We spent 3 nights at the Ayres hotel. If you can get one of the one bedroom suites you will be happy. This is an older, very well maintained hotel. None of the typical smells in many OC/LA hotels. I really like the courtyard where you can eat or just relax around the fountain and flowers. When outside your room you will likely hear the planes from John Wayne airport take off. If you are staying there on a busy weekend, you may not be able to check in before 3 PM. Our 3rd floor one bedroom suite was very nicely decorated, clean and Quiet. You are only a couple miles from World Class shopping at the South Coast Plaza. About 5 minutes from Newport Beach and 20 minutes to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. I might add if you are flying into the area, the John Wayne Airport (SNA) is by far a better choice than LAX. Ayres Hotel is a great choice for Orange County visitors.