Stayed here for a prolonged period (3 1/2 weeks) in May and June 2011 while vacationing and checking out the local resorts by the beach (5 miles away) scene. From Day One through the end of my stay-- I felt the hotel staff made me welcome, were friendly and professional, and knew how to keep you comfortable. "Jim" at the front desk was especially great - by the second day he knew me on sight - and greeted me by name. I haven't had that even at the Hilton! Thanks Jim!
My room was a King Non-Smoking - Executive Suite (King Bed, work area and table, mini-fridge, microwave, wide screen tv, sofa and office style chair. -- Very Clean- modern, well lit, sliding glass & screen door to the balcony patio -was very welcome for fresh air. The bed was comfortable, good pillows, heavy-weight blankets, fresh clean sheets and towels, and the bathroom was also very modern and clean. The heater worked fine, as did the air conditioner. The TV has a twin movie channel (ENCORE)which plays two different movies each day, CNN news and local news channels, and the usual fare of California TV channels. Free WiFi attracted me and worked flawlessly even late at night, and the Hot Breakfast was great - eggs, make yourself waffles, pastry, orange or apple juice, yogurt, - all fine. (The coffee- for me- wasn't strong enough - but ok). OVERALL I'd rate this Motel/Hotel FIVE STARS. Definitely worth your time!
Note: There's an average Chinese restaurant in the hotel - with "average" food. Ok if you are too tired to go out--but when I travel--I'm a bit of a gourmand and prefer much better dining - which in the Irvine Marketplace - just to the north off I-5 - is fantastically better.
About a mile East on Rockfield Blvd -there's dozens of very decent restaurants also- and a very large plaza along El Toro Road for other kinds of shopping. Ask"Jim" at the Hotel Desk where "anything" is - and he'll give you written instructions on getting there!
Other local motel/hotels in the area charge even twice as much - but I've found that the Quality Inn & Suites in Lake Forest can easily stand up to any of them for comfort, beat all of them in price, and match any in professionalism. I WILL be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Inn & Suites hotel located in Central Orange County provides inviting accommodations close to many leisure and business points of interest. Saddleback Church, Irvine Spectrum Center, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Laguna Beach, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine are just minutes away from this Lake Forest, CA hotel. All spacious guest rooms offers balconies, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, large working desks, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television with free Movie Channels, ESPN and CNN. Select rooms include in-room hot tubs. We are 100% NON SMOKING Hotel. Connecting rooms can be requested per availability. Ask about our pet-friendly rooms (fees apply). This Lake Forest, CA hotel provides features like: Free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, fresh fruit and make-your-own pancakes; Free wireless high-speed Internet access; On-site authentic Chinese restaurant; Outdoor pool and fitness center Business and leisure travelers visiting this California hotel will welcome additional conveniences, such as an on-site guest laundry, business computer center and access to copy and fax services. The hotel offers two meeting rooms for meetings and social events that can accommodate up to 100 people. The area includes a multitude of fun and exciting outdoor activities including championship golf courses, tennis courts, and attractions. Shopping, eateries and entertainment venues at Laguna Hills Mall, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and Orange County Great Park are all within 15 minutes of the hotel. The John Wayne Airport is just 12 minutes away. Anaheim resort attractions such as Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure are within 20 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum Hotel Lake Forest
- Quality Inn And Suites Irvine Spectrum
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