 5 913 reviews


2 Orchard, Lake Forest, CA 92630, United States Access


Guests Love Lake Forest Hotel's Scenic LocationSet amidst the palms of sunny Southern California, the Staybridge Suites® Irvine East / Lake Forest hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel's location near Irvine, CA, and midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, offers great corporate and entertainment opportunities.This hotel's location in Orange County, CA is near I-5, I-405 and the 241-toll road, and 20 minutes from John Wayne Airport (SNA), providing easy travel to business destinations. Businesses like Oakley, Inc., Panasonic Avionics, Apria Healthcare, Wonderware and others are near the hotel's East Irvine, CA location. The hotel is 1.6 miles from Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. San Diego and Los Angeles are an hour away.Leisure guests enjoy the availability of entertainment surrounding this hotel's location. In Orange County, CA, you can find some of the most scenic beaches in the country at Laguna and Newport beaches. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is just six miles away and hosts a variety of concerts and events. Anaheim, home of the world-famous Disneyland® Park is 22 miles and just an easy drive up I-5.The Staybridge Suites® Irvine East / Lake Forest hotel has 24-hour, complimentary laundry facilities that are ideal for extended stays. Enjoy relaxing by the heated, outdoor pool and cooking your meal on the barbecue grills during your next visit. Book your reservation today!


  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Front desk
    Car rental
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Late check-out available
  • Storage space
  • Work away
    24-hour business center
  • General
    Direct dial telephone
  • Interior corridors
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    Dry cleaning
  • FREE newspaper in lobby
  • Grocery shopping service available
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Housekeeping weekly
  • Onsite laundry
  • Safe deposit box
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Travelling with others
    Pets welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Events
    Evening reception
  • Meeting rooms
  • Green facilities
    Local community involvement


  • Communication
    Speaker phone
  • Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Sofa bed
  • Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate closet
  • Food & Beverage
    Buffet breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Cups/glassware
  • Dishwasher
  • Full kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pots and pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator with ice maker
  • Silverware/utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster oven
  • Entertainment
    DVD player
  • FREE newspaper
  • Premium movie channels
  • Satellite television
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Business
    Desk with lamp
  • Spare electrical outlet available
  • General
    Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Non-smoking


  • Pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Wellness
  • Fitness
    Fitness center
  • Sport
  • Cultural
    Children's program

Food and Drink

  • Special attention
    FREE evening reception
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Ice machine

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Travel with others

Children policy
1 kid ages 1 or under stays FREE

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Concierge tips

Get together with friends and unwind over complimentary food and drinks every Tuesday through Thursday for evening reception.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 128
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 684 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 50


  • FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking


  • Flip chart and markers
  • Whiteboards
  • DVD player
  • Lectern (standing)
  • LCD projector
  • 35mm projector
  • Data projector


Property's Green Action

We believe that incorporating societal and environmental factors in our business strategy and operations will play a vital role in the long-term viability of our business and the travel and tourism sector. We manage and minimise our impact on the environment by tracking and reducing the use of energy, water and waste. We also use bio-friendly cleaning materials and promote local sustainability initiatives such as low carbon alternative means of transport.

  •  Local community involvement


Green Engage

The IHG Green Engage system is our group-wide online sustainability program. It allows hotels to track, measure, and report on their carbon footprint and utility consumption as well as recommending more than 200 ‘Green Solutions’ which help deliver greater sustainability.

The IHG Green Engage system:
• Measures energy, waste, and water use
• Recommends over 200 Green Solutions to reduce the impacts our energy, waste, and water use have on the environment
• Supports hotels to create environmental action plans and targets
• Promote local sustainability initiatives such as low carbon alternative means of transport
• Biodiversity: keeping the disturbance of animals, plants, and their natural habitats to a minimum. A set of recommendations aimed at preserving and protecting on-site local flora and fauna and the wider regional ecosystems has been developed. This includes advice on the management of green spaces and long-term strategies for protecting local environments.

Most helpful reviews - Google and TiCATi reviews 9 13 reviews

Kevin Lee
4 years ago – Google


The rooms were very nice and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only issue we had were with our room keys refusing to work. We went through 8 keys to get 2 working ones.

Chad Johnson
4 years ago – Google


Staff is always very friendly. Room is nice for this tier of hotel. Always nice that they have breakfast and dinner as well as a happy hour!

Patrick Cho
4 years ago – Google


This hotel is awesome! The service was friendly and professional. The room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was good, parking is free, WiFi is free. The kids loved the pool and basketball court. Highly recommended!

Arnold Flores
4 years ago – Google


We LOVE this hotel.

My family and I stay at this hotel every year.

We use the hotel as our base to visit Orange County friends, visit Disnelyand, beach, restaurants, and we love to sit at pool enjoying food and drinks while kids swim and play basketball.

Clean hotel

Staff is awesome. We loved Claudia who tended to us the entire stay.

Wow - great breakfast full offering

Every night Monday - Thursday
Really good selection of filling dinner

Wine and Beer
Wow - every night Monday - Thursday
Great selection
We drank ourselves happy after long days at Disneyland (but responsibly)

Overall Loved it!

Nicolas Banuelos
4 years ago – Google


The breakfast is great! The rooms come with a kitchen, which is helpful. It is pretty close to Disneyland. It's in a quiet location.

Kelson Davies
4 years ago – Google


Great cozy hotel and fantastic customer service. Eddie helped us out with a late check in and was very accommodating. The breakfast was great!

Erik Ryerson
4 years ago – Google


Great service. Clean room. Beautiful plants in the parking lot. Nice pet area out back for your dog to use.

Guilherme Vigneron de Oliveira
4 years ago – Google


Nice room. Good breakfast. The staff are gentle. A good hotel. It was worthing the stay.

Edmond Louie
4 years ago – Google


Power went out at night, air conditioning broke the same night. Manager came and checked it out, and replaced the room. Speedy response to issue is leaving me pretty satisfied so far.

Carson Lee
4 years ago – Google


I came here to visit family, and it was nice that they seem to have plenty of parking. The room seemed clean and large too, with a good sized fridge and a stovetop!

Johnny Moreno
4 years ago – Google


It was a nice little olace. The missus loved it. Wish it had a bar though

Lora Hill
4 years ago – Google


Hotel was super clean. Pool area, basketball court and barbeque area was very clean. Staff was friendly and hot breakfast was good.

Kyle K
4 years ago – Google


Nice hotel with separate bedroom suites available. Nice outdoor pool and play court, seating area, and gazebo with gas grills. Free hot breakfast every day and free dinner Monday through Thursday.

Christina Simon
4 years ago – Google


Slab Leak forces us to temporarily relocate. I can honestly say that this hotel and staff have made our stay more than comfortable. The rooms, grounds, pool, spa, gym and buffet area are very clean and we'll kept.

Robert Nimmo
4 years ago – Google


Very, very nice Staybridge Suites! Great location in the Irvine area. The rooms are very nice and clean. We inspected the bed and the floors, and they were very clean...no trash or debris. The following morning we had the hot breakfast, and it was really good. They had lots of standard cold breakfast foods & drinks, along with hot items like sausage links and scrambled eggs. The nice surprise was the addition of miso soup and rice! Very cool accommodation especially for the Asian guests. We will definitely stay there again!

Jacob Portillo
4 years ago – Google


Staff was very friendly. The place was quiet, clean rooms, kitchenette, and spacious bathrooms. Breakfast included AND weeknights they have dinner included as well. We had a “fish and chips” buffet which included a salad bar. It was a nice surprise! Included some great beverage choices, soda, juices, and 21+ options. 20-30 minutes drive to Disney, but I Will be staying here again if I’m in the area

Chad Johnson
4 years ago – Google


Great place. Very friendly staff complimentary breakfast Happy Hour internet 24-hour gym pool grilling area and very well maintained!

Christopher Moore
5 years ago – Google


Nice rooms. Really good breakfast. Decent gym for a hotel.

Tudo Nguyen
5 years ago – Google


It's an older hotel based on the dated kitchen appliances, but the room was very clean and has a nice layout. You can hear people walking in the room above you, but it's not too bad. The beds are pretty comfortable and the newly refreshed bathroom is very nice.

Morgan Huang
5 years ago – Google


A nice place to stay. Food and drink in happy hour is good, and tell you what: It's free.

Josh Duerfeldt
5 years ago – Google


This place is awesome for the price you pay. We're here for Thanksgiving week and it's absolutelt perfect for our family. Spacious rooms, excellent areas to lounge, and better food than any of the dozens of places I've ever stayed that offer free food. We'll be back next time we come visit family.

Derek Wursten
5 years ago – Google


Excellent hotel! Great staff. They even helped me jump start my car!

Tori Spencer
5 years ago – Google


This place is the bomb!! I actually WANT to join their Rewards Club! The rooms are so nice and breakfast was amazing. You should seriously plan your trip around their locations from now on!!

Jason Ramirez Practice Manager
5 years ago – Google


Very nice! Great complimentary breakfast and rooms are clean and generously sized. Will come back again.

Santos Martinez
5 years ago – Google


I have nothing but praise for this location and I am definitely a bit of a hotel snob. We loved the FREE breakfast you don't normally find real eggs on the free breakfast buffet. FREE parking basketball court a lovely pool and hot tub and one thing we have had issues with at other hotels is the chair for handicapped individuals at the pool always seems to be out of order or nobody has any idea where the battery is. We have a Daughter who is in a wheelchair but is able to swim, her legs work in water so this is very important to us. She can get in but not out because of steps. The hotel maintenance staff made sure the chair was working properly and showed us how to operate it. We missed out on socials and happy hours but I can only imagine how much fun they are. It is off the beaten path but there are plenty of shopping and dining locations right down the road. I will definitely be returning when we take our family vacations.

Melody Kao
5 years ago – Google


Great service. Updated rooms. Beautiful courtyard with a pool and basketball court. Pets are allowed with a $75 fee for the first few nights.

Derek Jackson
5 years ago – Google


This is exactly what a hotel should be. I've stayed at many IHG properties, domestically and internationally, and this is one of the best. A little far from LA attractions, but worth the drive. Great breakfast buffet and even an included dinner with free beer and wine. Breakfast even had cans of Coke products on ice! This place gets me.

Adrian Fung
5 years ago – Google


Here for work- 5 nights stay. The service was professional, not a 5 star hotel but that isn't expected out here. The decor isn't modern, but it is still new and clean. Very convenient if you have a rental car, which I did. Microwave, full fridge and freezer, dishwasher, some countertop space. AC units can be upgraded, because it still uses one of those older models- it's quite loud. It didn't bother me because I'm an instant sleeper but could be annoying for some. Breakfast is absolutely top-notch compared to other complimentary hotel breakfasts (eggs, ham fruit, etc)

Crafty Fox
5 years ago – Google


Lovely clean rooms in a beautiful new hotel! Staff is friendly and attentive and the rooms are spacious and comfy. The hotel location is a bit far for those wanting to spend time in L.A. unless you want to spend a considerable amount of time in heavy traffic. Overall it is a great place!

Saleh Meharam
5 years ago – Google


A little bit of a confusion when checking in because they were sold out, however, staff were very helpful and made sure everything was sorted out. We stayed here for 4th of july weekend. It is about 40 minutes with traffic to the beach. A nicer part of town however be prepared to commute if you are trying to go to the city or to any attractions. Breakfast was a good variety and they changed it up every morning. The rooms were average nothing special. Family friendly hotel in a safe and quiet neighborhood.

Curtis Yip
5 years ago – Google


This is a great hotel. Rooms are spacious and include a kitchenette, large bathroom, and complimentary water and popcorn. Amenities include pool, exercise room, basketball hoops and free buffet breakfast. 1 mile walk away from Target and other stores and many restaurants. Was very pleased with my stay here.

Kenny Tenny
5 years ago – Google


My family and I spent 4th of July weekend at Staybridge Irvine / Lake Forest. This place is perfect for those traveling with kids and/or prefer more of a homestyle experience.

Our room had a stove, coffee machine, microwave, refrigerator, flat screen TV, sink, plates, cups, utensils, and more.

We were able to grocery shop and basically use this place like a home away from home.

It's close to good shopping too.

Melissa Pryce
5 years ago – Google


This is a great hotel in a wonderful location! The amenities are top notch and the rooms are clean.

S LaBeez
5 years ago – Google


Clean. Excellent service and great amenities. Especially having a kitchen with Super Walmart just two blocks away. Like home away from home.

Jeffrey Ugi
5 years ago – Google


Had everything staff is great clean and beautiful
Update: one year later I come back, staff is still great. Food is still spectacular for a hotel, and overall has not disappointed.

5 years ago – Google


Great hotel. Breakfast was satisfying. Large room. Two queen beds in separate bedroom. Think one bedroom apt but smaller. Have to walk through bedroom to go to restroom. that was weird. Grocery store and places to eat nearby. overall very happy with our stay.

疾风教会 Fresh Wind Church
5 years ago – Google


Our church small group stayed in this suite for a short getaway/retreat from 3/27-3/29/2017. We love this place. The staffs are very helpful. The facility and service is excellent. They even provide free breakfast and dinner (Mon to Thu). Everything is far beyond our expectations.

Sarah Osinovsky
5 years ago – Google


Came to Lake Forest for a short 3 day visit. Love this hotel chain. I have 2 kids, a 4-year old and a 2-year old. They are picky about food. So i love being able to cook their favorites here using the kitchen. I dont like their pots and pans; so I actually bring my own. This is a convenient place for business travelers because they provide free breakfast , dinner, and alcohol. Nice place to relax after work. See lots of people outside relaxing in patio after dinner. Love that they have a living room with doors to bedroom. Great to put the kids to nap; while I do something else.

Gradatious Fowl
6 years ago – Google


The room I'm in is fantastic. Cooking area, full sized fridge, and comfy clean beds. Only problem I have is the water pressure for showers is a bit weak, but this is something I've experienced in Cali, so no points off. Very friendly staff and the free breakfast is hard to beat for free. I would stay again if I'm ever in the area.

Tommy Martin
6 years ago – Google


Super clean room. I am picky about my bed and pillows but I slept like a rock here, I was very comfy. It is nice to have a big walk in shower with a sliding glass door instead of an old nasty tub with scummy curtains.

Michael Chang
6 years ago – Google


Large rooms, working AC, ample parking, good breakfast, easy to find location right off CA241, great pantry to buy some snacks.

On the other hand, not impressed by the staff members. The only real human contact I had was for the check out part. The check in process was handled by a really cold person...

Kenny Aguilar
6 years ago – Google


Beautiful hotel with everything you could ask for. My room had a full fridge and kitchen with really nice living room and bedrooms. Service was good and the hotel also had basketball which I thought was very nice. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

Raul Duran-Berestov
6 years ago – Google


I loved staying here. The only thing is that the bedroom, which has a double door separating it from the rest of the room, has a huge crack in the middle. This means my wife and I really did not have much privacy from the kids during our vacation. This is one thing the hotel can improve on for the next customer to have a better experience

Ramiro Covarrubias
6 years ago – Google


Very nice and clean! The breakfast was nothing special, but it was a complimentary buffet. Oh and don't forget to ask for some wine when you check in! They'll give it to you for free!

Venki Kavuri
6 years ago – Google


I stayed here for 14 days. Very nice hotel and friendly staff. Very good breakfast too.

Kamal Ajitsaria
6 years ago – Google


Currently undergoing renovation. Also found the price costly compared to other nearby hotels. Rooms are large and good

Andy Cheng
7 years ago – Google


Rooms are spectacularly spacious and always cleaned. Breakfast is probably the best breakfast I've ever had a hotel, mainly because they have rice and tofu which is fantastic. Service is good but nothing to write home about. However, great overall hotel.

Derenice Mondragon
8 years ago – Google



A Google User
13 years ago – Google


Terrific staff totally committed to the comfort of the guests. Blanca, Scott and Brian could not have been more helpful. Kudos to the desk manager Cleo and to Gloria the General Manager for their part in ensuring the efficiency of this hotel.

Because I had to remain in my suite for hours at a time recuperating from surgery, I can attest to the comfort of all furniture as well as the excellent lighting – a rarity in most places.

Kitchen? Think full size fridge and top freezer – even a dishwasher - and dishwasher detergent, dish detergent, dishtowels, dishcloths, and paper towels on hand, along with an extra roll under the sink. The two-burner stove is certainly sufficient for those who wish to prepare their own meals. I can’t imagine anyone passing up the free, ample breakfasts, which are certainly satisfying and varied. A complimentary Happy Hour is held on Mondays through Thursdays, but this is not just beer, wine and chips. A monthly menu is posted on the refrigerator indicating what will be served each evening along with the ever-present salad bar. As others have said, this is dinner. Seeing that lasagna was to be served one evening, I figured I would have the salad and then pull out a frozen veggie dinner from my stash in the freezer. In addition to the traditional meat lasagna, vegetable lasagna was also offered. And even more amazing was that I was told to check with the kitchen on nights that meat was being served because they just might have another option for me.

The bathroom is large with considerable storage space in the many drawers of the vanity. No slivers of soap here but generous personal bath soap with ridges so that it doesn’t slip from the hands. A privacy shower curtain lets the light in at the top and is mounted from a curved rod to allow a bit more space in the shower area. A full extra set of towels is standard. Much appreciated are the shampoo and conditioner that does not turn hair to straw.

Storage space? To meet the needs of guests who stay for months at a time, the bedroom contains a good-sized chest of drawers, as well as end tables with drawers, and another chest of drawers in the sitting room. The large closet is situated in the bathroom to make the most of the floorspace with more hangers (including those with clips for skirts) than I’ve seen in any hotel anywhere. Also in the closet are a laundry basket and ironing board and iron. Don’t care for synthetic pillows? Two feather-and-down pillows, along with an extra blanket, are on the top shelf of the closet.
What really sold me on Staybridge Suites when making my decision was the very pleasant common area where guests enjoy breakfast and happy hour. Other nearby hotels serve breakfast, not always free, in settings resembling a food court. Another enticement for me was the patio area. The website depicts tables and chairs adjacent to a small fountain but doesn’t show the additional space where there is a covered area with two barbecue grills as well as several benches near flower beds. The pool and spa is adjacent to the parking lot, but landscaping does screen this creating a pleasant space for relaxation.

The parking lot seems to be huge so parking should not be an issue. No car? No problem. The hotel provides free transport within a 5-mile radius from morning to 5:30 in the evening. Since the hotel is close to a number of corporate headquarters, I saw many people taking advantage of this perk to get to and from work. Of course, the driver will also take you to the nearby shopping centers or, as in my case, to the doctor’s office. Gina, John and Scott all were solicitous of me while driving me to my appointments and were terrific conversationalists.

A Google User
15 years ago – Google


They have multiple wireless access points, but the average speed is about 50k-100k. It's pathetic. If you require internet access while travelling....avoid this place.