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The Tides Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   460 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #5 of 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night for the Pageant of the Masters. We had the Marilyn Monroe room. Great room, friendly staff. Super comfy bed. Very relaxing. Close to everything. Great pool area for entertaining. Parking was tight if you don't have a compact car.

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simi valley
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my wife's birthday. Great little hotel. Clean, super friendly staff, great location. We stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed the experience. 15 minute walk to downtown laguna beach. Would recommend an inside room away from pch.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pets are allowed which is fantastic for me. Under new management but seems to be doing well. Outdoor BBQ and fireplace available.mfurniture around pool and pool itself are really nice. Some rooms are very tiny. Has a sort of doll house or cottage feel to the rooms. Parking is tight for bigger vehicles. Really nice staff.

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

Yes, we have new managers, Sophia and John. They are terrific, happy and always positive. Pure joy. Dale and I are very content owners. We appreciate your taking the time to comment, so glad you enjoyed The Tides and hope to see you soon. Thanks very much, Linda More

La Habra Heights, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the family – my wife and I and our 2 year old and 5 month old – to the Tides for a brief family getaway in June, 2014. We were thoroughly charmed by the place and hope to make staying here an annual tradition. We are SoCal locals but having a room right across from the beach makes... More

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We try to charm our guests. Our goal is to be clean and affordable so more folks and families can enjoy Laguna Beach. Children love our salt water pool. Our plumber got right to work on the hot water/water pressure problems thanks to your comments. We always appreciate those comments. Looking forward to... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Moved to the Tides for the weekend while in Southern California for business. While not ideal as a business hotel, it's perfect for a weekend getaway. The location is great, being only minutes from the oceanside parks and beaches. The staff are very nice and helpful - when I checked in, they suggested I move to another room because it's... More

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your comments and are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. We also sure do wish there was something we could do about the traffic noise. Kind of tough on the hotels to have our gorgeous ocean next to PCH but it is convenient! The Tides was built in 1949 and I believe the walls... More

Clinton, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Loved The Tides. Staff friendly and competent. Stayed in 104, lovely. Our own little beach cottage, with dining area, kitchen and two very comfy queen beds, very nice flat screen TV on the wall. Pool and fire pit area was great, and an easy walk to Laguna Beach proper and the stunning Heisler Park. Free parking, which was great, but... More

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a good time. That is exactly what The Tides hopes to accomplish. Sorry about the parking problem--cars are much larger than in 1949! We are just so happy to have a parking place for every room. Looking forward to your next visit from Connecticut, glad you had fun and a good laugh. See you... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Booked the Tides Inn a few days before Memorial Day weekend. The price was probably higher than usual due to the late reservation, but still significantly more reasonable than other properties in the area. We were visiting family in Orange County and could have stayed with relatives, but we wanted to have a mini vacation getaway from all the obligatory... More

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

Your review was charming and thorough. Thank you. We appreciate our guests who notice details and offer suggestions. The soap dispensers are a new addition, kind of driving us crazy too--lets just say "a work in progress." A plastic bag is given upon request. We look forward to your "earlier" booking. Remember we have the incredible sunsets in the fall.... More

Encinitas, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to Laguna for a girls trip and found the Tides Inn to be a very convenient location to downtown Laguna. The pool is small but has a nice fireplace where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine. There is also a BBQ area that guests can use to cook food. Our room had a small refrigerator... More

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

We are a perfect place for a girls weekend. Or a holiday. Or both. So happy to hear you had fun and enjoyed our therapeutic fireplace area. There is so much to do in Laguna Beach but relaxing is the utmost! Please hurry back and thanks for the review. Linda More

Santa Cruz, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is our third stay at the Tides..cannot say enough great stuff about the hotel. Small so less people to deal with. Easy location, on the quieter north side of Laguna Beach. Steps to the beach and a few more to downtown Laguna with wonderful places to eat. Don't bring a really large vehicle though as parking is limited. average... More

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

Repeat guests are the greatest compliment. Thank you so much. We are small, we are easy, we are close and we try to be as quiet as possible. Yes, parking large vehicles is limited but it is free. My friends always tease me because from the time we purchased The Tides I have always said the best part was owning... More

Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I were in SoCal celebrating our anniversary, and Laguna Beach was one of our stops. The Tides Inn is an affordable, very updated SoCal throwback. The rooms are large, very nicely decorated and clean. Ours had a small kitchenette, perfect for staying for awhile. There is also a pool and fireplace. All this and a fabulous location... More

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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you found us--especially to celebrate an anniversary. We hope you return for our "birthday" special. Laguna Beach is the best place for any occasion. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. On behalf of our staff, we look forward to your return visit. Linda More

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Address: 460 N Coast Hwy, 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 — The Tides Inn 2*
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