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Art Hotel - Laguna Beach

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1404 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #12 of 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Stephan C San Dimas, California
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 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 of 5 stars
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San Dimas, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall, this hotel has a nice location, convenient and free parking, and decent rooms. There is a little mini market right next door - convenient for miscellaneous needs and desires. The internet will only work for you in your room. I asked for help, and the owner actually gave me a little "attitude" after I rolled my eyes at her... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents live in Laguna Beach in a beautiful, but small home with no room for overnight guests. Consequently, for more than 20 years I have stayed at the Art Hotel (and its prior incarnations) 3-4 times a year for two nights at a time. I have known the owner, Gail Duncan, for as long as she has lived on... More

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Apple Valley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attend the art shows and Pageant of the Masters every year, and we've stayed at this hotel for about 10 years now. Formerly America's Best Inn, the current owners have gathered a funky, eclectic, sometimes strange mix of art both inside the rooms and around the hotel, but it fits the area. Staff is always friendly and attentive, rooms... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry we only got to stay 1 night. Nice hotel, different from your usual. Clean and comfortable, the bed could have been better but okay.. nicely decorated. Big room, could have had a couple easy chairs, only had a desk chair. Close to the free shuttle, which we needed to get to the Pageant of the Masters.

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Dortmund, Germany
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a balcony, direction to the ocean but we could not see it. the ocean was within walking distance and the beach was nice and close. also a supermarked was near by. no breakfast not even coffe served. a garage to park your car

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Windsor, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a nice small hotel with excellent service. Big, very nice room. Smsll patio. Nice little pool with nice seating. Would have liked some more lounge chairs. Sitting area was really nice but not for lounging while swimming. Didn't want to get it all wet. Would definitely stay sgain. Nice beach to walk to scross the street and down... More

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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review

We hope you enjoyed the Trolley - Laguna Beach takes pride in these. We welcome you back anytime! More

Southern California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here one night over Memorial Day weekend. Was mostly pleased with the hotel until the following morning I lifted the comforter off of the bed and found a circle of thick red "goo" in the lower corner of the bed. I slept on the right side of the bed and never even ventured over to the left side and... More

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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review

We apologize if you had an uncomfortable experience - but I must say this one is a tough one to accept! First of all, blood does not come out of a sheet with a wet towel - second, "goo" is not blood. Third, we're dismayed that you slept on a sheet with "goo" on it, and never reported it to... More

San Jose
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I just got back from a two night stay. I had to come to town for personal business on my own dime with some buddies. It is in a good location, yes within walking distance to the main downtown area. It is maybe a mile or so. The room is fairly basic but clean. Parking is great and free, unlike... More

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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review

We hope you enjoyed your stay in Laguna Beach, and look forward to your return. More

Arroyo Grande, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The room was dark, dingy, and wreaked of cigarette smoke. Even worse was the deodorizer they used to try and mask the odor. I went back to the desk and asked for another room. The manager (owner?) said there wasn't another room available. Her exact words were, "we're booked and we just can't "build another room for you." I told... More

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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review

First of all - we apologize for the inconvenience anyone experiences here. We do have a "No Smoking" policy, unfortunately we can't watch what our guests do behind closed doors. We do our best to resolve all issues the best we can; however there are times when a guest chooses to leave. We would have continued working with this guest,... More

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I were traveling through Laguna Beach and decided to stay over. We found the Art Hotel, I had heard it was a very nice place to stay for the price in a good location. Our room was quite a surprise!!! The furnishings, bedding, linens and touches were 5 star quality. The outside deck area was being repainted,... More

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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Art Hotel ... we enjoyed you as a guest. We welcome you back anytime you're in the neighborhood. More

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Address: 1404 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Art Hotel - Laguna Beach 2*
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Also Known As:
Best Inn Laguna Beach
Art Laguna Beach

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach #9 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
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This affordable hotel is only a skip away from the downtown shops and galleries. Located a stroll from Crescent Bay and Beach. It offers 1 or 2 bed accommodations with microwave, fridge, WIFI, free parking and heated pool & a Jacuzzi. This hotel boasts of being the closet to the gorgeous Crystal Cove State Park, Crescent Bay Park and Pelican Hills Golf Course. ... more   less 
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