Before I went to San Diego everyone told me that I would HAVE to visit the Hotel del Coronado. I marked it down, but had no plans of visiting it, until I ran out of things to do on the last day there.
What a waste of time.
Sure, the Hotel is famous, having been built in the 1800s and housing numerous movies and filmings…but to me the excitement level is overrated.
The beach there is nice, but you have similar views at La Jolla, and the hotel is just overrun with tourists…so much so that I’d feel bad for anyone actually staying there.
If it was something you have to do, go ahead and do it. But the majestic bridge leading out to the island can be viewed nicely from Downtown, and the Hotel as a tourist site is only okay.