The Perfect Family Getaway 2

Loews Coronado Bay Offers a Phenomenal Stay by the Sea

With all the planning that goes into making a vacation memorable, the last thing any parent wants to hear from their kids is “I’m bored.”

Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego has quickly become one of the most desirable hotels to visit, and it only takes a few seconds on their location to see why. At Loews Coronado Bay, they make you will feel right at home. This four-star resort is situated on a private 15-acre peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, and is only minutes from downtown Coronado, a charming resort village, and a short drive to San Diego’s world-famous attractions.

Resort amenities include direct access to Silver Strand State Beach, three tennis courts, a private 81-slip marina, three heated swimming pools, professional poolside service, three acclaimed restaurants, 439 sea-inspired guest rooms and suites, and panoramic views of the San Diego- Coronado Bay. I’m sure most guests feel the same way my family did during our first visit, like we wouldn’t be leaving the premise anytime soon. And there’s really no reason to.

The resort was recently named one of USA Today’s 10 Best Resorts in San Diego, and is truly a private oasis. Every room is perfectly designed with pillow top beds sporting down comforters and Frette Italian sheets, and the views from their private, furnished balconies and patios are absolutely stunning.

They have an exquisite Sea Spa on site, featuring 15 luxurious treatment rooms—including a couple’s suite, four outdoor treatment areas and a Vichy rain shower —for a variety of massage, facial and body services. A tranquil spa patio is home to one of Southern California’s only Watsu pools, featuring their signature Watsu flotation massage.

You can also take advantage of their professional fitness center and personal training classes before heading over to the Market To-Go area to fill up on delicious, all-natural made-to-order juice blends that sure to refresh you for the day ahead.

One of the biggest impressions Loews made on us was their family-friendly service. They pride themselves on catering to guests of all ages with a host of specially curated amenities and services.

“Loews is committed to maintaining a local connection at each of our properties, with each hotel experience reflecting the destination’s personality,” says Kirk Kinsell, president & CEO of Loews Hotels & Resorts. “Our ‘Summer Like a Local’ program gives guests an added incentive to get out and explore the city they are visiting with family and friends, and experience something they may have otherwise not even known about.”

For the younger kids, they have scavenger hunts, a private playground, pizza-making workshops and bayside marshmallow roasts. The hotel’s Pottery Barn Kids Club was also recognized for its innovative activities, including rocket experiments and magic tricks, making Loews Coronado Bay Resort one of the most family-friendly hotels in San Diego.

In addition, they also partner with Action Sports Rentals so families with older kids and teenagers can enjoy jet skis, paddleboats, kayaks, water skis, kneeboards, beach cruisers and powerboats.

“We are thrilled to work with Pacific Avalon, out of Newport Beach, to expand our event offerings from waterfront to on-the-water,” says Sean Clancy, managing director at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. “We carefully selected this partnership based on the state-of-the-art yachts and long-standing reputation of this company. We are proud to bring additional business and offerings down the coast to San Diego.”  Pacific Avalon owns, operates and maintains all of its yachts, providing the best care and service for its guests.

One of the best experiences we had as a family was the private sailing. A professional skipper gave us a tour of Coronado Bay and taught us about the history of San Diego as we took in all the sights and sounds of the city.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort also features award-winning dining experiences led by Executive Chef Nicolas Bour. They have put together the perfect collection of both sophisticated cuisine and kid-friendly choices. Their extensive wine list offers classic and undiscovered wines that are both tasteful and affordable. I recommend enjoying them as you take in the breathtaking views and spectacular sunsets overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Once the sun sets, enjoy a signature cocktail or a locally brewed craft beer, then head outside to the Bay Terrance to relax on an oversized teak sofa while cozying up in front of the fireplace. It truly is the perfect vacation spot for the whole family.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a luxury California experience offering an exceptional level of service, a full spectrum of guest amenities and superb dining experiences. We will absolutely be back for another vacation at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

For more information call 619.424.4000, 800.23.LOEWS or visit