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The Orange County Airport Area

Located in Orange County, Costa Mesa, California is located near Newport Beach; about 9 miles west of Irvine and 7.7 miles southwest of Santa Ana.  Once a partly rural farming community, the city has evolved into a commercialized suburb anchored by retail and light industrial.

Present day Costa Mesa was originally settled by two Native tribes.  Europeans began exploring the area after the Spanish expedition of Gaspar de Portola in 1769 at which point the area was named Vallejo de Santa Ana.  The first permanent settlement would take place in November of 1776.   62,500 acres of land; originally granted to Jose Antonio Yorba by the Spanish Empire, makes up Costa Mesa and several other notable communities.  

The state of California would become part of the U.S. after the Mexican-American war; followed by the arrival of the first American settlers to the area where they formed a town called Fairview.  A major flood would destroy the railroad system and the Costa Mesa area would become the go to.  Santa Ana became a training ground for World War II soldiers at Santa Ana Army Air Base, and many would make it their permanent home; resulting in a population spike after World War II.

Hotel Services and Amenities

Whether you're flying or surfing, our stylish, budget-friendly hotel is a great launch pad for your activities.  Our three-story hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Newly remodeled rooms are spacious, decked out in warm colors and feature triple-sheeted beds, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, hairdryers and irons with ironing boards. Enjoy your favorite shows in high definition on your flat-panel TV or plug in your Kindle or other device and transform it into a personal entertainment center.

Make your own hot waffles at free Bright Side Breakfast and spend a lazy afternoon soaking in the Cali sun by the outdoor pool. A fitness center and guest laundry facilities are available. Well-behaved pets are welcome, and parking is free. 

 

Orange County Attractions

With convenient highway access, our hotel puts you within easy drive of Southern California attractions, shopping, dining, and the beach.  Off I-405, our hotel is within walking distance of several restaurants and three blocks from Kaiser Permanente. Get your taste of the ocean at Newport Pier or dig your toes in the sand at Huntington Beach both just a short drive south.  Bustling shopping and dining scene offers ample celebrity watching.  A movie theater at the South Coast Plaza is only about two miles away.  If fashion is your passion, you'll get plenty of inspiration at the South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island. Or grab an In-an-Out hamburger, roll the top down and cruise along the iconic Pacific Highway.

The playground of the rich and famous, Orange County is the birthplace of the electric guitar and surf culture. It is also home to many international corporations and even though it's often appropriate to wear jeans to work, big business is being done here. Los Angeles Times is across the street, and offices of State Farm, AAA of California and National University are less than a mile from our hotel. Ready to hit the waves?  Family fun time? Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland are minutes away. Reconnect with the kid in you at Disneyland or scream your heart out on the Boomerang ride at Knott's Berry Farm.  Our location is also convenient to Costa Mesa, Garden Grove and Irvine.