The hotel is lovely. There was a mess-up with our room from the company we booked with but the manager was fantastic- he upgraded us to a suite which was lovely, and didn't charge us anything like the full price, so we were happy. The suite was lovely & the bathroom mazing with a jacuzzi bath, and a we could just see the sea from the veranda outside the room.
The reception staff were very friendly, helpful & efficient. There was free popcorn, fresh lemonade, cans of coke, bottle of water, tea & coffee to help yourself to in reception. All the rooms in the hotel are facing over the swimming pool which is saltwater but warm & clean. The pool area is beautiful.
The rooms were clean but a little dated- almost antique style furniture. Its not a modern Holiday Inn. The car parking is extra but only $12/day & self-park right next to the hotel.
There is a fridge, microwave, coffee machine in the room. One thing to note is there is no lift !! Unless you can walk a short flight of stairs its probably not the place to come to.
A fantastic supermarket that sells everything across the road (inc fresh fruit which can be hard to find in stores!). We took food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) back to the hotel. There is a lovely restaurant in the hotel which does a great dish of calamari, also does breakfast but we were room only. Its not cheap to eat at the hotel but its busy at night & obviously a popular place for dinner. You can get drinks too- a Mojito by the pool was refreshing.
Laguna is not party place- there places to eat, lots of art galleries, a few clothes shops etc but that's about it. The lovely sandy beach is good for surfing and just a 2minute walk across the road from the hotel, down some steps. if you want to chill with a good book, come here. For us it was a lovely end to the holiday and great place to relax before the flight home ( LAX is about 1hr drive). Holiday Inn Laguna was one of our favourite places during our trip.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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