by Courtney Elko
Located in Orange County, less than 20 minutes from the Disneyland parks and 10 minutes from the beach, the hotel experience at this Homewood Suites is ideal for families seeking a little more without the added expense. After a day of exploring, families can continue the fun back at the hotel at the outdoor pool, sports court, fire pit or game room. There’s no getting bored here!
This all-suite hotel features a kitchenette in the suites and the hotel staff is happy to go grocery shopping for you, a great convenience for families traveling. This ideally located hotel allows families to stay at a middle point between the beach and Disneyland when visiting California.
Our Editor Loves
- Game room and sports court
- Outdoor pool and fire pit
- Kitchenettes in suites
- Theme Park
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
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The 161 studio and one-bedroom suites all feature complimentary Wi-Fi. Rollaway beds, cribs and connecting rooms are available.
This all-suite hotel features plenty of space for families. One king or two queen beds are available in a studio or separate bedroom area with a flat-screen television and outlets by the bed. In the separate living room area (which can be separated by a door), there's a sleeper sofa, a second flat-screen television, dining table and a fully-equipped kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, sink, stovetop, dishwasher, coffeemaker and lots of dishes and cookware. Some suites feature a standup shower and others feature a shower/tub combination so be sure to request a tub if you so desire. The larger suites can accommodate seven to eight people and are ideal for families.
An in-room grocery shopping service is available to guests, too. Families can request that the hotel staff go grocery shopping at no additional cost. Families pay for the groceries, not the service.
Love this brand new and modern Homewood Suites in Irvine! Staff was very nice, friendly and helpful! The room is very spacious with nice kitchen area and walk in shower. Location is very convenient to everywhere. I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely come back here the next time I come visit CA.
Homewood Suites are typically middle-of-the-road hotels with consistently average service and amenities. Not this place. 'Helpful With a Smile' goes to whole different level here and the place is spotless and feels brand new. Breakfast is about what you'd expect at a property like this and the workout room is average but clean and well maintained. It's the immaculate facilities and freakishly helpful staff make cause me to highly recommend this place.
The large outdoor, heated pool is surrounded by lounge chairs with umbrellas, tables and chairs and a BBQ grill cooking area for guests to enjoy. There are restrooms located just inside the pool area. The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Just beyond the pool is a sports court for kids to play volleyball, basketball, soccer or whatever game they desire. All the sports equipment you could need is found outside and ready to be used at no additional charge. The sports court is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Situated next to the pool is a fire pit area surrounded by cozy chairs and couches, perfect to enjoy on a crisp SoCal evening.
The game room, located just off the lobby, features billiards tables and a shuffleboard table. There are couches to lounge on and a large flat-screen television that features family-friendly movies. A small outdoor patio area is situated outside the game room and offers tables and chairs in the sun. Board games, like Jenga, are available at the front desk and can be enjoyed in the game room, outside by the fire pit or in the your room. The game room is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and key access is needed to enter.
Families will love to start the day at the free hot breakfast buffet. Things like eggs, cereal, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, bacon and more are available from 6 to 9 a.m. during the week and from 7 to 10 a.m. on the weekends. There is plenty of seating in the center lounge/living room type area just off the lobby, and the fireplace keeps things cozy.
Complimentary beer, wine, soda and light snacks are available during the evening social in the lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Located by the front desk, families will find food, snacks, wine, beer, toiletries and more for purchase at the Sweet Shop.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Guests are welcome to make a grocery list and request that hotel staff do the grocery shopping at no additional cost. Families pay for the groceries, not the service, and your refrigerator will be stocked while you are out exploring Irvine.
Complimentary parking is available in an outdoor lot.
An free shuttle is available to take guests to and from the John Wayne Airport, as well as anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel.
The fitness center, which is open 24/7, features cardio machines with individual TV screens and free weights. Gym towels and water are provided and the fitness center looks out onto the pool.
The Best Time to Visit
The summer months are the busiest at this hotel.
The John Wayne Airport is situated about five minutes away from this hotel. Los Angeles International Airport is about an hour away.
This hotel is conveniently located to the highway and many area restaurants and attractions. A vehicle is needed to see much of the area. Disneyland is about 20 minutes away and the beach is about 10 minutes away.
For Mom and Dad
You'll love the complimentary beer, wine, soda, and snacks, available during the evening social in the lobby from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The whole family is welcome.