We are celebrating an anniversary weekend in couple weeks and made reservations to SNA. After much debate, I booked at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport and then recently learned that its private beach was only for "members." So I checked out other Trip Advisor reviews and am now going to the Casa Laguna Inn in Laguna Beach. Some of my friends were very divided over Newport vs. Laguna Beach. Did I make the right choice??!! My husband and I love to spend time on the beach and I prefer the coziness of a B&B than a big resort. We're going without the kids and are craving R&R.