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Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly Vacation Village Hotel)
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Ranked #10 of 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a traveler from Cambodia to camping in Yosemite, but this has to be one of the most horrible places we have stayed at given it's price tag. I would value it at $30 a night given some better hotels I've stayed at for $50 beach side. They have only renovated a few selective rooms but the rest are... More

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

Your comments are disheartening, and I wish we could have done more to wow you. While I can assure you that all of our rooms have been updated well after 1940, we do have some that are more updated than others. Summer is a very busy time here in Laguna with most hotels sold our every night; we try hard... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

*BEWARE - The rooms in the pictures are NOT the rooms that you get. We were told that they have "a few" renovated rooms that were already booked and a couple of bungalows that they rent for day use only. Most of the people who checked in while we were there came back to complain about the quality of their... More

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

We want our guests to know exactly what they're getting, Lisa, and we're sorry that you were so disappointed with your room. We try hard to point out the difference between the Village View rooms and the Ocean Front rooms. That said, we wish we could have done more to impress you. We appreciate your comments and we take them... More

LA, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We called the hotel at 11:30 in the morning and asked to see if our room might be ready when we arrived. I also asked for an updated room, having read other reviews. Four hours later we were finally able to check into our hotel room- which can be no larger than 220 square feet with a tiny bathroom. Our... More

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

I'm sorry you were disappointed with your room. Some rooms are a bit smaller than others, but we do our best to make all of them comfortable and welcoming. Were you able to voice your displeasure during your trip? We would have been happy to make new arrangements for you. Regardless, we want to make this right, and we hope... More

Mankato, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love this hotel. Great price and great location. I have stayed both ocean view and village view. Both are great, if you want to spend a little extra it is great to be ocean front and sit on the balcony in the evening and night. If you want to save a little money the village view is a great... More

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

Yes, the Village View really is a great deal! We're thrilled that you had such a fabulous time lounging on the beach with us, Laura, and we really appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again in September -- it's only a few months away! :) Warm regards, Sean Castady Assistant General Manager More

2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to this hotel for many years, back when it was Vacation Village actually. We absolutely love it! You are paying for the location definitely. The hotel is nice but it is very casual and beachy. If your expecting Montage style amenities this is not for you. If you want a great family friendly hotel with a... More

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

It's always a pleasure to welcome you and your family back for a stay on the beach, Sally. You really can't beat these beach views, can you? Hope everyone had a wonderful visit, and we can't wait to see you back again! Take care, Sean Castady Assistant General Manager More

Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the location, loved the staff, the cleanliness of the room was fair/poor however the room was different than the website it was stunning.. I was very dissatisfied with the room itself, the size, the location of the room and upkeep of the room. The room was approximately $400 per night and was the size of a very small... More

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

I sincerely apologize that you weren't satisfied with your initial room. It sounds like there was some miscommunication when you were booking -- the pictures online show a variety of rooms and room sizes, which may have caused some confusion. That said, we're more than happy to find you something more to your liking. Above all, we want you feel... More

Rancho Murieta, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a family vacation to Laguna Beach and wanted easy beach access and to be near shops and restaurants. That's why we chose this hotel. Positives: Location is the best thing this hotel has going for it. They have beach staff that will provide you with towels and chairs, and you virtually have a private beach. This was the... More

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

If you're disappointed, we're disappointed. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us here on TripAdvisor, travelmama, as it presents the opportunity to make things right. While i'm happy to hear you enjoyed our location and tasty restaurant, I'm disheartened to read that we missed the mark in other areas. When it comes to your room, we... More

el mirage
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just remove the mold from the air vents and the place would score 100% in our gradebook! Plus our dog stayed for free! Only thing that needs to be told to all customers with pets is that your dog is not allowed on beach during the day. Evenings Is okay....the oceanfront rooms are worth the price!!!!

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

Mauricio and Amber, Sounds like a great stay! Glad to hear that you and your pups enjoyed your time in Laguna Beach, and I hope that we'll get to welcome you back for more fun in the sun next time you need to get away from it all! Thanks for reviewing us, Sean Castady Assistant General Manager More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to start by saying I absolutely love the location of this hotel. I like that they now have valet parking and I love that we can walk to downtown so easily.....but I have to say the place is getting tired. The grounds are not as kept up as they could be, the rooms need new carpet & drapes,... More

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

I'm very sorry to learn of your disappointment, especially considering how excited you seemed to visit us. As you may have noticed, we are currently in the midst of making the necessary renovations, but it seems that we still have some work to do. However, they should be completed shortly, and we'll certainly remember your words as we move forward.... More

Valencia, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Pacific Edge the staff are all very friendly and attentive we have stayed here the past 5 years and have never been disappointed I feel as if they have improved every year for the better not that they had alot to improve on you could just see that they want your stay to be amazing we love... More

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

Five years in a row? We're honored, Angela! It's been a pleasure to make you feel at home, and we hope to continue welcoming you back for years to come. Thanks for reviewing us, and be sure to join us during the winter months, too -- the ocean is absolutely beautiful all year long! :) Cheers, Sean Castady Assistant General... More

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Address: 647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly Vacation Village Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
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Hotel Pacific Edge
Pacific Edge Laguna Beach
Vacation Village Laguna Beach

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
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Imagine the cool ocean breeze brushing up against your cheek. Admire the views of the deep, blue, Pacific Ocean from the balconies overlooking the waves of one of our oceanfront rooms. Enjoy convenient sunning, surfing and swimming as the sand is just steps from your room. Pacific Edge Hotel is not only steps away from the sand of the California coast, but also steps away from everything that Laguna Beach has to offer. The hotel is within walking distance of both Laguna Village and the shops and galleries along the South Coast Highway. In addition to your holiday and vacation needs, we are known for being an ideal destination for groups, social events, and wedding. Our magnificent Villa offers a prime, one-of-kind event space, suitable for the most important and precious events. We look forward to you joining us for your next leisure or business stay. ... more   less 
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