A lot of the hotels in OC are large and crowded, with lots of kids and teenagers running around. If you're looking for something more relaxing, the Lighthouse is the place to go. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, some with great views of the bay. You're well off the highway, so it's fairly quiet (though Fager's Island is next door and can be loud). Continental breakfast in the morning, well stocked fridge and bathrooms with jacuzzi tubs. Great for a romantic getaway, even off season! Expensive, but wonderful, I can't wait to go back!