Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, California

The Hotel del Coronado, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is undergoing a complete re-imagining as part of a $400 million master plan. LEO A DALY’s design encompasses a new residence building nestled into the iconic resort’s final parcel of developable land that harmonizes perfectly with its historic seaside setting.

Shore House at The Del™, a three-story building overlooking a golden stretch of Coronado beachfront, will offer 75 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom fully furnished private residences, an ocean-view pool with cabanas, poolside bar, casual indoor-outdoor lounge, a 17,000-SF ballroom and event lawn and other amenities. LEO A DALY’s design for Shore House pays homage to the Queen Anne Revival design of The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, an architectural masterpiece that has captivated the American imagination since it opened in 1888. Host to 12 presidents and made famous as the setting of Some Like It Hot, the landmark resort is recognizable for its bold, red-roofed rotunda. Shore House borrows period vernacular elements from the Victorian. Prominent gables, red shingle roofs, white ship-lap siding and crimson window sashes blend Shore House seamlessly into the historic fabric while adding a distinctive, new presence. The front façade takes inspiration from the Victorian’s heyday, offering a wide veranda with two sets of entry stairs. Purposeful building placement and a terraced silhouette preserve and enhance the mystique and sense of history that makes The Del one-of-a-kind. 

The 75 residences are designed with families and groups in mind, offering fully equipped kitchens, adjoining suite options and indoor-outdoor gathering spaces with fire elements. The interiors take cues from The Del’s seaside setting, incorporating a modern, California coastal aesthetic with curated furniture and artwork collections that elevate the spaces and create a residential feel. In addition, the residences are part of the hotel’s guestroom offerings for the guests seeking a more residential experience. To accommodate the many conferences and group events held at the property, LEO A DALY also designed a new state-of-the-art conference center, which includes a 15,000-SF ballroom with pre-function and break out meeting space opening onto a 14,000-SF great lawn with views to the historic hotel. Back-of-house spaces include a loading dock and kitchen.

Shore House replaces a surface parking lot on the southernmost point of The Del property – a fact which gave the design team freedom to rethink the guest’s arrival experience. A new, brick-paved entry road greets guests, bordered by lush landscaping that recall the Victorian era. The entry route is carefully choreographed to reveal the property through a series of dramatically framed views.

Hear from our client on why LEO A DALY was the right firm for this iconic project in this video.

LEO A DALY has worked on several projects as part of the resort’s overall masterplan, including the renovation of several food and beverage outlets at the resort.



At a glance

New conference center and guestrooms as part of the master plan development


Event center with 15,000-SF clear-span ballroom and 10,000 SF of pre-function and break-out meeting space

142 new residences, guestrooms and suites

Underground parking



Interior design