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Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum

3.0 of 5 23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself was very nice, room was spacious and the amenities were adequate. Walking distance to several restaurants and 5 minutes drive to the Spectrum. The only downside was that you need to have your debit or credit card ready even though the online transaction went through to avoid any hassle. My cards did not work and they couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to take a weekend break and chose the Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, Lake Forest just a few miles inland from Laguna Beach. The hotel is exactly what we expected of the Holiday Inn chain - polite and efficient staff, a lovely clean and comfortable room and ample parking. We were allocated a room on the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the OC many times over the past 10 years but it was our first stay at this Holiday Inn. It was basic, could use some updating but you can't beat the location. Its close to the freeway and we traveled down to Carlsbad and San Diego. North is LA. The hotel had a restaurant which was convenient... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service all around. Facility is new, welcoming, clean and quiet. Bed is very comfortable. Free Wi-Fi worked great. Free parking. Tried all 3 meals at the on premise restaurant, which is surprisingly good. Location was perfect for our long weedend trip visiting the Saddleback Church, as well as the coastal beaches. When we traveled to LA, we have paid... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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23 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While shopping, eating and planning for Christmas Day we stayed here over the weekend before Christmas and what a pleasant surprise. The lobby nicely decorated, the parking lot - not a bit of trash to be found, the hotel staff warm and well-versed in the local "what to do and where to eat", and our room - spotless! For such... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ok, it is a Holiday Inn so I did not expect much beyond clean and comfortable. What I experienced was more than that. It was clean and quiet. Check in was easy. Room was standard size and dine in blue and brown hues. Nice. The AC unit was mounted on wall near ceiling and it was a bit noisy and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One of the best time ever to be staying here. Sleep well like a baby because the room is so quite, bed are so comfortable. Shower room is big, nice and clean. Easy excess for wifi in the room and very helpful front desk staff who very nice to assist our need. Simple but completely well serve at the breakfast.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I found this hotel a few years ago and we have been very satisfied after repeat visits. We have family in the area we visit several times a year and find this hotel very convenient, easily accessible, no frills, but clean and updated. The beds are very comfortable and despite the close proximity to the freeway, it is very quiet.... More 

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Freeland, Washington
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18 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hotel is really nicely appointed, and the rooms are enjoyable, too. But this last visit, the 'welcome' at the front desk was much to be desired. When arriving for a much needed rest, a smile, and a caring attitude goes a long way at the registration counter. It really does make a difference in the stay. I think this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband, my kids and I booked a double room for a couple days. The staff was cordial, they weren't rude but could have been a bit more friendly. When we got to our room, the bedding and the curtains smelled of marijuana. I rang the front desk for housekeeping and managed to get the bedding changed. That same evening,... More 

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Kelli H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear Laura E, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. We are so sorry to hear that we weren't what you expected. We are a 100% non smoking hotel and it disappoints us just as much as it does you when people smoke in our hotel, we are so sorry you were in a room... More 

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Address: 23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Lake Forest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum 3*
Number of rooms: 148
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Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum Hotel Lake Forest

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