This is a difficult place to review, because the location is so good and the property is quite classy so those factors are likely to dwarf any other issues.
We stayed 4 nights and had a really memorable time there. Sleeping with the waves crashing outside is wonderful, if you sleep well! My wife and teenage family thought the place was great.
The rooms were ocean front double queens and were nice and certainly clean, modern, well equipped and very comfortable with wonderful views.
However, I have stayed in some great hotels round the world and at $600 per night this should be comparable and frankly it wasn't. The location is truly excellent, but the service (which marks out really good hotels) was lacking. Any request typically required 2-3 repeats to get activated and I gave up after asking about a few things as I was looking to relax - which is a tad disappointing. Maybe by mid-August, all the staff are getting worn down.
I would go back, and would know what I was getting. It is definitely a very nice place - just over priced - BUT it IS difficult to know how to price such a great location.
- 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