We booked the Surf and Sand based on recommendations of friends and of TA reviewers. I was a little nervous because of some negative reviews, but we did not experience anything like that at all! We LOVED this place, the location and services were unbeatable. Just top-notch all the way....I don't even know where to start.
The rooms were great - we stayed in the king tower room, with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The room was large, with a large bathroom and jacuzzi tub, fluffy towels, nice sheets, flat screen tv, dvd player, ipod station, etc etc. Staff was available and quick to respond to any requests.
No air conditioning was not a problem at all, even though it was in the high 80's on some days. The breeze from the ocean was absolutely cool and refreshing, and if the room was too hot, we just used the fan and opened the door to the hall for a short time, which made a nice cross breeze. Besides, we spent most of our afternoons on the beach anyway.
The hotel is so close to the waves, just steps away from walks on the beach or sitting on the sand after staff sets you up with chairs, umbrellas and towels. We did not use the pool, but it seemed very popular with children and adults alike.
The hotel bar had beautiful views of the ocean and sunsets, great for cocktails and snacks (my favorite were the sirloin sliders and calamari), which we enjoyed several times during our stay. We had room service one night and ate on our balcony, enjoying the sunset over the ocean in privacy. We had room service for breakfast one morning but quickly discovered the convenience of their on-site coffee shop that was more suited to our needs in the morning.
The Surf and Sand was fairly close to the center of town, but it was much easier to take the free trolley down to shop, visit the Main Beach, and find funky stores and restaurants. There were also many restaurants, shops, and a great book store within walking distance. We will definitely be staying here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Surf And Sand Hotel Laguna Beach
- Surf And Sand Hotel
- Surf Sand Hotel
- Surf And Sand Resort