Historic Preservation

Laundry Building at the Hotel Del Coronado

This one-story brick building operated continuously as a laundry facility from 1920 to 2018. Initially, the laundry building not only served the 500-room hotel, it also served the residents of Coronado with a fleet of five laundry trucks delivering across the island, until about 1940.

In 2019, white paint was removed from the red brick facade and the building was restored along with repaired wood windows, recreated entry doors, interior rehabilitation and structural upgrades. Refurbished brick, un-reinforced masonry walls and wood trusses run throughout the building giving an industrial feel inside.

The contrast between the original laundry conveyance system, clerestory windows, original brick, other accents and the office space that inhabits it now, is a refreshing feeling of nostalgia and comfort, as you can see the care that was taken to maintain the originality of the building. Natural light illuminates every corner of this building while the birch plywood compliments it, allowing for a content, breezy, comforting space.

The laundry building now serves as administrative offices with two meeting spaces, one called “Knits & Delicates” and the other called “Fluff & Fold.” Upon completion of the master plan, the laundry building will be converted to a guest-serving event venue.

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  • Project Awarded

    Orchid Nominee

  • Project Address:

    1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

    Project Owner/Developer:

    BRE Hotels and Resorts

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Micheal Haslett, Director Of Development. mhaslett@brehotels.com

    Project Architect/Designer:

    obrARCHITECTURE

    Image Credit:

    Horacio Virissimo

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