Hauntings at the Hotel Del Coronado

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 I am putting together a story about hotel hauntings, and surely one to top the list would be reports of hauntings at the Hotel del Coronado, which have circulated for years.

The most famous San Diego and Coronado ghost is a young woman who reportedly committed suicide near the turn of the last century after her husband or lover abandoned her. I don’t remember exactly where she stayed that fateful night at the Hotel del Coronado, but I do recall a desk clerk giving me the room number during a stay at the Hotel Del Coronado a few years ago.

Unable to resist the temptation, I went by that small interior room in the hotel (with windows that opened into the hallway), but the window coverings were drawn shut and I could see nothing. The clerk said that many psychics and ghosthunters reserve the room–either out of curiosity, or the possible opportunity for a Coronado seance.

I am not aware of any threatening gestures made by the ghost or spirit that supposedly roams the halls and grounds of the Hotel del Coronado, but would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has encountered any ghosts or spirits at this legendary San Diego hotel–or from who have their own hotel haunting stories.

 (In my original post about this story on San Diego Previews, there were several interesting responses and stories--that were far more interesting than my original article. Unfortunately, during the recent hacking attack these comments were deleted. Perhaps the story can be rebuilt into something even more interesting.)

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Jean Powers
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I love San Diego and the del Coronado is a beautiful hotel! I am going to read your information as it seems very intriguing, thanks for the post
April 27, 2008 08:13 PM #1
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William Johnson
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Sorry to hear about all the comments being missing caused by the hackers. I haven't even gotten to check my posts for that yet.

This sounds like an intriguing story and will be fun to see how the new comments will be providing even more interesting stories on the subject. I will check back as I am sure they will be fun and an interesting read.

April 27, 2008 08:20 PM #2
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Laura Cerrano
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Roberta, I've stayed at the Del 3 times and that room is reserved long in advance.  It was from what I recall a young woman found dead outside (possibly a murder) and she has allegedly been seen outside.  Interesting story, they said many guests had seen her.
April 27, 2008 08:59 PM #3
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Roberta Murphy
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Jean: It may be mmore interesting to watch the responses rather than my post.
April 27, 2008 09:55 PM #4
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Roberta Murphy
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William: Com join the spooky fun!
April 27, 2008 09:56 PM #5
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Carole: Thanks for the Hotel Del Coronado haunting tidbit!
April 27, 2008 09:57 PM #6
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Fascinating, Reoberta. Guess I was not aware of all the stories about the Coronado. I expect you are aware of Mary Pope-Handy's haunted house interest and her focused website up the San Francisco area. Visit her blog.

Jeff 

April 27, 2008 10:34 PM #7
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Roberta,

The Hotel Del is one of my very favorites, stayed there a few times myself. I also think it has the very best brunch in CA! I've always enjoyed seeing the old photos downstairs, it's like taking a step back in time. But I'm not sure if they're still there after so many changes in that area.

April 27, 2008 10:42 PM #8
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Lynda:  I agree with you about the brunch at the Hotel Del Coronado!  Even though KSL (La Costa Resort) has taken a major stake in the property and "vacation villas" are offered for sale, it still retains so much character of other centuries.
April 27, 2008 10:47 PM #9
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All I can say is when we have visited it was a wonderful place! no ghosts bothered us!

Your Friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

April 28, 2008 07:09 AM #10
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Roberta,

 I really enjoyed reading your blog about the haunted Hotel Del Coronado. I would like to stay there sometime and help free some of the ghosts, (NOT KIDDING).

 If you have any more ghost stories please feel free to post them on my group:

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I look forward to reading them and I have ghost stories of my own!

Robert Swetz

www.VegasBuildingsForSale.com

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