Best Rooms: If you book a Lake View room, be sure to request to stay on floor 5 or above. You'll also get a view of the pool.
4 star hotel
Area: South Coast Metro
3.90 mi from city center
Best Rooms: For view rooms, request to be on or above the 10th floor.
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).
2.5 star hotel
Area: Costa Mesa
3.49 mi from city center
Best Rooms: The inward-facing rooms, away from San Diego Fwy. on all floors offer a clear view of the pool.
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.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing Harbor Blvd., which are available in all categories, offer a view of the pool.
3 star hotel
Area: Mesa del Mar
2.97 mi from city center
Best Rooms: To find views of the downtown area, request a suite facing the highway on floor 2.