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Surf & Sand Resort

1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-09-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
Travellers' Choice
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 154 guest rooms and 13 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.
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Full view
Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Poolside bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Tracy L wrote a review Yesterday
San Clemente, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
Swaying palm trees, sun and sand and very happy people in the pool. What more could you ask for. Waves are crashing in and the sea is aqua marine. Room is spotlessly clean as always when we visit the surf and sand. It was busy at reception today and everyone was dealt with quickly and efficiently so holiday could begin as soon as you walked through the door . We thoroughly enjoy staying here enjoying this pristine beach . Thank you .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Fin172 wrote a review Apr. 14
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution
When coming from out of town and booking everything by picture only you never quite know what to expect. THIS PLACE WAS WORTH EVERYTHING THEY EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. Valet was great and Sam I think the young lady at the front desk made the check in even smoother and quick. Just awesome experience
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Fin! Wow! Thank your for your great review of Surf & Sand and for letting first-time travelers know what to expect when staying with us! Thank you also for the compliments of our Front Desk associate and our GREAT valet team! True assets of the resort. Please reach out to us in the future when you are able to return. Warm regards for a great summer season ahead!
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Jen T wrote a review Apr. 12
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The room was outdated and incredibly noisy. The guests above woke up at 4am to shower and the pipes squealed, we could hear every step as they walked across the room and the old, outdated shutters were super loud. Next door we could hear every word of the guests conversation starting at 6. Not a great sleep which is really disappointing on vacation. The bed was very comfortable though! The view in 318 is also very disappointing... there should be full disclosure that it's more of a pool building view than anything else. Overall I was really underwhelmed, especially since it's so expensive.
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Date of stay: April 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Jen: We appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay, which is shared with our entire management team. Our sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations and you were not able to fully enjoy your time with us. Hopefully, you will be able to return in the future when we would be able to accommodate a more desirable beachfront room location. Please call upon us directly for assistance, which is our pleasure to meet your needs! Warm regards,
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Timothy J wrote a review Apr. 10
Detroit, Michigan3 contributions
Surf and Sand is a amazing place to stay. The rooms our beautiful, the service is amazing and to just go to sleep and hear the ocean all night. We have been a customer for many years and will return again. You will not be disappointed in making this your place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Timothy: Thank you for taking the time to provide your glowing review of Surf & Sand. As our long-time loyal guests, it is very pleasing to learn you enjoyed yet another great stay, especially in these very difficult and trying times. We look very forward to your return. Please call upon us for any needed assistance in the future. Warm Regards,
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Yoda005 wrote a review Apr. 2
Los Angeles, California36 contributions19 helpful votes
We booked a sea facing kind bedroom at pretty hefty rates to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. Two issues - hotel check in is not until 4pm and check out is by 11am which I find a little unfair. More importantly we did get a sea facing room but it was almost six feet directly above the swimming pool. Which is OK except it is incredibly noisy and full of screaming kids. Not really ideal at all for a couples romantic getaway. We did bring the issue to the notice of the front desk who offered to refund our money if we chose to leave! Really poor attitude reflecting no empathy. Several guests in line ahead of us were given options of rooms and another couple was offered an upgrade because they were celebrating their anniversary. White privilege in action!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Yoda005, Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback. I sincerely apologize for the disappointment in your guest room. For any future stays, I suggest requesting a room on a higher floor when booking a Seaview room. These rooms do overlook our pool and then the ocean. Additionally, you may want to try an Oceanfront room in the future. These rooms are directly on the beach with fabulous views. It feels as if you are on a cruise ship when you’re on the balcony! You will hear the lovely noise of the crashing waves if you book these rooms. Please know that all guests are welcome here. I assure you that the team did not discriminate against your race, although I deeply regret that you felt otherwise. Again, I apologize profusely for the disappointment with your stay. I do hope you will reconsider staying with us again in the future. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any future needs. It would be my pleasure to personally oversee your accommodations to ensure perfection.
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US$338 - US$818 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf & Sand Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Nearby attractions include Crystal Cove State Park (0.3 km), Vertigo Home (0.1 km), and The Sandpiper Lounge (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf & Sand Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Selanne Steak Tavern, K'ya Bistro, and Splashes Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Surf & Sand Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Murphy-Smith Historical Bungalow (1.7 km).