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Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel differs from most Residence Inns because it is more of a hotel than a townhome set up. This lends itself to a much more secure feeling, having enclosed hallways like a hotel, rather than a door that opens to the outside. The queen studio is perfectly comfortable and comes with a well-equipped kitchen, (everything except an oven), including a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and two-burner stove. Pots, pans, dishes and linens are included. The room has a very cozy sitting room, and a kitchen table PLUS a work desk. The large television swings from the sitting room to the bedroom area, using a large dresser as a base. The bathroom is very roomy with drawers and a large sliding door closet and full shower/bath. The room also has an IPOD docking alarm clock, which is a feature I wish every hotel had! There is breakfast included, as well as a happy hour with dinner each night. Parking is free. There is no better deal available in Irvine.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Cindy H, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Dear TexasTravelette,

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Our hotel is definetly a great deal and we are glad you were able to take full advantage of our facilities. We are actually the only Residence Inn in Orange County that has the high rise feature.

Thank you again for the wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best,

Cindy H.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were in CA for a business trip but decided to add an extra day on to see family that lived a few hours away. The staff immediately accommodated by having our guest rooms on the same floor and next to each other. The hotel if conveniently located, clean, free parking and friendly, helpful personnel. Hot breakfast was the normal fare but we truly enjoyed the evening reception - which was dinner!! After a long day, it was a pleasure to NOT have to go out to find a restaurant! Much appreciated!
There is a Souplantation restaurant (buffet) right next to the hotel. Good selection and great prices. Other restaurant choices are nearby.
We will definitely return to this hotel when in the area.

There is a lovely pool but during our stay (I think it was that time of year) when not much sun was on the pool. There is a great area of casual seating outdoor around a firepit.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Cindy H, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Dear bj81698,

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy we were able to accomodate both you and your family. We are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy both our breakfast and dinner. We hope the next time you visit the Southern California sun will be out and ready for you to enjoy!

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best,

Cindy H.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Had a great stay at this hotel. The room was clean and so as the bathroom. The hot breakfast is probably the best thing about this hotel. They had everything including cereal, scrambled eggs, sausages, potatoes, biscuits n gravy, fruits, yogurt and last but not least the DIY waffle machine!!! I had so much fun making waffles for myself =). The hotel was a great location as well with couple restaurants surrounding it like Boudin and Souplantation. The Diamond Jamboree plaza is just down the street where all the happening is in Irvine. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cindy H, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Dear STtotheEVE,

Thank you so much for taking the time to give our hotel such a wonderful review! We truly appreciate it. And who doesnt love to make their own waffles? We are glad to hear that you had a great time at our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Best,

Cindy

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Room was very clean and very roomy. I love the small kitchen and big fridge with marble countertop. We only stayed two nights so we didn't utilize the kitchen at all. This is much much nicer than expected. They have free hot breakfast, free internet and free parking, which were really nice. Hyatt across the street gives no free breakfast and charged $15/day for self parking and $10/day for internet, and the room wasn't as nice and roomy. It is very conveniently located so everything would be a short drive away. The only thing I didn't cared for was the bed. It seemed like every single person slept on that one side so the bed was in a slope with the right side down. It was a little uncomfortable because it was a little firm for me I felt like I'm gonna fall off since that the side I sleep on.

Overall, this is an excellent place to stay, especially for families or anyone wanting to stay for a long stay. This will be the place me and my husband whenever we come to Orange County.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cindy H, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2012

Dear Iricketson,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and were able to take advantage of some of the amenities that we offer. I apologize about the bed, the next time you visit, we will make sure this wont be an issue again.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

Best,

Cindy H.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

Had a great stay here at this hotel. The room was newly renovated with a nice decor but the bathroom wasn't renovated but it was clean.  The bed was too soft for my taste but I prefer firmer beds.

I had to do laundry and was given a room on the same floor as the laundry room. I was a little disappointed that laundry wasn't complimentary like Staybridge Suites. But the fee was nominal. 

The patio and pool was beautiful.  The outdoor gas firepit was a nice touch.  Wifi was strong and breakfast was great as always.  Great location with plenty of restaurants in the area. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Cindy H, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

Dear Anoini2,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us. We are also happy to hear that you were able to utilize many of our standard hotel amenities, like the complimentary breakfast buffet and complimentary wifi.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel!

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Great location! Got upgrade for gold elite/Marriot and the front desk was very accomodating with this! Front desk manager...Noel was wonderful! (I think that was her name)Breakfast staff was awesome! Very nice and helpful and on top of it at all times!!! (and the evening food) We stayed for three weeks! Kids enjoyed it as well! Also housekeeping helpful, with extras needed!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Cindy H, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Dear ginanbob,

Thank you so much for your review. We are so proud of our staff and we are very happy to hear they exceeded your expectations. When you stay for such an extended amount of time like your self we want to make sure you are as comfortable as can be.

Thank you again to you and your family for choosing our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Based in part upon Trip Advisor’s strong reviews, I stayed at the Residence Inn for 3 nights on business. It exceeded expectations. 1. The staff was unfailingly polite, helping me get acclimated, printing a 20 page document I emailed them, and this included the general manager--they really are professional and incredibly friendly., with a “can do” attitude. 2. The hotel serves a reasonable breakfast every morning, great way to start the day, and has a happy hour & appetizers several nights a week. 3. The room was spacious, and they bumped me up to a 1 BR suite. The bed was comfortable; my only complaint was a very noisy refrigerator. 4. The hotel was not right on the Freeway, thank heavens, and the noise level was fine. 5. Great room location--328, at the very end of the hall, but right next to a stairwell that made getting up and downstairs a breeze--I like to walk. Despite being next to a stairwell it was not in the least bit noisy.

I will definitely stay at the hotel again when I return.

Room Tip: Room 328 wsa quiet and yet accesible
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Cindy H, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Dear VirginiaCavalier,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are happy to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations. We take pride in both our product as well as our service and you mentioning that our staff was "unfailing polite" makes us that much more proud of our staff and hotel. When you return to Irvine, please let us know when you will arrive and we will make sure you are placed away from any stairwells.

Thank you again!

We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Address: 2855 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614-5901
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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 ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Irvine
#7 Business Hotel in Irvine
Price Range: $161 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County 3*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience all the comforts of home when you stay at the Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport-Orange County. Enjoy a prime location only 3 miles from John Wayne Airport and 9 miles from Newport Beach. This all-suite hotel in Orange County is also less than 10 minutes from South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, and the Irvine Spectrum. Guests at the Residence Inn Irvine hotel are welcomed with thoughtful amenities including complimentary daily breakfast buffet, an on-site fitness center and complimentary WiFi. Join us at The Residence Inn Mix™, a fun and relaxing way to unwind, socialize and connect. Three nights a week our hotel features a different opportunity to socialize in our lobby or outdoor space. Inside our spacious, newly-renovated suites we provide you with all the conveniences of home. Curl up in our new king beds or make yourself a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Separate living and sleeping areas give you plenty of room to entertain guests and pets are always welcome. ... more   less 
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