The Ritz in Laguna is magnificently set on a majestic cliff with a beautiful view of the ocean. We were at the hotel over Christmas and it was packed! Hundreds of people in the lobby, at the bar, in the restaurants...this is a busy place with a lot going on. We were greeted warmly at check in, and given a complimentary upgrade to an oceanfront room with a private fire pit. 180blue is a great terrace bar with good food and a nice crowd. The Ritz is in a great location, close to shopping and the beach. The gym is beautiful and well equipped.