Next month after a week in France we will be driving from Nice into Italy and we are looking for a place to stay on the coast for one night before heading up to Piedmont for a few days. I would like to find a very nice hotel with a beautiful view that is close to a picturesque town for walking around, and someplace for an excellent dinner (traditional not overly "precious" food). We would like to stay west of Genoa, ideally between San Remo and Savona, so we can head up to Piedmont the next day without much backtracking and make our lunch at Trattoria Marsupio at 1:30 on the way. It seemed like Camogli and towns east of that were nice, but out of our way. Thought about San Remo and staying at the Royal, but not sure how close that is for walking around the old town. I picture arriving around noon, walking around the town, checking into a hotel, walking around some more, having a delicious dinner, and taking off late the next morning. Have thought about Punta Est in Finale Ligure, but not sure how close to town and whether the town is interesting. Although we want a nice view, we will probably not be lying on the beach. At this point less concerned with cost, just want to make that one day and evening a nice one and the dinner excellent. Help!