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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best Western has always been my first choice of accommodation for more than 25 years. This hotel is the best one I ever have. The breakfast is good with a chef taking an order. Room is combatable and spacious.

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

It is so rewarding to read that you had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for your comments. I'm so pleased to hear that you consider our hotel the "best one ever" we are truly honored. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the location, accommodations and complimentary hot breakfast. Thank you again for your kind words. The... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. The rooms were nice with 2 tvs and fridge. The breakfast was amazing. Very friendly staff. The hotel is a little out of the way but worth the drive. We always look for hotels that don't charge parking!

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Thank Tammy L
General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great time during your stay and that you found the accommodations, amenities and staff amazing. Once more, thank you for posting your review. We look forward to having you visit with us again in the future. More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is clean and the staff at the front desk are very helpful. We checked in after 11PM and a gentlemen checked us in and he was very helpful. The room is clean and the beds are comfortable. The only thing that needs to be improve is the sofa bed in the living area. The foam is very thin... More 

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate you letting us know that the sofa sleepers are not comfortable. We are sorry for this issue, but are happy to let you know that we are in the process of replacing all of them, so we will be able to provide you with a more comfortable stay... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room we had was nice and unexpected to included a living room area, separated from the sleeping area. very comfortable and quiet area. Wifi was not always working ... appeared most of the time, only receiving a connection when we we out away from the property. Daily breakfast was disappointing. Toaster was not working. Scrambled eggs every morning were... More 

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Thank CI R
General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Please know that we are sincerely sorry that you were disappointed with the breakfast. I discussed your comments with the team, and we are making changes to the way items are prepared and served. We continually work to improve our hotel, so I really appreciate you providing... More 

St George, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this hotel for a University Oceanography Field Course. 3 nights with 13 rooms. Great location to get to Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and other nearby beach communities. Excellent hot breakfast by Miguel. Comfortable large double suites. Highly recommend it!

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I truly appreciate your comments regarding the accommodations and the complimentary hot breakfast. The staff and I would like to thank you again for posting your review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Lake Forest, United States
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a lovely stay that was ideally located to my work. Easy access to everything I needed Even close to the ocean for a great day trip on my day off good restaurants everywhere and upscale shopping

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

I want to thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. It's great to hear that you took advantage of how close our hotel is to Irvine Spectrum and all the shopping and restaurants they have to offer. Thank you again for your review. It would be our pleasure for you to repeat your experience... More 

Mentor, United States
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, clean room, great staff. Taking these surveys is the worst part of the stay. Not very pleased with having to write a 200 word essay. Can't get out of this section even when is says Skip this part. This could make me think twice about stayong sat this location again. Writing sa 200 worrd essay doeas not take... More 

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting a review of our property. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location, the staff and the accommodations. I know that writing a review or "essay" takes time from your day, but my staff and I appreciate you taking the time to do so. Thank you again for sharing your comments with... More 

Florence, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Huge Room, Great Staff. Perfect experience from reservation to check-out. when I arrived, my room wasn't quite ready. After traveling all day, I was hungry and decided to grab a bite. When I got back, I had been upgraded and was put into a very large suite! WOW

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed the upgraded suite and that the staff provided a perfect experience for you. Thank you again for your review. It would be our pleasure for you to repeat your experience with us in the future. More 

Trondheim, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This hotel offers great value for the price. If you want a hotel with easy access to Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo, this is the place to stay. The hotel is very close to Irvine Spectrum and easy access to freeway Interstate 5. The rooms are nice and have all you need. The staff is friendly and the... More 

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

It is so rewarding to read that you had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for your comments. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location, accommodations and complimentary hot breakfast. The staff and I would like to thank you again for posting your review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Ukiah, United States
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

The room was pleasant. Internet and TV quality was passable but not excellent. Breakfast variety was standard but prepared as you watched. The facility is well maintained but age is starting to show in the furnishings.

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General M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel, responded to this review

My staff and I appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your stay. We are glad to hear that your stay was enjoyable and we hope to see you again next time your travels bring you back to the area. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel

Address: 23192 Lake Center Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2837 (Formerly Irvine Suites Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Lake Forest
Price Range: €87 - €124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Irvine Spectrum Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Irvine Hotel Lake Forest
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lake Forest
#5 Family Hotel in Lake Forest
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lake Forest
#5 Business Hotel in Lake Forest
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“Sofa bed not comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles bigtymrich, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you like Asian food, there are some shops around 500 meter from the hotel that offer Thai and Vietnamese hot noodle.”
 of 5 bubbles Hersyah, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Fourth (top) floor, corner room was very quiet, close to stairwell and elevator. No view.”
 of 5 bubbles leebee68, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I doubt there are any "good" rooms here, the two I saw on the top floor had the same old beat up furnishings.”
 of 5 bubbles SDTripster, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the top floor, end of hall to reduce noise issues”
 of 5 bubbles KarenH644, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
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