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The UC Irvine campus is about 4 miles from Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA) so that's your best bet if you're flying in from out-of-town. UC Irvine has negotiated discounted rates with many hotels near the airport and UCI (in Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach). Several hotels provide a shuttle to/from the airport, and to/from UCI. Be sure to verify with the hotel whether shuttle service is offered and whether there is a fee for this service. There is a drop-off zone near 25 E. Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, near the Engineering quad.

Unfortunately, there's no on-campus housing available to us this year. We'd like to suggest checking out the Atrium Hotel, adjacent to John Wayne Airport and just a few miles from the campus. They offer a free shuttle service to UCI, free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

List of Places to stay

The following are accommodations located nearby the campus; you can find a full list of recommendations from a resource page on UCI website (rates and details subject to change at any time). Anyone visiting the UCI campus for any reason may take advantage of these offers. When making the reservation be sure to let the hotel know that you are visiting UCI and that you chose the hotel from the UCI hotel listing.

Note that UC Irvine is adjacent to the cities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, so many nearby hotels can be found in those cities also.

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Atrium Hotel

18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 833-2770, Fax: (949) 757-0330
Misty Grayson, Director of Sales & Catering
UCI Rate: $114 For online bookings, visit and enter promo code "UCI"
2.7 miles to UCI

  • Shuttle to and from UCI and John Wayne Airport
    (and all other locations within a 3 mile radius of the hotel)
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi in all guestrooms & public spaces of the hotel
  • Self parking

Ayres Hotel and Suites - Costa Mesa

325 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(800) 322-9992
Fax: (714) 549-3741 (Sales)
John Stringfello, Corporate Sales Manager, (714) 549-0300 ext. 505
UCI Rate: $109-$139 (single/double occupancy)
3.6 miles to UCI

  • Shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport and UCI
  • Freshly baked cookies in lobby each evening
  • In-room Internet access
  • Parking

Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa

3131 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-3000, Fax: (714) 957-8185
UCI Rate: $109.00
Jillian Clary, Sales Manager
714-913-9055 or

  • Shuttle within a 5 mile radius of the hotel (includes UCI)
  • Breakfast
  • Self-Parking
  • High Speed Internet Access

Hilton - Costa Mesa

3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Deb Sanders, Sales Manager, (714) 438-4955
UCI Rate: 18% OFF Best Available Rate
5 miles to UCI

  • Shuttle service to/from OC Airport
  • Discounted group rates for 10 or more rooms
  • Meeting space; on site restaurant and bar

Holiday Inn Express

2070 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(800) 315-2621, (949) 631-6000
Brittany Doerner, Sales Manager
UCI Rate: call for UCI rate
5.8 miles to UCI

  • Full Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Parking
  • High Speed Internet
  • Freshly Baked Cookies each Evening
  • USA Today Newspaper
  • Business Center

Travelodge - Orange County Airport

1400 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-8700, Fax: (714) 557-9164
website link
UCI Rate: Single Occupancy $72, Double Occupancy $77 (confirm rate with hotel)
3.8 miles to UCI

  • Complimentary shuttle within 3 miles including UCI and John Wayne Airport
  • All rooms include Microwave, Fridge, Coffee Maker, Safe
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
  • Free Business Center

Wyndham Orange County

3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-751-5100 (Fax: 714-751-2704)
Phillip Patterson, Business Travel Sales Manager
714-361-4907 or
UCI Rate: $145, Junior Suite, $175

  • Complimentary Self Parking

Courtyard by Marriott - John Wayne Airport

2701 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 757-1200
Jeff Woods, Senior Account Executive
(760) 596-7712 E-mail:
website link
UCI Rate: $209 weekdays, $84 weekends
2.7 miles to UCI

  • Shuttle to and from Orange County Airport
  • 24-hour Market Place in lobby
  • Free high-speed Internet access

Wyndham Irvine - John Wayne Airport

17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 863-1999, Fax: (949) 474-7263
T.J. Ransom, Sales Manager
website link
3.1 miles to UCI
UCI Rates: $125 includes:

  • Full American Breakfast buffet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Complimentary access to business center
  • Free shuttle service to and from UCI and the Airport, upon request.

Doubletree- Irvine Spectrum

90 Pacifica Ave, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 471-8888 reservations, Fax: (949) 471-8600
Dave Lucey, Sales Manager, (949) 471-8611
UCI Rate- Friday to Sunday $110;Monday to Thursday $170
6.7 miles to UCI

  • Complimentary shuttle to John Wayne Airport and Irvine Spectrum
  • Courtesy shuttle to UCI at a nominal fee
  • High speed Internet available

Embassy Suites - Irvine

2120 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 705-5144, Fax: (949) 705-5147
UCI rate: Standard Two Rm Suite Sun-Thurs. $169 Fri-Sat. $119 Upgrade to City View Two Rm. Suite $184
Corporate ID Number: 0560041296
Booking Link for discount:
3 miles to UCI

  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening Manager's Reception
  • Complimentary shuttle to and from UCI, John Wayne Airport and South Coast Plaza (small groups only)

Hilton - Irvine/Orange County Airport

18800 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612
(800) 445-8667 reservations; Fax: (949) 833-3989
Pia Sanders, Director, Sales and Marketing, (949) 812-3720
website link
UCI Rate: $99 Friday to Sunday, $149 Monday to Thursday
Parking: $7.00 per car, per night.
3 miles to UCI

  • Shuttle to UCI, John Wayne Airport, and South Coast Plaza
  • Wireless Internet

Radisson Newport Beach

4545 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660

(800) 333-3333, Fax: (949) 833-0187
Charmaine Arellano, Sales Manager, (949) 608-1077
UCI Rates: $129
UCI Booking page

  • Hot breakfast buffet
  • Shuttle to/from OC Airport
  • Parking
  • High-speed Internet

Hotel Irvine

17900 Jamboree Blvd, Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 975-1234 or (800) 233-1234 and ask for UCI rate
Lynell DePerio, Business Travel Sales Manager, (949) 225-6771
E-mail: and enter your Corporate/Promotion Code: CR20258
UCI Rate: $119 Friday and Saturday, $159 Sunday to Thursday
3 miles to UCI

  • Complimentary shuttle to/from UCI and John Wayne Airport
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Complimentary self-parking

Fairmont Newport Beach

4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Reservations: (949) 476-2001, Fax: (949) 250-7191
AJ Pujalet, Travel Business Sales Manager, (949) 955-5612 (individual rooms)
Four Diamond, full service hotel
3 miles from UCI
UCI rates vary and are based on date availability: from $139 Friday and Saturday and $159 Sunday through Thursday

  • Complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to and from John Wayne Airport
  • Courtesy Car Service to Campus
  • Complimentary scheduled transportation for all overnight guests (based on availability and subject to change) to South Coast Plaza, Corona del Mar beach, Balboa Island, Fashion Island Mall, and the District.
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet

Marriott Irvine

18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 553-0100
Susie Schmitt, Sr. Sales Manager
website link
UCI Rate: Please contact hotel for current rate.
2.3 miles to UCI
High-speed Internet access
Complimentary local calls

Residence Inn by Marriott - Irvine Airport

2855 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 261-2020
Firoozeh Tahmassebi, Director of Sales
website link
UCI Rate: Studio Suite- One queen bed and full size sofa bed
Weekend only: $109
Weekday rates:1-4 nights $169/night; 5-11 nights $164/night; 12-29 nights $159/night; 30+nights $139/night
2.9 miles to UCI

  • Shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport Complimentary
  • Breakfast buffet, evening social Hour Mon-Thurs (beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres)
  • Personal grocery shopping service

SpringHill Suites - by Marriott Irvine - John Wayne airport

17601 Fitch, Irvine , CA 92614
(949) 757-0500, Fax: (949) 757-0535
Judy Kliever, Director of Sales and Marketing
website link
UCI Rate: $129
4.1 miles to UCI

  • Full buffet hot breakfast
  • Internet and Business Center
  • Parking
  • Shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport
  • Putting green
  • USA Today newspaper

Balboa Inn

105 Main St., Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 675-3412, (877) BALBOA 9
UCI Rate: $169 June - Aug.
Located on the beach at the Balboa Pier
Complimentary continental breakfast

The Resort at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, CA 92657
Giuliana Gonnella, Travel Industry Sales Manager
Phone: 949-476-5903
5 Diamond Resort, Voted #1 U.S. Resort by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
15 Minutes from UC Irvine
UCI Rate: Please call Giuliana for availability

  • Parking
  • High Speed Wireless Internet