I've stayed at the Corona del Mar before so I knew the place well. The location is perfect, just a short walk into town. The staff at the Corona del Mar take their job very seriously and from the bartenders to the cleaning crew and the front desk, all are great.
I was on the 3rd floor looking at the ocean for 9 nights in Dec. Just to open the doors in the early morning and let the air come in, wonderful. I even got a few games of horseshoes with Frank (the legend). Thanks