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Laguna Cliffs Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   475 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly By the Sea Inn)
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Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These comments were written immediately after my last visit in May, 2014 but never posted. Since TripAdvisor keeps hounding me for more comments, I will accommodate. See my original posting from December 16, 2013. I note that some of the more recent responses on TripAdvisor by the hotel management refer to "recently added services" not experienced by me. I have... More

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London
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This average hotel comes with a luxury price tag. We had an ok night, in an ok room, in an ok location but the price (with car park and tax) was way above average, and you would expect a lot more for that kind of money, even in Laguna Beach. For a start the hotel is right on a busy... More

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

Dear Sexy Ggy: I would like to thank you for your honest feedback in regards to your recent visit and was disappointed to read that we did not meet your needs. I have reached out privately to discuss the concerns that Sexy Ggy had mentioned in the survey. Sexy Ggy is correct in saying that we are located along Pacific... More

St. Charles, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up choosing LCI from a co workers recommendation. Although the booking process was a bit long through the discount deal. The location, rooms and staff were all excellent. Parking was affordable and the amenities were nice. Wifi fast. Great feel to this place.

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Superior, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute plan to head to the beach and found one room left at this cute inn. They let us take beach chairs and an umbrella to the beach, then accommodated our early check in. The room was just fine, lots of storage, refrigerator, microwave and nice shower gels. The pool area was very nice and had... More

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

Dear Jollyberries: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel along with some of our amenities. I was also pleased to read that we were able to accommodate an early check in for you as well. As Jollyberries mentioned all of our rooms are appointed with small refrigerators, bath products by Lather, and so much... More

San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Laguna Cliffs Inn was a great place to stay while attending the Laguna Arts Festival. It's on the main drag with easy access to the free trolley service to and from town. It is also well within walking distance of town center but if you've been walking all day, you'll prefer to head back up the hill to the... More

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Preston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just stayed here for two nights and the hotel was beyond my expectations. It's in a great location next to the beach and boutique shops. The staff are lovely and very friendly and are willing to help with any questions you may have. The room was very clean quiet with everything you need during your stay. The hotel... More

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

Dear Whalley 12, I would like to thank you for your Lovely comments in regards to our staff and great location. I could not agree more about our staff. As Whalley 12 mentioned we are in a great location in Laguna Beach. We are a short walking distance to Heisler Park, beautiful beaches, and the downtown area. Whalley 12, thank... More

San Jose, California
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Way to proud of the place for what you get. Close to ocean but one block from it facing a busy street and even a view room means about 1/2 inch of ocean view or none from room itself ("view" rooms even more expensive). They have an assortment of food and drink in the room but you have to PAY... More

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

Dear Mary Ann K, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Laguna Cliffs Inn. I am thankful that you enjoyed the comfort of our bed and hope you will keep your eye out for our fall specials. I would love for you to experience the hotel and its recently added services. Laguna Cliffs Inn is situated... More

Anaheim Hills, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice small cozy hotel, 5 minute walk down to the beach ( some stairs) and 10 minute walk to shops and restaurants. We had an ocean view from our room -just be aware that the Hotel is about a 1/4 block above the beach. The beaches in this area are amazing ! The pool is salt water and not too... More

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

Dear Eric B, Thank you for letting the TripAdvisor readers know how great we are. Being a small property we are able to focus on our guests and provide them the best customer service possible. Troy is definitely a shining example of the service we provide at Laguna Cliffs Inn. Eric B, hopefully we will see you soon. I am... More

Frisco, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Laguna Cliffs Inn. We arrived and since we were celebrating our anniversary, they upgraded us to a beautiful corner room with a gorgeous view of the ocean. They also brought by a box of the most delicious salted caramels ever. Very unexpected kindnesses that made our anniversary special. The room was very nice,... More

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

Dear Matt D, Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful comments about your anniversary getaway visit with us. As you mentioned Janie and the rest of the staff really pride themselves on providing the best experience possible for all of our guests. Hopefully we will see you next year on your anniversary. Warm Regards, Rachel T. More

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Overcharged for what it is. No amenities, no coffee, no lobby to speak of. Balcony was though a backdoor over a back alley, I had to call the front desk to find it. Just a repainted motel. Old bathrooms, the whole room smelled musty. No turn-down service Bed was comfortable, location ok, but walk up the hill. This worked out... More

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

I have reached out directly to Paul M to further discuss his stay at Laguna Cliffs Inn. Although the hotel was renovated a few years I am excited to share that our public spaces and rooms will be given a much needed makeover. I was sad to hear that Paul M was not made aware of our hotel amenities. Every... More

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Address: 475 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly By the Sea Inn)
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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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