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1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 21 hotels in Laguna Beach
Travelers' Choice
Surf & Sand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and holder of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award, lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand. All 154 guest rooms and 13 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired coastal menu by Executive Chef Ron Fougeray; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Brigette Hernandez wrote a review Jan 13
Laguna Beach, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
I had such an amazing staycation. I love visiting for so many reasons, the sound of the ocean, the tranquil atmosphere, splashes restaurant pacific perk and the amazing gift shop. The staff at pacific perk are alway so friendly and make the best Iced vanilla lattes. Anahit at the gift shop is so helpful and has the BEST taste! I always walk away with something fabulous. It’s the best gift shop among the resorts here in OC. The cutest clothes, swim wear, gifts and jewelry! Thanks S&S for another great stay!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Timothy J wrote a review Apr 2021
Detroit, Michigan3 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Surf and Sand is a amazing place to stay. The rooms our beautiful, the service is amazing and to just go to sleep and hear the ocean all night. We have been a customer for many years and will return again. You will not be disappointed in making this your place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded Apr 14, 2021
Hello Timothy: Thank you for taking the time to provide your glowing review of Surf & Sand. As our long-time loyal guests, it is very pleasing to learn you enjoyed yet another great stay, especially in these very difficult and trying times. We look very forward to your return. Please call upon us for any needed assistance in the future. Warm Regards,
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Kevin M wrote a review Jan 12
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Everyone from the valet to the front desk was extremely helpful throughout our 3 day conference. Each morning the valet crew and cafe staff were warm and welcoming and the hotel operator was very responsive via text.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Kevin: We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed the service of our associates during your conference at Surf & Sand. Hopefully, you will be able to return again in the new year. Please call upon us for any needed assistance. Warm regards,
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Bluedog23 wrote a review Jan 8
Missoula, Montana99 contributions81 helpful votes
Stayed here alone while taking a break to recharge before starting a new job. My room was lovely and well equipped. Comfy bed. The view was spectacular! But the service put this over the top. The staff was eager to please and brought more of everything I requested. And for no reason, the front desk sent me a half bottle of champagne with chocolates. Request the slippers, they are comfy too! Nice restaurant, coffee shop/market and spa on site. A bit of a walk to downtown, but worth it for the ambiance and service of this place. I cannot wait to go back. Pricey, so wait for a deal like I did.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Blue Dog! Thank you for the compliments of our location, staff and service. We are so pleased to learn we met all of your needs. We also cannot wait for your return. Please reach out to us for any needed assistance in the future. Happy New Year!
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Ethan R wrote a review Jan 2
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms don't look like the Four Seasons, but do they really need to? It's the Surf & Sand, not the Four Seasons. If you want the Four Seasons, stay at the Four Seasons. We loved our stay at the Surf & Sand. The staff is seriously INCREDIBLE, and any incidents that we did incur were immediately acknowledged with kindness and respect. I literally cannot say enough great things about the people that work here. Everyone from the bellman to the property manager were excellent. Bartenders were friendly and gave heavy pours. You can get to-go cocktails and enjoy them in the privacy of your room, which we loved. You can check out via text message and when you're texting back-and-forth you're actually conversing with a real human being who can actually help. So refreshing! When we visited, it was raining. I know a lot of people hate rain but we love it - which made our stay even more 'worth it.' Instead of exploring Laguna, we mostly stayed in the hotel and relaxed while listening to the waves of the ocean. Like, we didn't even go out to dinner! We ordered room service for the length of our stay and all of our meals were delicious. I believe meals are prepared at the in-house Splashes restaurant, so they're not the typical low-quality room service meals that you might expect at the Ritz Carlton or The London. Overall this was one of the best hotels we've stayed at. The location is a perfect distance from the heart of Laguna - it's an easy walk. Also, if you're worried about Covid - the majority of the hotel is outside/open air so it's much safer. Thank you, Surf & Sand. We'll be back next Christmas!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello! Thank you for your glowing review of your recent stay at Surf & Sand. We are always pleased to know our guests enjoyed their stay and the service our great team provided. We take great pride in our associates and your compliments are shared with them and our management team. We hope to have you back in the near future. Please call upon us directly for any needed assistance. Happy New Year!
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$338 - $818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf & Sand Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Nearby attractions include Crystal Cove State Park (0.2 miles), Vertigo Home (0.05 miles), and The Sandpiper Lounge (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf & Sand Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Selanne Steak Tavern, K'ya Bistro, and Splashes Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Surf & Sand Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Murphy-Smith Historical Bungalow (1.1 miles).