On a recent trip to Newport Beach, we decided to save some money by staying in nearby Costa Mesa. There are good reasons why this hotel is the #1choice in Costa Mesa on Trip Advisor. Our room was large, pleasant and well-appointed, with a separate counter with sink and small fridge. Our room even had a small gas fireplace. Prices are reasonable, and a full breakfast buffet is included. Rooms are grouped around two open spaces, one with the pool and hot tub, and the other the open plaza of the Courtyard Restaurant. Those around the pool can be a bit noisy. In addition, the hotel is on the flight path to the nearby John Wayne Airport. These minor points aside, this is a very nice convenient hotel, only a short drive from Newport Beach.