$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 22, 2014 Check-out: Aug 24, 2014

Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

3 stars
23131 LAKE CENTER DRIVE, LAKE FOREST, CA 92630
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
26 reviews
Perfect For My Needs

This hotel was easy to access from the freeway. Clean, quiet, friendly staff. Perfect for my quick... See full review

  • Nic66
  • Jun 23, 2014
Chillin at the Holiday Inn

I picked this hotel without ever seeing it. I was driving in from Austin Texas and staying for a... See full review

  • Weary Austin Traveler
  • May 19, 2014
Our Orange County Hotel's Hospitality is Outstanding The upscale Holiday Inn® Irvine South - Irvine Spectrum offers guests a fresh way to experience the best in hospitality in Orange County. Our hotel's detail-oriented staff and premier location off the I-5 makes us the top choice for business and pleasure. Corporate guests appreciate being close to more than 100 corporate offices, John Wayne Airport (SNA) and the Irvine Spectrum. Our hotel's complimentary business center offers all the tools you need for business. Each room has free high-speed Internet access and a specialized work area with an ergonomic desk and chair plus state-of-the-art design for a quiet and peaceful experience. Disneyland®, Wild Rivers Water Park and the Irvine Spectrum are favorites of our hotel's guests. Easy access to the San Diego Freeway makes it simple to explore everything Southern California and Orange County offers. Our hotel's staff can assist with directions to Foothill Ranch, Verizon Amphitheater or anywhere else! What sets us apart from other Irvine Spectrum hotels are the amenities you'll enjoy. Each quiet room immerses you in comfort as a personal retreat with HDTV and upscale linens. A state-of-the-art fitness center is complimentary, and our sparkling pool and spa is a great place to soak up the California sun. Then, end your day with a drink or delicious meal in our restaurant and bar. You'll agree, we're the best among Irvine Spectrum hotels.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Airline desk
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

33.6266 -117.7166
Nearby airports
Anaheim Convention Center, (SNA), 11.00, MI, NW; Long Beach Aiport, (LGB), 30.00, MI, S;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

Dining

Aqua Restaurant
Aqua Restaurant and Lounge: Presenting a new kind of hotel dining: fun, fresh and always affordable. Aqua Restaurant and Lounge is your place to socialize and unwind. Featuring weekly Happy Hour specials, a 50" HD Plasma TV in the lounge, and a full fla
Aqua Lounge
Your quest for the perfect place to unwind in Lake Forest, CA ends here! Our hotel's Lounge is the trendy place to gather for a cool libation and a little conversation or the latest game on the huge, 50-inch plasma TV. Ask about our nightly specials! We h

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chaptak
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 10, 2014

Works -- with a Couple of Quirks

I picked the hotel for its proximity to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -- had a show to see there. The location couldn't be any better: immediately off the I-5 exit and easily visible from the highway. Irvine Spectrum is minutes away to the north, while plenty of "supplies" are available one exit to the south: a strip mall on top of a strip mall on El Toro Road. The room had a small fridge and a microwave -- quite handy for handling leftovers from a nearby restaurant. Quirks: (1) The hotel has the slowest elevator that I have ever experienced. (2) By the second morning both compact fluorescent light bulbs in the bathroom were dead -- I didn't know that those things ever burned out! (3) At checkout, a charge for two Fiji waters ($5 a piece) magically appeared on my bill -- but that was quickly resolved at the front desk. Do: eat breakfast downstairs at Aqua.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nic66
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 23, 2014

Perfect For My Needs

This hotel was easy to access from the freeway. Clean, quiet, friendly staff. Perfect for my quick 1 night trip to the area. Would definitely stay here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Weary Austin Traveler
Austin Texas
May 19, 2014

Chillin at the Holiday Inn

I picked this hotel without ever seeing it. I was driving in from Austin Texas and staying for a few days in California. The hotel had amazing staff, great bar, and super clean rooms. I would definitely stop by again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom and Dad Getaways
Los Angeles, California
Mar 28, 2014

Just what I needed!

Talk about a nice getaway. We've stayed at other hotels in Foot Hill Ranch, but this was much better than those options. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room was pretty up to date decor-wise. The room was a little small, but just what we needed for a brief stay. The staff was extremely nice, too!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Hop on to the freeway to Irvine Spectrum or go a little south to downtown Lake Forest off of the El Toro freeway exit for shops and restaurants!

Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KP Nuts
Business
San Diego, CA
Feb 10, 2014

Business meeting

Food was great. Room was very nice. Service was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe Spartan
Michigan
Jan 4, 2014

Great stay

My wife and I spent 5 nights @ the Holiday Inn/Spectrum during Rose Bowl week. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was excellent. I had a problem with the room safe not opening, when I informed the front desk, they immediately made a call to maintenance, and there was a worker at my room within minutes to fix the problem. The hotel is located very close to the freeways, which were very easy to access. A simple ride to the Spectrum Center, where there were many great restaurants and shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Spectrum Center has some fantastic restaurants. We really enjoyed the Yard House.

Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sdfdljdldad
aliso viejo
Dec 23, 2013

Hotel Stay

we were away for a game my son had. The entire team stayed at the hotel and everything worked out great. Great staff!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
alan x football fan
ca
Oct 23, 2013

fair

hard to find good once I found it room was ok not mayny tv stations

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JanelK86
Monterey, CA
Apr 29, 2013

Good for a quick trip

It was great! I just wish it came with a free continental breakfast!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn IRVINE SOUTH/IRVINE SPECTRUM

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jett the hoockey goalie
Irvine, California
Jan 8, 2013

Great hotel

We really enjoyed staying here and as always holiday inn was a great hotel! The room was beautiful and comfortable, the staff was awesome, restaurant was top of the line, and I enjoyed the covered parking. It was surprising however because they did not have a complimentary breakfast ( holiday inns always do!) and also the location was a little difficult, being you could get in on a one way street. However, upon exiting, had to go around, which wasn't bad, but after five days was annoying. But, giving the choice we would stay there again for the price! :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Irvine Spectrum!!!

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