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“Not as good as last time but still good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   201 East MacArthur Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92707   |  
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Ranked #3 of 25 hotels in Santa Ana
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“Not as good as last time but still good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I just stayed here again since my last stay was so positive, and this one did not match up with the prior stay. The room I was in felt cramped, the front desk was nowhere near as engaging as my prior visit. It is still a great place to stay and it is easy to get onto the major freeways. There was a large group in while I was there. They even brought their own music into the bar at night, which was weird they kind of took over the bar with about a dozen of their people.
I will probably stay here again but may try the Double Tree club down the street it was only $10 more per night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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uglaten, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write your experience concerning your recent stay at our Hotel. I am sorry that you did not receive the same level of service that you received during your previous stay here. We did have a large group in house and most of the guests ended up using the Bar to unwind but that should not have affected our overall service and the engagement with our guests. Please accept my apologies for not living up to our usual high level of service. I sincerely hope you will allow us another opportunity to demonstrate our true level of hospitality and interest in serving you.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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San Diego, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have stayed at this Doubletree several times in the past twelve months. The staff is friendly, the rooms are newly decorated and very well kept and the restaurant has good food--all in all a great choice.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Originally chose this hotel due to proximity to work location, but based on stay will use for both business and family travel. Has all needs for business: wifi, business center, and restaurant/lounge. Ample parking or airport shuttle. Clean and very comfortable rooms. Excercise center a little small so leave extra time. Pool and spa outside. All in all a good value, plus an awesome staff who make you feel at home.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, CA
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Hotel has recently been upgraded with updated furnishings and carpeting. Rooms are a very good size. Nice lobby and friendly, professional hotel staff. This was our Disney trip and we got $71 rates..awesome for 4-star like property! We were also upgraded to executive level (with fridge in room) so it's really hard not to give this place a good rating. Proximity to Disneyland via Hwy 55 to 5 commuter lane couldn't be beat. 15 minutes from hotel parking lot to Mickey and Friends lot! One outstanding item for me was the mirror in bathroom. I love that feature! One minor inconvenience..room was a little hot at night, but I didn't bother to tell hotel staff or anything, South Coast Plaza is nearby as well. Little tip for those of you wanting mini van rentals. Check out Airport Van Rental in Costa Mesa. They pick you up in your car, do the paperwork at the nearby office and away you go. Was much cheaper than renting from the airport car rentals. Clean car and professional service.

Room Tip: Ask for room on high floor or NOT facing Macarthur Blvd (not to be confused with MarArthur Place)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monty C, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a Five Star Review about the DoubleTree Santa Ana Airport hotel. We take our job seriously and want all of our guests to have the best experience they can at our property.
*Also, thank you for taking the time to notice our last renovation of our entire lobby which you took the time to write about.
*We have just recently repaired some equipment so that all of the rooms will be cold this next summer, but thank you for mentioning that and we hope to see you again soon!
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Brookhaven, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Had the best time of my life.... just chillen..... nailz cars and feeling free.... Had an great time staying and an night on the town didnt stay long to travel to all the places but the dinners were great along with my room mate. The Hotel itself ... perfect if needed anything they were there less then 5 mins of your needs and outside of there was too perfect went for an walk the only thing you did need to travel to the beach but the pool on the roof top made up for all that..

  • Stayed March 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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Monty C, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
TyL, thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review about our DoubleTree Santa Ana Orange County Airport Hotel. We are pleased that you and your friend had such a great time at our hotel and that you enjoyed our great location and roof top pool. We are very serious about making certain that all of our guests have a superior experience at our property and are pleased that you did!
*Next time you visit, please let me know and I will show you how to get to the beach in only ten minutes from our hotel....Laguna, Newport, Huntington, we are minutes to so many amazing places.
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82 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 9 days over New Years. We had two separate reservations due to arriving earlier than we expected and when we checked in, guest services combined the two reservations into one! This allowed us to stay the whole time in the same room at the same rate! Also no checking out and checking back in and getting keys reset! Very helpful! We enjoyed breakfast every morning and it was great! The only issue we had was over the weekend and New Year's Eve, there was only lukewarm water to shower in (not sure if it was because there were so many people showering at the same time or not). Once New Year's was over, we had no problem with hot water. The other possible irritant was that the elevators were very slow. Overall, a great stay and we would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Monty C, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Hello MM Becker and thank you very much for taking the time to write great review about the DoubleTree Orange County Airport Hotel. We are very serious about taking great care of all of our valued customers and we were pleased to hear that our front desk team was able to help you our with your rooms over New Years.
*Glad you mentioned the hot water because there was a part we immediately replaced to make sure everyone has ample hot water no matter how busy we are.
*We are waiting for you to come and visit us again, just let us know how we can serve you.
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Bend, Oregon
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7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great Lobby, helpful staff, nice rooms, comfy bed, Great pool, Ok Hot Tub (very hard to start jets). Shuttle service was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly to the airport.
Room was on MacArthur blvd and a lower floor, very noisy in my opinion (Fri & Sat night). I needed ear plugs, but I am sensitive to noise. The room did have a draft but a towel on the floor fixed that.
The Hotel was fully booked yet I rarely saw another person which was a bit weird. Guess its not a hang out hotel. More of a crash and go hotel.

Room Tip: avoid room on MacArthur blvd if possible
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Monty C, Director of Sales at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a great review about you stay at the DoubleTree Orange County Airport Hotel. We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and clean rooms and hope you will come back and visit soon. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if we can be of service to you in the future and we will make sure you get a room which is more quiet on your next stay.
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Address: 201 East MacArthur Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92707
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Santa Ana hotel is six miles from Newport, Laguna, and Huntington beaches and offers complimentary shuttle between the hotel and John Wayne Airport. South Coast Plaza is only 2 miles away. Take advantage of the cosmopolitan pedestrian area surrounding the hotel. Dine in the plaza's elegant restaurants, and enjoy the valet parking and Concierge service. ... more   less 
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