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Montage Laguna Beach
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were at the Montage Laguna Beach for an incentive trip my husband won. We've been on many of these trips staying at high-end hotels and resorts, but the Montage Laguna Beach is one of the best we've been! From the moment you step into the lobby, you have a fantastic view of the ocean, which automatically relaxes you.

A MUST on the list is eating at Studio on the hotel grounds. It is rated the best restaurant in Laguna Beach for a reason. Simply amazing! Chef Craig is extremely talented, as is his staff.

The location is great for a run on the beach and short walk from downtown Laguna, or rent a beachcomber and take a nice bike ride.

Can't say enough about how much we loved this property!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We host events at the finest hotels in the US and this resort is at the top of the list
Do yourself a favor - stay here! It will exceed every expectation
Each room has an ocean view
A wonderful pool
Outstanding spa
And one of the best restaurants in the area

  • Stayed: March 2013
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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

We are honored to be at the "top" of your list, and hope that we will continue to exceed your expectations!

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The resort was top notch in all areas. The service was quick and efficient. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds are stunning with beautiful views and easy beach access. Rooms were large and full of nice amenities. Very luxurious and relaxing.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

One morning while sitting on the balcony drinking coffee, looking at the ocean, and watching the dolphins swim by, I noticed that down on the lawn, next to the bunny that ate grass there each morning, one of the sprinkler heads had not recessed after turning off. That was the worst thing that happened in four days at Montage. The service is incredible. The staff is extremely professional and service oriented. Everyone. The shuttle driver, housekeeping, pool servers, etc. The rooms are fantastic. Great bathroom with a large tub. Direct access to a beautiful beach and tidepools. This time of year, you can see the whales spouting from your balcony and the dolphins are always there. The pool is beautiful with a view of the ocean. The food, even for a large group, was excellent.

Room Tip: Every room has an ocean view, but higher (floor 3 and up) is better.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

I am so pleased that your fantastic stay was met with dolphin sightings, great weather and hospitable service. What a great way to usher in the Spring season. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Warm regards,

Todd Orlich
General Manager

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This hotel is one of my favorite spots in the whole world. The view just takes your breath away! Especially in sunset. Very clean and spacious rooms. Very nice services and friendly as well. I would for sure come back here whenever I have the chance to. And I forgot to mention it's a perfect place for romantic get away.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed for three nights at the Montage. It was business for one of us and a vacation for the other. It is true that the lunge, right at the entrance has a spectacular view. The service was great, although a second mortgage would be required for the drinks prices. Architecturally, it is somewhat open to the to-ing and fro-ing of guests, but we liked it just the same. The cottage suite was outstanding, but then, so were the prices. There was an entryway with a visitor's lavatory, the livingroom was large with a beautiful gas-burning fireplace, much welcome this time of year. Along with the sofa, there was a large chaise with a throw, so that the fireplace could be enjoyed. A patio is also off the livingroom on the ground floor with a table and chairs for room service outdoors. By the way, the room service was quite slow, but the service itself excellent and the food quite good. The bed in the bedroom is placed to view the fireplace, although, if wanted, it can be shut off from the livingroom for privacy. Another patio, and a very large and elegant bathroom with separate everything and the best robes I have ever been in.

I had one spa treatment, a hot and cold stone massage. I often find these five star hotel spas a bit "corporate", but although the good elegant trappings were there, the impersonality wasn't and the treatment was fabulous.

We eat at all the restaurants and also had some catered meals. All were outstanding, if a bit too in love with pushing the "sourcing" of the food. Ah, well, California.

Ask for a cottage with a great view, ours had one with the ocean and beautiful plantings. If this is within your budget, or a honeymoon kind of thing, I can highly recommend the hotel.

Transportation - This is southern California...therefore it seems close to the airports, but it takes only a tiny mishap by someone to make it quite a trek. It took us 1.5 hours to get there from Orange County and about 25 minutes back.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, reserve a cottage suite with a good view. There will be only good things from...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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ToddOrlichGM, General Manager at Montage Laguna Beach, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2013

Whether wisped away at our luxurious spa, cuddled next to your personal fireplace in a plush robe, or enjoying the beauty of Calfornia, I am certain there are many more wonderful memories in store for you at Montage Laguna Beach. I apologize that Room Service was delayed in serving you, and hope it did not hinder an otherwise resplendent getaway. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Todd Orlich
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night - a gorgeous Saturday in February. The service is as impeccable as I imagined it would be from my reservation experience and other reviews. Everyone on the property is genuine and tries to make your experience fantastic. We had an AMAZING dinner at Studio, complete with a tour of the kitchen, and it was a terrific overall experience. Also, the hotel is a manageable size and has perfect proximity to the cliff for ocean views, and the beach for tide pool exploration or sunbathing.

The rooms themselves are very good, though not the best. The furniture looks a little old, and some of the room features could stand an update: the flat screens have nice resolution but are small (I know this is just my preference) and the bathrooms could have a television as many high-end hotels do. The room was also incredibly noisy with hallway noise very apparent, but then we were next to the service corridor, and if we had asked to move I'm certain we would have been accommodated.

Overall, excellent food and service, but rooms could be slightly better for the price. I would recommend, as you can't beat the location and experience.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range: $814 - $1,107 (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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