What a beautiful property. The ocean view bungalows; Andrea's restaurant, spa services, room service/breakfast on the veranda and car service to and from the hotel from your bungalow. All stress removed and luxury provided.
We stayed here three nights for a wedding. My sister arrived first and was given a room in the Lido building. She complained that it was dated and suggested when I arrived that I request a room in the main (newer) part of the hotel. We did and the room was great — updated and spacious with a mini-fridge and partial view of the bay (I wouldn't pay extra for a bay view; the bay is a distance away and the view isn't that great). The only thing missing was a coffeemaker; I really hated having to make myself presentable first thing in the morning to go to the Starbucks counter in the hotel.
The pools were great. We only had time to go to the hot tub at the Balboa pool, but it was wonderful. We also rented bicycles and rode over to Balboa Island for lunch, then took the ferry over to the peninsula. Checked out the pier, the Wedge (famous for surfing) and had a drink at Newport Landing restaurant and watched the sailboats drift by. There is also a giant chess set on the hotel property which looked like fun.
The lobby bar and patio were lovely (although the drinks were pricey.) There are comfortable couches, a fire feature and heaters on the patio.
All in all a great experience and I would stay there again.
I have to say the staff went out of their way whenever we had a request.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa for a night while passing through town. This was a great villa for our family and we were located next to the playground. It was wonderful. Our only complaint is that the room was missing a few items the hotel usually provides, but we called and the brought them right out to our room. It was very clean and comfortable.
Pick this hotel it is for the location and not for the facility. It is not glamorous or glitzy. We had a very small studio with a Murphy bed and a 1 bedroom accessed from the parking lot on the second floor garage roof. It was a stand alone unit in the corner or the parking. It looked like we were entering a shed. The bedroom in that unit had no air conditioning, but a fan was supplied to blow cool air into the room. (Temps were unusually high during our visit.) Our Nissan Murano would not easily fit into the allocated parking place in the garage, but fortunately our second unit came with access to a parking lot 1/2 block away. Staff were friendly and anxious to please. Rooms were adequately furnished. You would not want to spend your time at the hotel, but instead at Heisler Park across the street and/or walking along the Pacific Ocean a few blocks into the heart of Laguna Beach. The location of this facility is absolutely fantastic! The facility... not so much.
Robert from Sacramento, CA
Laguna Shores is located on ocean front cliffs in the beautiful artists community of Laguna Beach. Guests enjoy miles of …More
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