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Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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Oslo, Norway
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“Beautiful views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Stayed two nights - first one in an ocean view room. And what a view -
Beautiful sunset with dolphins and whale included - amazing and the best feature of the hotel.
Second night in a village room which was large but felt more like a motel then a hotel.
We had only a paper thin door between us and the neighbours with a yapping dog which they left behind in the morning...!

Otherwise nice retro style - perhaps a little worn out considering what they charge.
We stayed in another joie de vivre in San Fransisco which also had great style but was a bit more upkept.
The pool was closed when we were there and the smaller pool was in the shade by the road so not great. They do put out sun loungers for you on the beach which is nice.
Conveniently located right next to the beach House.

Room Tip: ocean view
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Bill T, General Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed our ocean view room--it's certainly a beautiful view and we're fortunate to see it every day. We truly appreciate your feedback about the rooms. We would love to welcome you back again any time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Clean room, a little dated. Hot tub--not hot, just warm.

Room Tip: Rooms in the tower on the beach are away from the "The Deck" outside bar with entertainmen...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Bill T, General Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Thanks for your great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the view and found the room clean and comfortable. I do apologize if your hot tub was not hot enough. Of course, our front desk staff would be more than happy to address such concerns if you alert them. We would love to welcome you back again any time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

The location can't be beat and the character of the hotel is exactly what we were looking for..laid back surfer style centrally located with a view and beach! The decor was very California surfer cute and not stuffy. The staff was friendly and helpful and the bed was very comfortable. The fridge in the room was a bonus too. This was our first trip to Laguna Beach and are going back again. Highly recommend if you want a low-key relaxing beach getaway, a departure from traditional hotels.

Room Tip: Ask for a beach view with balcony. Amazing views of Laguna Beach.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bill T, General Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 29 March 2012
Thanks for the great review! We truly appreciate your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere of the hotel and found the rooms comfortable. We would love to welcome you back again the next time you're in Laguna Beach!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I stayed at the Pacific Edge hotel recently and it was a nice experience. I have stayed at the Joie de Vivre hotel in Sacramento and San Francisco before so i decided to book the one in Laguna. This was a different experience, not bad at all, just different.

First you need to book a room with view on the beach, no other type of accommodation. You will open your window and feel you are on the beach. loved it (even if you are very close to all the neighbour, you can see what they are doing too, kind of fun too). Second the room are spacious and comfortable with kitchenette, small bathroom (well you will spend your time on the balcony or beach so not a problem).

This is a nice relax, casual hotel, good value in the 300$ range max. The staff is very friendly, make me feel i was on a surf hotel, lay back, cool ambiance.

I am glad i stayed there and get to experience the hotel and enjoy the view on the beach.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Bill T, General Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're happy to have made your trip a great one — those beach views will make anyone feel relaxed! You seem to have had a wonderful stay with us. If you have any further feedback on how we could have raised your rating from 3 stars I'd love to discuss your particular stay with you.

Take care,
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Valencia, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

I wont say this hotel is the best that Ive stayed at its a little dated they have done a great job with updating the decor in the room very cute surfer style but I will say for the price it is worth it and more the room was clean the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful the bed was very comfortable and Im picky when it comes to my beds the view was the best part my husband and I thought it was the best location on the beach as far as hotels at this price. One day we order lunch in our room and sat right on our little patio and had the best view ever it was so relaxing the food was good and was delivered with in 20 mins we had the best weekend ever we will return for the summer and are looking forward to it.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are ocean view if not request one the best
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bill T, General Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Angela,

Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the updated rooms and beautiful ocean views. We're fortunate to live somewhere as beautiful as Laguna Beach! We'd love to welcome you back again any time.

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This hotel is located right on the beach. Although the property is a little old, it is kept in very nice shape. The room I was in was adequately spacious, furnished nicely and had a nice Balcony. The room number is 139, which has, without a doubt, the best Balcony view of any of the rooms. The surf was breaking 50 feet from the building, sometimes closer. The Balcony is slightly crowded. It provided two wooden Adirondack type chairs which had good paint and were very comfortable. A nice two tier wooden table was positioned between them. The Balcony’s access is through a sliding glass door which was very hard to operate and definitely needed some maintenance. I found it to be off its track on the bottom, I put it back on its track and found it was not any easier to operate.
The bathroom is small with limited counter space. The bathroom fixtures have seen a lot of use but were in functional condition. The shower head was new.
Plastic lounges and umbrellas were for rent on the beach but the person renting them wasn’t present. A phone number was on the wall to call them.
The hotel has two nice restaurants on site, one a little less expensive. I ate in both and was not disappointed with either.
We stayed mid week, the hotel was not full. The valet parking is mandatory but once parked one wonders why. (Could it be the $20 per night charge?) Self parking would be a breeze. The valet personnel were very nice and accommodating. The internet was free and hooked up without any problems.
Town is all around this hotel with a CVS drug store, Taco Bell, Orange Juice breakfast nook and a Ralph’s grocery store close by. Many other dinning and shopping businesses were within walking distance.

Room Tip: room 129 has the best balcony
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bill T, General Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed staying with us and that you found the room comfortable and the area inviting. In regards to the parking, we host not only hotel guest, but restaurant patrons from The Deck & BeachHouse. I apologize if it was at all inconvenient. We would love to welcome you back again soon!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Last month my partner and I stayed at Pacific Edge for three days. A stunning view of the room included some magnificent sunsets. The room was fine with a full size fridge - a great thrill compared to the Four Star Hotel we came from in San Diego. And a surfboard in the room as well!
Perfect location for beach lovers and everything else in Laguna is withing walking distance.
Very friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bill T, General Manager at Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review, 27 February 2012
Greg,

Thank you so much for your great review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Laguna. We are very fortunate to be in a great location. I'm glad you enjoyed your room as well as your visit and we would love to welcome you back again any time.

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Property: Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Address: 647 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2415 (Formerly Vacation Village Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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 
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