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“Stunning location, exceptional service!” 5 of 5 stars
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Montage Laguna Beach
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Ventura, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Stunning location, exceptional service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The Montage Laguna is the most lovely hotel I've ever seen. It sits atop one of the most beautiful properties in California. There is a lovely walkway down to the beach where we strolled with a drink from the cliffside bar. We enjoyed the view at night by a fire pit on the cliff's edge. The service was amazing, we were greeted and escorted to our room where we were met with a bottl of wine. Our turn down service included foot cream from the spa and everything was exceptional. The bathroom was luxurious and everything we needed was at our fingertips. When we called the concierge for a cab, they let us know they would be happy to take us to our destination in the hotel car. We were driven to and from dinner, a wonderful treat. I couldn't think of a more lovely place to spend a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

This one rivals the Montage Beverly Hills which also gets my 5 star vote. The rooms, housekeeping, front desk and other service personnel are top notch and well trained. The food service, including a banquet for our meeting, is also excellent and a step above most high end hotels. The gym overlooks the ocean and is quite complete for a hotel. The only small annoyance is the crowded drop off in front of the hotel. It seems to be backed up all the time. I can't think of a single reason that I wouldn't want to return to this location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Dallas, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I love this hotel. It feels like you are staying at one of those amazing homes in Coastal Living Magazine. The room is stunning beautiful and yet comfy at the same time. Every detail has been carefully though through and made perfect. Beautiful lobby bar to relax and watch the sunset plus their restaurants were incredible. I didn't get the chance to visit the spa but it looked awesome. Really big with a special spa pool. I would absolutely stay here every time I visit Laguna.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your praise of our guest rooms and Lobby Lounge. If you haven’t already, I hope you are able to return soon to our Lobby Lounge and enjoy the winter sunset and seasonal cocktails. We are currently featuring items such as the ‘Italian Snowball,’ complete with Disaronno and steamed milk or a ‘Spiced Maple Pecan,’ combining Woodford Reserve, Graham’s 10 year, and Orange Bitters, garnished with a cinnamon dusted orange slice. We hope to create many more delicious and memorable evenings for you and yours.

Warmly,

Todd Orlich
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Ojai, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed here a few times for both business and pleasure and it is consistently one of the finest hotels in Southern California. The service by their staff sets the standard for all other resorts in the area. This, combined with great food at both The Loft and Studio restaurants, make this one of the best. While expensive, it is worth the price!

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I have never stayed at the hotel because we have a vacation home nearby. But we never miss an opportunity to eat in one of the restaurants or just take a walk along their beach front property. Don't miss it even if you are only driving through.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

The first moments we entered Montage's open aired lobby in Laguna Beach, we were blown away. From the picture postcard worthy 180 degree panoramic view, to the incredibly friendly and professional staff...lounging in plush accommodations; this beachfront resort redefines spectacular.
Including the food...The lobster Benedict is a MUST have, outdoors overlooking the crashing waves! The landscaping surrounding the resort is lush. During the sunrise and sunset...we walked and kept walking along manicured arrays of cacti, flowering shrubs and wild life.

If you just want to get away to relax in opulence and enjoy life's natural beauty provided to you in spender...this is THAT PLACE!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
We were proud to be your escape from the average and hope you will enjoy many more wonderful memories with us. The lobster benedict, fabulous views and luxurious accommodations await your next visit!

Best,

Todd Orlich
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I had stayed 3 times prior at the Montage over the past several years. The last time was 2008 on a company award trip over Christmas. I had a business meeting in Newport Beach that would give me the chance to stay a few extra days in the area. I really had liked the Montage before, but compared it against the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, mainly as to the deal or offer, but not looking for a give away. My stay at the Montage just made me realize how great a place it is. The atmosphere, the view, a great staff that is attentive and genuinely cares and the Lobby area with the Piano and Steve Siu is a great plus that could spend days there alone just to relax. I hope to get back again next year sometime for a longer getaway as it unfortunately is on the opposite coast.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Montage Laguna Beach

Address: 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Montage Laguna Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Montage Resort & Spa Laguna Beach is a luxury California beach resort where guests enjoy premium services including gourmet restaurants, an oceanfront spa, swimming pools, and sports facilities. ... more   less 
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