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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 guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Surf & Sand Resort
Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 22 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
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
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pjhl2016 wrote a review May 2021
Bellevue, Washington8 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel has an absolutely stunning location, view and amenities, such as pool, restaurant and coffee shop. Maybe I am not realistic about current hotel prices, but $900 a night when you include parking, occupancy tax and resort fee - seemed very high to me - especially in a room with was not a premium oceanfront view. The room itself was very dated and "beach weathered." My daughter slept on the pull out couch which was the worst she's ever been on, you could feel every spring in the mattress. No robes, slippers or any of the standard comforts of a room in this price range. There were also several events during our stay the first of which was right below our room and was so loud at 10:30 at night my kids couldn't sleep. If location and view are your highest and only
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Date of stay: May 2021
1 Helpful vote
Rebekah F wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
We had a wheelchair user in our party so to avoid any miscommunication, I made our room reservation directly through the hotel, not a third party booking site. I was told we were getting an oceanfront Double Queen room with a roll-in shower. When we arrived the room assigned to us had a tall sided tub with glass doors. There were parallel grab bars located right above the top of the tub that made no sense at all. Of course the property was completely booked, so the solution offered by Management was to move us to a different room each day of our trip and use a rollaway bed as our second bed. We decided to stay put. As an experienced wheelchair traveler, I’ve experienced many unexpected glitches in the past but this one took the cake. No shower for three days. It was my version
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Rebekah: Our sincere apologies for the miscommunication and inconveniences you experienced during your recent stay. We also regret not being able to accommodate moving your room to a more adaptable room. Please reach out to us directly in the future so that we are able to provide a complete ADA compliance room for you. I have also sent you an email message to further outline our compensation offer. Warmly,
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Jill C wrote a review May 2021
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We flew in to OC and stayed one night at my favorite hotel. I have never written a negative review but I am going to today! I received 6 bed bug bites and a bed bug came home on my sweatshirt that I left on the floor overnight. It is a horrible experience to have bed bug bites and I don’t wish this on anyone. The management denied they have a problem! I have included photos.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Joanna Bear, General Manager at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jill C, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We recently received the AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping 2021 award, so we take the cleanliness of our hotel very seriously. As soon as this issue was brought to our attention, we hired a third party inspector to examine the room, and no evidence of bed bugs was found. However, we do understand and apologize for the negative experience you had. We invite you to please give us a call to further discuss how we can make this right, and regain your confidence as your favorite hotel. Warmly, Joanna Bear General Manager
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Sb mama wrote a review May 2021
Santa Barbara, California84 contributions75 helpful votes
I used to go to this hotel a lot as a kid and it still is great. We got a room over the ocean and it’s literally towering over the water with epic views down the beach on both sides. My favorite part about this hotel is the pool. Get a chair early morning that faces the ocean so you can enjoy an ocean view with chill music all day. Beach access is right at the pool so you can also take a quick dip in the ocean and back to your lounge chair
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Date of stay: October 2020
worldtravelers247 wrote a review May 2021
Dallas, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Having stayed at the Surf and Sand many times, it saddens me to have to give a disappointing review. We usually stay in the Towers but for this trip, I booked The upper Catalina suite for the first time. As I was visiting with my 2 daughters and we wanted to be together, we thought the suite would give us a more comfortable stay. We were all astounded at the condition of the suite, the sleeper sofa, the pillows, the towels and the terrace floor. We understand the COVID precautions but did not expect the basic amenities of slippers, robes and mini bar to have been removed. In my opinion, it is no longer the five star hotel I have come to expect. I hope in the future it will change, but for now, we will not be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello World Travelers: Our sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations during your recent stay! You are correct in that the state mandated Covid restrictions have limited our usual amenities, staffing and services. We are looking very forward to being able to provide these services in the near future. Please call upon us for any needed assistance in the future when improvements are also made!
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