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La Quinta Inn
John Wayne Orange County Airport

1515 South Coast Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1529
Phone: 1-714-957-5841
Fax: 1-714-432-7159

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NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.

Stay at the newly renovated La Quinta Inn John Wayne/Orange County Airport and enjoy convenient access to all popular attractions, including Disneyland, Laguna and Newport Beaches, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County Fair and Event Center, and South Coast P...see more
Amenities & Services
  • Free Bright Side Breakfast™
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Parking
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Airport Shuttle Available
  • Airport Shuttle Notes: 6am-9pm daily
  • Pets Welcome

    CREDIT CARD ONLY Hotel only accepts Credit Card as form of payment. Guest must have valid Credit Card to check-in
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
  • Waffles
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Bread and muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
  • Pastries
  • Bagels
  • Yogurt
  • Milk

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Hotel Details
  • Floors: 3
  • Rooms: 160
  • Suites: 2
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
  • NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.

  • Free high-speed Internet access in all rooms
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron with Ironing Board
  • Dataport Phones
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Location
  • 3.0 of 5 stars  Rooms
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Service
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Value
  • 3.5 of 5 stars  Cleanliness
Most Recent Reviews:
"business stay"
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Apr 13, 2014
doug h | nashville
Quiet room for next to freeway. Comfortable bed. Hooters next door, in and out burger close by. Easy on and off freeway. 200 words, really?? for a hotel stay??? I came , I slept, I got up and went to work. Ate at the overpriced Hooters, but it really isn't the food you go there for, In N out burger is better  
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 31, 2014
siddypoo | Salt Lake City, Utah
I stayed here for a month long business trip, where I would fly home for the weekends. Soooo many problems. I had issues checking in EVERY monday. Even though my office had made the reservations and supplied a card and authorization form. I was twice locked out of my room because they had mistakenly only keyed the room for one night. I had a different room every week. Each one, the carpet was oily, smell was bad, shower cleanliness was bad. It is noisy....on any side the hotel. On the plus side, the beds are comfortable. Also I left my phone charger one weekend and I called to asked them to hold it for me....surprisingly the staff was competent enough to do that. All the staff was friendly the entire visit, but with all the mistakes made I am still displeased with the lack of brain power on the building. I am actually shocked that anyone gave this place a good review. Good luck to all who choose this place....  
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"A great stay"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 30, 2014
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It's a simple place. For the price, this place was wonderful. I stayed with my sister to go to the nearby music festival called Burgerama. The reviews I read prior made it out to be not-so-great and when I saw the Hooters directly in front I thought it might be a bit sleazy but not at all! After a one night stay I felt like I would stay again. The staff at the front desk were quick to take my calls and accommodate the fact that I got there earlier than expected. That night we came back from the concert around eleven, and hooters turned out to be the perfect place for late-night food. Overall I was very satisfied. I was worried because I missed a lot of the concert when I got there and the room was not ready by noon. But that was my own fault for not considering the check-in time before I reserved. Can't say much about the breakfast because I woke up late but hey it was complimentary! People said the freeway noise might be a problem but the beds were so comfy that I slept like a baby. Honestly it was my first time staying at a hotel without my parents so it was a new experience and I don't have high standards so this place was exactly what I needed. The IKEA nearby made for a good place for breakfast. Overall a great stay.  
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"good for the price"
4 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 24, 2014
Arthur C | Ames, IA, United States
The day and evening staff were professional and very helpful. The property needs some work, especially the interiors of the rooms and common areas but my room was nice and clean. The bed in my room was great and I slept well, which is usually a problem for me. I didn't use the pool but it looked well cared for. The location has very easy access to the 405 and is about 10 minutes from the John Wayne airport. There are several good restaurants, including In-N-Out within five minutes. If Hooters is your idea of a good place to eat, it is next door and is the only dining within walking distance. I had no noise issues but offer the following recommendation: to minimize the noise in your room, stay on the side of the building away from the freeway and away from the pool area. I stayed during the week so I don't know what weekends are like. There were some "sketchy" characters staying there but I didn't feel threatened. Just use common sense and you, your family, and your possessions should be fine. Don't expect the Ritz and you should be satisfied.  
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"I guess you get what you pay for ."
3 of 5 stars Reviewed Mar 16, 2014
Paula D | Phoenix, Arizona
My husband and I have stayed here a couple of times. It's not bad, not great, thankfully we only ever stay here for one night when we are in the area. I agree with the other reviewers, there are some seedy people hanging around and the walkways always stink of tobacco smoke. It just feels strange and slightly uncomfortable when you walk around the hotel. The elevator is located in a dark recess, I was always wary that someone shifty would be hanging about.the doors, panhandling or looking for "new friends". Looks like they have lots of tradesmen and "single men" booking their rooms. This of course brings with it "single ladies" hooking up with the single men. Disappointed to see so many canines at the hotel. Some yappy dogs kept us awake for hours. On our previous stay here in early Feb, our first room had no handle on the shower/tub, so no way to have a shower. However, they did move us next door. Oh my goodness, the road noise ! ALL NIGHT LONG. Take earplugs, you'll need them. We now request a room on the quieter side of the hotel, but it is still a problem, although not as bad. Not that we used the pool, but you have to negotiate your way past it to reach the lobby. The pool was full of palm fronds and just looked unkempt and uninviting. The breakfast ? Unremarkable, the usual inexpensive bagels, waffles and cereal. Boring.  
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Area Attractions & Landmarks
  • Orange County Fair & Event Center, 1 mi.
  • Santa Catalina, 1 mi.
  • Fountain Valley, 3 mi.
  • Mile Square Park, 5 mi.
  • Catalina Island, 7 mi.
  • Balboa Island, 15 mi.
  • Irvine Spectrum, 15 mi.
  • Movieland Wax Museum, 15 mi.
  • Newport Beach, 15 mi.
  • Tustin, 40 mi.
Area Companies & Businesses
  • AAA of California (Across the Street), .1 mi.
  • Los Angeles Times (Across the Street), .1 mi.
  • National University , .25 mi.
  • Whittier Law School, .25 mi.
  • Calvary Chapel, 1 mi.
  • State Farm Insurance, 1 mi.
  • Orange Coast College, 2.5 mi.
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital, 4 mi.
  • Hyundai, 5 mi.
  • Infiniti, 5 mi.
  • University of Phoenix, 5 mi.
  • University of California - Irvine, 10 mi.
  • California State Fullerton, 20 mi.
  • Concordia University , 20 mi.
Nearby Sports & Recreation
  • Costa Mesa Country Club, 2 mi.
  • Disneyland, 10 mi.
  • Edison Field, 15 mi.
  • Knott's Berry Farm, 15 mi.
Nearby Restaurants
  • Take Ten Cafe (Within Walking Distance), 0 mi.
  • Denny's, .01 mi.
  • Hooter's (Adjacent), .01 mi.
  • International House of Pancakes (IHOP), .75 mi.
  • Blue Water Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 1.5 mi.
  • Maggiano's Little Italy, 1.5 mi.
  • TGI Friday's, 1.5 mi.
  • Acapulco Mexican, 2 mi.
  • Newport Rib Company, 2.5 mi.
  • Macaroni Grill, 4.5 mi.
  • Outback Steakhouse, 6 mi.
Entertainment & Shopping
  • South Coast Plaza, 1 mi.
  • Orange County Performing Arts Center, 2 mi.
  • Westminster Mall, 5 mi.
  • Fashion Island, 9 mi.
  • Mission Viejo Mall , 20 mi.
Costa Mesa, CA
Local Time: 4:39 AM (Pacific)
Local Temperature: 57.4°F
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