Reasonable rates for accommodations with style.
Perched a stone's throw from John Wayne Airport and sandwiched between the ritzy South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island malls, this property is in one of the most convenient non-Disney locations in Orange County. Somewhere between the unique boutique it bills itself as and the corporate chain it claims not to be, this hotel actually offers the best of both worlds. Like a smaller independent, it provides shuttle service, overnight laundry service and an evening refreshment hour for mingling. Then it throws in welcome resort amenities such as a heated pool, spa and fitness center. The cozy reception area feels like the living room in a country estate and is ornately adorned in a French provincial style with jewel-tone prints, fresh flowers, vibrant tapestries and shiny marble. The 284 studio suites, whose French country vibe is spiced up with splashes of blue and green, are actually typical hotel rooms with a bed-and-sofa or two bed setup, and a refrigerator thrown in for added convenience. For a real suite, guests must upgrade to an executive suite, which comes with a separate living room, kitchenette and jet tub.