We returned to Irvine for the second time in July. My husband was working in his company's California office again, so we made a vacation of it. We stayed at this hotel during our first visit, so we chose it again. This second stay was very unpleasant as compared to the first. The pros...fabulous location - only a very short drive to beautiful Newport and Laguna beaches, as well as numerous wilderness areas, and the Irvine Spectrum. Easy access to freeways, Disneyland etc. The rooms are clean, although they have a stale smell, and the staff is usually very helpful and pleasant. The big con from this trip...the very large group of rude Saudis who were there for what we were told was an annual trip. They were loud and littered all over the place. I was unable to do laundry because they were in the too small laundry room daily, using all of the machines and once again, leaving their trash everywhere. In the mornings, they put their hands in the food, refusing to use the provided utensils. Not to mention, they seemed to think all of the food was intended for them. On more than one occasion, we were unable to eat because everything was gone. I actually witnessed one man taking all of the bread provided for toast. The hotel staff was aware of these issues. One staff member told us this happened every year and to try to be patient, they would leave soon. Unfortunately, they were there our entire stay, which we cut short. So, considering this is a yearly occurance, why wasn't the hotel prepared to deal with this so other guests would not have to be
inconvenienced? If we ever return to Irvine in July, we will stay elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy an array of comforts and conveniences when reserving accommodations at Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum. With a prime location near Lake Forest, our hotel is near many of the city's most popular attractions. Take a tour of the University of California Irvine campus, experience outdoor fun at Orange County Great Park and shop until you drop at exciting stores at Irvine Spectrum. After a full day of excitement or work, retreat to our spacious suites featuring separate sleeping and living areas in addition to fully equipped kitchens. When you need to be productive or connect to social media, take advantage of our free property-wide high-speed Wi-Fi. Begin every morning with our free hot, savory breakfast buffet before heading out on an adventure. During downtime, maintain your exercise routine in our fitness center and enjoy a swim in our sparkling outdoor pool. Whatever your reason for staying with us, you'll enjoy the home-like comforts at Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum Hotel Irvine
- Irvine Residence Inn
- Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum CA - Orange County