Airport Recommendations

Looking to book a flight to attend the 2018 Orange County Singles Conference?

Here are the closest airports to Orange County.

Orange County/Santa Ana (John Wayne) — (SNA) -- 6 miles from the Irvine Stake Center
Long Beach — (LGB) -- 26 miles from the Irvine Stake Center
Los Angeles International — (LAX) -- 45 miles from the Irvine Stake Center
Ontario — (ONT) — 49 miles from the Irvine Stake Center
Burbank (Bob Hope) — (BUR) —  55 miles from the Irvine Stake Center
San Diego — (SAN) -- 84 miles from the Irvine Stake Center but closest to Tiajuana Temple/Mexico or San Diego Temple.

Insider travel tip: Flights from John Wayne (Orange County) Airport tend to be a few dollars more expensive than other airports, but worth the price and saved time. Long Beach is often a cheaper and good alternative too.

Traffic from the north up in Los Angeles or from the South in San Diego to South Orange County on a Friday night can be a slow crawl, so it's best head out of LA before 3 pm whenever possible to avoid some of the Friday Night traffic into Orange County.

Uber/Lyft is also a good option for those that wish not to rent a car.

Hotel Recommendations

We will have some rooms on hold for our group at couple hotels for the 2018 Orange County Singles Conference at different price points to suit your budget, where a special conference rate is available, and everyone can share rooms to reduce lodging costs.

Realize with other major events like the U.S. Open of Surfing on the same weekend as the OC Conference this year, inventory will be tight, so take advantage of our Orange County Singles Conference hotel room blocks.

PLEASE NOTE, since lodging and travel costs are often more expensive last minute, it's HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to book the room first (like today!), THEN coordinate with roommates later by using the Orange County Singles Conference 2018 Facebook Event Page .

Look out for the room block deadlines, which are often expire month before the conference. So book your room now, in June, and SAVE! (If four people shared a room or suite together, it's only in the $40-50 per person range per night)

Here are a few options...

Option One

La Quinta Inn just opened a few rooms in each of its Orange County locations. First come, first served.

Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana are the closest options to the OC Conference.


Option Two

Candlewood Suites
3 South Pointe Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(closer to our Friday Night venue)

Extended Stay Hotel. Full size kitchen. Free Laundry. Pool, Fitness Room, etc. Free parking.

Studio Suite (5 rooms available)
1- Queen Bed, and room for another bed

One Bedroom Suite (5 rooms available)
1 - Queen Bed in separate bedroom, and 1 queen size sofa sleeper

Option Three

The Hills Hotel
25205 La Paz Rd.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(centrally located just off of the 5 Fwy)

Two Doubles -

Full service hotel, equipped with a restaurant, lounge, pool, and workout facilities. The hotel restaurant, Hills Café, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Free parking and WiFi.


Option Four 

Marriott Residence Inn
10 Morgan
Irvine, CA 92618
(centrally located in the Irvine Spectrum area, near the 5 & 405 Fwys)

Studio King (w/ sofa bed) -

Extended stay hotel. Rooms include kitchen, dining area, living area, hot complimentary breakfast, free parking, free WiFi. Pool, volleyball, fitness center, etc.


Below is just a sample list of hotels in the area, and does not guarantee price.  There are a lot more hotels available than just the list below. However, no worries... In the final few weeks before the conference, prices can be lower than the hotel’s website by using travel discount websites like, ,, or Cost per person can also be lowered by sharing rooms with others. Use the OC Conference Event Page to coordinate rooms and rides to the conference.

$ - under $80/night
$$ - $ 80–200/night
$$$ - over $200/night

$ - Vagabond Inn
3025 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

$ - Motel 6
(Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Santa Ana/Irvine are the closest locations)

$- Super 8
(Costa Mesa is the closest location)

$$- Travelodge Hotel
1951 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

$$ - Ayres Hotel
(Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, and Laguna Woods are the closest locations)

$$ - Courtyard by Marriott
9950 Slater Ave, Fountain Valley

$$ - Courtyard by Marriott
2701 Main St, Irvine

$$ - Best Western
(Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach are the closest locations)

$$ - Hilton Garden Inn
(Orange County Airport and Lake Forest are the closest locations)

$$ - La Quinta Inn
(Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Santa Ana are the closest locations)

$$ - Laguna Hills Lodge
23932 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills
949- 830-2550

$$ - The Hills Hotel
25205 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills

$$- The Hotel Huntington Beach
7667 Center Ave, Huntington Beach

$$$ - Hyatt Regency
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach

$$$ - Hyatt Regency
1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach

$$$ - Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point

$$$ - Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach

$$$ - Shorebreak Hotel
500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach

Vacation Beach Home Recommendations

There are also some vacation homes in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Fountain Valley, Tustin, Newport Beach that you can rent, that may be just as economical per person as staying in a hotel room especially if you split the cost with a group of friends.  Note: Beach front rentals are usually sold out 6 months in advance, but many homes are available within a short drive of the  conference and the beach.

Realize though, Summer is High Season and also the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach is in town from July 28- August 5th, so  if you plan ahead, you may still be able to score a great home near the beach.

Try Google, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, HomeAway, Craigslist, Vrbo, and/or other websites to find a listing of available vacation rentals. ​