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“Nice, clean spot in Laguna” 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 #9 of 23 hotels in Laguna Beach
Toronto
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“Nice, clean spot in Laguna”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights during a trip up the coast to LA. This hotel is in a great location in that it is walking distance to 'downtown' Laguna and the beach. It is also across the street from a Ralph's grocery store which is handy since there is a mini fridge in the room. The room was clean and well maintained and overall the property was well cared for. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful.
Overall this is a good spot to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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issequak, wa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

besides the location, this hotel has very little to offer in term of facilities and services.
during our family recent stay, one of our sons was sick and preventd us from exploring the area, so we decided to stay put and use what the hotel can offered.
well, it turned out that the hotel restaurant downstair was closed to all staying customers to host a private party with rowdy drinking crowd. the management even allowed the restaurant operator set up tables in courtyard area intefering the privacy of staying guests
if you are looking for relaxing time in Laguna Beach, you will not find it at this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed here as part of our California Beach Vacation and expected a regular nice resort style Holiday Inn. However this hotel is located on a very busy 4 lane street with very small cramped rooms. No view, no balcony and very small windows directly looking into other rooms. The building is very narrow and small with the rooms on top of each other. You hear everything going on around you. Also we stayed 3 nights (checked in late and checked out early) and were charged 4 days for parking, which kind of felt as a rip off, even more as the parking grounds were under construction and very hard to access without proper signage or warning from the staff. We expected more........

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Small rooms. De ent location. Friendly service.

Totally inadequate amenities starting with wifi that would make one pine for dial up; this is simply unacceptable I'm this day and age,

Parking situation is a mess ... Not trying to be unkind, but why would I want to stay here again?

Stayed November 2012
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keeptrack, General Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

I'm sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectation but I'm glad that you've enjoyed our friendly staff and location. I hope that you give us another chance if you come back our town.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We've stayed at a few places in Laguna Beach, and I have to say this Holiday Inn really exceeded my expectations. Great location, right in the heart of the village. Right across the street from the ocean, and within close walking distance to all the great shops and restaurants. We stayed in a room on the second floor overlooking the pool. Unfortunately the pool was closed for maintenance the week of our stay, but the manager called us a week prior to our visit to let us know. Once we got there, they said we could use the pools across the street at Pacific Edge Hotel so it all worked out just fine. The rooms were very clean, and the hotel itself is very pretty. Beautiful wrought iron balconies and lush tropical plants all around. Very nice. Also liked having the Ralph's grocery store right across the street... Oh, and the Orange Inn, too. Looks like a little hole-in-the-wall type place, but the food is excellent! We loved getting the freshly squeezed OJ every morning, and for lunch we tried their chicken salad sandwich - delicious! Anyway, the Holiday Inn Laguna Beach is a great place to stay. Wish they didn't charge $12 a day to park, but that seems to be pretty standard for most hotels these days.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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keeptrack, General Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you from all of us here at the Holiday Inn Laguna Beach for your kind comments. we appreciate your business and hope to see you back soon.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I stayed at this Holiday Inn about a month ago and was so thrilled as my expectations of the place were very much exceeded. It is beautiful, elegant but also very "homey". The best part was the staff and how friendly and relaxed they were.

After leaving and heading back to Canada, I realized I left my keys in my room. The hotel was so kind and understanding; they mailed them back to me.

Very happy with the stay. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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keeptrack, General Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Laguna Beach. We appreciate your kind comments and hope to see you back soon.
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Denver, CO
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Pretty standard Holiday Inn in a fantastic location. Lovely pool area, friendly front desk staff, clean rooms. Note that there is a steep parking charge ($12/day), and the rooms do not have safes. Easy drive from John Wayne airport. There's a grocery store next door and easy beach access right across the street.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Laguna Beach

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Laguna Beach Hotel Laguna Beach
Holiday Inn Laguna Beach Hotel
Laguna Beach Holiday Inn
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:
#5 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Laguna Beach 3*
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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