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The Tides Laguna Beach
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great value, friendly folks, perfect location!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Just returned from a quick weekend getaway in Laguna, and I wish we could have stayed a week! The Tides Inn was the perfect location - comfortable, within walking distance to everything, and relaxing. We did not even get to take advantage of the pool, outdoor firepit, or beach chairs that were kindly offered to us. Clearly, we need to return. We were in one of the front rooms on the street, and yeah, there was a tiny bit of road noise, and yeah, we could hear the kids in the room above running around playing with a ball in the morning. But you know what, it felt like home because that is just what life is like in my apartment. If you need a soundless superplush room, there are plenty of Laguna hotels at 3+times the price that might be more up your alley. If you want a friendly, comfortably stay that is very well located - the Tides is the place to be!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Laguna Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you. Thank you. You get us!
You must come back just for the pool and fireplace experience and we think we can find about 100 other fun experiences to enjoy.
See you soon.
Linda
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Scottsdale, AZ
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent one night in Laguna Beach and chose this inn after researching our options on Trip Advisor. Our room was in the back of the property and had two queen beds, a wooden floor and a fireplace. It really felt like we were staying at a favorite aunt & uncle's guest room, it was so homey and comfortable. I personally liked that the furnishings and bedding/bathroom decor looked more like a bed and breakfast inn than like a typical hotel room. Everything was clean and tidy, and the shampoo and soaps in the bathroom smelled wonderful! There was even a little bookcase stocked with novels to read, and wifi available.
The staff was welcoming and helpful, giving us great advice on how to make the most of our short time in Laguna Beach.
It was a pleasant walk from the inn to the main part of the beach area, with restaurants, shopping, etc. There was also a free trolley but we did not use it so I can't really comment on that.
Overall, a very nice experience! We will definitely be back to this charming little inn!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Laguna Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thanks so much for your review.
Sounds like you like everything we like!
You truly made the most of your Laguna Beach visit.
Please come back soon. We all think this should be your home away from home.
Linda
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Recently, me and my boyfriend stayed here. Our room was very nice, and decorated very pretty and it had an ocean view without the price tag. It was so cool that the hotel room offered some books to read. And we absolutely loved the kitchenette!! But there was a few minor details that bothered us; our lock to our room looked like someone had tried to break in, the window looked out onto the stairs, it was a little dirty, and there was some water damage on the ceiling. The parking spots are very tight, especially if you drive a bigger veichile like an suv or truck. (We had to climb over to the passenger side to get out of our truck in all the parking spots.) But the pool was very nice and the offered a lot of "beach toys." Overall, it was defiantly worth the price we paid, and thats it. If you are looking for somewhere extravagant, then you might want to look a little harder, because they offer a little more then the minimum. It was nice, but we defiantly got what we paid for.

  • Stayed June 2013
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Laguna Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
We are always glad to receive feedback and to fix problems. This summer was so busy (our best ever-a good thing) we hardly had time to breathe!
The deadbolt lock has been filed - key always goes in wrong door lock.
The windows are clean.
The ceiling is patched and painted.
Parking places are small but there is one for each room and NO CHARGE.
We happily look forward to a winter with more time to clean, repair, paint, make changes--our favorite things.
Please return soon. Thanks for your review.
Linda
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have stayed at The Tides Inn numerous times and are never disappointed! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Plus the location is so close to the beach and the main street in Laguna Beach. My husband liked it so much that he even proposed to me here 2 years ago! Their cozy outdoor fireplace made it so romantic and perfect! We highly recommend The Tides Inn!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Laguna Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
A proposal at The Tides. We love that! Congratulations.
Laguna Beach is quite a romantic art colony.
We have the most fun when wedding parties or family reunion parties book the entire place for a several days. Folks get to know each other before the event.
Please return to celebrate as often as you like.
Thanks so much,
Linda
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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was our first trip to The Tides and we were very pleased with our experience. The facility is clean and well maintained. The rooms are smaller but very well appointed and charming. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxed, and the staff were extremely polite and helpful. The pool area includes a fireplace and a BBQ area for guests which we also enjoyed during our stay. We will be back again for sure!

Room Tip: Rooms near the street can be a bit noisy during the day, but at night all is very peaceful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Laguna Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
We all thank you for such a nice review. So glad you had a great time in Laguna Beach. We had an amazing fun and busy summer. We also think only the nicest people stay here.
Hoping you plan a return visit soon. The most beautiful sunsets are just beginning.
Linda
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I were planning a long weeekend to celebrate my 65th birthday when we came across The Tides Inn in Laguna Beach. This hotel was a great value, clean and so comfortable. The pool area is so inviting and in the evening they have a fireplace in the corner of the pool area which makes it so inviting. The staff is friendly and informative. This hotel may have been built in the early 50's but the owners have upgraded all the rooms and area to make this one of the best values in Laguna Beach! We will be planning another visit and have told our friends about this great place.

Room Tip: This hotel has only 21 units so they are all great.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Laguna Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thanks, Patty, for the lovely review.
We are so happy that you enjoyed our salt water pool and outdoor fireplace. Fred is the best fire-builder!
Our goal was and is to be affordable and clean. Word of mouth works great for us.
Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

Linda
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2013

My husband and I are on an 8 week trip across the country with our dog. We chose this hotel because they are dog friendly and had great reviews. The owners are very nice and take very good care of their inn. They were very nice to us. We had to change rooms a few times and they took care of everything.
I give the inn a very good because the location on N Coast Hwy across the street from the ocean makes it very difficult and dangerous to get to the beach. One corner has a traffic light that is so quick you practically have to run to get across the street in time. The other corner has a button you push that activates yellow blinking lights and a voice that tells you to be careful because the cars may not stop.
We loved the Sawdust Art Show and the Pageant Of The Masters. But Laguna Beach is way too crowded and busy for us.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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TidesLagunaBeach, Owner at The Tides Laguna Beach, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Tides.
We hope you can plan a return trip to Laguna Beach in September, October or November. The weather is gorgeous, sunsets are spectacular, crowds have gone home and the prices are cut in half.
We look forward to a return visit.
Linda
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Property: The Tides Laguna Beach
Address: 460 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1630
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Tides Laguna Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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