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Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nothing special, everything was just right - which doesn't happen often. Quick check-in, nice receptionist, offered a few room options. Room - normal, clean, quiet. Many TV channels, including HBO, MAX. Fridge and microwave. Easy parking.

The hotel receptionist is very rude. She also tried to charge us more days than it should be. Check out is very slow. It took us about 25 minutes to check out. Only one staff was at the reception desk, on the phone, while 5 guests waiting in line. The AC in the room, which hangs on the wall close to the bed, blows air directly to the bed, which caused us catch cold. I will never book Holiday Inn again.

Great service and close to the Irvine Spectrum. The staff is very welcoming and their customer service was excellent. They made sure we had what we needed.

Place is nice, clean and pretty new. The room is nice and bed is comfortable. With a small fee, you get full breakfast. There's a garage parking which is great for the hot summer days to keep your car cool.

It was so nice, clean and Donna was an amazing help!!great bar too

Excellent place to stay. Location is great. Beach 10 min, D-land 25 min, San Diego 90 min. Nice rooms, super staff.

The hotel was pretty, well groomed, free garage parking, very clean and nice rooms and overall look.

Very nicely appointed hotel and was very conveniently located for the Irvine Spectrum. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. Rates were very reasonable for a holiday weekend.

We stayed for 6 nights at the Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum. They stay way ok and the facility was clean enough and updated recently. It is right next to a major highway and the morning rush hour traffic is quite noisy. Beds were very comfortable. The staff at this hotel are not interested in good customer service. We were told at the time we were checking out that we would be charged for smoking in the room on the a specific date (second day of our stay). We do not smoke.So this was a false charge (?scam for more money) and we refused to pay for something we did not do. We were held at the front desk for at least 20 minutes while we were accused of smoking. The manager didn't come out to talk with us even though the front desk employee tried to get him to come out. We have stayed at many Holiday Inns in our lifetime and have enjoyed our stays with them. I didn't think that the Holiday Inn brand would stoop to this sort of thing. Won't be staying with them again.

I called down for room service. The phone rang about 40 times, then somebody picked the receiver up and hung up on me. I tried again and same thing. Obviously, they were not into serving room service that night. Twice I asked to have my room cleaned while I was out. Both times I returned around 5 PM to a dirty room, which had not been serviced. The staff was totally non-chalant when I addressed these issues with them. The manager nowhere to be seen or heard. Very very poor service!!!!!!!

Holiday Inn is great for business or travel. The wifi was good here and the staff was helpful. Clean as always.

Everything was great. Great price, reception, sundries, bar... The even have empty refrigerators, coffee makers and microwaves. The only thing is that the thermostat is set at 67 degrees at the lowest temp, so if you like a room cooler than that, you might have to look elsewhere. Otherwise, fantastic!

My daughter and I stayed here while in town for a funeral. The staff was very helpful and the breakfast was amazing! My teenage daughter enjoyed the pool and hot tub.

When I saw the view from the window - highway 5 - I was really worried about noise. However, the windows were almost completely soundproof and we didn't hear a thing. We needed a place to stay for one night and this was perfect: clean, convenient, comfortable.

I was greeted by staff that were very polite.....the room was very clean and comfy....will definitely stay there again.

Nice, clean room and friendly staff. The small bar/restaurant is an extension of the lobby, so it can get a bit loud. The AC units are super quiet - I was hoping for some fan noise to help drown out the occasional noise outside of my room.

I was traveling with my 12 yr. old daughter and needed a place for one night. I was pleasantly surprised on how nice this hotel is. Looks like everything has been recently updated, the bed is super comfortable, pillows are awesome, granite counters and loved the fact it has fridge and microwave. Lobby on this hotel is very nice and has breakfast/lunch/dinner and bar. Location is perfect! Very close to 5 freeway but no noise. You truly get your money's worth here. Will definitely stay here again.

very clean and nice place, if your looking for just a good place to sleep, this is it. In a business section pf town but that didn't matter to us, It was close to the kids and nice area of town

Staff was helpful with my early check in. And they were all very polite. Room was a little small but it was clean and comfortable. Great choice for a weekend get away. Irvine spectrum is just a 5 minute drive away. And south coast plaza isn't very far either. Will be booking with holiday inn everytime i go to irvine!

This was a nice, clean room for a quick night's stay.

23131 Lake Center Drive Lake Forest CA

Located in Mission Viejo - South Orange County, Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and Irvine Spectrum Center. This 3-star hotel has 148 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are Laguna Hills Mall and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum's 148 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also standard.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum

Everyone (8) Couples (15) Business (8) Family (11) Other (3) Friends (2)
5

quiet, welcoming

Everyone

Nothing special, everything was just right - which doesn't happen often. Quick check-in, nice receptionist, offered a few room options. Room - normal, clean, quiet. Many TV channels, including HBO, MAX. Fridge and microwave. Easy parking.

By , from CA on Apr 18, 2017

1

it has been a terrible experience.

Everyone

The hotel receptionist is very rude. She also tried to charge us more days than it should be. Check out is very slow. It took us about 25 minutes to check out. Only one staff was at the reception desk, on the phone, while 5 guests waiting in line. The AC in the room, which hangs on the wall close to the bed, blows air directly to the bed, which caused us catch cold. I will never book Holiday Inn again.

By on Dec 12, 2016

5

distance

Everyone

Great service and close to the Irvine Spectrum. The staff is very welcoming and their customer service was excellent. They made sure we had what we needed.

By on Nov 14, 2016

4
Everyone

Place is nice, clean and pretty new. The room is nice and bed is comfortable. With a small fee, you get full breakfast. There's a garage parking which is great for the hot summer days to keep your car cool.

By on Aug 12, 2016

5

nice, clean and the people are so sweet!

Everyone

It was so nice, clean and Donna was an amazing help!!great bar too

By , from santa cruz on Jul 24, 2016

5

great location, highly recommend.

Everyone

Excellent place to stay. Location is great. Beach 10 min, D-land 25 min, San Diego 90 min. Nice rooms, super staff.

By , from seattle on Mar 21, 2016

5

pretty hotel right close to freeway entrances

Everyone

The hotel was pretty, well groomed, free garage parking, very clean and nice rooms and overall look.

By on Mar 12, 2016

5

very nice and close to the irvine spectrum

Everyone

Very nicely appointed hotel and was very conveniently located for the Irvine Spectrum. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. Rates were very reasonable for a holiday weekend.

By on Feb 17, 2016

1

won't stay here again

Families

We stayed for 6 nights at the Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum. They stay way ok and the facility was clean enough and updated recently. It is right next to a major highway and the morning rush hour traffic is quite noisy. Beds were very comfortable. The staff at this hotel are not interested in good customer service. We were told at the time we were checking out that we would be charged for smoking in the room on the a specific date (second day of our stay). We do not smoke.So this was a false charge (?scam for more money) and we refused to pay for something we did not do. We were held at the front desk for at least 20 minutes while we were accused of smoking. The manager didn't come out to talk with us even though the front desk employee tried to get him to come out. We have stayed at many Holiday Inns in our lifetime and have enjoyed our stays with them. I didn't think that the Holiday Inn brand would stoop to this sort of thing. Won't be staying with them again.

By on Nov 13, 2015

1

traveled 70 in business very bad service

Couples

I called down for room service. The phone rang about 40 times, then somebody picked the receiver up and hung up on me. I tried again and same thing. Obviously, they were not into serving room service that night. Twice I asked to have my room cleaned while I was out. Both times I returned around 5 PM to a dirty room, which had not been serviced. The staff was totally non-chalant when I addressed these issues with them. The manager nowhere to be seen or heard. Very very poor service!!!!!!!

By on Sep 22, 2015