El Cordova Hotel exterior | Courtesy RAR Hospitality

RAR Manages $1M Coronado Hotel Upgrade (SLIDESHOW)

Carrie Rossenfeld Hospitality & Tourism

Hotel-management firm RAR Hospitality has managed the $1 million upgrade of El Cordova Hotel, a 43-room boutique property at 1351 Orange Avenue in Coronado, California, an island off Downtown San Diego. The upgrade included brand-new accommodations and renovations to enhance the “affordable luxury guest experience” the hotel strives to provide.

El Cordova Hotel offers an informal Spanish garden and courtyard environment, a heated outdoor pool, and a hot tub. New to the hotel are the updated lobby, standard and deluxe guest rooms, and spacious one- to two-bedroom suites with upgraded bedroom furniture, modernized bathroom fixtures, and amenities such as free WiFi and flat-screen televisions with complimentary HBO. (See slideshow below for photos of the completed upgrades.)

The hotel also features a 1,500-square-foot Casa Grande suite containing a master and a secondary bedroom with specialty king beds and a spacious living room. Accommodations include an 800-square-foot meeting room, formal dining room with conference table, complete kitchen, executive bathroom with vanity bathtub and separate shower, and a balcony with a view of the Pacific Ocean.

“The completion of this renovation is a milestone for the iconic El Cordova Hotel,” says Bob Rauch, founder and CEO of RAR Hospitality.

El Cordova is one block from the island’s beaches; within walking distance to beach shops, art galleries, restaurants, and recreational activities including surfing, sailing, and biking; and a short drive and ferry ride away from Downtown San Diego. Daily room rates start from $269.

El Cordova is part of RAR Hospitality’s boutique hotel collection including Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, The Keating Hotel, and The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows.