Holiday Inn in Laguna Beach is definitely good value for money. For a good price you get a fantastic location and a pretty good hotel with no major flaws. Hotel is walking distance from the beach and Laguna Beach "village". There was plenty of parking in the lot and the grocery store across the street was very convenient.
This is an older Spanish style building, but it has been maintained to relatively good standard and there were no cleanliness issues. Our room was actually larger than I expected, but it was very dark with poor lighting. Windows also face the courtyard, so for privacy reasons we ended up keeping curtains mostly shut. Public spaces in the hotel were actually very pleasant and the pool looked nice, but ended up not using it.
The main complaint I have is around smoking. We had a non-smoking room, but the hotel is not completely non-smoking. To my "delight" I woke up one day to cigarette smoke drifting into our room and a horrible hacking smokers cough. Another guest had decided to take his cigarette break basically 5 feet from my pillow.
Beds were not too comfortable, more on the soft and worn side. I woke up with a sore back every morning.
I would definitely stay again if I wanted good value for my money. But if I was after a special treat, I would save longer and pick something a little more upscale.
- 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:
- Holiday Inn Laguna Beach Hotel Laguna Beach
- Laguna Beach Holiday Inn