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Laguna Beach Motor Inn
Ranked #19 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Reviewed August 27, 2008

This hotel has a great location just steps from the beach and a large heated pool. But for $200 a night we got a room in desperate need of renovation, a "kitchenette" stuffed into a closet with the smell of leaking gas. No phone, no clock, no view and a refrigerator next to the bed instead of a night stand (it couln't fit into the closet) There were a few people appearing to live there and kids running around in their diapers in the courtyard. What a wierd experience!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2008

I've stayed at his motel for many years. I am 42 with 4 children and i own a business. This is not a fancy hotel if that is what you are looking for...however, there is a great little coffee shop just across the street that we go and get early morning java and head down the street to Shaws Cove and sit on the beach and watch the sun come up....every room has a beautiful view of the ocean and it is very old and nostalgic.....we don't spend our day's in the room, so room luxury is not what we love...we love the smell of jasmine in the courtyard and the beautiful views and the great coffee and short jaunt to the beach.....I could afford to stay in any place in Laguna, but this cute little place is our special place and will continue to stay there every year that we go.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2007

The outside grounds were gorgeous and it even had a swimming pool, BUT everything else was below standards. The room had 2 queen beds (which were actually comfortable if you could get past looking at the falling apart box spring), lots of pillows, a 'dining' table and chairs which blocked the main door from opening all the way, a crammed fridge beyond that, which was not in the "kitchen" (which smelled of pure gas if you were able to even get the door open), and a very dinky bathroom. It seemed, quite frankly, like it was the "Bates Motel" from Hitchcock. Still the old-fashioned keys with your room number on it for all to see even. The paint was so thick on everything that it was sticky, and you could not even close the bathroom door. The windows seemed to be in place by sticky bad caulking. It turned out that people actually "live" at this place, and our neighbor liked to sit out on her 'porch' and screech on the phone for all to hear. It was truly miserable. The tv didn't work properly the first night we were there either - we only got the Animal Planet and Cartoon Network! The ONLY saving grace was that we did not spend much time in the room and a beautiful beach was a block's walk away.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2015, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2015
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Laguna Beach Motor Inn

Address: 985 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1416
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Laguna Beach Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Laguna Beach vacation getaway Less than one mile from downtown and Laguna's Main Beach, Laguna Beach Motor Inn provides a comfortable beach vacation escape. Guests can wander to Shaw's Cove, with its legendary diving and semi-private beaches, less than a three minute walk down the hill. The property's 22 guest rooms offer beach and cove views, a large pool, private garden courtyard, lounge areas and complimentary Wi-Fi and television. ... more   less 
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