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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We truly love this hotel. It's our second visit, this time for a week, and all of the previous exceptionally high standards were met again. The rooms are well appointed, beautiful and comfortable. The views as breathtaking as we remembered. We were welcomed back and always felt well looked after, particularly by the concierge ladies Diane and Sharon. It must...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view is amazing, but beyond the hotel rests on its laurels by touting its spectacular location as its ace in the hole. As far as the resort itself, it is a hodgepodge of different outdated buildings that make the journey to/from your room like a consistent maze. The rooms themselves sport small, outdated bathrooms with very few amenities (hope...

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Misty L, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear JustinBrandonLA, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Surf & Sand. My sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your comments are appreciated, taken very seriously, and are shared with our entire management team to address improvements. Kindly, Misty L. Director of Front Office

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights. The views and pool area are really nice. Our room was very average. This hotel is like a maze and there are a lot of steps involved in getting to your room. Our room looked like it needed a good cleaning and a coat of paint. Very noisy-we could hear the people talking in...

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Misty L, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear momandktravel, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Surf & Sand. My sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that your comments are appreciated, taken very seriously, and are shared with our entire management team to address improvements. It is embarrassing to read about all of the negative experiences throughout your...

Poway, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is in a great location right on the beach. My room was right off a large patio with floor to ceiling windows and an ocean view. The view was great, but the room was out of the way and it was a pain to haul the luggage there. It has a great oceanfront bar and pool. It is within...

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Misty L, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rachel K, Thank you so much for the review. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay and really enjoyed the views and proximity to the beach. We do strive for five star service, so we will be looking into making possible upgrades in the future. We hope to earn a five star review from you next...

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot wait to return to California and can't imagine staying anywhere but Surf and Sand. EVERYTHING about the trip was amazing. We spend four days here and wish it was longer. Every person on staff was excellent.

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful with or without kids. We've done both! You can sit at the pool right in front of the Pacific, watch your kids in the pool and swim in the ocean at the same time. You will never wait for a drink or poolside snacks. Wonderful rooms, restaurant excellent and you can walk to everything in Laguna!! Loved the on...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about this resort for years, so I was excited to finally stay here. It was only for two nights (en route to another resort down south). We booked the day before, so our ocean view was quite restricted. The room, however, was quite lovely - especially the bed. We ate in the restaurants for breakfast and dinner. All...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost like being on a cruise, with waves at your window! Great food. Walking distance to shopping and restaurant area. Staff were very helpful Valet service was great. Room service experience was very nice. rooms are spacious ,

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Orange
Reviewed 1 week ago

20 years ago it was possible to build a hotel in Laguna Beach right on the ocean and expect that the proximity to the water would keep it cool, this is no longer the case. I'm so glad that I stayed in April and the weather was in the high 60s/low 70s otherwise this place would have been way too...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as we are concerned this is the number one resort in the world. Having traveled to most countries except Russia, this property is overall the best. Best Bar right on the Pacific Ocean. Exceptional dinning at Splashes Restaurant and same at the bar. Pool and the Ocean are to die for. Every room is on the Ocean View...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Surf & Sand Resort

Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range: $620 - $1,126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf & Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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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
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Our Towers building room was beautiful. Stunning ocean facing views.”
FishJ1, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get an ocean view room.”
momandktravel, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“WiFi was spotty in my room off the big patio.”
951rachelk, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a mattress pad for the pullout for the kids...ours a little lumpy. ”
annieP6, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend an ocean view room that starts at least on the third floor up. Lower levels will be very noisy.”
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
489amyr, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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