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“Surf and Sand Resort”
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Surf & Sand Resort
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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Denver
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7 reviews
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“Surf and Sand Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Wow what an amazing place! Absolutely loved our visit there. The staff and accomadations were fantastic. The reservationist was kind enough to set my children up with the tent package. My children are 6 and 4 and they thought it was so cool to "camp-out" in a tent. They loved their sleeping bags and the smores on their pillows the second night was a great touch! We loved the turn-down service, complete with proper lighting and music. I cannot rave enough about this place! Thank you to everyone at the Surf and Sand that made this such a fantastic family trip!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

I surpised my wife with a 2 day birthday trip to Surf and Sand. I am not sure which part made me look better, but the rooms, views, definately the staff, and the overall "experience" was one she or I will never forget. Without question, we will be return guests and next time we will bring our kids to share the next special weekend. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking to relax and feel welcome in a remarkable property on the beach.

Room Tip: they all have fantastic views, but ask for the higher floors to enjoy the views of the beach and poo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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La Verne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

My wife and I have stayed there numerous times and have never been disappointed. The rooms are great with fantastic views. The staff is very friendly and professional. The bar is right on the ocean and must be experienced. The only minor downside is the ocean can be a little noisy at times...

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We stayed here for a group meeting, and I hope to go back on our own someday. The rooms are lovely - the Tower rooms are RIGHT on the beach, and beautifully appointed. If you like to go to sleep with the sound of the surf in your ears, this is the place (they provide earplugs for those who don't). Staff service couldn't be better - the concierge gave us a right-on restaurant suggestion, taxi for early-morning departure was arranged in advance and there ahead of time. The on-property restaurant isn't cheap (what hotel restaurant is) but the food is good with lots of healthy options. Can't comment on the spa but the fitness room was reasonably equipped, and a broken machine was fixed within 24 hours. Having a car makes the most sense, but downtown Laguna Beach is barely a mile away, if you are into walking, with lots of good restaurant choices there and closer to the hotel. A great place to stay!

Room Tip: Room 250 was great - at the end of the hall, so has views north as well as out to beach - surf can b...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

First time to Laguna and staying at the Surf and Sand and it is stunning. To be able to be that close to the water is rare on the California coastline and the service and staff are outstanding. I work in the hospitality industry so I am hyper-critical of any mistakes made, and I had a flawless experience at this hotel. Would definitely recommend it for a weekend getaway from Los Angeles.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Syracuse, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Great resort with a great staff. Our room was in the north building on the fourth floor overlooking the ocean. Very little noise other than the wonderful sound of the ocean. The beachfront was not busy making this a great place to relax. Loved every scond of it and will return!

Room Tip: North building does not overlook the pool, just the beach. Great room without the noise from the poo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

I chose this hotel - - once again relying on tripadvisor to steer me in the right direction. They didn't let me down. But you have to do some reading and do your homework. Based on the reviews, I read recommendations like "choose the tower" "the lower level floors can be loud with beach noise" "the rooms overlooking the pool can be noisy" and "the rooms on the 9th floor are larger but have no balcony". Once you've determined your preference, I would call the hotel directly and let them know the room and location you're hoping to secure. We stayed in a King in the tower on the 7th floor. The corner room wasn't available, but the interior location was fine. We found the room to be beautiful and from this room (ours was 274) you see nothing but water and Catalina Island in the distance. Robes, mini-bar, turn down service, a knock on the door as soon as you've made a request, an exquisite bed where we slept like babies. Ear plugs are provided in case the ocean is too loud for you and you have a sitting area where you can watch TV if you can tear yourself away from the balcony. We didn't use our car during our entire stay. The town with lots of restaurants, shopping, galleries and gelato is a healthy walk away. I'm trying to think of something negative so that it doesn't appear that the hotel wrote this review:) As the room faces west, it was a little difficult to cool it down in the afternoon.....although there is a thermostat in the room and a ceiling fan to help. But this was minimal. I guess if we wanted a cool room, we should have picked one facing another direction:)

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Surf & Sand Resort
Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf & Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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 David Fune; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views. ... more   less 
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