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“Scrimp everyplace else , but splurge on this hotel!!” 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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Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Healdsburg, California
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“Scrimp everyplace else , but splurge on this hotel!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This is one of the few hotels I've been to that I believe is worth every penny! The views and the sound of the waves are incomparable (They will even give you earplugs in case you find the roar of the waves too loud!). We especially like the main section in the tower above the reception desk. At high tide, our room seems to be just feet from the water..And you can keep your windows open all night.
the hotel staff is unfailingly friendly, polite, and extremely patient with guest requests. You get the feeling that they all think the place is special ,the guests are special, and they all love working here.!
The food was creative, very California, and delicious.
The Splashes restaurant has several tables (reserve early) that open practically right on to the beach.
The decor is "California beach neutral', with lounge chairs strategically placed to maximize the views, and the rooms are lighted to be both romantic and restful.Views from the balcony are quite breathtaking.Bottom line, this is my first choice for a splurge!

Room Tip: It's worth "paying up" for an oceanview room. Rooms in the tower above the reception a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

What a great hotel!! The views are amazing. Loved the decor and the restaurant Splash was great. Walking the beachs to downtown shops, etc very close...... We've also been with our kids and its great with family too....

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Encinitas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

You can not beat the view of the Surf and Sand Hotel situated on the beach with a panoramic view of the ocean. The pool, resturant and bar area are located feet from sand and the Pacific Ocean. Attention to detail, cleanliness and a professional staff made this one of the best hotel experiences we ever had.

  • Stayed April 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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San Juan Capistrano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Great hotel with awesome staff. Best in Laguna Beach.their restaurant ,Splashes, is like dining on the beach. the rooms are well appointed and the hotel is pet friendly. It is a long walk or short car ride into the center of town but there are shops and restaurants close by if you don't want to go into town

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Ask about A/C if you are booking here not all room have air! Beautiful facility, great spa, beautiful views but NOT all rooms are what I call ocean view... It seems if you can get a glimps of the ocean it is considered ocean view...not my idea of ocean view! Upon given oral directions to our room to the other building through the winding complex, we eventually found our room on the first floor at the very end of the path. Opening the door the room was very warm so we looked for the A/C thermostat which we learned later was NOT an A\C control. When calling the front desk we were told to open the sliding doors and pull the screen. OK but there was NO screen only shutters that kinda locked but still would not keep out any little creepy crawlers or anything else. Maintenance arrived to check out our issue and he even said no there are no screens just shutters but we have this big fan. At $500/night rate, this was not going to be OK. We went to front desk and explained we are 2 women and did not feel comfortable in aroom we could not secure with no A/c that we were not told about at anytime until we were in the room! The front desk was very helpful and cordial and agreed to move us to a tower room with A/C and it was a much nicer room with more space and what I was expecting from the beginning...even tho we had very limited ocean view. They sent us sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries and had a valet move our things to the new room! After we were finally settled...we had a wonderful time...eating a Splashes and enjoying the Spa. We sat out by the pool for a short while, the staff there was very friendly and area clean! The neatest area is the patio with the flaming fire pit with beautiful furniture and sofas overlooking the ocean at sunset!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I absolutely love the Surf and Sand. It is an extremely nice luxury hotel without the pretension. It is as comfortable as it is luxurious. It's right on the beach, it has a phenomenal outside pool with really attentive bar staff, direct access to the beach, and all rooms are ocean facing. And the rooms themselves are designed beautifully; they are comfortable, spacious, and are designed in the color pallet of the ocean. There is nothing you would need that you don't have. And the beds are really comfortable, surprisingly so.

The restaurant is also wonderful, although certainly expensive. But the bars have great drinks and a good wine selection.

I will always come here, it is one of my favorite places to stay. Period.

Room Tip: All rooms (I think!) are ocean facing, so you won't have a problem there. But try to get a room...
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  • Stayed April 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stay here once every few months and have always been pleased. The views are amazing, Splashes is great for breakfast, the staff is courteous and really take care of all your needs. I let them know I was celebrating being single and they sent me chocolates and champagne. I received the same on my return visit months later, plus cheese plate and wine that I enjoyed with a bubble bath listening to the waves because I sleep with the sliding door open. The rooms are perfect size. And I love the Philosophy bath amenities. I really love this resort! The pool is perfect to enjoy a cocktail and some sun too! The only downfall is there is no air conditioning. The temps never seem to get that high so Ive never needed it.

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  • Stayed March 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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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#3 Romantic 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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