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Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, GA
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Awesome stay in Irvine!”
Reviewed 30 November 2011

Wonderful Marriott hotel. I am a Marriott Gold member, so I have stayed at many Marriott hotels in a variety of locations and all of their brands and this Residence Inn location is among the best. I actually have no negative comments. On the second night I noticed a noise that sounded like the base of music, but realized it was from the elevators, so on my third evening after returning from business functions, I asked to be moved to a different room. I was disappointed to hear they had no additional rooms available, but soon received a call from the excited assistant general manager, Noel to tell me she found a room someone had checked out of and talked the housekeeping manager into having someone clean, even though the cleaning staff had already gone home for the day. What great service! Breakfast was included with the rate, which was beyond your typical continental...waffles, burritos, eggs, hashbrowns, etc....hospitality was every night from 5:00 - 7:00 which included wine, Budweiser beer on tap and dinner! All at no additional charge. The rooms and other areas of the hotel were always immaculate as were the exercise room, pool and hot tub. One thing that can be very lacking in a hotel experience is WIFI, but not here! Excellent WIFI through out the hotel, including in your room. Being a frequent business traveler this is a huge plus.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

As a Marriott Gold member, I stay at a lot of Residence Inns, but this has to be one of the best of the bunch. The rooms are spacious, clean, modern and the complimentary breakfast way above average for this chain. I had an incident with a backed-up toilet and they took care of it right away. It is located away from the airport but close enough. There is a Ralph's grocery store within a block, a great restaurant (Andrei's) nearby and a Souplantation next door. There is ample free parking and did I mention the great customer service? I really enjoyed my stay here and recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2011

Stayed here recently for a friend's wedding over the weekend and had a great experience. Booked with a reduced wedding rate for $99/night, and I'd definitely stay here again.
Stayed in room 517 although I saw a bunch of other rooms on the 5th floor, which were all pretty equal.

PROS:
- Spacious suites
- TVs in bedroom and living room
- Kitchenette is well-equipped for a short-stay traveler. Was really convenient to have extra glasses & dish towels! They even give you a package of microwave popcorn in case you get the munchies!
- Breakfast was great - good variety (sausage, potatoes, french toast, eggs with various toppings - scallions, salsa, cheese, sour cream, cereal, oatmeal, yogurt).
- Firepit and great outdoor lounge area. There's a huge grill that guests are free to use.
- Nice pool (although smallish) and hot tub in the back
- Boudin SF is nearby and very convenient for a "to go" lunch (salads, sandwiches, soups)
- Great location, close to 405
- Free wi-fi (good speed), free parking
- Friendly, helpful staff (Adam was great!)
- Was able to swing a 1:30pm late check-out since my room wasn't booked afterwards
- Quiet rooms
- Computers in lobby with free printer (great for printing your boarding pass!)

CONS:
- Wished they had a bar, although there's a very convenient little mini-market in the lobby where my husband was able to grab a late-night beer.
- No restaurant, although there are 2 food options right next door (Boudin SF and Souplantation)
- Bathrooms not luxurious but certainly very clean & comfortable

Room Tip: 5th floor rooms are great
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

We stayed in a 2-bedroom suite for a little over 4 weeks. Really great rooms and staff. Highly recommend it for those families seeking resonable priced getaway rooms.

1. Room: modern decor and very clean. Spacious with a full kitchen and 2 full bathrooms.

2. Kitchen: We love the full kitchen which allowed us to cook and eat tak out whenever we want.

3. Breakfast: Good breakfast with variety of food. Kitchen staffs do not speak very well English but were very accomodating and responsive when asked to bring ceryain items out.

4. Afternoon snack: Wonderful! Great way to have a snack for us and kids. Sometimes we even ate too much that we skip a meal. For those parents who like to eat late, it is great that you can feed the kids at 5pm and go out later for a real descent meal!

5. Location: restaurants and shops near by. 1 min drive to 405 highway! Close to everywhere.

6. Staff: Very friendly! Responsive but not all of them. There was a gentleman got tired of guests at one point because there were too many soccer families staying over th eweekend and he was a little tiring when we went over and asked to have key card replaced when there di dnot work. However, there was a promotion going on and despite of us staying for 4 weeks and longer, they did not want to give the NNickledeon promotion goodies to the kids. We were a bit disappointed because many people who stayed for short-terms got them. (However the New Port Residence Inn gave one package to the kids when we inquired. But not this one.)

7. Pool: Small but clean.

8. Outdoor patio: which is also used a afternoon snack and breakfast area. Very chic an dnicely layed out.

9. Sports: there is a small basket ball court for kids to play ball. The ping-pong table was broken during our stay. It would have been nice if they just move the broken fixture away to avoid injuries.

Enjoy ...it is a nice family hotel and we had a resonable price of $189/ night for 12 nights + promotion rate.

Room Tip: Front rooms are very sunny in afternoon. Rooms facing back of the hotel has a view to the court ya...
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Minneapolis, MN
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2011

A fine choice for those who like a suite-type hotel with a kitchenette. Good sized room with a couch, easy chair, and a desk. I had a very comfortable bed. It included wi-fi internet access at no addtional charge. The front desk staff was superb. Breakfast and afternoon appetizers were also provided. I would definitely stay here again1

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Denver, Colorado
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403 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I stayed at this hotel for business simply because I needed a kitchen. The staff was extremely helpful; the room was clean; the beds firm and comfortable. Fitness Center is small, but has exactly what you need for a quick work out on the road. Full breakfast was wonderful - healthy choices, too. That helps. I only grabbed a glass of wine during the manager's hour in the evening, but the food looked great and there were several people enjoying it through the night. I would definitely stay here again.

My only complaint is that for work at the moment, I travel very heavy for various events. I have a lot of luggage and purchase a lot of groceries and wares while in town. Lugging these up to the room with a cart by myself is tedious and tiresome - bell staff would be helpful but it doesn't seem as Residence Inn's have them. On the plus side, I suppose it's good exercise, though!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Woodbridge, VA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

Those of you who have read my other residence inn reviews will know i am high on this Marriott chain.

They provide consistent quality, a high level of customer service for a motel type inn, and an excellent all around value for the dollar. Often you can find some excellent rates on these properties though for Marriott rewards members, the lower points levels are one big downside.

This residence inn resides in an excellent location. The rooms are typical of a residence inn with a suite style (like a small apartment). Room was clean, comfortable, though the bed was one of the poorer beds I've had at a residence. It had a dent in it which made sleeping not great like the title of this review states however, I moved TO this hotel from the horrible (see my review) Fullerton Marriott which made this place seem like the ritz!

Other than the bed, my only other issue was that this residence inn does a very brisk business. There were a ton of families with small kids which is nice when not travelling on business but as a business traveler, makes getting in and out of the reasonable, typical, free breakfast a bit more difficult.

This hotel is located near a lot of attractions (thus the kids) such as Disneyland, knots, great park, etc and far enough away from downtown la to feel comfortable in a nice suburb. Tons of good restaurant choices in the area as well. Front desk provides a decent recommendation sheet but you can do better with trip advisor!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Address: 2855 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-5901
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Irvine
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Irvine
#7 Business Hotel in Irvine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County 3*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience all the comforts of home when you stay at the Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport-Orange County Hotel. Enjoy a prime location only 3 miles from John Wayne Airport and 9 miles from Newport Beach. This all-suite hotel in Orange County, California is also less than 10 minutes from South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, and the Irvine Spectrum. Guests at the Residence Inn Irvine Hotel are welcomed with thoughtful amenities including complimentary daily breakfast buffet, an on-site fitness center and complimentary WiFi. Join us at The Residence Inn Mix™, a fun and relaxing way to unwind, socialize and connect. Three nights a week our hotel features a different opportunity to socialize in our lobby or outdoor space. Inside our spacious, newly-renovated suites we provide you with all the conveniences of home. Curl up in our new king beds or make yourself a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Separate living and sleeping areas give you plenty of room to entertain guests and pets are always welcome. ... more   less 
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