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Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly Vacation Village Hotel)
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel for a one night stay in hopes of a nice quiet boutique hotel! Boy was I surprised. I have to give their marketing and website people some credit for presenting a very beautiful picture of their hotel as well as highlighting probably their best room to show as an example. This is nothing more than what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So I had a work trip that I turned into a mini vacation as well. My 15 year old daughter came along with me so we could visit aunts and uncles in Laguna woods. Staff was extremely welcoming. Valet was quick and professional and courteous. The only negative I had isn't really a negative. The restaurant is so popular that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Pacific Edge Hotel is awesome! I love how convenient this hotel is to the beach, restaurants, and shops! Driftwood restaurant is right behind the hotel room and faces the beach. Jack gladly provided us a beach umbrella, lounge chairs, and beach towels. Thanks for the great customer service.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked this hotel based on location first and price second. I wanted to be right on the beach. This hotel is broken up into 4 buildings plus the lobby with a small street in between. I splurged and chose to stay in the surf wing with an ocean view. I had a room on the 4th floor which is... More 

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Thomas L, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for all your feedback, Michelle! Like you said, we're an older property -- but we'd never want that to keep you from enjoying all that our beautiful area has to offer! I'm glad to hear that you could enjoy the beautiful views and our proximity to the beach. I hope you'll come back and see us again someday! All... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a beachfront room, which was right above the sand and had beautiful views of the Pacific from the balcony. It was just stunning. However, we felt our stay was of poor value -- I think the price reflects the amazing location alone -- and will likely not stay here again. Pros: The views from the beachfront room... More 

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Thomas L, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry that some of the other guests caused you some frustration. We want every single guest to be able to relax and enjoy their stay, and we try our very best to meet the needs of everyone involved in a situation like the one you describe. That said, boisterous guests who are just having fun and not endangering themselves... More 

Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third trip to the Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna and each time it's been perfect. The weather ... the location ... the easy access to the beach ... and little extras like valet parking and $20 to The Deck, their outside café/bar, and the friendliest and helpful front desk staff. Would love to come back and stay... More 

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Thomas L, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for always coming back to see us, Debi! I'm so glad we could help make your birthday a special one. Celebrating with some wine, sun, and sand? Sounds pretty perfect to me! 'Til next time, Thomas Lee General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pacific Edge Hotel is wonderful! Spent 3 nights there last week and couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff is very friendly, the rooms are great and the ocean view amazing. We stayed on the top floor, farthest north room. Darin, who works on the beach was great and Bobby, our waiter for breakfast at the Driftwood Kitchen... More 

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Thomas L, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Heidi, I'm thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your stay! I'll definitely pass your compliments along to Darin and Bobby -- they'll love hearing how much you appreciated their hard work. Thanks so much for sharing your kind words -- I hope we'll see you the next time you're in town! Cheers, Thomas Lee General Manager More 

Rocky Mount, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was in the building on PCH (room 11) but it was quiet and we could see the ocean and hear the surf from our balcony. Worth it. The kitchenette was nice but we ate out most meals. Ralph's is very close and good for having food in the room. The bathroom was spacious. The shower/bathtub was small but... More 

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Thomas L, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

This is so great! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay and got to explore Laguna Beach. The sight of the ocean still sometimes gets me, so I'm really glad you were able to see it from your room. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Take care, Thomas Lee General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in two rooms last minute with three adults and an infant. Reasonably priced, clean and the staff was over the top. The hotel is a little dated on the road side, nicer on the beach side. Our room above the office was very big and had a nice view. Our roadside room was small but clean and comfy. Two... More 

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Thomas L, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Sounds like a great trip to the beach! Thanks for making us a part of it, Don. Hope to have you back again next year. All the best, Thomas Lee General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time to Laguna Beach in January we randomly selected this hotel. PHENOMENAL! Staff was SO nice and attentive, the view was breathtaking and it was a perfect central location with walking distance to shops and restaurants. Our first night there we had a couple next to us that got into an altercation. We called the front desk and... More 

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Thomas L, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Cara! We hope we'll get to welcome you back in a few more months. Nothing like summertime at the beach! :) All the best, Thomas Lee General Manager More 

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