We stayed here on a brief three day getaway for my birthday.
This is a good location at midtown OC, you can walk to Seacrets and Mackey’s and there is a great place next door ally oops. It is bayside so you have to cross the street to get to the beach, but it’s affordable. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. When we first checked in we dealt with Ritchie who was wonderful. He always had a smile on his face when we saw him in the hotel. Everyone else we encountered was very pleasant too. They were constantly cleaning the common areas. Everyone wore a mask. There is no buffet breakfast, you do get a bagged breakfast in the am which has a piece of fruit, a breakfast bar and a muffin and you can get juice, coffee, yogurt and cereal in the breakfast room. I understand this was due to COVID but do wish there was a hot breakfast option. They made us aware there would be no housekeeping during our visit but that was okay. The housekeepers knocked on the doors and offered more towels and we took them up on it. The room was clean, and mostly modern with the exception of the bathroom which was in need of some updating. The room is large and has a couch and a desk. The only negatives were the wi fi was useless so don’t rely on that. It was free but I could barely check email on it. Also it was very noisy. It felt like there were elephants above us and there were constantly kids running up and down the hallways screaming, early in the am and later than one would think in the evening. On the last night there I was kept up at night by very loud booming music outside which was more bout the location than the hotel. less