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“Great Boutique Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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The Tides Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   460 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   |  
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Mission Viejo, California
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“Great Boutique Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Myself and 3 friends stayed at The Tides last night for our annual friends retreat. The staff couldn't be more friendly. Parking was free and they are within walking distance of a few shops, galleries, Starbucks and Main Beach. Our room was very nice but small with 2 queen beds. The shower was tiny but lots of water pressure and hot water. The room had a coffee maker and a small fridge. The sheets were great if you care about that. The staff set up a fire in the fireplace in the beautiful pool area we could light after dinner. There is comfy furniture to enjoy the fire and sound of the pool fountain. Free wifi. I didn't give a 5 star rating because there is always room for improvement and there is street noise. They do have earplugs in the room in case you need them. Thanks for a great stay. I would come back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Well, we are looking forward to getting your 5-stars some day! We are all for improvements which is why we love our reviews. Our guests give us their best ideas and solutions. Thanks for all the positives and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Linda
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Riverside, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The owners are the nicest people. The location was great. Right across the street from Heisler park which is perfect for strolling along the beautiful paths overlooking the ocean and main beach. The room was older, which was fine but I found the bed to be "springy" which caught me off guard. It made me miss my own bed a little. All in all it was a really nice stay at one of our favorite beaches.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you so much for the review. We receive so many compliments about our comfortable beds, so we will check out "springy" and resolve that problem. Thanks for letting us know. We do love our place and our location as well. On behalf of our staff and management, we look forward to your return visit.
Linda
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Madison, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Last week we returned from a week's stay at the Tides. We don't usually stay in one place for this long, but loved it so much, we wished we had several more days! It was our first trip to SoCal, and Laguna Beach was the perfect spot from which to explore, anywhere from Los Angeles to San Diego. The Tides was also the perfect spot in LB. You are within easy walking distance (a bit hilly) of downtown and its restaurants, breathtaking Heisler Park (beaches!!), a good grocery store, the art museum and many galleries. The Inn itself is charming, the owners fun, helpful and welcoming. While it was too cool to use the pool, we spent time in the sun there, protected from the breeze. If we had wanted it, a stone fireplace was ready to use, as was an outdoor barbecue and refrigerator. We were in lovely Room 204, which is bright and open, with a full kitchen. Yes, the noise of the PCH was there, but the complimentary earplugs took care of it nicely, not to mention the best hotel bed I've ever slept in. Parking is tight, but sufficient.

We fell in love with Laguna Beach and will definitely return. We will again make The Tides Inn our home away from home. Thanks, Dale, Linda, Judy and Joe, for all of your recommendations and guidance.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review. Very happy to hear you will be visiting Laguna Beach again. You must come back in the summer when our fabulous art festivals happen. We also have the best restaurants. We and The Tides are looking forward to your next visit--soon we hope--to your home away from home.
Linda
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I just returned from 5 great days in Laguna, and the Tides Inn was the perfect place to stay.
It was within walking distance of everything I needed, including a great grocery store. A short
walk to beautiful Heisler park, the gateway to the long wonderful beach and the main part of town. The managers Joe and Judy were wonderful and helpful, and I hope to return soon with my wife. (wish we could bring our dog, but he is too big for the plane)

Frank Johnson, Santa Fe, NM

Room Tip: I had room 207, which was great. In general, I imagine that rooms on the second floor would be quie...
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  • Stayed February 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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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Nothing is better than to be called "perfect" in our minds! Thanks so much. We suggest putting that precious dog in the car and returning soon. Big dogs need beach runs.
Looking forward to your return visit.
Thanks so much,
Linda
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great place. Close to the beach and the art galleries. Nice pool with an outdoor fireplace to sit around after a walk on the beach. Nice to be able to bring back take out or cook a dinner. Hardly notice road noise and we're from the 'burbs. Pool is great and the place has beach gear in case you forgot yours. We'll be heading back soon.

Room Tip: Try the high suite (I think it's 209). Great view and there is an extra room if you have 2 coup...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you so much for you nice review. We love it when our guests leave happy and cannot wait to return! Head back real soon.
Thanks again,
Linda
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san diego
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

It was the only place left that took large dogs. There was a pet fee which is annoying but expected. The owner was there at check in and we were able to check in early at no fee. Nice walk to restaurants and downtown. The room wasn't fancy but bed and breakfast feel. Bed was comfortable. Free parking. Would stay there again. Really liked the owners.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
So glad you liked us.
We do charge a pet fee per dog per day but it is safer and nicer and less expensive than boarding your pets. Cleaning up after (especially) large dogs is extra work for our girls also.
We do have free parking, free wifi, free ice, beach towels and toys available and no extra charges at all.
We are hoping to see you again soon.
Thanks so much,
Linda
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is an old well maintained hotel on the North end of the commercial area of Laguna Beach. You can walk to the Main Beach.

There is a salt water pool is surrounded by comfortable chairs, a nice wood burning fireplace, two outdoor bars where guests can serve their own food and booze, and a Jenn Aire BBQ.

When we come next time, we will buy a nice steak at Whole Foods in downtown Laguna Beach and broil it on the BBQ.

They have an abundance of plastic pails and shovels that kids can take to the beach.

The beds are comfortable and the rooms are very efficiently laid out to make the most efficient use of space.

The Resident Managers are very cordial and helpful. For example, they made us a nice fire in the fireplace where we enjoyed the warmth on a cool evening.

We will definitely come back many times.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a kitchen sink and a microwave.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
We thank you very much for the nice comments. Joe and Judy and Dale and I are so proud of The Tides. We love every inch of the place and very much appreciate our guests. Please return soon to BBQ that steak. See you soon.
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Address: 460 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Tides Inn 2*
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