3 star hotel
Area: South Harbor, Santa Ana
4.56 mi from city center
Best Rooms: Courtyard by Marriott Costa Mesa offers a beautiful view of the pool, which can be seen from inward-facing rooms on floors 2 - 4.
Best Rooms: Superior King rooms offer views of either the city or the courtyard, while King Spa rooms offer views of either the pool or the city. King Spa rooms are the better option, as they're available on the top two floors (4 - 5).
Best Rooms: The hotel doesn't offer any great views, but you'll have a choice between the parking structure, Bristol Street or the pool.
4 star hotel
Area: Costa Mesa
2.73 mi from city center
Best Rooms: The hotel is located in a residential area and doesn't offer any special views, so your best option is to request a room overlooking the courtyard or pool.
2.5 star hotel
Area: The Upper Birds
1.96 mi from city center
Best Rooms: There aren't many views available, so your best option is to request a room facing the pool and courtyard on any floor.
Best Rooms: Located in a residential neighborhood, Comfort Inn Costa Mesa offers no real views because it's surrounded by the parking lot and other buildings.