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Laguna Cliffs Inn

2.5 of 5 475 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly By the Sea Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We attended a workshop in Laguna Beach. We were so excited about the idea of having beautiful ocean views. Well, didn't quite work out that way. The hotel is going through renovations: the pool is closed, the hot tub closed, most of the third floor closed. Our room was in a dark corner with no views of anything. However, because... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by taking a mini vacation with one night at the Laguna Cliffs Inn. The hotel is easy to find (right off Coast Highway) and there was plenty of parking (I think it's $10/night, but they didn't charge us!) The staff was very helpful and friendly, and quick to give us some recommendations for... More 

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munich
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an upgraded U-shaped motel built on top of its parking lot, so people walk in front of your window and you can even see your car down from the walkway. Some rooms, close to the extremely busy highway, are not so quiet. Ask for a room with balcony (private balconies face the sides of the buildings. Furniture is... More 

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Redlands, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room and reservation selection on the website was efficient. Unlike other hotels whose reality is a contrast to the website descriptions and photos. The Laguna Cliffs Inn was not boastful. The room was clean and ready for an early check-in. The hilltop views of the Pacific Ocean were delightful. The oceanfront walk and park one block west were accessible and... More 

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Rachel T, General Manager at Laguna Cliffs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dabney H: Thank you for letting us know our team is doing a great job by making the grade. Of course I really wished we could have wowed you further to receive that fifth bubble! Laguna Beach is home to over 90 amazing restaurants so making recommendations comes so easily. All we really need to know is what you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The OC area is the BEST weather in the world, so my decision to stay in Laguna just made sense. Katie at the front desk made my stay even better!! You cannot go wrong with your stay at Laguna Cliffs Inn!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part of our stay at Laguna Cliffs Inn was the helpful staff. Zack did an excellent job of helping me on the phone with room selection. All personnel at the front desk did whatever they could to make our stay nice. We appreciated the little touches, like coffee and croissants, wine in the evening, little treats in the... More 

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Rachel T, General Manager at Laguna Cliffs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Voyageurdumond: I was pleased to read your review and hear that Zach and the rest of our team provided you excellent service. One of the many great things about our property is that our intimate setting allows us to build a great rapport with our guests. You were also correct in mentioning that we are not in a premier... More 

Oak Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location can't be beat, walk to the beaches and downtown Laguna. However, they charge for parking and the "free" breakfast is only a croissant and coffee. The beds are very good, but the rooms are tired along with the baths. It is a updated motel with a pretentious lobby and old, somewhat updated rooms. Not enough bed stands and... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Stayed overnight for spouse birthday. Shout out to Rachel **** and Kate**** - Staff is wonderful and was sweet enough to leave a gift for my surfer spouse. Got a newly renovated room and was very nicely done. Bed was comfortable, had a private balcony and the jacuzzi temperature was just right. Wine and cookies in the lobby in the... More 

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Rachel T, General Manager at Laguna Cliffs Inn, responded to this review

Dear 619SD Girl: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review for us. I truly hope that your husband found the perfect wave for his birthday. I was also thankful to hear that your comments about our model room and could not agree with you more – they are nicely done. We are currently preparing for... More 

Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I stayed at the 'motel' for one night only (thanks God) during a recent business trip in CA. I believe my title says it all...:( The hotel has a nice website with professional photos, but it really is a motel. It advertises itself: 'Inspired by the colors and textures of California’s premier coastline, Laguna Cliffs Inn features an open-air layout... More 

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Rachel T, General Manager at Laguna Cliffs Inn, responded to this review

Dear aj005: I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel. As with all guest comments, we learn our areas of weakness and where we excel. It is obvious the level of service we provided to you was overshadowed by your concerns. Please know that I have reached out to you personally... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stayed overnight on a TravelZoo voucher, our first time at this hotel. It was wonderful! The room was great, the parking so convenient (underground, right off the lobby), it was blissfully quiet, the bed incredibly comfortable. There is a lovely walk right near the hotel along the cliff overlooking the ocean with beautiful landscaping along the way. They have... More 

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Rachel T, General Manager at Laguna Cliffs Inn, responded to this review

Dear ChloeChristine: I cannot thank you enough for all of the positive comments you made about our hotel. I especially would like to say thank you for your special shout out; it meant the world to me. ChloeChristine, you mentioned so many of our positive attributes but I did want to let future guests know that our hotel will be... More 

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Address: 475 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly By the Sea Inn)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Laguna Cliffs Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Laguna Cliffs Hotel Laguna Beach
Hotel Laguna Cliffs
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach

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