I was in Irvine for over a month on business and stayed at this property. It was ideal. The room has plenty of space to get comfortable and make it your home away from home. The pricing was quite reasonable. I stayed in a 1 bedroom suite and loved the extra elbow room. You have a full sized fridge with an ice maker (so you don't have to go down the hall for ice), a microwave and two burner stove (no oven though). It comes equipped with enough cooking utensils to get by relatively comfortably. You can check out a toaster oven for a day for free or borrow BBQ tools to use on the outdoor gas BBQ for a nice steak dinner. They have a decent exercise room, videos & DVDs to borrow for free, free laundry facilities and a mini-grocery "store" onsite.
Since it is an extended stay hotel they only have weekly maid service and they don't have someone at the front desk 24 hours a day - however, if you have a problem there is someone you can contact (I never needed to).
The front desk staff was very helpful when I was trying to find places in the area. They happily did searches online and printed directions. They also gave me some great recommendations for restaurants.
If I need to go back to Irvine for work I would definitely plan to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and experience our new Comforts of Home Bedding Collection. The Candlewood Suites-Irvine East Hotel is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. Each spacious suite has a fully equipped kitchen complete with a full-size refrigerator/ice maker, microwave, range, and dishwasher. Traveling on business? Bring your laptop and work efficiently at your executive desk. Communication is no problem with voicemail, free local calls, free high speed Internet access and two separate phone lines. Borrow your favorite movie or music from the hotel library and enjoy in your room from the comfort of your recliner. Hungry? Visit the Candlewood Cupboard, our on-site convenience store, and charge it to your room. Work off some stress in our 24-hour Fitness Center. Staying a long time? Take advantage of our on-site complimentary laundry facility. We re a pet friendly hotel too (fees apply). The Candlewood Suites is conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum and Foothill Ranch business communities and just 10 minutes from the Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA). Nearby attractions include the Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center featuring 21 stadium theaters, a comedy club and a variety of restaurants, bars and specialty shops. Laguna Beach and the Verizon Amphitheatre are also minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Candlewood Suites Orange County/ Irvine East Hotel Lake Forest
- Candlewood Suites Lake Forest
- Candlewood Lake Forest
- Lake Forest Candlewood Suites