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“A Hidden Gem by the Sea!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2510 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“A Hidden Gem by the Sea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Amazing food, wonderful accomodations and exceptional service! Stayed for the very first time and for a very specieal occassion based on a recommendation from a friend. It could not have been more special. Thank you Casa Laguna for making this memorable for us. Tha staff was amazing, doing everyting they could to make our stay special and memorable. A level of service I have not encountered anywhere before. The Cottage was perfect for us and the food was excellent! we will definitely be back! A special place in our memories!

Room Tip: The Cottage! private Balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean and great views from almost every room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaGirl, General Manager at Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
The management and staff of Casa Laguna are so pleased that YOungatheart53 chose our inn for their special getaway, and it’s always gratifying to learn that we have been recommended by friends. We look forward to pampering this couple again very soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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berlin, nh
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I came here from NH to celebrate my retirement with my daughter. This place is amazing and has gardens that just put you in a relaxing mood. Believe me the breakfast is something to wake up for! There wine and hors d'oeuvres every evening are like no other place that I have been, it was so outstanding. Also don't forget to take advantage of there spa services and heated pool.
Sue and Stacy

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaGirl, General Manager at Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Susan D’s excellent review touches on the features and amenities that make Casa Laguna the perfect place for couples and individuals seeking a tranquil alternative to bustling family-oriented results. We hope she and her daughter will have the opportunity to visit us again in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our 4th anniversary/babymoon stay at Casa Laguna. It was a joy to be able to surprise my wife at check in when they told her they were ready downstairs for her massage. After the massage we were able to relax in our robes watching the sun set (we stayed in the Ocean View room standard - I believe the only difference with the Ocean View deluxe is the deluxe has a bath instead of shower). Pretty much every Ocean View room has the same view, so don't worry about trying to get the perfect one. There is a large tree across the highway/road, so you'll see it equally from any of the rooms in that row, and you'll also see the ocean equally as well (see photos).

I noted a gluten and dairy intolerance online when I ordered the Breakfast in Bed option and they remembered it for the evening wine & cheese offering by making sure they had something I could enjoy there as well. We snacked on the wine & appetizers there before heading out to dinner.

After dinner we spent the evening in the room and watched a few movies (they have a good sized complementary library). The "fireplace" was just for looks and didn't heat at all, but the room heater was fine. Bed and room were great.

Breakfast was fantastic and delivered right when scheduled.

Not much more to say other than that we really enjoyed our stay. It was hassle free, quiet, secluded (on closed grounds, so it gives the feeling of seclusion even though its right on PCH) - a great babymoon.

Room Tip: All Ocean View rooms (deluxe and standard) have the same view of the ocean, none appeared better tha...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaGirl, General Manager at Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Romantic surprises are Casa Laguna’s favorite thing. We’re so happy that this couple chose Casa Laguna for their special getaway, and we again congratulate them on their anniversary and their forthcoming new arrival. We greatly appreciate brandonadams taking the time to tell others about his experience at our inn and for his kind words about our beautiful property, acclaimed food, and dedicated guest-first service. The wonderful photographs were a welcome addition to this superb review. We hope this couple will be able to celebrate many more anniversaries with us as the years pass.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

This is our second visit to Casa Laguna. It is a perfectly charming inn. Rooms on the small side, but very well appointed - comfy beds, good cross ventilation, good tv, good dog dishes and treats, nice bath products. The grounds are lovely and my husband claimed his eggs Benedicte was the best he'd ever eaten!!

Yes, some road noise, but we slept with the windows open and had no problem. Excellent service and good value.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaGirl, General Manager at Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
We greatly appreciate Nashville Gill’s patronage and continued loyalty and we cannot thank this couple enough for taking the time to let others know how much they enjoyed their recent stay at Casa Laguna. We look forward to their next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I searched for a few weeks for a nice romantic hotel in the Newport/Laguna area to spend a couple nights with my wife and finally settled on Casa Laguna based on the reviews.

We were not disappointed.

Its always a little scary to book a trip to a place you've never seen with your own eyes but the testimonies on various websites convinced me it was worth the money.

I'll admit the very first thing that attracted me to this inn was their website. So many other hotels had really crappy sites - their site was attractive, well organized and had prices and nice pictures of the rooms. Well done Casa Laguna Inn.

We stayed in a deluxe garden room - number 22. I wanted to make sure that we had a bathtub and I wasn't too concerned with not having an ocean view. I was concerned that being so close to the highway it might be noisy but that wasn't the case. Once you enter onto the grounds of the inn you really feel like you have been transported out of the busy city.

The room was very clean, bed was comfortable and there were little personal touches like the gift basket with our name on it.

When we wanted to go to the beach they had an umbrella and beach chairs for us to use. There is a nice beach with parking just a short drive away.

They serve horderves and wine every evening which was a fun treat and the breakfast in the morning was amazing. I had steak and eggs both mornings and I don't think I've had a better steak and eggs meal.

If you are looking for a getaway with your wife for a great price I can't recommend Casa Laguna any higher.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaGirl, General Manager at Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
We are so pleased that Josh B and his wife chose our inn for their romantic getaway, and we cannot thank them enough for their exceptional comprehensive review and gracious recommendation. The superbly done photos are delicious icing on the cake. We hope this couple will have the opportunity to visit us again in the very near future
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Anaheim Hills, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed three nights. Here's the bad:
Welcome was non-existent. Nick: Curt, aloof, detached young man at the desk.
Nick not willing to help with our "spa package". Said he would follow thru but never did. It wasn't until the next morning that we resolved the issue with a female at the desk.
Small rooms, in need of updating and a real 'decorators' touch.
2 waters, 2 oranges and 2 cookies in basket upon arrival. Not replenished. For $300. per night, it is simple pleasures and details that make a difference.
Really loud traffic from PCH.
"Balcony" is not one. It is a pathway thru to all the rooms with a bench. No privacy.
Breakfast ends at 10:00. 11:00 is better for people who are on vacation and wanting to 'relax'.
Parking can be challenging.
Here's the good:
Exceptional two hour cocktail time. Good choice of wines, delicious appetizers, different every night.
Zack....a staff member was exceptional and helpful. Smiled, good conversationalist and it showed he loved his job. He has only worked there for one week.
Beautiful and lush grounds, lovely pool area, simple, small, but nice spa.
Good breakfast but certainly not gourmet. Chef could be much more creative.

Room Tip: If you want to see the ocean, you must be on the second floor. You will be looking over roof tops be...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CasaGirl, General Manager at Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Even though it is clear that Casa Laguna was not a good fit for this couple, we appreciate Lynne L taking the time to share her opinions. When we see a review with these types of criticisms that is totally out of line with our typical reviews, we know that the guest would have been better suited to a beachfront big-box resort with a bellman and an expansive room with matching laminated contemporary furniture. As anyone can tell from reading a few of our 412 5-star reviews, that’s not Casa Laguna.

Responding to the Cons in order: All of our guests receive a warm welcome followed by a personal tour of the property as they are escorted to their room. Nick has been a Guest Service Associate with us for many years and is well-versed in Casa Laguna’s acclaimed guest-first service concept. We have never seen him be anything other than friendly, polite, and responsive to guest’s needs. The spa issue occurred because the guest did not ask for a particular online special package in advance, a requirement that is clearly stated in the package description. As is the standard of our industry, these specials and packages are intended to incentivize guests to book with us, and it would be counterproductive to apply this special package pricing to everyone who requests it after arrival. This guest became angry and confrontational when Nick stood his ground on the issue, which we would presume to be the cause for their criticisms of him.

Each arriving guest receives a “welcome basket” containing fruit, cookies, and water. Water and fruit are replaced each day during linen service. There would, of course, be no such replacement on the final day prior to checkout. However, in any case, the guest need only call the front desk to request any of those items (within reason) and they would be delivered post-haste.

Regarding room size/décor, the balcony, and our sprawling ocean views, I would refer the reader to our recent prior reviews and to the photos on our website. We do not represent that we have private balconies, and guests rave about our Catalina sunset views.

We serve our full gourmet breakfast for three hours each morning—7am to 10am. Since 11am is check-out time, and since guests who are not checking out are usually heading out by 11am to enjoy their day, we do not see the need to extend breakfast service. Casa Laguna’s chef and breakfast was recently praised in a NY Times article and a well-known NYC restaurateur requested one of her recipes so that he can serve it in his new restaurant. We think that answers any questions about her level of gourmet creativity.

We are so sorry that our inn was not a good fit for this couple, and we once again encourage all travelers to carefully research prospective hotels by taking time to study their website (including policies and restrictions) and read a number of their reviews before booking accommodations.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Just as my husband and I were thinking of spending one night of our Southern California trip in Laguna Beach, we read an article in the New York Times Travel Section about the town and about Casa Laguna in particular. We were not disappointed in either. Casa Laguna Inn provides a magnificent setting for a romantic getaway. Set on terraces on the hill opposite the ocean, the grounds are pictureque and the views are magnificent. Our room had an ocean view and a fireplace. Though small, the room is beautifully appointed and well thought out with all the amenities that one might need. A welcome basket with fruit, cookies and water are a nice touch. In the evening we enjoyed the wine and appetizers as we watched the magnificent pacific sunset from a number of lovely spots on the property. Breakfast alone is worth the price of the room. With a large selection of breakfast entrees to choose from, it was hard to settle on just one - and everything was fresh and delicious. The staff is friendly and accommodating - the setting is quiet and romantic. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CasaGirl, General Manager at Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
We’re so pleased that dianeandstuart discovered us in the NY Times article and chose Casa Laguna for their romantic West Coast getaway. It’s clear that our inn was the perfect match for this couple, and we appreciate their kind words about our beautiful ocean-view setting, myriad amenities, acclaimed gourmet breakfast, and dedicated guest-first service. We welcome them to the Casa Laguna family, and we look forward to their next visit.
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Address: 2510 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Green Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Laguna Inn & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover an unforgettable ocean view getaway at our historic bed and breakfast in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. Our inn features a wide variety of beautifully appointed guest rooms with luxurious eco-friendly linens, flat-panel HDTV, and ambiance fireplaces. Some rooms have jetted spa tubs. We're known for our full gourmet breakfasts, chosen from a menu of delectable entrees. A variety of soothing massage services are available in our on-site spa. Always rated among the top Laguna Beach hotels, our bed and breakfast in is just minutes from beautiful beaches, fabulous restaurants, and Laguna's famous art galleries and summer art festivals. All rooms limited to one or two persons regardless of age or relationship. Not recommended for families/children/groups. We are a green inn and a member of the slow foods movement, and our property is a registered wildlife refuge. ... more   less 
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