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Surf & Sand Resort
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We actually left another hotel south of this one because we were looking for a nicer place then we currently had. Although not the newest hotel I have ever stayed in, it was still a very nice with an up to date look. I don't believe there is a bad room in this hotel. We had a pool view partial ocean. Although not the most expensive room I would take it again in a heartbeat. For a trip that started out a little rocky with some weather, a few days here made Laguna our new favorite place to be. That being said prices are not for the faint of heart. You can stay at other high end hotels for the price but I know I won't bother looking anywhere else. Check out the spa too, their couples options are wonderful. For a romantic getaway this is an awesome hotel, if going for family vacation we saw lots of kids playing in the water too. Beach is right out your door.

Room Tip: ocean view or partial all the way.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed at the surf and sand for a girls weekend and it could not have been better. We had originally looked at the Ritz Carlton but it was fairly booked, so glad it was because the surf and sand is better. It is right on the beach, every room has an amazing view and its easy to walk to the town of laguna. The other nice aspect is that isn't overwhelmingly large and industrial like the Ritz can feel sometimes. I would recommend this as the best place to stay if you want to be right on the ocean!

Room Tip: all of the rooms are great as they all have views!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was always one of my favorite places. You are right on the beach, and through the open doors the balcony you hear the waves. What a wonderful sound to lull you to sleep!
During our recent stay I found the housekeeping to be outstanding. Our toiletries, bedside items etc. were arranged and organized without misplacing anything. All in all, a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

By far, this has been one of the best places I have ever stayed while vacationing. The service here is outstanding and everything is elegant and beautiful. It's in a great location and everything was just perfect. You will pay more here than you would any where else in Laguna, but it is SO worth it. Turn down service everynight is amazing. I was a bit nervous being from Texas that there was no air conditioning in any of the rooms! BUT, none was needed. We just cracked the balcony doors open a bit and listened to the waves at night while the breeze blew in. I would highly recommend this resort! AND they have an amazing spa too!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

this hotel is gorgeous the pics on trip advisor don't do it justice I need upload some, the beach and views, the pool and resteraunt, bar are gorgeous, really friendly staff and rooms were spacious imaculatley clean and really nice loved our stay here, it is very expensive but I loved it.:)

Room Tip: we stayed on floor 9 top of the surf and our room was gorgeous, quiet and light/airy I would def ask...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Amazing! The Surf and Sand is a beautiful hotel. It is a bit pricey, however, we had an ocean view room and it was just amazing to hear the ocean waves throughout the day and wake up to them in the morning. The service was excellent and the staff were very courteous.

I would definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were placed on the bottom floor of one of the buildings, with our terrace opening out onto the pool area, and immediately asked to change rooms as it was noisy with the kids at the pool. Also, our door opened out onto a corridor that was essentially the service hallway - ice was thrown onto the floor and left to melt, dirty stains, etc. Not a pretty sight.

The rooms were comfortable and clean but not memorable in any way. Service was ok but we didn't feel that the staff were that genuine. Also, it was annoying to only have valet as we went in and out quite often.

Room Tip: Get a higher floor to avoid the service corridor
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Spa 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: $421 - $824 (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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