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Laguna Brisas Hotel
Ranked #13 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 23, 2011

I was told by a company I was visiting to choose the Best Western as others had enjoyed their stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful on arrival. The hotel has a large carpark underneath which is very convenient as it is situated on the main road through Laguna Beach and their isn't much parking on the roads available. My room was on the 4th floor with a bit of a terrace with seating and access to the roof top pool. My room was facing the main road but I could not hear much traffic noise at all and had views of the sea. The room was large, with a large bathroom and spa bath with a large comfortable bed. I would stay here again the next time I visit as mostly of all this is good value for money.

Room Tip: Floor 4 (top floor) has the terrace and access to the pool with sea views.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at Laguna Brisas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2011

Thank you so much for your comments, Geoff! We are glad you had such a comfortable stay. "Word of mouth" can be the best kind of recommendation when one travels so far from home whether on holiday OR business. We will look forward to your next visit. Thaks again!

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Reviewed November 14, 2011

My wife and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary here. I told my wife where I booked us a hotel and she just looked at my like I was insane... thinking "Really? you booked us a hotel at a Best Western? You cheap SOB!"... Well, in reality, this is probably the best hotel in Laguna for the price, and the deluxe king room includes a Hot Tub in the room. Once we got to the hotel... well, lets just say she quickly retracted her previous comment. We had the best anniversary yet.

Now, about the details on the hotel. It's a nice place that looks to be recently upgraded. It has normal signs of wear and tare for being next to the ocean, but the overall cleanliness and condition was very good. There is free underground parking, free internet, and a decent 32 inch LCD TV in the room. The Hot Tub is the highlight of the room though. It's in it's own corner in the room and is large enough for 2 people to sit in... amongst other things... :)

My only advice for anyone staying here is to book a room off of PCH. We took the deluxe king with the ocean view, but it turns out, you are paying more for the PCH traffic noise. It was pretty bad. Next time, we'll definitely book a room towards the back of the hotel away from PCH.

Highly recommended. Don't let the Best Western name fool you. Great value for the amenities. 4 out of 5 stars due to the traffic noise.

Room Tip: Get a room on the backside of the hotel. The PCH or "Ocean View" is not worth the road noi...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at Laguna Brisas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2011

What a wonderful story and testimonial. Thank you for sharing. And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY as well! Perhaps next year you can be here with us for your seventh. We have had many couples that just do that by making their stay here at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas a part of their anniversary traditions.

TIP: Rooms located on the 3rd floor and above in the front of the building offer partial ocean views and have a much lower noise level than those on the 2nd and 3rd floors. They are actually the most popluar for ou returning guests.

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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Booked our stay through an online service. When we arrived I was offered an upgrade from the "cheapest" room in the house to the "best room in the house". Price was right so I did. Got a very nice, not exceptional, room with partial ocean view. Bathroom has lots of travertine and is pretty. The Jacuzzi tub is awkward to use and the directions not easy to follow. Showing it's age; peeling wallpaper and worn out tp holder.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at Laguna Brisas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2011

Thank you for taking your valuable time to post your comments. We appreciate it very much! Did you have a moment to report your observations to our front desk staff? We want to make every effort to ensure a clean, comfortable and enjoyiable stay for all of our guests and always appreciate our guest's feedback. Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed October 31, 2011

So I had a business trip in SD and decided to extend it by driving up the PCH to surf by Laguna/Dana Point and Huntington. Not wanting to pay huge $$$ to stay at the Montage or Ritz, I found this place (thanks TripAdvisor) and decided to stay at a Best Western, I think for the first time in 30 of my 34 years. Let's just say that this was definitely entertainment value for my friends....but the joke is on them and us whom perceive that a BW might be less than a great value. This place really is. You get what you pay for and I think then some in terms of the location (walking distance to laguna "town") but not as convenient as some other places. It's about a good mile. Thats a great walk when the weather is great, which is most of the time. The rooms aren't Four Seasons, or Kempinskis, but that's ok. It's clean, nice, and roomy enough. Actually I loved my bed and pillows and had a better night's sleep than most I've had at such named hotels. So don't hesitate to stay here. The parking is FREE! that's huge! Because unless you love feeding meters and parallel parking, this is what you want. And no nonsense valet or "parking fees". Pool is OK. B'fast is included (if you get up in time). And yes, unlike esteemed hotels all over the world, they include WIFI. Huge! Anyways, I loved it here. And would stay again in a heartbeat. Do it and enjoy!

Room Tip: If you want to pay more, go for the ocean view. Though, you may walk out directly onto the PCH which...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at Laguna Brisas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2011

Thank you for your comments on the BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel. Best Western Hotels took a big step this year by now offering three choices: Best Western, BEST WESTERN PLUS and Best Western Premier. With these new descriptors, travelers can now have a better idea of what to expect when researching hotels. Thank you for also noting our free parking (one complimentary space per room). This is a true rarity in Laguna Beach as most hotels have little or no parking available and the ones that do often charge up to $50 per night! Expect breakfast to get a little "hotter", too (served 7:30-10:30 daily). While we currently have an expanded deluxe continental breakfast including such items as hard boiled eggs and make your own waffles, we will be introducing even more hot items by early next year.

It appears you may have stayed in one of our deluxe rooms in the courtyard area. We also have deluxe rooms with the whirlpool spa separate from the full bath with it's own tub and shower in the front building. They also offer a private patio or balcony. I would suggest a Premium room because they do have at least a partial ocean view, too. They seem to be the favorite.

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Reviewed October 31, 2011

The rooms facing the road are very loud and the Whirlpools are in the room.
The beakfast is eally very poor. On the whole, the hotel s good value for moey, provided you get a room on the backside.

Room Tip: Good parking possibilities. Good location. Not far from the beach. Very nice restaurants close by.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at Laguna Brisas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2011

We are very happy to have you stay with us while traveling so far from home. The staff makes great effort to make you feel at ease as soon as you walk in the door. We have many, many guests who stay with us from overseas. I actually have the opportunity twice a year to participate in travel trade shows in Hamburg and Berlin along with other colleagues visiting Stuttgart and other lovely cities in your country. You are correct that the rooms in the courtyard area are quieter, but for those wanting to people watch from their own private balcony or patio, I still recommend the front. Making a reservation on a higher floor will also cut down on the noise. vielen Dank and we hope to see you on your next visit to laguna Beach

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Reviewed October 29, 2011

We were originally booked at LaCasa Del Camino in Laguna Beach but after seeing the room, we made a beeline to this Best Western which was only a couple of blocks away. Expedia was kind enoug to book us another room but we had to find our accommodations for the evening. La Casa Del Camino staff were extremely kind and waived any cancellation charges. Happy to say that Best Western turned out to be a better stay. The room was a little hard to find but it's 4 times the size of the room at La Casa Del Camino. For a cheaper rate, we have updated rooms, a spa tub, 32" mounted LCD, King bed, our private patio and sea views. The hot breakfast was adequate. We were not beach front but it's a short trip across the street. Shops and cafes are only blocks away and service was wonderful. There's no rooftop bar but it's a great stay nonetheless.

Room Tip: Stay here but go to the Rooftop bat at La Casa Del Camino just a couuple of blocks down the street
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at Laguna Brisas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2011

We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your comments. And for those of you who prefer a quiet glass of wine while you watch the sunset, bring your own bottle and visit our rooftop sundeck. You will definitely not find a bar atmosphere there (but you may see a dolphin or two)!

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Reviewed October 27, 2011

I really liked this hotel and so did everyone else we spoke with or overheard there. Beach right across the street, good restaurants right down the street, art galleries galore all around. Partial ocean view means just that, from the 3rd or 4th floors you can see over the hotel across the street. But don't let that stop you from staying here.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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dsg92651, Director of Sales at Laguna Brisas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2011

We hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much for recommending us!

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Address: 1600 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3262 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Laguna Brisas Spa Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range: $134 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Laguna Brisas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"99 Steps to the Beach..." The alluring tranquility of the infinite Pacific will envelope your senses as you relax and rejuvenate in one of our fully air-conditioned rooms featuring beautifully appointed furnishings and 32-inch flat screen LCD Televisions. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the sun while gazing towards Catalina Island and the ocean's expanse from our scenic rooftop terrace followed by a soothing swim in the sparkling outdoor pool. Let your mind drift while your dreams soar. Complimentary high-speed Internet! Complimentary hot buffet breakfast! From a romantic getaway to a family vacation to the refined services for the business traveler, the Laguna Brisas Hotel is your perfect destination. From the moment you enter the lobby, you will be greeted with friendly smiles and the superior service one would expect from such a special location. Laguna Brisas is located above the crystal waters of the blue Pacific at the corner of Bluebird Canyon and South Coast Highway. Parking fee $20 USD per night; one parking spot allowed per room. Enjoy your moment at the Laguna Brisas Hotel today! ... more   less 
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