We are coming in from out of state the first week of Aug. to see family and want to start out with a week in OC first. We are a couple with 2 kids, 6 & 11. We want to be close to the rides although we would have gladly picked Holiday Inn but it is over $400 night! Here is what I've found so far:
1.Comfort Inn and Suites on the boardwalk at 5th street Oceanfront Room on 4th floor with 2 queen beds and a sofa sleeper($1996.99)(problem may not have microwave? but like the queens instead of doubles)
2.Commander Hotel-14th street-Oceanfront requested 7th floor, Suite 2 doubles and a sofa sleeper ($2205.07) (problem: smoking on balcony not allowed? Reviewers here on this board say they did but hotel says no!? couldn't stay here if couldn't sneak a smoke on the balcony)Like they have full sized fridge and 2 TVs.
3.Park Place Hotel-2nd street-Oceanfront 5th floor Suite 2 double and a sofa sleeper cheapest at 1819.79 but not too sure about the tiny tiny pool-kids really like the pool more than the ocean. Gets good reviews but has small fridge too?
Can anyone please recommend any one of these or another place? Anyone ever smoke on the Commader balcony without trouble? It "looks" the nicest but is $400 more than the park place.
Also, our flight gets into BWI at 4 so we would rent a car and drive down on that same day. Is there any kind of shuttle or alternate transportation to take instead of us driving?
Thanks so much in advance for any and all replys!