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Santa Ana California Hotels & Motels

Find accommodations in Santa Ana with the hotel list provided below. Find cheap and discounted hotel/motel rates in or nearby Santa Ana, CA for your personal leisure or group travel. We show the best Santa Ana, California hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Santa Ana area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Santa Ana hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Santa Ana Group Hotel Rates

The Santa Ana center is about the area of Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse and 1 mile west of Santa Ana Zoo.

Santa Ana is the second largest city in Orange County, California. The population is about 329,427, making Santa Ana the 57th-largest city by population in the country. Since it's only about 10 miles from the southern California coast, Santa Ana is a popular tourist destination for those who want to hit the beach and have some fun in the sun. Another agreeable feature for tourists is that it's considered a safe city; in 2011 Forbes Magazine named Santa Ana the fourth-safest city with a population over 250,000.

Santa Ana consists of several districts, each of which gives residents and visitors unique choices. The downtown area offers a variety of housing and retail areas. The Midtown district offers the majority of the city's entertainment options, such as the Discovery Science Center, the Bowers Museum, and MainPlace Mall. The Metro East area of the city, near the intersection of the Santa Ana and Costa Mesa freeways, is mostly a development district; however, it also houses the Santa Ana Zoo. Southern California's largest shopping center, South Coast Plaza, is located in the South Coast Metro section. More from this guide...

Santa Ana Hotels & Accommodations

Clarion Inn & Suites John Wayne Airport - Santa Ana 2620 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Red Roof Inn Santa Ana Ca - Santa Ana 2600 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Two-star hotel
  • Check-in time: 3pm
From$69
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Best Western Plus Meridian Inn & Suites in Orange 720 The City Dr. South, Orange, CA 92868 ~2.53 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 123 suites
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
CW Suites John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana 2701 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$85
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Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Ana / Orange County in Santa Ana 2720 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$111
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Best Western Orange County in Santa Ana
+1-800-881-1523
2700 Hotel Terrace, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$99
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County Santa Ana in Santa Ana
+1-800-997-5149
2721 Hotel Terrace, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • 181 rooms in hotel
From$75
Average 3.5 /5Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Orange County Airport 2726 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Midscale Airport property
  • 176 rooms in property
From$78
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport - Santa Ana 1325 East Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Motel 6 Irvine Orange County Airport - Santa Ana 1717 East Dyer Rd. Á, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • 2-star property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Best Western Orange Plaza 1302 West Chapman, Orange, CA 928682833 ~2.93 miles north of Santa Ana
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
From$100
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Candlewood Suites Irvine West : 2600 Red Hill Ave. 2600 Red Hill Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Economy Airport hotel
  • 122 sleeping rooms in hotel
Candlewood Suites Oc Airport Irvine West in Santa Ana 2600 South Red Hill Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Cheap Airport property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Candlewood Suites Garden Grove / Anaheim Area 12901 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843 ~3.09 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • Hotel has 133 rooms
Doubletree Santa Ana Orange County Airport 201 East Macarthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92707 Website
  • 4-star Airport property
  • 253 sleeping rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Express 12867 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843 ~3.13 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • 28 suites in hotel
Budget Inn & Suites in Santa Ana
+1-800-997-5148
1108 North Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • 2-star Resort hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Ayres Hotel Orange : 200 North City Dr. 200 North City Dr., Orange, CA 92868 ~3.20 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 3 suites in property
From$117
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott
+1-888-305-3366
8 Macarthur Place, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • 5 meeting rooms in property
From$69
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Key Inn & Suites 1611 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 ~3.20 miles east of Santa Ana
  • Low priced Highway property
  • 177 sleeping rooms in hotel
Doubletree by Hilton Anaheim / Orange County 100 The City Dr., Orange, CA 92868 ~3.30 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 15 suites in hotel
From$103
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Doubletree Club by Hilton in Santa Ana Seven Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Affordable Airport property
  • Check in: 03:00pm
From$92
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Motel 6 : 12091 Trask Ave.
+1-800-230-4134
12091 Trask Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92843 ~3.35 miles west of Santa Ana
  • Economy property
Alo Hotel in Orange 3737 West Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92868 ~3.39 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
From$109
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Irvine / Oc Airport - Irvine 17601 Fitch Ave., Irvine, CA 92614 ~3.44 miles south of Santa Ana
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Fitness center on property
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
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When to Visit Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The average high in the city ranges from 69 to 85 degrees, while the average low ranges from 46 to 64 degrees. Rainfall in the summer is extremely low, but in the winter, the city averages up to three inches per month.

For many tourists, the best time to visit Santa Ana is during the summer months. From June through August, the temperatures are warm, making it the perfect time to hit the beach. However, if you plan to come to Santa Ana during the summer, keep in mind that you'll be joining a large number of tourists and paying higher hotel rates.

If you plan to travel in the spring, expect some rainy days and cooler temperatures. Early and mid-spring isn't the best time to head to the beach; however, there are a number of nearby attractions and events, including Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, for which this time of year is perfect. Late spring and early fall offer some very nice days that still allow for fun on the beach. In the winter, temperatures drop, but it's usually still pretty comfortable outside. While you may not want to have a beach outing in the winter, the area offers fun things to do year-round.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Santa Ana

Santa Ana by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Santa Ana, CA. You can use these line graphs to determine the best dates to book in Santa Ana for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Santa Ana, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $144.56

For a more sumptuous experience, check out the variety of luxury hotels in Santa Ana. These hotels offer services and amenities that go above and beyond the norm, and you'll find the rooms extremely comfortable and accommodating.

Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Ana/Orange County is two miles from the Santa Ana Zoo, and only four miles from the Orange County Fairgrounds. The business center and complimentary Internet access keep you connected, while the outdoor swimming pool, fitness and health center, and Jacuzzi allow you to get away from it all. Start your day right with their complimentary breakfast.

When you stay at the Doubletree Santa Ana Orange County Airport, you're only a mile from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and less than four miles from the Bren Events Center. Rooms include LCD flatscreen televisions with HDTV programming and in-room movies. You'll find the Meritage Restaurant and the Meritage Wine Bar for fine dining and drinks after a long day. Don't miss out on the beautiful outdoor swimming pool when you're ready to relax.

Doubletree Club by Hilton is only about a mile from South Coast Plaza and the Orange County Museum of the Arts. With their outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, you can have some fun in the sun even if you don't make it to the beach. The on-site restaurant and bar offer meals and drinks throughout your stay. In-room movies on a flat-screen television combine with comfortable beds and exceptional linens to make your room the perfect get-away.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Ana

Affordable Hotel Options in Santa Ana, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $129.59

When you're traveling on a budget, the best idea is to stay at an affordable hotel in Santa Ana. These hotels offer you comfortable rooms, but generally don't have a large number of amenities. If you're simply looking for a comfortable place to sleep after your daily adventures, the affordable hotel options in Santa Ana are what you need.

Motel 6 Irvine Orange County Airport is only a few miles from Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Santa Ana Zoo, and Carl Thornton Park. It's perfectly located for those who fly into the city, since it's only four miles from John Wayne Airport. Pets are welcome at the Motel 6, making it easier for you to travel with your furry friends. Check out the business center to stay connected, or take advantage of the wireless Internet.

Red Roof Inn Santa Ana is a popular stay for those who are here for medical reasons, since it's near CHOC Children's Hospital and the UCI Medical Center. Other nearby attractions include the entertainment venue Grove of Anaheim, Crystal Cathedral, and the Santa Ana Zoo. Relax in the outdoor hot tub and swimming pool, or head to your room to enjoy the in-room television's variety programming. This is another pet-friendly hotel.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Ana

2 Star Average Prices: $98.71

2 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Ana

Santa Ana: Real Discounts

Hotels throughout the city offer a number of discounts for guests, including group rates, AAA membership discounts, and online booking discounts.

Group discounts are a money-saving option if you're traveling with a large number of people, or if you're planning an event. These discounts vary significantly, and can change depending on the property, the time of year you're visiting, and how many rooms you book at once. The Clarion Inn & Suites John Wayne Airport has an average group discount rate of 11.1 percent off your nightly rate. CW Suites John Wayne Airport offers an average group discount of 8.6 percent. Candlewood Suites OC Airport Irvine West has an impressive 32.1 percent average group discount.

AAA membership discounts require you to have your AAA membership card with you when you check in. These discounts are usually about 5 to 10 percent off the nightly rate. Red Roof Inn Santa Ana offers a AAA membership discount on select rooms. Best Western Orange County also has AAA membership discounts.

When you book online, you can sometimes get a discount of about 10 to 15 percent off your stay. Online booking usually requires you to pay immediately when you make the reservation. There may also be other restrictions, such as no cancellation once the room is booked. Motel 6 Santa Ana offers online booking discounts, as does Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport.

Best Value Options in Santa Ana, CA

If you want great amenities and rooms while not breaking the bank, check out the best value hotel options in Santa Ana. These hotels offer comfortable rooms and a variety of amenities, while still offering great prices.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Orange County Santa Ana is less than three miles from Carl Thornton Park, South Coast Plaza, and the Irvine Museum. Rooms offer a kitchenette, allowing you to make your own meals to save money. There are flat-screen televisions and extended cable programming in the rooms, as well. Check out the on-site spa and fitness center, then head to the heated outdoor swimming pool. There is also an on-site restaurant and bar.

Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport is close to the Santa Ana Zoo and The District at Tustin Legacy. Have a complimentary breakfast and take advantage of the wireless Internet. The hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, an on-site fitness and health center, and evening entertainment or shows. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center as well.

Festivals to Check Out in Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana offers festivals for residents and visitors throughout the year. These events happen in different areas of the city, giving you the best opportunity to explore and have some fun.

The Cinco De Mayo Festival in May offers carnival rides and games, delicious food, and live entertainment. This is a family friendly event with something for everyone.

Also in May, check out The Best Taste of Santa Ana. This festival brings together local restaurants, allowing you tastings of their fare. Enjoy the live music happening throughout the festival.

In July, Shakespeare in the Park features live performances at Birch Park. Bring along a picnic to make the most of the evening.

The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society offers the Annual Historical Cemetery Tour in October, with costumed performers portraying historic figures. Learn about the history of the city and surrounding area, and the people who lived here.

Regardless of the time of year you visit or your budget, Santa Ana offers comfortable lodging, good food, and lots to see and do.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Santa Ana, CA

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

"Enjoyed Myself"
Score 5.0 / 5

It seems to be a dog friendly city!

Mary I., from 08-Nov-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Santa Ana, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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