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Orange County California Hotels & Motels

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The Orange County center is around the area of Irvine Medical Center and 1 mile southeast of Irvine Valley College.

Orange County, California, encompasses nearly three dozen cities, including Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, and Villa Park. It has miles of shoreline that are ideal for swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, and boating. Natural highlights abound throughout the county, with destinations like Crystal Cove State Park offering biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. More from this guide...

Orange County Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Candlewood Suites Orange County Irvine Spectrum in Irvine
+1-888-690-5247
16150 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618 ~0.41 miles southwest of Orange County
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
  • Good location
  • Almost all guests thought they were poorly maintained
La Quinta Inn Irvine Spectrum by Wyndham - Irvine
+1-888-305-3366
14972 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618 ~0.71 miles northeast of Orange County
  • 2 star Highway property
  • 24 suites in property
  • Ice machine on my floor did not work
  • Good complimentary breakfast
Courtyard Irvine Spectrum in Irvine
+1-800-881-1523
7955 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 ~1.20 miles southeast of Orange County
  • 3 star property
  • Check-in time: 16:00
From$90
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Global Luxury Suites at the Village - Irvine
+1-888-283-3404
25 Pacifica, Irvine, CA 92618 ~1.38 miles southeast of Orange County
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 23 suites in property
Extended Stay America Irvine Spectrum
+1-866-221-8581
30 Technology Dr., Irvine, CA 92618 ~1.70 miles east of Orange County
  • 2-star Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Nearby restaurants
  • The majority of guests thought it was rather dirty
Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum - Irvine
+1-866-429-5787
10 Morgan, Irvine, CA 92618 ~3.14 miles east of Orange County
  • 3-star property
  • Check-in: 16:00
From$349
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Laguna Hills Inn
+1-888-690-5281
23061 Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 ~3.68 miles southeast of Orange County
  • Economy Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • Daily house keeping is a plus
Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum
+1-888-690-5247
23702 Rockfield Blvd., Lake Forest, CA 92630 ~3.91 miles southeast of Orange County
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Great shopping
  • Service is adequate
Candlewood Suites Irvine East / Lake Forest : 3 South Point Dr.
+1-888-305-3366
3 South Point Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630 ~3.91 miles east of Orange County
  • Inexpensive Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum in Lake Forest
+1-800-881-1523
23131 Lake Center Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630 ~3.98 miles southeast of Orange County
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
From$108
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Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel : 23192 Lake Center Dr.
+1-888-283-3404
23192 Lake Center Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630-2837 ~4.06 miles southeast of Orange County
  • Cheap Convention Center property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Best value for money
  • Good vibe
From$84
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Oakwood at Avalon Irvine - Irvine
+1-866-221-8581
2777 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92606 ~4.13 miles west of Orange County
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check in time: 15:30
Residence Inn Irvine Airport
+1-866-429-5787
2855 Main St., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.20 miles west of Orange County
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Great shower
  • Terrific location
From$399
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Oakwood Irvine in Irvine
+1-888-690-5281
2750 Kelvin Ave., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.28 miles west of Orange County
  • Three Star property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Oakwood at Camden Main & Jamboree : 2801 Main St.
+1-888-690-5247
2801 Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92614 ~4.30 miles west of Orange County
  • 3 star hotel
  • 290 rooms in property
Hotel Irvine in Irvine
+1-888-305-3366
17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.35 miles west of Orange County
  • Expensive Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
Courtyard by Marriott John Wayne Airport / Orange County in Irvine
+1-800-881-1523
2701 Main St., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.38 miles west of Orange County
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 139 rooms
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods
+1-888-283-3404
24341 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA 92637 ~4.43 miles southeast of Orange County
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 139 rooms in hotel
  • Happy hour is a very nice bonus
  • Clean pool area
From$139
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Oakwood at Kelvin Court
+1-866-221-8581
2552 Kelvin Ave., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.46 miles west of Orange County
  • Affordable hotel
  • Hotel has 132 rooms
AC Hotel Irvine - Irvine
+1-866-429-5787
3309 Michelson Dr., Irvine, CA 92612 ~4.54 miles west of Orange County
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$109
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Oakwood at Main Street Village
+1-888-690-5281
2555 Main St., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.57 miles west of Orange County
  • Three Star hotel
  • 200 rooms in property
Hyatt House Irvine / John Wayne Airport : 2320 Main St.
+1-888-690-5247
2320 Main St., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.78 miles west of Orange County
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
From$100
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Oakwood at Astoria - Irvine
+1-888-305-3366
401 Rockefeller, Irvine, CA 92612 ~4.82 miles west of Orange County
  • Affordable hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Laguna Hills Lodge in Laguna Hills
+1-800-881-1523
23932 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 ~4.84 miles southeast of Orange County
  • 3 star hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
Hilton Garden Inn Irvine / Orange County Airport
+1-888-283-3404
2381 Morse Ave., Irvine, CA 92614 ~4.85 miles west of Orange County
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 170 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Most guests said the breakfast was too expensive
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Orange County Hotel Rates

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

Orange County has a rich history that's evident in many of its attractions. Step back in time with a guided tour of the Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens. Explore the Heritage Hill Historical Park for over four acres of discoveries, including the 1863 Serrano Adobe, 1890 El Toro Grammar School, and 1908 Harvey Bennett Ranch House. The Old Orange County Courthouse is the oldest court building in the state, having been dedicated in 1901.

If you're looking for enchanting family friendly highlights, you can't miss Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim. Orange is home to the Orange County Zoo and the one-third scale Irvine Park Railroad for children. The Discovery Cube in Santa Ana and Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine offer hands-on educational activities so engaging that children won't even realize how much they're learning.

Orange County has a little of everything to cater to your needs no matter what type of vacation you're looking for.

When to Visit Orange County, CA

Orange County has comfortable weather year-round, so you can enjoy moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine in any season. December is the coldest month of the year with an average high of 69 degrees and average low of 46. August sees the highest temperatures of the year, with an average high of 85 and low of 64.

Annual festivals and celebrations take place almost every month of the year in Orange County, so it's always worth checking the calendar before your visit to see what you might find. In February, you can take part in the Annual Monarch Butterfly Day in Fountain Valley and the Taste of San Juan. March brings the Festival of Whales in Dana Point and the Cherry Blossom Festival in Huntington Beach. San Clemente hosts the Annual Gardenfest in April. Hit the Tustin Lobsterfest, Doheny Blues Festival, or Garden Grove Strawberry Festival in May.

Summer is one of the busiest seasons in Orange County as families on vacation flock to the area. Food and wine festivals and summer festivals take place all over the county. Try the Wags n Wine event in Huntington Beach if you have a furry friend traveling with you. San Clemente has the Ocean Festival in July, and the Orange County Fair takes place in Costa Mesa in July and August.

Fall is ripe with festivities as well, including Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach, the September Tall Ships Festival at Dana Point, and the San Clemente Sea Fest in October. If you're in Orange County over the holidays, you can take the Irvine Park Railroad to meet Santa Claus.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Orange County

Orange County, CA: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Orange County, CA. Browse these charts to determine the least expensive dates to book in Orange County during the year.

Luxury Hotels in Orange County, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $159.20

If you're looking for luxury in Orange County, the hotels on Disneyland property are a smart place to start. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa features three imaginative full-sized pools, a children's pool, a twisting waterslide, a companion hot tub, and private cabana rentals. You can dine on site, enjoying an upscale dinner at Napa Rose, a relaxing drink at the Hearthstone Lounge, or a buffet breakfast with your favorite Disney characters at the Storytellers Café. The Mandara Spa can satisfy your need for additional pampering, while Pinocchio's Workshop offers supervised activities for children.

The Disneyland Hotel is another luxurious option with two pools, two waterslides, and two whirlpools. In the evening, flickering tiki torches will guide you to the famous Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. You can enjoy island fare at Tangaroa Terrace, fine dining at Steakhouse 55, and buffet dining with Disney characters at Goofy's Kitchen.

If you're looking for luxury outside Disneyland, try the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. Guests here step into marble tiled entries to find spacious rooms with cozy seating areas, plush beds, and oceanfront balconies. Oceanfront dining options and an outdoor lounge offer food and drinks with an unforgettable view. For additional pampering, the Aquaterra Spa can handle all your needs.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Orange County

Affordable Hotels in Orange County, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $136.98

Affordable hotels abound in Orange County, California. If you're looking for a low-priced room that won't stretch your budget during your stay, you'll find the Motel 6 chain has a big presence in this area. These pet-friendly hotels will welcome everyone in your family, including four-legged friends. You'll enjoy free expanded cable and complimentary morning coffee.

Outdoor pools are available at the Motel 6 Stanton and Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate. The Motel 6 Santa Ana offers an outdoor hot tub. Other convenient locations around Orange County include the Motel 6 Anaheim Stadium–Orange and Motel 6 Anaheim Fullerton East.

The Santa Ana Travel Inn is another affordable choice in the area. This hotel features cozy rooms with a mini-fridge and coffee maker so you can keep both hot and cold beverages on hand. Complimentary Wi-Fi and cable television will keep you entertained. The 24-hour front desk staff will make sure your needs are always met.

Rooms at the Rainbow Inn in Anaheim feature refrigerators and microwaves, so you can easily keep snacks, beverages, and even simple meals handy. The outdoor pool gives you a relaxing place to lay back and soak up the California sun. Complimentary Wi-Fi will keep you connected and help you plan ahead throughout your stay.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Orange County

2 Star Average Prices: $96.78

2 Star Hotel Prices in Orange County

The Best Hotel Discounts in Orange County, CA

If you're looking for discounted hotel rates, your best option is usually to begin with hotel chains that you're familiar with. Sticking with the same chain gives you a chance to take advantage of loyalty programs that let you accrue points you can use later for special perks or affordable vacations.

The Fairmont Newport Beach offers discounts for seniors, government employees, and AAA or CAA members. Special packages offer added indulgences like discounts to local attractions or a luxurious breakfast in bed.

Hilton HHonors members can use or earn points at locations like the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach, Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, or DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport. These hotels also offer discounts for AAA and AARP members, military families, and locals.

If you participate in Marriott Rewards, consider the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tustin Orange County or Newport Beach Marriott Bayview for great deals that will let you use your points. These locations also offer discounted rates for seniors, AAA and CAA members, and government and military employees.

Best Value Hotels in Orange County, CA

Value hotels combine top amenities with affordable prices for a great deal that puts every dollar to work. If you're looking for a mid-priced find with plenty of perks, try these options.

The Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel features spacious two-room suites that are ideal for travelers who want a little extra space. With a private bedroom and separate living area, it's easy to spread out. Each suite features two 40-inch flat-screen televisions, a microwave, a refrigerator, a wet bar, and a coffee maker. You'll enjoy a free hot breakfast every day to help you greet the morning right. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, and business center.

The Fairmont Newport Beach is the best pick for people who want lots of added activities. The hotel offers yoga, tennis, bocce ball, and basketball. You can check out boogie boards, beach volleyball equipment, and sand toys for a fun day at the pool or beach. The on-site Spa Sante offers massages, wraps, facials, scrubs, and hand and foot treatments. Citrus and AVO Bar + Restaurant offer on-site dining.

Every room at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach–Dana Point is a suite with separate sleeping and living areas. Wi-Fi, MP3 clocks, and two televisions offer easy entertainment no matter where you are. A chocolate chip cookie at check-in promises a sweet stay, and amenities like a bar, pool, and fitness room ensure that all your needs are taken care of.

Getting Around Orange County, CA

You don't need to rent a car to successfully navigate Orange County, California. The OC Bus has 77 routes covering the area, so you can hop on and enjoy convenient transportation to nearly any destination in the county. The best way to navigate the bus system is using its free mobile app. This gives you arrival times for the next bus, text alerts that will let you know if something is delaying your ride, and detailed information on the schedule and routes.

If you have cash on hand, trips are just $2 each. You can also purchase a one-day pass right on the bus for unlimited trips throughout the day. Five-day and 30-day passes are available online.

Orange County is a major tourist destination offering something for every type of visitor, from young travelers who are hoping to meet Mickey to adults interested in exploring the area's history. Book a comfortable room in Orange County and start your adventures.

FAQs about hotels in Orange County

What are the top rated hotels in Orange County?

Homewood Suites by Hilton Irvine, Courtyard Irvine Spectrum and Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Orange County?

Fairmont Newport Beach, Global Luxury Suites at the Village and Hotel Irvine are the top 3 luxury hotels near Orange County city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Orange County?

Candlewood Suites Orange County Irvine Spectrum, La Quinta Inn Irvine Spectrum by Wyndham, and Courtyard Irvine Spectrum are the properties closest to Orange County city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Orange County cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Orange County can be as cheap as $96.78 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Orange County cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Orange County has been $136.98 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Orange County cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Orange County has been $159.20 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Orange County?

Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills Lodge and Hotel Irvine are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Orange County?

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

What are the best IHG hotels in Orange County?

Staybridge Suites Irvine East, Holiday Inn Orange County Airport and Candlewood Suites Oc Airport Irvine West are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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