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Residence Inn by Marriott Irvine Spectrum

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location is good. If you stay here you will need a car, cause the don't have Shuttle service (Pick-up and Drop -off) to near places. I stayed many times for work while traveling with my wife and Kids. The Apartments are really comfortable. Definitely a good option.

This is my 3rd visit to this hotel for local business. On this visit I was given a newly renovated room. The first challenge was wall light switches that didn’t operate a light. The new lamps are not intuitive to find the “on” switch so I entered a dark room and couldn’t get lights on. There is an ceiling fan with lights that when you find the switch it is like flood lights- so bright I turned them off. The ceiling fan does not work regardless of what button you push. The sofa is new but hard as a rock. So difficult to get comfortable. The sofa is perpendicular to the wall the tv is on so the placement is not right whatsoever. The wall TV in the master bedroom is not centered with the king bed. It is off to the side and is not adjustable to move. The bathroom door doesn’t stay completely open. I had to put towels on floor to keep it open. The hotel is clean. The furnishings are new. The kitchen area is very good. There is ample space in the unit. There is a heated pool. The breakfast is good and brings good value. I believe where Marriott failed is the renovation design. How they were sold on the hard as rock sofa, the placement of the furniture,and wall TVs not centered makes me wonder what interior design firm designed this space and selected the furnishings and lighting. The rooms are spacious and there was so much opportunity to design the space so much better. Did the design firm think of the customer, from the time they walk in the door to turn on a light to sitting on the bed or sofa? These comments are not something a general manager can change- with more rooms being renovated and the pallets of furnishings in the parking lot- everything has already been ordered. This hotel is perfect for a family looking for value - but for me- I will look elsewhere on my next trip to Irvine. I am looking for a functional, comfortable room- that’s it. Sorry Marriott- you missed the mark in your renovation.

This room was used to stay close to friends in the area. It was clean and had a fun layout. It was very dated, but the property is in the middle of a renovation. The pics of how it will look when complete look great in the lobby. The staff was very cordial and even swung by and gave us fruit for the morning with a nice card. This property is in the middle of a business park and a ways from the Irvine Spectrum. You have to drive or Lyft if going make a visit.

Our one night sojourn was supposed to be two people and ended up being three at the last minute, so we arrived earlier to see if we could upgrade to a larger suite and Summer at the front desk was able to accommodate us. I frankly wasn't expecting anything more than a pullout bed, but she found an unreserved penthouse with separate bedrooms that was perfect for our situation. Summer was so sweet and so ready to help, and we just want to really appreciate her for her hard work and determination to help us and provide great service. The accommodations themselves are great, and we recommend it to anyone.

Great family suites and the staff here are amazing hosts and so good with kids and seniors. The complimentary hot breakfasts and evening meals were huge hit particularly the waffle maker and Evan who keep everything running smoothly even during peak times. We will definitely stay here again and have put the Residence Inn line into first choice for family travel.

Breakfast staff go out ot their way to help people and privide services with smile. Front desk staff is also go out of their way to help with smile. It's family friendly place for any family. This was my second visit at this hotel and both time services with smile.

We had a very nice suite with a kitchen & living area and 2 bedrooms. The staff were all so friendly! Everyone went out of their way to accommodate us. Summer, the front desk person was very friendly and even brought us breakfast because we missed the morning breakfast due to over sleeping. Seth went above and beyond when we were leaving. He was cleaning rooms and stopped what he was doing and with a smile helped us bring our luggage to the car. The free breakfast in the morning was delicious, not just breads and coffee but eggs and sausage and fresh fruit, juice, waffles and more! Service was exceptional and the hotel was very clean and comfortable. It's well worth the money spent to stay here.

The AGM (LeAnn) and Tara were amazing. A previous reservation at different hotel was not honored and these ladies made a terrible start to a trip, wonderful. They were able to get me the room I needed, completely supportive and ensured my stay was comfortable. The room itself was comfortable, noise level was acceptable and parking was convenient. Plenty or eateries close by and access to freeways was quick. The exemplify the great customer service that I would expect from all Marriott Hotels.

My kids & I stayed here for a soccer tourney and had a pleasant stay. The staff was one of the most friendliest and accommodating I have encountered! Kudos to whoever trained them. This property has stairs to the 2nd floor and I don't believe there are elevators anywhere. It is built and looks like townhouses. So if stairs are a problem request a room on the first floor. The rooms are spacious enough w/ a sofa bed and small kitchen w/ desk and chair. We were in an upstairs room close to the pool and didn't hear any of the people at the pool once the door closed. The property is set in the industrial part of Irvine but on the weekend, we did not encounter any traffic en route to OC Great park which was less than 10 min away. Breakfast was timely and there were actually 2 waffle stations which I've never seen before so that was a big plus. Hot items were oatmeal, scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage. Cold items are your typical fresh fruit, yogurt, etc. Fresh coffee at the press of a button so it didn't get cold like it can sometimes in a carafe. All-in-all I would return.

I stayed here for two weeks. Overall, it is a nice place. Check in was easy and hassle free. The front desk person asked if I wanted a top floor which would be quieter. I opted for 1st floor because I didn't feel like carrying my luggage up the stairs. The room was great. It had a full kitchen, desk/work area and sitting area. Favorite part of the room was the kitchen. I ran to the food store and stocked up on food and saved money by not eating out. Location was a little awkward. It's on the out skirts of an industrial park so I had to drive through the industrial park to get to it. It's also convenient to Irvine Spectrum Center. Breakfast was very good, coffee all day and night near the front desk, pool, fitness center, tennis/basketball court and laundry are pluses. However, my room was right next to the court and the kids staying at the hotel would be playing basketball from 630am to about 830pm. Also, I should have sucked it up and taken the 2nd floor room because i could hear every foot step all night from the people above me.

10 Morgan Irvine CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Heritage Hill Historic Park, Residence Inn by Marriott Irvine Spectrum places you within a few miles (5 km) of Irvine Spectrum Center. This 112-room, 3-star aparthotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center and Orange County Great Park are also nearby.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


The 112 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect 27-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Residence Inn by Marriott Irvine Spectrum enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for USD 7.00 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 106 reviews