I don’t know where to start the place itself is beautiful! As soon as you arrive it feels more like a small house than a rental! Very cozy and steps away from the beach with easy access!! We stayed in villa 2 which was my favorite it has a good mix of privacy with its own balcony and amazing view! Parking was effortless and in front of our spot. but I’d have to say besides the fantastic views the best part was the SERVICE! Nasrin at the front desk was beyond accomidating and helpful and went even above and beyond to play happy birthday in the lobby for us and take photos of us with the beautiful background!!!! I highly recommend this place for anyone that wants amazing service and an amazing place to stay! Can’t wait to revisit next time!
My wife and I really enjoyed this place. We initially booked a room at 14 West on PCH, but we wanted to see the rooms in person before our stay, which the hotel was more than willing to let us do. The 14 West room we saw on PCH was pretty nice. It was clean, modern, and at a great location and for a great price. We asked about the property as we were kind of confused why we needed to check in for our hotel at the Holiday Inn next door. Turns out the owner of 14 West, who happens to own pretty much the entire block adjacent to 14 West (all shops/stores/properties), had recently acquired the Holiday Inn as well. Also found out he owns some proprieties across the street including these Villas, otherwise known as the retreat. We asked if there were any ocean front vacancies, and to our surprise there was one, Villa 6. They let us check the place out first and we fell in love before we even entered the unit, which is pretty much a one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen (not kitchenette), living room, dining area, and a balcony. As we were walking up to the front door we could hear the waves crashing on the shore and we knew this place was going to be super rad. My wife and I fell in love with it and decided to cancel our dinner reservations at a pricey restaurant because we could go out to dinner any time. We figured we’d save the money we’d be spending at dinner and upgrade to this place. It is soooo beautiful, and the villa is incredible. I seriously wish I could live here with my family. This place is a MUST!! The staff who manage these villas at 14 West at Holiday Inn (I know, super confusing) are so nice and courteous. The gal who helped us is, Emily. She was so kind, friendly, and accommodating. I pray this business treats her well. It’s so difficult to come across good workers these days who actually care about doing their job well. Emily is definitely one of those individuals. Thanks, Emily!!!!…
From the moment we checked in, Nasrin made our entire experience memorable. I'd recommend Villa 5 as the view from above is magical. We'll definitely be recommending The Retreat to our friends and family.
Super sweet little villa with a full kitchen, comfortable bed and excellent view. We enjoyed the common area and grilling on our own private balcony. Slightly off the main road so most of the sound came from the ocean. The bathroom shower drain was a little slow and the blinds were a little rough, but other than that, it was great. There is not daily cleaning, but we prefer the privacy. We had originally booked a room at 14West, but was offered this place for a reasonable surcharge. Well worth the money. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.
This is the perfect place to escape and recharge. Fit for a couple, family, or even a small group of friends( like 4). The location is beautiful. The amenities are great with everything you need. They even offer make-up remover wipes. The staff was great and very accommodating. In walking distance of shops and restaurants. Close enough to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves.
Great place to stay. My boyfriend and I booked for one night at Laguna Inn but we were so amazed with the place and the area that we wanted to stay longer. The hotel is walking distance to the beach. Lot's of good restaurants and very cute stores around. Unfortunately, for the 4th of July weekend the hotel was fully booked so it was difficult to book one more night. We will definitely be back. Great experience at the Retreat in Laguna!
My brother and I just spent 3 nights at the Sleepy Hollow 2 condo. It is great - right on the beach, great balcony with views of the ocean, the coastline and the beach. It is modern, clean, bright and well equipped. It is listed under "The Retreat" but actually is located on the beach side of Route 1, the PCH, right next to Sunset Cove Villas. Access to the beach is right outside the door. Ralphs Grocery/Wine/Liquor is across the street. The service from Julio and his colleagues at Laguna Hospitality was exceptional. Definitely will be back.
This was probably one of my favorite hotels experiences I have had in California. Beautiful oceanfront views, a few steps away from the beach, restaurants, and bars. The room had a fully equipped kitchen and very nice bathroom. Emily from the front desk made sure that my girlfriend and I had everything we needed, and went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience, thanks again!
Really nice unit. Great view. Updated. Clean. Comfortable. Challenges: No ice No peep hole on the door (security concern). Especially since the master gate to the unit doesn’t lock Since you have to check in at the Holiday Inn across the street it gives you a false sense of security. We were woken up at 4am by a banging on the door on the unit below us, also owned by the property. Repeated banging and yelling, in the form of a domestic dispute. I called the Laguna Hospitality phone number where I was told no one is on staff and was literally asked “what do you want me to do about it?” I was advised to call the police. They should be more clear in both the book that they leave in the room as well as when checking in what to do in case of emergency. While no one expects something to happen it would be nice to know what to do or who to call, even if it is the police.…
Front the moment I stepped onto the property I new I had to come back again! The shared deck is amazing, loved having my morning coffee watching the waves. Villa D’ Arte is a cute little studio. The only improvement I would make is a better mattress on the Murphy bed.