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Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   24341 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92653   |  
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“urban mama”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The Ayres Hotel has definitely become our "go to" hotel in Orange County. I don't think you can find a better value in the area, or a more pleasant and accommodating staff. Rooms are spacious, very nicely appointed, and CLEAN! Breakfast buffet is very good, and far superior to other hotel morning offerings. Very large parking lot, and great location. This was our 5th stay over the last few years, and we will definitely be back. The general manager, Vince, is always visible, and checks in on the guests during breakfast. Really a "jewel" of a hotel-the Ayres family certainly does it right! (they have also recently upgraded their fitness center. now, it is much larger, has more machines, weights, and exercise balls, as well.)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

There is not a better hotel in the area for lodging, food, convenience, and service. Parking is always available. Shopping is close by. The local restaurants are listed by the front desk and the receptionist knows about them. Airport service is also available from the hotel as a courtesy.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We required temporary housing due to a water/plumbing disaster in our home. Our stay was 25 nights while restoration of our home was done. This hotel is a mile from our house and so was very convenient for us. The staff made us very comfortable during our stay. Daily breakfast was a welcome service. Good cookies too!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Fantastic breakfasts are included daily. And happy hour Monday through Thursdays which includes cookies. :-)
Surprised that such a new hotel would have such noisy toilets and showers. But overall a very nice stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Although it has a decor of old victorian, it has a quaint feel to it. The breakfast and happy hour treats is what makes the stay sweeter! And the homemade cookies are to die for! The staff are super friendly and very attentive. I did have a minor problem in my room, but it was out of their control. An animal climbed into the vent system and it stunk the whole floor, but that wasn't their fault. Let's hope they got that stench out. I recommend staying in a corner room and on the third floor because if you have someone above you that walks heavy, you'll be counting their steps while you sleep

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Stayed at this property in early December 2012. Was on the first floor, off the lobby. Always very quiet in the hotel and in my room, which was very nicely appointed, bed very comfortable, nice writing table and chair and sofa, with coffee table. Plenty of lighting. Liked very much hotel offered DSL and wireless -- I always seem to have trouble with wireless in hotels. Continental breakfast was a FULL breakfast, and enjoyable. The property itself is very clean and orderly, attractive, and pleasantly staffed. I certainly will stay there when I travel there in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Jim -

It was a pleasure having you as our guest. Thank you so much for choosing us for your stay and for taking the time to review our hotel. How wonderful to know that everything from the accommodations to the service (and even the complimentary amenities!) contributed to such a pleasant visit. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to that future visit.

Warm regards,

Vince Neale
General Manager
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Quiet, clean, nice breakfast, comfortable beds, generous room, friendly and accommodating staff.
Close to freeways and good location to visit So Cal- Laguna Beach, Disneyland, etc. Would return and recommend the hotel to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear jklhol -

Thank you so much for choosing our hotel for your visit to Southern California and for taking the time to share your experience. I am thrilled our close proximity to the area's top attractions (Laguna Beach and Disneyland) proved convenient for you and that your accommodations were comfortable and clean. We are very grateful for your review and hope to welcome you again very soon.

Warm regards,

Vince Neale
General Manager
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Additional Information about Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods

Address: 24341 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92653
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Woods
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Laguna Woods
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The charm and elegance of a European-inspired boutique hotel await you at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods! Whether you’re here for a short visit or a long, relaxing retreat, you’ll find all of the luxurious guest rooms at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods are impeccably appointed with a full suite of complimentary amenities including our signature double pillow top beds, flat screen TV’s, refrigerators, coffeemakers, microwaves well lit work desks and Wifi, iHomes, hairdryers, iron/ironing board, and curved shower rods. And every morning you will start your day right with our complimentary full American breakfast! Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods welcomes travelers to all of the exciting business, recreational, and entertainment attractions South Orange County has to offer. Surf, play, and lounge the day away at nearby, world famous Laguna Beach. Revive your wardrobe at the Laguna Hills Mall only one mile away. Also, be sure to check out the exciting night life at the Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center where you can laugh at the Improv comedy club or play like a kid again at Dave & Buster's video arcade. ... more   less 
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