Coronado is both glamorously opulent and small-town quaint. The hotel del Coronado is the famous touristy attraction, but surrounding the hotel and shops is a rather cute and quiet neighborhood. Houses have wraparound porches, wisteria vines, mailboxes and rose shrubbery - no sign whatsoever of a major hotel or (dare I say it?) shoobie crowds.
Note to self: watch Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, filmed at the "Del" (aka Coronado).
Maybe someday we'll book a room! ciao! xo