden sanctuary with tranquil fountains and estancia. Originally built for business magnate W.A. Gunn, the five- bedroom (option for six), eight-bathroom abode features vintage Hollywood glamour adorned with state-of-the-art amenities for optimal luxury living space, replete with castle-like characteristics. Conceived by the illustrious Richard Requa in 1925, the previous owner preserved priceless historical heritage to a tee. Dominated by an impressive turret that acts as an entrance hall, the home's exotic allure is undeniable, revealing a stunning foyer with spiral staircase and striking, hand-hewn beams Echoing with the kind of extravagance that underscored the 1920s, Coronado Castle perfectly captures the era's zeitgeist, rife with opulent tile flooring, ornate ironwork, and stained-glass touches. An immaculately hand painted coffered ceiling dominates the formal dining room, punctuating the voluminous expanse that bleeds outward to the pool deck via a trio of custom steel glass doors. Grounded in reclaimed 18th century European terracotta tile, Spanish embellishments abound. A capacious kitchen is poised for entertaining, appointed with an 80-inch La Cornue range and rotisserie, double Subzero fridge, Miele steam oven and coffee station, plus wet bar. Illuminated by custom light fixtures, the kitchen is anchored by an immense marble island. Preserving period details while meticulously updating the home to modern-day standards, historically accurate embellishments have been implemented throughout. Reimagined with an opulent mix of rare finishes and Moorish tiling sourced from around the world, new renovations masterfully mirror Requa's original concept and inspirations. Evoking a 5-star feel with firepit lounge, wet bar, and dining area, the turret's third-floor roof deck affords panoramic ocean views. The lavish basement is just as impressive. Designed with a grand staircase and soaring ceilings, the voluminous expanse boasts a golf simulator, media room with bar, trophy room, 25-seat movie theater with projector, 1,300+ SqFt world class gym, and full spa with dry sauna, massage table, and ice bath. Inducing an air of timeless luxury, a stunning pool deck sets the stage for summertime soirees, complete with 250-year-old stonework, Moorish ironwork, full outdoor kitchen, and dining estancia. The lush oasis includes 100-year-old rustic olive trees, three fountains, a putting green, secret garden, and dog run. Perfect for out-of-town guests, a detached guest house is equally sumptuous, appointed with a full bathroom and kitchen. Celebrating the spirit of Requa's original design while fully embracing modern-day convenience, this historic home is a part of the Mills Act, which allows for reduced property taxes. Thoughtfully updated with a four-car garage with golf cart parking, the estate includes an additional five coveted off-street parking spots a rarity in beach enclaves. A legacy estate that offers unmatched attention to detail, this is your chance to own one of the most sought-after exclusive property in Southern California.

1750 Avenida Del Mundo Unit 409 Coronado, CA 92118

$2,525,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,333 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # PTP2204761
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
VIEWS! This is the only corner unit available in La Princesa Tower. This large condo has a great layout including privacy for both bedrooms and a large kitchen and living room area. From the comfort of your balcony, you can enjoy the ocean breeze and panoramic views of the San Diego Skyline, Coronado Bridge, Glorietta Bay and Pacific Ocean. Other than the uniqueness of condominiums on the beach...The Shores offers 7 tennis courts, 1 pickle ball court, 4 pools, a beach club, fitness center and 24 hour security.

1127 F Ave Coronado, CA 92118

$32,000,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
15,067 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220018543SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
MILLS ACT! MILLS ACT! MILLS ACT!! A bookmark in Coronado's storied history, this stunning Spanish eclectic residence sits on a palm-lined promenade just 100ft from the shore. One of the largest lots in Coronado, the historical landmark encompasses a 14,142-sft main house, sprawling guest house, & private garden sanctuary with tranquil fountains and estancia. Originally built for business magnate W.A. Gunn, the 5-bedroom (option for 6), 8-bathroom abode fts vintage Hollywood glamour adorned with state-of-the-art amenities for optimal luxury living space, replete with castle-like characteristics. Conceived by the illustrious Richard Requa in 1925, the previous owner preserved priceless historical heritage to a tee. Dominated by an impressive turret that acts as an entrance hall, the home's exotic allure is undeniable, revealing a stunning foyer with spiral staircase &striking, hand-hewn beams Echoing with the kind of extravagance that underscored the 1920s, Coronado Castle perfectly captures the era's zeitgeist, rife with opulent tile flooring, ornate ironwork, & stained-glass touches. An immaculately hand painted coffered ceiling dominates the formal dining room, punctuating the voluminous expanse that bleeds outward to the pool deck via a trio of custom steel glass doors. Grounded in reclaimed 18th century European terracotta tile, Spanish embellishments abound. A capacious kitchen is poised for entertaining, appointed with an 80-inch La Cornue range and rotisserie, double Subzero fridge, Miele steam oven and coffee station, plus wet bar. Illuminated by custom light fixtures, the kitchen is anchored by an immense marble island. Preserving period details while meticulously updating the home to modern-day standards, historically accurate embellishments have been implemented throughout. Reimagined with an opulent mix of rare finishes and Moorish tiling sourced from around the world, new renovations masterfully mirror Requa's original concept and inspirations. Evoking a 5-star feel with firepit lounge, wet bar, and dining area, the turret's third-floor roof deck affords panoramic ocean views. The lavish basement is just as impressive. Designed with a grand staircase and soaring ceilings, the voluminous expanse boasts a golf simulator, media room with bar, trophy room, 25-seat movie theater with projector, 1,300+ SqFt world class gym, and full spa with dry sauna, massage table, and ice bath. Inducing an air of timeless luxury, a stunning pool deck sets the stage for summertime soirees, complete with 250-year-old stonework, Moorish ironwork, full outdoor kitchen, and dining estancia. The lush oasis includes 100-year-old rustic olive trees, three fountains, a putting green, secret garden, and dog run. Perfect for out-of-town guests, a detached guest house is equally sumptuous, appointed with a full bathroom and kitchen. Celebrating the spirit of Requa's original design while fully embracing modern-day convenience, this historic home is a part of the Mills Act, which allows for reduced property taxes. Thoughtfully updated with a four-car garage with golf cart parking, the estate includes an additional five coveted off-street parking spots a rarity in beach enclaves. A legacy estate that offers unmatched attention to detail, this is your chance to own one of the most sought-after exclusive property in Southern California. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener,Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Washer

247 B Avenue Coronado, CA 92118

$3,400,000
4 Beds
4 Baths
2,708 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PTP2204844
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Priced Improvement on a price range $3,100,000 - $3,400,000 in a Prime Location in Coronado. A must see  4 bedroom 4 Full bathrooms 2 car garage fully remodeled and modernized gorgeous home with new kitchen, upgraded viking refrigerator, upgraded island with chef's stove, upgraded flooring, upgraded doors and windows, upgraded plantation shutters, upgraded recessed lighting,  upgraded staircase, upgraded chandelier, upgraded bathrooms and showers, upgraded air conditioning, Living room opens up like a widescreen and flows into your backyard for an entertainers paradise which extends to your own private jacuzzi. Large master bedroom with balcony. Spacious bedrooms.  Designed with elegance, style, and attention to detail.  A pride of ownership home in a beautiful popular neighborhood just steps to shopping, views, bay, ocean, beaches, restaurants, and entertainment. Spacious yard meant for enjoyment with a stunning white fence. You just found the right home.

711 Country Club Lane Coronado, CA 92118

$5,750,000
3 Beds
3.5 Baths
5,157 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220018960SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Extraordinary custom built home located in the desirable Country Club area of Coronado just blocks to the beach! Enter into a grand foyer, with gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, living room and family room with fireplace. 3 bedrooms with ensuite baths including a primary bedroom suite with bonus room, fireplace and balcony. Meticulously designed with highend fixtures and finishes throughout. Lushly landscaped, large 10,000 SF lot, serene koi pond with waterfall, attached 2 car garage and additional garage large enough to fit a motorhome or boat. A resort style home in the heart of the Village. This custom built home has so many additional features including, Solar (owned) Koi fish pond with waterfall, living room with wood beam vaulted ceiling, kitchen w/pantry and butlers pantry, wine cellar, dining room seats 8-12 possibly more persons, 1 bedroom down stairs with ensuite bath, 2 bedrooms upstairs with ensuite baths, the upstairs primary suite includes fireplace, balcony, large glass walled step in shower, jetted soaking spa tub, + extra private room perfect for a nursery, gym, office, meditation, etc. Office, laundry room with sink and cabinets, plenty of storage upstairs including storage closet and linen closet, custom interior alder wood doors, tile floors throughout, skylights (automatic) high ceiling throughout, Rhino Shield exterior paint. The motorhome garage can fit approx a 38' motorhome or boat it includes sewer line hookups. There is an additional 2 car garage. Smart home with controls for heating, cooling, lighting and sound systems.

24 Sandpiper Strand Coronado, CA 92118

$4,799,950
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,734 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 220021821SD
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is a well designed home with large spaces and high cielings, absolutely fabulous. Every detail of this home is top of the line. Beautiful Italian style kitchen with granite counters, commercial grade stainless steel appliances including two ovens, and fingertip closing drawers. Back outdoor patio and two top Decks with incredible views for entertaining. Custom recessed lighting throughout. Professionally landscaped. Home is wired for surround sound, Master suite features spacious sitting area with elegant fireplace and built in cabinetry. Huge master bath wired for stereo, deep Jacuzzi tub and massive walk in closet. Huge 4th BR or could be used as an family room, large office or other uses .has wet bar, mini refrigerator, ceiling fans and custom floor to ceiling bookshelves, could easily convert to two bedrooms, a library, gym or movie theater. If you have been looking in the cays, this home should be at the top of the list. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected

4 responses to “Hauntings at the Hotel del Coronado

  1. My mother, sister, best friend and I were staying in the maids quarters (haunted room #3502). Our friend had just stepped out to go for a walk in the early AM and the rest of us were just getting up to get ready to check out and head to the Queen Mary for our last night in San Diego. We were in the restroom talking and heard a noise thinking it was our friend returning and when we looked out into the room no one was there…but our luggage and shoes were stacked up against the wall all on top of eachother like a pyramid. It scared us and we went down to the desk to tell them what had happened and they told us a few stories about occurances in that room. Well, to say the least, we thanked the spirit for helping us pack up and we checked out. Needless to say…we are going back to stay in the same room for 3 days 5/22/08-5/25/08. We can’t wait to see what happens this time.

  2. I have stayed in Room 3327 4 times and had exp.’s with communicating with the K-2 meter many many times. I have had humming in my left ear twice. The speaker phone going off loudly and at request. The toilet paper raising as if to hand it to me. The indentation on the bed as if someone was sitting there. I have also stayed in room 3519 where sounds came from the closet quite often and was touched at 3:08 in the morning on the bottom of my foot as if to try and tickle me. Never have I been afraid. I will continue to go back and stay in the same rooms as well as others. The last time I was there, someone passed away 2 doors down…. Spirits are everywhere. I even managed to get orbs in a few pictures.

  3. I stayed on the 5th floor August 2010. Slept with the window open and approx 2am to 4:30am experienced lights off and on in my bathroom. Id turn them off.. they would go back on.

    Then the footsteps started.. a little girl perhaps and then heavy steps.. all running then walking then again. Lastly was the large stricking noise from the closet that went on for a long time .. door was open and I could see in but no one there.

    I phoned the front desk and they said the room next door had called as well with in minutes of my call that thier phone kept ringing but no one was there when they picked up.

    When I asked in the morning who was in the room above me last night as they were making so much noise and steps all night .. I was told .. there was no room above me.

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