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Review of Manzanita Cottages

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Manzanita Cottages
Certificate of Excellence
Huntington Beach, California
1 review
“If only. . .”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

. . . the mattress had been more comfortable it would've been perfect. It was broken down in the middle, and I threw out my back and ended up laid up indoors for our whole trip, missing the Pageant of the Masters and all of the fun we had planned.

The property absolutely oozes charm and the Green Cottage is a gem. It is perfectly and lovingly restored, and reminded me of my grandma's house, right down to the air-dried fresh-linen smell. The location is perfect--close to the beach and downtown buzz, but far enough to be quiet. And the garden is sooo precious.

Room Tip: Green and blue cottages at the back of the property are away from the entrance stairs, and closer to...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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625 reviews
68 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

This establishment is a breath of fresh air in a town that is drowning in excess. The cabins are clean, well located, provide free parking, and are generally comfortable. These are older buildings with no air conditioning, but the same is true of the Surf and Sand at three times the price. If Laguna Beach winds your clock, this is worth a try.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay in the adorable quiet cottages. Diane was wonderful on making sure we felt welcome and was available via phone for any concerns which we had none as they had already though of everything. The location is just a few minute walk down to the beach and downtown Laguna but when inside the lush courtyard, it feels like a different world and is great for relaxing after a day at the beach. We were happy to find a playground for the kiddos at the beach as well. Great family vacation! We would definitely like to stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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 kim c
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Chicago
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great little house/cottage in a quiet neighborhood - we were in the Green cottage. The place was great and very clean with a super comfortable bed. The grounds/patio were great as well. 5-10 minute walk to the beach and town. Diane was great to work with and very nice.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CASRunner
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

So so pleased I found Manzanita Cottages during our trip from New England to southern California. Sometimes it makes sense to have the predictable accommodations of a hotel, but for a real sense of a community and vacation, these guest cottages were superb! Traveling with a teenager and a middle school girl, each of whom love the novelty of being away from home, I was not sure if the homey feel of the cottages would fit. They LOVED it - the hummingbirds at the window, the incredibly comfortable king sized bed in the Yellow Cottage, the beach supplies, the airy feel throughout. We have not stopped raving about this choice and you cannot go wrong. Thanks, Diane, for your care to us and this place!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gracecurley
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ORANGE COUNTY
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Fabulous! Manzanita Cottages is a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and eternal. Our whole family found only peace, prosperity, and happiness during our getaway at Manzanita Cottages. We all felt very relaxed and absolutely loved the atmosphere, everything was amazing. It has a little secret garden where my boys had a great time looking for easter eggs, blowing bubbles, playing freesbie, and catch. There are lots of things to do here to keep your day filled or simply lounge to relaxation and peacfulness at its beautiful grounds! It is located at walking distance to everything: Main Beach, Beautiful Park, Galleries, Shops, Restaurants and Bars, Library, Community Pools and Tennis Courts, Grocery Stores, etc. The Main Beach has volleyball courts, basketball courts, playground, and great areas for a picnic. The Community Pools and Tennis Courts are right at the corner, nearly a minute walk. My boys had a great match of tennis! The blue cottage was an absolute charm and perfectly stocked with the necessities, very accommodating. The bed was very comfortable. The cozy kitchen and dinning area were perfect for making and enjoying a delicious spagetti and crab cake dinner along with great wine and cheeses. I also enjoyed having my morning coffee and night cup of tea. We loved everything and would have loved to stayed longer!! Thank you Diane!

Room Tip: Blue and Green Cottages are closer to garden, very convenient.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Manzanita Cottages

Property: Manzanita Cottages
Address: 732 Manzanita Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1962
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These are four enchanting cottages nestled in a private, garden compound located within walking distance to the beach and the village of Laguna. The cottages capture the original charm of the original Laguna Art Colony. Guests particularly enjoy the quiet garden setting as well as the privacy of living in their own stand alone cottage. There is also a studio apartment located on the site. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Manzanita Cottages Hotel Laguna Beach

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