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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside part of the hotel is great. Nice pool, nice garden to relax. The building is very cosy. The room will soon be refreshed. It's a must. It will be really excellent, once it's done. Go for it after the refresh.

Thank PhilippeMagali
1 review
Reviewed October 15, 2016

The rooms are very small. Furniture is old and musty. No airconditioning. Peeling paint on the walls in the bathroom. The outside landscaping is beautiful. The pool wonderful. Check in very friendly and helpful. Wonderful place to stay if you don't mind ancient furniture, old rugs and small rooms. Everything was clean! Not far from the beach. Would stay here... More 

Thank Jambree83
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Good price. Great location. They will be 'modernizing' soon so see it now to get this price $$. It is an outdated hotel and it is probably priced fairly. When they upgrade though it will probably be overpriced.

1 Thank Bryan P
Mojave California
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194 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

I liked it! Yes, the rooms here are very dated. Yet it's a bit like an efficiency apartment from the 1970s so there was actually a small kitchen (not like I would cook on a beach get away) and having a fridge/freezer that was larger than a mini-fridge was nice. The property itself was nice and well maintained and the... More 

1 Thank jerjon
Windsor, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Room fair..mostly clean..needs up dating ..would not stay here again.. no air conditioning. .no breakfast. .no coffee ..not worth the price..hard to find a par.king space.just plain not worth the money

2 Thank genegentry
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is an all time favorite of mine. Close enough to the Main Beach and shops/restaurants but far enough to avoid the tourists and crowds. The pool is lovely, there is fresh coffee daily, and the beach is right down the street. I have not been since the change in management this month but hear it has only gotten better.... More 

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Baja California Norte, Mexico
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46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

What an incredible surprise this quaint and oh so charming inn was. Checking in with Alex and finding parking a little challenging, he offered to give up his very own parking space to let us nest in for the evening, Give up a parking space in Laguna Beach? You've got to be kidding!! If you're looking for luxurious resort type... More 

2 Thank ladykate_7
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I stayed one week June 9-16 2016. My 1st issue was checking in. The manager, John, quoted $599 a week and I could bring my dog. When I checked in, the Asian owner then told me she wanted $699 and no dog and the two of them argued in front of me like Lucy and Ricky. It was uncomfortable and... More 

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Sally F, Manager at Laguna Beach Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear DeniseMDB, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable experience at our property. I am glad to share however that we have had a management change here and can assure you that your concerns have all been addressed. We do hope that you will give us... More 

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Bishop, California
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57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a great little motel. Laguna Beach hotels are typically very expensive, and you have to pay an additional fee just to park your car. Not here. The Laguna Beach Motor Inn is very reasonably priced, clean and comfortable, very close to the beach, shops, restaurants and hiking trails, has a lovely interior garden and pool, and offers free... More 

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Sally F, Manager at Laguna Beach Motor Inn, responded to this review

Dear LJEBishop_CA! Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our charm, amenities and location! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best wishes, Laguna Beach Motor Inn Management More 

Kenwood, California
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211 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is in a great location on PCH, just a couple of blocks North of town, walking distance. The room was clean and spacious with a living room and kitchenette! Beautiful gardens and pool. It is a short walk to a beautiful little cove and beach, yo sun, swim or snorkel. Very reasonably priced!

1 Thank Kris132
Sally F, Manager at Laguna Beach Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thanks you for the love Kris132! Hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Laguna Beach Motor Inn Management More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your Laguna Beach vacation getaway Less than one mile from downtown and Laguna's Main Beach, Laguna Beach Motor Inn provides a comfortable beach vacation escape. Guests can wander to Shaw's Cove, with its legendary diving and semi-private beaches, less than a three minute walk down the hill. The property's 22 guest rooms offer beach and cove views, a large pool, private garden courtyard, lounge areas and complimentary Wi-Fi and television. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laguna Beach Motor Inn

Address: 985 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1416
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range: $98 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Laguna Beach Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
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“Hot no air lot of traffic noise. .go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles genegentry, Jul 25, 2016 | Read review
“every room is unique and some have kitchenettes.”
 of 5 bubbles ladykate_7, Jul 16, 2016 | Read review
“This is an older property and the temps in Laguana are normally so air-conditioning isn't needed. But I was there during an extreme heat wave and wished for A/C but the big windows and fans helped a lot!!! The pool was also very cooling! The view was great and within walking distance to the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles akennamer, Sep 28, 2014 | Read review
“Room 27 has the best view... adjoining rooms are available.”
  • Solo cups at sunset on the balcony of Laguna Motor Inn = Paradise!
  • View from the balcony of room 27
 of 5 bubbles HedyvonRibbonTroff, Sep 18, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room with an ocean view - I think it's an extra $10 a night, but oh so worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles carries556, Jun 17, 2013 | Read review
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