My family has been coming to the Dunes Manor for about 10 years now and would not stay anywhere else in OC. The room renovations are very nice, with tropical colors and updated furnishings, but the lobby and dining room have an old-time elegance without being stuffy. Every room is oceanfront with a balcony, so we love to sleep with the windows opens and hear the ocean, and then have coffee on our balcony in the morning. There is free tea every day at 3:00, which includes hot or iced tea, cookies, and crumpets! It is a nice break in the afternoon and is come as you are, so you will find guests in bathing suits sipping tea on the magnificent oceanview deck. There is also a bar out there if you want something besides tea. The dining room has just added a breakfast buffet which was very good. One caution about payment-even though they say they take all credit cards they will only take Visa for the initial reservation, then when you check in they ask if you want to put the rest of the bill on the "card you made the reservation with". I always say no and give them my American Express card for the remaining days. I feel I'm being pushed to use Visa here.