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“Art hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Art Hotel - Laguna Beach
Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Temple City, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Art hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

the staff was very accommodating with info about the area. We would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Regine P
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brigantine, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

What a great place to stay! I wish I could find a place like this whenever i'm traveling. A clean room, comfortable bed, great location with warm friendly management, and priced just right! Gail (the owner) took the time to recommend a couple of great places to visit with incredible views of the pacific. She also provided menus of all the local area restaurants. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: ask for the room across from the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ray M
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Lompoc, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

The Art Hotel is a very well run, privately owned, small hotel. We were pleasantly surprised to find a hotel of this quality at this location for the price. The friendliness of Gail and her staff made our 2-night stay a sheer delight. It is a happy, friendly place to stay. Perhaps the beautiful weather and scenic beauty of Laguna Beach may have contributed some, too.

The hotel is located on PCH just north of (but within easy walking distance to) the downtown area. Our morning walks into town for breakfast were a nice way to start the day.

We'll be back.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank WeLuvItaly
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

I started with a phone reservation and was happy just with that, as I spoke to a caring "human ",we checked in extemely early, without even a hint of "hesitation", our "Host" was a "treasurechest of local knowledge", informatve and educating, our rooms were clean "As A Whistle", a floor you can walk on with white sox, and stay white! The location, "outstanding", the overall atmosphere being created by the owners is right on track!!! I highly reccomend this hotel! E. Simmons

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor with best view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Earl S
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Rice, WA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Stayed at the Art Hotel, was well cared for. Clean rooms with iron and ironing board, frig and microwave. Very restful, and homey & nice location. Free parking, close to beach and Trader Joes.
Enjoyed all the murals and artwork. I had to take a double take when I saw painter of the murals, painted on the wall, then go around the corner and saw the same man, dressed the same way painting another wall. But this time he was the real mccoy.
Would definately recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank swarmwrangler
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California/Italy
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257 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

The distorted publicity photos hide a small pool and murky hot tub right on the PCH. Funky with just plain old bad design taste, this motel has decent rooms but little else to recommend it. The "art" is composed of old posters, garish murals, kitsch wood scultures and reproductions from K Mart. Packaged danish and fresh fruit (surprise!) is continental breakfast. Small pool and road noise.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank LaBernardi
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gailDC51, Owner at Art Hotel - Laguna Beach, responded to this review, October 27, 2011
My husband & I have the pleasure to meet every single guest. At the beginning, middle or end of their stay..
Neither of us exchanged a conversation with this guest which is very unusual.
I believe our personalities are part of the atmosphere here at the hotel, and we love providing "tid bits" that match what the guest is interested in.
We are an economy hotel who's priority is to provide "peace & rest" to our guests and we are certainly not done with our vision of where we want to take this hotel. It would have been fun to share our "ultimate vision" with this guest.
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Discovery Bay, California
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Just a short walk to the beautiful Crescent Beach and across the street from the festival shuttle stop, the Art Hotel is a perfect location for visitors to Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters and art festivals. The rooms are clean and well appointed and the staff is efficient and friendly. The hotel is decorated with whimsical beach murals, paintings, carvings and sculpture that add a sense of fun and lightheartedness to the visit. The small pool is well protected and private with plenty of comfortable seating and shade umbrellas. The hotel does not have a restaurant or vending machines but there is a convenience store next door and several fine restaurants in the area. Parking is underground and might be tight for very large vehicles.

We enjoyed our stay being close to the beach and public transportation but away from the noise and hustle-bustle of the mid-town area. We definately plan to stay there again for next summer's art festivals.

Room Tip: Rooms 113-115 have ocean views, no rooms above or below and are close to the pool.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Captain-Ron1945
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Property: Art Hotel - Laguna Beach
Address: 1404 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Art Hotel - Laguna Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This affordable hotel is only a skip away from the downtown shops and galleries. Located a stroll from Crescent Bay and Beach. It offers 1 or 2 bed accommodations with microwave, fridge, WIFI, free parking and heated pool & a Jacuzzi. This hotel boasts of being the closet to the gorgeous Crystal Cove State Park, Crescent Bay Park and Pelican Hills Golf Course. ... more   less 
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