Booked this hotel last minute as we were seeing a concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater nearby. Hotel is in a decent area, easy on and off access to Fwy. Staff at front desk were extremely friendly both during check-in and check-out. The room was comfortable, not overly spacious, but they've remodeled them to be nice, with crown mouldings, etc. A separate living room area with TV with a couch and chair, and then we had two queens in bedroom area. Bathroom is very small with a shower and toilet only. There is then a bowl sink that sits on dresser in front of the beds. This is an awkward set up, but one that was "ok" for a one night stay.
There was a group of teens/young adults loitering by the elevators when we arrived back to the hotel after the concert. Later, as I was laying in bed, I could hear loud talking and horsing around, then about 30 minutes later a major altercation between what sounded like a male and a female started with screaming and yelling, cursing and horrible name calling. I am unsure if it was the same group of young people, but I was just getting ready to call the front desk when it stopped. It scared me enough that I got up and checked the locks on our room door to make sure ours was locked, as I was traveling without my husband this time and just my two daughters. Otherwise, the beds were comfortable, bedding decent and it was an overall comfortable stay for an inexpensive last minute hotel booking.
Breakfast looked unappealing and we did not stay for the food, but we rarely do these days. Coffee was also disappointing. Within a few exits of South Coast Plaza for some upscale shopping and one exit away from the Irvine Spectrum for additional shopping.
If you're looking for a no frills, clean and inexpensive place to stay, this will work fine.
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- Centrally located in the heart of Orange County, the perfect hotel in Lake Forest awaits your arrival! Set among the palms of sunny Southern California, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel is perfect for the leisure and business traveler. Service, amenities and locations make this the perfect hotel choice in Irvine. Hotel guests will be centrally located to many of Orange County's most popular attractions including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and the Orange County Great Park. Shopping, eateries and entertainment at South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center are within minutes of the hotel. Other guest favorites include the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Saddleback Ministries, University of California Irvine, Chapman University. Our corporate guests appreciate being close to more than 100 corporate offices, John Wayne Airport (SNA) and the Irvine Spectrum. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel offer spacious, well-appointed guest suites. Each of our guests rooms are designed with your comfort in mind: microwave, refrigerator, complimentary high speed Internet access. Our amenities include all the comforts of home: complimentary hot breakfast; fitness center, guest laundry, outdoor pool and spa...Just to name a few! Corporate Travelers appreciate the onsite business services such as our fully equipped business center as well as meeting facilities. And of course, where would you be without your furry best friend? Pets are always welcome! Whether business or leisure travel, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel is a perfect choice for your next trip! ... more less
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