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Located directly on 500 feet of California's pristine Laguna Beach, Surf & Sand Resort offers private oceanfront balconies, exquisite coastal dining, an award-winning spa and more. From those looking for a family adventure to couples and friends seeking a pure relaxing getaway, Surf & Sand Resort has you covered. Our oceanfront hotel in California resembles a sun-washed Mediterranean Village. We offer 167 beachfront guest rooms, including 13 Laguna Beach suites, all of which feature stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and private balconies. Surf & Sand Laguna Beach Hotel is the perfect getaway for couples and families alike. Named in 2019 among the top 25 resorts in Southern California by Conde Nast Traveler readers, the resort also offers meeting and event space perfect for dream weddings and corporate retreats.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Iron
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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barbara b wrote a review 16 Feb
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As a caregiver, I look forward to brief respites where I can recharge my batteries. This mini vacation was just the ticket! The biggest advantage they have is their staff! Everyone we met on site was as kind and accommodating as possible! I truly felt as if I mattered! Further, despite the renovation the space is still beautiful! Right on the ocean, they offer earplugs to those who are disturbed by the waves at night. I listen to that sound at home when I can’t get to sleep! The view off our balcony was picturesque! Don’t miss the sun down over the water! An absolute must see! My parents took me there as a child 50 years ago! It was one of my favorite places as a child and remains so today! Looking forward to my next visit!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Douglas d wrote a review Sept 2022
San Diego, California5 contributions5 helpful votes
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I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to tell you about our recent experience with your magnificent hotel and staff. Just a quick background…I’m a former F&B Director at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, Stratosphere and Harrah’s Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. During my 30+ years in Food and Beverage, I’ve come across some of the finest individuals who offer a “different level” of customer service. And I wanted to mention a few of the names and hoping you might share this email with them. I need to start with MIKE MCDANIELS. As a Front Desk Agent, he has a complete understanding of guest retention. An absolute gentleman who will do anything to ensure customer satisfaction. If I was still working in La Jolla, I would have made him an offer right then and there to come work with me. Yes, I’m serious. Of course, Joanna, he would never accept because he just loves the Surf & Sand! We had some initial challenges after check-in with the Catalina Suite which wasn’t exactly like the photos had been advertised. It was essential for our anniversary and my wife’s birthday that it had to be perfect. MIKE worked diligently to get us moved over to the Vista Suite 452 for my five nights. He really knew the importance of what he accomplished with us as we inundated him with multiple hugs and thank you’s…haha. As your hotel is obviously busy, MIKE actually moved our room luggage across to the Vista Suite. There’s nothing better, in my opinion, to see a Front Desk Team Member roll up his sleeves and jump in to get things done quickly! And with zero hesitation, to boot! He never made an excuse and never stated “no, I’ll have somebody come back and do it.” He just does it. Congratulations on having such a terrific young man on your staff, Joanne. A+. AMIT Front office manager, was incredibly kind and efficient. Everything he told me he was true in regards to the hotel folio and I wanted to thank him again as unfortunately I didn’t see him upon checkout. ALI…your Concierge Manager was also very kind and sent us a beautiful welcome note with perfect made Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. We had an initial misunderstanding prior to our arrival but I take full responsibility with the miscommunication. I made it a point to locate her and apologize. She was great and gave me a very nice acknowledgment when leaving. Splashes servers GEORGE and PATRICK. We dined with GEORGE on our arrival night. A very kind man, soft spoken and calm. His food knowledge is off the charts. We had a magnificent dinner. We had some special requests and of course…he answered in a positive manner! I can’t emphasize enough to share with everyone that your food is as good as I’ve had anywhere with my previous travels. I know your sister property, Rancho Bernardo Inn, very well. Simply stated, your Culinary Department is better, in my opinion. Just superb. PATRICK was also on a different level. He’s as professional as I’ve ever had. I believe you’re extremely fortunate to have that team in place, Joanne. My writing about Splashes does not do it justice. In a dining room atmosphere, as you can imagine, not too much escapes me. I really do see everything. One actually has to watch PATRICK servicing other guests. The consummate professional with consistency. There’s nothing better for your guests to experience this. Chef’s feature that night was a Dry Aged Prime New York and I asked for a Red wine recommendation. He brought two “ blind tasting” glasses….one was an Argentinian wine from his homeland. It was the winner! I would like to mention my wife and I first went to the Driftwood Kitchen and there’s too much negativity to mention. We left after five minutes. My wife suggested we go to Splashes again and the Host Persons were incredibly gracious and accommodating. Lastly, I’d like to add that one can’t teach passion or elegance but your staff sure does possess it. Host Persons, Culinary, Housekeeping, Maintenance (replaced telephone headset battery), Valet GABE and ADAM, and Front Desk personnel are class personified. I told a few of your staff that I’d be writing you and everyone said you are simply magnificent and a great Leader. Congratulations!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 07 Sept 2022
Hello Douglas: We certainly cannot thank you enough for your glowing review of Surf & Sand and our associates. To date, I do not believe we have ever had such a detailed, positive review. Thank you for mentioning the great service of Michael, Ali, George, Patrick, Amit, Gabe, Adam, and all of our special culinary, housekeeping, front desk, maintenance teams. Coming from a hospitality professional, it is truly valued. We hope you are able to return in the near future. Please call upon us directly for any needed assistance. Thank you again!
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Stay786502 wrote a review 16 Feb
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Surf and Sand is a lovely accommodation that literally has the beach under your feet. We were looking for a location that had beach accessibility from the hotel. We were thrilled to find this hotel that allowed us to walk right onto the beach. The views were fantastic and the staff went above and beyond. The pool area was well kept and our room was very comfortable.
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Sunshine45496909793 wrote a review 09 Feb
Los Angeles, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
I have stayed at the Surf and Sand many times and have always had a great experience. My latest visit was was a major disappointment. The only real positive aspect of your hotel is the ocean view/location. I was extremely disappointed with pretty much everything else. Wow. It was not a great experience: 1) I arrived late Tuesday night and my room was freezing. No heating. They brought in a space heater which didn't provide enough heat. I slept under two blankets and had to use all of my bath towels as blankets. 2) My tv didn't work. 3) Crack/hole in the ceiling 4) Sliding window door on balcony doesn't lock (this is a huge safety issue for a woman traveling alone) 5) The bathroom has chips in all of its countertops. It's not well insulated and was freezing 6) There were dead bugs on the floor of my room 7) For people with electric cars, you only have tesla chargers. Not convenient at all. 9) You really should inform people that these rooms need major updates. That probably would have led to a slightly better review. But to charge more than $500 per night, during winter when it's freezing outside with no heat in the room lends to a very uncomfortable experience. I would have rather stayed at a different hotel and not had the ocean view because I really didn't feel comfortable at your hotel.
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ginakramermft wrote a review 08 Feb
Napa, California8 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent an incredible weekend enjoying Surf & Sand during our recent visit to Laguna Beach. Despite the hotel being under renovations while we were there, our stay was amazing due to the staff. From the warm of the greeting we received during check-in to the helpful tips we gathered from the concierge and bellman ... this hotel truly understands the importance of customer service.
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christinewolterpiwi wrote a review 01 Feb
Presque Isle, Wisconsin2 contributions
Great accommodations! Rooms clean and welcoming. friendly and knowledgeable staff. Love staying oceanside and listening to the sea, especially at night. This was our second stay and even though they were remodeling, we didn't realize it. We'll definitely be back!
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Greg_11126 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Surf and Sand is the premier resort if you want to stay in Laguna and right on the water. The experience of this stay is unmatched with a room directly looking out over the Pacific Ocean and hear the waves roll in and crash just feet outside your room. The view from the balcony is incredible and great to just sit out and enjoy on a morning. The staff of the resort are top notch and everyone you encounter is a happy face looking to make your stay as good as possible. Shanny was so fun and friendly when checking in and Mike was equally as pleasant when checking out. In the middle Ken was so nice asking what he could do to make the stay as good as possible. Everything about the resort is top notch and one you don't want to miss.
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Dana L wrote a review Jan 2024
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From arrival to departure my wife and I had an incredible experience at the Surf and Sand last weekend. The valet and bell team offered such a warm welcome and made us feel like royalty. Kevin Chris,Nick,Gunner, Gabe and Dylan represented the hotel so well and surf and sand should feel very fortunate to have such a great team! Shanny, Ken, Sydney and Salvador at the front desk put us in a spectacular room and offered a wonderful cheese plate amenity to celebrate our night away. They were attentive as soon as we arrived into the lobby and provided service I would expect from a 5 star hotel. For a boutique family owned hotel, we felt like the staff was more personable and professional than our previous experience at other luxury properties we have stayed at. We cannot wait to book our next trip and very excited to see the renovation of the hotel!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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CollinBryant31 wrote a review Jan 2024
Santa Monica, California1 contribution
My fiancé and I celebrated our engagement at the Surf and Sand Resort, and it was an amazing experience. The staff was fantastic—attentive, kind, and truly enhanced our special weekend. If you are looking for an amazing place to stay in Laguna Beach, look no further!
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Key2024 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Upon checking in everyone was so welcoming. Shanny was so friendly and went above and beyond. The views are hard to beat. I can’t wait to come back and walk along the beach for the relaxing stay cation
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf & Sand Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Nearby attractions include Crystal Cove State Park (0.3 km), Vertigo Home (0.08 km), and The Sandpiper Lounge (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf & Sand Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Splashes Restaurant, The Rooftop Lounge, and K'ya Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Surf & Sand Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Surf & Sand Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.