4 star hotel
Area: Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa
4.04 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.
Best Rooms: For the best views of the bay, book a Bay View suite; they're located on all floors.
2.5 star hotel
Area: The Upper Birds, Costa Mesa
3.71 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: If you're looking for the best view, book an Ocean View room and request to stay on floor 7 or higher.
Best Rooms: To enjoy a great view of the ocean, be sure to request a room facing Pacific Coast Hwy. on floor 4.
Best Rooms: The Bay Suite 308 comes with a private balcony that overlooks the back bay. There a few rooms on W. Balboa Blvd. side of the hotel which offer partial views, you can see through the roof tops toward the horizon.