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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 #6 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Preston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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San Jose, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

San Diego
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from a 3-day stay at Laguna Cliffs Inn (our 2nd visit here) and while the upstairs room was very nice our stay wasn't as good as last time. The new owners have seen fit to remove most of the amenities that we really enjoyed during our December 2013 stay. Now they offer Croughnuts in the morning (yuck!!)... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After a rather unpleasant experience and abrupt departure from the Art Hotel in Laguna Beach, I found the Laguna Cliffs Inn about a 1/2 mile away, closer to the center of town. It was a Saturday afternoon and I had no reservation. They had one room left and I was able to secure it at a reasonable price. The room... More

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Upland, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Laguna Cliffs. The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly! In the morning, coffee and "croughnuts" (cross between doughnuts and croissants) are provided , and then freshly baked cookies in the afternoon. Beds are comfortable with quality bedding and pillows. Our rooms had Keurig coffeemakers, microwaves and mini-refrigerators. This is an older hotel that has... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very nice, clean, spacious room with nice furniture, comfortable bed and several soft, comfortable pillows, and a sitting area with table and chairs. Also on the first floor where our room was located, the terrace has small tables and chairs with beautiful landscaping and a feeling of privacy to enjoy sitting outside with your morning coffee. Once we brought carry... More

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North Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a very nice hotel, small, friendly and accommodating. Rooms are clean, quiet and loved the patio area to sit outside our rooms. The pool is very small, but the beach is so close, it didn't matter. Walking distance from cute shops and restaurants.

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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*
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