I spent three nights at the Laguna Riviera, and will definitely be back. It's a delightful example of California quirky, with mural covered outdoor corridors and beach wall. The hotel was right on the beach (accessed down a switchback ramp), and there is free off-street parking.
I had room 516 at the top, and had a wonderful view out to Catalina Island and up the coast. The only downside is that the view also included a balcony and rooftop below, but it wasn't a major issue for me. The room itself was a charming studio apartment with comfortable, stylish furniture and windows that actually opened. The small galley kitchen was nicely stocked with dinnerware necessities.
The location was within easy walking distance of the charming shopping area with many shops, galleries, and restaurants. Laguna Art Museum was a little farther, but still a walkable distance. I could happily spend a week or more here, just enjoying the beach, the town, and the pleasant room.
I recommend the blackened shrimp quesadilla at Taco Loco. It was absolutely delicious, and their guacamole was superb. You can find a small selection of souvenir t-shirts for $5 at the nearby Ralph's, and great food at the Whole Foods that's near the main shopping district. Laguna Beach is a delightful place to visit (horrendous traffic notwithstanding-- no problem since you're within walking distance of most things), and the Laguna Riviera is a great place to experience it from.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Laguna Riviera Beach Hotel Laguna Beach