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“Would Definitely Return” 4 of 5 stars
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Art Hotel - Laguna Beach
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1404 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   |  
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Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Would Definitely Return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We found the Art Hotel to be clean, friendly and most importantly, quiet. Noise from the Pacific Coast Highway was not a problem at night. Our room had two queen beds and a view of the ocean from the balcony. The drive to the downtown restaurants and shops was simple. The hotel's underground parking lot was easy to maneuver. The first day we walked easily from the hotel to Heisler Park, descended to the beach and made our way to Main Beach. The following days we drove to the further beaches. This was our first visit to Laguna Beach and we would definitely return to the Art Hotel on a future visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gail D, Owner at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
We do receive quite a bit of good reviews about our underground parking. Thank you for your stay, and we welcome you back at anytime. Have a wonderful day.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were so surprised by this hotel. The location is amazing! The staff were so helpful when our dates of stay were messed up. They gave us ideas of things to do without having to ask. Were were even surprised with a jacuzzi tub in our room! Loved the art all around and the comfortable sitting areas outside. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gail D, Owner at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you Melissa. We're so excited you enjoyed your stay. Thank you, and we look forward to your return visit. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I've come to Laguna many times, staying at various motels, bombs, etc, trying to get the trifecta of location, value, comfort. Was impressed by reviews, but not but first-hand experience. I can handle average but would have to rate this less then that. I had a two-queen room with slice of ocean view during my 3-day May visit. The room was drab, decoration outdated and worn---clean though! Continental breakfast really just an apple and packaged bear claw or some sort. Didn't even bother with the coffee. Maintenance was lacking in bathroom and exterior locations. Pool/hot tub small and really not all that inviting. The bed was comfortable and the hospitality friendly and helpful. I thought about booking another place after the first night but chalked it up to experience instead. Oh well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gail D, Owner at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for your stay. We do our best to keep the rooms neat and clean. Being a single owner, operator, we do have our issues - but do our best to correct them immediately. We hope your enjoyed Laguna Beach, and come back soon to visit our lovely city.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Art Hotel. Lovely comfortable hotel. Very helpful and friendly staff. Even when we had checked out the staff lent us towels for the beach to use that day to return when we had finished. The Art is in an amazing location and the closest beach access to the hotel leads you to a little cove on the beach which was beautiful and very quiet. Very close to restaurant and shops. Would defiantly stay here again.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Gail D, Owner at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
We appreciate your stay at the hotel. We feel is we can out of the way, just a little more, to please our guests, they just may stay again. :) We're excited you had a wonderful day, and look forward to a return visit. Thank you again, Charlotte.
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22 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I haven't stayed at a motor hotel in about twenty-five years, but I took a risk on this one, because the location can't be beat. It's an old sixties place, kept up as well as possible. There's a slight odor of cigarette smoke left over from decades ago, and the a/c is like a swamp cooler, but the location is perfect--just above Main Beach. The walls are decorated in murals and original art, lending a charm and a realistic quality to this place that is rare and oddly comforting. Had a great night and a comfortable stay.

Room Tip: Call Gail. Ask for a room with a view or a room for your pet. :)
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Art Hotel - and yes, we are dated, but do our best to keep it clean and comfortable. We welcome you back anytime.
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New York City, New York, USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Spent a week at this amazing hotel!!! Prices are very reasonable, the service is amazing!
Gail is a woman who makes you feel welcome as soon as you park your car and come to the
front desk!!! My lights would not go off in my car- Gail to the rescue!!! I was loaded with
groceries to put in my refrigerator - Gail to the rescue!!!! She also tells you what is where in the
area with many brochures to give out!!! The pool is wonderful and you cannot beat the
location of this hotel. A 7 minute drive to the beach - I felt so much at home at this hidden treasure of a hotel!!! Also, my room was
very clean, and also cleaned each and every morning! internet in the lobby!! What more
could a girl ask for?? I would rate the staff, hotel, location and Gail a 10++++++. Don't miss staying here - a super treat!!!!

Room Tip: I had a room on the second floor with a balcony facing the pool - could not have been happier!!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Art Hotel - we do our best to keep it clean and comfortable. We welcome you back anytime.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here at the Art hotel for 3 nights while in town for the Pagent of the Masters. The place is nicely appointed with most all regular hotel amenities and them some. It is close to downtown with all of the Laguna coves and beaches north of Main beach within walking distance. Main Beach is only 1 mile and the city tram picks you up just accross the street from the hotel. Gail was very accommadating with our need to check in after 10:00 pm as we drove 9 hours to get there. I have visited Laguna Beach at least a hundred times over the years and I think this is the best hotel in Laguna Beach at it's price point. It is a small property (28 rooms) compared to some of the other area hostelries and is quaint in its own right. Off season rate are even more affordable. Will definately be back.

Room Tip: Small balcanies afford a view of the ocean if you want a room with a view or are a smoker.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for staying at the Art Hotel - we do our best to keep it clean and comfortable. We welcome you back anytime.
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Address: 1404 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Art Hotel - Laguna Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This affordable hotel is only a skip away from the downtown shops and galleries. Located a stroll from Crescent Bay and Beach. It offers 1 or 2 bed accommodations with microwave, fridge, WIFI, free parking and heated pool & a Jacuzzi. This hotel boasts of being the closet to the gorgeous Crystal Cove State Park, Crescent Bay Park and Pelican Hills Golf Course. ... more   less 
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Best Inn Laguna Beach
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