We stayed here last July and for the value I give it a five. Traveled with husband and two daughters (21 and 16). The hotel is clean and includes free parking and continental breakfast. We did not use the pool but the hot tub was a nice little surprise hot for my taste but perfect for the hubby. It is an above ground hot tub pretty secluded on the third floor I believe, it overlooks the ocean (from a distance) and the street, very fun, we snuck a glass of wine, shhh...For location I would drop down to a 4 rating, it is a little on the outside of town, but still convenient. There is a free trolley during the summer months that picks you up right across the street and will take you to downtown, if you are lucky you will get the oprah singing trolley driver. Be sure to continue walking down the strip there is a lot to see. Careful of the stop it is on the steep street, gettng on and off can be tricky, my daughter slipped and had a heck of a time pulling herself back up. We parked our car the entire time, the trolley's last drop is 11pm. Short walk across the street and down the hill and bam you are on the beach and it is a very nice area a lot of tidepools to explore, sea stars galore, I will try to post pictures. Having spent plenty of time in Laguna Beach sure there are more expensive and nicer hotels, but this is the best value by far, almost a year later the girls are still talking about it and my daughter just booked a stay with her boyfriend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Inn Laguna Beach
- Art Laguna Beach