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“One of the better Holiday Inn properties” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #2 of 8 hotels in Lake Forest
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“One of the better Holiday Inn properties”
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 modern than the other Holiday Inn locations that I have stayed in and as such I was pretty impressed. The complimentary wine and cheese during happy hour was another 'Brucy Bonus'. I think it's small things like that that people remember. All in all, a nice business hotel and I'd definitely stay there again when in and around the Lake Forest area.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelli H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
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,
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Hollywood, Ca
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14 helpful votes 14 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 to I-5 interstate Freeway.

Very comfy bed & pillows; So much so, & being that we will be needing a new mattress soon, I took a photo of it's label. (Serta)

Microwave, Coffee maker, empty Fridge. (meaning no "gotcha" additional expenses) Watch out for the bottled water though; Fiji, price $5 so we did not use/buy THAT.

Our room was on the 5th floor overlooking the pool.
WI FI couldn't have been better. GREAT. We had a laptop, iPad & iPhone connected at the same time. Clearly, their wi fi has been updated since some older reviews.

Other PROS:
A desk with a very comfortable, adjustable office-type chair with flexible back.
Flat Screen , large TV sits on the chest of drawers, not wall mounted. No problem.
The Most up-to-date heating & A/C system. (mini-split) I added photos.
An Iron & ironing Board,
A SAFE in the room's closet.

We Really liked the modern décor, black, brown/tan & chrome.
Bathroom black marble counter.
Happy Hour 5-7
AND Monday-Thursday's complimentary Wine & Cheese reception 6-7
Check-out time NOON

We did not eat in the restaurant.
I called Housekeeping for more tissue paper & shampoo & they showed up within 10 minutes….with a smile.

We were only there for 2 nights & it was perfect for us. I don't know what else we could have needed. Oh yes, my husband just said they should include more sugar & creamer packets, and there was only one terry robe for pool goers, which we were not. Not too big a deal, eh?

We WOULD stay here again IF we could get another Priceline good rate.
It's all "relative" isn't it?

I know there are other hotels that are even more worthy of a 5 star rating but I think we still need to give this the 5 star rating.

Room Tip: It's a LARGE hotel with many rooms & if one has any walking problems ask for a room closer t...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelli H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
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!!!
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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 also a wonderful treat after a long day of work. Not much within walking distance; however, the hotel shuttle is prompt and will take you to the local restaraunts

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Kelli H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
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,
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
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 time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. We hope to get the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Krysllin G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Chicago
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Wonderful location, comfortable rooms, good food and a nice staff. Don't let the Holiday Inn name keep you away. Their new hotels are really well done!

PROS:
Clean
Super location
Comfortable room
Good lighting
Accommodating staff
Good restaurant
Nice bed
Free wifi
Small convenience store, well stocked
Excellent value

CONS
Can't really think of any!



Super quick stay so I didn't get a chance to try out any of their amenities, but I'd definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: I was on a second floor facing the street and did have a bit of road noise. You may want to ask for...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelli H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear TravelMommy1

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear that it was comfortable, convenient and our staff was great. We look forward to your next stay in the Lake Forest/Irvine area.
Thank you!!!
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Noida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Reception Desk and also the House Keeping Department very Friendly. Please keep it up. I will definitely recommend your Hotel. The Hospitality of this Hotel is 100% Excellent and would Return again time and time again when in USA. Excellent Staff, Courteous, Professional and Cheerful. I can't pick one as All your Staff were Excellent. Keep it up.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelli H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Biyani,

We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience here at the hotel. Thank you, I do agree that our staff from housekeeping to front desk and the restaurant too are excellent. :)

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay on TripAdvisor.
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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Was pleased in every way. Service was excellent, every request made was met - the entire staff was friendly and helpful - front desk, housekeeping, restaurant. We even requested a room change (from 1 to 2 beds) and it was easy. Excellent value for the price.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the freeway. They have done a great job of soundproofing.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kelli H, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Billy V,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor. We truely value and appreciate all our guests’ feedback.

It was great to hear that all expectations were met; we look forward to exceeding them on your next trip to the Lake Forest/Irvine area.

Sincerely,
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum

Address: 23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Lake Forest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 #2 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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