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1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#8 of 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
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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
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
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
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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jeweljade11 wrote a review Yesterday
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
We have been coming to the Surf & Sand resfort for over 10 years now. It never disappoints - the sound of the ocean from your room, to the excellent customer service offered from everyone to the ideal beach location make this resort something special. I can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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goldentav wrote a review 7 Aug
La Verne, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
I've been vacating in Laguna Beach for years but this is the first time I've stayed at the Surf and Sand Resort. The Resort is 1st class all the way. The staff were professional and attentive. The food was well prepared and served promptly. The rooms were spacious with great ocean views.
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kikipompom wrote a review 5 Aug
Denver, Colorado4 contributions8 helpful votes
Just had another perfect stay at Surf & Sand. So welcoming and relaxing. Their amazing team and gorgeous property always elevate our time in Laguna Beach. Absolutely no better location better location in Southern California. Counting the days until next time.
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lisamG9659YV wrote a review 4 Aug
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Beachfront paradise! Great Location. The staff is there for all of your needs. All the great amenities. Great place for families. Valet parking ease, just exit your car and enjoy! The view is spectacular! Downtown Laguna has wonderful art, dinning and shopping.
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Wedgetraveller wrote a review 4 Aug
Manchester31 contributions59 helpful votes
I am here now listening to waves from my bed it like being in heaven. I love my rooms my bed is facing the sea. Had dinner here last night and the food was brilliant. The staff are so nice all ourneeds are being met. It’s a charming hotel with a real boutique feel. I love that pool is open late.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Traveler: We are so pleased that you enjoyed our resort and great location next to the ocean. Thank you for letting us know that our staff, dining and room accommodations met your needs. We look forward to your return!
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3msparkles wrote a review 2 Aug
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We go every year to Pageant of the Masters, Sawdust festival. We look forward to Laguna Beach every summer. Lots of beautiful shops, restaurants, art. We enjoyed the beach. Our hotel provided us with beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels. My favorite place! Let me just say our hotel is insanely stunning!
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Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Sparkles: We appreciate your loyalty every year. Thank you for the compliments of our resort and the services we provide. We look forward to having you back next summer!
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adriver122 wrote a review 2 Aug
Lutz, Florida1 contribution
Beautiful place would have been absolutely perfect have they had Air conditioning or portable AC units in all rooms. Impossible to sleep or get cool in summer months. Unable to sleep with the sound of the crashing waves because doors cannot be closed and salt air back spray covered the inside of the room and on the floors through balcony. If they had AC or portable units I would give it a five star plus rating. But never again would I go back unless they have it
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Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello - thank you for the compliments of Surf & Sand. Please know that plans for air conditioning will be included in our future renovation of the entire resort (which has been delayed with legalities for quite some time). Please call upon us in the future for any needed assistance.
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MrDeVorak wrote a review 1 Aug
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The positive feedback I will give is that yes the staff was very friendly. Check In was awkward because there were so many people in the lobby but no organization. There really wasn't a line or anything. The fact that there is no AC is fine, but it needs to be advertised IN BIG AND BOLD lettering so the expectation is set. The thermostat in the room goes down to 50 degrees so naturally I thought that was for the AC and it's for a heating unit. A simple label on that would be fine. The ceiling fan barely worked. It was a joke. We had to use the loud ass portable fan that was in the closet. The closet barely fit everything that was already in it. I wasn't even told what the key was for to get into the refrigerator. That was weird. Housekeeping came to clean when were were getting ready to leave so I asked them to come back and they never did. I had to call in the late afternoon to have the room serviced. For what I'm paying, at the bare minimum, I am expecting the room to be served on a daily basis. If you re struggling with coast you can do away with Turn-Down Service and make sure the essentials are actually done. The rooms overall need a makeover/update. The fixtures were covered in dust. It was hard to find the an outlet to plug in a phone charger. The courtyard outside the first floor where my room was was filthy. The nightly rate of this hotel is not worth what I got.
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Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Mr. DeVorak: Our sincere apologies that you were inconvenienced during your recent stay. I replied to your survey also explaining our renovation plans for the future. We deeply regret the unfortunate issues you encountered. Please reach out to us directly in the future so that we are able to better accommodate all of your needs. for any needed assistance.
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EricLosAngeles wrote a review 1 Aug
Los Angeles135 contributions69 helpful votes
NO AIRCONDITIONING - How can a hotel anywhere in Southern California have no air-conditioning? Rooms are perpetually stuffy - even with the balcony door wide open. Poor shower water pressure. Pillows that make airline pillows look like the height of luxury. All of this for 1K/night. Not to mention the outdated and tired decor (bed linen that has seen better days). We were seduced by the favorable reviews - not sure where those individuals actually stayed as the reviews bear little resemblance to this hotel. Only reason not giving it 1 star is that the staff are clearly trying inspite of the challenging work environment.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Pamela H, Other at Surf & Sand Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Eric: We regret that we did not meet your expectations. A renovation for the entire resort has been in the planning stages for quite some time, being delayed by legalities. We are now looking forward to continuing with those efforts, which will include air conditioning. Please call upon us for any needed assistance in the future.
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kleonardi2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
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I have been going to Surf & Sand for 20 years, and now it is a place my family and I go every summer. From top to bottom, the Surf & Sand hotel is great from it's location right on the beach, to the great food and the great staff. This is the only place to stay in Laguna Beach!
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Hello Our Loyal Guest: We were so pleased to have you as our guest once again and to know you enjoyed another wonderful stay. Thank you for the compliments of our location, staff and dining. We look very forward to your return!
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US$572 - US$874 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaOrange CountyLaguna Beach
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, K'ya Bistro, and Selanne Steak Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf & Sand Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre 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.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf & Sand Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Murphy-Smith Historical Bungalow (1.7 km).