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Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Just a quick stay 12hrs. Called for directions front desk very helpful and remembered my name at check In.
Ordered room service and it was delivered promt and hot. Will definitely stay again when in the area.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Nice hotel for business travel. Ok sized room with modern furnishings, big tv, microwave and fridge. A little bit of noise in the room, which i think was from the air con or something else next door. Room had a nice hot power shower and comfy bed, unnecessarily huge tv too. and the 3rd floor has a gym, which is useful. Swimming pool is too small for exercise use, I'm sure it's good for kids though. Free wifi in rooms and lobby was easy to use and no connection issues. The breakfast buffet is $13 and has a wide variety of hot and cold food, and the fruit is very fresh. Friendly staff in the restaurant too.

The look and feel of the place is much more business than holiday, in Irvine and Lake forest. Close to Laguna and Newport Beaches, and Dana Point too.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Pros: This is a new hotel and shows. Everything is very clean. No smell. Staff are helpful. Pool is clean and quite empty. Kids enjoyed the pool in the morning, felt like private pool. There is a McDonald just at 2 minutes walk. Parking is free, wifi is free. 45 minutes to Legoland.

Cons: It is almost 1 hour from LAX airport and an hour from Universal studios. Pool is outside. Dinner closes at 9 pm and so does room service, so if you are coming back late, need to bring food. Wifi is veryyyyyy slow.

Overall: It is an expensive hotel for its class, but worth it if you are looking for quite family place to stay and prefer cleaner hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I was very happy with my stay here. It's proximity to the Irvine spectrum made it ideal. The pool is a little on the small side, but it was more than enough for my kids. Some people have complained about freeway noise in the rooms. Well. . . our faced the freeway and if you pulled the blinds closed, you would have no idea that the freeway was right there. It was a nice stay.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum exceeded my expecations. It has been awhile since I have stayed at a Holiday Inn and was not sure what to expect. The rooms and bathrooms are spotless and with modern decor. The internet connection was easy to use and I had no issues.
The onsite restaurant and bar downstairs were great- there is a wine and cheese hour that is a nice touch and the food was good. My favorite part about this hotel was the breakfast buffet which far surpasses any I have seen in recent hotel stays. It is not complimentray but well worth the money. Everything was fresh, the selection was impressive, and the service outstanding. It was definitely the way to wake up in the morning.
This Holiday Inn is also centrally located with the entrance to the 5 a block away and the Irvine Spectrum Mall a couple of exits away. I would definitely stay here again and reccomend it to others.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a great Holiday Inn! It is located in a quiet area but has easy access to Irvine, the Verizon Amphitheater, restaurants, shopping, etc. All of the employees were attentive and accommodating. Rooms are decorated nicely, up-to-date, and clean. Parking is easy and free, as is the WiFi access. However, what really made this place stand out was the food! We went to the restaurant for happy hour and appetizers... Everything we had was delicious! We went to brunch the next day which was also great. I only wish the restaurant had longer hours!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I've traveled to Irvine a few times this month for business and each time I stayed at the Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum. They have a nice shuttle that transported our party to and from the airport, our business office, and anywhere else needed. Very nice service. The hotel staff is always pleasant, informative and accommodating. They always go above and beyond...and with a smile. The restaurant and bar is wonderful. The dinner menu are full of options and delicious! Breakfast was the same. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. I just can't say enough good things about this hotel. I've stayed there for several days for each of my visits and they have been wonderful every time. The rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. I am looking forward to my next business trip to Irvine so that I will have the pleasure of staying here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Luluyjuan
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Address: 23131 Lake Center Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2838
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Lake Forest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lake Forest
#6 Business Hotel in Lake Forest
#7 Family Hotel in Lake Forest
Price Range: $103 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum 3*
Number of rooms: 148
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