Stayed three nights for a conference - so didn't have time to fully enjoy the amenities and the ambience.
When you think California, beaches, surfing and sunsets this place is the epitomy. The hotel sits directly on Pacific Coast Highway - but no rooms fact or back the road, so this is not an issue. You are a bit away from the main shopping area in Laguna Beach - but it is walkable.
Staff was very welcoming - from valets to the check-in folks. Lobby is minimalist to say the least. The room was very nice - furnished very much in a beach motifff,very nice. The king bed was comfortable, but not the latest or greatest pillow top you see in many hotels. My one complaint, the pillows were not very good - probably time to replace them. The bathroom was nice sized with a jetted tub. The seperate shower was very small - barely room to turn around.
Rooms all have nice balconies facing the ocean - great place to watch the sunset over Catalina. Now, the hotel sits on a surfing beach - what this means is they have real waves. Real waves mean that if you are on a lower floor (I was on 3) - the waves CRASHING can be quite loud. You have options - leave the door open to get the fresh air and enjoy the noise: leave the door open and use the provided earplugs: lastly shut the door and the sound is deadened substantially - your choice.
Our group had several of our meals and used the meeting facilities here - perfect place for a group of 100 or so. Service was outstanding, food was excellent. Can't ask for better. Very well done.
Bottom line - get new pillows and i'll give Surf & Sand a "5"!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf & Sand Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and holder of AAA’s Four-Diamond Award, lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand.All 151 guest rooms and 16 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired coastal menu by Executive Chef Ron Fougeray; the intimate Aquaterra Spa; 10,000-square-feet of meeting space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Surf And Sand Hotel
- Surf Sand Hotel
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