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Laguna Riviera Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Reviewed 22 December 2010

We stayed in room 306 for a week in December of 2010. For an extended stay, the maid service was very important to us and we were not disappointed. The room and hotel grounds were well kept and very clean. The room was spacious and well furnished with a beautiful view. Every room is different, so be sure to compare them on the hotel's web site. After seeing the sterile environment of the resorts down the beach, we were glad to have chosen a hotel with its own unique character.
The only negative is the so-so continental breakfast which is not served until 8:30 a.m. Normally too late for us. However, I was forewarned of this by the other reviews and wasn't concerned because the location is within walking distance to several restaurants and shops and there is a supermarket with deli one block away.
I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mikeandlindaSeattle
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2011

Thank you for this wonderful and accurate review. The Riviera is the only hotel left in Laguna Beach that has never changed hands or been sold to a big corporation. We pride ourselves on delivering the true Laguna Experience and part of that is providing a variety of room formats each comfortably appointed and unique.

We have recently partnered with GoKos Cafe down the street to provide daytime room service. Their expansive breakfast & lunch menu is now available in every room. Dial the extension to have healthy tasty food delivered promptly to your room.

We are also in the planning stages of reworking our lobby so we will be able to provide a much more significant breakfast ourselves.

We look forward to your next visit.

Thanks again and happy travels

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Reviewed 19 December 2010

The hotel doesn't look like much from the street and we never had a chance to check out the pool or amenities but we loved the 3 bedroom beach bungalow. I had a business trip to Anaheim and my grown kids suggested a holiday trip for Christmas. We love Laguna Beach but could not afford the high prices of Surf and Sand or some of the other high end resorts. I found the 3 bedroom beach bungalow on familyvacations.com and felt it was perfect for our needs. I was right. The room, the ocean, the waves and the location were great. The weather wasn't good the first two days with fog until 3:00 every day and then the sunsets at 4:40. The sunsets were amazing and we walked downtown Laguna Beach daily for lunch and dinner. Great time and a great bungalow!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank Rodney H
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2011

Thank you for the great review of our 3 bedroom beach bungalow on the beach.

It's wonderful you were able to share a memorable time with your family and our authentic 1932 home helped make it special.

This time of year the the sunsets are truly amazing and, just like you and your family, even the locals take time to soak them up. They are always different and never get old.

Thanks again and happy travels

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Reviewed 14 December 2010

My sixteenth birthday at the Laguna Riviera in their Beach Bungalow was better than I could have imagined. I walked into the beautiful house with the giant window overlooking the beach. I was so happy. My friends and I couldn't wait to go down to the water, so we walked down a few steps and there we were! After swimming and relaxing in the sun we walked back up a couple steps and we were back at the beach house. The master bedroom overlooked the beach and had a fireplace. It's in walking distance of many restaurants so we walked to dinner then came back and went in the jacuzzi and sauna. In the morning when we woke up and sat on the balcony and watched the surfers. It was so awesome. Although we only stayed for one night, it was a night I will not forget. The staff was nice and wanted to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. They even had breakfast for us down in the lobby. Our family is definitely coming back here!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank fisherhouse5
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2011

Thank you for the happy and positive review of our 3 bedroom beach bungalow and your time in Laguna.

It's a great place to celebrate a milestone event like your sweet 16 birthday party.

I'm glad the Laguna Riviera could be part of it and helped make a memorable experience for you and your friends. BTW Happy Birthday!!!!!!! ;-)

Thanks again and happy travels

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Reviewed 10 December 2010

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.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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2  Thank jcwords
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Fun_Beach-Vacation, Owner at Laguna Riviera Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2011

Taco Loco blackened shrimp quesadillas are awesome. Good call. Now I know where I'm having lunch tomorrow. That place is excellent and a classic Laguna fixture much like the Laguna Riviera.

Thank you for the positive review and comments. It's reviews like this that keep us motivated to provide the best Laguna Beach experience possible and continue to seek out ways to improve.

We look forward to your next visit.


Thanks again and happy travels

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Reviewed 17 October 2010

This hotel although rustic it had nice charm and very hospitable staff. The young man that ran the show while we were there was excellent. Very helpfull and friendly. The hotel does show age but many others in the area did as well. There was upgrades done to the bathroom and a newer pull out couch in the living room but this is all we saw for updgrades. The hotel will lend you out complimentary tommy bahamma beach chairs and umbrellas along with toys for the kids. The view from our balcony was gorgeous and especially sunsets. It was nice you came out of your sliding doors where up a step there was patio chairs and tables in front of each room where you could meet and chat with other guests when they were out. Breakfast was more then adequate for a continental. The hotel parking out front was a tight squeeze so we parked around back and worked well for us. The hotel is right on the beach which is a plus but I have to say the ramps going down and down and down to the beach is long and going back up is worse with arms full of beach goods and kids! Beach was lovely but very rough so you needed to be holding on to your children at all times. Our daugther's water shoe came right off her foot and that was the last we saw of it in the waves which caused many tears. Shows that in a instant your child could be lost in the waves too. ( I mention this as too many parents were not watching children and they were wandering around alone some even 2 years old)
WE tried Coytoe Grill for dinner and LOVED IT. Happy hour $8,95 dinner was a hit
TAco Loco was good for lunch as well we dined at House of Big Fish and Cold Beer yes it was loud in there but we all enjoyed our meals and service was good.
We visited the Sea Rescue which was a great family outting to kill some time.

Did not do any shopping as the shops were much farther down from our hotel and we utilized the beach time more.
Would definatly return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

I spend a few days in Laguna Beach every month. I have tried several hotels, mostly on the beach side. You cannot beat the Laguna Riviera for location, service, value and cleanliness. Also one of the few offering free parking, a $10-$15 nightly savings.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ajmintz
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Reviewed 5 October 2010

Our stay was for one night Saturday, 10/2/10. We had room # 308 and although told the room didn't have a view, we were delighted to be able to see the ocean from our window. The room was boardering a side street but the noise was minimal. We were also located across from the Maids laundry room but no issues/loud noises.There is a room with a deck above us and some noise was heard early Sunday but tolerable. We were there with other family members( two other rooms) and their rooms had fantastic ocean views. Most of the rooms there seem to be unique in there own ways and many with their own decks and ocean views.. The hotel was built over 50 yrs ago but has character to it. The ocean view decks are plentiful and the lawn with the BBQ is fantastic for a family get together. The beach has easy access down a sloped walkway. The pool and spa have an indoor feel to it . There is a game room with pingpong and fooseball. The staff let our kids play past 10PM as long as they kept the noise level down to not disturb the guests in adjoining rooms. Service was outstanding and cleaning staff always cleaning! The continental breakfast is no frills but a great value so you could save $ for lunch a short walk away. Parking IS TIGHT. My father in law in handicapped so we just pulled into the lot let him out and parked on a sidestreet adjacent to the property. Our next stay we'll see if we can reserve a spot to accomodate him. we have a large Ford Expedition and luckily found a spot under the building. We decided not to move the car while we were there in fear of losing the spot and having to later squeeze into a smaller spot. It was no problem though beacuse within several blocks you will find many places to eat and shop. A handicapped person might have some problems with the short walk however a wheelchair would be fine.A 12 noon checkout is outstanding. The staff allowed us to checkout late at 2PM.Wonderful staff ! We stayed and had lunch on the deck and made the most of our one day. The Gibson, Eaton and Feingold families will return!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £121 - £776 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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