IDEA #1 – HOTEL ROOMS & SUITES:
There is always the option of renting a hotel space, but you don’t want it to LOOK like you’re at a hotel, so it would need to be a hotel suite that fits the decor of your brand, or a nice hotel room that has a really nice separate living room setting area.
The best way to search for this is to Google hotels in the specific area you want to stay in, and see what comes up. Then, just go to the websites and look at the pictures of the rooms, suites, conference rooms, common areas, etc.
Keep in mind that when you rent a hotel room or suite, you typically need to rent it for 2 full days, since checkout at a hotel is normally between 10am-12pm, and check-in is usually between 3pm-4pm. So you’ll want to rent the room for the night before the shoot and the night of the shoot, at the minimum.
If you’re coming in from out of town, try to find a space in Orange County, which will make it easier and faster for us to get to the location.
Download to the hotel location PDF to see some actual hotel locations we’ve used in the past, along with pictures of what the shots looked like on camera. If you happen to like any of these, then that could make the search very easy, as you can just call the hotel and make sure you book the right room.