This is by far the best hotel in Seal Beach. I frequently visit my parents in nearby Leisure World, and I stay at another hotel only if the Ayres is booked. The rooms are charming in an old- fashioned way, amenities are modern, the beds are large and quite comfortable, and there is laundry on every floor. Breakfast is free and very good. The rooms are uniform in quality; there are no "clunkers". reliable internet is free.
There is just something pleasant and inviting about the Ayres that is hard to find in the land of sterile and characterless motels. I have never had a bad stay there.