There are probably only a couple weeks throughout the entire year that would require air conditioning in this hotel. Unfortunately, we picked 3 days during these times. It wasn't completely unbearable, but for $500+ per night, I never thought to even check into whether or not they had air conditioning.
They are right on the beach and they also have a pool and hot tub for guest use.
The bathroom was nice, however, the shower was quite small. There was no ventilation fan in the bathroom and it would get quite hot and humid in there while showering.
The beds were very comfortable. Felt more like home rather than a hotel room.
The hotel staff was very nice to us and seemed genuinely happy to see and help us each time.
The sunsets were beautiful each night. You can watch them from the beach, from your balcony, from Splashes (the restaurant), from the pool, or sitting on top of your paddle board out in the middle of the pacific ocean.
And yes, there were waves. And believe it or not, they made sounds. Yes, we could hear the waves crashing on the shore the whole time we were there. And this was great! I can't believe someone would complain (but they did) about the sound of the waves when they booked a room at the SURF and sand. Come on people - this is the Surf and Sand Resort, not the Puddle and Mud Motel.
Parking there is valet only. Or you can leave your vehicle out on the street if you want to take the chance. There are meters for this and you can pay by credit card if you like.
Overall, this is a great place to stay. Just make sure to check the forecast before booking. Like I said, probably only need air conditioning a couple weeks per year there.
- 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 David Fune; 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