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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. More from this guide...

Santa Ana Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Comfort Inn & Suites John Wayne Airport
+1-888-389-4121
2620 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Three Star Airport property
  • 15 suites in property
From$65
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Hotel Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Ana : 1600 East 1st St.
+1-888-675-2083
1600 East 1st St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$109
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Motel 6 Santa Ana Ca #738 - SANTA ANA
+1-800-716-8490
1623 East 1st St., SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92701
  • Inexpensive property
Red Roof Inn Santa Ana Ca
+1-800-805-5223
2600 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Low Cost property
  • Check in time: 3pm
  • Accessible parking
  • Rooms could be cleaner
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tustin Orange County in Tustin
+1-888-965-1860
15011 Newport Ave., Tustin, CA 92780 ~2.38 miles southeast of Santa Ana
  • 4-star hotel
  • 42 suites in property
From$160
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Residence Inn Tustin Orange County : 15181 Newport Ave.
+1-888-788-5576
15181 Newport Ave., Tustin, CA 92780 ~2.40 miles southeast of Santa Ana
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 149 rooms
From$90
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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson John Wayne Airport Ca - Santa Ana
+1-888-897-9207
2701 Hotel Terrace, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$95
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Best Western Plus Meridian Inn & Suites Anaheim Orange
+1-888-311-4278
720 The City Dr. South, Orange, CA 92868-4927 ~2.50 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 123 suites in hotel
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Fridge was leaking
From$109
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Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North
+1-888-469-4795
2700 Hotel Ter, Santa Ana, CA 92705-5602
  • Affordable Airport property
  • 148 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Good minibar
  • Accessible parking
From$99
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Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Ana / Orange County
+1-888-734-9421
2720 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Check-in time: 03.00 pm
  • Conventional furniture
  • Most guests enjoyed the lobby entrance
From$104
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Ana by Wyndham - Santa Ana
+1-888-841-5292
2721 Hotel Terrace, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Shuttle from airport available
Holiday Inn Orange County Airport
+1-888-455-5160
2726 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 176 rooms in hotel
  • Clean rooms
  • Perfectly clean
From$79
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Embassy Suites Santa Ana Orange County Airport : 1325 East Dyer Rd.
+1-888-965-8297
1325 East Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Affordable Airport property
  • 10 floors in hotel
  • Wifi bad
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Days Inn Orange Anaheim in Orange
+1-888-906-6358
279 South Main St., Orange, CA 92868 ~2.70 miles north of Santa Ana
  • Cheap property
  • Check in: 11:00 AM
Motel 6 Irvine Ca #1256 in SANTA ANA
+1-888-749-6785
1717 East Dyer Rd., SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA 92705
  • Inexpensive property
Best Western Orange Plaza
+1-888-878-9982
1302 West Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92868-2833 ~2.91 miles north of Santa Ana
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Average wifi quality
  • Amenities are not the best
From$100
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Candlewood Suites Orange County Airport : 2600 Red Hill Ave.
+1-888-389-4485
2600 Red Hill Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • 2 star Airport property
  • 3 floors in property
From$85
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Candlewood Suites Oc Airport Irvine West
+1-888-389-4121
2600 South Red Hill Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Cheap Airport hotel
  • 122 suites in property
  • Made us feel right at home
  • Clean Rooms
From$80
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Best Inn : North Harbor Blvd. 609
+1-888-675-2083
North Harbor Blvd. 609, Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in time: 14:00
Candlewood Suites Garden Grove Anaheim South : 12901 Garden Grove Blvd.
+1-800-716-8490
12901 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843 ~3.10 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • Economy Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Medium sized bathroom
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
Doubletree Santa Ana Orange County Airport in Santa Ana
+1-800-805-5223
201 East Macarthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Midscale Airport property
  • 3 suites in property
From$89
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Holiday Inn Express
+1-888-965-1860
12867 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92843 ~3.13 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • 100 rooms in hotel
From$83
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Budget Inn & Suites
+1-888-788-5576
1108 North Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • Two-star Resort hotel
  • 90 rooms in property
  • Clerk unfriendly
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
Ayres Hotel Orange : 200 North City Dr.
+1-888-897-9207
200 North City Dr., Orange, CA 92868 ~3.20 miles northwest of Santa Ana
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Most guests found the grounds to be nice
  • New rooms
From$129
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Courtyard by Marriott
+1-888-311-4278
8 Macarthur Place, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Hotel has 5 meeting rooms
  • Breakfast is below average
  • Staff was very friendly and accommodating
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Santa Ana Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Santa Ana, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Santa Ana hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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.

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: $139.97

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: $125.03

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: $94.60

2 Star Hotel Prices in Santa Ana

Best Discounts in Santa Ana, CA

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.

FAQs about hotels in Santa Ana

What are the top rated hotels in Santa Ana?

Homewood Suites by Hilton Irvine, Hotel Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Ana and Fairfield Inn & Suites Tustin Orange County are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the 4-5 star hotels in Santa Ana?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Tustin Orange County, Embassy Suites Anaheim Orange and Great Wolf Lodge Southern California are the top 3 luxury hotels near Santa Ana city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Santa Ana?

Comfort Inn & Suites John Wayne Airport, Hotel Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Ana, and Motel 6 Santa Ana Ca #738 are the properties closest to Santa Ana city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Santa Ana cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Santa Ana can be as cheap as $94.60 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Santa Ana cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Santa Ana has been $125.03 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Santa Ana cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Santa Ana has been $139.97 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Santa Ana?

Ayres Hotel Orange, Alo Hotel and Avenue of The Arts Costa Mesa are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Santa Ana?

Fairfield Inn & Suites Tustin Orange County, Anaheim Marriott Suites and Marriott Residence Inn Anaheim Resort are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Santa Ana?

Best Western Plus Meridian Inn & Suites Anaheim Orange, Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North and Best Western Orange Plaza are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Santa Ana?

Hotel Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Ana, Holiday Inn Orange County Airport and Candlewood Suites Orange County Airport are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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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