Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 143
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nyropal Great place to stay near UC Irvine.
Got the name of this Holiday Inn Express from the UC Irvine site online. It seemed to have everything we could possibly need for our stay: Pool, fitness room, hot breakfast, and location near the college. Our stay far exceeded our expectations, especially for the very reasonable price. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. The room and beds were very comfortable and clean. Parking access was convenient. The pool was sparkling and had the greatest pool towels.
If my daughter is accepted to UC Irvine, I will never need to wonder where to stay.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marvelous Marv Physical upgrades and staff performance
We have been staying at this hotel for a few years. Our daughter lives in Newport Beach and is the GM at the Aaron Brothers, specialty framing and art supply store in Costa Mesa. On this visit we experienced the beauty of a total makeover. We last visited in Sept. 2013. WOW! In addition, WOW could be said of the young men who served at the front desk. These folks all exhibited the "10" mentality that was so prominently exhibited on the lobby walls. Also congrats to the manager. The overall quality of staff and facility is a great reflection of his or her leadership.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRB2674 Located for Convenient Access
The location of this particular hotel made it very convenient to access and use as a central point when visiting several tourist destinations in Costa Mesa, Newport, and Balboa peninsula.
Everything was clean and comfortable, however the house keeping staff attempted in enter the room 4 times before 9:30 am. They had to catch an accidental full frontal before they stopped pestering us.
Definitely would stay again though.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LDSL Caring staff and Great Accomodations
I would highly recommend this hotel for it's cleanliness and helpful staff.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve L Newly updated
Just stayed at the HI-E Costa Mesa for the 2nd time. Their service and cleanliness are excellent. They are within walking distance to Skosh Monahan's (excellent sports bar/restaurant), and the Yard House (another great bar/restaurant, but more pricey). Breakfast is excellent, and has all my HI-E favorites. Taxi from John Wayne Airport is $17.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mistear comfortable bed and location
But breakfast was simple...
Overall it was nice!
April 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hickorydicorydock evertything was great
we found that the site was in a good area for staying from the airport.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hickorydicorydock All was good
Construction made parking a hassle as times. Ramp would have been better at elevator then stairs.
April 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Noodle Pie Poor pillows and a squeaky, creaky bed.
The beds were comfortable until you had to move or turn over then it creaked loud enough to wake up anyone sleeping in the room including yourself. We asked for a different room but all the rooms have squeaky, creaky beds. Pillows were not great either, the soft was like gauze and the firm was so hard it made my ear hurt. Oh and being right off the freeway there was lots of traffic noise. Ear plugs are complimentary. We chose this hotel because we loved our other Holiday Inn Express experiences. This one just didn't measure up.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goofy Ryan All as it should have been
The hotel is in the middle of remodeling but handling it well. I have stayed here many times. I miss the sky deck but the remodel makes sense. Also, I didn't interact with many staff but the person checking me in, I believe his name was Tyler, was out standing.
My rating of the food selection was not against was not against this property, it was against HI Express overall. I am not saying it is bad, but it is not better than average.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by probity The usual high standards
Covered parking, efficient and courteous front-desk staff and quiet, comfortable room. Breakfast area was clean and food items were the typical fare and ample. Coffee was particularly good.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Avegas Excellent
Thank you so much, our stay there was wonderful. Would highly recommend.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by haggii Ideal location
After a long flight from the UK the first night was a bit noisy very early in the morning. This was resolved very satisfactorily by the Manager who moved us to different room. Following nights were excellent. Good position for exploring local beaches and shopping
March 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Work Santa Ana
Construction was being conducted and was inconvenient.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susanne at the beach A Gem in the Rough
This hotel is undergoing a renovation. Did that interfere with a great room, comfortable bed, friendly staff, satisfying breakfast? Not at all. In fact one worker got up from his work in the hallway and opened a door for me. I am looking forward to returning and seeing the new look!
March 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JojoHappy Nice comfort getaway
I came here with my family and the stay is real awesome.
Thank you for the great hospitality!
March 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ckaren no pool at this time - bummer
They are currently renovating the hotel which will be nice - when done but there is not a lot of parking due to the construction and workers everywhere. And either I can't read or it's not stated very clearly but there is NO POOL and my kids were disappointed. Again - they are working on it or putting one in but as of now there is no swimming and NO fitness center either. Kind of bummed about both. They should state that more clearly in their description. Overall - fine except for parking, pool and fitness center.
March 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PF travelin' man Great Location HIEx
Great hotel with a great location with good management that keeps the property up to date. Unfortunately, in this one of many visits I had to plug in my refrigerator and move furniture to plug in and re-program my room's satellite TV service. High point was staff helping out with breakfast in order to make an early morning flight.
I will stay here again. Big plus is a restaurant 4 blocks toward the ocean with 160 beers on tap and excellent food !
March 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Menina H. My home away from home
The staff is wonderful ! I come here almost every other week, and I have to say this is my favorite.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boo66 Good value
Hotel is still under renovation but rooms have been already renovated. So the room was very nice and comfortable.
Good breakfast typical to Holiday Inn Express.
No fitness room but probably due to renovation.
February 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jawise Business Trip
I travel to this market often and always stay at this site
February 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MelloYello Friendly Staff and nice rooms
We had a nice stay in Costa Mesa. The location was close to restaurants and local shops. The staff was very friendly and professional. We would definately stay there again.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pw0804 Thank you for a great stay!
I was hesitant when I saw the exterior construction but the staff were soooo nice. The room was comfortable and I slept really well. There were a lot of TV choices which I always appreciate. I would definitely book here again. Looking forward to the fitness room.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StevieNicks82 Renovations, still FANTASTIC!
The night I arrived I was a little taken back by the renovations, but upon checking in I was greeted so warmly by front desk. The front desk staff is excellent! Tyler & Frankie are terrific they really show the care & attention for all guests and its obvious. The rooms are great very spacious a nice desk/work station where I got my work done. I loved the mini fridge and coffee maker the beds were very comfy! The breakfast staff is very sweet Maria was extremely kind. You can't get any better w/ the cinnamon rolls :) Parking was a little trouble at first but found spots. I cant wait to come back to this property when their renovations are complete. I had a fantastic stay and would recommend this hotel to my fellow business travelers!
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy K Pleasantly Surprised!
I was nervous when I saw the hotel under construction, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the interior complete and well done.
The receptionist was an "11" on a scale of ten. I absolutely stay there ( and recommend it to friends and business associates) again...Well Done HI Costa Mesa!
January 20, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Markcap Why is this property slipping so quickly??
I have a long history with the Costa Mesa Holiday Inn Express. It has been through a number of owners and a few refurbishments (another one going through now) and, yet, if is currently slipping badly. The manager of the hotel was expressly rude when I mentioned that 7 people and two kids were waiting in front of a dark breakfast lounge after it was supposed to open. The hall ways are amazingly warm with no air flow; they have taken ice makers and vending machines to a minimum; they stopped having evening cookies; the underground parking is as poor as ever and more smelly; you must walk up a driveway to get to the front desk to check in as it takes a room key to get to the garage elevator; their internet has gotten slower.
Nice location and often a good value, but they have a lot of work to do, beginning with the attitude toward guests.....
January 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beader quilter Great Service, comfortable bed, refrigerator
Everyone there was very professional. like the underground parking
January 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alice02 Very clean and great service.
Stayed at this hotel for the weekend. Upon arrival the hotel clerk was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were very clean, The free breakfast was much better then just muffins, juice and coffee. I will be staying there agian.
January 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dr t Breakfast. So so
The stay was nice. But the breakfast was lacking. Really appreciate the ease of early morning in house breakfast. But the food quality. Needs improving. The fake eggs and fake bacon were terrible, the gravy for the biscuits was watery at best. Food ran out about 40 minutes before ending. Work on this to improve the stay
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Neech Better than i expected
We stayed at the Holiday Inn and the rest of the people we were meeting up with stayed somewhere else. I have to say our experience was great. Hotel was easy to find, a central location, free parking, clean rooms and a great staff. Tyler was very helpful before we arrived and during our visit. Check in was quick and easy. Would totally stay there again. Beds were nice and had soft and firm pillows.
January 1, 2014