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Laguna Riviera Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Odense, Denmark
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53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very NICE - wish we could have stayed longer”
Reviewed 26 July 2011

After been driving a lot each day, we really enjoyed that we could park the car and then walk everywhere we wanted to go. Beach is just next door, restaurants 5-10 minutes walk away, supermarket nearly just across the street. We enjoyed this place a lot, it was nearly like being home. It was possible to make a bbq in the evening with oceanview. It was a very quiet place the only noice we had was from the street when we opened the window, but I'm sure if you get a room with view towards the sea you only hear the ocean.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with balcony or ocean view .
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank PMKS
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you for the kind review. I know when traveling from another country you are never sure what to expect. I am glad that the Laguna Riviera helped make your trip to the US from Denmark an enjoyable and memorable one.

Mange tak and happy travels,

Kort
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Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2011

This place is in a great location, and provides everything you need for a day at the beach - beach towels, chairs, etc. It was after we returned from the beeach and needed some extra bath towels that the service went down hill. It took quite a bit of effort on my part to get more towels. Other than that - the stay was nice, rooms were clean and kitchenette was stocked.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank WhenCanWeLeave
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2011
Thank you for the positive review about our location, and complimentary beach towels, umbrellas and chairs. We also proudly provide complimentary parking, wireless high-speed internet, and continental breakfast each morning.

Thank you for complimenting our clean and well stocked rooms. You sound like you had an enjoyable time staying with us durring your July vacation which is also the busiest month of Summer break.

It is unfortunate that our temporary shortfall to provide extra towels in a timely fashion had such a significant impact on your experience. We strive to over deliver and make sure every guests needs are met in a timely fashion. Even though we purchase additional inventory in anticipation of the seasons demands, during heavy beach and pool use we can, on occasion, have a small lag between towels being turned in, and having them washed, dried, folded and put back into service. This is further compounded when towels are left at the beach or when new ones are requested and the old ones are not returned.

We are glad you enjoyed yourself, enjoyed the fantastic views and location and had a great nights sleep. When you next visit, please feel free to contact me in advance and I'll make sure the crew stocks your room with a set of extra towels so you do not run out.

While we regret we may have come up a towel short for this guest, rest assured that it is our goal to make sure all our guests have a great vacation experience while staying and vacationing at the Laguna Riviera.
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2011

We recently visited Laguna Beach for the 4th or 5th time in the last ten years and on the advise of a friend chose the Riviera for this trip. They have won us over. We will be staying with the Riviera each time we visit Laguna. The staff was fun and friendly and the location and property were exactly what we look for, a combination of local flavor and guilty comforts.

The Riviera is what can be referred to as a hidden gem. From the street it looks classic and as I understand it, it was built in the late 40's. This older building covered with colorful murals (that we watched being touched up by the artist who creates and maintains them) these murals make it a rather fancifulness place but lend to the rich artistic ambiance that we enjoy and look for on our regular treks to Laguna Beach. The real surprise that made my wife jump for joy was the view once we passed to the ocean side terrace and even more the well appointed rooms. We had a surf view room with a semi private deck that had the fit and finish of a 4 star hotel and was really more than we had anticipated so we were pleasantly surprised.

The things to know are the parking while free is tight, but it is free. I have stayed just down the street and paid $20 a night just to self park, while paying more for a room that doesn't even come close to what we experienced at the Riviera. There is a morning snack that is also free. There is no restaurant on-site but there are a plethora of choices from sushi to tacos to pizza to fine dining all around the hotel. I noticed that a Katsuya is being opened right across the street by the same people who own the very famous and popular Katsuya you see the celebrities coming out of on the show TMZ.

In closing we are now fans of the Laguna Riviera and cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank pilotvic
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review, 23 June 2011
Thank you so much for the fine review and taking the time to share your experience. I will print a copy for the staff. We all appreciate the positive feedback. Thanks again.
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2011

rooms are very clean kitchenette was nicely stocked we had room 410 great balacony with ocean view. only problem the map on the website said 2 twin beds and I confirmed it a week before but when we got there it was one queen bed. They said it was just remodeled. pullout was not great. recommend bringing food to BBQ they have a great area with tables overlooking the ocean with two grills(you just need to reserve a time slot which was great) you should plan a sunset dinner the sunsets were spectacular!!!!
lovely walk down a winding path with wonderful flowers to the beach. beach is small but nice. located in a great little town. don't miss the art galleries.

Room Tip: private ocean view balcony is worth the money
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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4 Thank robnm
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 June 2011
Thank you for the review. The amazing views even keep those that live here in awe each evening enjoying the brilliant sunsets. The view is further enhanced by dining on your private deck or in the front courtyard after grilling up a fresh meal on the surf view BBQs. I'm glad you had an opportunity to enjoy one of the most popular Summer activities that guests look forward to year after year.

Thanks again & Happy Travels,
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Altadena, California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2011

Not fancy, but clean and functional suite with great access to the beach. Our rooms had an ocean view but no private deck, but the decks for general use were almost always empty and had excellent views over the Pacific.

Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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6 Thank AltadenaTraveller
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 May 2011
Thank you for the review and your accuracy. The Laguna Riviera strives to be a comfortable, clean, family destination with the best ocean front rates in town. The recent room renovations were designed to be tranquil like the ocean and beach without the extravagance one might find in a 5 Star resort. The goal was zen on the beach with great views, comfort and no pretense.

Thanks again & Happy Travels,
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2011

I had been planning my family's vacation for a while, and had been hunting for the perfect beach front hotel. I finally found the Laguna Riviera, and I'm glad I did! The hotel definitely lives up to its good reviews! And for the location and quality, the prices were not bad at all. From the moment we arrived the staff was so helpful & friendly. Parking was never an issue either, since they had multiple places around the hotel to park. We stayed in room 517, which looks as good in person as in the video on the website! It was a "partial" ocean view room, which had me expecting a slight glimpse of the water, but to my surprise we had an amazing view of the ocean! Since we had a little kitchen, we got groceries at Ralph's, which was in walking distance. The steps to the hotel lead you to your own private little beach. I wish we would have been able to had more downtime at the hotel, and we were very sad to leave! The Laguna Riviera definitely lived up to my high expectations & we will definitely be staying there again!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank mmarq29
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review, 15 April 2011
Thank you for for writing about your experience while staying with us at the Laguna Riviera. I will share your review with the staff to let them know their diligence is so appreciated.

Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

This a cute renovated motel in a fabulous location in Laguna Beach. It would be a great value fir the money, if poor service didn't mar the experience. When we first arrived, we had a cute little room. Then, it rained--and a leaky window leaked on the bed. No problem, we were upgraded to a lovely room with balcony. But two days later, they moved us into one of the upstairs rooms. The walls were so thin, it made sleeping impossible. But the kicker was when we got up at 5 am for our flight, only to find a huge truck had parked us and five other guests in. The sign on the windshield said to contact the office if you needed the truck moved---but the office was closed and nobody answered the phone. Finally we located the manager, asleep in a guest room upstairs. She took 15 minutes to come down, wandered about, and then told us we'd have to wait until she could get the truck's owners to move it. Long story short, here we are, missing our flight. Do I need this agitation on the last day of vacation? I would have liked a better end to what otherwise was a nice stay.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Thank AngelfishGirl
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this review, 29 March 2011
Thank you for the positive review regarding the property and location.

I am very disappointed by the experience you had with our night manager. It is a issue that is in the process of being dealt with and I again apologize profusely. We strive to make everyones stay memorable and for all the right reasons, not because somebody parked in the wrong place.

Your call to the night manager should have been answered and you should have been on your way in short order.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you incurred any losses because of this inconvenience.
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Property: Laguna Riviera Beach Resort
Address: 825 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2724
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Laguna Riviera Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax year-round at this beach resort, set in tropical gardens terraced to the ocean's edge. Enjoy the ocean surf and spectacular views in a quiet setting. Relax in our heated sauna, indoor salt-water pool and Jacuzzi. Enjoy a Free continental breakfast in the cozy lounge and complementary Internet property wide. Parking is free and we are located close to downtown in world famous Laguna Beach. Come stay with us, this hide-a-way is waiting for you. ... more   less 
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