by Courtney Elko
The Avenue of Arts Costa Mesa offers an ideal location within walking distance of Costa Mesa’s theaters, art collections and shopping districts. It’s also situated halfway between the beach and Disneyland. A free shuttle can transport families to and from the John Wayne Airport and Disneyland, making it convenient for families to get around.
Renovated in 2016, the deep purples and modern vibes give this hotel a Palm Springs resort feel minus the desert. The outdoor pool overlooks a community pond area and small garden nooks can be found throughout the property, inviting guests to hang out and relax.
The guestrooms are spacious and beautifully designed. The convenience of the onsite restaurant makes meals easy for families, too.
Our Editor Loves
- Shuttle to airport and Disneyland
- Outdoor pool
- Walk to theater and shopping
- Theme Park
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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Theater, music and art collections are brought into the design of the 238 guestrooms and suites. Large murals and colorful furniture and amenities can be found in the modern rooms, but they are still casual enough to live in and be enjoyed by the kiddos too. All of the rooms feature hardwood floors and smart televisions to stream your devices. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to hotel members and it is free to become a member. Cribs, a mini-fridge and connecting rooms are available upon request.
The guestrooms feature one king or two queen beds with outlets by the bed, a flat-screen television, coffeemaker and a shower or tub in the bathroom. A sleeper sofa is also featured in the king bed rooms, but not in the two queen bed rooms. The balcony overlooks the arts district or pond area below.
The spacious suites feature one king or two queen beds with outlets by the bed and a flat-screen television. In a separate living room area (separated by a door), there is a large sleeper sofa, dining table, coffeemaker and a second flat-screen television. Showers and tubs (separate) are available in the bathrooms. The suites feature a balcony that looks out onto the arts district or pond area. Wireless charger pads can also be found by the bedside in the suites.
Tucked away in a garden-like atmosphere surrounded by condos. Sweet place, clean but expensive for the amenities and level of comfort/service. Wifi is good, the service was nice, the restaurant had a great breakfast, bed was comfy and it was clean. Nice airport shuttle - very convenient to John Wayne Airport.
by Rebecca C
Loved the cozy lobby.
Coupled with the snuggly suites with luxury linens.
Service was stellar.
LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Check in was smooth.
The Shuttle to the airport was a big plus.
Costa mesa haven from now on.
The heated, outdoor pool overlooks the pond area and is a great place to hang out after a day of shopping or before seeing a show. Lounge chairs and umbrellas surround the pool deck and implore relaxation for the adults, while the kids can swim and play. The pool is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and pool towels are provided. Beverage service is available at the pool and a restroom is situated nearby.
Pond and Walking Trails
The rear of the hotel looks out onto a community pond and large courtyard. Paved trails surround the pond and can lead families to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Plaza shopping district and several restaurants. There are several sculptures and art pieces to admire along the way.
The hotel has done a great job with bringing the outside in and the inside out. There are small grassy gardens with chairs, tables, couches and heat lamps situated throughout the property. These garden nooks are great places to read a book or run and play. Free yoga classes also happen in the gardens often.
Silver Trumpet Restaurant
The onsite restaurant offers families breakfast, lunch and dinner in both indoor and outdoor seating on the patio. The California cuisine always includes local and organic ingredients on the always-changing, seasonal menu. The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and it opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. While there is no designated children's menu, kiddos can easily be accommodated.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel for hotel members. It is free to become a member.
Self-parking and valet parking are available for an additional fee.
Pets are welcome to stay here for an additional fee. Guests with pets will be given a room with a patio as well, making it easier to take pets outside.
The fitness center features cardio machines, with individual television screens, and free weights. A sauna is also available. Gym towels and water are provided. Jogging and walking trail maps are available at the front desk. Free yoga classes also take place in the gardens on the weekends, with yoga mats provided.
A small gift shop with snacks, grab-and-go sandwiches, beverages and toiletries is available.
The hotel's free shuttle service will take families to and from the John Wayne Airport. A separate, free shuttle that stops at the hotel is available to take families to Disneyland.
The Best Time to Visit
While the hotel is busy year-around, it's busiest during convention season in the spring and when school is out in the summer and spring break. March through August are peak times. September can sometimes see less crowds and lower rates.
The John Wayne Airport is situated five minutes away from this hotel. Los Angeles International Airport is about 50 minutes away. Disneyland is about 30 minutes away from this hotel and Knott's Berry Farm is about 30 minutes away.
While a vehicle is needed to see much of the area, families can easily walk to the theater and arts or shopping districts. A free airport and Disneyland shuttle are also available.
For Mom and Dad
The Silver Trumpet restaurant has a bar that's a great place for the adults to grab a cocktail. It's also an excellent choice to visit pre- or post-show at the performing arts center across the street. On a nice California evening, the outdoor patio with a cocktail is difficult to resist. The bar is open from noon to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and from noon until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.