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“The Tides Inn” 3 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 #7 of 21 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“The Tides Inn”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2006

We made our reservation based on Trip Advisor reviews. Things to appreciate include the cleanliness, the décor - it is a motel but tastefully decorated, and the pool area which has a beautiful sitting area with fireplace. Things your might want to consider? For us the bathroom is important; the showerhead height was too low, even for my 5’4” frame and the bathtub should be replaced or resurfaced. We were located in Room #102; if you are a light sleeper this is not the room for you - we live in a city neighborhood on a main road and the traffic noise was noticed, however, most other rooms were located away from the road and probably do not have so much of a noise issue. The Tides Inn is great for a short term stay – the location is North PCH so the Main beach is a walk – okay for adults (as what seemed to be the profile of the other guests) but a bit of a hike if you have a family and all the beach accoutrements that need to be transported.

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

We stayed one night at the Tides Inn due to all of the positive reviews here on tripadvisor.com. On the outside, the place looks just like any other roadside motel. The beauty was in the rooms. We had the least expensive room of them all, we paid $99/night. The room was small, it had a queen sized bed, a small table nightstand, a wooden bench, a small telephone table, and the tv sat in the closet. The room was nicely decorated. The bed had a nice down comfortable and it was very comfortable. The room was very clean. The bathroom had a shower stall, no tub.

The manager was friendly and helpful. It seemed we bothered her every few minutes either needing help with recommendations or needing a hairdryer.

Parking is tight. You are ok with a mid-sized car or smaller, but SUVs will be tough getting in and out.

The pool area was nice. It looks just like somebody's backyard with a grill, a mini-fridge, a bar counter with bar stools. There were nice lawn benches. The pool itself was suppose to be a salt water pool (?) but there was nothing special about it.

Overall, I would stay here again due to the affordability, cleaniness, friendly staff, and cute rooms.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2006

For the third time my wife and I had the most pleasant stay while in Laguna Beach, Calif. which is our favorite destination in California. The rooms are very comfortable and extremely clean. The new salt water pool and surrounding area is beautiful. The managament staff, Kathy, Linda and Dale are truly the kindest people on earth and strive to do everything possilble to make you stay pleasant. For the money, if you don't like the tides and don't love Laguna then there must be something wrong. Eat breakfast at Madison or have a wonderful breakfast brunch at Los Brisas only two blocks away towards downtown. The Tides has become our home away from home and I must admit I feel more at home than I do our beautiful estate in Colorado. Give the Tides a try and I assure you it will not disappoint. The beaches close by are some of the most beautiful on earth!

Jim and Bonnie Sanderson

Castle Rock, Colorado

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family 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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