This Victorian hotel, built in 1887, is one of America’s largest wooden buildings. Few seaside resort hotels of this significant architectural style remain in America. The hotel has hosted several presidents and other national figures.
Erected 1970 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with the San Diego Historical Society, Coronado Historical Association, Inc., and San Diego Chapter, American Institute of Architects (December 17, 1870). (Marker Number 844.)
(Here stands the world’s first electrically-lighted outdoor Christmas tree, unveiled at the Hotel Del Coronado on December 24, 1904.)