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“A good place for a longer stay” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest

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Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Orchard, Lake Forest, CA 92630   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Irvine, California
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46 hotel reviews
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“A good place for a longer stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

It's perfect for business travelers who need to stay several days. With almost direct access to your room straight from the parking lot, you don't bother other travelers. The main room is the place where all get together for complimentary breakfast and diner. There's an open air pool and gym as well
Rooms offer kitchen and two large TV screens. Wifi is complimentary. A place to recommend!

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear MPH010,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your recent stay. We appreciate all feedback we receive and use it to help develop the product and the service we offer.

We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Our aim is to make sure that we provide an environment of comfort and value to our guests and I am glad that you were satisfied with the services and amenities that we have to offer.

Thank you again for staying with us and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. We hope you continue to choose us in the future.

Sincerely,

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Our daughter's soccer team stayed here for a tournament in Mission Viejo. Great family accomodations! Nice pool with clean and very well kept grounds. Picnic and barbeque areas are fantastic. Clean grills! The breakfast is one of the best I've tasted and with great variety. The lobby area and common areas are very clean and comfortable. The rooms are nice and the bedding is decent but the pillows are HORRIBLE. Bring your own! The bathrooms could also use some repair as they do not match the rest of the hotel that looks nice and well kept. We stayed only two nights and it met our needs very well.

Room Tip: If you have kids, stay near pool
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Gloria W, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Hello Webinvensible,
Thank you so much for yor comments and feedback. Our entire staff is always looking to improve our performance and our guest's experience. Althourgh we still have work to do, we are in the process of upgrading our pillows package with the brand as well as renovating the hotel soon(including the bathrooms). These changes will help improve your personal experince at our hotel if you are so kind to give us another opportunty to completely satisfy you during your next stay in the area. If there is anything we can do to help when planning your next stay, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I stayed for business. The rate seemed comparable for the area. Unless you want to stay in a motel 6, you are going to end up paying in the $125 - $150/night range.

Firstly, they have a free lunch AND dinner buffet nightly (although I think the dinner may only be during the week). Its more of a light dinner with rotating menu but it was pretty good nonetheless. Full salad bar, chicken strips, french fries, etc. And a nice big room with lots of tables and some big screen TV's. They also have free sodas and fruit juices and then best of all a free "help yourself" beer tap.

In the morning the breakfast was pretty nice. Eggs, potato thingies, some meat, cereal, make your own waffles, rice (who eats rice for breakfast??), fruit juices, and soda. No beer for breakfast tho.

Rooms were nice. I think they all come with full kitchens with full fridge, sink, dishwasher, stove. They also have a lanudry room with FREE use of washer/dryer (dont need quarters). but you have to bring your own detergent or buy it from them.

Only thing i didnt like was the pillows. they were really tiny square shaped pillows that were not too comfortable. Overall It was a really great experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gloria W, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team works hard to ensure that you have the best experieince as possible so we are happy to read responses like yours. We know that you have choices so thank you for choosing to stay with us. As for the pillows, we have larger pillows avaialble for guest that perfer larger sizes such as yourself. Let us know about your next stay with us and we'll have those larger pillows waiting for you.

Sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night when we had some work done on our house. We were extremely satisfied! We enjoyed the "happy hour" (hot dogs, chili, chips, salsa, drinks, and much more) and the breakfast buffet. The attention to detail is amazing! In addition, our suite was great (it was more like an apartment - 1 bedroom with a full kitchen). If the need arises, I will not hesitate to book a stay here in the future!

Room Tip: The one-bedroom suite is well worth the extra cost (the cost difference was nominal).
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Gloria W, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Valued guest,
Thank yo for the positive feed back. We are an extended stay hotel but we also feel that we work just as well for travelers like yourself who may prefer the extras space for a night or two. we realize that yo have chices and thank you so much for choosing Staybridge Suites Lake Forest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My daughter stayed with her basketball team for 2 nights. They loved the suites they stayed in and really enjoyed the entire set up of the property!! They stated it was beautiful and fancy!!
When the team got on the road heading back to Utah my daughter realized she left her homework, calculator and text books in a drawer in the room. We called when she got home and the staff called me back after they had located the lost items. They were very professional and thorough with the mailing of my daughters items!! They were also careful to try to locate the least expensive way to ship the items to us and to let me know the amount that was charged to my credit card! Thank you so very much for going the extra mile and for the remainder of your staff being honest by turning in the items!!
We will definately stay there again!!!
Brenda Jones

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Gloria W, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you for the positive feedback regarding your Daughter's experience when staying woith us. We take so much pride in providing the highes level of service as we can. Our team wants everyone to come back and stay with us over and over again so we want to ensure that our guest enjoy thier time with us as well depend on us when they are gone to continue to help anyway we can. We look forward to seeing your daughter and her team again and we would love to meet yo too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Easy choice. I came here on vacation with my wife and baby and were so happy with the full kitchen that was in our suite. It is very helpful to have a full size fridge for my son's milk and baby food. We also were able to cook for lunch and dinner a couple of times too. The rooms were very clean and modern with a flat screen TV. There is free breakfast every day of the week and free dinner on the M-Th. They change the menu daily which is great.The staff were super friendly and very helpful with helping us find things to do around the area and with directions. They have lots of free amenities like WIFI and laundry machines. Overall I was really happy with our stay here and so was my wife, who is a very picky customer.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Gloria W, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. we know you have choices and appreciate that you gave us a chance to take care of you during your travels. Our entire staff take pride in doing what we can to proved the best experirence possible. we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Summary of our first stay ever at any Staybridge Suites: very good stay, would come again any time, very safe neighbourhood.
Reading on the internet that Lake Forest, CA, is ranked as one of the safest cities in the US, we knew this would be a good place to stay in the greater LA area if one is not familiar with LA.
We booked this Staybridge Suites for two weekend nights via internet directly with the main Holiday Inn website, basic room type: studio suite, one queen bed non-smoking, request for a quiet room.
We arrived in the evening. Trainee at check-in was unprofessional, things were prepared, but credit card details could not be changed, “please do it tomorrow”.
“Light Touch” housekeeping service on weekends by request only. The front desk trainee was first unwilling to place our request for “Light Touch” during our weekend stay, but in the end we could convince him that a sign in our room told us, that we could request this. We would expect that a trainee working on his own is familiar with the basic services of the property.
This hotel looks very new, outdoor pool, basketball court. Entrance/lobby/front desk reception is smaller than in a “normal” hotel.
We stayed in room 348 - nice, clean room, good free wifi internet. The room is big but all in one: bedroom, sitting area, kitchen, the noise of the big fridge is with you all night long. The chair at the writing desk was a bit worn out. In the bathroom we missed a cosmetic/shaving mirror.
As we requested a quiet room we had hoped we got one, but after the first night we knew we did not. Our side/end of the hotel is close to the main road and you simply notice the early commute. But to be fair - we slept with the window open as this is generally a very quiet area.
Very good breakfast, good choices for every taste, even Asian miso soup and steamed rice.
The hotel appears to be in a very safe neighbourhood, business/office area, Foothill Ranch Towne Centre shops a short drive away.
Staybridge Suites Irvine East/Lake Forest is easy to get to via Bake Parkway and I-405/I-5 freeway (exit 94A) connect well to everywhere in the greater LA area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gloria W, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear valued guest,
We thank you for the positive feedback regarding your experience with our hotel. We pride ourselves with doing the best job possible of taking care of our guest from the check-in process through check-out. We also know that you have choices so we appreciate you choosing Staybridge Suites Lake Forest.
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Address: 2 Orchard, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Lake Forest
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Lake Forest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Staybridge Suites Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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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