Crown Room Brunch at Hotel del Coronado

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592 reviews
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Contemporary American
A true feast for the senses, the lavish Sunday brunch in the Crown Room features a chilled seafood bar, regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine and carving stations. Guests also enjoy a gourmet Bloody Mary bar, made-to-order mimosas, and a spectacular candy and dessert bar. See what makes Sunday brunch at The Del legendary.

PRICING: $98 for adults, $36 children age 6-12, 5 & under are complimentary
LARGE PARTIES: For parties of 12 or more, please contact rachel.dillow@hoteldel.com
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EO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion. The brunch buffet is extensive and terrific! (Only exception, the bloody mary was awful. I switched it for a mimosa and was happy.) The server was sporadically inattentive. The room is BEAUTIFUL.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The two female waitstaff in side room were welcoming, efficient and friendly. Next to the brisket they were the best part of my experience.

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B
Oklahoma City
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best buffet we’ve ever had . It had it all with great quality and fine service !

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WC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Great food and drink. Staff was very friendly and professional. Loved the whole experience.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and all the food was fantastic as well as the service. We will try to do it again if we come back.

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HT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was diverse and plentiful, but not outstanding. The service was excellent. What you get for the price is not worth it. We did enjoy seeing the historic hotel. I wish we had chosen to eat at the beachfront restaurant instead.

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DV
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Everything was excellent and so worth it.

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L
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience to dine at the iconic Hotel del Coronado Crown Room.

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CF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time and it was special for my moms birthday, but definitely can’t afford this very often !

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KH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent--but that was to be expected due to the price. But, overall, it was worth the money for the experience.

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k
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An outstanding experience! Had a great time, service was amazing, and the selection and quality of food was very good!

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MJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have family brunch at the beginning of the year, and this year the family wanted to try Hotel Del and all were happy at all levels and want to return next year for our annual Family Brunch.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, start to finish. The service was wonderful (thank you Ramsey and Craig) as was the food. This was our second annual visit. Swapping the custom doughnuts for cupcakes is the only complaint we have.

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BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never experienced a brunch as fabulous as yours!

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KE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Yvonne was Great! She helped make my wife’s Birthday special!

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! I can't wait to come back, again! It was just simply marvelous!

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RS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the choices of food was awesome!!!

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our brunch was exceptional! We would certainly recommend this Sunday brunch to our friends!

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JP
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The quality of the food was good, although the seafood was lacking. Need to focus on quality over quantity. Very expensive for the price.

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YH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The only attraction is the historical hotel itself, the food is just so so, not worth $99, and service is ok. The room is dim and too many small tables allocated.

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Way over priced!
We go once a year, because my 91 year old aunt likes it. No self parking and valet is $20.00 with validation. Not good value in my opinion.

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!
Our server Ivonne was above and beyond,,,,

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w
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing spread of high quality offerings - likely the best I’ve ever seen! We ate for two hours and were unable to sample everything! Highly recommended for special occasions, or for when you want to splurge on a great buffet meal in an historic setting.

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BA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding venue and the food was beautifully displayed. Well worth the money.

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DI
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lots of options and different foods to choose from. Great if you want to keep healthy or splurge. I recommend you get there early to beat the crowd.

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MK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

For $98, it's expensive for lunch but the food quality and variety is very good. This was our 4th time to have the brunch over 10 years. Food quality has not changed which is good.

I would suggest that the king crab legs, one of the more expensive items, be served steamed and whole instead of halved and cooled on ice. Its cold flavor doesn't come out as much as when steamed. I spent as much time removing the crab meat from the halves as I would have had they been whole (would probably save on waste as well). The melted butter is essential, and goes much better with warmed crab legs.

I know most prefer beef/tri-tip and lamb cooked on the rare red side, but I would prefer if some portions of each were cooked through to ensure healthiness. The meats did taste good.

Was a little disappointed the guacamole was served without being mixed with spices and vegetables. It seemed as though it came from a bag and was not fresh.

The deserts were excellent.
The omelet tasted great.

I left a 15% tip for the food quality although service was intermittent. Our used dishes were removed promptly 3 times, but our water glasses were never refilled until I intentionally asked. Even our coffee cups were filled - but no water.

I appreciated the lack of loud music; nice and quiet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The server Ignacio kept forgetting to bring what he was asked to bring and I kept having to ask other people, but when others asked him for assistance he got their requests handled promptly. Not sure what the issue was but I probably won’t be back again for brunch. The food was okay, not the best brunch I’ve had.

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P
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was down visiting San Diego for the Notre Dame - Navy football game. Our flight back to San Francisco was not until 4:30p, so we decided to drive over to Coronado for brunch at the Del. What a fantastic decision. Brunch was amazing. The number of food stations and the variety of choices was outstanding. I think I made 3 trips before deciding that I could not eat another bite. The bottomless mimosa's were perfect to celebrate Notre Dame's win the previous evening.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Third visit to the Sunday Brunch. Totally uncomfortable, the air conditioning was blowing on us during the entire time, too cold, complained to management but not resolved by the time we left. The waiter even warned us that it would be cold and we were seated there anyway - in the main room furthest from the windows. Silverware on the tables was cold, coffee could not stay warm, surrounding tables were complaining. Also, why have a dress code when it is not enforced? Certainly not business casual, men in hats, jeans, flipflops, undershirts, women similar, not up to the standard anymore for that pricepoint. Had to ask for coffee refills and replacement cutlery. Don’t plan to return.

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TF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charlie our server couldn’t been nicer! Guided through the brunch, making great recommendations. Very knowledgeable about the area as well!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Julio was an awesome server ! This was the perfect brunch for my parents first time in San Diego. Highly recommend!!!

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m
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good as usual. I was very disappointed on the service. It seemed like I waited forever just to get a cup of coffee. The waitress kept saying whoops I forgot about you guys. For what they charge for brunch, the service should be a lot better. I will look at other options next time I'm in San Diego.

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Guadalajara
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciosa comida de calidad pero excesivamente caro 5,000 pesos x dos pers desayuno????

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GL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The elegant Crown room doesn’t disappoint; the history of the Hotel continues to fascinate and draw people. Get there early and stay as long as you can to savor all the items at the brunch. It is expensive which can be a drawback, but for special events, it is worth it

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KC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch with all types of foods and desserts. Well worth the money and would definitely book your reservation early!

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FC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really not worth the price. $211. for brunch eggs, and other foods. I would not go back. Way overpriced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter and granddaughter to brunch, which was awesome! We had a great meal and a great time.

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EQ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We came to have brunch to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. Jim, our waiter, was exceptional. He kept the drinks flowing and made us laugh. Overall, we had a wonderful time. Food was good, the setting amazing and we made some beautiful memories!

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LI
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Save up for this incredible brunch! Although quite pricey it is worth every penny. Artisan foods, freshly prepared menu items, not your standard warming dish food. From an elaborate seafood bar, to sushi made fresh, authentic tamales and the most to die for desserts, this is the best brunch around.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Beautiful location and lovely hotel. Explore the hotel and grounds but skip brunch, experience was not remotely worth the price tag.

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