The El Cordova Hotel was originally a mansion built in 1903. The 1930s saw its conversion from a residence to a hotel, allowing guests to share the vast home. The concierge service offers information on shopping, restaurants and plenty of activities. The hotel features suites with full kitchens and large rooms, as well as a jacuzzi and pool. The Spanish villa-style interior and lush greenery welcome guests, and the beach and Hotel Del Coronado are directly across the street. If you're a local, you are invited to the hotel's social mixer event held the first Thursday of every month.