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Surf & Sand Resort
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Holiday weekend”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We love to go for a long weekend to Surf and Sand. We prefer this hotel because it is just few feet away from the ocean. Also Splashes restaurant has excellent food. The hotel has a boutique feel to it and within walking distance from center of Laguna Beach. The only drawback is an absence of AC in rooms, however you can notice it only on hottest days. Night are nice and cool always, and we love sitting on our balcony and listening to waves crushing on the shore...

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay - very memorable experience. We especially thought the rooms were large, excellent maid service, super comfy beds and hearing the waves crash through the open balcony was the pinnacle of our stay. Food and service was top notch!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Everything was wonderful: the room, the view, the dinner, the wine, the breakfast, the bathroom, the pool, the hot tub, the company (my family). So grateful for this experience, couldn't have had a better venue.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We wanted one special night right on the beach to hear the roar of the ocean....no ear plugs for us. The person who took our reservation talked us into a package that included valet, breakfast, and resort fee....actually glad that we did as it more than covered everything. While this property is older, the updates they have done are tasteful. We received superb service from the moment we pulled in....from the valet...an upgrade...a special anniversary greeting. Only caveat....no air conditioning and we were there in 90+ with no breeze from the ocean....fans helped, but it was hot. No matter we loved it. The staff seemed to knock themselves out to make certain we appreciated the experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

I stayed at the Surf and Sand with my parents and brother recently and soaked up the luxury of this hotel and its location to the best of my ability. The rooms are beautiful, clean, and serene. The ocean is literally steps away from this hotel and I delighted in the sound of crashing waves that permeated my room when I had the balcony doors open. I also loved my morning swim at 7:30am. :) We ate a delicious breakfast and dinner at Splashes (the restaurant at the hotel) and the service was top of the line. I would definitely come back to The Surf and Sand and stay again. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Recommended to our family by many locals we just had to make a stop at this resort. 5 amazing nights at this resort which couldn't get any closer to the pacific ocean if it tried.

Rooms were very luxurious and the amenities in the room were amazing. It was my wife's birthday whilst we were in house & our family back in AUS organised a red velvet cake & flowers to be delivered to our room on the morning of her birthday which the resort took care of perfectly.

Very polite bellman staff who our children enjoyed interacting with during the week. Short walking distance to many good restaurants in laguna including Italian/ Mexican which we sampled.

Pool was awesome down by the beach & we enjoyed cocktails at the pool bar most days. Do yourself a favourite & spend a few nights here & sleep with your doors open so you can hear the ocean all night.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I stayed this past weekend to celebrate our anniversary. From the moment we arrived, the amazing staff took care of us. The room and view are truly a unique experience in Southern California. The hotel is so close to the water that until you look down from the balcony, you aren't sure it wasn't actually built on the water. I've stayed at many resorts in Laguna Beach and none had this incredible location. We had drinks and appetizers at the bar Friday and saw the most wonderful sunset on the ocean. Our server was attentive and gave excellent recommendations. We spent Saturday going back and forth from the beach to the pool area. Again, the staff checked on us every 15 minutes to ensure we having a great time and to see if we needed anything. Sunday morning we had breakfast with friends at Splashes restaurant. The food was exceptional (I had the dugeoness crab eggs benedict) and again the service was impressive. For a one of a kind experience in Southern California, we strong recommend this resort.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Surf & Sand Resort

Property: 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 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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 David Fune; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views. ... more   less 
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