Our Story

History in the Making

While Shore House is a twenty-first-century addition to Hotel del Coronado, one could say it was more than a century in the making. Set along the Coronado beachfront, steps away from the famed red turret, this rare and magical place has risen from roots fortified over generations by legacy and lore.

America’s Most
Storied Seaside Resort

It all began in 1885 with a handshake between Elisha Babcock, Jr. and Hampton Story, both entrepreneurial out-of-towners who hatched a plan to build a grand Victorian Hotel that would become “the talk of the Western world.”

“Nowhere on earth is there a more comfortable hotel than this or one where more is done to promote the happiness and convenience of the guests.”

– Author L. Frank Baum, 1907

Over the next century, Hotel del Coronado would write itself into history books as an escape from the ordinary — even for those who, by any measure, accomplished the extraordinary. Eleven U.S. presidents, the Duchess of Windsor, Thomas Edison and Frank Sinatra all traveled far and wide to experience the resort for themselves. Throughout the years, the property went on to develop a long-standing relationship with Hollywood, playing host to iconic celebrities like Esther Williams, and most famously appearing in “Some Like It Hot” starring Marilyn Monroe.

A Treasured Story Has a New Beginning

Now, a $400 million reimagination is underway to preserve Hotel del Coronado’s legacy while transforming it for a whole new generation to experience.

Rising at the southernmost point of the legendary resort, Shore House presents the last piece of The Del’s Master Plan and the final opportunity to weave your own story into The Del’s fabled past while taking part in its inspired future.

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