Under The Red-Shingled Roof: Visiting Hotel del, Coronado

There you have it! The EcoCAR 3 Year Two Finals awards ceremony will be hosted at none other than Hotel del, Coronado.

The Del, as it is affectionately called, is a National Historic Landmark with tons of history under its iconic red-shingled roof.

Built more than 125 years ago, Hotel del, Coronado is one of San Diego’s grandest monuments. It is the second largest wooden structure in the United States and has hosted several dignitaries, presidents and celebrities, including Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Babe Ruth and Jimmy Carter. Even Marilyn Monroe visited The Del during the filming of “Some Like It Hot” in 1959.

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As if there couldn’t be any more interesting facts to add to the Hotel’s history, purportedly a ghost haunts the residence. Kate Morgan died in 1892 and has stayed at the hotel ever since. Guests report flickering lights, items moving and doors randomly opening and closing. Today, guests will find an abundance of fun activities and enjoy luxurious amenities while staying at the hotel. One can have a private beach bonfire complete with s’mores, swim at the pool or participate in water sports. Have fun in the Pacific Ocean riding a surfboard, paddleboard or skim board or just relax on the beach!

There is no shortage of history at Hotel del, Coronado and we hope you are as excited as we are to come to this iconic hotel for the Year Two Finals awards ceremony. Keep up the hard work everyone. We’ll see you in May!