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Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest

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23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2838
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Located off I-5, the Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest hotel puts you three miles from the Irvine Spectrum Center, Great Park Sports Complex and FivePoint Amphitheatre. Wake up to cooked-to-order breakfast and enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and heated pool. Take advantage of our convenient location and walk to nearby restaurants and retail.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino
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Mike wrote a review Jan 2023
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Was pleasantly surprised with this location. Upon entering, Erik and Jamie at the Front Desk were very professional and so accommodating. Upon entering my room it was very clean and I was not concerned at all. Then I came down to the lobby bar for happy hour and do get some work done on the laptop and James the bartender/server could not have been more pleasant. He had the best smile and was so professional and nice. All around this property surprised me very much it is a top notch hotel to stay at. Staff and cleanliness is priory to me. Pool, gym, etc all that other stuff does not matter to me. I would definitely stay here again if needed and it is in an extremely safe area
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rachel D wrote a review Jun 2021
Palm Bay, Florida38 contributions34 helpful votes
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My husband was on business so I went along with him. I was impressed by the hotel. It was very clean. In fact, there was almost always an employee wiping down something. It had a heated pool and nice hot tub. The fitness room was very clean and had a great view of the mountains. There was a store in the lobby open 24 hours to get food and drink. The restaurant was open for breakfast and dinner. We had dinner there and it was very good. The person that was waiting on us was very nice and good at her job. The front desk people were very friendly and helpful. The cleaning people were also helpful and courteous. They is really nothing negative about our stay. We would stay here again and have a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from I- Morgan, Other at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Responded 9 Jul 2021
Thank you Rachel D. for taking your valuable time to share your feedback during your stay with us. We're very pleased to know that we met your expectations and truly, humbled by your kind and inspiring review of our property. We will continue to improve our products and services so we can deliver the highest tradition of Hilton in customer service. We hope to see you back here in Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum/Lake Forest. Thank you again for being our valued guest, coming from the Bright Hearted Team in HGI- Lake Forest. I-Morgan
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ModernWanderers wrote a review Dec 2022
Fairfield, Connecticut1067 contributions238 helpful votes
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Easy check-in and check-out, with super lovely and very helpful staff at the front desk. Small but clean room, including a very small bathroom (note: no towel rails and only one hook to hang anything). Plenty of parking ($12/night) and my stay was very comfortable and relatively quiet … except the walls are somewhat thin and I could hear the conversations between the people in the room next door. Location is great — a 5-minute walk from numerous restaurants and an easy 25-minute walk from a larger strip mall with grocery stores, restaurants and even a Home Depot. Only a couple of (very small) negatives: - lighting in my room was absolutely horrific - I used the self-service laundry — easy to use, but just the one washer and one dryer for the entire hotel and the dryer really needs two turns to dry everything properly ($4/wash and $4/dry); the hotel sells detergent and dryer sheets for $4 each, but I instead walked down the street and bought an entire bottle of detergent and a large pack of dryer sheets from a supermarket for the same price - I wish the temperature control on the wall would show the actual temperature in the room when the unit is switched off That’s all! Overall, a very pleasant stay :)
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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carln2paint wrote a review Nov 2022
Los Angeles6 contributions11 helpful votes
Thursday morning a little after 8:00 AM we were awaken by the hotel fire alarm Thanksgiving Day. We immediately called the front desk from the room phone but there was no answer. We rushed to get dressed and flee the building. Lights in the hall were flashing, and the fire doors closed. People were in the halls with pajamas. We followed some of those to the stairwell as we were on the 5th floor. I strained my knee on the way down as I’m a disabled person. We call the hotel number (949) 455-7000 from our cell but still no answer. A short time later we reentered the lobby to be told it was “burnt toast”. This seemed highly unlikely this could trigger such an incident. Later we were told an employee triggered the alarm which was much more feasible. The front desk clerk at the time was Michael who was very cordial given how upset I was. We departed the property earlier than planned. He told us to reach out to the General manager- Victor Gonzalez and he would take care of us. That’s when things got worse. Victor did call, and I explained the scenario. His demeanor on the phone was dismissive and condescending. This was a point’s stay and I asked for those to be reinstated. We told him we are Hhonors Diamond which he said didn’t matter. Maybe he didn’t like his Thanksgiving interrupted and took it out on us.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Victor Gonzalez, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Dear carl2paint, I want to start by saying your safety and security and that of our other guests is of great importance to us and is always our number one priority and on behalf of the entire team I want to personally apologize for the distressing situation on the morning of your departure regarding the fire alarm. The alarm was activated due to smoke build up in our lobby breakfast area and our team jumped into action to eliminate the issue and we are happy to report that we were able to contain the issue that started the overwhelming smoke that activated the alarm. I hope you understand these safety systems are in place to keep you safe and not intentionally done to disturb your stay. This was not a false alarm as we did have a potential fire risk and the alarm was activated due to the smoke build up and you did the right thing by evacuating your room and coming to the lobby to get more information and make sure it was safe to go back to your guest room. I always make time for our guest no matter the time, day or holiday, and it was my priority to get back to you that morning to assure you that this was a fire safety precaution.
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MJE wrote a review Nov 2022
Lake Forest, California2 contributions
The staff is very friendly and professional and put on a great Thanksgiving. Ivan at the front desk and James, Enrique and Marcus in the kitchen and bar did an exceptional job and the food was delicious!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Victor Gonzalez, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Responded 29 Nov 2022
Dear Mr. & Mrs. MJE Thank you so much for being our guest, I am so happy you were able to spend Thanksgiving with us. I agree with you our restaurant team is exceptional and the dishes our Chef's create are yummy. You're the best for recognizing our team! Hope to see you back soon, all the best and Happy Holidays. Victor
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Stacey D wrote a review Oct 2022
Walla Walla, Washington
Clean rooms, very polite and helpful staff. Especially Pepe Hernandez in the restaurant. He made sure we had breakfast to go for my daughter before she had her 7:00 am softball games. Very good service all around.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Mike F wrote a review Oct 2022
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Want to highlight how great a stay I and my business partner had during our visit. It was clean, easy check-in, good breakfast. The staff was amazing. Pepe Hernandez and his staff were dynamic and very pleasant. Overall great experience. I will stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Victor Gonzalez, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Responded 18 Oct 2022
Mike F7919XB, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I am so glad we helped you get a good start to your day, Pepe and our breakfast team love what they do and enjoy mingling with our guest. Hope to welcome you back soon.
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Gerald W wrote a review Sep 2022
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Ivan is a great gentleman. Very helpful and friendly. Always asking and making sure my stay is going well. I would definitely stay here again! The staff is very attentive and willing to offer suggestions about the area.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Victor Gonzalez, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Responded 18 Oct 2022
This is so wonderful, thank you for recognizing Ivan. We are thrilled to have you back.
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Cruiser67484636085 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Business trip stay but this hotel makes it feel homey! I had an issue with my first room assignment, AC in the room would not cool. Ivan at the front desk promptly got engineering involved and accommodated me with another room. Excellent service!! I also want to mention the hotel is very clean, great breakfast, and a wonderful selection of on the go items for purchase.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Victor Gonzalez, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Responded 18 Oct 2022
Hello Cruiser67484636085, Thank you for the wonderful rating. I am delighted to hear Ivan was able to take care of you and make your stay much more enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Dillon H wrote a review Sep 2022
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I got to the hotel early and my room wasn’t ready so while I was waiting in the lobby the staff came in and celebrated housekeeper appreciation week :) And since I was in the same room they let me join the celebration! Mica and Ivan especially were super nice
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Victor Gonzalez, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Responded 19 Sep 2022
This is so wonderful, I am delighted our team invited you to be part of our celebration. We thank you for choosing to stay with us and we cant wait to have you back and have some ice cream with us. Victor
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US$157 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn irvine spectrum hotel lake forest
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Holiday Inn Irvine South Irvine Spectrum
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaOrange CountyLake Forest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
148
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Nearby attractions include Big Air Trampoline Park (0.3 km), The Actors Workshop (0.5 km), and Mountain View Park Lake Forest (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hat, Snooty Fox, and Tutto Famigila.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Lake Forest.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.