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“Christmas Dinner Experience to Remember”

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Montage Laguna Beach
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Our family was looking for something different to do for Christmas dinner this year so I searched on the web for options in Laguna Beach. The Montage Resort had two restaurants offering set menus, two offering a la carte menus and they also offered a 12-station buffet in their ballroom. We chose the buffet because of the flexibility in choice and because it offered live music. It was expensive but it was not just a meal it was an experience. The service was superb. The food was a feast for all senses. The music created a relaxing festive ambiance. The Montage's chefs kept in mind that Chirstmas if for children and offered a special lowered buffet for the kids offering mac n' cheese, chicken tenders, and peanut butter and jelly. After we finished our meal we were free to explore the resort. We found a balcony off of the lobby that allowed us to watch the sunset and take in the ocean view. A special treat was watching dolphins swim past for about a half hour while we let our food settle. It was an exceptional Christmas afternoon. If you think back to your own childhood, I bet you can't remember many of the gifts, but I bet you remember the experiences you had at Christmas. This was an experience to remember and well worth the money.

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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2013

Your heartwarming review reminds me to be truly grateful of our fortunate location over the Pacific. What better way to end the holiday than watching dolphins swim past while taking in the sunset. We hope to be the site of many more lifelong memories for you and your family.

Warm regards,

Todd Orlich
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Special place to go if you have the chance. Old fashioned beach style hotel. Grand public sitting rooms with piano player and views of the ocean. Great views of the beach and coastline. Staff was unbelievably helpful. I was there for business and everyone went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Rooms are spacious with nice shower and oversized tub including candles, loofah, and special soaps. Wish I had been there for a leisure stay. There are so many amenities one could take advantage of. Food was excellent.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2013

We hope you will join us again soon so you can more thoroughly enjoy our amenities. The amazing setting, rooms and service await your next visit.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Our family is here for a one week stay and the Montage is beautiful!
The people who work here are so kind and professional, they go out
of their way to make us happy. The views are spectacular,
We are so glad we chose the Montage for our family vacation.
The food is excellent, the spa (health club) is beautiful.
When I read the reviews before we came, I saw how exceptional
the reviews were about the staff. They are true! Especially, Tim W. and
Jackie W. they have gone out of their way to kind to us.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

The hotel is quaint and charming. It is not as grand and opulent as I had expected, but has a more cottage type feel to it, old world charm. It is more cozy than extravagent. The hotel felt more like a house than a resort, which is fine if you don't like upscale.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The rooms are really nice with lots of extras. The pool and beach are beautiful. Make restaurant reservations early if staying over a weekend - we did not and were not able to eat dinner at the property but lunch at the Mosaic Grill was delicious. The staff goes out of their way to make sure you are happy. Expensive but worth it!!

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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2012

I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will join us again soon to enjoy dinner. We would love to create another memorable experience for you.

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Todd Orlich
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

I've travelled all over the world and stayed in some of the most mind blowing places like The Atlantis Bahamas, Ritz Carlton Naples Florida, The Plaza NYC, and Fiesta Americana Cabo San Lucas...none of them hit me like Montage!

It is elegant, casual, but the service is what makes it the best ever. The way you are treated from the moment you enter is amazing. The views are outstanding because it's on a cliff. There's not a negative thing I could say about this place. Worth ever dime.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Others have come close, but none are as perfect as this property. It is sumptuous but very comfortable. The staff are courteous and professional but not stuffy. The hotel at Christmas time is cozy and cheerful. I would live here if I could.

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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2012

Our team goes great lengths to make every guest’s visit perfect. Your warm description is all the reward we could ask for. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm regards,

Todd Orlich
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Address: 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range: $711 - $1,206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Montage Laguna Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Montage Laguna Beach is a luxury California beach resort where guests enjoy premium services including including rejuvenating wellness options at the 20,000-square-foot Spa Montage; gourmet dining at Studio, The Loft, or Mosaic Bar and Grille; outdoor relaxing by one of two onsite pool decks; and much more. ... more   less 
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