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San Francisco, California
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The hotel is located on the beach. Quick access for a walk, run or swim. Restaurants and retail stores are within walking distance. The hotel room was quite basic, not sure if there are options for other rooms on the property. If you are a light sleeper be careful of booking a room that overlooks the ocean. The sound of...

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was so excited to visit pacific edge. I had read a few of the negative reviews so I even called and asked the hotel clerk to be really honest with me...I told her it was my 50th birthday and wanted to make sure I wouldn't be disappointed. she assured me I would love it. I was completely disappointed!! the...

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you felt this let down after booking a birthday stay with us. I truly wish we could have done more to make your visit special, and I know the rest of the team feels the same way. We actually do offer special gift options and accommodations for celebrations, like birthdays, but we can't provide them unless they're...

Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great little hotel clean great view great location if you don't need luxury like me it's a nice place to stay the vie from our balcony was awesome to bad for smog tho I would go back anytime hope I get a chance

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so happy we could welcome you here for a lovely beach vacation, Ghyslain! Sorry the fog kept you from enjoying your balcony as much as you would have, but we can't wait to see you back when the weather's cooperating! Best, Alex Yi, Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

What can I say? This place was absolutely perfect! My husband and I were so pleased with Pacific Edge Hotel as our little romantic getaway choice. Our beachfront room with its magnificent view of the ocean was incredible! The entire staff made us feel welcome and special from start to finish. Upon entering our room, we were greeted with a...

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad we achieved a perfectly romantic stay for you and your husband! It was our pleasure to welcome you both to our beach for a little getaway, and we can't wait to have you both back again. Thanks for the great review! Take care, Alex Yi, Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time visiting the Pacific Edge. The first time we stayed in the Reef Wing and could not have been happier. This time was short notice, so only Surf Wing ocean front was available. While the Reef was super private with waves crashing below your balcony, the Surf is right over their Bungalows. The Bungalows did not...

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

While I wish your second visit could have been just as amazing as your first, William, I'm still really happy we got to welcome you in again. I'll definitely touch base with the cleaning crew to ensure we're not providing earlier-than-asked-for wake-up calls with our music, and I certainly appreciate you letting me know about that. Apart from the unexpected...

Delta, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed in the ocean front rooms and suites at Pacific Edge more than 10 times. My first time was in the early 1990s when it was known as Vacation Village Inn.... so I am the true definition of a regular. I have always known that it was "not new". It was about location location location, and of course...

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you got the impression we don't care about making your stay as pleasant as we can, Ken. Considering you've had ten years of wonderful vacations at our hotel, it's especially disappointing we let you down this time. We hold ourselves to incredibly high standards when it comes to service and I'll speak to our team to ensure...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first stayed at Pacific Edge in May 2016 and liked it so decided to stay again in November 2016. The difference in oceanfront rooms was really disappointing. Although on the same floor, the room in November could be best described as shabby. Normally I would not revisit a previous review; however, I thought this needed to be brought to...

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Alex Y, Owner at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry your second visit wasn't as wonderful as the first, Karen. I'm disappointed the difference was so stark for you even tough the only change in the room was the orange throw pillows and coverlet which was replaced with the mentioned gray back in September. We've also just had carpet in those rooms, but I apologize that it wasn't...

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint hotel boasts ocean views "perfect for couples, families and business travelers". While the staff is professional and the room was clean, we found this hotel most unsuitable for our family of four. Admittedly, we purchased this room using a Groupon and believed the selected reviews offered on this site. We booked an additional night (before the Groupon date)...

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you and your family didn't enjoy your stay. It seems that your biggest frustration had to do with our location -- or, more specifically, your room's. While I'm certainly disappointed you didn't get to stay in an ocean-facing room, I hope you know that we would have been glad to arrange that when making your reservations had...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Staff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bedding and towels ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bathroom ⭐️ ( water temperature fluctuated as neighbor used them, bathtub's paint chipped off a big blotch, shower head loose) Room decor ⭐️⭐️ Mandatory Valet Parking fees $30 per day!!!😱

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry about the water temperature, Bogard. We do have to deal with some older facilities, but I'm happy they didn't keep you from enjoying the rest of your stay! Give us a call if you decide to come back out to Laguna for another getaway. Take care, Alex Yi, Assistant General Manager

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good hotel for a longer stay in Laguna. With pros and cons. Other reviewers have noted that hotel rooms are not on the beach, but separated from the beach by the hotel's restaurants and other facilities. But our 2nd-floor suite had a beautiful ocean view for evenings on the outdoor porch. Amenities such as dishes, utensils, morning coffee were lacking....

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Alex Y, Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I'm happy you enjoyed that beautiful beach view, Jim! Always great to hear we made you feel welcome, and I hope you'll think of us next time you're ready for a Laguna Beach getaway. Best, Alex Yi, Assistant General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Imagine the cool ocean breeze brushing up against your cheek. Admire the views of the deep, blue, Pacific Ocean from the balconies overlooking the waves of one of our oceanfront rooms. Enjoy convenient sunning, surfing and swimming as the sand is just steps from your room. Pacific Edge Hotel is not only steps away from the sand of the California coast, but also steps away from everything that Laguna Beach has to offer. The hotel is within walking distance of both Laguna Village and the shops and galleries along the South Coast Highway. In addition to your holiday and vacation needs, we are known for being an ideal destination for groups, social events, and wedding. Our magnificent Villa offers a prime, one-of-kind event space, suitable for the most important and precious events. We look forward to you joining us for your next leisure or business stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2415 (Formerly Vacation Village Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range: £139 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Hotel Pacific Edge
Pacific Edge Laguna Beach
Vacation Village Laguna Beach
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
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“I think only a full ocean view room would be worthwhile. I live at the beach so that wasn't my focus.”
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“If the ocean is high on your priority list, ask for the oceanfront rooms.”
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“DEMAND ocean view room or plan on a crappy night of sleep”
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“Our 2nd floor suite with ocean view and outside porch was a good choice.”
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“Ask for a beach view room.”
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