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Old 07-16-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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I will be making a 3-4 trips to OC (Irvine, Newport Beach, etc) to look at housing and was interested in any chain hotels that are well known in area.

Seems like $125-175 is rate

I am partial to Hyatts & Marriots; but most of these seem to be in Irvine/Santa Ana/Anaheim/Garden Grove which dont have great reps

Will be happy to do a new Radisson / Comfort Inn / Best Western v. a dated higher end brand tower hotel thats riding on its lobby/web site...

Thanks
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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I will be making a 3-4 trips to OC (Irvine, Newport Beach, etc) to look at housing and was interested in any chain hotels that are well known in area.

Seems like $125-175 is rate

I am partial to Hyatts & Marriots; but most of these seem to be in Irvine/Santa Ana/Anaheim/Garden Grove which dont have great reps

Will be happy to do a new Radisson / Comfort Inn / Best Western v. a dated higher end brand tower hotel thats riding on its lobby/web site...

Thanks
While I like to splurge when I'm on vacation, for the type of trip you're taking, I do budget-friendly since I'm not there for play.

When I do budget-friendly, I typically do LaQuinta since they're dog-friendly, clean (I'm a little OCD in that regard), reasonably priced, and centrally located. I typically take my own food, but they even include breakfast. I believe there's one in Irvine.

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Note that I haven't been to the Irvine location, but have been to many others and have never had a problem. I believe each is independently owned, so experiences will vary by location. But again, so far, I've never had a problem.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Highly recommend the Costa Mesa Marriott (Anton Blvd). Not only is the hotel very nice- nice rooms, polished, great bar, restaurant, and pool area, but the location is top too. Down the street from South Coast Plaza, a few blocks from the 405 Bristol St exit, and near many restaurants. The best part? Cheap! We often stay there for $100/night (or thereabouts). We travel to OC several times a year and always stay at this property because we're Marriott rewards members and for the price this property is excellent.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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Highly recommend the Costa Mesa Marriott (Anton Blvd). Not only is the hotel very nice- nice rooms, polished, great bar, restaurant, and pool area, but the location is top too. Down the street from South Coast Plaza, a few blocks from the 405 Bristol St exit, and near many restaurants. The best part? Cheap! We often stay there for $100/night (or thereabouts). We travel to OC several times a year and always stay at this property because we're Marriott rewards members and for the price this property is excellent.
Your post sounded so good I looked into them for myself. Too bad they don't list their pet policy and I can't even locate an email address or direct phone number to ask. Guess I'll stick with old trusty.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Westin South Coast Plaza is fantastic.

It is in your price range.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Ayres is always good
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: California / Maryland / Cape May
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Westin South Coast Plaza is fantastic.

It is in your price range.
Aren't all Westins? (Now you have me dreaming of West Hilton Head. )
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Westin shows $250 ?

Disc codes?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Deep Inside Goldman Sachs' Sphincter
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I am partial to Hyatts & Marriots; but most of these seem to be in Irvine/Santa Ana/Anaheim/Garden Grove which dont have great reps

Will be happy to do a new Radisson / Comfort Inn / Best Western v. a dated higher end brand tower hotel thats riding on its lobby/web site...
Thanks
I don't know where you're getting your info but Irvine is pretty much pristine thru-out. Anaheim is home to Disneyland so those 5000 or so chubby Mid-Western rednecks visiting it every single day whilst staying in the area can't be THAT wrong.

Garden Grove is ..OK let's skip GG.

Radisson, Comfort, BestW ..they're ALL pretty decent. Just do a Google Street View to help ID the best options.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Do not know cost, but the Embassy suites in Santa Ana is pretty nice. There is an El Torito Grill just down the street with great food. It is very conveniently located.

If you want cheap, the best western on Newport Boulevard is clean and decent. We used to store guests there fairly often. I am not sure whether it falls into Newport Beach or Costa Mesa.

There is a red roof inn in Orange/Santa Ana (main street) that is tolerable.

Marriot at Fashion Island in Newport Beach is nice. You would need to have some sort of discount to meet your price limit.

I am not a fan of higher end chains because you get less for the $, so I mostly know independant places.

You cannot generalize about four large cities with any accuracy. Anaheim and Santa Ana have bad parts and very nice parts. Irvine is generally considered the upper middle class heaven. Parts of Santa Ana are across the street from parts of Irvine. Crossing the street does not make any difference in the niceness of the area.
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