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“Quaint oasis!” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Laguna Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   696 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   |  
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Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Quaint oasis!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Very cute and Cosy hotel. Lovely atmosphere and amazing staff. The gardens are spectacular and light fittings in rooms and bed heads add to the romantic whimsical feel. Rooms all have people walking past so you can't really open your windows for some light but it wasn't a major issue. Beach across the street, market on the other side. Easy parking close to rooms. Refreshments in lobby. Room was pretty small to the point where the front door hits the bed, but it is forgivable and for a short 1 or 2 night stay it's fine. Quite clean. A few tiny fly looking creatures around inside the room. No bad smells or mould though. Curtains are also not the best. Lights from outside shine in at night and footsteps are plenty from above and outside, again though not major issues.
Would stay again. The price and location are spot on!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

I just stayed to this little gem for two nights. The rooms were normal , nice motel rooms but the location can not be beat. The hotel is right on PCH/the main street of Laguna , so it is an easy walk to the beach and the restaurants and bars. There is a super market right across the street, very convenient as there is a large frig in the room. But what is so special about this chain hotel is the jungle like courtyard/ atrium . The plants and blooms are just lovely, as is the entire pool area. Also there are free drinks and very tasty popcorn in the lobby. I would diffinately stay again. There were only negatives, the curtesy bath supplies were tinny tiny and there is no natural light because you can't open the curtains as everyone walking by can view in.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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china
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We stayed at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach for two nights. The hotel was unexpectedly sweet and quaint, not the usual Holiday Inn chain hotels. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, although the room was a bit squeezed. Very nice shower area.

The hotel is located right on the main shopping street and cross the street from the beach. Very conenient for eating out, shopping and relaxing. There is no breakfast provided, but complementary snacks and drinks in the lobby. Staff were friendly. For a nice and light meal, I'd recommand the Orange Cafe across from the hotel.

Only one slight problem is that there is some lack of privacy since all the rooms open to the courtyard, so there could be cleaners and guests walking past the window and see into the room, so need to keep the curtains closed.

All in all, a very pleasant hotel to stay in Laguna beach and would recommand it highly to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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35 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed at this hotel on our way down the coast. The hotel is ideally located near numerous restaurants. The beach is a short block away. The pool area was a nice place to relax and cool off (even though it was plenty cool enough) before going out for the evening.
There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. There is also a pretty cool surf shop just across the street, where you can rent surfing equipment.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visitng Laguna Beach.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

stayed for 2 nights at the end of september. staffs were nice, friendly and fast. had an issue with the tv, someone came within 5 minutes. the room was kind of tiny for 4 people but it all worked out. they have only 2 double beds only, wish they had 2 queens. we went surfing so we love this area. everything in a walking distance about 10 minutes to downtown laguna for all the restaurant they had offered. they have the hose outside to rinse urself before walking to the hotel. soda, water, coffee, popcorn available at the front desk for FREE. there was a computer at the front desk, free of charge. good parking $10 a night tho, for me it's acceptable. love it!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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Succasunna, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Hotel is very artsy like Laguna Beach. Beautiful flowers and pool area with immaculate large rooms - modern newly renovated bathrooms. The staff was wonderful and very accomodating. They had fresh coffee, sodas, lemondade and popcorn in the lobby all day. I would recommend this hotel to all - can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Utah
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164 reviews 164 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We had booked a room at the Pacific edge and when we got to our room it was horrible. It was tiny and faced the highway. We went for a walk and my wife suggested that I go in to the Holiday Inn to see if they had a room. They were SOOO nice and they did have a room. It was twice the size and less money. It was also off the road and very quiet. What a great place to stay!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Address: 696 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Laguna Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Laguna Beach hotel is a beach resort located in the heart of Laguna Beach. It is nearby Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Huntington Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and South Coast Plaza and minutes away from the pageant of the masters art festival. A French country decor hotel with rooms facing the heated pool which is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Across the street from the beach and within walking distance to all shops, restaurants and the famous art festivals. We have just completed renovation on all guest rooms, pool, lobby and the courtyard. The Mare Restaurant & Lounge is the hotel's restaurant. Sun drenched patios, shaded back patio in tropical settings, amazing food and nightly entertainment. ... more   less 
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