After a road trip across South Dakota and Wyoming, our 2013 holiday ended with a flight to LAX and 5 nights at Laguna Beach and we couldn't have been happier with the Art Hotel
With just a five minute walk (albeit down a rather steep hill) to a beautiful beach and a free shuttle every 20 mins to take you the mile to downtown, the location suited us perfectly. The parking garage was very convenient and we never had any problems getting a space.
Our room overlooked the pool and having a small balcony was a real bonus, we could also see the ocean. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had no issues with the cleanliness of the room. All in all very happy with the room and facilities.
The pool area was lovely, with comfortable furniture and was a quiet place to relax
Regardless of what others have said, this hotel does NOT provide breakfast, but what you can do each morning is pop into reception and pick up some fruit, small pastries or a granola bar. As we had a car our breakfast venue of choice was just up the coast road (towards Newport) and Ruby's Shake Shack - where we loved drinking our coffee and eating our eggs and toast with a wonderful view of the coastline. There is also a Stop and Go just next door to the hotel and we found this really convenient for sandwiches and cold drinks to take to the beach, plus wine and beer for a drink on the balcony before going out.
Gail the owner/manager was extremely nice and helpful, welcoming us warmly when we arrived (slightly late) and also loaning us beach chairs to take to the beach.
We actually loved Laguna Beach and the Art Hotel so much we definitely thinking of making it part of our holiday again in 2014
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This affordable hotel is only a skip away from the downtown shops and galleries. Located a stroll from Crescent Bay and Beach. It offers 1 or 2 bed accommodations with microwave, fridge, WIFI, free parking and heated pool, & a talented artist in every room, besides around the entire property. Randy Morgan Gallery is also now on the property. Randy created to bas-relief murals around the pool area in 2016. This hotel boasts of being the closet to the gorgeous Crystal Cove State Park, Crescent Bay Park and Pelican Hills Golf Course. "Free" Trolley is available every week-end: 4-11PM Friday, 11AM-11PM Saturday, 11AM-8PM SUNDAY. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Inn Laguna Beach
- Art Laguna Beach