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La Casa del Camino
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Placida, Florida
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

what a delightful find. The rooftop bar is a great place to watch the sunset and the happy hour prices are great.
The breakfasts enjoyed the patio garden were delicious. We were there for four nights and there was a variation in the selections.
We were concerned about the room size from the reviews,but our suite was large with a jacuzzi bath which unfortunately didn't work. Our only complaint was the decor. We had expected a tastefully med design. Instead thought we were back in the sixties with surfer decor that we would have enjoyed as teenagers 40 years ago.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Thank fldee
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CasaResortsInc, Guest Relations Manager at La Casa del Camino, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our charming little hotel! It sounds like you stayed in one our our 10 unique Surf Suites. I'd like to let you know that we have recently remodeled all 26 of our Deluxe guest rooms in a rich Spanish theme to coincide with the hotel's original architecture. I recommend you try out one of our Deluxe King or Deluxe Partial View Queen rooms during your next visit... you won't be disappointed!
Looking to seeing you again!
Charlotte Gulley
Guest Service Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Spent a few nights in the Cottage. Great for a family (fully-fitted kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher). Superb location; excellent staff. A real treat. Would definitely choose this hotel on a future visit to Laguna Beach.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Good: yes, it has character-it's not just another motel. About 50 yards from great beach access.
Comfortable beds and proper tub ( except in the suites, which strangely only have showers).Majority of staff friendly and keen to help.
Bad: Mexican theme means rooms are decorated in a sepia-type finish, and with dim lights, are dark, especially smaller rooms ( most of the rooms are small)..can be very noisy..recommend do not have rooms 105,106,107 at weekend because staff have to go past constantly to serve food in the courtyard...and would expect rooms on PCH side to be noisy.
Restaurant- tried once, has complicated half-price offer on Tuesdays, food was OK but you can do better in LB. No pool, spa, etc.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank greenhey
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CasaResortsInc, Guest Relations Manager at La Casa del Camino, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the unique character of La Casa del Camino, and that you slept comfortably.

It's regrettable that our newly renovated Deluxe rooms were not pleasing to you. Our vision for the renovation of our Deluxe guest rooms was to maintain the Spanish style in which our hotel was originally built, in 1927, while updating the rooms with the modern amenities of a boutique hotel.
I'd like to let you know that we have 10 additional guest rooms which were each uniquely designed by 10 different surf companies. These are our Casa Surf Suites, and based on your feedback, I think you would enjoy one of these rooms more than our Deluxe rooms. You can see pictures of our various guest rooms on our website.

To clarify our Tuesday Bonus Happy Hour - When you buy any cocktail, beer or wine, you receive half off any food item on the dinner menu. Tuesday Happy Hour is offered 5:30-close in K'ya Bistro.

Your candid comments are appreciated, and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again, perhaps in one of our Surf Suites :)

Warm Regards,
Charlotte, Guest Services
La Casa del Camino
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

I had the chance to stay at Casa del Camino again and it was the best experience imaginable. This was my second visit. I arrived late and James greeted me warmly and assisted in getting the perfect room with an ocean view. Norma manages the place smoothly, and thanks to Belen, Veronica, and Meghan, the guests have a wonderful experience. The ambiance of this 1929 resort can't be found in today's structures. The rooftop deck is worth the trip alone! Not the fanciest place, but the best value for your money. Very dog friendly too. For relaxation and reflection, it's just steps from the beach. Efficiently located at the south end if town so the business traveler isn't caught up in the traffic. I found all that I needed within a short walking distance. Do your research, look around at the other hotels and resorts. You'll find everything you need here at a very reasonable price. I will definitely stay at the Casa del Camino again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Encinitas, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

If you are heading to Laguna, la casa del camino is the place to stay! Everything was awesome starting from booking (Amy rocks)! The whole staff is very friendly and they absolutely want you to enjoy your stay. La casa del Camino has very cozy rooms which10 are decorated by different surfing companies, very unique, I stayed at the Quiksilver room. The restaurant downstairs, K'ya Bistro is one of the best in town and at the same time is very casual. The roof bar is very popular and the local crowd is always there. The beach is a one minute walk and you are close to everything! I don't even want to try other hotels when I´m in the area, I already know how to get the best experience in Laguna Beach!

Room Tip: Get a surfing room, very unique. You cannot get the same room anywhere in the world.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Rafael K
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CasaResortsInc, Guest Relations Manager at La Casa del Camino, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, and we look forward to hosting you again in the future. Your business is very much appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Charlotte, Guest Services
La Casa del Camino
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We loved this hotel. The view from the hotel bar was amazing, and during the early evening it was a great vibe! Short walk to other restaurants, bars and shopping! Our bed was comfortable and our room was clean, will definitely be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Jared K
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Best kept secret in Laguna. Staff is wonderful including Norma at the front desk. Hotel is well located at the south end of town, just 1 mile from downtown but in the middle of great galleries, restaurants, bars, etc. Majestic views of the Pacific. Rooms all unique, some bigger and better than others. Ask questions about room. Surf Suites worth the extra $. Mix with locals as they all converge on the rooftop bar to watch the incredible sunset. Lobby restaurant is one of the best in Laguna. Lively, reasonably priced, excellent food all make this a destination spot. If you are looking for uniformity, blandness, quite lobby bars, road - worn business people, this place is not for you. If you want to be close to the beach, in the middle of a lively local spot, call now. Value conscience travelers get to bar in time for happy hour.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Thank TPL1
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CasaResortsInc, Guest Relations Manager at La Casa del Camino, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear TPL1,

Thank you for your review! Your compliments have been passed on, and Norma is stoked on your shout-out to her exemplary customer service :)
Your recommendations and description of our hotel are on point and much appreciated. We look forward to the opportunity to host you again soon!

Happy Travels,
Charlotte, Guest Services
La Casa del Camino
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Property: La Casa del Camino
Address: 1289 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3115
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa del Camino 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel La Casa del Camino quickly became the cat's meow for the former Hollywood elite when it opened in 1929, making it a perfect coastal destination. This historic, Mediterranean-style boutique hotel features the beach in its backyard and is located in the heart of the Laguna Beach Hip District. ... more   less 
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