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Trabuco Canyon, California
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This resort is small yet elegant and has the best view in Laguna Beach of the ocean. It is not far from where I live, yet it feels like another world. I cannot wait to return. It is so serene and beautiful and the restaurant, Splashes is excellent and the bar downstairs is great.

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LOS ANGELES, United States
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The hotel is beautifully appointed, everything done with great taste. The personnel was exceptionally professional and pleasant. A special compliment to the three women at the front desk; Jade, Kaye and Marcella. When they found out it was a birthday celebration, they went out of their way to accommodate us and together with the rest of the staff from room...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The room had a great view of the ocean but there was no air conditioning, when we entered the room it was like 100 degrees, they had all the door shut with the sun beaming in. For the price it is not worth the stay without air conditioning. Maids walked in on us for turn down service without even knocking...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. I am so sorry the extreme heat we've been experiencing lately paired with the lack of AC available in your room made for an uncomfortable stay. I welcome you to visit us during the off season when the area is much cooler with pleasant coastal breezes. If you...

london
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Myself and my newly engaged fiancé stayed at the Surf & Sands after 10 days travelling around Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vegas.. We chose the Surf and Sands resort as a means of relaxation for the final two nights of our holiday. The Hotel Staff were very attentive, The hotel was beautiful and our SurfSide King room was AMAZING!...

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Pasadena, California
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful view and directly on the beach. You can hear the waves crashing in your room, it is awesome. The restaurant in the resort had great dinning options. This is one of those hotels you recommend to your friends like, " You have to stay here".

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for the five star review. We truly appreciate it! Kindly, Misty L Director of Front Office

Capitola
Reviewed 27 September 2015

If u don't want to fly to Hawaii the Surf and Sand is great but pricey. Great beach, food and location. The gym is not to hot however. The food and service at Splashes is excellent. Try the Hearts of Palm salad. My wife and I had it twice with chicken added. Fantastic. The pool and pool bar looked very...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for the review. The Hearts of Palm salad is my favorite! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon. Kindly, Misty L Director of Front Office

San Diego, California
Reviewed 27 September 2015

First a bit of background: I've stayed at the Surf and Sand before and enjoyed the location and sound of the surf crashing against the shore at night in the room. Also, I typically do not mind hot weather and keep my thermostat generally no lower than 79 degrees. While the room itself was fine and the location great, our...

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Westerham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Do not come here expecting a peaceful romantic getaway by the beach. The rooms by the pool are so noisy, there aren't enough beds round the pool to sit everyone. The rooms are lovely as are the staff. The cocktails are poor. For the amount you are paying and it's a lot it simply isn't good enough. Go elsewhere

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback regarding your recent stay at Surf & Sand. Your comments are very important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. I apologize for the disappointment of your stay. The summer months are very busy in Laguna Beach which does lead to a...

Windsor, California
Reviewed 26 September 2015

My future Son-In-Law hosted their engagement dinner here and the restaurant and Manager, Sam Chehayeb, scored a perfect ten! We had a great selection of meals to choose from and everyone was pleased with their selections. I was even able to drop off 6 bottles of Champagne earlier in the day to be chilled. The service could not have been...

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

Good Day David B, I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Splashes. What a special time for you and your family. We are happy to be a part of it. Congratulations on the expansion of your family! Kindly, Misty L Director of Front Office

South San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Checked in to this dump on an 85 degree day - no AC! Also the room had a solid cockroach in it, and the hotel allows the locals to party at the pool, so expect a lot of tattooed low lifes hanging out getting drunk if you are hoping to relax. Also we got the room late on a Friday...

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

Dear Marc T, On behalf of the entire team at Surf & Sand Resort, I'd like to apologize for your negative experience at the resort. We pride ourselves in the quality products and services we provide for our guests. When we fail to exceed your expectations, we do not take it lightly. If you have a moment, I'd love to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: RM1,950 - RM3,548 (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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“Our Towers building room was beautiful. Stunning ocean facing views.”
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“WiFi was spotty in my room off the big patio.”
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“ask for a mattress pad for the pullout for the kids...ours a little lumpy. ”
annieP6, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend an ocean view room that starts at least on the third floor up. Lower levels will be very noisy.”
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
  • Room was dated, bathroom super small, and the fake silk flowers were covered with dust.
489amyr, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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