My experience at Casa Laguna was completely amazing. It really is all the little things and the sheer charm of this place that will continue to surprise and delight you. Firstly, the inn is exquisite. Old and rustic, charming and homey. Everything from the stone walls and original catalina tiles to the wood and metal work throughout. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and dotted with pots and mission decor. There are several places to sit and eat breakfast or enjoy cocktail hour if you want privacy. The pool is large, clean, at the perfect temperature and, I found for the most part, empty. There's plenty of lounge chairs for sunning. Little things like iced tea and flavored water arranged poolside are great while you bask in the sun. The place is kept spotless although the 'litter' here is fallen flower petals and leaves dotting the pathways. You'll see the staff constantly tidying and maintaining all areas.
My suite was charming, clean and had everything I needed. The huge jetted tub, rainfall shower fixture and fluffy bed and pillows were great. In-room little touches like himalayan sea salts for a soak and cookies and fruit for snacking were great. The charming private patio I had was a real treat. The room had AC and a ceiling fan, a flat screen and ambient fireplace. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was a good size.
The breakfasts here are nothing short of delectable. Beautifully presented and so fresh and tasty. Whatever you choose will be delicious. Each breakfast starts with a plate of fruit, mini baked goods and the most awesome date butter spread. Each night they put out an assortment of hors d'oeuvres, cheeses, crackers, fruits, nuts, olives and the like for guests to snack on before dinner along with wines, cider and sparkling water to enjoy. You can take a plate and find a spot in the shade surrounded by tropical plants and have a quiet nibble. There's also a juice and coffee bar to get a drink at any time which is great on the go. Grab a cup of tea or a hot chocolate and go sit in the bell tower and enjoy.
However the food and accommodations are nothing compared to the service you'll experience at Casa Laguna. I felt completely taken care of by the entire staff. Alex gave me a great tour of the grounds and my room and answered all my questions before I could ask them. Everything was clear and organized. Many special thanks to Lisa, Alex, Zaman and of course Nick who did a phenominal job answering questions or making sure that I had everything I needed, they were super fun and friendly. From borrowing beach gear to checking out a movie for the night, they were happy to help. They always had great advice on where to go, what to do and how to get there the fastest and cheapest way. They had info on local events happening around the area and opinions on best restaurants and beaches. These guys are the real reason that Casa Laguna was so special for me. From the servers to the maid and maintenance staff and chefs, everyone is friendly, helpful and genuinely wants to make your stay a pleasurable one. They seemed to be available at any time for anything I needed.
Other great little things are the business center, free wifi, beach chairs, towels and umbrellas to borrow, DVD movie selection, and atmospheric classical guitar music on the speakers throughout the grounds. Because Casa Laguna is located on the PCH, it can get a bit noisy on the west side during the day. However the pool and most eating areas are fairly quiet and the bonus is the 10 minute proximity to beautiful and secluded Victoria Beach and Laguna institution Dizz's As Is, as well as all the funky and fancy shops along the highway. The parking is ample, but I would suggest renting nothing bigger than a full-size as the spaces are a bit tight.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this historic inn. For those of you looking to get away on your own or with your SO, this is it. No children, relaxed atmosphere and simply beautiful place to unwind and enjoy. Thank you again to the staff of Casa Laguna for making my stay so memorable, they are a great bunch of people. I will most definitely be back to enjoy this phenominal B&B again and highly recommend it.
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We’re so excited to see so many recent detailed reviews, and we cannot thank our new Calgary friend enough for this superbly written comprehensive description of their stay at Casa Laguna and all the details that made their visit a memorable one. And, as always, our hard working staff greatly appreciates getting distinct recognition for their hard work and dedicated guest-first service. We want WhoaWah to know how glad we are that they chose our inn for their stay, and how much we appreciate their valued recommendation.
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