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Staybridge Suites Lake Forest
3 out of 5
2 Orchard, Lake Forest, CA
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The price is $98 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
4.7/5Exceptional! (456 reviews)

"The room was clean and a good size and location was great. I liked that they still provided free breakfast to go."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Staybridge Suites Lake Forest
Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
3.5 out of 5
23131 Lake Center Drive, Lake Forest, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
4.4/5Wonderful! (314 reviews)

"Very nice and clean. No food? Makes no sense when pool and work out room is available!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Forest
2.5 out of 5
20768 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $76 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
4.2/5Excellent! (144 reviews)

"It’s was a nice stay. In a great spot to drive to things and restaurants close by."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Forest
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Candlewood Suites Irvine East
2.5 out of 5
3 S Pointe Dr, Lake Forest, CA
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The price is $80 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
4.2/5Excellent! (715 reviews)

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Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

Candlewood Suites Irvine East
Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel
2.5 out of 5
23192 Lake Center Dr, Lake Forest, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $72 per night from Mar 13 to Mar 14
4.2/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Was nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel
Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum
2.5 out of 5
23702 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $80 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
3.4/5Good! (988 reviews)

"Clean and great service. Was nice to hav microwave fridge and coffee maker in the room"…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum
Extended Stay America Orange County - Lake Forest
2.5 out of 5
20251 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA
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The price is $81 per night from Mar 20 to Mar 21
3.1/5 (988 reviews)

"The building is tired and in need of updating. The stairways need to be cleaned as well as the exterior; litter and cigarette butts should tossed."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Extended Stay America Orange County - Lake Forest
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Cheap Hotels in Lake Forest

Lake Forest offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Heritage Hill Historic Park, Arden-Modjeska Historic Site, and Pittsford Park.

When it comes to discount lodging choices in Lake Forest, you'll find hotels that won't break the bank. These options offer competitive rates and have earned good reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and convenient parking.

Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its overall condition and quiet guestrooms. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Staybridge Suites Lake Forest - At this 3-star aparthotel, you can take advantage of free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the helpful staff and comfortable beds.

Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum - 3.5-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and overall value.

The Prominence Hotel and Suites - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to shops and overall condition. It offers free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Lake Forest

Haven't decided on travel dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 82°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average temperature of 47°F
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.77 inches
  • Driest months: October, April, November, and December, with an average rainfall of 1.22 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Lake Forest

Lake Forest is known for its shopping and live music, 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. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Heritage Hill Historic Park and Pittsford Park, or check out the area's cultural spots like Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Lake Forest is also notable for its:
  • Forests
  • Excursions
  • Entertainment
  • Beaches

Getting Around Lake Forest

The closest airport is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from the city center in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away. Lake Forest may not have many public transit choices so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to explore more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Lake Forest like for travelers on a budget?
Lake Forest offers a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center, Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest, and Heritage Hill Historic Park.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Lake Forest?
Based on reviews, Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Extended Stay America Orange County - Lake Forest and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lake Forest.
How many inexpensive hotels will I find in Lake Forest?
Expedia has 6 hotels in Lake Forest that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Lake Forest?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Lake Forest, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 71°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 57°F. Average annual precipitation for Lake Forest is 14 inches.
What is there to see and do in Lake Forest?
Lake Forest draws tourists with its fantastic dining options and forests, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Irvine Spectrum Center and Fashion Island, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Take in the local culture at Arden-Modjeska Historic Site and Segerstrom Center for the Arts, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest.
How can I get to Lake Forest and get around on a budget?
Checking out these ways to get around Lake Forest can help keep you on budget. The nearest airport is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) away from the center in John Wayne Airport (SNA). If that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to Los Angeles - Ontario Intl. Airport (ONT), located 29.2 mi (47 km) away. Lake Forest may not have many public transportation choices so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to explore the area.

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