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“Good location, comfortable beds, an older hotel” 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 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good location, comfortable beds, an older hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was my second stay in this hotel and I was here for four nights with my husband.
I had a downstairs room at the back of the hotel which was better than the top rooms.

Beds are comfortable and our room was very clean. The hotel is certainly aging and the bathrooms could do with a revamp or at least a paint. However, they are clean and functional. Tv was large and new, enough room for luggage and room to spare.

Unfortunately I stayed here during spring break so it was louder than my last visit. We were also outside the pool gate which continually slammed. I would ask to stay away from the pool if you don't have small children and its busy.

Parking was $12 a day which I thought was a lot. It was half empty most of the time.
Close to good cafes and a great supermarket is across the road.

Excellent location for the beach.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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keeptrack, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at our hotel. We appreciate you coming back to visit us and your feedback. We are always looking to improve so thank you for your suggestions. Hopefully you visit us again soon. Have a wonderful day.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The hotel is good and not pricy. They gave me a hard time before arrival and upgraded me and my wife to a suite. Great job, worth 5 stars... BUT the notice from the hotel that harassing and dangerous chemicals have been used to build the hotel and a health warning wants to give me the lowest rating. So I end up at average....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, April 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. As for the warning sign at the entrance, unfortunately that is California law that we must warn all customers that we do use cleaning chemicals at the property which is nothing to worry about. Most of our products are the same as home use . Once again, thank you for staying with us.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This is our third or fourth time to stay here, with our adult children and grandchildren. It's easy to get in and out of, right off Pacific Coast Highway, and across the highway (good crossing signals) from a small beach. A little further north and you are at a much larger beach. Lots of restaurants and shopping. The staff is very accomodating.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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keeptrack, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
My staff and I appreciate you and your family choosing our hotel to stay while on vacation. We are happy to know that you enjoy your stay with us. Thank you for your business and we hope you visit us again soon. Have a wonderful day.
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stay at this hotel every year. It's location is perfect. Across from a fabulous beach, great restaurants (Esp Orange Inn) and a grocery store, this hotel is ideal for anyone. We have 2 boys. The hotel beds are a bit small but overall, it's fantastic. The staff is great, and they offer lots of free snacks in the lobby. Heated pool, too! I would highly recommend! Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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keeptrack, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Hello Mrspickens. I wanted to thank you and your family for staying with us here at Holiday Inn Laguna beach. We are happy to know that you and your family have a great time and we look forward to seeing you all again. Have a wonderful day.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We had a great experience at this hotel. We stayed here on our trip from LA to San Diego. I was a bit worried seeing other reviews but this was a great place to stay. The manager on duty was very accommodating and friendly. The staff went out of their way to help us. There is a restaurant on site that had excellent customer service. Would definitely stay here again. The rooms downstairs are a bit bigger than the upstairs rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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keeptrack, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying with us at our hotel. My staff and I are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and we appreciate your kind words. We hope that you will visit us again. Have a wonderful day.
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San Dimas, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nicely remodeled room, great location ..we walked everywhere! The atmosphere is very relaxing with a New Orleans flair. We'd definitely stay again! Extra charge for parking though we thought it was included. $12.00 per night :-( .... but parking is charged everywhere in Laguna so the price was pretty reasonable. Very nice staff.

Room Tip: There are no elevators so if lifting luggage is a problem for you ask to stay on the top level.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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keeptrack, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
My staff and I appreciate your kind words. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time at our hotel. We hope that you visit us again soon. May you have a wonderful day.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is an older property in the heart of Laguna Beach and across the street from a great cafe and access to the beach. The rooms were small but nicely decorated. If you're in Laguna Beach you shouldn't be in your room. This was a great value for a weekend get away. We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Laguna Beach

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:
#6 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#12 Romantic 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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