"When we arrived at the 1906 Lodge I felt like Goldilocks when she yelled "This one is just right". You provided the warmth and friendliness of a B and B and the privacy and amenities of a 5 star hotel."
Coronado, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2011
The 1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach, CA was chosen as one of the Ten Best Hotels for Romance in the United States by TripAdvisor® in its 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. 98% of the reviewers recommended the hotel. The hotel is also ranked the number one hotel in Coronado for 2010.
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.
“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.”
On TripAdvisor®, 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. A full breakfast, afternoon wine and snacks, underground parking, evening turn-down with chocolates, 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. In addition to water sports, Coronado has a magnificent 18 hole golf course right on San Diego Bay, 19 tennis courts, a public marina, 15 miles of dedicated bike and rollerblading paths, and two live theaters.
Romance isn’t the only reason to stay at the 1906 Lodge. Business travelers find it a welcome change from a generic hotel. The on-site 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. 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.