Urban Orange County Oasis: Hotel Irvine


When you find yourself in Orange County, CA looking for a unique hotel experience you must take the time to stay (and play) at Hotel Irvine. This lifestyle hotel takes the intimate experience of the boutique style hotel to a whole new level. From the beautiful and modern decor to the personalized service, you will find yourself amazed at every turn. This is an amazing gem for an intimate couples weekend as well as your next family vacation. 

Welcome to Hotel Irvine!

Brace yourself for a hotel stay like you have never experienced before. Hotel Irvine is known as a lifestyle hotel. You may be wondering, “just what is a lifestyle hotel?”.  Well, quite simply the answer is that it is an amazing place to stay. However, we could never leave you with such a simple answer for a place that is so truly unexampled. To Hotel Irvine, being a lifestyle hotel means that they are both modern and independent so they are free to operate as they please and in the best needs of their guests.

They are consistently focused on redefining the intersection of business and pleasure and they do so with exciting splashes of color, complimentary Wi-Fi, Reach me text service, family friendly activities and free everyday breakfast. They offer another amazing fresh way to indulge, the “Marketplace” which has something for everyone and comes complete with room delivery.

The Marketplace

The Marketplace is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Part farmers market, part gift shop and 100% both inviting and amazing is the best way to describe it. In the marketplace you will find locally sourced foods and drinks that you can relax and eat or take with you to go. Looking for organic, healthier or less traditional options that you often have a hard time finding while traveling? No problem! Hotel Irvine prides themselves on offering such a wide selection that there is truly something for whatever you are craving. They have both salty and sweet as well as healthy snacks or treats to indulge in. Don’t fret, if you are looking for a great cup of coffee (or tea) they serve Starbucks! Since they are open 24/7 you never have to worry about rushing down before closing. The best part? If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your room, you just text the number they give you upon check in and they will deliver whatever you are craving straight to your room.

Nowadays, everyone relies on text messaging to reach out to people. It’s both quick and convenient. Hotel Irvine is a hotel that has certainly jumped on the texting bandwagon. Their “Reach Me” text service allows you to send a simple text to get what you want when you want.

Stay & Play

A stay at Hotel Irvine means that there is plenty for you to do without leaving the premises. Love lounging beside the pool? They have a beautiful pool, complete with cabanas and a wet bar. This is the perfect spot for anyone who loves either fitness or the great outdoors. There is a fitness studio with modern machines and equipment for whatever type of workout you are looking to get in. If you want to be outside for your workout you can venture to the exercise trail that is just a short walk away. If you are more into biking they offer a fantastic borrow-a-bike program. Just visit the desk to grab your complimentary bike and get pedaling to take in some sites.

Looking to get out and about in and around Irvine? You have a plethora of options that aren’t too far away. If you love visiting the beach you can check out Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. To make the best of a family vacation, you aren’t far from Disneyland or Americas First Theme Park- Knotts Berry Farm. Closeby you will also find great hiking at Boomer Canyon or El Moro. For the shoppers, you won’t want to miss Irvine Spectrum Center which is home to over 130 outdoor retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. For another amazing outdoor family-friendly shopping center you can head on down to the Marketplace. 


When you feel yourself getting hungry (or even thirsty) you can head on down to either Eats Kitchen & Bar or Red Bar and Lounge. Eats is an exciting take on a pub concept restaurant that features exciting decor and a great circular bar. Chef Jason serves up delicious and creative takes on comfort food while offering craft beers, unique wines and signature cocktails. With both indoor and outdoor eating space as well as a fire pit, you will definitely feel compelled to stay and enjoy yourself.

If you are looking for a lovely lounge that will quench your thirst for unique cocktails and entice you to enjoy some delicious food then you can check out the Red Bar & Lounge. Wherever you decide to sit, unwind, and enjoy, it is sure to be pleasant, satisfying and delicious.  

Special Fall Packages

Fall is just around the corner and the weather in SoCal is gorgeous!  Hotel Irvine  has some spectacular packages going on this season.


Autumn on the Newport Harbor-Available through October 2015

Vacationers are the captains of their own quintessential Orange County experience with an electric Duffy boat ride around Newport Harbor. Each 18-foot electric boat can accommodate up to eight passengers and is fully equipped with plush vinyl seating, a stereo system, refrigerator and dining tables. Those who book a standard guest room or splurge on a suite, receive round-trip transportation to and from Newport Harbor, a one-hour electric Duffy boat experience and $50 credit for the hotel’s Marketplace to build their own picnic to take on board.
Starting at $399 Tuesdays & Wednesdays or $279 per night Thursday through Monday. Pricing excludes applicable taxes and service charges.

Halloween HauntsAvailable Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, 2015

Guests are encouraged to come as they aren’t for the inaugural Halloween Haunt Costume Party at Red Bar and Lounge, and then walk a frighteningly short trip “home” to their guest room. The Halloween Haunts package includes a one- or two-night stay, daily breakfast at Marketplace and two drinks to start the night off at Red Bar. Fog machine not included.
Starting at $149 per night. Does not include taxes and service charge. Based on double occupancy.

Autumn in SoCal Biking ExcursionAvailable October and November 2015

Nearly year-round sunny skies = year-round outdoor activities. Active guests can discover Irvine’s local biking trails like Bommer Canyon or El Moro Canyon with Hotel Irvine’s new bikes. This one- or two-night package includes fresh-pressed juice delivered to the guest room along with a $50 credit for Marketplace so bikers can pack their own picnics for the road.
Starting at $259 Tuesdays and Wednesdays or $179 per night Thursday through Monday. Does not include taxes and service charge. Bike reservations based on availability.

Red Carpet Movie NightsAvailable October through December 2015
Movie buffs can get in on all the award season action with Hotel Irvine’s Red Carpet Movie Nights package. Available for a one- or two-night stay, guests receive a $50 gift card for Edwards 21 IMAX at the Irvine Spectrum, movie night welcome amenity and complimentary parking with in-and-out privileges.
Starting at $269 Tuesdays & Wednesdays or $189 per night Thursday through Monday.  Does not include taxes and service charge.

Pedego Electric Bikes- To Pedal or Not to Pedal-Available through December 31, 2015
Pedego Electric Bikes make riding more fun since the biker can pedal normally or not pedal at all, while cruising along up to 20 mph. This package includes a one-hour Pedego rental, round-trip transportation from the hotel to pick up bikes and a $50 credit for Marketplace to stock up on snacks for the road.
Starting at $299 Tuesdays and Wednesdays or $199 per night Thursday through Monday. Does not include taxes and service charge. Bike rentals based on availability.


Chef Jason’s (Bavarian) Sunday Family Supper-Sundays in October

Chef Jason’s popular Sunday Family Supper takes on a Bavarian twist this October. Guests can gather around the table for Oktoberfest-inspired favorites like schnitzel, kielbasa, spaetzle, German potato salad and braised cabbage. It’s a meal the entire family will love, and without the clean-up at home.

$39 for four guests. Pricing excludes tax and gratuities. Reservations recommended through OpenTable or call 949-225-6780.


Check out the Packages portion of their website for more information.


Orange County, CA is enjoyable for anything from a weekend anniversary getaway to a family vacation. With a little something for everyone, Hotel Irvine should be at the top of your list for a cutting edge hotel option.


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