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“VBZ Skim Crew loves it!”
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Laguna Beach Lodge
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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“VBZ Skim Crew loves it!”
Reviewed January 26, 2006

I just recently stayed at the Laguna Reef Inn in Laguna Beach,CA. The hotel is great. Their prices are low and the location is perfect. They have free breakfest that really hits the spot in the morning. My friends and i are sponsored skim boarders and we need to stay close to the beach when traveling and this hotel is perfect. The less then 5 minute walk to the beach is a nice one. Overall two thumbs up, and i would tell anyone who loves the beach to stay at this hotel!

- The VBZ Skim Crew of Naples,FL

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed December 1, 2005

The Reef is a small run down sort of place across the street from the Montage, a world class 5 star resort. It is situated in what seems to be a strip shopping mall of sorts. There is no view and no compelling reason to stay unless everything else in Laguna and the surrounding areas is sold out. The pool area is small and not very warm.

With that said, the worst part about the place is the abusive manager. This overweight gentleman in a t-shirt was very rude and abusive when asked simple questions about the town and the area. I felt like my presence in his hotel was an inconvenience and that he'd rather be in the back room with a cocktail, eating smokey franks, and watching football. Later I overheard him verbaly abusing another employee which made me very uncomfortable. Even after he noticed my presence the yelling and beratement continued. If I could have found another room that was within my budget anywhere else in town, we would have left at this point.

Will we return to Laguna, absolutely. Will we ever stay at the Reef with this manager, not a chance.

  • Stayed August 2005
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We stayed at the Laguna Reef Inn over the Labor Day weekend and found it to be a tremendous place to stay for the price. Our room was in the back of the hotel on the first floor away from the noise of Pacific Coast Highway. It was a corner room and much larger than many rooms in the hotel. This is indeed an older hotel and if you are looking for a cookie cutter chain motel look elsewhere. Our room was clean, comfortable and quaint. The room had been recently decorated with marble tile in the bathroom and rattan furniture in the bedroom. We had a microwave and small refrigerator. The bed was wonderful with a pillowtop that was very comfortable and many pillows which I loved. The grounds were very well maintained and planted with many tropical plants that gave it a lush feel. Scattered around the pool were chairs and tables that were very comfortable. The continental breakfast was excellent and plentiful. The attendant kept restocking the table throughout the entire breakfast period. It included cereal, bagels, muffins,fruit, juice, milk and coffee. We really enjoyed our stay here and felt as if we had been invited into someones home because of the individual decorating touches, etc. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only negative thing I can say about the motel is that in the morning we could hear people slamming their doors (the noise carries because ths is an older facility) but it is not something that could be helped or changed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Additional Information about Laguna Beach Lodge

Property: Laguna Beach Lodge
Address: 30806 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4222 (Formerly Travelodge Laguna Beach)
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Laguna Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Laguna Beach Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set against the stunning backdrop of Laguna Beach, a classic 1950s Southern California Motor Lodge is reborn as a comfortable boutique hotel.The Laguna Beach Lodge offers outstanding value: free parking, complimentary breakfast and attractive rates.Ideally situated and perfect for families, we capture the spirit of Laguna and make it all affordable, convenient, and fun.•A short walk to Treasure Island Beach.•Summertime trolley service from our front door to Laguna's village.•Free Wifi.•Bright, cheerful, and fresh Laguna Beach hotel rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Laguna Beach Hotel Laguna Beach
Laguna Reef Hotel
Laguna Reef Motel
Best Western Laguna Beach

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