Yes, in spite of its location on a four lane street, our room facing the pool courtyard was quiet. There is a tiny family beach. There is an expensive restaurant with a nice shaded verandah overlooking huge motor yachts and the Lido Island across a narrow bay. There is also a costly bar/lunch place in the main building. The hotel staff were welcoming and efficient. The location is close enough to the luxurious South Coast Plaza mall, Fashion Island, and the OC Performing Arts complex with Segerstrom Hall and the Pacific Symphony, a world class orchestra. We had a good discount, which affects my rating of value.