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Laguna Riviera Beach Resort

825 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #8 of 23 hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For 23 years, coming to the Laguna Riviera has offered us a respite from stress and exhaustion of daily living. We come here for rest, relaxation, and renewal-- and never leave disappointed!! It may not offer the glitzy luxury many seek, but here-- surrounded by flowers and ocean--one can find peace, welcome, and comfort. It is the "pearl of great... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful and serene review. It is an honor that our family and beach side hotel have been able to provide you with 23 years of service. We pride ourselves on delivering a relaxing authentic Laguna Beach experience sharing our beach lifestyle making everyone comfortable. We don't even try, nor want to be, a buttoned up 5... More

Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from 3 days at the Laguna Riviera. Our visit started out poorly, but the hotel went out of their way to make us happy. We had four of us staying (two adults with our two grown children), and I had carefully picked room 403 to face the ocean and accommodate all of us. When we arrived, we... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and such an appropriate title. We are definitely on one of the best beaches in town. It is unfortunate that the room requested was not available upon check in, but I am glad you found the concessions more than appropriate. Our 1932 beach bungalow is truly an authentic Laguna Beach experience and there is more... More

Brno, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to Laguna Riviera about 5 times in last 6 years. We absolutely love this hotel. Since we are traveling from Europe and we are limited on luggages we really do appreciate that hotel provides beach chairs, towels, sun umbrellas and even children beach toys. The complimentary breakfasts perfectly suits us since we rather prefer bigger lunch... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Repeat business is the highest compliment we can receive and we are honored that you have stayed with us so many times. The Laguna Riviera has arguably one of the best locations in Laguna Beach and it is clear this has served you well. We are away from the crowds and noise but a... More

South Elgin, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was my mom & I's third stay at the Laguna Riviera & our best yet! We decided to splurge a bit (though the prices here are the best for beach front in Laguna!) and booked room 101. It was well worth the extra money! The room was very large, the view was amazing, and it was a quick walk... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Melissa, It is always a joy to hear how our guests experience the Laguna Riviera and it is great to know that your return visits just keep getting more memorable. Room 101 is very large and has an amazing brand new private terraced surf view patio. I am glad you were able to use it to relax, catch up... More

Arvada, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

This was my second stay at the Laguna Riviera and I have finally figured out that it is well worth it to pay for a room with a view! I took my 87 year old mother in law to Laguna for her first visit (she is from Colorado) and we had the perfect surf view room where we watched the... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and sharing your experience with us. You stayed at an amazing time as the weather has been spectacular and the dolphins closer to shore than usual. It is great to hear you and your mother in law enjoyed your stay. Im sure it was a nice retreat for her from the Colorado winter weather.... More

Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in the Beach Bungalow last weekend and just loved it. The location is unbeatable - literally steps from the water. Even though it was the middle of winter, the weather was beautiful. We walked on the beach, enjoyed beautiful sunsets, and family dinners. It fit my parents, my sister, her husband, my husband and baby very comfortably. We... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Laguna Rivieras Beach Bungalow. Built in 1932 it is the epitome of an authentic Laguna Beach cottage with all the charm one would expect and a location that you can never tire of. Year round the sunsets are truly amazing. I am glad to hear you and your family enjoyed it as much... More

Thousand Oaks, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were looking for a beachfront room/suite to stay in for a weekend getaway in Southern California, and found this lovely beachfront property, older (built in 1948) but recently renovated, charming, and just what we were looking for. Our room was spacious, and looked out directly on the surf. The sound of the waves lulled us to sleep in the... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We always appreciate it when our guests take the time to share their experience. You hit on so many high points that I will simply address the maintenance issue. Being right on the beach maintenance never stops as we are in a constant battle with the element. The salt air and salt water are persistent... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed here New Year's Eve 2013 and loved it. You can't beat the location, room was nicely renovated, bed comfy, ah and the sound of the waves just heaven! We like the fact that it is a small run place it has a level of charm you just don't find with the big chain. We will come back and... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed New Years Eve in Laguna and at the Riviera. Being the last family owned property in town that has never changed hands, we take pride in delivering an experience not possible at big chains or properties owned by an east coast holding company. When you stay at the Laguna... More

Saskatchewan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed at this hotel approximately 35yrs ago and loved it, planned on one night....stayed a week. Two years ago we stopped in for a visit, couldn't stay as we were on a flight schedule. This year we are driving and the Laguna Riviera is on our bucket list again!! Plan a week stay. The staff were as friendly as... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

It is an honor everytime we hear about a guests history with the Laguna Riviera. My grandfather who built and opened the hotel in 1948 would be so pleased to know his goal of making memories for our guests is still at work today. 35 years is a long time and I am glad we stood the test of time... More

Rensselaer, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed for 3 days in the fall in room 409. While the room was renovated it was very small. It was nice to have the patio overlooking the ocean. No air conditioning in this room and when you closed it up to go out and came back the room was up to over 80 degrees. It was pretty warm... More

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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience while staying with us. The room you selected at 377 square feet is not one of our larger rooms. The average room runs over 400 square feet and several are over 600 not including any decks or patios, but as you point out there is a private deck with a... More

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Address: 825 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax year-round at this beach resort, set in tropical gardens terraced to the ocean's edge. Enjoy the ocean surf and spectacular views in a quiet setting. Relax in our heated sauna, indoor salt-water pool and Jacuzzi. Enjoy a Free continental breakfast in the cozy lounge and complementary Internet property wide. Parking is free and we are located close to downtown in world famous Laguna Beach. Come stay with us, this hide-a-way is waiting for you. ... more   less 
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#5 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach #6 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach #7 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax year-round at this beach resort, set in tropical gardens terraced to the ocean's edge. Enjoy the ocean surf and spectacular views in a quiet setting. Relax in our heated sauna, indoor salt-water pool and Jacuzzi. Enjoy a Free continental breakfast in the cozy lounge and complementary Internet property wide. Parking is free and we are located close to downtown in world famous Laguna Beach. Come stay with us, this hide-a-way is waiting for you. ... more   less 
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