A Kids Guide to Loews Coronado Bay Resort

The Loews Coronado Bay Resort located on Coronado Island, CA is a AAA Four Diamond Luxury Resort from the Loews Hotel Group. However, don’t let the fancy accolades fool you. Lowes Coronado Bay Resort is a great hotel for families with many on-site amenities, as well as many local nearby attractions in close travel distance within the surrounding neighborhood.

There is no shortage of activities at this San Diego bay hotel ranging from swimming in one of the property’s three pools, free shuttles to Silver Strand Beach, bike riding rentals and so much more! Follow our guide to everything you need to know about a stay at Loews Coronado Bay, one of the best hotels in Southern California for families!


All of the accommodations at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort are winners as you have a choice of rooms or suites with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Coronado Bay, the pool, the beautiful grounds or the San Diego skyline. The rooms and suites also include either a patio or a private balcony.  

Services and amenities at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s amenities are second to none and the staff and concierge are there to ensure that all of your needs are met! Take advantage of the services and amenities that they offer!

1. Complimentary Shuttle Service

Ride the free shuttle to Silver Strand Beach or to downtown Coronado Village! This shuttle operates every hour on the hour from 9am to 9pm, and runs every 30 minutes from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

2. Swimming 

Enjoy taking a dip in one of the property’s 3 heated pools! There is a children’s pool that is 3 1/2 feet deep around the edges and 4 1/2 feet deep in the center. Perfect for the kiddos! There is also a family pool and hot tub as well as an adults only pool and hot tub.  The hotel also features poolside activities such as an oversized Connect Four game, chess, as well as Ping Pong. Take advantage of the poolside concierge service which offers families complimentary treats and services such as Italian ice, frozen grape kabobs, chilled hand towels as well as sunscreen spritzes. Talk about going the extra mile!

3. Bike Rentals

Take a family bike ride with the resorts convenient bike rental service! This is a great way to take in all of the sites, while being outdoors and getting in some physical activity!  Bike Rentals are located at the hotel’s on-site marina and offer family-friendly bike models and attachments such as kid’s bikes, baby trailers, surrey bikes, tandem surreys as well as mountain bikes and beach cruisers.

4. Business Center

The business center’s services are available 24 hours a day and include access to photocopying, faxing, printing and personal computer use with high-speed internet access. Super convenient if adults need to fit in a bit of work between all of the family fun!

5. Fitness Center

The hotel features a state of the art fitness center with both cardio and strength equipment. Guests can also take advantage of yoga classes, personal training or an outdoor spinning class overlooking the marina on Coronado Bay. A perfect way to decompress before or after running around with the kiddos all day!

6. Loews Loves Families

One of the main highlights of The Loews Coronado Bay Resort is their commitment to highlighting family togetherness, evidenced through their Loews Loves Families program. To make stays as comfortable as possible, the hotel offers complimentary cribs as well as baby bath amenity kits. They also have other amenities on-call to make your stay even more enjoyable. You can request board games, DVD players and movies, pack-and-plays and scavenger hunt activity sheets. If you need any other baby gear to make your stay even more convenient, you can rent items from BabyQuip!

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Dining options at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Dining options at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

There are numerous dining options at the Loews Coronado Bay that are sure to please every family member and offer incredible service too!

1. Crown Landing

The Crown Landing restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining with a stunning marina view from almost every angle. This restaurant focuses on fresh and healthy California cuisine and accommodates specific dietary needs so there is bound to be something for everyone!

2. Silver Strand Exchange

The Silver Strand Exchange is an on-resort commissary serving sandwiches, gelatos, salads, pastries, smoothies, juices and coffee. This is a great place to stop and grab some easy snacks for a picnic lunch at the beach!

3. La Cantina

La Cantina serves tasty poolside bites such as burgers, salads and tacos as well as a kids menu. Hungry kiddos can choose from yummy south of the border cuisine such as quesadillas, corn wheels, chips and guacamole and more!

Local activities near Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

You could easily enjoy your stay at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort without ever leaving the property. They have amazing amenities, but it would be a shame to miss out on all that the neighborhood of Coronado and nearby San Diego has to offer. Check out some of these family friendly activities and destinations in this beautiful neighborhood!

1. Silver Strand State Beach

Silver Strand State Beach is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel by way of a pedestrian underpass giving guests direct access to this incredible beach. Bellmans and valet attendants are also available to bring guests to and from the beach in the golf cart shuttles. Perfect for tired feet! There are also beach chairs, towels, beach toys and boogie boards available for your enjoyment! Silver Strand State Beach has beaches on both the Pacific Ocean as well as San Diego Bay, however, the water in the Bay is generally warmer and more calm which is perfect for families. Little ones will love digging for moon snail shells, cockle shells, and even sand dollars!

2. Coronado Ferry Landing

The Coronado Ferry Landing has so much to offer visiting families. There are plenty of restaurants including cupcake and ice cream shops which are sure to be a hit with the kids!  There are also boutiques to browse as well as rentals for bikes, surreys, paddleboards and kayaks. Ride the ferry into downtown San Diego and enjoy the sights and activities the city has to offer. Kids under 3 ride for free!

3. San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a must see if you are staying at The Loews Coronado Bay!  It is a short drive and you won’t want to miss this incredible zoo. This zoo was voted #1 zoo in the world and features over 3700 animals. Phew! That’s a lot of animals to see! Consider taking a 30 minute narrated tour of the zoo on a double decker bus which will give families a great overview of the whole zoo. 

4. SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld SanDiego is another unbeatable family activity that will please all age levels.  There are rides, shows, performances, animal encounters and more! The Dolphin Days performance features Bottlenose Dolphins dipping down and then flying high above the water. The Dolphin Encounter allows you to get up close and personal and meet, feed and learn to communicate with the dolphins led by a trainer.

5. Living Coast Discovery Center

Guests of Loews will have access to some exclusive experiences at The Living Coast Discovery Center due to the hotel’s partnership with the Discovery Center. Exclusive opportunities include discounted admission, access to the Go Wild! Family VVIP Interactive Wildlife Encounters that are not available to the general public, as well as access to the Go Wild! Kids Program. This program features a variety of different coastal animal activities and encounters depending on the days of the week. Stop by for Sea Turtle Saturdays, Shark and Ray Sundays, Marine Madness Mondays and so much more!


  1. Sarah

    February 24, 2020 at 10:21 am

    I LOVE Coronado! There is so much to do!

  2. Melissa

    February 10, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    This place sound great! It can be hard to find a Nice family friendly resort with so much to do. I’d love to visit someday!

  3. Mia Kline

    February 10, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Ahh, this place sounds amazeballs.

  4. Amber Delaney

    February 10, 2020 at 3:17 am

    Thanks for writing about this topic.

    1. Cindy

      February 10, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Oh we just love this place. It was where we stayed 40 years ago on my first trip to the West and we still stay there! You know they say it’s haunted?

  5. Nina

    February 8, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I wish I would have known about this hotel sooner. We have an upcoming trip to San Diego but everything is alreayd booked.. I’ll have to check out the nearby experiences.

  6. Eleora Peters

    February 7, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    This sounds great. I’ve never been.

  7. Kaity

    February 7, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    The bike rentals are great for the whole family. The island is pretty much flat so it’s easy to get around.

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