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Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road,
Irvine, CA 92614

Holiday Inn Santa Ana Orange County Airport
2726 S Grand Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Candlewood Suites Orange County/Airport
2600 S Red Hill Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Ana
2721 Hotel Terrace
Santa Ana, CA 92705

La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport
1515 S. Coast Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa
2070 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport
18800 Macarthur Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92612

Atrium Hotel At Orange County Airport
18700 Macarthur Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92612

Radisson Hotel Newport Beach
4545 Macarthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA

Fairmont Newport Beach
4500 Macarthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA

Extended Stay America John Wayne Airport
4881 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Ayres Hotel and Suites Costa Mesa
325 South Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Travelodge Orange County Airport
1400 SE Bristol
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Marriott Irvine
18000 Von Karman
Irvine, CA 92612

Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Marriott Suites Costa Mesa
500 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Embassy Suites Hotel Irvine-Orange County Airport
2120 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

Wyndham Orange County Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Westin South Coast Plaza - Costa Mesa
686 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Marriott Newport Beach Bayview
500 Bayview Circle
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Residence Inn by Marriott Costa Mesa
881 West Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Doubletree Club Orange County Airport
7 Hutton Centre Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

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About Orange County

John Wayne Airport was first purchased in 1939 by Orange County, California. The site was originally an airstrip that was built to support a flight school in 1923. The location was not actively used until World War II when the airstrip was commissioned by the government in order to launch military flights. Orange County regained control of the airstrip after the war. The airstrip was originally called the Orange County Airport and served as nothing more than a waypoint for flights between Los Angeles and Phoenix, Arizona in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the airport started to support nonstop flights to other cities in California.

A major change occurred in 1967 when the Eddie Martin passenger terminal was constructed. This opened the door to more commercial flights in the early 1970s that went from the airport to cities in other states. The airport was renamed the John Wayne Airport in 1979 in honor of the actor. Baggage claim areas, more passenger areas and an annex were constructed in the years afterwards. In 1982, the airport placed a statue of John Wayne by the main entrance. The statue remains standing today.

Over the next 30 years, the airport continued to expand with new additions and amenities. John Wayne Airport is located in Orange County in an area that is not incorporated into any single city. The primary offices, however, are in Santa Ana. This is the reason that the airport code for John Wayne Airport is listed as SNA.

The current John Wayne Airport has the shortest commercial runway in the United States. The size of the runway prevents newer and larger aircraft from landing at the airport. It is the only commercial airport in Orange County, although a number of private airfields are located throughout the surrounding area. The airport has become part of the air travel infrastructure of the country. Regular flights arrive and leave from John Wayne Airport destined for cities across the United States and in other countries including Mexico and Canada. The airport also accepts flights from commercial freight carriers.

There are strict regulations in placed that have given the John Wayne Airport a certain reputation. The two regulations that affect air traffic the most are noise regulations and a tight curfew that prevents arrivals and departures during the night. The noise regulations and runway length mean that pilots who are taking off from John Wayne Airport must barrel forward at full throttle and take off after which the engines are dialed back in order to reduce noise. The experience is often described as being like flying in a missile.