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Surf & Sand Resort
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Beverly Hills, California
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Weekend Get-A-Way...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Surf & Sand continues to excel in all things wonderful. There is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the sand just feet away from your balcony. The service is exceptional, and you will love the attentive beach staff. Great lunch delivered right to your umbrella.

You will love your stay!!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

My Husband and I have just spent 2 nights at this beautiful resort. The rooms were fabulous, spacious and well appointed and our balcony hung over the beach. We watched dolphins play in the ocean and saw spectacular sunsets. The food was very good and the service was superb.
I thoroughly recommend this resort for a special experience.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are bright and sunny and provide great views also. Some are so close to the ocean that...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rsm, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

You can't go wrong staying at this hotel. Gorgeous rooms right on the water. Great food, courteous and attentive staff. I would recommend this hotel to anyone for a relaxing, fun and romantic spot on the Laguna Beach coastline.

Room Tip: We loved our room in the Tower building at the top of the surf. We are now spoiled rotten after sta...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

This beautiful, tasteful resort is well located for all things Laguna Beach. There is even a shuttle that runs every 15 minutes so there are no parking concerns. Our room was hanging over the beach and at high tide the water came up right under our balcony. Beautiful decor and excellent service. Pricey but worth the occasional splurge! Came for the "Pageant of the Masters" and will do it again.

Room Tip: You will need the earplugs for the crashing waves!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

If you are looking to get away from it all, this is clearly the place to do it. Is it cheap? No. But if you're looking to spend a little coin into Value for your money they think of absolutely everything here. It is pure luxury.

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Claremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

For our 22nd wedding anniversary, we booked a room at this resort. Beautiful location, gorgeous beach and very nice hotel.

Rooms
Rooms were nicely done and from what I could tell, each room is an ocean view room. We had room 315 which was right over the pool. Very nice view although could be a little noisy at time due to the pool crowd; not really an issue though. People have complained about no A/C in their rooms. This particular weekend was very hot and it was not an issue for us. At night, leave the sliding glass door open, turn on the fan and put some ear plugs in (supplied by the hotel). My wife and I slept soundly!

Food/Restaurant
On Fridays, they have a managers reception outside of the lobby. Great appetizers that fill you up quickly. We also ate ate the restaurant for breakfast. Food was very good although our server disappeared for quite sometime. We had to ask for water several times from another food server since we couldn't find ours.

General Staff Service
Overall, EXCELLENT! Valet, hotel reception, cleaning lady were all great!

Hidden Common Areas
My "one star" downgrade is because of the lack of cleanliness in the hidden common areas (i.e. stairs to rooms). It does not look like these areas are kept up very well. The entire weekend we stayed at the resort, the same paper napkin, crumbs and leaves were never picked up. The carpet also looks like it needs a deep cleaning.

We would definitely stay at this resort again.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We have been coming to the Surf and Sand to celebrate our "funny-moons" over the past 24 years. We love the stellar location of this hotel, sitting right on the beach so we can hear and smell the waves crashing at the shore and of course, we love the posh in-room amenities + great restaurants and awesome pool + bar. It' an easy walk into Laguna Beach's shopping/restaurant and art gallery center. A 3 day stay is always rejuvenating and we will continue to enjoy this truly special gem of a hotel.

Room Tip: While we stayed on the awesome 9th floor, if you want a deck with chairs on it, the 7th and 8th floo...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Surf & Sand Resort

Property: Surf & Sand Resort
Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf & Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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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