There is noise from the PCH, but the property is so lovely and romantic that you do not notice it. If you do not want a "Holiday Inn" experience Casa Laguna is the place to stay. It is not in the middle of town, but is within long walking distance or easy car distance. The rooms are tiny (as were most when this structure was built) and well appointed with many amenities. We had a courtyard room, but it still had wonderful private patio and a view of the ocean. We walked in and I could not get to the front desk without stopping to admire the antiques in the main building. The place is exceptional. We stayed 2 days, but I could have made an entire vacation of it. I do not believe I had discovered all of the interesting nooks and crannies by the time we left. The breakfast is worth the price. The breakfast is exceptional even when compared to "The St. Regis" a few miles away. The beverage bar that is open all day and into the night was a great feature if you are a coffee or tea drinker as I am. There was freshly brewed coffee all day. The only negative was the King size bed in a room that needed a queen. We mentioned it at the front desk, but she woman didn't seem to get that the added room would have meant more to me than the big bed. I can't wait to have an excuse to travel to Ca. soon to stay at this B&B.