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Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014
psmccready Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER! Please do not stay here, the night manager who doesn't wear a name tag, stands at the front, and cusses at guests, who also tries to hit on my girlfriend and make a scene, disgusting customer service, took a picture of the man who was working during the night there at the front desk due to... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear Patrick B, Thank you for staying with us and leaving a review of our property. It is regretful that this stay was a disappointment. We have sent you a private message to discuss further. Sincerely, Pam G Case Manager IHGCare More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I'm a Platinum Member with IHG, so I'm in Holiday Inns or an Intercontinental almost every month. Most Holiday Inns provide Priority Club members an upgraded room, or free breakfast, or something. But the Assistant Manager said that now Holiday Inn prohibits them from giving any free breakfast perks. (Not true...I'm staying now in another Holiday Inn in Orange County... More

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

Dear psmccready, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We value and appreciate all of our Platinum IHG Reward members and all feedback they provide. IHG has recently changed their benefits as a company to make it more consistent, so it is disappointing to hear that other Holiday Inn's in the area are not following... More

ojai,ca
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed staying at the Holiday Inn Irvine/Lake Forest. The entire staff is amazingly welcoming, friendly, cheerful, but most of all, super super attentive! Daily happy hour from 5pm-7pm was a great, and their wine and cheese reception a really nice plus. Pool and jacuzzi nice and clean, Aqua Restaurant and Lounge is awesome. (Shout out... More

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Palm Springs, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Great location. Fairly easy access. Very comfortable. A little on the small side, but you're only sleeping. Great price through Priceline. The pool was a little small, but it got the job done. Will definitely stay here again.

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

Dear Shane M, We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable experience here at the hotel and even though our rooms are on the smaller side you enjoyed your stay as well as the pool. We hope to see you on your next trip to the Lake Forest/Irvine area. Thank you for taking the time to share your... More

Alexandria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Clean, comfortable, reasonably priced...great place to stay in Orange County. Very close to many dining and shopping options, and not too far from Metrolink/Amtrak station. Parking is free and plentiful.

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

Dear DDrawbar4935, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us on TripAdvisor. We value all of our guests comments. We look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you! More

Vacaville, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My room was facing the freeway and as I checked into the room....it was so quiet I had to go to the window to make sure I was not turned around....I saw the trucks and cars speeding by but I could not hear them. The room was your basic nice room and the breakfast was a buffet and had all... More

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

Dear GolfDave123, We are just delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience here at the hotel and that our 4 pane glass windows are getting the job done. We hope to see you on your next trip to the Lake Forest/Irvine area. Thank you for your feedback and have a great day. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stayed here for three nights on a recent business trip to California. I'm not normally a big fan of chain hotels but chose this one due to its location to the facility I was visiting in Lake Forest. Check in staff were friendly and I thought the complimentary homemade cookies were a nice touch. The room was a lot more... More

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

Dear mark-english1, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on trip Advisor. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the complimentary cookies and our Wine & Cheese reception. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you, More

Hollywood, Ca
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were visiting relatives for Christmas in Laguna Beach Ca. 2013 and this hotel was 9 miles from them. Hotels closer to the beach were WAY more expensive & we were not interested in the beach. We booked this hotel via PriceLine and we were very happy with this hotel. The location was in a nice new area. Very close... More

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

Dear PanAmPatti , Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on trip advisor. We are happy to hear that we were a perfect fit for you and your husband. We look forward to your next stay with us when you are in the Irvine/Lake Forest area. Thank you!!! More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I stayed here for 5 days for a business trip. Very nice and clean hotel. The staff is very plesant and customer service was really good. The entire staff is on board to make your trip the best it can be. I really enjoyed the live music performance on Wednesday night of my stay. Happy hour and wine/cheese tasting were... More

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

Dear Kristina C, Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us and we are excited to hear that you enjoyed your business trip and all the perks including the live entertainment on Wednesday nights. We look forward to your next stay with us. Sincerely, More

Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

After just coming from the Hyatt the Pike Long beach hotel this experience could only be average. However our room was clean and over all our stay was ok. First night we had an elephant in the room above us but after 10 PM that problem got solved as well. Parking is convenient, wifi free, breakfast is $13 extra/p.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review

Dear evaregina, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. I am pleased to know that you found our rooms clean and you had as satisfactory stay at our hotel. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum Hotel Lake Forest
Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum Hotel
Address: 23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Lake Forest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Lake Forest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum 3*
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