Is it the best hotel? No. But the best hotel in the area? Likely. I do my research.
Parking is free, breakfast is free, wifi free, rooms are unusually large, and the kitchen, although never got used; is convenient. We booked a 2-bedroom with another couple, and my husband and I hardly realized we have friends in the hotel room. The common area is fairly spacious. We have several friends who stayed over in the various parts of the hotel, so we got a good read of the entire grounds. I'd ask for the higher floor.
My husband used the gym, and the pool area is so-so. I'm not too crazy about the hotels with superlong hallways, but the nicely laid-out exit/entry points help.
Tip: to avoid the toll roads, exit on the 5 freeway, and take Bake Parkway East all the way. It's only a few miles from there.
Staff is friendly. Do not expect bell hops and such. It's a Staybridge, after all. It's a no-fuss, no muss clean and roomy hotel for the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Staybridge Suites Irvine East/Lake Forest is conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum, Foothill Ranch/Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita business communities. The hotel is easily accessible to Highways 5 & 405, and toll road 241, and just 14 miles from the Santa Ana / Orange County John Wayne Airport.The Staybridge Suites is situated within walking distance to the Towne Centre shopping area and close to companies such as Wonderware, Panasonic, Western Digital, Oakley, Wet Seal, Del Taco and Saddleback Church.Nearby attractions also include Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center with a variety of restaurants, bars, specialty shops and movie theaters. Verizon Amphitheater, Wild Rivers Amusement Park, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and South Coast Plaza are also minutes away. Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm are within 20 miles. The hotel is an easy day trip to many areas of Los Angeles and San Diego.The Staybridge Suites Irvine East/Lake Forest features 128 spacious studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and many amenities. Complimentary hot breakfast, evening Sundowner Reception social hour and high speed wireless Internet access are just some of the wonderful amenities we proudly provide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest Hotel Lake Forest
- Staybridge Suites Lake Forest