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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

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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 4.8 out of 5 by 69 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love staying here, both work and personal I've stayed at this hotel a handful of times now. Originally just stopping through for work I came to love the hotel enough I've stayed again, even for family trips. The place is CLEAN, very clean. You always see staff working and with a smile which is nice to see they enjoy working there. I love the location of the hotel as well, near so many good food places and convenient stores like target and banks too. If your a business traveler this location is out of the hustle and bustle that is OC but still offers all the new shops and food locations that the busier parts of OC offer. Quick access to major freeways and the beach too. I stay at a lot of hotels for work and this is one place I chose to come back to with the family. That says a lot. September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Favorite Hotel! We are part of a soccer club who travels to many Tournaments yearly! Out of all the hotels we stay in, this is by far our Favorite! The staff is always friendly and will go out of their way to accomodate! The court yard is large enough for team gatherings and dinners! Thanks again for another great stay! See you next year! September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Showing its age The hotel is showing its age. I like the hotel but see things going South. For example, the Jacuzzi does not work half the time and is no longer hot. The jets barely work. The pool is kept ice cold, no heating. The breakfast is serving ham it seems from a store package, like fried bologna in a frying pan. The coffee has gotten weaker. The office chair in my room is falling apart, the shower rings are breaking...etc. Small details not being attended to. I know these are rough times for everyone and the hotel is cutting back on its costs...it appears. I do not know. They are generous and attentive though, the staff is top notch. Weak coffee is a sour point with me. The Jacuzzi jets not working is a sour point, Nothing is getting fixed. The price is high for what I get. I can stay at far nicer hotel for $20 more per night. September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Extremely noisy AC unit. otherwise neat, clean, friendly facility The AC unit was located in a locked closet in the bedroom. The AC unit was extremely noisy. Sounded like a 747 airplane while running. Woke us from sleep. Very dissatisfied with this. Air conditioning of suite was uneven. Cold in living room area. warm in bedroom. The desk chair upholstery was worn and chair needs replacing. Likewise the living room easy chair, fabric hanging underneath chair. Room did not appear to be thoroughly cleaned in between guests. Breakfast was very good. Overall common areas neat and clean. Great pool. Friendly, attentive staff. August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by spacious room, tasty breakfast very quiet area, breakfast buffet had a good variety of both hot and cold items; we had a king suite which was upgraded from queen suite after check in because we were priority club members. kids received snack bags as part of priority club. we didn't have time to use the amenities (pool, gym) but the facility is very pleasant, well kept, and clean. enough parking even after we got back around 11pm from nearby Irvine Spectrum shopping and dining. the full kitchen came in handy. August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Would stay again We always enjoy our time at Staybridges across America. This Staybridge was friendly, clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to a friend. Thank you. August 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Spacious, confortable, well appointed. I was a bit disappointed to know that Staybridge did not have our room available on the first night we were booked in it, but Cleo booked us to another hotel & spa in another town, which turned out to be fine. But I was truly amazed at our room at Staybridge when we came back the next day. It was spacious, very well appointed with functional as well as nice-to-have things, and our separate bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for us. The maintenance crew was excellent and kept us supplied with fresh towels everyday. The front desk was very knowledgeable about local establishments and were very accommodating, helpful and always very pleasant to deal with. We shall always look for Staybridge before any other hotel whenever we take a trip. August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay Hotel is nice, clean and quite! Breakfast was great. Staff was friendly and property was very relaxing!! Will be back. August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Place EVER! We had such a wonderful stay! We were in Orange County for my daughters USA Water Polo Junior Olympics .... We could not wait to get back to hotel after being at the tournament games all day... Breakfast every morning was perfect.... My athletes loved all the protein and healthy options... The coffee was delicious! I loved the full size fridge was perfect! I was able to load up on all the foods my kids eat without having to go to store everyday. I packed my kids lunches I the morning and came home to make dinner. We will not stay anywhere else !!!! Thank you! August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Home away from home We were in Lake Forest visiting family. Our room was clean and very nice. The breakfast was a great way to start our day and the evening reception was a nice way to end it. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would be happy to come back! July 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Staff I have stayed here numerous times even though other hotels are across the parking lot of my office! The rooms are clean and spacious and breakfast is perfect. The staff is always warm and friendly. July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Great, as always. Thank you. Cant wait to come again. July 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WIFI in 2013... ... seems to be still an art. This was my 4 th accomodation in this nice hotel and I can highly recommend it. It's not the nicest place on earth, but I feel a little bit like home when I am there, this is all that counts when you are 6k miles away from your real home and family. Unfortunately the WIFI is still flaky and not very reliale. But to be honest: I have never seen a hotel in the US with a really good WIFI coverage, so be warned, when you try to do your work from the hotel room. The employees are very helpful and friendly, Cleo, one of the employees, remembered my name after day one, which is just a nice feeling when you come "home" after a hard day in the office and someone uses your name to greet you. To make a long story short: I don't regret a single day at the Staybridge. June 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and great service. Free breakfast, dinner, shuttle service and laundry. Room is clean. June 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for Business & Relaxing I absolutely love this place. The people are awesome. The front desk and management team make me feel welcome every time I visit. Cleo and the rest of the staff genuinely care about the guests. The breakfast and dinners are always hot, tasty and the atmosphere friendly. Most important, the rooms are very clean and comfortable. Grounds are immaculate. Overall, best value of any place I stay, but more important, it feels like home away from home. May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The most accommodating hotel ever!!! After having hip replacement surgery I needed a place to safely and comfortably recover. The bed was wonderful, the suite was immaculate and had everything I needed. I had a lot of things I needed help with in order to help merecover. The staff was always there, cheerfully changing things that needed changing. I cannot say enough good about my stay. It was extremly economical for what I got! May 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great service and rooms but internet is terribly slow I stayed at Staybridge Suites in Lake Forest, CA for three months straight and overall it was a great experience. The free dinners w/ drinks were a nice plus and staff was always very friendly. The rooms were very clean and spacious with ~40" flat screen TVs. The pool, hot tub, and basketball court are in very good shape. The only negative was the internet (both wired and wireless). It was so slow that that my coworkers and I canceled our reservation and found other accommodations. Please fix this! It doesn't feel like home without a usable internet connection. May 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service The complimentary beer and wine with appetizers is the icing on the cake, makes for a great atmosphere and the staff was absolutely excellent. Plan to stay here every trip to Irvine and will recommend to everyone. May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent location and stay This was my first stay at this location in Lake Forest, CA. While I have stayed and enjoyed stays at other StayBridge locations, this site in particular was very clean, located in easy reach of many points of interest for me and my family. The room and comfort of the beds, size of each room as well as the front room, kitchen and bathroom were very appropriate for the four of us in our family. The cleanliness of the entire grounds was impressive as was the full course complimentary breakfast which helped to alleviate our having to look for a restaurant giving us more time to prepare for the day and freshen up. The only negative I would offer is that I noticed a male employee come and go from the kitchen without appearing to wash his hands or put on sanitary gloves. I feel this should be addressed by the StayBridge management and corrected. Thank you! May 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very clean and relaxing atmosphere My family and I really enjoyed our stay. The outdoor area with the basketball court and fountains was peaceful. It is always a comfort when the outside is as equally nice as the inside , and this hotel most definitely fits that comfort. The morning breakfast was excellent with good variety. The rooms are spacious and nice. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We will most certainly stay here again. April 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoyed it. Clean, courteous, and comfortable. Great breakfast and great dinner. I highly recommend it. April 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A family gathering place for a near-by wedding About 36 family and friends stayed here over St. Patrick's Day weekend for a wedding at the near-by Rancho Las Lomas. We had a total of about 22 rooms, some studio, some 1 BR suites. Our room, a studio suite was large, clean and comfortable, with a K bed and sleeper sofa/sitting area, as well as a well-equipped kitchenette (everything but a stove). We arrived early and enjoyed the evening social reception, served M - Th only. Draft beer, wine, salad bar, chips, cookies, fruit, and varying entrees. The two we saw were hamburgers and fries one night, and meatball sandwiches and fries the second night. Breakfast, served every day, was varied and plentiful - eggs, meat, potatoes or biscuits, waffles, muffins, toast, bagels and english muffins, fruit, hot and cold cereal, rice and miso and juice. Coffee and tea are available 24/7 along with some fresh whole fruit. The hotel has some nice areas for groups to gather, such as the library off the dining area, the sitting area in front of a fireplace, the trellissed courtyard, or at the pool/ hot tub. We used them all throughout the weekend. For weekend guests, be aware that there is no on-site restaurant or bar, nor one next door, across the street, etc., so without a car you would have to walk along a deserted busness park area about 1/2 mile or more to a large shopping center with plenty of food choices. The only other alternative for lunch or dinner Fri - Sun is pizza delivery or packaged food for sale from the hotel pantry. In retrospect, I would have purchased some cold cuts or hamburgers/hot dogs for my weekend guests to barbeque in the courtyard area. The hotel staff were very friendly and accomodating to our large group, whether getting and printing directions to the rehearsal dinner and wedding venue or providing a cooler with ice and cups for our family gatherings by the pool or in the courtyard. They also provided the shuttle service to and from the wedding venue, as part of the hotel room block. The drivers were courteous and the vans were clean. Thank you staff at the Staybridge Suites, Lake Forest! March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Staff is Fantastic! I travel for a living, and the staff at the Staybridge is the best I have ever experienced! The rooms are clean, the price is very reasonable, and the staff is teh best!! March 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Staff Room is large and clean. VERY helpful and friendly staff!! March 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quiet, clean, what more can you ask Never heard a sound from another room or people walking in the halls. Room is very comfortable. Everything seemed very clean and comfortable. Convenient location. Breakfast was great. February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John My wife and I had a great weekend. We wanted to get away from the kids and just relax and have good food. Thank you to Mimi and Erica and Jay and the whole staff. John January 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dennis150 Outside area and parking were exceptionally well taken care of when we arrived. Reception area was inviting, clean, well staffed and staff were knowledgable with our options in the facility and in the local area. References were impressive and made our stay really easy. Room was spacious, comfortable, extremely clean and well organized. Staff could not have done another thing to make our stay more enjoyable. We will stay here whenever we visit this area again. Breakfast and evening meal were always inviting and exceptionally well prepared. Felt better than home. Thank you. December 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Feels like Home Everyone at this Hotel makes me feel at home. They take the extra care to see I am comfortable. This last stay was over 2 months and it was like coming home everyday. Highly recommended. December 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Staybridge Suites - Lake Forest, CA Very clean, comfortable, great atmoshpere, excellent complimentary breakfast and dinner. November 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best place in Lake Forest I've been staying at this Staybridge Suites location since it opened (what, maybe 10 years ago?) and have loved it ever since. The staff are all awesome. They truly care about me when I show up and make sure everything is ok. When the usual little mishap occurs like a bulb out, it is fixed immediately. I really do enjoy this hotel. There are many properties in the area, but this is, by far, the friendliest and best value. Great for business or pleasure. Chris November 21, 2012
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