Pros: Great location across the street from John Wayne Airport. Cool 2 person showers.
Cons: Old and smelly. Parking is annoying.
The Atrium is but outdated in its decor, but I found it clean and fairly comfortable. I had a non-smoking room, but it must have been a smoking room at some point because the static items, like drapes and furniture, reaked of old cigarette. I was a bit concerned as the lock on my patio door did not work. Fortunately, I was on the third floor, so I let it slide. The walls are indeed paper thin. I could hear the person in the next room taking a leak every morning they're that thin. And there was always the pleasant sound of the maids yelling down the hall at 6:30am. The hotel gym is closed, but they do offer you free passes to the local gym. Parking is $12/day, but it's a pay lot and you have to call the front desk to identify yourself every time you try and leave. I wasn't charged for Internet, but it says it's available for $9.99/day. Again, you have to call the front desk on a daily basis to get that day's password. The Waterfalls restaurant had great decor and they played this new-age music during breakfast. The buffet breakfast is great with lots of choice, but honestly, the service sucks. They have all this great food available, but it's missing the basics like coffee and cream, and ketchup. You have to request these items, and they tend to be slow in serving you. For the cost of a room, I feel the hotel is overpriced. I'd recommend staying at the Howard Johnson down the street for $54.99/night instead. There's a reason this is the lowest rated hotel in Irvine on TripAdvisor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resort style. Tropical Atrium lobby area. Lots of gardens and flowers. Low rise hotel centers around a tropical garden courtyard and pool area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atrium Hotel Irvine
- Atrium Hotel At Orange County Airport Irvine, CA