When an ocean-view room within our budget was not available at the dates we wanted to travel, we gave the Holiday Inn a try, based on its location a short walk to the Main Beach and downtown Laguna. We were assigned a room on the lower floor at pool level; children were playing in the pool when we arrived and we thought the room might be in a noisy location, just steps from the pool. However, the windows cannot be opened and the loud hum of the air conditioner took care of any outside noise. We do prefer to have the option of fresh air but for two nights the room was fine. There is no elevator but we were offered assistance with our luggage so that was not a problem. The staff was always friendly and helpful. A nice touch is complementary water, sodas, coffee and popcorn in the lobby.
We left the car parked in the hotel lot (at $15 a day) and used the free trolley system that runs up and down Pacific Coast Hwy. and also up Laguna Canyon when we went to the Pageant of the Masters. It's a great way to have an open-air ride to see the scenery as well as get to places you want to visit.
The hotel does not have a restaurant, but there is a pricey restaurant on the property. (All breakfast items seemed to cost $15 each). We ate at the Orange Inn across the street for tasty food at more reasonable prices. Good coffee and fresh bakery items. We also had a light dinner there.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Laguna Beach Hotel Laguna Beach
- Laguna Beach Holiday Inn