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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2015

My family and I stayed here for 5 nights starting Easter weekend. Started off a bit shakey, checkin was impersonal and uninformative as to what the property offered. We were also underwhelmed by the junior suite...but you cant beat the location! The beach was beautiful with tide pool viewing down the beach at low tide. Close proximity to amazing restaurants... More 

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austin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We spent 3 nights here and I would definitely go back. It's right on the beach, the food was very good, the rooms were large and well appointed. We had a second floor room with a balcony over the ocean. I spent a day on the beach. You can tell them at the pool how many chairs and umbrellas you... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I did not stay overnight at this resort but did have drinks at the bar. It was a wonderful view and good strong drinks. Bartender was friendly and prompt. Worth stopping in for cocktails. We had margaritas and they were very good. The food looked good but we did not eat here.

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

2 1/2 hour wsit to check in. I was there at 315. Room was not ready till almost 530pm.No coffee in room. Video on demand. didn't work for awhile. Upon check in front desk offered 50 dollar voucher but forgot to put it on bill so when I checked out they had no idea.

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5 Thank Christine D
Joanna B, General Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, My sincere apologies for the issues you experienced with checking in during your recent stay. Please be assured that this is certainly not our usual operating procedure and I appreciate you bringing the matter to my attention for further action. I am very pleased to inform you that since your stay, we have installed Keurig coffee makers... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We just spent 6 nights here. I would say it is just okay, and I would not go back. While the views and location are awesome, it is not nearly at the level of the Ritz-Carlton Dana Point, though the price is similar. I realize its a beach resort, but it's a bit old, dirty, and while service is good,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

We recently spent a special birthday getaway at Surf & Sand. We stayed in a beautiful beach view room. What a view! The property is really nice and right i the heart of Laguna Beach. Lots to do. The general manager hosted a really special cocktail hour for all the guests complete with appetizers and complimentary wine. A very nice... More 

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Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Friendly and efficient staff at concierge and at car service Very poor service at reception , room maintenance and administration Average service at restaurant Acceptable quality for food The forgot room service each day when service was done after request they always do it for one person even if we were two in the room they triple bill by mistake... More 

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5 Thank Serge F
Joanna B, General Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Serge, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Surf & Sand. My sincere apologies for the issues you experienced. Please be assured that we take your comments very seriously and each instance is researched with our management team and addressed for improvements. Thank you also for the compliments of our Concierge and Valet Associates, which will... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Stayed over for 3 days Easter weekend , booked a pet friendly room, Surprised on second night after dinner got a call from Security that my dog is noisy. Why advertise a pet friendly hotel when you dont want dogs barking, my little bichon dog is just inside the room was not even outside the hallway so why complain for... More 

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Joanna B, General Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for being our recent guest and sharing your concerns regarding our pet policy. We take pride in being able to offer our guests an opportunity to bring their pets along with them during their stay. In doing so, we must ensure the privacy, comfort and peacefulness that each guest expects. In the event that we... More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

I'm very fond of the Surf and Sand and have stayed there perhaps a dozen times over the last several years. I don't think I've ever had a better ocean view. This place is *right* on the beach. The wonderful sound of the crashing surf is omnipresent. I really enjoy it and find it very relaxing, though the hotel does... More 

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Aurora, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We were upgraded to a King corner room in the main tower. Very nice. The pool area was noisy due to spring break and the movies, and the bar music was very loud, but it did end at a reasonable time. Loved the visit. It was a business trip, and it was great to have the backdrop of the ocean... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $525 - $1,066 (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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
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“If possible, choose the panoramic view.”
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“Water front rooms!!!”
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“I had a lower level room, it was like being right on the ocean!”
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