The only thing that would make this hotel any better is if it were right on the beach! This place is pure relaxation. The grounds are gorgeous, the views are fantastic, and the rooms are PERFECT for a family needing a little more room than your average suite-hotel.
There is no on-site restaurant, so be sure to go up to the market (Pavilion's) and stock up on food/drinks. The on-site market in the lobby is a bit pricey, as is the poolside grill. The kitchen in the room is fully stocked with every pan/utensil you would need to prepare a meal. I do wish there had been a restaurant on-site; I didn't go on vacation to cook & clean!!!
The pools are immaculate and gorgeous, and there are many to choose from.
Be sure to check out Crystal Cove State Park, just down the road (take a left on PCH, go past the first couple of signs you see for the Park and turn right into the next parking lot). We got a day parking pass from the Activities Center at the hotel for a $2 donation to the Children's Miracle Network. This beach was pristine; hardly any people, very clean and GORGEOUS! If you don't want the craziness of Laguna Beach, pack a picnic & go to Crystal Cove.More