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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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Nanuet, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had the opportunity to support a "woman owned" business. Although the hotel is located farther away from Laguna's main hub, we loved the ability to utilize the free trolley (operates July & August). The beach is located 2 blocks from the hotel and down about 26 steps to the sand. There are plenty of places to view art... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently traveled 8+ hours to stay here, arriving after driving through bad conditions and feeling ill. Upon arrival the desk clerk ignored me waiting to check in, instead electing to extend a conversation with other guests about a personal topic unrelated to their stay. When I interrupted to ask to be checked in the desk clerk became hostile; when... More

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Gail D, Owner at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review

We do apologize for the inconvenience that you suffered. We're generally a very nice hotel with positive attitudes. We like to give undivided attention to all our guests - therefore we apologize if you feel we ignored you. Because we are an owner/operator business, we do our best to solve any issues that arise with our guests. One a positive... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was cute and charming from the looks of it. Interior was nothing fancy. I am a big amenities person and they didn't have much going on in this department. The pool seemed nice enough but that's about it. The bed was as hard and uncomfortable. The hotel was not within walking distance to downtown. I didn't have overly... 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 hotel ... and yes, our prices are inexpensive compared to the main corporate hotels in town. We are an owner / operator small business of just 28 rooms. If we charged $100 + more a night, our amenities would appreciate. And we don't offer any breakfast because we simply don't have space to serve... More

Durango
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 6 stayed here for a weekend. We were located right across from the pool which had nice couches for lounging. The beach was fantastic, short walk across the street. Rooms were older, but very clean with nice towels and the owners shared their stash of boogie boards and beach chairs located in the parking garage. The place... More

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

Thank you for staying at our small quaint owner operated hotel. We don't advertise any breakfast for our guests simply because there isn't any space to serve it. So as a good gesture to our guests, we offer, at no cost, small pastries, orange juice and water to give you a kick start to get you to a more solid... More

Glendora
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing is cheap in Laguna - this is inexpensive in comparison and a good choice. The room is good size and clean, well decorated. Rooms come with microwave, refrigerator and a very nice size tub; oversized bath towels. There is a small pool; the website says they have a hot tub but they recently got rid of this. The mattress... More

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

Thank you for staying at our owner/operator hotel. Unfortunately, we did have to eliminate the jucuzzi .... it wasn't be used very much and it was getting old and worn. So we removed it, and the disclosure of it off our website. Also, on your next visit, there is a small unassuming Chinese restaurant almost across the street - great... More

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 July 26, 2014

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

We certainly apologize for the interpretation of a poor attitude - it must have been "one of those days", but we certainly didn't intend it to be directed at you. Every now and then, we do have small internet issues, and we do our best to solve the issue immediately. But for the most part, our internet provider does give... More

Apple Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

Thank you for your stay at our small Owner/Operator hotel. We enjoyed your stay. We removed the continental breakfast because we just didn't have any place to serve it. So as a good gesture to our guests, we provide small pastries, orange juice and water to kick start your day until you have a chance to grab a solid breakfast.... More

San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

Thank you for your stay at our small Owner/Operator hotel. We hope you enjoyed Laguna Beach and we look forward to your next visit. More

Dortmund, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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

Thank you for staying with - we enjoyed your visit. Our small establishment doesn't offer any breakfast at all because we have no place to serve it. So as a good gesture to our guests, we offer small pastries, orange juice and water (in the lobby) to kick start their day until they have a chance for a more solid... More

Windsor, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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Address: 1404 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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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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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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