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About our Hotel

Location: Airport

  • Location: Airport
  • Closest City: ANAHEIM
  • Distance From Hotel: 10.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-07:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:8
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



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  3. Tagalog

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Hotel does not allow pets with the exception of service animals. A service animal must be registered with the front desk.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Marconi Auto Museum
Distance From Hotel:2.0MI
SouthCoast Plaza
Distance From Hotel:3.0MI
Bowers Museum
Distance From Hotel:5.0MI
Discovery Science Center
Distance From Hotel:6.0MI



  • Car Parking Available
  • Exterior parking. Hotel is not responsible for theft/damage to vehicles, guest parks at their own risk.


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2013
  • Total number of rooms:176
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:63
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:113
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:176
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:8
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:3
  • FEMA Property Number:CA0213
Centrally located in the heart of Orange County, the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport Hotel Santa Ana is the perfect location for both business and leisure travelers offering 176 newly renovated, well appointed guest rooms and recently recipient of the 2013 IHG Hotel Renovation Award. We are located just minutes away from many corporate headquarters and Southern California's most popular tourist attractions such as Disneyland parks, Newport Beach, Honda Center, Angels Stadium, and
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Centrally located in the heart of Orange County, the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport Hotel Santa Ana is the perfect location for both business and leisure travelers offering 176 newly renovated, well appointed guest rooms and recently recipient of the 2013 IHG Hotel Renovation Award. We are located just minutes away from many corporate headquarters and Southern California's most popular tourist attractions such as Disneyland parks, Newport Beach, Honda Center, Angels Stadium, and world renown South Coast Plaza.

Our hotel boasts approximately 5,500 square feet of meeting and banquets space ideal for both business meetings and social events. Let our experienced sales professionals assist you from beginning to end for a memorable and successful event. While you are staying with us at the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport Santa Ana, be sure to take advantage of our many amenities.

Enjoy a meal or a nightcap at our full service Panini Restaurant & Lounge serving American cuisine daily. For a refreshing break, try our sparkling outdoor pool and spa. Or for an invigorating workout, try our newly renovated fitness center equipped with new cardio equipment and free weights. In addition, the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport Hotel Santa Ana offers complimentary John Wayne Airport shuttle, complimentary wireless and complimentary parking. Our top ranked guest service and accommodations are just a sample of what awaits you.

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Our hotel's location near Orange County - John Wayne Airport, South Coast Plaza, Disneyland, Newport Beach and other major attractions puts you in the heart of Orange County excitement.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Summit stay The hotel was located in the business district so it was not overly noisy. We traveled to orange county for the Celebrate Recovery Summit at Saddleback Church. The hotel was maybe 5 miles from the church, and the drive was simple with little traffic congestion if any. The room had a kitchenette, and a large desk area which was great for small snacks while reviewing our material from the summit. The only thing we really had a hard time with is getting help after hours. We needed more coffee and shampoo which seemed hard to obtain as the front desk area seemed empty each time we arrived back in the evening. We would consider using this hotel again when we return for the summit. August 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Candlewood Irivne Overall a very comfortable stay at a hotel convenient for my travels August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 great service excellent service, close to amenities, tho could use a pool August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable and convenient This suite is located at a convenient place. Room is cozy and spacious. It also has few great amenities such as guest laundry, gym, BBQ pit and etc. And I can cook in the room during my stay. August 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by horrible Worst night's sleep ever, and expensive! If you have a dog, it is $75 for 1-3 nights and I believe double that for more nights! July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Candlewood Suites review Internet slows when a lot of guests are logged on. Other than that, this is a very nice July 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good value for proximity to Irvine Somewhat off the beaten track, Candlewood Lake Forest is nevertheless only a few minutes away from the centre of Irvine. Being extended stay, the rooms are spacious and being able to cook for myself I'm able to add variety to my meals and save time in a busy schedule. July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Slow internet The internet speed was very slow at times especially in the evenings. July 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by See previous comments Halls and rooms smelled like taco bell A/C was ineffective and uncooperative Bathtub stopper didn't work Found insect parts on mattress Layout of suite awkward Did not spend night due to above reasons Went to competitor July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience This review is for anyone a little hesitant about staying at Candlewood Suites. Don't worry at all this hotel had a sitting area in your room which was comfortable. The overall cleanliness of the room itself was great. The work out room was great also as they have the latest equipment and lots of towels along with fresh cold bottled water. The staff was right there if you needed anything at all. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Thank you Candlewood for all the positive experiences I had while staying 11 days with your hotel. Cindy Andrews June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by friendly people my stay at the candlewood suite was very nice staff was very nice was able to relax and enjoyed visting with my family i have only one little complaint is the beds i stay in two different rooms and in one room bed was pretty worn out the matress was and in the other was fine doable but everything else wasgreat really enjoyed myself recccomend this hotel to everyone its very relaxing there thank you May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Long-Term Stay Spent two weeks here visiting family. This is an excellent location with a Starbucks a short three blocks away, good grocery store less than five minutes by car, and a number of reasonable restaurants within an equally close radius. There is also an excellent hiking/biking/ running trail about 5 minutes away by car. The main road, Bake, has a good bike lane that connects with the other major arteries in the area. The hotel itself is excellent and my stay was extremely comfortable. I will definitely stay here again when the need arises. However, there are a few nits. I think there was a 400 pound gymnast in the room above and the pounding of his footsteps on my ceiling was occasionally annoying. The air conditioning unit had an occasional vibration rattle that maintenance was unable to fix. The weekly housekeeping did not resupply everything -- probably just an oversight as I was able to acquire replacements from the front desk. Last, the Candlewood Cupboard does indeed have most things you might need -- but expect to pay. For example, the laundry machines are free, but the single-load box of laundry detergent is priced at $2.50! Other items were similarly pricey. If you bring your own essentials though, as I did, this is not an issue. To sum up, this is an excellent place for an extended stay. I believe its location is under appreciated and the few nits I have are just as likely to be nits anywhere...but without all the perks of this property. I am very likely to have an extended stay here again and recommend it. April 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Value for money, clean & comfortable room I spent 8 weeks here and I recommend this place for the combination of price and comfort. Pros: 1. Spacious, clean room and bath. 2. Hassle-free, high speed wifi internet. 3. Lots of utensils in the kitchen. 4. Helpful staff. 5. Quiet and peaceful. Cons: 1. I used a prepaid corporate card given by my office for making advance payment (per week). Then the card was charged again at the end of the week for the actual billing, and again a advance placed for 2nd week. Since the first week's hold did not get reversed (not sure whether it is the hotel's fault or my bank's#, at the start of 2nd week, I was out of 3 weeks rent. Got everything corrected thanks to the front desk. 2. The hotel does not stock travel adapters, whether for sale or rent #and they do get quite a few foreign guests#. 3. Location: Nearest grocery store is more than a mile away, with no public transport #bus service) on weekends. So unless you have a car, you are in trouble. March 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable room, nice park like neighborhood Very nice location. Good amenities. Kitchen very adequate. On site convenience store with snacks, prepared meals and drug store items. Free 24 hour coffee. Workout room equipment fairly new. Good neighborhood to walk or jog. Staff very helpful. Convenient location. Two strip malls within 1/2 mile. Two full shopping centers within 2 miles. For a little more room at minimum cost, upgrade to a suite. January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice place Standard issue Candlewood. Limited channel selection, ie no Comedy Central. Clean, friendly, good value. November 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Value We had to leave our home for a couple of days while it was being fumigated. We had to move two adults and two cats and stayed st candlewood suites because it is close and had reasonable rates and pet fees. I did reserve a room on the website, which I didn't find exceptionally user friendly. For instance, I requested double beds, which the website provided, and a booked a room based on the representation that this room had double beds. It turned out was incorrect because that hotel didn't have double beds. It was a little disappointing but we made do. The service was great, the room was very clean, and the appliances worked well (although they were a little noisy). The gym was awesome! All in All, it was a great experience. I loved the recliner and long desk and a great window sill for my cats. It made a very annoying situation as comfortable as possible. I would definitely stay here again under similar circumstances. October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Relax and comfortable This hotel is located only 20 minutes from Laguna Beach, it offers nice good sized comfortable and clean room. The bed provided good back support and offered good night of sleep. The Gym was clean and equipment are in good shape. But only one minor issue is that the Candlewood cupboard does not have any cups available for coffee, we have to go back to our room for cups. October 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bad experience At Candlewood at Irvine Even though it was confirmed by email a request I made during my reservation, the Candlewood hotel did not comply with it. Furthermore, didn't even make the effort to satisfy. Rates are too high for the service you get. August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Business Triw Good and comfortable. The staff is friendly and easy to work with. I would prefer breakfast to the cupboard, but there were enough breakfast restaurants in the vicinity for this to not be a issue. August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice room I was pleasantly surprised with this very nice room - large and comfy with recliner and sofa. Full kitchen too. Reasonable rate. Will stay here again. July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So Pleasantly Surprised! My friend and I stayed there on July 4th with my cockapoo, Taffy, to give her a break from the firecrackers, etc., in my neighborhood in Downey. The price was amazing as well as our room. Taffy felt very comfortable right away in our room. It was like being in a little apartment! It was very quiet in a beautiful setting... loved the lilac trees outside our window (and so did Taffy!). We had a studio unit which had a Queen bed and a recliner but no sofa. I had originally planned on going with just Taffy and then invited my friend who said the sofa would be fine since I am a real tosser & turner in bed due to a bad back. Tried to get a different room but the hotel was completely booked up. As it turned out, the recliner was amazingly comfortable and she had a good night sleep too! We probably would have stayed extra days but the hotel was booked up through the next week! I can see why, too! I have already recommended this hotel to about 10 of my friends that have dogs. Thanks Candlewood Suites! July 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Average room and staff. Typical stay at Candlewood. Adequate bed. Unfortunately, an elephant was above us and made a lot of noise.... not the hotel's fault. Rather time consuming both checking in and out. Value for the money. June 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall Very Satisfied We recently stayed a couple of days for a trip and we really enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The bed was comfortable, room had beautiful decor and was nice and open, loved the full kitchen! Pet policy is amazing! Would highly recommend this hotel and would most definitely stay again (wish they had more locations around California!). May 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for business travel I have been visiting Orange Co a lot in the last year and tried a few moderate price hotels. This is my favorite. I like the desk area, with lots of space to work. The rooms are pretty spacious, modern, clean and easy to be in. The beds and bedding are comfortable. I am happy to stay here. If you need a very quiet room, this won't be perfect because the air conditioner and refrigerator are not the quietest, but I also never hear noise from other rooms. I would like if there was a little bit more of a lobby area. The hotel has a snack area, of vending machine quality, so I tend to avoid it. The mini-gym suffices. The staff is nice, but I hardly ever see them since the hotel offers very few services. I have been here several times, and will be back. May 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable room and grat staff Stadard rooms are very nice. Would suggest upgrading to a suite, if you are staying for more than a week or not. Like being in an apartment. Overall, the place is clean and well kept. Staff is very helpfull. Upgrade me to suite on one week stay, that did it for me, suits from now on. Staff is also very honest. Left my favorite traveling hair drier. Came back three weeks later, and checked. They had it in a bag with my name and room number. What else can you say, but thanks! May 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Business travelling Recently had the pleasure to stay in a one bedroom room for 4 nights. Having a nice kitchen and sitting area was a great change to the small hotel rooms I experience each week. The cost per night was on par to other area hotels but offer you more space. It felt more like home. If you are a road warrior, try this out and you will appreciate a much better evening relaxing. May 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT SERVICE/STAFF We always stay at Candlwood Suites at least 2 or 3 times a year. The rooms since the remodel are wonderful and the staff is exceptional!!! March 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Service, reasonable add on for a dog The power went out in our part of Lake Forest last weekend for an extended period of time. I called a few local hotels that alllow dogs. The add on price was $100 at most of them. Candlewood only charged $15. The room was clean, with a fridge, microwave and cooktop. Excellent value! March 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable Bed, Mediocre Hotel For a hotel that pairs up with the Wine Artist nearby, you would think that it would be of a higher standard. However, when walking through it, you feel as if you are in a motel. The smell was funky in the hallways, and the Cupboard was plain, to say the least. January 5, 2013
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