We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

“Not the Best La Quinta, but comfortable” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport to your Saves list
La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1515 South Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1529   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save up to 25%
Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
Akron, OH, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not the Best La Quinta, but comfortable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a busy weekend with lots of kids in tournaments. The hotel is open with doors facing noisy parking lots (motel style). The beds/pillows were comfortable. The AC worked fine; the white noise of the fan drowned out most of the outside noise. The breakfast was average: nothing extra/special. The breakfast area was too small for all the people. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

Helpful?
1 Thank George G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

441 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    58
    85
    106
    100
    92
See reviews for
148
65
54
116
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (67)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We just stayed there - my 14 year old son and myself. 3 days. Tues/Weds/Thurs nights.
I had a wonderful experience making the reservation. I had called the hotel late at night and got a very friendly front desk person/Samantha. She was so helpful in answering all the questions the La Quinta website couldn't answer for me (nor any other travel website.) She also got us a nice room.
The room was supposed to be ready at 3pm - but we ended up waiting until almost 4pm to get into the room because housekeeping was slow due to "people checking out late." While I understand there are delays sometimes - the head housekeeper was at the front desk "milling around" the entire time my son/I were waiting patiently in the lobby. I can't imagine why she didn't go up and help get our room ready quicker?
The front desk staff over-all was extremely nice but some folks weren't very experienced (per their own admissions.) So maybe they've added a lot of new staff?
The room was very clean and kept that way. The fridge and microwave worked without a problem.
The beds were comfortable and adequately sized. The AC in the room worked great!
The room itself has ONE garbage can the size of a mini waste basket...literally you'd have trouble fitting more than an empty gallon of milk in it. I metnioned it the first day to the front desk and it fell on deaf ears apparently. So we kept our own garbage bag/took it out ourselves each day.
The water pressure at the bathroom sink was almost none. That too I reported to the front desk the first day and it too was never fixed during the stay. The shower was very clean and the shower head had no issues delivering enough water - even if it was the water conservation type. I had read a review somewhere about this hotel's water pressure issue but only one - so I figured it was an isolated case.
The breakfast every a.m. was your basic waffle and bagels/cereal. Very little in the way of fresh fruit and VERY crowded. But that's typical for any hotel of this type so like every other - get there early and don't wait til the last hour like every one else does...and you won't hit a line! The breakfast gals who replenished the food/waffle batter supplies were pleasant/courteous.
The location of the hotel is great! 15 mins from Huntington or Newport Beach...plus the weather is great so you can roll your windows down (and who cares about some minor traffic.) Only took us 45 mins to get to Universal Studios - but we didn't leave til 9am so we could miss the a.m. freeway rush hour.
There is a "Hooters" restaurant literally "feet" away from the entrance of the hotel. They actually share a common parking lot which gives the hotel some extra spaces...so that worked out great. Not the GREATEST neighborhood - but there's a security kid walking around at night. We never felt unsafe. The restaurant right next door was never a problem - nor did the freeway being so close (which I thought might be a problem.
**The wifi in the hotel literally was HORRIBLE. It rarely worked and if you asked the front desk about it you would be told "we're having intermittent problems." So best you do your emails on a smart phone and/or have a good data plan for your phone!
The TV was great but they really didn't have that much of a selection. The only movie channels were Showtime based and at night that means X rated stuff - so watch the kids if they have their own room!
This hotel even has a laundry facility (only one - and outdoor on the 3rd floor - odd!) and ice machines on every floor...when they're working (ours was broken so we had to always go up or down to get ice.)
Over-all...it was a very good place to stay but it looks like it could easily turn into a dismal experience if there was ever any serious problems. They're doing a lot of renovations and maybe (again,) they're just going through a staff change(s) and haven't gotten themselves running on all cylinders yet. They "present" as being committed to providing good service and for the $$/location it ended up being a good deal for us. We'd stay there again - but only if the hotel convinced us they fixed the water pressure and wi-fi issues.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank adampotash
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Las Vegas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hotel was centrally located with lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Ikea was right across the street. It is a very dog friendly hotel and I had not qualms about leaving my pets in the room for an hour to go to dinner.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

Helpful?
Thank WhateverLasVegas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Las Vegas, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Clean room, good bed, adequate bath. Free WiFi (always a plus) and a nice continental breakfast offering to get your day started. Best part, we can bring our dogs. For us, this is the selling point. It's also close to the Huntington Dog Beach, which is why we bring the dogs. Only downside is the rooms aren't exactly soundproof. We could hear people talking, cars coming and going, and doors slamming. And I was anxious every time our dogs barked at those noises, for fear of disturbing other guests. But again, for the money, it's a great deal for us when we need a getaway weekend at the beach.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

Helpful?
Thank Pamela G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a fantastic place to stay if you want to be within a pretty short drive to the beach, and you have pets. Its very clean, they have a good free breakfast, and the staff is very friendly. It is NOT a resort, I would not choose to stay here if I didn't have the dogs. However, I have no complaints, its spotless and well located.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

Helpful?
1 Thank 911simonea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The rooms smelled like cigarettes!!! We requested for a NON SMOKING room because we have young children. We stayed there for 2 nights in 2 different rooms and they both smelled really bad of cigarettes. The air quality in these rooms made is sick! We literally saw people standing right at the doors smoking. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
Helpful?
1 Thank Kenneth B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Victorville, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great Location 7 minutes from Newport Beach and Huntington Beach It is next to the expressway but that does not bother me plenty of white noise to keep the dogies quiet Plenty of Restaurants and Stores in the area as you drive towards Newport

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

Helpful?
Thank Vernon L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Costa Mesa
2.1 mi away
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County
2.6 mi away
BLVD Hotel
BLVD Hotel
#11 of 23 in Costa Mesa
3.5 of 5 stars 190 reviews
1.1 mi away
Courtyard Costa Mesa South Coast Metro
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.9 mi away
Ramada Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
4.2 mi away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County - Santa Ana
3.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Costa Mesa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport

Property: La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport
Address: 1515 South Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1529
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Costa Mesa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, LaQuinta, Priceline, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Quinta Inn Costa Mesa Hotel Costa Mesa
La Quinta Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa La Quinta
La Quinta Inn John Wayne Orange County Airport Costa Mesa, CA

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing