pet friendly hotels in Ladera Ranch, CA

1. The Hills Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 5, this polished hotel is 2 miles from the Dinosaur Park and 7 miles from Main Beach on the Pacific Ocean.Straightforward rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Stylish suites add living areas, computers, microwaves and/or rainfall showers.Parking is free. There’s a warm restaurant and a chic lounge bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus a business center and meeting space. A breakfast buffet is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the warm restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 14 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Bill Caras

It presents a fancy place when you 1’st walk in It’s an older hotel, room needed minor fixes, we just did without Bathroom door would not lock, and sliding door track was held down with tape and came up with use

The beds are good come with 4 pillows and comfortable Nice cold fridge, but no microwave It was fine for our needs, and they accept pets at $50 a night

Susan Ranahan

About 80 women were there for a celebratory luncheon The service was outstanding and all did an excellent job attending to so many with so few The food was served hot and fresh, and the servings were not skimpy

Taste and presentation were great!There was a lot going on and timing was important The microphones worked, the table set up was lovely and it was a very enjoyable time

Brian C

Unfortunately, didn’t even get the opportunity to stay here Had a family emergency and needed a room for the night For some reason the website was allowing us to book any room, so when I called to book the room, I was quoted significantly higher than their own site

When I asked why, she said we needed to book on the site to get that price, even though I explained that the site wasn’t working Again she said we needed to book on the site and to have a nice dayclick Hopefully they will get their site working so others won’t run into the same experience

2. Staybridge Suites Irvine East/Lake Forest, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2 miles from Lake Forest Sports Park, this casual all-suite hotel is 5 miles from Pretend City Children’s Museum and 6 miles from Red Rock Canyon.Relaxed suites offer kitchens, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as DVD players and iPod docks. All include desks and pull-out sofas. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas.Parking, an area shuttle and a breakfast buffet are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an exercise room, as well as a warm lobby lounge with a fireplace. There’s also a 24/7 business center and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Treena Wynn

Staff is AMAZING! The exterior doors are very heavy and hard to open and go out of order all the time The rooms are OK but there is always a lot of unceasing noise from whomever is above you no matter what room you are in Usually the rooms are clean depending on who is cleaning

Things do get missed People don’t clean up after their dogs here or around the property There should be a fee for dog clean up Breakfast is just OK They serve sausage almost everyday which is kinda gross and becoming very mundane and not appetizing The french toast is normally dry and hard and cannot be chewed The bacon is A LOT better but they only serve Once a week Dinner is OK I only recommend the orange chicken, pizza, possibly hamburgers and hot dogs Although, they need to upgrade quality of meat Maybe have a nachos night and more pizza nights? The spaghetti is gross They have laundry which is nice but one or more of the machines go out all the time They advertise extended stay but you Must check out after 26 days

Andrew O’Brien

Overall, my experience with the Staybridge Suites in Irvine was very good The staff were very friendly and helpful, the common areas and room were clean, the breakfast was excellent all 3 days of my stay, and the location was very convenient for my needs The one opportunity from my experience is to have enforced stop / start times for the sport court area

During my stay, a group was out playing basketball right outside my window until after midnight and another group started up around 6am the next day Outside of this, excellent experience and I would recommend to others

Pamela R

I give this 5 stars To be honest, it’s a solid 3 star hotel We knew that going in

So for a 3 star hotel, it gets 5 starsNot perfect We got a 2 bedroom suite and the bedroom door that my granddaughter was using didn’t shut correctly We figured a workaround There were only 2 forks in the kitchen The showers each had shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel on a small shelf attached to the inside of the shower In one of the bathrooms it was broken We stayed 2 weeks Housekeeping was only on Thursday for us We checked in on a Tuesday but wouldn’t get Housekeeping until the 2nd Thursday So people put their garbage and towels/sheets outside their doors And there everything sat in the hallways for a week We needed a change of sheets because of a spill The sheets were handed to us but they didn’t take the dirty sheets They sat in the hallway for a week Gross to say the least And, lastly, the laundry room is terrible It’s free to use but nasty We took our laundry to a laundromat instead It was much cleanerWhy 5 stars then? The room was perfect for our needs The kitchen had everything we needed (except enough forks) We baked cookies (toaster oven provided), made waffles (with a waffle iron I bought at Walmart and left with family), and had our munchies Breakfast AND dinner is included We didn’t eat everyday at the hotel Only 3 times for dinner in 2 weeks But it was surprisingly good (both breakfast and dinner) Not gourmet but good and filling The beds were amazingly comfortable And having a separate bedroom for our granddaughter was a must We weren’t in a single room for 2 weeks The staff is so nice I guess the bottom line is that is was comfortable We liked the location We are a tidy family so no housekeeping wasn’t a problem in the room If we needed anything it was just a quick call and it arrived at our roomWe will definitely stay here again when we visit our California family

3. Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 5, this modern hotel is 3 miles from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 11 miles from the John Wayne Airport and 20 miles from Disneyland® Resort.The contemporary rooms come with free WiFi, 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some have balconies and pull-out sofas, and 2-bedroom loft suites are also available. Kids 18 and under can stay for free (with some restrictions).Amenities include free continental breakfast, a gym, a hot tub and an outdoor pool, plus meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 7 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • 60 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 27 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

RiLee Andros

We loved staying here and had no issues! Room was clean and had plenty of space, beds were comfy, staff was helpful, and the breakfast was delicious As a traveler on a budget, I have stayed in a lot of Super 8s and Motel 6s, and this was a huge step up from that for a very good price The pool and jacuzzi were great, we had them to ourselves on a Sunday night and it was lovely

The breakfast was hot and delicious, and the staff stayed really on top of making sure all the breakfast items were refilled/stocked The couch in our room pulled out to be a bed, and it was not nearly as comfy as the beds, but worked great for our group of 3 adults who each wanted our own bed space Parking was easy We would definitely stay here again

Alex Hyer

I’d say everything here is pretty good There’s a pool and spa as well as a pretty good breakfast overall They deserve a solid 5 stars for service

One of our rooms had some condensation dripping from the A/C which is above the room They immediately checked on it and—when they determined they wouldn’t be able to fix it immediately—switched us to the closest room they could find without hesitation Great staff overall!

California Jones

It’s decent A bit stale smelling Breakfast was good

Won’t touch the pool or jacuzzi here but jacuzzi doesn’t look bad Room was clean Carpet was not the best; wore sandals because I didn’t trust it Shower was clean and room had a balcony Why can’t we smoke in hotels like this? It’s 2022 and they need to stop acting like the place already smells like roses(it doesn’t) Weight room open 24 hours which was Awesome and clean But the door doesn’t lock; I’d hate for my girl to go there alone… Out of the 3 25-3-star hotels in this area, this was the cheapest and feels like it

4. The Beachfront Inn & Suites at Dana Point (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the road from the beach, this relaxed hotel on the Pacific Coast Highway is 2 miles from Dana Point Harbor, and 5 miles from the cafes and boardwalk at the vibrant San Clemente Pier.Unpretentious rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and microwaves, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus balconies with ocean views.A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served in a low-key dining room. A terrace features a hot tub with ocean views. Coin-operated laundry facilities and parking (fee) are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • 6 min drive to Doheny State Beach
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 33 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Some guests complained about the hot tub
  • Guests praised the balconies

Feedback From Real Customers

Kat Downs

Beautiful hotel room The couch is the only downside it’s not great But the view from the patio is stunning

The bed was firm, pillows comfortable, front desk guy was super nice getting us checked in very late Breakfast had some tasty pastries, juice, milk, coffee, yogurt, cereal and boiled eggs Fridge and microwave in the room is a nice addition Very happy with our stay here

Femme Fatale

If I could give a negative rating i would For starters, they didn’t give me the room I booked Second this place is not clean at all

the toilet was dirty and the bathroom smelled Oh and don’t get tricked with the beachfront more like street front There is nothing close to the beach about this place The personal did not comeOff as friendly or helpful at all Breakfast sucks Basically spend your money elsewhere

Marycruz Serrano

We booked a beachfront suite for our anniversary An hour in the suite my fiance comes out of the bathroom soaking because water was pouring out of the ceiling They moved us to another “suite” before we saw it they told us it was going to be better and bigger

It wasn’t it was partial view and smaller Which is fine but they still wanted to charge us the same I looked on their website it was at least a $30 difference per nightThe next day I’m in my room and a man came in my room through the balcony, please note this happened on the 3rd floor Its been a hassle trying to get this fixed We stayed 4/13-4/15 They really didn’t seem to care or take anything into consideration

5. Holiday Inn Express San Clemente N – Beach Area, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel in a mission-style building off I-5 is 2 miles from Casa Romantica, 5 miles from Doheny State Beach and 7 miles from San Juan Capistrano mission.Sophisticated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and work areas, as well as microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded rooms have pull-out sofas, as do suites, which add separate lounge areas, and kitchenettes with wet bars.Complimentary perks include parking and hot breakfast. Other amenities consist of a heated outdoor pool and a fitness room. Pets are welcome (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 8 min drive to Casa Romantica
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Julie Worthy Photography

This is our favorite place to stay in San Clemente The staff is wonderful and friendly We checked in after a crazy two days of travel and it felt like coming home

The hotel is clean The managers are super helpful! Breakfast is always good! I would recommend this hotel, pool and all to anyone looking for a clean, friendly and convenient place to stay! Thanks STAFF for making our fifth trip as awesome as the first! We will be back!

Princess Butterfly Daisy

Best Hotel In San Clemente! It’s quiet and clean and it has the most wonderful ocean breeze The shower / Bathroom is very spa like and the towels always smell so good The breakfast is delicious and the staff is amazing

Especially Guazy she’s always professional and polite and happy to answer any of you’re questions We will definitely be back soon Don’t forget to check out the pool! It’s a must

Katelynn Santiago-Akdag

Stayed here last weekend for a couple of days with my husband The hotel is in an excellent location–close to downtown and conveniently located next to the freeway It only took 5-7 min to drive to downtown/the pier

A big plus is they offer complimentary breakfast The room itself was clean overall They had a lot of bench space to put your luggage, hang clothes etc, which I really appreciated The bed was very comfortable! My biggest complaint was the noise from the hallway You can hear everything going on outside your door So that really got annoying, since I am a light sleeper Also a minor complaint, was that our card key had some trouble with staying active We came back to the hotel from a wedding around 1:30am and it was annoying getting to our room and not being able to get in Thankfully there was someone at the front office that was able to reactivate the card Overall, If you’re staying just a couple days, this is a good hotel that meets your needs

6. Travelodge by Wyndham San Clemente Beach (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from the San Clemente Municipal Golf Club, this relaxed ocean-view hotel is 7.9 miles from Doheny State Beach and 9.2 miles from Mission San Juan Capistrano.The straightforward rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Most rooms have balconies, and some have ocean views. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.Parking is free for cars and large vehicles. Meeting space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 14 min walk to شاطئ سان كليمنتي ستيت
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 13 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

JoAnn Hays

The rooms are very nice – we got one that had a beautiful ocean view on the third floor Only problem with the ocean view is that you get the traffic noise and if you’re sensitive to noise, don’t get an ocean view room They are very clean and nicely decorated and the owners are extremely nice and helpful

I would stay there again in a heart beat!!

Nori Y

Room was very clean and in great condition, staff was greatI was on the back side and did not notice any freeway noise Parking was mostly in a small parking garage with a low ceiling with a few more spots in the back, if you have a large vehicle I would check ahead first

The staff was great making sure I was able to park were I would be comfortable

Destiny Flores

The staff was absolutely horrible to my elderly mother We will not go back And during the evening they gave her room away and a perfect stranger (thankfully not a crazy) walked in her room

Almost giving her another heart attack then the front desk called her room rudely asking what she was doing in there It wasnt handled professionally at all Thankfully they “found her reservation and my mother could stay” This is not a big hotel UnacceptableAnd the beds were not great and extremely cheap patio chairs

7. Courtyard by Marriott Foothill Ranch Irvine East/Lake Forest (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel is 4.8 miles from the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and 7.5 miles from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 4 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, an exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms
  • 13 min drive to O’Neill Regional Park
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 14 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 20 times
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Erin Lucke Starr

Rooms are clean and hotel is nice – unfortunately I can’t say the same for a front desk staff member who made my experience less than ideal I had been staying two nights previously and just needed one additional night I walked in said I’d like to book a room to which the night front desk clerk Informed me that he is not able to make a reservation and I would have to do it online

I thought I was being punked because I’m literally standing at the front desk of the hotel and in a less than pleasant fashion repeated “online, online, yes online” I asked for anyone else that could me and their name and number and they let me know that that person wouldn’t be here until Monday Which means they don’t have a manager Saturday and Sunday and conveniently they’re out of all the contact information for this person This really ruined my experience that was so great for the first two nights that I stayed here That’s very unfortunate And both outlets at the bed only work if the light is turned on in this room

Kevin Neuer

Nice location clean hotelStolen items from room by housekeepingDeposit wasn’t released for two weeks and 7 phone calls ( must have slipped through the cracks they said )Stay at Hilton across the road not as pretty but a comfortable clean quiet stay

8. Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an area with bars and casual eateries off Interstate 5, this informal hotel is 4 miles from downtown, 5 miles from live music at the FivePoint Amphitheatre and 9 miles from Laguna Beach.The understated rooms come with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. Room service is offered.Amenities include a low-key restaurant and bar, as well as a 24-hour convenience store. There’s also an outdoor pool, a gym and a patio. Parking and a hot breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 60 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 16 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Peter Margolin

I have stayed here on 3 separate occasions for business and personal reasons Once again The property, rooms, amenities and staff are all 5 star in every way The rooms are contemporary and outstanding for cleanliness and comfort

Every part of the property is maintained perfectly The front desk people, house keeping, and everyone that works here does a wonderful job They all define “fine hospitality “ Better than the Ritz or Waldorf Go out of your way to stay It’s perfect

Lena Castles

Definitely staying here again! Rooms were spacious, quiet, very clean with nice decor The bed was very comfortable Location was very convenient

Staff was friendly, although I didn’t have to go to the front desk or ask for anything from housekeeping or maintenance Whenever I walked thru the hotel, all staff greeted me and other guests I’m a Hilton Honors member and I used the app to check in and out and used the digital room key The app is great! Overall excellent stay!

Lauren Gonzalez

MAJOR thank you to Angelo (I believe that was his name) working the evening of Sunday the 10th I came in very exhausted after finding a cockroach in my room at the best western across the street at 10pm and he was so kind and helpful He was personable and very nice, and made me feel so much safer and better

The hotel is clean, modern, and easy to navigate Room was very cozy and perfect for a business traveler like myself

9. Nomads Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 101 Avenida Serra, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Phone: (949) 492-6000
  • Ratings: 4.8 (277 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Nomads Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Colorful rooms in trendy hotel with a restaurant/bar & ocean views, plus a free surf break shuttle.

About this hotel

Surrounded by restaurants and bars, in a low-rise building less than a mile from San Clemente Pier train station, this hip hotel is 3 miles from the surf breaks at the Trestles Beach.Colorful rooms feature high-speed Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Some have kitchenettes, and there’s 1 with a furnished patio. Rooms with bunk beds are available.A shuttle to surf breaks is complimentary. A casual restaurant/bar with overhead displays of surf boards has a deck that provides ocean views. Surf rentals and lessons are offered, as is breakfast.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 10 min walk to Casa Romantica
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked “cantinas”, mentioned 10 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Meg Young

We loved staying at Nomads over the weekend We had the Boat Room, which was perfect for just my husband and I The themed rooms are so fun, bright, and colorful

The little added touches in the rooms were unexpected and appreciated The ease of check in and information sent to us regularly was super helpful And to be able to go to the restaurant upstairs was such a treat after a day at the beach Oh, and the bed was terrific too!Thank you for a great stay!Thanks

Ceci LaPeti

We loved staying at Nomads Location is perfect, staff is friendly, room was comfyTheir checking process was great

The Nomads canteen has great foodI would suggest adding a night lamp to the bed sides, so you don’t need to turn all the lights on in the middle of the nightThe only reasons I downgraded my review was because of the noise and because there was no internal latch mechanism to lock the doorThe noise is not terrible, but you can definitely hear the restaurant above the rooms They do a great job providing soft noise makers and ear plugs to combat itWe will definitely come back

Monique Vancini

I love this hotel, it is themed and super clean quiet and cozy I only live 1 1/2 hours away and I still come stay here My children love it and me and my husband also come stay here alone too! Perfect for family and singles

They have a great restaurant upstairs and offer surf camp and beach rentals It is walking distance to beach and restaurants It is perfectly nestled in San Clemente! My vacation spot just a jump skip away! You’ll love it!

10. Casablanca Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1601 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Phone: (949) 361-1644
  • Ratings: 4.3 (665 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Casablanca Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a courtyard fountain & ocean views, plus free breakfast.

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel is 5 miles from Doheny State Beach and 7 miles from Mission San Juan Capistrano.Warmly furnished rooms offer coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add minifridges, microwaves, balconies and/or pull-out sofas. Most rooms look onto a courtyard, while others offer ocean views.Continental breakfast is provided at no additional cost. There’s also an outdoor pool, an exercise room, and a furnished courtyard with a fountain.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds and the kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to Casa Romantica
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some disliked the furniture
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 26 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the clean outdoor pool and praised the hot tub
  • Guests praised the balconies

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica S

The inn has great bones Great location Friendly staff

And a nice old building that embodied the feel of San Clemente well The rooms, however, need some work The shower was barely safe to stand in when the water was running, making getting cleaned up unnecessarily difficult And though the breakfast room is a good idea, it needs more breakfast options The fruit, yogurt, pastries, waffles & microwavable breakfast sandwiches are a good start, but just the addition of cereal options and milk for either cereal or the coffee would go a long way The dry dairy substitute barely makes coffee palatable if you’re used to anything else, & milk or the little creamers aren’t much more workAlso, though they supposedly gave WIFI it was very unreliable & did not seem to be a secure network even though the front desk offered a password for it–a password that either wasn’t needed or didn’t work when it was Also some sort of low-enery nightlight in the bathroom would make the room much safer at night for considerate people who don’t want to turn on the light & wake others up

Al E

We stayed 5 nights in early February Clean, friendly staff, a very good value in the north end of San Clemente Nice heated pool and spa

Good basic breakfast (coffee, tea, OJ, yogurt, avocado toast, home made waffles, granola bars, fruit) Easy walk to the ocean & beach trailhead Good food close by at The Schwack (Mexican), Super Bowl Express (take away) & the Riders Club Cafe (burgers) Ten minute walk up to Del Mar with many good restaurants and pubs

Miss Valerie

I used to come to this place and always loved it IT IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT and the receptionist was so rude and unaccomadating as I had problem walking with my sciatica She refused to help with the luggage or have someone coming to help me

the location is great, the rooms are outdated The lady with ginger hair at the breakfast place as always been nice even in the past But a bunch of the new management staff are unhelpful and mean

11. Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo – Laguna Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a modern building on a leafy property, this contemporary all-suite hotel is 3 miles from Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, 7 miles from the Laguna Art Museum and 10 miles from Aliso Beach.Relaxed studios offer kitchens with dishwashers, microwaves and fridges, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The 1- to 2-bedroom suites add separate living/dining areas with pull-out sofas.Complimentary perks include hot breakfast, a grocery shopping service and weekday evening socials. There’s also an outdoor saltwater pool beside a wraparound patio that has a bar and a fire pit. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have minibars
  • 8 min drive to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes but some complained about the furniture
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 62 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 10 times
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Anthony Martinez

Well for starters the bed was not made correctly Instead of a comforter there was a fitted sheet in its place It made for a horrible sleep

We also needed some towels so we decided to ask for room service after the third day They said we needed to stay 5 nights to get that service and it has to be scheduled 24 hours in advance On the fourth night my son decided to yell through the door we were out of toilet paper! Soooo I had to walk my happy rear end downstairs to get my own re fill of paper I just it was so weird that a hotel at this price you don’t get your room cleaned, have to get towels and re fill your own soap and toilet paper Not to mention it was a little dirty when we arrived but decided when they service the room we will let them know but that didn’t happen Luckily my wife brought Lysol wipes and cleaned the gross spots and floor herself If you like paying top dollar for a room and doing all your own housekeeping I would say this is definitely the place! Although the breakfast was delightfully good

keisha albert

Very nice hotel, the location is near a bunch of little shops you can walk to and it was near a small park that goes to a nice shopping center, Also only 15 mins from the beach! The hotel itself was clean and spacious had everything you needed to cook! The only reason I gave 3 stars was because the carpet in there was really dirty and brown and had dirt spots all over it definitely needed to be cleaned and was kind of Gross & The couch looked as if it needed to be cleaned as well!!I also would like to mention the breakfast is not great for this location, Not much of a selection you’ll definitely have to go somewhere for breakfast! I’ve been to Hilton suites where the breakfast was amazing a little disappointing in this one!

Audrey Luo

Pros: the hot tub, bigger roomCons: not so clean I found a long white piece of something in the coffee maker filter which looked like a worm (it’s too gross to take a picture)

There’s problem with the sink drainage too and it smelled bad The breakfast was over at 9am, way too early I was lucky to finish my business call at 8:50am so I had the chance to eat a few things The location was not convenient It’s far from the highway and main streets Would not stay there again

12. Sonesta Select Laguna Hills Irvine Spectrum (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off the San Diego Freeway, this hotel is 2.5 miles from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • 63 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 18 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Karen Curcio

My car was towed!!! It cost me $56500 to get my car out of the impound lot That was not my big frustration

My first frustration originated out of NO ONE being able to tell me why I was not contacted I registered late in one of the 7 ADA rooms I did not leave the hotel (Seven quick phone calls, asking the night crew)My second frustration originated from not finding anyone to drive me to the impound lot Not one taxi responded My husband asked a friend of his to take me the next dayMy third frustration originated from having no car and no food Did I mention I was diabetic? I mentioned this to the hotel Assistant Manager I was not even offered a protein bar—-nothing Did I mention the restaurant and bar were closed? Not only was I frustrated, I now had a headacheWould I stay here again? NOSonesta wants their guests to feel good staying at one of their properties Do I feel good? NOSonesta wants their team members to “communicate honestly” Did anyone communicate with meNO!!!Sonesta wants to be “synonymous with unrivaled hospitality” Huh????? What did you say??? Did I experience thisThis gets a HELL NO

13. Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to Interstate 5, this modern hotel is 3 miles from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 11 miles from the John Wayne Airport and 20 miles from Disneyland® Resort.The contemporary rooms come with free WiFi, 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some have balconies and pull-out sofas, and 2-bedroom loft suites are also available. Kids 18 and under can stay for free (with some restrictions).Amenities include free continental breakfast, a gym, a hot tub and an outdoor pool, plus meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 7 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • 60 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 27 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

RiLee Andros

We loved staying here and had no issues! Room was clean and had plenty of space, beds were comfy, staff was helpful, and the breakfast was delicious As a traveler on a budget, I have stayed in a lot of Super 8s and Motel 6s, and this was a huge step up from that for a very good price The pool and jacuzzi were great, we had them to ourselves on a Sunday night and it was lovely

The breakfast was hot and delicious, and the staff stayed really on top of making sure all the breakfast items were refilled/stocked The couch in our room pulled out to be a bed, and it was not nearly as comfy as the beds, but worked great for our group of 3 adults who each wanted our own bed space Parking was easy We would definitely stay here again

Alex Hyer

I’d say everything here is pretty good There’s a pool and spa as well as a pretty good breakfast overall They deserve a solid 5 stars for service

One of our rooms had some condensation dripping from the A/C which is above the room They immediately checked on it and—when they determined they wouldn’t be able to fix it immediately—switched us to the closest room they could find without hesitation Great staff overall!

California Jones

It’s decent A bit stale smelling Breakfast was good

Won’t touch the pool or jacuzzi here but jacuzzi doesn’t look bad Room was clean Carpet was not the best; wore sandals because I didn’t trust it Shower was clean and room had a balcony Why can’t we smoke in hotels like this? It’s 2022 and they need to stop acting like the place already smells like roses(it doesn’t) Weight room open 24 hours which was Awesome and clean But the door doesn’t lock; I’d hate for my girl to go there alone… Out of the 3 25-3-star hotels in this area, this was the cheapest and feels like it

14. Hampton Inn & Suites Mission Viejo (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Among commercial plazas off I-5, this straightforward hotel is a mile from The Shops at Mission Viejo mall and 4 miles from Mission San Juan Capistrano, dating from 1775.Bright, relaxed rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas, plus wet bars, microwaves and minifridges.Free breakfast is served in a cozy dining area with a fireplace. Other amenities include a courtyard with an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a waterfall, as well as a gym and a 24-hour convenience store.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • 13 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 11 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Neal Benson

Another great stay at the Hampton Inn and suites for me I really enjoy staying in these kind of placesThe rooms are bigger than your typical hotel room and I enjoy that

My room has a king size bed, a nice desk, and a couch that you can relax on The bathroom is super spacious and this one I don’t know if this hotel is brand-new or it was just recently remodeld but it is very nice I like the decor in the room and everything that they got going on hereWhat you also get with this places you get breakfast in the morning I stopped in yesterday and had waffles and granola You can also get some hard-boiled eggs there too They also have a nice variety of fruitThe grounds are really well kept also I wish I would’ve had a chance to make it to the pool or the Jacuzzi but I didn’t get there So maybe you’ll have to check it out for me on your next day

Cem Ozar

Very spacious room, room and bed clean and comfy Tv was good Breakfast was poor

We have waited 5mins for cream to have a white coffee Lady , taking care of the breakfast area appeared very rare, so we had to investigate in the breakfast area for spoon, eggs etc Hotel was very quite and relaxing till students arrived 🙂 The man at the reception was really helpful

15. Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-By-The-Sea (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the street from a beach along the Pacific Ocean, this straightforward hotel is 32 miles from Disney California Adventure Park.Relaxed rooms offer flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and desks, plus minifridges, wet bars, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs, balconies and/or ocean views.Amenities include free hot breakfast and parking, as well as a sundeck with a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves
  • 5 min drive to Doheny State Beach
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 54 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 19 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Desiree Garcia

We stayed in a suite with a King size bed and whirlpool hot tub The tub was amazing and well worth the upgrade The room was clean and freshly remodeled, more modern than cozy, the bed could use a couple more pillows, and because I really liked the citrus scented soap and face wash wished there was more in the room along with a bubble bath option for the hot tub

The hotel is directly across the street from the ocean and you could walk there after complementary waffles and yummy coffee along with other breakfast options The service here is awesome, friendly and professional I’m coming back as soon as possible

Sandyy Dii

I’ll start by stating that Phil and Xandria were both so very welcoming and their hospitality outshines the sun rays on the water We stayed here for 3 days and from the views to the beautiful large rooms, were all above our expectations The rooms were clean and well kept up

Both Phil and another employee personally came to our room to make sure we did not need anything and when we did they were right on it Customer service this superior is hard to come by these days we truly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back

Dwayne Favors

Yes, this is an updated older hotel Yes, the shower isn’t as hot as you probably have at home I read reviews of every hotel in Dana Point before booking for our trip, and they all have similar good and bad

This one seemed to have the best good reviews, and I’m glad The owners are amazing, gracious hosts We got a room with a beach view, so there was no one above us, and the view was great Breakfast was typical, and not something I choose a hotel for, anyway The room was clean, but there were spots of age in the bathroom Nothing of any concern, even to my extremely picky wife (who bristled harshly when I told her we were staying at a Best Western) Even she was pleasantly surprised by the hotel All-in-all, I doubt there is a better place to stay with an ocean view in the area, so book here with confidence

16. Sonesta Simply Suites Irvine East Foothill (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 3 miles from Interstate 5, this low-key, all-suite hotel is 5 miles from Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and 19 miles from the beachfront Crystal Cove State Park.Unassuming studios provide kitchens and dining tables, as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas. The 1-bedroom suites have separate living rooms.Complimentary amenities include parking and guest laundry facilities. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center, a snack bar, and a picnic area with BBQ grills. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 9 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • 63 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned fitness centers 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Chi Tran

I honestly wanted to like this place I tested it out for 7 nights to see if I could tolerate living here for 2 months for work

I couldn’tCons:*Little tiny bugs everywhere in my bathroom, even when I called the front desk to have housekeeping clean it, the bugs kept coming back They were crawling around in the bathtub and on the bottom of the toilet floor The sad thing is, front desk didn’t believe me Said, “We’ve never heard about any bug issues from any rooms before so this is new”*Old place The whole place needs remodeling but I hear they are in the works of it in fall at some pointPros:*Comfortable beds- on the soft side of you like that*Soft sheet linens*Free washer and dryer use*Free parking*Large TV*Decent size kitchen*Kitchen Supplies includedOverall, it would have been better if the place looked newer and there was an absence of little black bugs in my bathroom

Tim Musa

For a 2⭐️ hotel, this was actually very nice Fairly quiet clientele The laundry facilities were free and clean (but bring your detergent since I didn’t see any in the mostly empty “pantry”

) the room itself was clean and functional The kitchenette did everything we needed, with just enough dishes to get the job done for the three of us All in all a nice find when we were in a jam with our previous hotel plan

Vincent Jacobo

The people working the office were great But the room smelled of disinfectant Loose tiles in bathroom, broken door latch on entry door, broken lock on bathroom door, chair needed to be reupholstered

First time at this hotel Wanted to be close to Lake Forest as my son lives nearby Next time I’ll stay by the airport and drive Really not a bad location or hotel just needs some pride of ownership

17. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Forest – Irvine East, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set amid shopping plazas on a broad, tree-lined thoroughfare, this straightforward hotel is 4 miles from I-5, 6 miles from the Pretend City Children’s Museum and 7 miles from hiking trails in Red Rock Canyon.Down-to-earth rooms feature free Internet access, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, in addition to minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas with sofas.Parking and a breakfast buffet are complimentary. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, plus guest laundry facilities and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 13 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 14 times
  • Guests mentioned “a pillow” 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Rachel Erdmann

The staff was exceptional Todd was so friendly, going above and beyond to make our stay more enjoyable He recommended an excellent restaurant and suggested a beautiful place to walk where our children could enjoy the wildlife

The room was clean, breakfast was good, and this hotel is in a great location, sharing a driveway with Starbucks! I was also able to use the on-site washer/dryer (for a small fee) to take care of some laundry I highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a simple and relaxing stay!

Evan Tian

Best service ever!!! This was genuinely the best service that my family and I have ever received, not just for a hotel but any place that we’ve visited All of this is thanks to Todd! As soon as we walked in Todd made sure that we had everything we needed and really helped us get settled in He has to be one of the nicest and most amazing people I’ve ever met, I’m super grateful for all that he’s done for us in our stay

Thanks Todd!The hotel itself is super nice too, with spacious bedrooms and nice, clean bathrooms Complimentary breakfast was amazing as well!All in all, I definitely look forward to coming back to this hotel whenever I visit the area again

Kurt G

Room was very clean, and the hotel grounds were very nice and cleanBeds were comfortable and the sheets and pillows were great and you could tell that they were fresh and cleanThe staff was very friendly and helpful in all aspects especially Todd at the front desk

Todd went above and beyond for myself, and the 15 guest (Hockey Team) that stayed at the hotelThe staff at the hotel immediately rectified one issue I had with my room and made it right for my stayOver all this is a Holiday Inn Express You are not going to experience the amenities of a luxury resort hotel, nor are you going to pay the price of a luxury hotelThe breakfast that was included with our stay was very acceptable Hot and fresh and I can’t stress how clean the hotel is Clean hotels are the most important part of my stay and this hotel nailed itOnce again a shout out to Todd and the staff for making our stay enjoyable after traveling from Alaska

18. Laguna Hills Lodge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Less than a mile from I-5, this informal, family-owned hotel is 8.2 miles from Orange County Great Park, and 12.3 miles from Crystal Cove at Newport Beach.Accessed by exterior corridors, the relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, plus desks, minifridges and microwaves. Some rooms also have balconies.Amenities include free on-site parking and continental breakfast, plus discounts at nearby chain restaurants. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, Finnish saunas and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large, clean rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 8 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “Continental Breakfast” 11 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

M Nelson

Our time there was very nice, but the room is dated and some of the furniture could use some repair/scratch treatment They could also update the chairs in the room to something a little more comfortable Otherwise, the breakfast was basically continental/American and had some decent choices

The hotel is also conveniently located to shopping and many good restaurants and fast food places I would recommend them to anyone who wants a decent place to stay for a reasonable price

Sue H

My cousin and his wife stayed here to be close to my Mom in Laguna Woods They were given a discount on the room, and breakfast was included They reported it was very nice

There was a fridge in the room and she loved the heat lamp and plush towels in the bathroom! It was very clean and they loved the beautiful grounds They would definitely stay here again

Tommy Savage

Great clean rooms with a so-so continent breakfast, but it is free, so how can I complain The brightest point of the hotel besides it’s cleanliness, great sized rooms and fair prices is the staff that works there They are the most helpful individuals I have ever met

They were always concerned about my needs and did everything they could to take care of everything for me It didn’t matter if it was the morning shift or evening shift they were all fantastic! Thank you ladies and gentlemen for being true professionals!

19. Dana Point Marina Inn (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set across from Dana Point Harbor, this straightforward hotel is an 8-minute drive from Mission San Juan Capistrano and a 15-minute drive from Laguna Beach.Each of the laid-back rooms include private balconies, minifridges and free Wi-Fi. Suites add kitchenettes and sitting areas; some feature fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.Free perks include continental breakfast and parking. There’s also a heated outdoor pool and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min walk to Doheny State Beach
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly and professional
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are outdated and unclean
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 10 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and free weights
  • Guests praised the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Nathan Crolius

Great location, within walking distance to everything you need The building is in need of some updating, but the staff is phenomenal Christine at the front desk was the most helpful and friendly person we’ve ever met! Knowledgeable of the area and willing to do whatever she could to make our stay great! Even lent my friend her hairspray while we were getting ready for a wedding

Wendy was also great and gave us good good food recommendations Will definitely be back Thanks for a great stay

Bruce Shark

Older place Still coolGreat clean pool and jacuzzi

Decent free breakfast in morningStaff is polite and helpfulLower cost place, as many of the surrounding places to stay are extremely expensiveClose to things to do and there is a cool trolley that’s freeit will take you up and down the coastWould definitely stay here again

Sabrina Fryer

I loved this place! They were super helpful and accommodating We had booked a room nearby at the Beachfront Inn two months in advance who decided they could get more money by giving our room to someone else since the mask mandate had been lifted and things got busy We were 800 miles from home and left with nowhere to go and one day notice to find something else

I’m so glad we found the Dana Point Marina Inn because they saved us They were the friendliest staff and gave us a ton of information on food, activities and shopping in the area They kept our luggage for us so we could get lunch while we waited for our room to be cleaned They also let us in to hang out at the pool while we waited The rooms were clean and it was nice to have a balcony to sit on and take in the fresh ocean air

20. Fairfield Inn by Marriott Mission Viejo Orange County (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-5, this relaxed hotel is 11 miles from Doheny State Beach and 4 miles from Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club‎.Warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and work desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as tea and coffeemakers.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. Other amenities include a meeting/events room and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean but small
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and weight machines
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Vedant

Good budget hotel with no frills The location of the hotel is good and the rooms are clean and well kept The front desk staff is courteous and helpful

But, basic amenities like housekeeping services and complimentary refill of water bottles, tea/coffee pouches are not provided in the room The guests are asked to refill water bottles from the gymnasium (where you get only chilled water) or purchase them from the vending machine on the ground floor The breakfast menu is limited and very basic Overall good for a short weekend stay, but would not recommend for long stay

Syed Aftab

The hotel itself was great Nice and clean in a good location The reason for the low review is because of one of the employees there

He is an Asian man (for description purposes) He yelled at my aunt and other guests that were staying with us for a wedding because they were having a normal volume level conversation in the hotel lobby This employee threatened to call the police and have us kicked out of the hotel without a refund Again, the conversation was at normal, indoor-appropriate volume, away from guests rooms, in the lobby This kind of behavior is unacceptable The employee didn’t give a warning about the conversation at all and went off on my family out of nowhere Apparently this guy has been working there for 2 decades Get it together management It’s a shame that such a good hotel is tarnished by a bad employee

a mckee

I’m a big fan of the Fairfield Inn concept It’s always very comfortable and the staff very personable This location is great

While it’s part of the OC constant cluster of traffic, the rooms are clean, the price is great, and they are actually serving hot breakfast at this location It’s an older location but we’ll maintained with an outdoor pool too While television is not my reason for staying in a hotel, I like to have something decent to watch This is the first hotel I’ve been to that let’s you stream Showtime for free and it’s also Prime and Netflix ready It’s a hotel with all the comforts of home Great job Fairfield Inn! I’ll be back

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