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Our Summer At The Del

My grandmother once told me that the best experiences are the ones shared with those you love. She instilled in me that family time was the best time, and wanted me to experience the kind of closeness that only a lifetime among family can bring. In my journey of motherhood, every single moment has been inspired by my grandmother Lucy.

This summer, I was invited to experience The Club At The Del. And just like grandmother Lucy, I too, am cultivating a culture of family togetherness. We are all living our own ‘once upon a time’ and I couldn’t be happier that The Hotel Del has become part of ours. With every visit as a Club Member, whether it’s for the day, an exclusive member event or a weekend staycation, I am taken aback by its history, steeped in traditions of the American Dream.Daddy and baby Schaffer family Schaffer family Baby and horses Hotel Del

When I first saw the hotel in the Marilyn Monroe classic, Some Like It Hot, I was immediately captivated by its beauty. Now, I relish in the daydreams of my younger years, as we get to call this storied seaside resort our home away from home. The colorful tales of years past can be felt the minute you set foot on property. I’ve never experienced anything quite like the Hotel Del Coronado. Within this historic Victorian retreat, our family’s chapters are becoming grand memories in the making.

The Only Thing Better Than Staying At The Del, Is Belonging To The Del.

With its beautiful beaches and strong military ties, Coronado has always been close to my heart. Although it’s not where we decided to plant our roots, we always knew it would be part of our family’s story. I now have what I like to call, the golden key to my all-time favorite escape. The Club at The Del membership has become our source for all things fun and fabulous this year, and although summer has come to a close, the kids are already talking about skating by the sea this holiday season.Mom and kids Kids eating snacks Baby Brody Kids by campfire Hotel Del jockey Dylan and Brody

Traditions are everything when creating your story’s chapters, and with each season, there’s always something to look forward to at The Hotel Del. From s’mores on the beach to ocean front fireworks, our summer has been chock full of splendor. Fifty years from now, our kids will look back and relish in their childhood summer vacations at one of America’s most iconic seaside resorts. Experiencing a sense of ownership here is something I could have only dreamt of as a child, and having the ability to share this special place with our out-of-town friends and family during the summer makes our hearts full.

In this life, we get one chance to create our own fairy tale. With each new day, we are living our own story and carving out our own magic. The world is filled with awe and wonder, and we’re blessed to experience it right in our own back yard. Thank you, Hotel Del, for being the source for so many smiles, countless memories and magic for the Schaffer family’s Summer 2017! For more information contact running
This Post Is Sponsored!  As Always, All Opinions Are my Own!  Thank You Del Coronado For Sponsoring CityGirlGoneMom! 







  1. This opportunity is amazing!!!! I wish we had a bit of that fairy tale here in Wilmington. What an awesome place!!!! Your kids will absolutely look back on this and smile!

    1. Danielle Lucia Schaffer

      Thanks my friend… we live two hours from Hollywood… its not that close… BUT close enough for him to pursue a big break in Hollywood! fingers crossed for him

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