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Surf & Sand Resort

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1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed at the Vista Suite which was advertised in the Nov.2012 issue of Coastal Living. The living room and patio did NOT disappoint...but the gloominess of the bedroom (one window which looked out to a brick wall) and bathroom need to be upgraded...the staff was very efficient and the meals were quite good.

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san fran
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Surf n Sand is a beautiful hotel right on the beach in Laguna. It has great views in all the spaces...gym, restaurant, outdoor lounge, etc. The spa looks amazing, we did not get a service but loved the chill out room there. The pool is OK but you should really be running and swimming in the ocean anyhow. Great people... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Here is a copy of the response I sent Surf and Sand via their email survey: "We had a very nice time in Laguna and although your hotel is beautiful, overall we did not have a pleasant stay due an unfortunate experience with both temperature and odor in our room. When we arrived on Friday afternoon, our room was extremely... More 

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Surf_and_Sand_Resort, General Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, On behalf of the Surf & Sand Resort, thank you for providing feedback on your September stay with us. I appreciate your concerns and take your comments very seriously. I extend my sincere apologies for the inconvenience regarding the lack of air conditioning and odor permeating your room and certainly understand your displeasure. We make every effort... More 

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My partner and I stayed at this facility on the recommendation of a friend, but I was not impressed. I have been to resorts in other locations and other countries, and this one had a few things missing, although it was a nice place. I expected perhaps landscaped gardens, a golf course, tennis courts, or something of that nature; there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This boutique hotel has one of the best locations in Laguna Beach. If you can get a room in the Tower Building, ocean front, you'll be set with an ocean front view right on the water. Some hotels boast ocean fronts or ocean views when all you see is a speck of blue-the Surf and Sand fulfills it's promise if... More 

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Franklin Park, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Your rooms are literally, right on the water. Updated and modern boutique hotel, I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The lobby is small and modern. The staff was very helpful and very nice. Rooms were very large with full ocean views. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Philosophy branded shampoo's and soaps in the bathroom, which was a... More 

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Menlo Park
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The views from this hotel are incredible with the ocean waves breaking right below you. The weather was perfect with clouds that lit up the sky during the sunsets and the islands clearly visible. Combine that with the comfortable rooms and great restaurant right on the beach, you can't help but fall in love with this place. A great vacation... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Super hotel all services first class. Views stunning just above the ocean and very relaxing. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Not to far from Laguna Beach town centre - excellent local restaurants close by though hotel restaurant is also excellent. One of the best hotels we have stayed in - we'll be back !!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Lovely hotel, great room, but beware of hidden costs, such a charge to use the leisure facilities....! Cost of breakfast requires a bank loan....better hotels, offering better value...Parking fees are outrageous, so look for alternative parking. my hidden fees came to over $400 just for 6 days....!

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San Jose, California
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

sitting on the deck looking at the paddleboarders paddle by and the birds drift in the wind sooo relaxing. Rooms still great. Had a massage also great. You get a paper at your door in the morning --but you do have to go to the lobby for coffee in the morning -- that is ok no old beat up coffee... More 

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