Just like everything at the Hotel del Coronado, the gardens have a history and are undeniably stunning. This unusual Dragon Tree is over a hundred years old, but it's interest lies in the fact that it was used as a backdrop in the movie Some Like it Hot.
This is a picture from the scene in Some Like it Hot that was filmed at the famous tree. It's where Daphne (Jack Lemmon) and Osgood, discussing their "date". If you haven't seen the movie, here's the trailer from 1959:
(Most of the outdoor scenes were filmed at the Hotel del Coronado)
I love the vintage feel of this little outdoor area.
The inner courtyard is lush and tropical.
This was the view from our balcony.
The herb and vegetable garden.
Fabulous succulents surround the outdoor portion of this restaurant.