I recently had the opportunity to spend a weekend at the Montage Laguna Beach and I can't say enough wonderful things about my experience. The grounds are perfectly manicured, the hotel is beautiful, the staff is professional and extremely courteous and the location is one of the best beach locations in the world. Everything about the Montage is five star and every guest is treated like a VIP. I found the restaurants a bit pretentious for my tastes but it was exactly what one would expect in a setting such as this. Plan on spending a minimum of $50 per person at each meal (and much more for dinner) as each of the restaurants are gourmet dining. My wife and I received massages in the spa and spent over $250 each for the experience which was not something I would normally do, but the luxury of the spa visit alone makes it well worth the expense. The spa is beautiful and the staff is exceptional, a must do experience. If you are on a budget, this is not the place to go, but if you want to be pampered in luxury you will find the Montage to be the perfect location.