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“Our new home away from home” 5 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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Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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“Our new home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here to celebrate her birthday. It was hands down the best service we have ever received. The staff were professional, courteous, and warmly welcoming. They made us feel like we were simply visiting family (the cool, non-intrusive, thoughtful kind). We sat out by the pool and watched a movie on our iPad using their wifi by the fireplace, and it made for one of the most memorable nights of our trip. The location could not be better, with quick access to Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and our favorite, Crystal Cove. There's shipping nearby and lots of restaurants to choose from. You're a mere 35 minutes from Disneyland, so that's a big plus
The rooms at The Tides are really quaint. They're on the smallish side, but it was build in the 1950s I believe, so that's not all that surprising. We found it rather charming. All in, we HIGHLY recommend staying here, and we'll be back to do just that.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, October 5, 2013
Thanks so much. Sounds like you did not miss a thing! Crystal Cove is very special and gorgeous--we are glad it is open to the public now.
Please do not wait till the next birthday to return. Laguna Beach is perfect year-round.
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We LOVED staying at this quaint inn, especially for the price. The staff were very accommodating, our room was clean and comfortable, and you simply couldn't beat the location. Everything we could possibly want to do or experience was within walking distance. Once we checked in and parked we didn't have to fight the beach traffic. A gorgeous park and small, private beach are literally a couple blocks away. We will be back to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
When we purchased The Tides, our goal was to be clean and affordable (and fun) so more families could come to Laguna Beach. We are proud to have free parking, towels and beach chairs available, free wifi and absolutely no extra charges. We hope you plan a return visit real soon. Thanks so much for taking the time to write about us.
Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed for the first time over Labor Day weekend for my mom's birthday. They offer an AWESOME rate on your birthday night! Its a 10-15 min walk to main beach/downtown and a 5 min walk to the beach across the street!!! The room was adorable (108). Everything seemed clean and very well cared for. The linens were nice and my mom thoroughly enjoyed the little patio. I highly recommend the Tides. We will definitely beyond a doubt be staying again next year.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, October 5, 2013
We will be looking for you both on every birthday. They should be perfect and we were happy to help with yours.
Thanks so much. Please return as often as possible.
Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed in room 208 for an enjoyable 5 nights, the room was bright and clean. I didn't hear any road noise only the splashing of the pool in front. I did have a small view of the ocean from my room.There is parking space for each room assigned which saved me having to park on the road. Walking distance to the ocean, and not far from coffee shops. Staff are friendly including Fiona the dog. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Room 208 is one of my favorite rooms. The cross ventilation is perfect. We do have a quote in every room--some are hidden and you must have noticed the Buddha quote. The photo on the wall was left by a guest as a special surprise gift to the room. We get the nicest visitors at The Tides. Our wonderful new managers, Denise and Fred are the owners of that wonderful Princess Fiona. I think she is the most photographed dog in Laguna.
We will look forward to another visit and thanks so much,
Linda
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed here one night with two other couples. We were in room 204 and it was a roomy room with a full kitchen. Bring paper towels and napkins if you plan to use kitchen. I did not see any kitchen towels. Our friends were in room 104 and 214 and their rooms were also nice. The property and pool area are well taken care of and we would definitely stay here in the future. The rates for summer are in the $200 range which is expensive but normal for hotels in Laguna in the high season. The staff is very helpful and even loaned us some beach towels.

We were gong to Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival which are both easily within walking distance just under 1 mile if you enjoy walking. There is also a free trolley/tram that can be caught just down the street from the hotel.

Heisler Park is just across the highway and a beautiful area to walk and also has easy access to the beach.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thank you so much.
We are so happy you had a nice summer vacation with us--even great steaks on the BBQ.
Laguna Beach is the prettiest community with so much to offer. Please return soon.

Linda
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Just returned from a quick weekend getaway in Laguna, and I wish we could have stayed a week! The Tides Inn was the perfect location - comfortable, within walking distance to everything, and relaxing. We did not even get to take advantage of the pool, outdoor firepit, or beach chairs that were kindly offered to us. Clearly, we need to return. We were in one of the front rooms on the street, and yeah, there was a tiny bit of road noise, and yeah, we could hear the kids in the room above running around playing with a ball in the morning. But you know what, it felt like home because that is just what life is like in my apartment. If you need a soundless superplush room, there are plenty of Laguna hotels at 3+times the price that might be more up your alley. If you want a friendly, comfortably stay that is very well located - the Tides is the place to be!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you. Thank you. You get us!
You must come back just for the pool and fireplace experience and we think we can find about 100 other fun experiences to enjoy.
See you soon.
Linda
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Scottsdale, AZ
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We spent one night in Laguna Beach and chose this inn after researching our options on Trip Advisor. Our room was in the back of the property and had two queen beds, a wooden floor and a fireplace. It really felt like we were staying at a favorite aunt & uncle's guest room, it was so homey and comfortable. I personally liked that the furnishings and bedding/bathroom decor looked more like a bed and breakfast inn than like a typical hotel room. Everything was clean and tidy, and the shampoo and soaps in the bathroom smelled wonderful! There was even a little bookcase stocked with novels to read, and wifi available.
The staff was welcoming and helpful, giving us great advice on how to make the most of our short time in Laguna Beach.
It was a pleasant walk from the inn to the main part of the beach area, with restaurants, shopping, etc. There was also a free trolley but we did not use it so I can't really comment on that.
Overall, a very nice experience! We will definitely be back to this charming little inn!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thanks so much for your review.
Sounds like you like everything we like!
You truly made the most of your Laguna Beach visit.
Please come back soon. We all think this should be your home away from home.
Linda
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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 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Tides Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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