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Santa Ana hotels and places to stay

Motel 6 Irvine - Orange County Airport
2 out of 5
1717 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $76 per night
2.38 mi from city center
3.1/5 (636 reviews)

"Love the stay. It made me feel like at home. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Motel 6 Irvine - Orange County Airport
Motel 6 Santa Ana
2 out of 5
1623 East 1st Street, I-5/Santa Ana Freeway at 1st St., Santa Ana, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $81 per night
1.15 mi from city center
3.3/5 (797 reviews)

"The staff was friendly, so check in was a delight."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Motel 6 Santa Ana
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County
3 out of 5
8 MacArthur Place, Santa Ana, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $87 per night
2.87 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,574 reviews)

"Friendly staff, clean environment and easy check in/check out."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County
Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North
2.5 out of 5
2700 Hotel Terrace Dr., Santa Ana, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night
2.17 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,104 reviews)

"It’s located in a very nice place. I enjoy my time there very quiet."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, John Wayne Airport, CA
3 out of 5
2701 Hotel Terrace, Santa Ana, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night
2.13 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,580 reviews)

"It was clean and the service was good. The staff was very respectful due to the whole covid 19 pandemic. I would stay again most definitely."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, John Wayne Airport, CA
Red Roof Inn Santa Ana
2 out of 5
2600 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $52 per night
2.13 mi from city center
3.1/5 (549 reviews)

"Nice place to stay we stay couple and thi is good place to stay"…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Red Roof Inn Santa Ana
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport
2.5 out of 5
2721 Hotel Ter, Santa Ana, CA
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The price is $85 per night
2.18 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (689 reviews)

"Not all amenities were available due to Covid19 but it’s understandable but usually it’s a great place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
1325 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night
2.32 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,879 reviews)

"Property was close to fwy entrance and exits. Parking was close to entrance. Lobby and room were clean. Hotel was quiet. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
201 E MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night
2.79 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (1,802 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff! Gave us two free nights of parking, very appreciated. Hotel room on first look nice but upon closer inspection we could tell different areas were left unchecked. In the middle of construction and with covid, some things were closed but had an overall positive ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana - Orange County Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport
3.5 out of 5
7 Hutton Centre Dr, Santa Ana, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
2.97 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (997 reviews)

"The front desk people checking in and out couldn’t have been nicer! Looking forward to staying there again soon. Hopefully I can get a cookie next time 🤗"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport
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Visiting Santa Ana

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Santa Ana, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, beaches, and theme park. This city also attracts tourists with its live music. Top sights in the city include Santa Ana Zoo, Bowers Museum, and Discovery Science Center.

  • There are 42 hotels and other accommodations in Santa Ana
  • The closest major airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), 4.3 mi (6.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), 11.1 mi (17.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Ana

Well known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Bowers Museum, Heritage Museum of Orange County, and Lyon Air Museum. Favorite family attractions include Santa Ana Zoo and Discovery Science Center. The city is well liked for its places to shop, and Westfield Mainplace is a favorite for retail therapy.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 42 hotels and other lodging options to choose from in Santa Ana. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

Top places to visit outside the city include Disney California Adventure® Park, located 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from the heart of the city, and Disneyland®, which is 5.7 mi/9.1 km away.

Getting Around Santa Ana

To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center. Santa Ana may not have many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Santa Ana

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 73°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 46°F
  • From April to June, the average is 81°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 85°F during the day and 60°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 82°F as the daytime average and 46°F as the nighttime average
  • Santa Ana gets about 12.95 inches of rain per year
  • August and September are usually the hottest months averaging 84°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 47°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Santa Ana?
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free WiFi and a spa tub. Traveler reviews also recommend Hampton Inn and Suites Santa Ana/Orange County Airport and Courtyard by Marriott Costa Mesa South Coast Metro as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Ana, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best options available in Santa Ana.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santa Ana?
For more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Santa Ana, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Santa Ana?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Santa Ana is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County and Courtyard by Marriott Costa Mesa South Coast Metro.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Santa Ana?
Hampton Inn and Suites Santa Ana/Orange County Airport is a hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your family trip include Comfort Inn & Suites Orange County John Wayne Airport and Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Santa Ana Zoo.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic vacation in Santa Ana?
Courtyard by Marriott Costa Mesa South Coast Metro is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness center. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport and Best Western Plus Orange County Airport North.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Santa Ana?
Motel 6 Irvine - Orange County Airport is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Motel 6 Santa Ana and Red Roof Inn Santa Ana.
What's the best place to stay close to The Observatory?
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Costa Mesa Orange County is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this property offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It’s located just a short 0.6 mi (1 km) from The Observatory. Other good choices within a short distance include Courtyard by Marriott Costa Mesa South Coast Metro and Vagabond Inn Costa Mesa.
What about the best place to stay close to Santa Ana Zoo?
One of the top choices for your stay is Motel 6 Santa Ana, located next to Santa Ana Zoo, and this property offers free WiFi and free parking. Holiday Inn Express And Suites Santa Ana - Orange County, located just 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away, is another good choice.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Santa Ana?
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Ana Orange County is a top 3.5-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features a spa tub and sofa beds. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, John Wayne Airport, CA and Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Huntington State Beach or Corona del Mar State Beach.
What's the best hotel in Santa Ana to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Red Roof Inn Santa Ana is a top property on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features free parking and free WiFi. Other choices near historic sites include Holiday Inn Santa Ana Orange County Airport and Courtyard by Marriott Costa Mesa South Coast Metro. Also notable landmarks to visit include Old Orange County Courthouse.
What are some accommodations with pools in Santa Ana?
Embassy Suites by Hilton Santa Ana Orange County Airport is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool, and free cooked-to-order breakfast. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orange County Airport is another choice that offers an onsite pool.

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