Hotels in Lake Forest, California

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Lake Forest overview

Surrounded by picturesque views of beaches and forests, Lake Forest is known for its live music and theaters. You'll enjoy the abundant coffee and bar choices. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Mission San Juan Capistrano and Crystal Cathedral. Popular sights like University of California-Irvine and Main Beach Park won't disappoint. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Lake Forest is for you.

Where to stay in Lake Forest

Lake Forest offers a wealth of accommodation options for business and leisure travelers alike. There are 435 hotels in the Lake Forest area and you can shop as many as 153 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 141 2-star hotels with an average price of $60 per night
  • • 179 3-star hotels with an average price of $80 per night
  • • 82 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night
  • • 9 5-star hotels with an average price of $189 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 176009 user reviews of Lake Forest hotels:
  • • Staybridge Suites Lake Forest (Mission Viejo - South Orange County)
  • • Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum (Mission Viejo - South Orange County)
  • • Candlewood Suites Irvine East (Mission Viejo - South Orange County)
  • • The Prominence Hotel and Suites (Mission Viejo - South Orange County)
  • • Best Western Plus Irvine Spectrum Hotel (Mission Viejo - South Orange County)

How to get to Lake Forest

Fly in to Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from downtown Lake Forest. Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) is the next closest major airport, 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away.

What to see around Lake Forest

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club
  • • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest
  • • Marguerite Aquatic Complex
  • • Sawdust Art Festival Grounds
  • • Boomers
Live music and theaters are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • • Irvine Historical Museum
  • • Festival of Arts
  • • Laguna Playhouse
  • • Laguna Art Museum
Its beaches, forests, and lakes are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Diver's Cove
  • • Moss Point Beach
  • • Victoria Beach
  • • Aliso Beach Park
  • • Thousand Steps Beach
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • The Orchard at Saddleback
  • • Laguna Hills Mall
  • • Irvine Spectrum Center
  • • The Shops at Mission Viejo
  • • Fashion Island
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • University of California-Irvine
  • • Main Beach Park
  • • Huntington State Beach
  • • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • • Santa Ana Zoo