We stayed for a quick seaside getaway and were not disappointed. It is pricey but the view, location and service are top notch. First - the view - our room was in the tower with an ocean view, Lovely décor and amenities. Free Wi-Fi; nice sized balcony where we could see swimmers, divers, paddle boarders and the sunset; all this along with the rhythmic sound of the waves made us feel like we were far away from home and work.
Next - Location. In my opinion the location is PERFECT. It is right on the beach. While it's not on downtown/main beach, it's walking distance to some of my favorite places in Laguna, for example, K'Ya bistro (LOVE this place - food is unique but not weird and delicious, e.g., lobster risotto is so so good), the Rooftop Lounge, Mozambique restaurant (awesome live music several nights per week and Reggae Sunday afternoons) as well as shops. There is a trolley that will take you up and down the highway if you want to go into downtown or down to the Montage, Aliso Creek Golf course, etc. This is one of those resorts where you do not have to get in your car the whole time. Spa is relatively small but it is fabulous, the patio bar/cafe is solid, on-site shop has nice selection of gifts and sundries, and the upscale Splashes restaurant and bar is great (right on the sand, great ocean view, good food and bar offerings.)
Lastly - the service. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived at around 4:00 p.m. so they gave us 4 tickets for beverages. We sat on the patio and enjoyed wine and a cocktail with the fabulous view. The delay getting into the room was no big deal because free drinks with a view does not suck! Everyone was attentive and trained to give first class service from the bell, to the valet, front desk and housekeeping.
I'm planning to come back again. And again!
- 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:
- The Surf And Sand Hotel Laguna Beach
- Surf And Sand Hotel
- Surf Sand Hotel
- Surf And Sand Resort