4.5 star hotel
Area: Newport Center, Newport Beach
3.62 mi from Irvine Museum
Best Rooms: For the best city lights view, book a Deluxe King, as they start on floor 7. Premier Kings offer coastal views, but most are limited.
Best Rooms: Nice bay views are available from Standard, Deluxe and Premier Bay View rooms. The only difference is that they're located in different buildings, but among these, the Deluxe Bay View is considered to be the best.
5 star hotel
Area: Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Beach
5.76 mi from Irvine Museum
Best Rooms: For the best ocean views, book an Ocean room and request to be placed in the 400s wing.