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1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
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#8 of 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
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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 )
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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PrimoBeer wrote a review Yesterday
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We loved the hotel for a Covid Getaway. The rooms are literally right above the surf and the sand, with the waves splashing right outside your balcony! Be aware that the rooms have No A/C, but one didn't need it after all. The pool deck and patio is great, but gets crowded early. The food was just OK; the menus are limited and just average. We ate off property every chance we could for dinner. The staff and service were incredible. The pool service exceeded our expectations, despite negative comments by others. The phones were always answered promptly and happily-despite negative comments by others. Housekeeping daily is available, but only if you ask for it. They have a great service by Text Message where one can ask for anything, reserve anything by Text Message, or check-out by Text. It was a 4-Star 4-Day Getaway, our first travel in 5 months.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Surf King room was quiet, and right on the surf
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EAPdiva wrote a review Oct 2019
South Pasadena, California11 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We celebrated our wedding anniversary for two nights at this very nice resort. Our room was on the shore with a beautiful balcony and unimpeded view. The staff was attentive and friendly, the spa is great and Splashes restaurant is fantastic, good wine list and delicious food. We’ll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
3 Helpful votes
Response from Pamela H, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Hello Diva: We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay at Surf & Sand. Thank you for the high rating of the resort and the compliments of our service. Please call upon us for any needed assistance in the future. Warm regards,
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Nicole D wrote a review Yesterday
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This Hotel is beautiful. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. Social distancing measures were also impressive. The hotel provided Masks upon check in and hand sanitizer stations throughout the property. Our family will be back again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Excursion80250 wrote a review Aug 7
Rancho Cucamonga, California2 contributions3 helpful votes
The view is gorgeous, and the beach was beautiful and that was it. The carpet was soggy and wet, which is alarming especially during Covid-19. Makes you wonder about their vigilance on cleanliness. The pool was tiny and completely crowded. The bed was uncomfortable, and the sofa bed had springs that dug into my children. They didn't get to sleep well either. We couldn't wait to go home, which defeats the purpose of a staycation.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3 Helpful votes
IantheIcon wrote a review Aug 4
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions3 helpful votes
I was given a dirty room that the hotel accidentally marked as clean. This was during COVID when hotels should have the highest cleaning standards. When i complained they told me they would upgrade me free of charge. The issue is that they actually tried to downgrade me. When i explained that to the front desk staff and show her on the surf and sand website that she was in fact down grading me, she became very upset and rude. Once I finally received my room for the second time, hours later, it had lots of hair and food crumbs in the room. Melted chocolate on the table. A metal piece broke off of the bathroom sliding door and hit me in the head. The manager comp'd half my bill. They should have done a lot more. I have stayed at this hotel dozens of times if not more. It used to be one of my favorites.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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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 (0.07 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, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Selanne Steak Tavern, K'ya Bistro, and The Rooftop Lounge.
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).