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Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The rooms were very dated and expensive. No artwork on the walls. Bathroom wasn't clean. The guest service seemed nice and accommodating. They tried to charge me for valet parking when I had no car. So always double check your charges when leaving. Would probably not stay here again.

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You really can't beat this location. Right on the beach. Right in the middle of town. Walking distance to restaurants. I had an ocean view room and I recommend it. If you are going to be here, give yourself a treat and upgrade to an ocean view. The water is literally a stones throw away. At night you hear the... More 

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you had such a great time on our beach, and it's a joy to know you took advantage of how close we are to downtown Laguna! From the surf and sand to dinner at the Driftwood, it was our pleasure to make you feel welcome here, and I hope we'll get to do it again sometime. All the... More 

Sierra Madre, California
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90 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to this location for 40 years and am always blown away by the stunning location right on the ocean with the waves crashing under your balcony. The furnishings have updated nicely. The staff, as always, is wonderfully attentive and helpful. They now have a room service which is a nice plus. Two very nearby and very nice... More 

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I can't begin to tell you what a joy it is that you've loved coming to see us over the years, David! It's a delight to know we've been able to make you feel at home here on our beach, and I'm thrilled you've taken advantage of our location as well. Looking forward to having you again next time! All... More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to love about a beachfront hotel in Laguna Beach. The place definitely has a laid back vibe and the guys who set you up on the beach with chairs and towels were great. Their restaurant (Driftwood Kitchen) was a nice surprise with excellent food. We went back after the first meal was so good (and the second meal... More 

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you weren't impressed with your location of your room this time, Jim. While it is good to know you enjoyed spending some time on our beach, I hope we'll have another chance to make you feel welcome. All the best, Alex Yi, Assistant General Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night. Although the hotel was clean, has good service and was a good value, this is not the hotel to say at if you plan on bringing your whole family or your spouse for a weekend get away. This hotel is much more suited for the 20 and early 30 somethings that want... More 

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

As happy as I am that you enjoyed spending a night with us, Breddie, I'm sorry some aspects of your room weren't as modern as you would have hoped. We are in the process of updating our hotel, though, so I hope you'll pay us a visit once we get everything finished. I'm eager to share those improvements with you,... More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terrible stay! When we arrived you need to pay 30$ per night for parking at the hotel, or drive up 10min away to find a parking, IF you are lucky! otherwise pay at the roads. Got to the room, DIRTY! on the disgusting carpet in the room looked like they never cleaned it, The bathroom was not... More 

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Sara, I'm so sorry you and your family didn't enjoy your stay this time. Regarding the cost of parking, we are required to charge a fee due to the limited space available in Laguna Beach, but we do waive the resort fees in order to offset this inconvenience. Still, I'm disappointed we weren't better about communicating that this time. I'm... More 

Sherman Oaks
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we called to see about a room we asked about the property and the beach. The agent told is it was a "private beach" with beach valet. I asked if that meant that we could take our dog on the "private beach" and she said yes. This was not accurate and the public beach doesn't allow dogs from 10am-6pm... More 

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

So sorry for the confusion about having your dog on the beach, DJ. I'm not sure why you would have been told that without our mentioning the hours, but I'm disappointed by the communication breakdown regardless. Hope you were able to take your pup out to the surf in the morning or evening. I'm glad you guys enjoyed everything else... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok Folks, As several reviewers have noted, this is a beach hotel. We stayed two nights, 9/28-9/29, specifically to see the Pageant of the Masters as well to enjoy the town. We had a pretty standard room, 55, with no view. The room was clean and maintained. The strange thing was there was nothing on the walls, (all painted an... More 

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

So sorry you found our decor a bit lacking in your room. While we aim for a simplistic, clean aesthetic in our hotel, we always want you to feel comfortable in your room. That said, I'm glad you spent some time at The Deck enjoying some great drinks and dishes! I'll be sure to let the team down there know... More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a travel agent we are in a lot of hotels. When reviewing please remember they type of accommodations you are in - this is a typical beach hotel you'll find all down the California coast which means sand in the elevator, some rust on the exterior, etc. We stayed just one night (unfortunately) and had two renovated rooms on... More 

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm absolutely thrilled we were able to host you on your Laguna Beach vacation, Dan! It's a pleasure to know you enjoyed your time here, and I'll absolutely pass your compliments along to JT and the rest of the team -- I know they'll be just as happy as I am to know you had a great time, and we... More 

Tempe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to be close to beach, this is a great location. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our room had refrigerator, store, etc. and was decent in size; it did not have plates, silverware. A particularly nice feature is that when you go to beach there is a facility for the hotel that sets up recliners, beach umbrella,... More 

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad you guys had a great time with us, Carla! I know when I go on a beach vacation the best part is always reclining in the sand, so it's wonderful our team could make that part of your trip even easier to enjoy. Hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back to Laguna Beach for another trip... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imagine the cool ocean breeze brushing up against your cheek. Admire the views of the deep, blue, Pacific Ocean from the balconies overlooking the waves of one of our oceanfront rooms. Enjoy convenient sunning, surfing and swimming as the sand is just steps from your room. Pacific Edge Hotel is not only steps away from the sand of the California coast, but also steps away from everything that Laguna Beach has to offer. The hotel is within walking distance of both Laguna Village and the shops and galleries along the South Coast Highway. In addition to your holiday and vacation needs, we are known for being an ideal destination for groups, social events, and wedding. Our magnificent Villa offers a prime, one-of-kind event space, suitable for the most important and precious events. We look forward to you joining us for your next leisure or business stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2415 (Formerly Vacation Village Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range: $160 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Pacific Edge
Pacific Edge Laguna Beach
Vacation Village Laguna Beach
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
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