Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we visit properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top boutique hotel picks in Orange County and get inspired!
Geared toward Anaheim visitors who want their own en-suite kitchen, the mid-range Pepper Tree is an affordable option a short drive from the Disney Parks, the Anaheim Convention Center, and Knott's Berry Farm. It's across the street from a supermarket and all rooms come with kitchens, making it a good choice for people wanting to do their own cooking. It is a bit too far to walk to Disneyland and the California Adventure Park; guests wanting to be closer to the parks may prefer one of the closer properties, such as the Carousel Inn and Suites.
With modern touches and contemporary furnishings, the mid-range Hotel Menage strives to offer an upscale experience at a budget price, and does a fairly good job at it. Its location near the Disney Parks and the Anaheim Garden Walk makes it convenient for families and leisure travelers, and extra touches such as free Wi-Fi, an on-site restaurant and bar, a stylish business center, and a variety of meeting spaces and ballrooms add value for business travelers. All rooms are spacious, especially the extra-large family suites. Some of the rooms and public areas feel a bit worn, and some past guests have complained that the Wi-Fi signal in rooms is weak.
The 133-room Ayres Hotel Anaheim is a classically elegant (although some would call it dated) alternative to the more common hotels around Disneyland. Richly decorated and full of homey touches including fireplaces, antique furniture, and soft beds, this hotel has a more grownup vibe in comparison to its neighbors. There is an affordable shuttle to nearby attractions, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and a well-maintained business center. Located steps away from the Honda Center and walking distance to Angel Stadium, this hotel is a comfortable, convenient pick. However, there's no full restaurant (but breakfast is free) and the fitness center is small.