My wife and I took our 4 yr old son here for a week. We had never been to OC before so we weren't sure where a good location to stay would be. This place was PERFECT! It is in the middle of everything. It takes about 10 minutes to drive to the boardwalk and pier area (where most of the boating events are located). The good thing about this is you don't have deal with the huge crowds the rest of the time. Its within walking distance of several restaurants and a grocery store. The music you can hear from the hotel next door is nice. Not too loud. And it takes about 2 minutes to walk to the ocean. The only negative we found was the wifi. We had a rain day and wanted to use our amazon fire and the wifi is so slow it wont even allow something other than a phone to connect. But everything else was perfect.