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Lake Forest California Accommodations

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The Lake Forest center point is approximately the area of Arden Modjeska Historic Site and 2 miles east of Irvine Amtrak Station.

Many people come to Lake Forest, California, for the wine tasting opportunities, the sporting events, and the natural wonders that surround the city, but history buffs will find this city particularly pleasing. It's rife with historic sites, buildings, and monuments that help bring the past to life. If you enjoy the old as much as the new, consider booking your next vacation in Lake Forest. More from this guide...

Lake Forest Hotels & Accommodations

Candlewood Suites Lake Forest / Irvine East 3 South Pointe Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 122 suites in property
Prominence Hotel & Suites : 20768 Lake Forest Dr. 20768 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Check in time: 2:30pm
Residence Inn by Marriott
+1-800-997-5148
10 Morgan, Irvine, CA 92618 ~1.55 miles west of Lake Forest
  • Three Star property
  • 100 rooms in hotel
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Staybridge Suites in Lake Forest 2 Orchard, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum 23702 Rockfield Blvd., Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Extended Stay America Orange County Lake Forest 20251 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Check in time: 03:00PM
Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel 23192 Lake Center Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Low priced Convention Center hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
Holiday Inn Irvine Spectrum in Lake Forest 23131 Lake Center Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 5 floors in hotel
From$102
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Doubletree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum in Irvine 90 Pacifica Ave., Irvine, CA 92618 ~2.39 miles south of Lake Forest
  • 4-star Suburban property
  • 9 conference rooms in property
Comfort Inn at Irvine Spectrum - Laguna Hills 23061 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Website ~2.42 miles southwest of Lake Forest
  • Economy Suburban property
  • Hotel has 76 rooms
From$89
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Irvine East / Lake Forest 27082 Towne Centre Dr., Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 ~2.43 miles northeast of Lake Forest
  • Midscale Rural property
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
Hampton Inn Irvine East Lake Forest - Foothill Ranch 27102 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 ~2.47 miles northeast of Lake Forest
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$83
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Courtyard Foothill Ranch Irvine Spectrum : 27492 Portola Pkwy.
+1-800-881-1523
27492 Portola Pkwy., Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 ~2.61 miles northeast of Lake Forest
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00
Extended Stay America Irvine Spectrum in Irvine 30 Technology Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 ~3.02 miles west of Lake Forest
  • Low Cost Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Ayres Suites Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo 28941 Los Alisos Blvd., Mission Viejo, CA 92692 ~3.25 miles east of Lake Forest
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 8 suites in hotel
From$145
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
The Hills Hotel An Ascend Collection Hotel in Laguna Hills 25205 La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Website ~3.45 miles south of Lake Forest
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 13 conference rooms in property
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods - Laguna Woods 24341 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA 92637 ~3.47 miles southwest of Lake Forest
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Ayres Hotel & Spa Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo 28951 Los Alisos Blvd., Mission Viejo, CA 92692 ~3.58 miles east of Lake Forest
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$90
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La Quinta Inn Irvine Spectrum 14972 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618 ~4.51 miles west of Lake Forest
  • Economical Highway property
  • 2 conference rooms in property
Fairfield Inn Mission Viejo 26328 Oso Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92691 ~4.80 miles south of Lake Forest
  • Three Star Highway property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
From$104
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Candlewood Suites : 16150 Sand Canyon Ave. 16150 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618 ~4.94 miles west of Lake Forest
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • 122 suites in hotel
From$81
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach - Aliso Viejo 110 Vantis Dr., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 ~5.17 miles southwest of Lake Forest
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 129 rooms in property
Residence Inn Irvine Airport
+1-800-230-4134
2855 Main St., Irvine, CA 92614 ~8.86 miles west of Lake Forest
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 174 suites
From$399
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Hyatt Regency Irvine : 17900 Jamboree Rd.
+1-800-997-5148
17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, CA 92614 ~8.97 miles west of Lake Forest
  • High end Airport hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$79
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Hotel Laguna
+1-888-690-5247
425 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 ~9.11 miles southwest of Lake Forest
  • 3-star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 5 meeting rooms
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Heritage Hill Historical Park should rank at the top of your list of things to do here. It's a tiny village with four separate historic buildings that contain exhibits and artifacts dating back hundreds of years. It's open from Wednesday through Sunday, and if you'd like a guided tour, consider making a reservation in advance.

Then you have Arden: The Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens. It's a gorgeous place to visit, whether you're there for the history or the beautiful gardens. Actress Helena Modjeska originally owned the house, but it now belongs to the city. You can take self-guided or guided tours of both the gardens and the house to learn how the actress lived and worked in her own home as well as enjoying the landscaping she so lovingly cultivated.

Now that you've whetted your appetite for a Lake Forest vacation, it's time to choose your hotel and book your reservations. Fortunately, this city offers many to choose from regardless of your budget or preferences.

Best Time to Visit Lake Forest, CA

Located just outside Irvine in southern California, Lake Forest enjoys beautiful weather all year long. Summers bring more heat and tourists, so if you prefer a more relaxed environment, you might want to wait for another season. However, the Lake Forest community hosts more festivals and events between May and August, so if you're interested in those types of entertainment options, consider a summer vacation.

In the winter, lows can dip into the 40s or below, so you won't want to spend much time on the water. However, daily highs remain tolerable, so you can save on hotel prices and avoid tourist crowds if you select this time of year for your Lake Forest vacation. Alternatively, you can choose the more moderate shoulder seasons. Fall gets a little more rainfall than spring, though southern California is notorious for its low precipitation rates. Hotel prices start to fall in September and don't pick back up again until April or May.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Lake Forest, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Lake Forest

Lake Forest, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. price trends by star rating class in Lake Forest, CA. Browse these line graphs to evaluate the cheapest time period to book a room in Lake Forest for your upcoming travels.

Best Luxury Hotel Options in Lake Forest, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $154.85

When you're searching for luxury in Lake Forest, you might have to step out of town a few miles to get the best amenities. The Fairfield Inn Mission Viejo Orange County is located in Mission Viejo, California, which is fewer than 5 miles south of Lake Forest. This upscale hotel offers numerous perks, including a complimentary shuttle service that will take you anywhere within a 5-mile radius of the establishment. Of course, the luxury doesn't stop there.

There's a huge fitness center at the Fairfield Inn Mission Viejo Orange County that includes numerous machines and free weights to help you stay fit even while you're on vacation. There's an outdoor swimming pool and spa for relaxation and fitness, and you get a free hot breakfast every morning. Plus, the beautifully styled guest rooms come with flat-screen televisions that serve DirecTV with HBO as well as other modern conveniences.

You'll also find luxurious accommodations at the Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum. Every room and suite comes with a balcony, so you don't have to leave your lodgings to breathe fresh California air. You'll get a free hot breakfast every morning before you start your sightseeing adventures as well as a daily newspaper and free wireless internet throughout the hotel. Use the guest laundry services to refresh your wardrobe and take a dip in the outdoor pool.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Lake Forest

Best Affordable Hotel Options in Lake Forest, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $141.41

A vacation doesn't have to mean depleting your savings. If you stay at the Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel, for instance, you'll get great rates without having to sacrifice cleanliness or comfort. This branded hotel features modern decor and design, which will appeal to many travelers, and its outdoor pool allows guests to cool off during brutal Lake Forest summers.

There's a fitness center and a business center as well as a friendly reception staff. The guest rooms are minimalist, which makes them feel more spacious, and you'll enjoy watching cable channels on your flat-screen hotel from either a king or queen bed. The bathrooms are on the small side, but you'll get plenty of toiletries and fluffy towels.

Alternatively, save a buck or two at The Prominence Hotel and Suites. It's an interesting choice because of its great nightly rates, but you can also splurge on add-ons if you wish. For instance, you can choose a room with a Blu-ray player and a computer if you wish, or upgrade to a suite that comes with a separate seating area. However, if you're on a budget, even the most basic rooms offer comfortable beds, spacious baths, and flat-screen televisions.

You can take a swim in the outdoor pool, avail yourself of the free premium coffee the hotel serves in the lobby, or work in some exercise at the on-site gym. This hotel is also ideal for corporate travelers, offering free hotel shuttles for select customers and other perks.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Lake Forest

2 Star Average Prices: $105.72

2 Star Hotel Prices in Lake Forest

Which Lake Forest hotels have real discounts?

If you want to shave a few bucks from your final hotel bill, consider staying at The Prominence Hotel & Suites. It offers discounts of up to 10 percent for travelers who produce AAA membership cards. Some of the chain hotels in Lake Forest might also offer discounts for AAA members, senior citizens, military personnel, and government workers.

Additionally, consider booking your reservation well in advance. Some hotels lower their rates for early birds so that they can secure a paying customer, but you might need to make your arrangements up to 12 weeks in advance.

Best Value Hotel Options in Lake Forest, CA

All-suite hotels often offer the best value, and the Extended Stay America - Orange County - Lake Forest provides the perfect example. The upscale furnishings and decor will fool you into thinking you've chosen an upscale hotel, but you'll smile when you receive your bill at the end of your stay. Every room comes with a fully equipped kitchen that includes basics like a microwave and refrigerator but extends to a stove, oven, utensils, dishes, and other essentials for cooking in your room.

You can start your day with the complimentary grab-and-go breakfast then do your laundry in the coin-operated machines. The outdoor pool can prove refreshing on a hot summer day, and you'll get free wireless internet access throughout the hotel, so you can stay connected.

Alternatively, book your room at the Staybridge Suites Irvine East/Lake Forest. It offers great bang for your buck, featuring amenities like free buffet breakfasts, an on-site fitness center, free standard Wi-Fi, comfortable suites, and a well-equipped business center. You can also arrange your dry cleaning through the hotel and make a splash in the heated outdoor pool and whirlpool spa.

The Best Restaurants in Lake Forest, CA

Restaurants in Lake Forest range from fast food to gourmet cuisine. Regardless of your taste and palate, you'll find plenty to eat in this picturesque lakeside town.

If you're looking for casual dining options that you won't find in your own town, stop by The Habit Burger Grill. This fast food establishment gets rave reviews because it loads its burgers with fresh, crisp vegetables and serves unique sides with its sandwiches.

If you're more in the mood for Mexican food in a cheerful atmosphere, make reservations at La Cocina de Ricardo. It's a festive joint that serves huge portions of enchiladas, nachos, fajitas, and every other south-of-the-border favorite. Taco lovers can save money by timing their visits for Taco Tuesdays, while travelers who have trouble choosing between dishes should shoot for one of the inventive combination plates.

Seafood lovers might want to check out the California Fish Grill. It's a casual eatery that specializes in fried and grilled fish, and it also offers an excellent wine list. Consider stopping here for lunch on a weekday if you want to beat the crowds and enjoy a pick-me-up before your next sightseeing adventure.

Romantics, on the other hand, should make reservations at Tutto Famiglia. It's an upscale Italian restaurant that specializes in delicious pasta dishes — served alongside a glass of your favorite vino, of course. As the restaurant's name suggests, it's a family-owned business that has garnered excellent reviews in the community and serves as the perfect date-night destination.

Lake Forest offers the perfect vacation spot any time of year. You'll find yourself less than an hour from the beach, but why fight the crowds on the sand when you have the lake in your own backyard? Book a reservation at one of the hotels recommended above to get ready for your next exciting adventure.

Verified reviews of the city of Lake Forest

Below are reviews of the city of Lake Forest, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Really Pleasant!"
Score 4.0 / 5

When I think of Lake Forest, green comes to mind. Lake Forest is tall trees and green lawns with houses and bindings nestled among.

Carol P., from 18-Dec-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Lake Forest, CA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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