For those of you traveling to Irvine: The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport is conveniently located 1/4 mile away from John Wayne Airport. A free shuttle does run to and from the airport and can be arranged based on availability with the hotel.
Other locations of interest near the hotel:
Anaheim Stadium (Angels): 12.00 miles - there is an evening game September 30th against the Texas Rangers
Balboa Island: 5.00 miles
Dana Point Harbor: 9.00 miles
Disneyland: 12.00 miles