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“a good and cheap choice in a expensive city” 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 #13 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Dortmund, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“a good and cheap choice in a expensive city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

we had a balcony, direction to the ocean but we could not see it. the ocean was within walking distance and the beach was nice and close. also a supermarked was near by. no breakfast not even coffe served. a garage to park your car

Room Tip: upstairs and ask for not directly at the strees
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 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, August 13, 2014
Thank you for staying with - we enjoyed your visit. Our small establishment doesn't offer any breakfast at all because we have no place to serve it. So as a good gesture to our guests, we offer small pastries, orange juice and water (in the lobby) to kick start their day until they have a chance for a more solid breakfast.

We hope you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your next visit.
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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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Windsor, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a nice small hotel with excellent service. Big, very nice room. Smsll patio. Nice little pool with nice seating. Would have liked some more lounge chairs. Sitting area was really nice but not for lounging while swimming. Didn't want to get it all wet. Would definitely stay sgain. Nice beach to walk to scross the street and down the hill. Hard coming back up though. Very nice walk. Ftee trolley into town. Was cool at night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
We hope you enjoyed the Trolley - Laguna Beach takes pride in these. We welcome you back anytime!
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Southern California
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here one night over Memorial Day weekend. Was mostly pleased with the hotel until the following morning I lifted the comforter off of the bed and found a circle of thick red "goo" in the lower corner of the bed. I slept on the right side of the bed and never even ventured over to the left side and this was on top of the top sheet.

The "goo" came off with a wet towel, so if these sheets had made it to a washing machine this "goo" would have been cleaned out. I keep saying "goo" but I'm pretty sure it was blood. Either that or someone took a red vine, chewed it up and then let it dribble out of their mouth onto the sheet.

Wouldn't under any circumstance stay here again and I cannot in any way recommend a hotel that doesn't change the sheets.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 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
We apologize if you had an uncomfortable experience - but I must say this one is a tough one to accept! First of all, blood does not come out of a sheet with a wet towel - second, "goo" is not blood. Third, we're dismayed that you slept on a sheet with "goo" on it, and never reported it to the front desk.

All any business ask is that you come to the manager and let us know what's going on. We do feel bad that you felt like you could sleep in "blood" and never come to the lobby and explain. We only had one person on duty that night, so it would have been easy to come to the front desk and ask us to take care of this for you. You stated you found this in the morning, and yet you volunteered to sleep in it that night?

We're not escaping this - but we would have loved to help out - all you had to do is let us know right after you woke, or before you went to bed for the night. BTW - we change sheets upon guest departure, and anytime at guest's request! We would have even offered a refund!

We do hope you enjoyed Laguna Beach!
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I just got back from a two night stay. I had to come to town for personal business on my own dime with some buddies. It is in a good location, yes within walking distance to the main downtown area. It is maybe a mile or so. The room is fairly basic but clean. Parking is great and free, unlike some of the fancy schmancy places that nail you to park. Pool is small but gets you wet when needed. You get very basic shampoo and soap but many women bring their own anyways. It could be somewhat noisy in some rooms but no more so than many of the places on the PCH. I'd try to get 205, 206, 209-211 if I were to go back. If you want clean cheapish lodging in Laguna Beach this is a place to consider.

Room Tip: I'd ask for 205-206 or 209-211.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
We hope you enjoyed your stay in Laguna Beach, and look forward to your return.
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Arroyo Grande, California
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The room was dark, dingy, and wreaked of cigarette smoke. Even worse was the deodorizer they used to try and mask the odor. I went back to the desk and asked for another room. The manager (owner?) said there wasn't another room available. Her exact words were, "we're booked and we just can't "build another room for you." I told her I couldn't stay in a room where the cigarette stench was so prevalent. She said it's obvious you don't want to stay here. At least they refunded the cost of the room, but that left me in Laguna Beach on a Saturday without a room. Fortunately, I checked into the last room available at the Laguna Cliffs Hotel a short distance away and it was very nice. A little more expensive, but worth it. I won't go near the Art Hotel again, nor would I ever recommend it to anyone. Would rather sleep on the beach.

Room Tip: The only "tip" I can offer is don't be influenced by the price of the rooms at the Art...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
First of all - we apologize for the inconvenience anyone experiences here. We do have a "No Smoking" policy, unfortunately we can't watch what our guests do behind closed doors. We do our best to resolve all issues the best we can; however there are times when a guest chooses to leave. We would have continued working with this guest, but our small hotel of 28 rooms were completely booked and we were very happy to refund her, or let her stay. We're very happy you were not left on the streets and found somewhere else to stay.
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I were traveling through Laguna Beach and decided to stay over. We found the Art Hotel, I had heard it was a very nice place to stay for the price in a good location. Our room was quite a surprise!!! The furnishings, bedding, linens and touches were 5 star quality. The outside deck area was being repainted, as part of a freshen-up plan. We were very happy with our room and accommodations. The owner, Gail, was very helpful with tips for places to see and go for the time we were in town. I have already recommended it to my friends!
Carol Lowman

Room Tip: we had a view of the pool and the ocean in the distance....it was "walkable."
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Art Hotel ... we enjoyed you as a guest. We welcome you back anytime you're in the neighborhood.
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Springfield, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Room was clean but dated...and only slightly resembled the pics on the hotel's web site in terms of decor. Extra blanket found in the closet had holes in it. Peeling paint around the entrance door, cheap brown carpet and a general look of age throughout the room.

Parking underground was easy and convenient.

Light sleepers beware: the bar fridge in the room will gurgle and hiss, and you'll wake each morning to the traffic on the Coast Highway. A/C unit is noisy.

You can walk to local shops, but you'll be walking right next to fast-moving traffic.

Room Tip: Try to get a room away from the traffic...and ask to see the room first. From the sound of some of t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gail D, Public Relations Manager at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you for your stay at the hotel. Unfortunately traffic can be very noisy; it being the busiest hwy in the city. We are a small family owned hotel, and sometimes things do go unnoticed - however, we'll address any issue as soon as possible, if told by our guests. We hope you enjoyed Laguna Beach.
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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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#9 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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