(credit: Courtyard Irvine Spectrum)(credit: Courtyard Irvine Spectrum)

Whether in Irvine for business or pleasure, there is much to do in this ever-growing Orange County city. For the locals, they know that Irvine continues to be one of the prime destination areas in the area. Meantime, visitors passing through this section of Orange County have a number of top-notch hotels with which to choose from for their stay. Whether you are looking for something near all the hustle and bustle, or perhaps you desire a resting spot a little more off the main drag, there are myriad of hotel selections awaiting you. With that being the case, give these locations a consideration as you make your travel plans quickly passing through or staying for a bit of time in Irvine.
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, Ca. 92614
(888) 230-4452

Located close to John Wayne (Orange County) Airport, Hotel Irvine, can delight both business and vacation travelers all at the same time. Whether your stay involves family activities or meeting up with friends or co-workers tending to business functions in the area, Hotel Irvine has you covered. Guests can enjoy a restaurant, bar and lounge area to kick-back after a long day of work for a conference in town or some Orange County sightseeing. With the right ambiance for important corporate meetings, the hotel is just the right call when business leaders locally or from around the nation need to sit down and get their work done. For those in the Irvine area for a bit of R&R, Hotel Irvine offers great amenities for both families and couples. And if you're single, don't think you will be left out. With more than 500 rooms on the property, you're sure to find a room that will give you the comfort and privacy you need at all times. When it comes to getting work done and/or propping your feet up and relaxing in comfort, Hotel Irvine has you covered.
Residence Inn by Marriott (Irvine Spectrum)
10 Morgan Street
Irvine, Ca. 92618
(949) 380-3000
Whether business or pleasure is calling your name, you don't have to travel too far to find the right hotel stay. At Residence Inn by Marriott (Irvine Spectrum), guests have a number of amenities right at their front door. For the business traveler, he or she is just minutes away from a number of companies, organizations, and educational facilities who call Irvine home. That list includes the ever-growing UC Irvine. When it comes to the individuals or families visiting Irvine, they too are able to enjoy being well located to a number of attractions. The hotel offers more than 100 suites, with clean rooms and various amenities, one of which is free WiFi. If you're in the mood for some food and drink, Hotel Irvin has you covered there too. Patrons can sit back and kick off their day with a complimentary breakfast. From there, guests also can enjoy a number of areas restaurants (P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory etc.) that are less than a 10-minute drive away. After a busy day of work or fun, relax in the hotel's outdoor pool and/or Jacuzzi.
Courtyard Irvine Spectrum
7955 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, Ca. 92618
(949) 453-1033
It doesn't matter if your reason for travel is business or pleasure, Courtyard Irvine Spectrum has what you need. One of the newer places to stay in Irvine, Courtyard Irvine Spectrum offers its patrons a little of the old and lots of the new as it relates to its decor. Situated a stone's throw from the Irvine Spectrum Center, the hotel has more than 200 guest rooms to select from. Whether there for a work stay or just relaxing during some well-deserved time off from the daily grind, the facility has much to keep you occupied. For those in need of a meal and/or drink, the hotel has available a bistro, offering an array of selections from morning to night. If you want to get away for a meal or two, there are a number of selections less than a mile away. These include California Pizza Kitchen, Yard House and Dave & Buster's. Feel the need for a workout or two while staying here? If so, Courtyard Irvine Spectrum offers a fitness center, along with a pool and Jacuzzi to relax your worries away.
Wyndham Hotel Irvine Orange County Airport
17941 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, Ca. 92614
(949) 863-1999
If you're flying into Orange County's John Wayne Airport, the Wyndham Hotel Irvine could be just the ticket. With more than 300 rooms, the hotel offers both studio suites and top-notch guest rooms. Visitors can take advantage of comfortable rooms with free WiFi and other extras. For those who choose to stay two straight evenings, they can save 15 percent off the facility's top available rate.  For the corporate traveler, the hotel has available thousands of square feet of space to host an array of business events.  For those looking to get away from work for the time being, the hotel offers plenty of room for bridal parties, reunions for family and friends etc. When it comes to dining, there is an onsite cafe, along with a lounge to serve you an array of drinks and lighter food options if you so choose. Finally, it doesn't matter if your stay involves business or pleasure, most will undoubtedly want to get a workout or two in during their stay, along with kicking back for some relaxing Jacuzzi time.
Atrium Hotel
18700 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, Ca. 92612
(949) 833-2770
If your search takes you looking for a hotel with some history, yet an up to date decor that won't leave you feeling disappointed, you've come to the right place. The Atrium Hotel dates back nearly 50 years, giving visitors a taste of what Irvine was like decades ago. The facility offers a variety of meeting room configurations, allowing for both business and personal gatherings. As for the guest rooms, patrons can sit back and enjoy choosing from more than 200 rooms. The Atrium Hotel provides a number of amenities onsite, among which includes WiFi at no extra charge, a pool (heated) to relax in or get your daily exercise, a selection of three meals in the relaxing Waterfalls Restaurant, onsite rental car options (Enterprise Rental), and much more. If you're looking to venture a little outside your hotel area, Orange County attractions such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, professional hockey and baseball in Anaheim etc. are all within easy driving distance.
Candlewood Suites Irvine Spectrum
16150 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, Ca. 92618
(949) 788-0500
It doesn't matter if business or pleasure brings you to Irvine, the Candlewood Suites Irvine Spectrum offers an array of options among its hotel packages. Situated on the Hoag-Irvine campus, the establishment has available more than 120 guest suites. These suites provide the traveler (business or pleasure) with free WiFi, access to exercise offerings, outdoor entertainment and recreation, laundry services, kitchens (full refrigerators, dishwashers etc.) and much more. If you're in the mood to make your own food, you can grill in the outdoor dining location or put together your meal of choice in the kitchen area. Candlewood Suites Irvine Spectrum also offers the Candlewood Cupboard for those guests wanting food without the hassle of making it themselves. When you want the comforts of home while out on the road, this hotel hits the spot.

If Irvine is on your upcoming travel destination list for business or some R&R, you've got myriad of hotels with which to select from, so get those reservations made today.

Dave Thomas has been covering the sports world since his first job as a sports editor for a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania back in 1989. He has covered a Super Bowl, college bowl games, MLB, NBA and more. His work can be found on Examiner.com.