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“Quintessential Laguna Beach Oceanfront Hotel”
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Surf & Sand Resort
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Reviewed April 23, 2011

......always enjoy putting up our overflow out-of-town guests at our local hotel Surf & Sand! Laguna Beach has several more upscale resorts South of town, however, if you want to stay walking distance to the center of Laguna Beach with the local charm, wonderful service, and "old school" literally on the sand property this is the one for you!!!! Lisa and Mike were super knowledgable at the front desk and the entire staff always made our guests feel as though they were welcome....actually, opened the hotel gift shop in the middle of the night so we could get some cough drops without having to drive to a store!!! It is the little details which say "special hotel" to me :)

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

We arrrived at the Surf and Sand Hotel jaded from a three week road trip - what an amazing surprise - it was listed as 4 star in our brochure - don't know who reviewed it but it was way above our expectations. The check-in staff were welcoming, valet staff more than helpful - everybody we met whether it was front of house or cleaning staff were first class. As for the spa - should be compulsory - treatments out of this world. If you want a slice of heaven with uninterupted views of the sea, the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep in crisp, clean sheets on comfortable beds and the morning fly-past by the pelicans then stay here.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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ssrta, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2011

Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at Surf & Sand! I will be sure to share your feedback with our team. Sincerely, Joanna Bear - Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed April 18, 2011

Came here to celebrate 50th birthday. The staff were very accomodating. Rooms beautiful, clean, and spacious. Looked just like the photos online show. Stayed in oceanfront room. Excellent view.
Ate at Splashes restaurant at sunset. Beautiful view, excellent food and service.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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ssrta, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2011

Thank you for choosing Surf & Sand Resort for your 50th Birthday Celebration! It is great to hear you enjoyed the rooms, our service and food. We appreciate you sharing this on TripAdvisor and look forward to many return visits. Sincerely, Joanna Bear - Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed April 18, 2011

Just spent 10 days at the Surf and Sand, using it as a base to explore Southern California. Had a fantastic time and would thoroughly recommend the hotel.

A friendly and welcoming hotel thats as close to the beach as it is possible to be. Lots of outdoor activities organised from a patio "Smores" BBQ through to Ice Creams at the pool and Yoga on the beach. Look out for "happy hour" drinks specials and the complimentary coffee at times during the day.

For a British travellor the Valet parking charges are a surprise (but this is not unusual for North America, we just don't have it in quite the same way across the UK). However, the valet team were great and entertained and informed us "Crazy Brits" on where to go and what to see.

Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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ssrta, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2011

Thank you sharing your feedback about your recent stay at Surf & Sand. We are thrilled you enjoyed the Spring Break Activities that we are offering as well as our services. Feedback from extended stay guests are invaluable to us and very helpful in our future planning.

Thank you, again, and we hope you will return! Sincerely, Joanna Bear - Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed April 6, 2011

We had a corner room bright and nicely appointed. The staff was very friendly. Although the pool was not large it was very nice and the beach is right there what more could you ask for. It is nice to be in a smaller resort with a little more personal attention. The manager even stopped by to chat. Hope to go back again soon.

Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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ssrta, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2011

We appreciate you sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor! It is great to know that you enjoyed our amenities and services. I will be sharing this with our team.

We look for to many returns! Sincerely, Joanna Bear - Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed March 30, 2011

This resort is nestled beautifully along the beach with spectacular ocean views. Literally, you are RIGHT on the beach. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with everything you need. The ocean can be a bit noisy but they provide earplugs if you have issues sleeping.

The hotel staff is incredibly helpful. All in all, a great stay.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled on business
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ssrta, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2011

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our property, amenities and service during your stay. Your comments are invaluable and we will be sharing with our team! Sincerely, Joanna Bear - Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed March 25, 2011

Stayed in an ocean front room, in a higher floor in the newer remodeled tower rooms. Unbelievable view and sleeping with the balcony doors wide open to allow the sounds of the waves rolling in below all night long was heavenly. The rooms were elegant, fresh and very luxuriously appointed. Nice surprising touch having the bellhop not only bring our luggage but greet us with a loverly half bottle of Californian sparkling wine -- just perfect. Highly recommend this hotel if you must stay at least one night as close as you possibly can on the beach in a luxurious hotel. Great experience.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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ssrta, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2011

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at Surf & Sand Resort. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the room and amenities and will certainly be sharing this with our team!
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Additional Information about Surf & Sand Resort

Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range: $407 - $771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf & Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surf & Sand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and holder of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award, lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand.All 151 guest rooms and 16 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired coastal menu by Executive Chef Ron Fougeray; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views. ... more   less 
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