Best airport (SNA) to DLR transportation for one?

I’m flying into SNA in October and meeting friends at the Paradise Pier Hotel. What’s my best option from the airport? Has anyone tried UBER? Seems like a taxi is pricey for one person but the shuttle can take forever and make lots of stops. I’d love thoughts and /or recommendations.

Have only ever driven, so sorry, not much help here…

Uber from SNA to intersection of Harbor and Katella was $23.00 a couple weeks ago. Going back to the airport was cheaper, $17.00. We’ve paid as much as $65 for a taxi and are over doing the shared shuttle that basically doubles the time it takes.