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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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Mason, Ohio
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stayed for one night at this hotel. It is very nice and clean. The room I was in had a small sitting area, small refrigerator, microwave, and a wet bar. The bed was a king and was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. There were various pillows and the variety made it possible to find one to my liking. This hotel has a complimentary managers reception every evening and I stopped in briefly and it was quite nice with beer and wine available. It also has an exercise facility that was quite nice as well as a pool with a separate hot tub. There is a breakfast offered every morning and it is WONDERFUL. It is the best I have experienced. There was a lady attending and she would make eggs or omelets to order, had hash brown potatoes, sausage, and pancakes. There were also two waffle makers, various breads, bagels, danishes and muffins. Juices, cereals, and fresh fruit were also available. I would highly recommend this hotel for going above and beyond offering a great experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear rotos -

Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to welcome you and for your very enthusiastic recommendation. We are always pleased to learn we have made such a strong positive impression on a guest. It sounds as if the complimentary amenities - including the weekday Manager's Reception and full American breakfast - really contributed to an exceptional experience and we are thrilled to be able to provide them to our guests. And that super comfortable bed you were sleeping on? That was the Ayres Dream Sleeper mattress, which is also available for our guests to purchase should they be so inclined. We appreciate your recommendation and hope you will stay with us again very soon.

Warm regards,

Vince Neale
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

They could easily charge much more and still be a fair value.
Four star quality at 2 star prices. It is just 20 minutes from O.C. airport and free parking is plentiful. Right in the middle of restaurants and shopping. clean facility and pleasant staff.
You will be asked repeatedly if everything is all right and can they do anything to help you.
My 11 year old thought the manager was the owner, and responded, "Well he acts like the owner." Highest praise for that!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AyresHotels, General Manager at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Dear clandise -

It was a pleasure welcoming you to our hotel. Thank you so much for your positive review and for choosing us for your stay. We feel providing exceptional guest service is absolutely key to our guests having a comfortable stay with us, and I am so pleased we were able to do so in your case. We are grateful for your recommendation and hope to welcome you back very soon.

Warm regards,

Vince Neale
General Manager
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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43 hotel reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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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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