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Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I visited the Irvine Residence Inn again, my last visit being a couple of years ago, and it remains one of my favorite places to stay: still quiet, clean, comfortable, roomier than some Residence Inns, still a first-rate staff at the desk to help out. Updates since the last time: they say they're on the verge of major renovations to the rooms, which is why the desk chair I had looked so worn out with the leather worn down to the upholstery. I stayed in a studio rather than a one-bedroom suite and found that it was perfectly fine, in some ways more accommodating than the one-bedroom because the rooms are all basically the same size and configuration but the one-bedroom has space eaten up with the extra wall and the extra TV in the bedroom (which I never watch). My only gripe is that with the wi-fi, you have to sign in every time you connect, which gets to be a pain. Other hotels I've stayed at have you sign in once every 24 hours, or something like that. But that's a minor inconvenience, I'm still fond of the place and I will without question stay there again on my next stay in Irvine.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Jason C, Manager at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

JFawl,

Thank you so much for being so loyal to not only Marriott but to the Residence Inn Irvine Airport. We are on the verge of a renovation, which will include the desk chairs and kitchen table chairs. We are also working with our internet service providers and our partners that manage the Wi-Fi system to help resolve the log in issue. I assure you both issues will be resolve shortly.

Thank you once again and we hope to see you again when you are in the Orange County area.

Sincerely,

Jason R. Cure

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

I stayed at this location for three nights in January. The room was the standard Residence Inn studio which offered a lot of space. The only odd thing about the room was the bathroom door opened out instead of in, rather uncommonly. This made the morning routine a little bit of a dance going in and out of the bathroom and using the closet, which the bathroom door blocked when open.

The amenities were generally good. The wifi did require you to re-login, seemingly randomly, but stayed connected if it was in use, for example with Netflix. It did require about 30 seconds to buffer video streams. The breakfast was large and very good for a buffet. Like all RI's, they haven't solved the crowding/bottleneck at the warmers, but this is as much the fault of guests standing in place, or cutting the line. This location had the Manager's Social on three nights, two of which I saw. The first night was just appetizers (warmed up crab puffs), but the second night was a full taco/nacho/fajita meal. Each of these nights had beer and wine without much supervision, if that's your thing.

The immediate area doesn't offer too much, and you really need a car. There are two restaurants in the same parking lot, but a short drive will get you to a couple strip malls or The District which has chain stores, an AMC theater, and lots of chain restaurants. The area does lend itself to running on the streets and there are dedicated bike/foot paths along a nearby, mostly empty, aqueduct.

I would consider staying at this location again if I needed to return to Irvine.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Jason C, Manager at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Nickleec,

Thank you very much for the detailed response. I do agree the bathroom situation is a bit of a challenge. This is something we will look into addressing with our renovation coming soon.

Thank you once again and we hope to see you again when you are in the Orange County area.

Sincerely,

Jason R. Cure

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

A very friendly hotel about 2 miles from John Wayne Airport, the rooms were spacious and clean, with free internet and a nice free breakfast. There were plenty of restaurants within a short drive down Jamboree Road, and a few smaller places within walking distance from the hotel. A good place to stay and not right on top of the airport.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Jason C, Manager at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

BenjaB,

Thank you very much for the kind words regarding our hotel. We hope to see you again when you are in the Orange County area.

Sincerely,

Jason R. Cure
Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We took my mother-n-law to visit her new greatgrandson. The suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms was very functional. We had a full kitchen with a full sized fridge. The breakfasts were too crowded and noisy. adults and children shouting and coughing. Across the parking lot were soup plantation and a great bakery with a full menu.
The cost of the two bedroom was better than two studios and more convenient.
highly recommend it.

Room Tip: two bedrooms are on the corners.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Jason C, Manager at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

AZDrunner,

First and foremost, congratulations on the new addition to the family. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The two-bedroom suites are great. We are looking at making changes on the current layout to our breakfast buffet that may help minimize the impact so that it isn’t so noisy.

Thank you very much for staying with us and we hope to see you again when you are in the Orange County area.

Sincerely,

Jason R. Cure
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Marriott's are all mostly cookie cutter hotels that are meant to offer a cookie cutter experiences and this one is no different. The location is close to the John Wayne Airport, between the 405 and 5 so it has great access. We had the 2 bedroom suite which was very nicely laid out. Staff was very friendly and helpful. It was too cold for the pool but the patio looked like it would be very nice to sit around in warmer weather. Really no complaints and I'd happily return

Room Tip: The back of the hotel will be quieter as it's away from the airport
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Jason C, Manager at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

kcpeppe,

Thank you very much for the kind words. We take great pride in the level of service we provide and in our hotel.

Thank you very much for staying with us and we hope to see you again when you are in the Orange County area.

Sincerely,

Jason R. Cure
Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We stayed for a business activity. We used the fitness room, the kitchen, had their breakfast which included Oatmeal and fruit- we are vegans. They also had eggs, bacon etc. The coffee was quite good. We had the light dinner one night and went to the soup plantation which is right across the parking lot from the Hotel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Lots of room. Two desks set up for computer use. Fairly good wifi.

Room Tip: we got a king sized bed with a nice view of the courtyard.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Jason C, Manager at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

HalPhillips,

We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Just as a future tip, we also are in the process of completely updating our Fitness Center. The next time you visit please let us know what you think.

Thank you very much for staying with us and we hope to see you again when you are in the Orange County area.

Sincerely,

Jason R. Cure
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

I was very impressed with this hotel. I am a frequent visitor to Irvine and have visited most of the hotels in this general area. This will probably be my new favorite. The location is very convenient to the business areas and the airport. It is a short drive to the beaches. There are many restaurants around as well. The staff was truly excellent. Extremely courteous and pleasant. They are true professionals. The room was large and very nice. It was so comfortable. I look forward to many visits in the future to this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Jason C, Manager at Residence Inn Irvine John Wayne Airport/Orange County, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Dan S.,

Your comments bring a smile to my face. Thank you very much. I am glad to hear we made a fan out of you.

Thank you very much for staying with us and we hope to see you again when you are in the Orange County area.

Sincerely,

Jason R. Cure
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Additional Information about 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Irvine
#7 Business Hotel in Irvine
Price Range: £87 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Enjoy a prime location only 3 miles from John Wayne Airport and 9 miles from Newport Beach. This all-suite hotel in Orange County 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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