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“great for the price” 3 of 5 stars
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Portola Inn and Suites
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7921 Orangethorp Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621   |  
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Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Buena Park
san diego, ca
1 review
“great for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Stayed here one night on our trip to knotts berry farm. Nice and clean place for the price we paid, and very conveniently located. i do have one complaint, though....the morning before check out, the cleaning ladies came by and knocked...before we were able to get up and open the door to let them know we werent ready for them, they just burst the door open!! I thought that was very inappropriate.

Oh, and very noisy the next morning...couldnt even get any sleep.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kabirbhagat, Guest Relations Manager at Portola Inn and Suites, responded to this review, December 11, 2011
Dear karla r,

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to the Buena Park.! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed a quality stay at our affordable rates. We appreciate your for bring the bringing the housekeeping staff issue to our attention and apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your feedback has been taken seriously and the our team has been informed. Thank you for your compliments on our great location, customer service, affordable rates and comfy beds. We do hope that you and your family will decide to stay with us again.

Sincerely,
Guest Relations
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Stayed one night, and was pleasently surprised at how nice it was for the price. Room was spacious, clean and bed was comfy.. The staff are friendly and helpful. They even offer Cont. Breakfast! I recomend Portola for anyone looking for a decent place on a budget. Which now a days, I think we all want to save a few $$. For the price and level of hotel/motel, Portola is in the top 10!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kabirbhagat, Guest Relations Manager at Portola Inn and Suites, responded to this review, November 15, 2011
Dear luvzgetaways,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your recent stay at our Buena Park Hotel. We are delighted to hear your wonderful remarks about our property and services. We do pride ourselves on providing fabulous accommodations for budget minded travelers. It is great to know our services are being appreciated by valued guests like yourself! We look forward to serving you again on your future visit to the Anaheim/Buena Park area!
Thank You,
Guest Relations Coordinator, Guest Relations Manager
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Kingman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We stayed in the family suite and loved it. There was plenty of room and having two seperate bathrooms was very nice. My only complaint about the bathrooms was the showerhead. The water pressure was so hard it actually hurt to take a shower. I think they just need a different shower head. The service we received from Stephanie was amazing. She helped us with all of our needs and always had a wonderful attitude. We will be staying at this location again when we plan on going to Knotts.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kabirbhagat, Guest Relations Manager at Portola Inn and Suites, responded to this review, November 8, 2011
Dear Jon O
We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was comfortable and enjoyable and that you would stay with us again! It's great to hear that one of our family suites worked out perfectly for you and your family. We definitely had families like yours in mind when we designed them. Thank you for your great review and ratings. We will look forward to seeing you and your family again.
Kind Regards,
Guest Relations Coordinator, Guest Relations Manager
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Stayed here 2 nights, great stay for the price we paid. Enjoyed the convenience and the amenities of the hotel...can't complain.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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kabirbhagat, Guest Relations Manager at Portola Inn and Suites, responded to this review, October 30, 2011
Dear Linden M,
We would like to thank you for choosing to stay with our Buena Park Hotel. It is great to know that your stay with us was one of comfort and enjoyment. We hope you had just as wonderful time at Knott's Scary Farm! Look forward to serving you again on your future visit to the Anaheim/Buena Park area!
Kind Regards,
-Guest Relations Coordinator, Guest Relations Manager
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Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Stayed for 3 nights while visiting some friends in CA. Rooms were clean and fixed every day. It's not a 5-star hotel so don't expect that, but it was a good place to stay for a few nights. We didn't eat breakfast there so can't comment on that. The front desk girl was helpful when we asked questions about nearby restaurants. I'd stay here again if I ever go back to that area. Oh, and they have a promo on their website that is 25% off if u stay for 3 nights or more.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kabirbhagat, Guest Relations Manager at Portola Inn and Suites, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Dear 123Erica_2011,
Thank you for your kind remarks about our Buena Park Hotel. We are pleased to know that your stay with us was one of comfort and enjoyment. It is great to see our guests taking advantage of fabulous discounts offered on our website! We look forward to serving you again on your future visits to the Anaheim/Buena Park area!
Thank You,
Guest Relations Coordinator, Guest Relations Manager
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Cerritos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I enjoyed my stay at the portola inn suite best sleep ever very bed nice , helpful staff great breakfast in the morning I couldn't ask from any more you will enjoy your stay.

Room Tip: Choose one of the suites on the second floor over looking the pool its not only closer walk to the p...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kabirbhagat, Guest Relations Manager at Portola Inn and Suites, responded to this review, October 25, 2011
Dear alex t,
It is always a honor to hear such kind remarks of our hotel and its team members from valued guests like yourself. We are pleased to know that your stay with us was one of comfort and enjoyment. We are glad to know that our newly installed Presidential Plush beds are becoming a big hit with our guests! We look forward to serving you again on your next visit to the area!
Kind Regards,
Guest Relations Coordinator
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

I stayed at Portola Inn and Suites for 4 nights while doing research at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. I could of course have stayed nearer to the library, but figured Buena Park was a good location, considering it was 25 mins drive from Yorba Linda in the morning and afternoon traffic, and about 45 mins to downtown LA. I was very impressed by what the Hotel offered for the price. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Bathroom equipped with soap, shampoo, toothpaste and even hairwax, everythin renewed each day by the brilliant room cleaners. Breakfast is OK if you like sweets: white bread with jelly, granola bars and various wrapped buns. Excellent coffe and plus for tasteful oranges! Not much room to eat in the common area, so I usually brought it up to my room (I would recommend the Hotel to get some trays for carrying!). Internet was kind of slow and unstable, but functioned OK enough. Just don't expect to be able to stream video or anything like that. I would not recommend to stay there if the pool is important to you. It is small and somewhat dirty with dead insects and dust floating atop. I tried it once and the receptionist was kind enough to clean it for me, but that cannot be expected everytime you want to go for a swim.. But all in all, I had a great stay at Portola and would recommend it to anyone not interested in hanging around the pool all day! PS. even though the Hotel is located by the main road, it was quiet as the rooms all (?) turn inwards to the parking lot.

Room Tip: 3rd floor is good
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kabirbhagat, Guest Relations Manager at Portola Inn and Suites, responded to this review, October 12, 2011
Dear cakewreck,
Thank you for your detailed feedback on your recent stay at our Buena Park Hotel. You are absolutely correct about our great location! We are also very pleased to know that your stay with us was one of comfort and satisfaction. We do apologize for the pool being not up to par. Since our pool is outdoor, time to time the high winds bring in dust and other particles. Please know our hotel has routine pool service three times a week. We will look into your comments and see what else can be done to remedy the situation. Look forward to serving you again on your next visit to the Anaheim/Buena Park area!
Kind Regards,
Guest Relations Coordinator, Guest Relations Manager
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Address: 7921 Orangethorp Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Buena Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Buena Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Portola Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located next to Buena Park’s exciting attractions, the Portola Inn & Suites is perfect for family fun. Our Buena Park hotel’s 50 modern guestrooms feature comfortable accommodations. A variety of room types are available including smoking and non-smoking King rooms, smoking and non-smoking Double Bed Queen rooms, and Family Suites that feature two adjoining rooms with two separate bathrooms. Each room features a micro-fridge, hairdryer, iron, cable TV, and high-speed Internet. Each morning, enjoy our complimentary Portola Inn breakfast where you can indulge in fresh fruit, pastries, coffee and more. ... more   less 
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