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SpringHill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Value”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Was just looking for a decent place to stay that didn't break the bank for the Huntington Beach Half Marathon. The time to get to PCH was very quick. Wife loved the modern decor. Separate toilet/shower area were nice. Having a partial wall at the desk that separated the "living area" from the bed also helped break up the room. I crashed earlier than the wife so she was able to watch TV while I slept with very little noise/distraction on my end. Only small issues were the location of garbage cans being in the bathrooms. I had to move one out to the area by the fridge/microwave because I was tired of walking back and forth. The filter basket was missing from the coffee maker, but since I drink tea, it still worked for what I needed. The glass shower door seemed to leak water on the floor and it appeared to be fully closed. Make sure you have good towel coverage on the floor. Small issues for what can normally be found at other hotels. We didn't use the fitness center, pool or eat the breakfast so I can't comment on those. Wife would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Avon, Ohio
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

I stayed at the SpringHill Suites Irvine for a 3-day/night stretch recently, and found many things to like about it, but also some aspects that weren't so pleasant. That said, I'd at least consider staying here again on a trip out to the area.

Pros:
- Great location - close to the airport but not overloaded with flight noise.
- Good value for the money - well furnished modern rooms for a reasonable price.
- Breakfast was quite good, probably one of the best complimentary breakfasts I've had at a hotel, and sadly I've eaten a number of them. Real eggs (powdered eggs must have been made by the devil), lots of fruit, cold cuts, sausages, cereals, pastries, and the coffee is pretty good!
- Great service - the staff was always pleasant and helpful whenever I needed them, and unobtrusive when I didn't.

Cons:
- This may be a hotel thing or a western U.S. thing, but it seems as if there is no such thing as cold water out of a faucet. Lukewarm and hot are the only options, so get ice if you need a colder drink of water.
- The shower leaked in multiple places - and this is due to the design of the shower, there are gaps everywhere that let water out onto the floor, soaking anything sitting there.
- The hotel is only three years old, but the rooms show age older than that - stains on the carpets, stains on the furniture, wear marks everywhere, discoloration of mirrors, and so on.
- Mold starting to grow on the air conditioner vents - I've seen this at other hotels, but it's not a good thing. I'm not allergic or sensitive to it, but I can imagine problems for people who are.

Overall, the hotel is nice - they trumpet the fact that it is a 3-year old hotel, which is great, but it is already showing its age in a number of places. A few more years down the road and the ranking could drop precipitously. I will still consider it strongly for my next visit - the breakfast was that good!

Thanks for reading - if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Jon

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Jason R, Manager at SpringHill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Thank you kindly for your feedback and opinions on our hotel. We are always pleased to correct and review any opportunity that may arise. We are glad you stayed with us and hope to see you in the future again with us.
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San Jose
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stayed her for a Sat/Sun night stay and enjoyed our stay. Hotel is 4 years old and has a modern decor - check out the pictures already posted by others. We had a 2 Queen + sofa room, with a large walk-in closet, an isolation room (toilet & sink), and a shower (very high showerhead)/sink room. Glass partition in front of desk separated the beds and the sitting area, so it gave a little privacy between the areas. Small fridge & microwave. Breakfast is standard Springhill Suites style: scrambled eggs, sausage, breads, cereals, and various drinks. The waffle makers came out for the Sunday breakfast; fruit, ham & cheeses came out on Monday morning. 2 computers and a printer were just outside the breakfast area.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is the nicest SpringHill Suites I have ever stayed in. The hotel is only 4 years old, and the decor is terrific. The rooms are well designed with a great work space, and a sofa that is actually comfortable. The toilet is seperate from the shower. And each room has a small refrigerator and microwave. There is a small snack shop in the lobby area. The breakfast was typical but also included sliced cheeses and meats. The location is great if you are flying in or out of John Wayne Airport. It will take only 10 minutes or so to get to the hotel, and if the freeways are jammed you can take surface streets. There is an indoor pool which I didn't use, but looked perfectly fine.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Oakland, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

This location is easy to find, with great access to the airport. The hotel itself is new, with clean and modern rooms. Breakfast is included as well. I'd recommend SpringHill to anyone passing through for a night or staying in the area for a few days.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Indianapolis
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161 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were impressed by the cleanliness of this hotel. The room had a separate shower and restroom area which was a great idea. We enjoyed the studio feel of our room. The putting green was a hit with us, too. The breakfast was a little hairy but only because of other guests and not any fault of the hotel. The only downside is being in So. Cal and having an indoor pool! We'd stay here again- no problem.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Business brought me to the Irvine, CA area so I booked a room at the Springhill Suites for myself & my family. The appearance of the property interior is very nice. The lobby looks very modern & accommodating. Upon entrance to our room we were impressed with the decor & space of the room. I really liked that the doors to the bathrooms were sliding doors, and not the standard type. The bed looked nice, but was a bit disappointing as it was a bit stiff and uncomfortable. The shower pressure was a bit disappointing as the shower looked nice & relaxing, but the shower pressure was pretty weak. The thermostat was a bit off as well. One minute the room would be comfortable, then it was be hot and then cold. One of the key features that attracted us to the hotel was the fact that it had an indoor pool. The indoor pool was very small. Needless to say I didn't get a chance to bring my boys the indoor pool so they could enjoy it. Anymore than a couple people in that tiny pool made it seem too uncomfortable to join in. The free breakfast was okay at best. You have a decent spread, but its nothing to go running to the breakfast bar for. You get the basics along with powered eggs & sausage links. The hotel was close to the highways which was a plus for getting to where you needed to go quickly. Overall not bad, but nothing great.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Property: SpringHill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Address: 17601 Fitch, Irvine, CA 92614-6021
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Irvine
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Irvine
#6 Family Hotel in Irvine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The SpringHill Suites Irvine hotel is located less than 2-miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA) off the Costa Mesa Freeway in the heart of Orange County. Travelers will appreciate our Irvine hotel's free: airport shuttle, WiFi, and daily breakfast buffet. The SpringHill Suites Irvine hotel offers spacious suites with plush Marriott bedding, a comfortable separated living area with a sleeper sofa and work desk, a wet-bar with mini-fridge and microwave, and a 37" HDTV featuring 12 HD channels such as CNN and ESPN. We feature onsite amenities like a 24-hour fitness center, indoor heated pool, putting green, 24-hour business center, and onsite event space. Our central location between Santa Ana and Irvine offers easy access to popular attractions like Newport Beach, the OC Event Center, and UC-Irvine. ... more   less 
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