Hotel del Coronado to become a Hilton come mid-July

Posted at 8:26 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 16:53:23-04

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) -- In a matter of days, the Hotel del Coronado will become a Hilton hotel. 

The hotel will become part of Hilton's Curio Collection, a group of "unique hotels each with their own history and character in cities across the globe. 

Hotel del Coronado staff have confirmed that the switchover will begin on July 19. 

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Tourists at the hotel on Wednesday night were shocked about the news. 

"I was super surprised, I didn’t think they would change something like that," said Olivia Sanantonio. 

Others worried that a big name like Hilton will change the historic landmark. 

"I hope they improve the hotel, improve the brand in general but keep the historical meaning of this hotel for the community," Lourdes Salcedo. 

Hilton's Curio website follows the same information, stating that guests will be able to book one of the hotel's 757 rooms - which include "rooms in the Victorian building, Ocean Towers and California Cabanas" in July. 

Hilton currently operates three other Curio hotels in California. The Hotel La Jolla is the only other property in San Diego County.