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“Funky Town, Funky Motel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Spa   |   1600 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   |  
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Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Funky Town, Funky Motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

First let me say that if you are going to be traveling on Hiway 1 up the coast, you are going to be paying more for an overnight stay than if you stay at an equivalent place inland.

So where do you stay in Laguna Beach? We hadn't booked before we got there so it was a tough decision. We sort of arbitrarily chose this place, and it was a good descision since our stay was quite enjoyable.

Don't be fooled by the Hwy 1 frontage. This place is bigger than it looks. It goes way back into a labyrinth-like system of corridors. Very different design than most motels. Most of the rooms do not face traffic, so we found it quiet. We said we were light sleepers and got a very quiet room.

The pool and terrace overlooking Hwy 1 and the ocean are quite a nice surprise. Yes, the place is older but still nicely maintained. The room was fine and the room A/C about average for noise for this class of motel. We are not fussy about breakfast so found it OK. Access to the beach is not a problem. And oh, the room had a spa, which we didn't use, but it made taking a shower a little harder.

And finally - Underground free parking onsite! Wow.

Room Tip: I'm guessing that room 431-A would be the quietest. You could check it out before you book.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for your suggestions and comments. While our pool area does not overlook the ocean, room 431 does overlook the pool and there is a slight view of the ocean over the rooftop from 431's balcony. This room is often requested from our returning guests.

To avoid any possible challenges in the combo shower/spatub, we would suggest a room in the front building as these trooms have their spa tubs separate in the bedrrom area from the regular shower/tub in the bathroom. Thank you again!

~Scott
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caldwell, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I was in town for a horrible medical procedure. I had come back to the Best Western Laguna Brisas Spa from staying there before. I had an amazing time the first time and the second. They saw how sick I was in the car and got the elevator so I didn't have to wait for it before I even got into the lobby. Thank you sooo much. This place is amazing. They have a giant tub, clean rooms, soft beds, a huge full breakfast!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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dsg92651, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We hope you are feeling much better, Maria! When I saw you getting out of the car, I could tell you needed to get to your room as quickly as possible and just pushed the elevator button without even thinking about it. "Stay with people wo care." That's the Best Western way! We look forward to yuor return under better circumstances....

~ Scott
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Granite Falls, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Centrally located in town. Close to most things, including the beach just across the street. Limited services. Pretty small. Actually, the view is from the roof-top terrace. (Anything else doesn't really count as a view.) Terrace is a GREAT amenity to sit and have a drink/snack (of your own provision) or visit and watch the day or night. GREAT sunsets!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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dsg92651, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for your comments and your visit. The sunsets can be VERY spectacular as you know. As far as the "view" rooms, we have many locations of rooms offering varyng amounts of actual view: little or no, partial, etc. We are NOT however, located on the beach and their are buildings between us in and the ocean so we will never sugest full ocean views.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Well located, near beach access, Splashes and other restaurants and shops. Clean, although slightly dated décor. Very nice staff. nice roof deck to enjoy the water view and breakfast. Nice pool. Would prefer they remodel the bathroom and take out the whirl pool type tubs/shower. Rather hard to get in and out of. Rooms are quiet if you don't face the street.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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dsg92651, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review! We might suggest a 3rd floor premium room next time as they will have the whirlpool spa in the bedroom separate from the regular tub/shower and are al;so located higher above any street noise one might incur below.
We hope to see you again soon!

~ Scott
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Hesperia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The location of this hotel is its best feature. It is across the street from the beach. We enjoyed the roof deck to enjoy the beautiful evening and we also took our breakfast up to the roof. The jetted tub was enjoyed by one of the family members with me who thought it was quite a treat.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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dsg92651, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for staying with us, Margaret. We hope to see you and your family again soon!

~ Scott
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Juneau, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I rated this hotel as average primarily because the rooms are so small, but it is quaint, they had a last minute room available, and I enjoyed my stay there. While the prices were probably comparable to other hotels in the area, it was expensive, which influences my opinion of the value I felt I received for the money. The hotel is a low-rise spanish style building with covered parkiing; a big plus in Laguna Beach! It is located across the street from the beach at Bluebird and near other coves that I enjoy, and the hotel provides beach towels. If you like to walk, it is easy to leisurely make your way downtown. During the summer months there is also a free shuttle. Families with children will appreciate the small outdoor pool area. Staff were friendly and facilities were clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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dsg92651, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you, Karen, for sharing information on the surrounding area of the hotel. It sounds like you know your way around Laguna Beach! NOTE: All rooms are different shapes and sizes in all room catagories; some smaller, some larger. Please feel free to request a larger sized room next time and we will do our very best. Thank you again!

~ Scott
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

GREAT location....right across from the beach..we had a beautiful room off the roof top deck..beautiful view!!the king size bed was very comfy and loved the in room spa tub!!
The hotel staff was very friendly (bianca your AWESOME) added plus is the free parking!!(almost unheard of in laguna) we spent alot of time @ the beach and the free beach chairs and towels came in handy!!
It was a great b-day getaway!!! Everything was perfect!!!

Room Tip: The roof top rooms have awesome views!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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dsg92651, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
HaPpY (belated) BiRtHdAy, PaMeLa !!! We'll be sure and pass on your words to Bianca as well. We hope to see you NEXT year!

~ Scott
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Address: 1600 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"99 Steps to the Beach..." The alluring tranquility of the infinite Pacific will envelope your senses as you relax and rejuvenate in one of our newly remodeled, fully air-conditioned rooms featuring large, oversized whirlpool spas for two, beautifully appointed new furnishings and new 32-inch flat screen LCD Televisions. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the sun while gazing towards Catalina Island and the ocean's expanse from our scenic rooftop terrace followed by a soothing swim in the sparkling outdoor pool. Let your mind drift while your dreams soar.Complimentary high-speed Internet! Complimentary buffet breakfast! From a romantic getaway to a family vacation to the refined services for the business traveler, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel is your perfect destination. From the moment you enter the lobby, you will be greeted with friendly smiles and the superior service one would expect from such a special location. Located above the crystal waters of the blue Pacific at the corner of Bluebird Canyon and South Coast Highway, each fully air conditioned room features a refrigerator, coffee/coffeemaker, iron/board, hair dryer, complimentary local and toll free calls and newspaper. Parking fee $10 USD per night. One parking spot allowed per room. Rooftop Terrace with panoramic views of the coastline, Catalina Island and the breathtaking colors of the sunset beyond. For the sun worshipper, the quiet and serene courtyard area features an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa. Enjoy your moment at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel today! ... more   less 
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