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La Quinta Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Irvine
Reviewed June 5, 2012

This was an unexpected gem of a hotel. Who knew we would find something so neat in Irvine! We were looking for a decent but cheap place for the night to stay after going to a concert. The rate was extremely affordable, and half of the rooms are in an old converted granary building. It's in the middle of a little complex of historic buildings called "Old Town Irvine." It appears to be the only place in Irvine that hasn't been razed for commercial buildings or housing subdivisions. The rooms in the granary are built in what would have once been grain silos, so they're hexagon-shaped with concrete walls. Room was neat, finishes felt pretty new. The public areas looked a little worn, but nothing extreme. The staff is very casual and informal--to be expected at a La Quinta. Also, within the little complex is a hamburger joint, a Denny's, a post office, and a gas station among other things.

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Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Great centrally located hotel with friendly staff and an excellent continental breakfast. Great value for your hotel dollars. I've stayed at this hotel a few times in the past and my experience has been consistently good, no complaints. Restaurants on property and fast food within walking distance.

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

the beds were the best, jacuzzi, wonderful staff, beautiful look, homie but vintage rooms, only 61 dollars wonderful deal. would go back if in town in a heart beat!!!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Both buildings at this hotel are VERY close to the Amtrak train tracks. Weekends aren't so bad, but weekday/night commuting trains are frequent and loud. You would have to be nearly comatose to sleep through the blasting train horns when they pass.

Adequate room, although we reported an inoperative telephone immediately after check-in and it was still inop after 3 nights at this hotel. Isn't that a potential safety/liability hazard?

The Guest services Directory does not inform you of the ice and vending machine locations--nor does the facility map handed to you at check-in (a ridiculous omission!).

The Guest Directory lists a number of restaurants in the area, including Denny's immediately next door. Yet it omits Knowlwood's, an excellent casual restaurant (open for Brkfst, Lunch and Dinner) located not more than ten feet from (literally ten feet from) Denny's. La Quinta, Knowlwood's and Denny's all share the same parking lot, so it's absurd to omit it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 14972 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618-2100
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Irvine
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Irvine
Price Range: $88 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum 2.5*
Number of rooms: 148
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