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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best properties I've stayed at, anywhere. Room was large, had everything you needed and balcony sits right on the shoreline. The service from the front desks was excellent and friendly. I was with a large group (36) and all had high praise. Could probably do with another bar as the only bar they have, whilst a brilliant...

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Thank James C
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for a group Christmas Party. Staff was absolutely wonderful. Very accommodating. Beautiful rooms and of course the view spectacular. We will definitely be back again, this time with family, so they can enjoy it as much we did with friends.

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Thank 67virgo
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A boutique hotel with smiling staff, excellent beach access, fine amenities, and service that is fast, courteous, and pleasant. I would add that this a very informal atmosphere which made the experience even more enjoyable. We would definitely come back!

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Thank Nikunj D
Upland, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Surf and Sand has the location and so much more! Top notch service and facilities. Beachfront location offers sweeping views that won't soon be forgotten. A great place to relax, rewind, and rejuvenate.

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Thank Rhonda L
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is in great shape and is located right next to the ocean. The service and food is top-notch. We stayed there for my wife's birthday and she said this was her birthday ever. All of the staff members were extremely helpfuly. We had only one problem and that was with a party of people below us smoking "grass"...

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Thank B6127ITmarks
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the best view of any place in So Cal- quiet & right on the sand and perfect for sunset dining or a quick cocktail at the bar. The wine list was sorely lacking but the chef made my food precisely to my dietary requirements. How often does that happen! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience- perfect service and...

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Thank OneOrchidLover
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hotel, right on the sandy beaches of Laguna Beach. It is pricey, but is a great getaway for families and couples. It has a great restaurant downstairs and the room are right on the beach, a few feet away from the ocean. Staff is not the friendliest but overall, I give this place 5 stars...

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Thank Michael9900
Florence, AL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would've easily given this place a 5 star if not for jack hammers hammering on nearby balconies. They're putting in glass which will be lovely, but 9am-5pm it is LOUD. This place is gorgeous, and you cannot get closer to the amazing ocean and waves crashing. We slept like babies listening to the surf, lying in a super comfortable,...

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Misty L, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Laura D, Thank you so much for the review! Please accept my apologies as the balcony renovations disturbed your stay during the day. We are very excited for the upgrade, but hate to hear that it disturbed anyone. Please do note that we are maintaining the balconies and there will be no major changes, such as glass, on the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had been recommended to the Surf and Sand. This resort is so beautiful and delivered on everything! We did have a little trouble with the lock on our door so we were moved to another room. Wine and chocolates were brought to us for our trouble. Our room was so pleasant and large! We had a...

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Misty L, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Danielle, I am so happy to see that you and your husband enjoyed some well deserved R&R while here. I was disappointed to read about the lock concerns, but am happy it was addressed immediately. We look forward to your next visit. Kindly, Misty L. Director of Front Office

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat to have our team meeting at the Surf and Sand! Waking up to the breathtaking ocean view was just the perfect motivation to start our planning meeting for 2017. The staff took incredible care of us at all times. Form the staff to the food, we did not have to worry about a single thing.

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Misty L, Manager at Surf & Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear RobertMeister, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the team meeting was a success! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us. We look forward to your return in 2017! Kindly, Misty L. Director of Front Office

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Surf & Sand Resort

Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Price Range: RM1,651 - RM3,329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf & Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
The Surf And Sand Hotel Laguna Beach
Surf And Sand Hotel
Surf Sand Hotel
Surf And Sand Resort
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
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“I dont think there would be a bad room but ask for a balcony over the beach, not sure, but all rooms might be that.”
 of 5 bubbles Y3651BGjamesc, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If possible, choose the panoramic view.”
 of 5 bubbles 237nikunjd, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 350 was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles B6127ITmarks, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Water front rooms!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Michael9900, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I had a lower level room, it was like being right on the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles RobertMeister, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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