I think I am in the final decision making between these 2 hotels. Traveling with hubby and two preteen boys so the swimming pool and proximity to the beach is essential. Budget is in the $200 range per night if anyone has other ideas. Desires are: CLEAN, up-to-date (read=no horrible,unwashed floral bedspreads), close walking distance to beach and restaurants, no exhorbitant parking/resort/wifi fees. A light continental breakfast would be nice, but not a deal breaker. Planning on spending a day at Crystal Cove/Beachcombers, probably a half-day on the water fishing, kayaking or whale watching and a day exploring Laguna shops and it's beaches. We are pretty set on the Laguna or Dana Point area. Thanks for the help!