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Hotel Irvine
4 out of 5
17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA
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4.2/5Very Good! (3,895 reviews)

"love this property , 24 * 7 marketplace is big plus. very clean and nicely decorated. Will love to come back."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Hotel Irvine
Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport
3 out of 5
18700 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA
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$129
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May 1 - May 2
3.3/5 (2,349 reviews)

"Location and Cleanliness very good. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport
Courtyard by Marriott John Wayne Airport/Orange County
3 out of 5
2701 Main St, Irvine, CA
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$110
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Apr 24 - Apr 25
4.2/5Excellent! (1,017 reviews)

"I loved that our room was right off the pool so my granddaughter could get to eat easily. I loved the little porch just outside the door. I loved that the sink was not in the bathroom. The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was nice and the service was friendly. I did not appreciate that they ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott John Wayne Airport/Orange County
Extended Stay America - Orange County - Irvine Spectrum
2.5 out of 5
30 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA
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$95
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Apr 7 - Apr 8
3.2/5 (1,402 reviews)

"This property is the best I've stayed at. I had to sell our home and I've been homeless since my wife passed away last month. I always stay at Extended Stay whenever I can."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Extended Stay America - Orange County - Irvine Spectrum
Sonesta Irvine - Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
17941 VON KARMAN AVENUE,17941, Irvine, CA
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$104
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Apr 10 - Apr 11
4.1/5Very Good! (2,131 reviews)

"Cleaned room the employees where kind and helpfull great view"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Sonesta Irvine - Orange County Airport
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Irvine
3 out of 5
17601 Fitch, Irvine, CA
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$99
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Apr 7 - Apr 8
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,407 reviews)

"The breakfast service was a little chaotic -- not enough space, garbage not cleared away promptly (part of that was guests' failure to pick things up)."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Irvine
Irvine Marriott
4 out of 5
18000 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA
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$125
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18
4.2/5Excellent! (1,694 reviews)

"Parking is too expensive,$35/day. Other hotels in the same areas only charge $20-24."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Irvine Marriott
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Irvine Spectrum
2.5 out of 5
14972 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA
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$79
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Apr 7 - Apr 8
3.4/5 (1,846 reviews)

"The first room I was given was only about 15 feet from the railroad tracks. Luckily they were nice enough to move me to an upgraded room away from the tracks. I was disappointed in the buffet breakfast.The only protein available were hard boiled eggs."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Irvine Spectrum
Embassy Suites by Hilton Irvine-Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
2120 Main St, Irvine, CA
$123
per night
May 1 - May 2
4.3/5Excellent! (2,688 reviews)

"We shared with inlaws and gave them the bedroom. We had to make our own bed and only had one pillow. Found outvin the morning that they had extras in the bedroom, but they had gone to sleep long before us. Breakfast was excellent as always."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Irvine-Orange County Airport
Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
18800 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA
$118
per night
May 1 - May 2
3.9/5Good! (1,562 reviews)

"Close to airport,shuttle service nice staff courteous facility good"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport
Residence Inn by Marriott Irvine John Wayne Airport
3 out of 5
2855 Main St, Irvine, CA
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$129
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11
4.4/5Wonderful! (705 reviews)

"The staff was awesome. We had different requests throughout our stay and they were very accommodating. The evening mixers with snacks and drinks were also a goof way to unwind before dinner. Would definitely stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Irvine John Wayne Airport
Candlewood Suites Irvine
2.5 out of 5
16150 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA
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$89
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10
4.2/5Very Good! (649 reviews)

"If the carpet can be changed to wooden or laminated floor, room will be cleaner and better."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Candlewood Suites Irvine
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Cheap Hotels in Irvine

Irvine offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Irvine Spectrum Center, this destination is home to Orange County Great Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for places to stay in Irvine that won't break the bank, the 12 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty of possibilities. These options offer competitive rates and get good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

La Quinta Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its overall value and comfortable rooms. It offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Courtyard by Marriott John Wayne Airport/Orange County - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free Internet, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Reviews mention the clean rooms and good location.

Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport - 3.5-star eco-friendly hotel. You'll find free WiFi, an indoor pool, and a restaurant at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to the airport and comfortable rooms.

Hotel Irvine - Customers like this eco-friendly hotel for its proximity to shops and helpful staff. It offers free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.

Planning Your Trip to Irvine

Still choosing trip dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 84°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 47°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.61 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.15 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Irvine

Irvine attracts visitors with its major shopping area and live music scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Main Beach Park and Huntington State Beach, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Mission San Juan Capistrano, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Irvine Spectrum Center and Downtown Disney® District.

Irvine is also notable for its:
  • Coffee
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Excursions
  • University life
  • Entertainment

Getting Around Irvine

The most convenient airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), situated 5.5 mi (8.8 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away. To see more of the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Irvine Transportation Center.

Frequently asked questions

What is Irvine like for travelers on a budget?
Irvine has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Irvine Spectrum Center, this destination is home to Orange County Great Park and Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Irvine?
Based on reviews, Extended Stay America - Orange County - Irvine Spectrum is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Sonesta Irvine - Orange County Airport and Embassy Suites by Hilton Irvine-Orange County Airport.
What's the weather like in Irvine?
The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 84°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 47°F. Average annual rainfall for Irvine is 12.18 inches.
What is there to see and do in Irvine?
Irvine attracts visitors with its abundant coffeehouses and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Irvine Spectrum Center and Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Head to South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island for some bargain shopping, or hunt for deals at Downtown Disney® District.
What's the best way to get around Irvine?
The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), 5.5 mi (8.8 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 28.1 mi (45.2 km) away in Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.). If you want to explore the larger area, hop on a train at Irvine Transportation Center.

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