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Holiday Inn Laguna Beach
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
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Istanbul, Turkey
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156 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
Reviewed 8 December 2011

We stayed there with friends in November 2011, The hotel was very nice and conveniently located at the Laguna Beach, just across the street from the beach. The rooms are around a courtyard with a nice pool. There are complimentary drinks and some snacks (pop corn) at the reception area. The parking is behind the hotel and is free of charge. The rooms are ok. The staff was ok too. What they call "fitness center" is just a small room with a couple of machines :-)

Overall it's a nice hotel if you don't expect much.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Location is good, a short walk from both downtown Laguna Beach and Aliso Creek. Staff were friendly and efficient in the most part. The most upsetting part of our stay however was not being told their restaurant \ lounge is open until 2am and turns into a dance \ music bar with very loud music. Our room was right next to this so we could not sleep as a result - we were moved to another room the next day as the hotel was quiet.

The hotel walls are thin and so noise from adjacent rooms is very audible. There are aircon \ extractor fans fitted to all of the upper level rooms. This equipment is very old as it rattles, whines and generally makes a lot of noise for 18 hours per day.

The rooms themselves were adequate if a little tired. Cleanliness was OK. WIFI was free and decent quality. There are no in room safes but you leave your valubles at reception. Parking is available for a fee - $10 per day. For this area, that was good value as most hotels were valet park only at $20 to $30. Pool area was OK in a nice courtyard. Free tea \ coffee \ water & Pepsi and fresh popcorn were available in the lobby which was a nice touch.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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SoCal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2011

I don't spend a lot of time in my room when in Laguna Beach, so I overlook that the rooms could use a little refreshing. The staff is always fantastic and the hotel has a very cool California vibe. Most importantly, you are downtown and can easily walk to any of the bars or hotels in the area.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable reasonably priced, fantastic location friendly helpful staff. Ralphs supermarket located next door for easy access to food, beer and wine if you want to eat poolside or pick up lunch to take to the beach. We travelled from San Fran to San Diego over two weeks and this was the only place we stayed more than one night. Our group of four travellers unanimously agreed that this was the best overall hotel of our trip, (considering location, comfort, amenities, people etc).

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Bedford
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

We stayed for two nights at the Holiday Inn, and loved it.
The setting round the pool is lovely - just a shame that the bar wasn't open until the evening when we were there. However there is a Ralphs supermarket just over the road.
The location could not be better, just a short stroll downhill to the main beach and shops.
The staff were always extremly courteous and heplful - even suggesting that we try the Orange Cafe over the road for breakfast. Excellent advice - breakfast burritos to die for.
It would be nice to have tables and chairs out on the hotel walkways - but I guess health and safety may forbid that!
Lovely, quiet hotel near to everything Laguna has to offer.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Play in the Rockies every day
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Courtyard around a pool setup with a Southwestern flare makes this place really fun to stay! Clean and only 1 block away from the beach. Just a little far for walking to the outstanding shopping in downtown Laguna Beach. Orange Cafe restaurant across the street is great place for breakfast & lunch. Grocery store across the street makes it convenient to save money if traveling with a family and want to each around the courtyard pool. They washed the deck every day and cleaned the pool, so it was spotless. This is an older kind of hotel, but is kept in excellent shape and very clean. It's got some real character.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

I usually don't write reviews, but was compelled to come to this site to write about this wonderful property. In a nutshell......outstanding location, outstanding value, quaint, cozy, amazingly comfortable beds. Also loved having a Ralph's market directly across the street! Friendly staff, 24-hr. free coffee, internet, popcorn and sodas in the lobby! Our in-room hair dryer didn't work, and when I called the front desk to tell them, they were literally at our door in LESS than 5 minutes with a brand new hair dryer! Stay at this hotel. It can't be beat!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Laguna Beach
Address: 696 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2416
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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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Laguna Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Laguna Beach hotel is a beach resort located in the heart of Laguna Beach. It is nearby Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Huntington Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and South Coast Plaza and minutes away from the pageant of the masters art festival. A French country decor hotel with rooms facing the heated pool which is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Across the street from the beach and within walking distance to all shops, restaurants and the famous art festivals. We have just completed renovation on all guest rooms, pool, lobby and the courtyard. The Mare Restaurant & Lounge is the hotel's restaurant. Sun drenched patios, shaded back patio in tropical settings, amazing food and nightly entertainment. ... more   less 
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