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“Clean and Comfortable Rooms. Great Breakfast. Friendly Staff!”

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Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have been staying at this hotel every time I'm in Orange County. It is wonderful! The hotel is conveniently located near the airport and 55 freeway. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and always clean. There is a nice gym with good equipment enabling a solid workout that can be followed with a swim and whirlpool soak in the outdoor pool.

I really like their breakfast! The buffet is great! REAL eggs (not powdered ones), REAL bacon (not microwave turkey strips), and a great selection of other items like French toast, oatmeal, fresh fruit (not frozen), juice, milk, cereals, etc - and if that is not enough, you can order from the menu!

The staff is wonderful - friendly, courteous, attentive, and responsive. - this included the desk personnel, the restaurant folks, the cleaning staff, and the on-site maintenance - all professional and exceptionally friendly! I have stayed so often with these folks, that many know me.

Bottom line - if you are looking for a place to stay while in Santa Ana or the central Orange County area, you will not find a hotel that makes you feel as welcomed and comfortable as this one - consider it a home away from home - I certainly do.

Room Tip: Nice to see a small fridge and microwave in the room.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Frank A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Dear S_k782,

Your wonderful comments means so much to us. Thank you for giving us an awesome review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. See you soon.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Great property to stay at when you visit Santa Ana, Orange County either for Business or Pleasure. Very courteous staff and polite to all guests irrespective of whether they are regulars or not. The staff is excellent and long serving who know their guests very well. Special mention of Front Desk folks like Carol, Ashley, Frank, Jessie and all those whom I may have missed out inadvertently. Also the associates at the Bar and Dining area Gabriel, Jose, Ruben. Have used shuttle service quite often and Mr Bruce/Khalid go the extra mile to make their guests comfortable. Stay here and enjoy So Cal at its best!

Room Tip: Stay on the Odd Number rooms as they do not have the disturbance from the traffic on Hwy 55
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Frank A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Dear Sandeep0811,

I'm happy you enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport.. Thank you for your feedback and positive comments, as they help us to become an even better property! We hope your travels bring you back to our area and to see us again soon!

Sincerely,

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stay at this hotel on and off over several years span, when I am on business trip in the area and my primary hotel is sold out. This is an average hum-so Holiday Inn that has gone through "selective" renovation. By selective, I mean a new TV, new fixture and a few things here and there and not a total renovation. No matter what, it's a very dated hotel but the Holiday Inn neon sign is new :)

The good:
+ Internet is reliable, well less than 1MBps but usable.
+ Starbuck coffee in the room - this is rare and unique to this hotel - I haven't seen it at other Holiday Inns.
+ Staff is friendly and they provide goodie bag to Platinum members.

The bad:
- breakfast buffet is bad as it gets - eggs are always overcooked and dry (I have not had one breakfast there in which the eggs are done right). Bacon and sausage are always swimming in a puddle of grease. Muffins are dry and small. No orange juice and only juice that looks like it come from concentrate added with water. Quite frankly, Holiday Inn Express standard breakfast was more edible than the paid breakfast here...
- fitness room has no weight equipment of any kind - basically just a couple of treadmills.
- bathrooms can have mold or smell unclean - depend on the room you get.
- window mounted AC can be very loud if you get a room with an older AC. In super hot days or super cold days, you should consider bring earplugs, if you want to keep the AC running overnight.
- in-room irons are like the $9.99 throw-away model from Walmart, no steam and leaks all over the places and stained a few of my dress shirts.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Frank A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear knowmyhotel,

Thank you very much for your comments. We highly appreciate your suggestions and take such matters seriously. Management will be having a meeting and your comments would definitely be discussed. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any other suggestions. (714-4816300)

Sincerely,

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed here for 2 weeks for work, and it was really nice. It was close to John Wayne airport and to shopping and work. During the week take side roads and bypass the freeways. The rooms are very clean and the staff was very, very helpful with directions and things to do, not in downtown LA.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank bristolsoxfan
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Frank A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Dear Bristolsoxfan,
I am elated that your two weeks stay with us was great. Our rooms are always immaculate and the staff always helpful. In your next visit please try our restaurant, we have an in house chef who makes excellent cuisine. Also try our inexpensive bar which offers different kinds of wine. Please feel free to give me a call at 714-481-6300 for your next reservation.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I went twice for 2 weeks in that hotel on business trip. First time I had the room 285, which is in a corner next to the highway. It was a smocking room barely converted to non smocking, i.e. very stinky... Second time I had a more acceptable room. This hotel is very old and the sinks stinks as hell. The room were both time OK, beds are good. WiFi works better in the center of the hotel but always very slow anyway. The food is disgusting, try to avoid their restaurant. The bar is nice but too expensive. Swimming pool area is not very clean.
I would not recommend to go there.

Room Tip: Try to have a room in the center of the hotel, avoid 285!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Frank A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Dear Mary and Michel,
We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent hotel stay. We appreciate your candid feedback and will share your comments with our staff as we always aim to improve our guest satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to do a review of our hotel.

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This hotel is a very modern and clean building, and that describes it all the way. The room was spacious and had all the facilities, and helpful staff. The pool and hot tub was very nice for a late night dip... I had a very pleasant time here.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Blue B
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Frank A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Dear Blue B,
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found our Hotel "Satisfying", Thank you for choosing our hotel. We look forward to your next stay with us.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

This holiday inn has all the elements of a boutique hotel, Rooms are large, modern understated decor and luxury linens. None of the old blue floral bedspreads you find in all of the other holiday inns. Beautiful breakfast area and attentative staff who were obviously happy with their jobs. Reliable airport transfers 24 hours a day. Very clean.

Room Tip: We had a large room on the main floor...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Frank A, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Dear dl2002,
We are so glad that you found our hotel beautiful. Thank you so much for giving us a perfect review. We will be anxiously waiting to serve you again. Have a pleasant day.
Sincerely,

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport

Address: 2726 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705-5404
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Santa Ana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Santa Ana
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Ana
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Ana
Price Range: $105 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 176
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the heart of Orange County, the Holiday Inn Santa Ana-Orange County Airport is the perfect location for both business and leisure travelers offering 176 well appointed guestrooms. We are located just minutes away from many corporate headquarters in the cities of Santa Ana, Irvine and Costa Mesa. In addition, we are a short drive to Southern California's most popular attractions such as the Disneyland parks, Newport Beach, Honda Center, Angels Stadium, Segerstrom Hall and world renowned shopping at South Coast Plaza. Enjoy a meal or a nightcap at our full service Panini Restaurant & Lounge serving contemporary American cuisine daily. For a refreshing break, try our sparkling outdoor pool and spa. Or for an invigorating workout, try our fully equipped fitness center. For our hotel guests we offer complimentary airport shuttle transportation to John Wayne Airport. Our top ranked guest service and accommodations are just a sample of what awaits you. ... more   less 
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