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“Good hotel for the price!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County - Santa Ana

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County - Santa Ana
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Santa Ana
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“Good hotel for the price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

I stayed here in February 2012 for a pre-cruise stay and had a king suite. Price was pretty good too. It had a separate living area separated from the bedroom by a little wall. Free in-room internet, flat screen tv, comfortable bed and good shower/bathroom. It also came with breakfast including the basics of cereal, pastries, coffee & juice etc but it also had someone cooking waffles for you and it also had hot premade scrambled eggs, sausage & bacon. Not the best tasting hot food but the waffles were actually very good.

I liked it so much I'm staying there again in 2 weeks for another pre-cruise stay. It is about a 30 minute drive to the cruise terminals.

Convenient location right off the freeway and by the John Wayne airport. A mall & lots of restaurants a short distance away. We ate at Chili's which was about a 5 minute drive from the hotel.

The only negatives I saw was that the tv was more at the living room and not as easy to see & hear from the bed. I like to lay in bed & watch tv until I'm ready to sleep. Also we heard planes fly overhead because it is very close to the John Wayne airport....but that can be a plus for those flying in. It wasn't real loud but noticable. It didn't bother my sleep at all though.

We also checked out a handicapped king suite and it was fantastic for wheelchair accessibility. Roll in shower with a sitting bench too. Very spacious.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Nothing fancy, but we weren't expecting that. Older facility, with outside entrances to rooms. Very clean, room with King bed and refrigerator and microwave was just what we needed. Bathroom was a little too small, and we could hear the other rooms, when they started the shower or bath water. Very nice hot breakfast, with bacon/sausage, eggs, waffles made by the breakfast attendant, cereal, toast etc. Check in and out was very easy, and everyone at the front desk was very nice and helpful. Could hear the planes coming into John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, but it really didn't bother us too much.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Good hotel for the price. We would stay here again. Here are the details I would have liked to have known in advance....
We stayed with family of 4. Booked a king suite with sofa sleeper..... Had to switch rooms....please note sofa sleeper is a twin size pull out. Not large enough for two kids. Updated room with flat panel Tv. Nice decor.
Breakfast included scrambled eggs, sausage patties, waffles, cereal, granola, yogurt, fresh apples and bananas, juice, coffee, tea, milk. You can eat outside or in your room.
Room had small refrigerator, wet bar and small microwave. Super Target and Wholefoods a few minutes away at "the district" on the other side of 55. This is the direction you want to head for shopping and restaurants. Google "the district at Tustin" for a directory of shops.
Don't go in the other direction towards Main....not the best neighborhood, lots of aggressive pan handlers... Even at CVS...could be fine but when you don't know the area I just did not feel safe out by myself.
Free shuttle to/from airport and also free shuttle within 5 mile radius with limited hours. You can walk to gas station and Jack in the box but that's about it.
Front desk staff was very friendly. Maid service was good. Rooms were clean although the sofas are poorly made with ripped stitching.they need to changed out with something more durable for high use.
Pool area was nice. Free wifi in room worked well.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

I've been working in the area and have now stayed at all of the more "budget" hotels on Hotel Terrace in Santa Ana.

The La Quinta is priced similarly to the nearby Comfort Inn, Quality Suites, and Best Western Plus. Compared to those other three, I'd place this hotel as tied for #2 with the Quality Suites. The Comfort Inn is #4, and I'd place the Best Western Plus at #1.

The La Quinta is a nice and reasonably well-maintained hotel. The mustard color is a bit ugly but not too bad. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The central courtyard has a nice pool and spa but is pretty close to the rooms, so not much privacy. The outside areas are reasonably clean, but not as spotless as the BW Plus across the street. The walkways are just a big stained and things are just a bit less than spotless. Also, being a non- smoke free property, there always seemed to be somebody smoking in the courtyard area, where the smoke wafted around the area and made it a bit less than enjoyable for us nonsmokers.

Where the hotel was really nice was the room. Large and clean, there was a separate living room area partitioned away from the bed. A nice sink, microwave, and refrigerator was included. The new flat-screen TV was all HD channels and very nice. The bathroom had the dim lights so typical of many hotels these days. The bed was very comfortable, although the blanket was a bit thin and the pillows were all non-feather and bit too fat for my liking. It's nice when there are a variety of pillow thicknesses in hotels; when they are all fat I find it harder to sleep.

High speed internet was wireless and free. The speeds were a bit slow, peaking about 800kb/s, but I never had a dropped connection or any other problems.

The breakfast was pretty typical, and I agree that the Latino lady running the breakfast was just as nice as could be running the breakfast area. She obviously takes her job seriously and is very friendly and gracious to the guests.

For the price, this hotel is a very good value. I do think the BW plus is a bit better, but this hotel is fine. If you are a smoker or have a pet, this is obviously the choice for you.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County - Santa Ana
Address: 2721 Hotel Ter, Santa Ana, CA 92705-5603
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Santa Ana
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County - Santa Ana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 183
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