Crown Room Brunch at Hotel del Coronado

4.4
500 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 20+ guests, please email largepartydining@hoteldel.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Please note: brunch is canceled on Nov 26 & Dec 31. On Mar 4 & 18 brunch will be held in the oceanfront Ballroom.
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Phone number
(619) 522-8490
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stefan Peroutka
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
RH Dana Place
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Parking details
Up to 3 hours self-parking is just $5 with your brunch experience. Valet and self-parking available. Regular parking rates apply after 3 hours.
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Entertainment
Live chef demonstrations.
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Special events & promotions
For parties of 12+ guests, please email Rachel.Dillow@hoteldel.com
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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500 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
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Good
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4.4
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4.5
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4.5
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3.7
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The variety and preparation of the offered foods was exceptional, and the service was excellent. We were there for a major birthday and the entire experience gave us unforgettable memories!

My only negative comment would be for the restroom availability. The only available restrooms are out in the hotel lobby and therefore used by ALL of the hotel and grounds visitors. Upon my first attempt, during our brunch, there were approximately 25 women in line, snaking out into the hallway; I was unwilling to wait in that long line. Later, I went to another lower lobby location and waited behind 8 women for 1 of 2 stalls.

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food was okay but okay is not what I would expect for $100.00 per person! Ambience and service was outstanding...

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h
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Brunch had excellent selections; fair service; needed to flag down waiters for coffee, etc. Lovely old hotel and dining room;parking a bit complicated but they validate and offer that right up front rather than hope you forget to ask

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VH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was very good, and the prime rib and sushi excellent. The crab legs were dry and tough. The bloody mary mix was aweful. It's a nice brunch overall, but no where near worth $100 per person.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch at the Del did not disappoint! It was amazing. There were so many selections to choose from. Save room for dessert!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Loud dance type music being played during brunch. Strange.

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d
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Manuel was a very attentive server. Will be back...

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A
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very expensive. The food was good, but not great. The service was terrible and all the waiter was doing was bringing drinks and the check, yet we had to ask and wait for both. Plates were also not cleared until we asked. Overall it was a mediocre experience and definitely not worth the exorbitant price.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely enjoyed!

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CF
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been dining at the Crown Room in the Del since our honeymoon trip in 1974. Last year we enjoyed oysters on the half shell, and a variety of special-made beverages. When we returned this year, the oysters were gone, our waiter spent a great deal of time speaking with people at another table, and the experience was not as grand as it has been previously.

We will continue visiting the Del and the Crown Room for brunch when we visit San Diego. This year, it had lost a bit of its sparkle.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The. Best. Brunch. I’ve been all over the world, and this is the best brunch I’ve ever had. So much delectable food and drinks were included. It was a great end to a fabulous vacation.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with the family (including an infant and toddler). This place had a "kid station" that was chaperoned by a young adult employee, which was phenomenal! We were able to enjoy our brunch over 2 hours and our toddler had blast coloring and making crafts! We didn't know that they had this service (at no cost) for the kids, but it was definitely a perk to the brunch experience :)
The food was out of this world, and such a great variety. Everything we ate was delicious. We would definitely go again!!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Fewer options than usually expected this time. Sushi warm left out too long

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, outstanding service.... worth EVERY penny!!

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g
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best brunch ever. Lots of choices and variety. Excellent service!

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MB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch at the Crown Room is great for special occasions or just to treat yourself. Yes it is expensive but worth every dime so no complaints from us about the price. The food selection is just overwhelming. My plan is just try as many things as I can. They have worked to make portion sizes small so you can do that. Our waiter was just beyond fantastic. Very easy to talk to and very helpful. We are also champagne (actually sparkling wine) drinkers and the wine we are served there is very good. Being born and raised in Texas I can make a mighty good brisket but the brisket I was served there was better than mine. That is a great complement. I loved watching this young man at a nearby table that hit the desert area and looked like he was just in heaven eating cupcakes. I could go on and on but I will just say that The Crown Room at The Hotel Del Coronado is not a meal it is an experience.

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f
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful professional service. Lots of history in an iconic setting. The food was phenomenal. The most extensive Sunday Brunch I’ve ever seen , even had a Sushi chef available to make ones personal choices! They even brought my daughter a special array of deserts to celebrate her birthday. Great experience!

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very bad experience! There is no way you get charged $105 + tip, per person, for a so called “buffet” that isn’t worth not even $15... Extremely bad service! And on top of everything, I was charged another $25 for valet parking with an already validated ticket.

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RG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Not worth the expens especially since we don’t eat seafood or drink champagne/mimosas.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Service and food was mediocre. Definitely not worth the $100 a person.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Honestly it’s a tourist trap and you’d get a better experience going literally anywhere else. You can not believe me and spend 100 dollars a head on disappointment, but just take a walk down the road and find anywhere else to go.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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SC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great selection of food. Our server was very nice, but our drinks and coffee were empty more than full, and we had a table full o dirty plates with nowhere to put the clean ones. I would try it again; however, for the price, if we had similar service, we would not go back.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Excellent surroundings, decent food, sub par service.

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VA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

However that time -May 20- there was a system glitch so the waiting to be seated took awhile.

Have more choices with the entrees to include more international cuisine. You had a dedicated table for Mexican... why dont you feature an international every month.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary and the food was great. It wasn't worth 100 dollars per person on my opinion, but it was still a nice experience. The food was tasty for the most part and I would recommend doing this once just to check it out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a once in a lifetime dining opportunity to signify my first stay at the Del and reuniting with my son and his soon to be fiancé. Absolutely perfect...once or maybe twice.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and great food! A must for special occasions and once you're done with eating, take a nice stroll along the beach and see the other amenities that the hotel offers.

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PV
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch we have ever been to. Plan on spending up to 2 hours take your time and enjoy Will definitely be back Food was wonderful and service was perfect

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EH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeed our expectations. Whenever we travel to San Diego in the future we will make sure to include brunch at the Crown Room at the Hotel Del Coronado. It was imdeed an exceptional experience.

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New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful smorgasbord of delectable delights. The seafood was fresh , the breakfast and lunch selections appeal to all. Save room for dessert!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nosotros teníamos muchos años que no íbamos a este brunch. Por lo general vamos al del west gate. El servicio en las estaciones de comida en este brunch del Hotel del Coronado no es nada amable. La gente también poco arreglada y la comida más o menos. Mucho mejor calidad de comida, elegancia y servicio de primera en el brunch del Westgate.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good, but it is expensive. I suppose that is to be expected if one wants to experience a gourmet brunch at a world famous hotel. The wait staff was very friendly and very attentive. They were generous with the champagne which never stopped flowing. My wife and I were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary. Our server brought us a beautifully decorated tray of desserts with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. We are glad we went. It was an experience we'll never forget.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great brunch celebrating Anniversary!! I will return one day.

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BF
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had been looking forward for an excellent family brunch. Although the food was very good (but not superb), there were major things left out, in particular for a place with the reputation the Crown Room has always had!
First of all, the orange juice was really bad, a watered down concentrate of some kind, that rendered the mimosas simply tasteless. The other options for drinks were not many, other than cranberry juice or a bloody mary.
Then, it was impossible, even though there were so many crab legs in the seafood part of the buffet, to eat them since there were no seafood forks or crab leg crackers available at all. We asked everyone, from the manager to the waiters and bussboys, and the response was that the management takes those items back and forth to the other restaurants in the property.
Our reservation had been made in advance and even then, the table was not set properly. Missing a knife and a couple of napkins at the beginning. The service, was slow considering we were only four, and the only thing the waitress and her aide were to bring us was juice, water or coffee. By the way, with the quality of different coffees nowdays, we were also let down by the coffee in a thermos. Coffee should be brewed at each one's request.
We arrived at noon exactly and there was no music. Piano or harp used to be the norm for these brunches.
And last, this hall is so beautiful, and a great effort is made from everyone to bring about a brunch like this one, that I can not believe they let people in running mini shorts and tennis, walk in and join everyone else who is dressed adequately, for a sunday ocassion.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Besides being in an impressive huge room with enormous windows, the rest of the Sunday Brunch was a big disappointment. Except for some quality large shrimp there was nothing remarkable about the food. The skinny cold crab legs had little to chew on and the lobster was just some chunks of unrecognizable white meat floating in a soupy concoction with strange vegetables. The prime rib was substandard. The many small food stations spread in the middle of the room became an impractical arrangement especially since containers were all covered by metal lids and the contents hard to locate. To make things worse, tiny signs identifying the hidden food were hard to read. The continuous flow of cold air from the ceiling vents made sitting uncomfortable. In conclusion, there was nothing in this brunch to justify the outrageous $100 price for what they claim hyperbolically is “the Best Sunday Brunch in San Diego” or “A true feast for the senses”. SAD.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended! Eva was our waitress she’s fabulous🤗 she’s very attentive, great sense of humor and treated us like VIP. The food was amazing 👍🏻👍🏻. Next time you’re in Coronado try the Sunday Brunch at Hotel Del❤️

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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Top brunch!

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GG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience!

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Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crown Room is brunch Royalty! It's been a while since we have been there but it was as good as we remembered. Lots of variety, lots of champagne and everything delicious. The staff is always more than accommodating and helpful and friendly. The Del is a gem and the Crown Room is the jewel in the crown!

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