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“A beautful resort on the ocean in Laguna Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Surf & Sand Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   |  
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Laguna Hills, California
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“A beautful resort on the ocean in Laguna Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My wife and I drove 11 miles from Laguna Hills to stay overnight for a little R&R to a resort we had always wanted to stay at, but hadn't made the opportunity to do so. Surf and Sand was the perfect overnight getaway.

The full ocean view is spectacular. Just open the sliding glass door onto the balcony and the sounds of waves crashing and smell of the Pacific Ocean permeates the room. If that is not enough, the room itself is spectacular. The room has architectural features found in very expensive homes and the bed was very comfortable.

The staff is first class. The valet service welcomes you with smiles and helpfulness. The front desk staff is efficient. The bell staff is the final part of any welcome to a resort, and this bell staff should get an award. After our luggage was delivered the bellman offered us a bottle of champagne or wine with the compliments of the bell staff.

The outside lobby has a great bar and light meals.

It took us many years to finally stay here – it won’t take us many years to go back. If you want an Orange County on-the-beach resort, Surf and Sand is your best choice.

Room Tip: The main building may be your best choice.
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Although the Surf and Sand is not the most economical hotel in Laguna, it is by far the best experience you could ask for. I can give no negative comments about it as the hotel is tottally first class all the way.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
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Denver
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Wow what an amazing place! Absolutely loved our visit there. The staff and accomadations were fantastic. The reservationist was kind enough to set my children up with the tent package. My children are 6 and 4 and they thought it was so cool to "camp-out" in a tent. They loved their sleeping bags and the smores on their pillows the second night was a great touch! We loved the turn-down service, complete with proper lighting and music. I cannot rave enough about this place! Thank you to everyone at the Surf and Sand that made this such a fantastic family trip!

  • Stayed April 2012, 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
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

I surpised my wife with a 2 day birthday trip to Surf and Sand. I am not sure which part made me look better, but the rooms, views, definately the staff, and the overall "experience" was one she or I will never forget. Without question, we will be return guests and next time we will bring our kids to share the next special weekend. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking to relax and feel welcome in a remarkable property on the beach.

Room Tip: they all have fantastic views, but ask for the higher floors to enjoy the views of the beach and poo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

My wife and I have stayed there numerous times and have never been disappointed. The rooms are great with fantastic views. The staff is very friendly and professional. The bar is right on the ocean and must be experienced. The only minor downside is the ocean can be a little noisy at times...

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed here for a group meeting, and I hope to go back on our own someday. The rooms are lovely - the Tower rooms are RIGHT on the beach, and beautifully appointed. If you like to go to sleep with the sound of the surf in your ears, this is the place (they provide earplugs for those who don't). Staff service couldn't be better - the concierge gave us a right-on restaurant suggestion, taxi for early-morning departure was arranged in advance and there ahead of time. The on-property restaurant isn't cheap (what hotel restaurant is) but the food is good with lots of healthy options. Can't comment on the spa but the fitness room was reasonably equipped, and a broken machine was fixed within 24 hours. Having a car makes the most sense, but downtown Laguna Beach is barely a mile away, if you are into walking, with lots of good restaurant choices there and closer to the hotel. A great place to stay!

Room Tip: Room 250 was great - at the end of the hall, so has views north as well as out to beach - surf can b...
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  • Stayed March 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
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

First time to Laguna and staying at the Surf and Sand and it is stunning. To be able to be that close to the water is rare on the California coastline and the service and staff are outstanding. I work in the hospitality industry so I am hyper-critical of any mistakes made, and I had a flawless experience at this hotel. Would definitely recommend it for a weekend getaway from Los Angeles.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Surf & Sand Resort

Address: 1555 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf & Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf & Sand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and holder of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award, lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand.All 151 guest rooms and 16 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired coastal menu by Executive Chef David Fune; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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