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Surf & Sand Resort

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Room & Suite (319)
Pool & Beach (107)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Special Offer:Winter Getaways From $249
Hotel packages
Full view
83Good for walkers
Grade: 83 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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The guests for our son’s wedding stayed at the Surf and Sand. I can not praise the sales team and concierge services enough for making it a seamless, beautiful weekend for all. Guests praised the rooms, their views, the amenities, the pool, the food, the bar, the gym, the spa,
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This is my fave place to be in Cali. The rooms are plush & comfy w/ big balconys. The beach views are spectacular, The dining is delicious. The spa offers everything & the treatments are heavenly. The shops a full of the cutest things to give as gifts others or even yourself :)
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Response from Pamela H, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded today
Hello Jackie: Thank you so much for taking the time to share feedback regarding your recent stay at Surf & Sand. We appreciate your high rating and compliments of our location, staff and the resort as a whole. Your kind words are shared with Darcel also, who is a great asset to the resort and is always pleased to know she exceeded your expectations. Hopefully, you will be back with us in the near future! Warm regards,
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We’re staying here now in room 213 and could not be more delighted with our room. The service we experienced from Darcel at checkin was nothing short of outstanding. Writing this from the balcony watching the surfers and listening to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean crashing
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Response from Pamela H, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Hello Laura: Thank you so much for your high rating and glowing review of Surf & Sand. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that we continue to exceed your expectations and how much you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your compliments of Darcel, which are always valued and appreciated. We hope you have you back with us soon! Warm regards,
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This is an awesome hotel and environment and the staff is attentive, friendly and helpful. We do a few vacations a year and this is the only one we repeat every year.. Splashes bar is a great place to go have a drink and watch the sandpipers dance with the surf. The
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Response from Pamela H, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Amay: Thank you for your high rating of Surf & Sand and your complimentary review. As our valued, repeat guest, we appreciate you taking the time to let us and other travelers know what to expect during their stay! We hope to have you back in the near future. Please let us know when we may be of assistance. Warm regards,
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My new husband and I not only spent our honeymoon at this wonderful resort but return every December to enjoy the beach during winter. Dinner at Splash’s, strolls on the beach, and the sound of waves is not only relaxing but invigorating as well. The wonderful staff including
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Response from Pamela H, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Mollymac! Thank you for your high rating of Surf & Sand. As our valued, repeat guests, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and enjoy hearing you take advantage of all that we have to offer. Congratulations on your recent wedding! Hopefully, you will be back with us sooner than later! Please reach out for any needed assistance! Happy New Year!
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sunset over catalina island
AMAZING Sunrise!
Is there central air conditioning or individual room units?
We had AC in our room.
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What time is check in
Check-in is typically 4pm but we were fortunate enough to have been granted earlier check-in (1:00pm) both times we stayed there since our room was cleaned & available. The resort is amazingly accomadating. It's by far our favorite resort in Laguna Beach.
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I too recommend calling the hotel in advance and explaining your situation to see if they can accommodate your request for an upgrade. As for the comment above urging you to choose Pelican Hill or Monarch Beach instead I would like to respond. I have stayed at Monarch Beach Resort twice and it is indeed a lovely property as far as rooms and grounds go. However, it is not within walking distance to anything, including the beach which you must take a small shuttle to! Pelican Hill is a gorgeous grand property with lovely amenities and comparable rooms will likely cost you twice that of Surf and Sand. It is also perched so far atop the hill and across the highway from the beach that you must have a car to enjoy any of the surrounding area, including Crystal Cove. We love Surf and Sand for its setting literally on the beach and within the charming town of Laguna. Shops and restaurants are steps away and the crashing surf under the Surfside rooms make it unique. Enjoy and congratulations!
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Is the pool heated?
I'm afraid I never used the pool but it sure looked relaxing. My guess would be that it's heated. The hotel concierge would definitely know if pool is heated.
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"There is a variety of room selection, so look online to make sure you get something that fits what you want. We prefer building two"
"Every room looked like it had an ocean view."
"Request to speak with Kaweo, Front Desk Sup."
"Ocean view rooms are all great. Parking is valet only, as space is a premium."
"Tower rooms."
US$383 - US$898 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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