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Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3.0 of 5 647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Formerly Vacation Village Hotel)
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stayed there , familly of four, ocean view room 133. pro: the view, fantastic , the location on a very long beach, surfers around and "trendy atmosphere". room size was good, the beds are pretty large and in good condition. cons: rooms looks like a motel 6 ones, but i guess this is what youd expect in this location, since... More

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

Nobody should have made you feel unwelcome, and I apologize on behalf of our staff for falling short. I'll speak to them about this immediately, as well as the beach chairs. Was the interior of the room up to your standard? We'd be happy to discuss this further -- let us know if you want to talk. Regards, Sean Castady... More

Glendora, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love the Pacific Edge- we have been coming every year since 2002. You cannot get a more perfect beach location. We love staying in the Reef and love that we can walk to everything. We park the car when we get here and don't get back into the car until it is time to go home. We walk to... More

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

We love hearing from happy guests like you, Stacey! Thanks for the wonderful review. Keep us in mind when you need to get away! :) Cheers, Sean Castady Assistant General Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For over 10 years we have been coming back to Pacific Edge. The location has me spoiled. Overall it is the staff that makes it special. Each year they remember my family and always go out of their way to make it a great stay. Special thanks to front desk staff , manager Brian D. And Zachery this year we... More

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

You're too kind, Joanne! Here's to the next 10 years! :) Looking forward to your next visit, Sean Castady Assistant General Manager More

West Molesey, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a fabulous holiday in the USA and we stayed our last five days at the Pacific Edge. We were lucky enough to have a room looking over the ocean which was perfect. The beds were great, the room had a fridge which was very handy if you wanted to buy some fruit etc at the local supermarket, Ralph's.... 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 weren't happy with our renovation, Debbie. We think we've achieved a great beach look, but we'd be happy to hear more about your experience with the room. So, what didn't you like about it, exactly? That aside, it sounds like you had a fantastic trip, and it was a pleasure to be a part of it. Hope... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view but the hotel itself could be improved. There were improvements going on as we were staying but for the price they were charging one would expect that these should have already been done. The first night and following day after we arrived there was no hot water. This was a nightmare for us as we were travelling with... More

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

HI Zeva90, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. You're absolutely right -- hot water is such a basic part of your stay, and we should have been far more helpful when we tried to offer you a solution, especially considering your little one's bath time routine. I'm so sorry we fell short, but... More

Las vegas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in room 308 in the Seas building and it is awful! Hotter than Las Vegas, no clock in the room, toilet runs, I can hear the entire conversation in the adjoining room, and that is just the beginning. Complete disappointment and $400 for this dump is ridiculous. I stayed in room 20 two months ago. While not luxurious, it... More

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

Thank you for letting us know about your most recent visit. We wouldn't want anyone to be uncomfortable, so I hope we were able to address these issues during your stay, especially the AC and toilet. Let me know if we didn't get a chance to make this right -- I know we can do better than this. Email me... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am quite surprised by some of the reviews that aren't so good. This place was great. Yes, it is not as new and updated as some hotels, and it is a little funky, but you could not ask for better staff or a better location to town.The front desk staff was great, the valet staff is second to none,... More

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

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for taking the time to share your story -- we can't wait to pass your kind words along to our team. Keep us in mind next time you need to unwind. We'd love to have you back! Regards, Sean Castady Assistant General Manager More

Bermuda Dunes, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in room 105...one of the strangest rooms I have ever stayed in. Can't have the curtains open because anyone walking past can see in the room. The whole place smells of mold and is nasty. I know this is the beach but I have stayed at surf and sand, the ritz and st regIs and none were like this.... More

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

Hi englishgalinusa, I apologize that you had this experience with our hotel, I'm really surprised that you left feeling so disappointed. We definitely would have been happy to look into these issues during your stay, as we'd never want anyone to be uncomfortable. Were you able to speak to anyone about this? Let me know -- I want to make... More

Las Vegas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at this hotel for over 30 years. My mom fell in love here and brought me here as a child. I continued the tradition by bringing the man of my dreamshere, who would later propose to me in room 115 of the reef tower overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.the entire hotel staff was in on the... More

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

We have to admit -- reading your story brought a tear to our eye! It's such an honor to know that you've not only made many childhood memories here, but also that you and your husband have formed new ones with your own family. What a beautiful tradition, Marie! Thanks for sharing that with us, and please let us know... More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joie de Vivre never lets me down on my birthday -- this summer, I had a good room upgrade with partial view of the ocean. Traveling light, I declined bellhop services in checking in but was pleased to tip the valet parking attendant for helping me check out. A regret -- the former Beach House restaurant next door no longer... More

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

Sounds like you had a fabulous stay! Thanks for celebrating your big day with us -- we can't think of a better way to ring in another year. :) See you next time you need a little time away from it all! Cheers, Sean Castady Assistant General Manager 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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Vacation Village 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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