My wife, my 2.5 year old daughter and I are going to Orange county in March and I need to choose a hotel, we will be flying in from Chicago. We are looking to relax, spend quality time with my daughter, want to sit my the pool and mostly veg. We will have car. Any ideas (NewportBeach Marriott,Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Hotel, lagauna Beach Cliff). We are going for 4 nights 5 days.).
Although I always stay at our timeshare in Newport Coast, we have visited the restaurants at Newport Beach and Luguna. Based on our visits, I would recommend the Laguna Cliffs resort. It is a beautiful location and has an excellent restaurant (which accepts dinner for 2 certificates). I am not familiar with the Renaissance. The Newport Beach location appears to be more of a business hotel.