Why is Coronado Island considered more safe than other destinations?
• Coronado is charming little town, with a small population…not a crowded, urban metropolis.
• Coronado’s coastline features spacious beaches with plenty of sunshine and ocean air.
• Coronado is surrounded by water, socially distance by paddleboard, boat, kayak or by swimming.
• Coronado is flat, so walking, biking, rollerblading, scootering and jogging is easy.
• Coronado’s shops, restaurants and services mandate mask usage and enforce social distancing.
What’s been changed inside hotel rooms to ensure my health and safety?
We have implemented hotel room protection systems that begin with hospital-grade disinfection and new cleaning protocols. This includes extra attention to high-touch areas, easy access to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in your room. Extra bed linens, pillows, robes, throw pillows and large quantities of towels are removed. (Fear not, your room will have plenty of towels and the amenities you need.) When possible, the room is sealed for 24 hours prior to your stay. Often times, adjacent rooms are unoccupied to promote distancing.
Some resorts have rolled out enhanced technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces throughout the hotel. Our resorts are testing ultraviolet light technology for sanitizing guest keys and devices shared by associates.
What have your resorts done to reduce touch points?
We’ve streamlined our online (and contactless) reservations, check-ins, and payment systems so there’s less for you to touch. In many cases, a mobile app on your phone can be used for room access, messaging with our housekeeping or front-desk staff, making dinner reservations and even replacing the television remote.
What is expected of me, as a resort guest?
To stop the spread of covid-19, your help is needed. Wearing a mask is required outside of your room, except when eating or drinking a beverage. In-room dining encouraged to reduce your contact with others. Contactless options are available to you. Practicing safe distancing in common areas will protect you and others. Request daily room cleaning only if necessary. This also protects you. Refrain from traveling, if you have, or recently had, any symptoms of covid-19 or have had contact with anyone diagnosed with covid-19.
Has air ventilation and water purification been addressed?
Although COVID-19 is not transmitted by air flow (but from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth when an infected person coughs or exhales), strict attention is given to monitoring the condition of ventilation filters and maintaining the proper replacement rate of indoor air. The proper functioning of ventilation, air exchange, and dehumidification equipment of covered pools is also checked.
Each of Coronado resorts provide safe and sustainable solutions to manage risks associated with waterborne pathogens, including Legionella. They conduct frequent water and air containment testing and always follow CDC procedures to ensure proper ventilation and filtration.
What new event protocols are there for meeting planners?
Think of your group meeting representatives as choreographers/orchestrators, handling every detail, with the intent of aiding you in conducting a safe and compliant meeting:
How are hotel staff monitored and trained to ensure cleanliness?
According to the CDC and WHO, face coverings/masks serve as a protection measure for others vs. you. Our team members are required to wear face coverings. They also wear gloves when appropriate. All vendors are required to wear a face covering/mask and gloves whenever they are in our resorts. All team members and vendors undergo temperature scans prior to entering the property, using thermal no-touch temperature scanners. No team member or vendor with a fever of 100.4 or greater is admitted to the building or be permitted to return to the hotel until they have gone 72 hours fever-free, without the use of fever suppressants.
Bilingual signage is posted in areas where our staff frequently enter or exit. It reminds them of the proper way to wear, handle and dispose masks, use gloves, wash hands, sneeze and to avoid touching their faces. It even addresses restroom protocols, eating, drinking and handling items from a guest (such as identification, cash, credit cards and room keys.)
How has dining changed at Coronado resorts?
Outdoor seating at our dining outlets has been carefully arranged to comply with government guidelines. Indoor seating is prohibited at this time. Most of our restaurants have not reduced their menu options during the covid-19 crisis. Meals to go are readily available and in-room dining (room service) is a great option because it requires no contact with room service staff.
Are the beaches, pools, spas and fitness rooms open?
Coronado beaches are open, but mask usage and social distancing is enforced. Large events, sports and groups are prohibited. Hotel pools are mostly open, but food/beverage service is case by case. The distancing of lounge chairs/seating is meant to protect everyone. Mask wearing is required when not swimming or consuming food/beverages. At this time, spas/salons/fitness centers are closed to comply with state health guidance.
Learn about the Coronado Island Marriott Resort’s cleanliness here.
Read the Glorietta Bay Inn’s health protocols here.
Review the Hotel del Coronado’s disinfection systems here.
See Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s safety standards here.
The City of Coronado provides regular updates on covid-related city services, parks and facilities here.
Fly safely! The San Diego International Airport has established new protocols to protect you.
Looking for lots of safe things to do in Coronado? We’ve created a 4‑day itinerary full of clean and fun (!) activities, take a look here!
We ask that you wear a mask and socially-distance yourself as you discover Coronado at one of our clean & safe resorts. We look forward to having you drive here with your family soon!