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“Amazing Cocktails by the sea!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surf & Sand Resort
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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59 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing Cocktails by the sea!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Whether you're staying here or not, cocktails at this resort are fantastic! You get an amazing view of the sea from the patio and/or you can cozy up by the fireplace…either way you've got to try the cocktails in this location! The resort is first class and the drinks are even better! If you make it for happy hour they actually have a manager's reception where they pass around incredible
hors d'oevres! If you want to eat directly over the beach I recommend their restaurant "Splashes". WOW is that place great! Great food & great view, truly a resort as beautiful as the city!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, NV
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

We just spend 2 nights here with our son, daughter-in-law & 2 grandchildren (7 & 10). We all loved it! We had rooms side by side on the 8th floor directly above the sand and pounding surf. The rooms were large, good size balcony, very comfortable beds, pillows & wonderful sheets. Yes, it was expensive, but this is the time of yr they make there money. The beach was clean & beautiful. The attendents bought & set up our beach chairs & umbrellas. The pool seemed heated w/comfortable double lounge chairs. Service is excellent. The Splaches restaurant had a very good breakfast. The room here was actually larger & nicer than the del Coronado which we love. Prices about the same. The kids saw a seal on the beach at night. Very cool.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Henderson, Nevada
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102 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

The Surf and Sand is one of the best hotels if you are looking to stay right on the water! The waves break right outside your room. It is is the closest you can get to the water in OC. The beach is beautiful and there is a good chance you will see whales and dolphins! Make sure to stay in the water front towers versus the pool view rooms. There is a huge difference. What a great place to stay!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, MN
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59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

The Surf And Sand Resort has been providing me with consistently great holidays for 25 years. This past visit was an opportunity to pull myself together after five major cancer surgeries in the past four years. No one bothered me, needed anything from me, just rest and relaxation. Perfectly comfotable for the solo traveler. Superb food and service. Despite all the plethora of nearby restaurants, it was challenging to not dine onsite every evening!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

We (family of 4, 2 teenage kids) chose Laguna Beach as a place to rest up after a holiday on the east coast. We really liked the vibe of the area, relaxing, friendly people etc and were really pleased we'd stayed out of LA. We had a 2 bed suite for 4 nights. The in-room facilities were very good and being on the top floor, we had a great view over the ocean We enjoyed the noise of the surf and instead of using the kindly provided ear plugs, we opened the balcony doors and let the crashing sounds in. We all slept like babies. This is a good resort. It's well located so that you can walk out the door to the village (unlike Montage and Ritz Carlton) and its position right on the beach is enviable. We didn't make much use of the facilities, but the restaurant which we used once for both breakfast and dinner was very expensive. There are much better options outside the resort a short walk away. The staff were very good - our request for a day room on our last day due to a midnight flight was handled well and the valet car park was very efficient. We stayed monday through friday and so it wasn't very busy but on friday evening as the weekend started we got the impression that some facilities (pool, bar, restaurant) might struggle when the resort was full. Overall, we thought it was a bit expensive.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Surf & Sand Resort

Property: Surf & Sand Resort
Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Laguna Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Laguna Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in Laguna Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Laguna Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Laguna Beach
Price range (per night): ₹ 35,419 - ₹ 52,754
Hotel Class:4 star — Surf & Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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 
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