5 star hotels in Laguna Woods, CA

1. Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel is 6.5 miles from Laguna Beach and 9 miles from the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano.The relaxed rooms and suites have free WiFi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with premium channels, plus coffeemakers and desks with ergonomic chairs. Some rooms feature city views, and some suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas.The slick American restaurant/bar features a patio with a fire pit. Other amenities include a spa, an outdoor pool and a splash pad, plus a fitness center and a kids’ club. There are also 4 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the slick restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “basketball” 14 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Crisrael Lucero

This was a lovely hotel with amazing amenities The fitness center is free to use if you’re staying at the hotel, and it’s not your standard hotel gym The fitness center is essentially its own full blown gym, with a great pool to boot

Rooms are clean with a lot of space The only thing that was off was the cleaning staff kept asking when we were leaving so they can clean the room despite us having late checkout

Rodney Ibrahim

Stayed 3 nights here while in town for some meetings Everyone in the area knows about this hotel because of the gym which is attached to the hotel The hotel is in a good area with a parking garage next door which is $27 a day

Rooms were a good size with very comfortable beds However there a few things that could use improvement First, the bathroom was very dimly lit Would help if there was a light in the actual shower Also there was no safe in the room There may be one in the room but I didn’t see oneIf you’re a gym person, the gym is legit Has most types of equipment along with nice locker room with steam, sauna, and jacuzzi They also have a nice lap pool outsideThe bar and restaurant are good and there is happy hour starting around 4 which is fun to take advantage of The food at the restaurant was actually quite good If I’m in the area I’ll be back here

David

I have no patience with being charged full price and then getting the “no service” speech upon check in! They claim staffing issues…Additionally, I noticed that the two complimentary waters that come with every Marriott property on planet earth were not in my room I called the front desk and they said I had to come down to get them Irritating, but fine

But then it was like trying to convince a toddler to share their Tonka truck when I asked for more water since there was no daily service to replenish them He told me I could come back to the lobby and refill them at the water stationLook… I hate giving bad reviews Most of mine are positive However, my recent streak with Marriott brands is making me question my loyalty!Anyway… this is a great gym with a waterless hotel with no service attached… the tacos were pretty good too…

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Atop a 150-ft oceanfront bluff, this Mediterranean-style luxury hotel offers Pacific views, and is a mile from the Monarch Beach Golf Links.Soothingly elegant rooms decorated with dark-wood furniture and sea-tone walls and carpets feature Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screens and patios or balconies; some also have outdoor fireplaces. Suites come with personal assistants and preferred restaurant seating.A resort fee covers yoga classes, a beach shuttle, and access to tennis courts and the chic beauty spa’s sauna and steam rooms. There’s also a steakhouse, an outdoor lounge and an eatery serving Pan-Latin coastal cuisine, plus 2 pools and 2 hot tubs.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min walk to Salt Creek Beach Park
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “surfing” 15 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

anna guelzim

We booked a weekend over Christmas weekend with the hope of spending a lot of time inside and order in-room dining to stay safe covid wisePros: Very dog friendly hotel with tons of green spaces for doggies to roam around and do their business We loved our room with its private fireplace

The room was clean and very comfortable Tons of movie choices and just an overall great TV app selection Great staff and serviceCons: The thing that disappointed us the most was the in-room dining food quality The taste was just awful Over the weekend we almost tried everything on the menu and literally everything was just barely eatable including the burger and chicken noodle soup! How do you mess up a burger or a chicken soup? The only item that was OK was the mac and cheese I really hope management reads this review and tries some of the food for themselves Given the in-room menu price points, your clients really deserve better than this

Ani Boyadjian

It was fun two nights, the kids had fun in the pool and we made new friends with other nice families with children The servers and the housekeeping staff were very polite and had great customer service skills For the price we paid, unfortunately it did not measure up! I booked the hotel for 4 adults they gave us a tiny room with one king bed once they saw we were two adults and two small children at check in

I had to go back and question that so they gave us a new room with two queen beds Just didn’t feel welcomed at that moment and we probably will not go back there just because for the amount of money paid it’s not worth it We went there to relax and it was very noisy ac compressor maybe? And in the morning 8 am drilling noises and construction sounds The property is really beautiful, with a nice view of the ocean and the coast line The beach is nice too they have sand toys for the kids to borrow and will set up chairs and umbrellas for you The food was delicious!

Wendy Pechero

First visit at this Ritz-Carlton and it was an excellent stay We were upgraded to the Club level and our experience was superb The staff were helpful and offered suggestions on restaurants and local attractions

The food was great along with the drinks I would totally do Club level again at the Ritz! Loved the fact that the support staff was diverse and mingled with all of us

3. Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this upscale resort hotel is 3 miles from Salt Creek Beach Park and 8 miles from Laguna Beach.Chic rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms and private balconies. There are also minifridges and coffeemakers, plus flat-screens TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living/dining rooms. Upgraded quarters offer ocean views.There’s an oceanfront restaurant serving American fare, as well as lounge with a terrace. Additional amenities include 2 outdoor pools, a kids’ splash zone and a gym, plus a spa and a sauna. A business center and event space are offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 5 min walk to Doheny State Beach
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 16 times
  • Guests liked the ocean views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Levon Juni

Great location, great viewsI enjoyed this hotel I see some reviews of negative experiences with temperature in the room, hot water, etc

We did not have any of those issues We were able to set our room temperature, we had plenty of hot water, and if we asked the front desk for more water, they gave it to us We also got a massage at the spa and enjoyed their facilitiesWalking distance to the harbor, the beach, and many restaurant options Or you can get a beach bike from the hotel Several grassy park areas, nice clean beach I really enjoyed our stay

J. ERTAN

It is one of the rare hotels in Southern California where you can stay for a family vacation It is a beautiful hotel with its proximity to the family action, calmness and comfort inside It is a good alternative for guests coming from out of state, especially with its walking distance to the marina and 20-30 minutes close to many surf beaches spots

When you stay between the cities of San Diego and Los Angeles, it is nice that you can go to both cities at similar times My advice is to have breakfast by enjoying the beautiful weather in the green area in front of you in the morning, there is the legendary open buffet breakfast Especially the scrambled eggs and fresh coffee

JS

Overall, a great hotel in the Dana Point area Very easy to walk to everything you may need Our kids love the pool(s) and the amenities really cater to everyone

We ordered food and drinks by the pool a few days in a row and the prices were extremly reasonable for what you get and the servers were great Even though I have kids myself, I really appreciate that they enforce quiet hours before 9am at the pool because sometimes people are just not considerate for other guests who want to relax or sleep in and allow their kids to scream at the pool super earlyThe staff gives notification of any events/weddings that may be happening during your stay which is also a plusEverything is clean and well maintained The only complaint I could possibly come up with is the required valet kinda sucks We forgot something in the car and the hassle of going down and waiting in line (after paying $46 per day) just to get something out of car is super inconvenient You also feel super rushed when you are loading/unloading luggage when departing/arriving because valet wants to push you in and out

4. The Ranch at Laguna Beach (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

On 87 acres of grounds with canyons, a creek and a garden, this upscale resort off the Coast Highway is a 9-minute walk from Aliso Beach Park.Refined rooms feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms, as well as patios or balconies with scenic views. The 2-story cottages feature 2 bedrooms, and a 2-bedroom treehouse has a kitchen. Room service is available.There’s a poolside bar and a high-end restaurant with a terrace. Other amenities include golf, an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a luxe spa. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 6 min drive to 维多利亚等海滩
  • Guests praised the high-end restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 26 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Monique Moledo

The stay was wonderful The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, they always made sure to keep the spirits highThe room was beautiful, good space and clean

The pool and the jacuzzi were really nice The restaurants had live music, fitness center was 24h They had some activities throughout the week There was no view toward the beach, but it’s only 10min walk away from Aliso beach where the Lost Pier Cafe offers complimentary beach umbrella and chair for guestsIt is definitely a romantic getaway

JR Mariano

We visited the Ranch at Laguna Beach for a quick spring break getaway The location and grounds are amazing, only 15 hours from Los Angeles, walking distance to the beach, and the people and vibe of Laguna Beach are very calm and laid back

We were treated amazingly by the front desk staff upon checking in, especially Olivia, who was professional, knowledgeable, and welcomed our family with open arms We look forward to returning to the Ranch soon and wouldn’t hesitate to refer this property to all our friends and family!

Steve Smith

Our stay was nice, rooms nice, played golf also very nice Patio’s and restaurant was solid ok Live music on deck very nice, but 200$ to sit by your fire pits completely stupid

Each night I was there, (3) nobody used them I think management should be embarrassed Interesting how many other people thought it was ridiculous as well Obviously not about building community as much as making a buck

5. Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo – Laguna Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a modern building on a leafy property, this contemporary all-suite hotel is 3 miles from Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, 7 miles from the Laguna Art Museum and 10 miles from Aliso Beach.Relaxed studios offer kitchens with dishwashers, microwaves and fridges, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The 1- to 2-bedroom suites add separate living/dining areas with pull-out sofas.Complimentary perks include hot breakfast, a grocery shopping service and weekday evening socials. There’s also an outdoor saltwater pool beside a wraparound patio that has a bar and a fire pit. Other amenities include a 24-hour gym and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have minibars
  • 8 min drive to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes but some complained about the furniture
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 62 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 10 times
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Anthony Martinez

Well for starters the bed was not made correctly Instead of a comforter there was a fitted sheet in its place It made for a horrible sleep

We also needed some towels so we decided to ask for room service after the third day They said we needed to stay 5 nights to get that service and it has to be scheduled 24 hours in advance On the fourth night my son decided to yell through the door we were out of toilet paper! Soooo I had to walk my happy rear end downstairs to get my own re fill of paper I just it was so weird that a hotel at this price you don’t get your room cleaned, have to get towels and re fill your own soap and toilet paper Not to mention it was a little dirty when we arrived but decided when they service the room we will let them know but that didn’t happen Luckily my wife brought Lysol wipes and cleaned the gross spots and floor herself If you like paying top dollar for a room and doing all your own housekeeping I would say this is definitely the place! Although the breakfast was delightfully good

keisha albert

Very nice hotel, the location is near a bunch of little shops you can walk to and it was near a small park that goes to a nice shopping center, Also only 15 mins from the beach! The hotel itself was clean and spacious had everything you needed to cook! The only reason I gave 3 stars was because the carpet in there was really dirty and brown and had dirt spots all over it definitely needed to be cleaned and was kind of Gross & The couch looked as if it needed to be cleaned as well!!I also would like to mention the breakfast is not great for this location, Not much of a selection you’ll definitely have to go somewhere for breakfast! I’ve been to Hilton suites where the breakfast was amazing a little disappointing in this one!

Audrey Luo

Pros: the hot tub, bigger roomCons: not so clean I found a long white piece of something in the coffee maker filter which looked like a worm (it’s too gross to take a picture)

There’s problem with the sink drainage too and it smelled bad The breakfast was over at 9am, way too early I was lucky to finish my business call at 8:50am so I had the chance to eat a few things The location was not convenient It’s far from the highway and main streets Would not stay there again

6. The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 4-minute walk from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, this classy hotel is 7.1 miles from the Newport Beach Pier.Polished rooms offer flat-screen TVs, beds with pillow-top mattresses, coffeemakers and WiFi (surcharge). Suites add separate living spaces; some have dining tables and wet bars. In-room spa treatments are available for a fee.There’s an outdoor pool, 2 tennis courts and an exercise room, plus a French-inspired restaurant and 26 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and liked the beds
  • 15 min drive to the Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • 48 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 42 times
  • Guests mentioned fitness centers 18 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Darian Javaheri

Upon arrival, the front desk told us they gave our two queen bed in which we reserved months ago to someone else! After talking back and forth for a few minutes, the best they could offer us was a single bed, along with a sofa bed, which on their own website stated sleeps 3 In my case, we were a family of 4, resulting in 1 person with no bed to sleep in They didn’t reimburse us for the cheaper room they substituted

Instead, the manager threatened to kick us out of the hotel for us requesting them to give us the correct room which we reserved and had paid in advance for After being about our situation, the first thing the manager said “we have explained we don’t have the room you booked, we will do you a favor by canceling your reservation” To make matters worse, the manager forced me to formally apologize to her, or she would cancel our reservation for questioning why they gave our room away, getting no answer in response each time A manager centric awful solution to leave me as the costumer without the room that I prepaid for in advance It was take the room for 3 people which was the managers solution or take the highway Left with no good option, we finally walked into the reassigned room, there was a dirty sock in the middle of our sofa bed Taking a picture of the sock and showing the front desk, they said, and I quote, “we are sorry” The manager escalated the situation way further than necessary, and was completely blind to reasonably accommodate our reservation My family tried to be patient, and the front desk employees were doing their best, but the way the manager treated me and my family was unprofessional, disrespectful, and uncalled for

Ellie

I stayed here for one night in 2022/8 and the cleaning condition was below average There was a pillow case left behind the sofa and a hand tag (from the previous customer) on the floor inside the closet I think it’s unacceptable for a 4-star hotel

The next morning, a staff mistakenly opened our room door via universal key while my partner and I were still in the room I found it very disrespectful and will not recommend this hotel

Sofie Carp

I was sorely disappointed The service provided by the service staff was disappointing Several issues occurred starting with check in

The manager had to be called He took his time coming to assist After about 20 mins of waiting, the attending clerk had to go look for him After about another 10 minutes, she returned with the manager He was unapologetic and confirmed what I had already told the clerk with the exception that he stated they had no suites at the hotel I later found out what I was told was untrue through asking of the cleaning staff on our floorOn a separate day, a different manager was in the lobby asking guests if he could be of assistance Our party asked him if the restaurant was available for lunch He said no, but there was food and drinks available in the second floor pool area We went up to the 2nd floor only to be told by the person working the pool area bar, that all that was available was snacks (chips) and drinks She did mention that food was available only on weekends, however, this was a FridayOn check out day, I was treated differently from another guest checking out at the same time I was just told that I was was “done” I had to request a copy of the receipt since I had issues during check-in and want to make sure I was not charged for anything as my stay had been pre-paid While I waited I notice the person checking out at the same time was being treated very differently, asked how they wanted their receipt and if they wanted any water for their return trip home I don’t know if how I was treated was because I was a different color and gender than the person checking out at the same timeThe valet staff was very different, they were very attentive and their customer service outstanding

7. Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum Lake Forest (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an area with bars and casual eateries off Interstate 5, this informal hotel is 4 miles from downtown, 5 miles from live music at the FivePoint Amphitheatre and 9 miles from Laguna Beach.The understated rooms come with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. Room service is offered.Amenities include a low-key restaurant and bar, as well as a 24-hour convenience store. There’s also an outdoor pool, a gym and a patio. Parking and a hot breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 60 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 16 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Peter Margolin

I have stayed here on 3 separate occasions for business and personal reasons Once again The property, rooms, amenities and staff are all 5 star in every way The rooms are contemporary and outstanding for cleanliness and comfort

Every part of the property is maintained perfectly The front desk people, house keeping, and everyone that works here does a wonderful job They all define “fine hospitality “ Better than the Ritz or Waldorf Go out of your way to stay It’s perfect

Lena Castles

Definitely staying here again! Rooms were spacious, quiet, very clean with nice decor The bed was very comfortable Location was very convenient

Staff was friendly, although I didn’t have to go to the front desk or ask for anything from housekeeping or maintenance Whenever I walked thru the hotel, all staff greeted me and other guests I’m a Hilton Honors member and I used the app to check in and out and used the digital room key The app is great! Overall excellent stay!

Lauren Gonzalez

MAJOR thank you to Angelo (I believe that was his name) working the evening of Sunday the 10th I came in very exhausted after finding a cockroach in my room at the best western across the street at 10pm and he was so kind and helpful He was personable and very nice, and made me feel so much safer and better

The hotel is clean, modern, and easy to navigate Room was very cozy and perfect for a business traveler like myself

8. Surf & Sand Resort (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Phone: (888) 579-8544
  • Ratings: 4.6 (1746 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Surf & Sand Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Posh rooms & suites with ocean views in a beachfront hotel offering a chic spa & a seaside pool.

About this hotel

Set on 500 feet of Pacific beachfront, this lavish resort is a mile from Main Beach park and 9 miles from upscale Fashion Island shops.Breezily elegant rooms in sea tones offer ocean views, goose-down comforters and marble baths, plus iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Luxe 1- and 2-bedroom suites with Jacuzzis and balconies or sundecks add living areas, hardwood floors and/or fireplaces. A resort fee covers Wi-Fi and turndown service.Amenities include a casual cafe, a posh restaurant/bar overlooking the ocean, and a hip cocktail lounge with outdoor seating and fire pits. There’s also a chic spa with 8 treatment rooms, a seaside pool and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Main Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “waves” 38 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests liked the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Elaine Martinez

This is a great hotel that touches the water in Laguna Beach The tower rooms on the top floor are the best views in my opinion Not a lot of the rooms have air conditioning but they give lots of fans and being on the sand can be breezy so it’s perfect

Great location and delicious coffee in the hotel The restaurant and bar also have great sights but get reservations And the pool can be a fight for the best seats that face the water, so if you want prime seats, get there early

Sara Samie

A few weeks ago my husband and I decided to do a staycation at Surf and Sand When we arrived the entire staff was very welcoming Lisa checked us in and we told her the purpose of our vacation

She really went out of her way to make sure our stay was memorable She went above and beyond to accommodate us and get us the best room (which was a beautiful upgraded room) If that wasn’t enough they also sent over a bottle of wine and chocolate as they knew how important this time was for us Nicky, who was also at the front desk, checked in on us multiple times to make sure we were doing and that we were enjoying our stay One of the best experiences we had by far!!! This will be our go to place because the property is so beautiful and the staff is very attentive and do their best to make your stay amazing

Tracy Brunetti

This hotel is absolutely amazing I had a client residing at the hotel and wanted to do something nice for he and his wife The Concierge, Sandra, and Michael at the front desk, both strategize together to help me quickly plan a wonderful gift for my client

They both stayed late and went well out of their way to assist me and I cannot thank them enough!These two employees exemplify customer service Since I work in a customer service centric industry, multi family, I wanted to commend them both for going out of their way and providing the superior service! Thank you again for all your help to make my clients stay even better! Hats off to Sandra and Michael!

9. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the ocean, this luxe resort hotel is 3.8 miles from Aliso Beach and 9 miles from Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.Upscale rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms, high-speed Internet, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Upgraded quarters add balconies, lounges, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and/or butler service.Amenities include a private beach, 3 pools, a gym and a golf course. There are 6 restaurants, plus a bar with regular live music. A resort fee applies.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • 5 min drive to Salt Creek Beach Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “golf courses”, mentioned 36 times in reviews
  • Guests liked the grounds
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Jake Prescott

Very nice facility Rooms were beautiful and price was right Food was great but would like to see a little more variety between the different restaurants

Wonderful if you intend to stay on resort – but nothing to walk to off of the resort (Everything was a cab ride away) Sunset views from the great lawn were phenomenal Good mix of families, couples, and convention travellers

Sage Wheeler

This is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed The staff was attentive and accommodating, the grounds were gorgeous, the pools were warm and very clean, the room was comfortable It felt fancy, but not opulent, which I really like

The restaurants were all quite good, but very expensive This is definitely not a place for a family on a tight budget, but we did feel like everything was well worth it It really seems to capture the So-Cal vibe and made me fantasize about leaving Seattle for good

Candy Merrill

This resort far exceeded our expectations We came with 3 generations for a family vacation Service was top drawer! We can’t express enough how perfect and relaxing it was

The Beach Club – your private Waldorf Astoria beach was incredible You don’t have to lift a finger Great dining, beach services, activities and more Pool was wonderful with great views of the ocean The entire staff made you feel as though you were the only guests The service in EVERY area was OUTSTANDING We actually met quite a few other guests who were repeaters That’s the real testimonyTons of other things to do close by (including Disneyland), but there’s not much reason to leave the resort Guest Tip… stay here and be sure to make lunch and dinner reservations at the Monarch Bay Beach Club Heaven!!We will be back!

10. The Inn at Laguna Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 4-minute walk from Main Beach Park, this upscale hotel is 3 miles from Crystal Cove State Park and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.Chic bungalow-style rooms and suites with plantation shutters and pillow-top beds feature in-room dining, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers and minifridges; some have balconies and ocean views.Complimentary amenities include wine socials in the lobby or on the rooftop terrace, which offers a hip bar with panoramic views, plus nightly milk and cookies, and use of beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. A nearby Mexican restaurant delivers meals to the beachfront pool or the terrace (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Laguna Art Museum and Heisler Park
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 56 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ashley Atkinson

I stayed here for a meeting in the Laguna Room but enjoyed it so much I decided to stay another night on my own! You can’t beat the location — I believe every room has a coastal view and it’s steps from the beach and downtown Laguna The only thing I’d caution is that some rooms and the pool are very close to the public walking trail on the cliff, so you will hear and see the foot traffic, but I enjoyed the people-watching Service was helpful and unobtrusive, and the decor is neutral and understated (doesn’t scream “hotel!” which I appreciate)

Since they don’t have a big lobby or restaurant, it’s a pretty quiet place other than the complementary rooftop happy hour The catering provided for our meeting was simple but nice I liked the sustainable touches such as cloth towels instead of paper, and a reef-safe sunscreen dispenser at the pool Really felt like a getaway, definitely would visit again!

Patrick Minns

Beautiful hotel, absolutely stunning beach view from our beach facing room The bad was among the most comfortable we have ever slept Staff was extremely friendly, and the rooms are modern and cozy

Many choices for eating are within walking distance as are art galleries and shopping choices The beach is unique, there is traditional sand, but also tide pools which are sadly devoid of the sea life that one would expect We had a wonderful dinner at Nicks Laguna Beach and a memorable anniversary celebration This is now an anniversary destination for years to come

John Moore

Every summer for the past five years my mother has stayed at the inn to attend the Laguna pageant It has a wonderful location with views of the ocean, beach and park and is just minutes to walk from to restaurants and shopping As an older property it has had some renovations done

The common areas are very nice, the rooms are clean and the beds comfortable Occasionally there is a bathroom door that doesn’t close properly or a slight odor but overall this is a nice place I do find it a bit pricey but after all it is Laguna Beach

11. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Irvine Lake Forest (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 5, this unassuming all-suite hotel is 2 miles from the Pretend City Children’s Museum and 3 miles from the Irvine Spectrum Center shopping mall.Relaxed suites offer Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. All feature living areas.Amenities include an exercise room and a hot tub. Parking and a breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 6 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • 59 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • The fitness center has weight machines and free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Bill Vasvary

I was very impressed by the room we were given at this fairly new Hotel (less than 2 years old) It was a room for handicapped customers so it was large and nicely arranged with an extra large bathroom, a pullout couch in a decent size living area, and a large King size bed semi-seperate from the couch and desk area A refrigerator, microwave, closet cabinet, and coffee maker were also included

The hotel is somewhat small for a Marriot which is nice The breakfast is serve yourself and free There is a lounge on the first floor which was popular over the Labor Day weekend The personnel were very friendly and helpful I highly recommend this hotel for anyone traveling to this area and looking for a reasonably priced hotel They have an underground parking facility but they usually charge extra for it

Bridgett

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this hotel The beds were extremely soft, the carpet felt super plush and soft, the rooms and entire hotel smelled fresh, clean and new The bathroom was a little tight but nothing to complain

I loved the walk in closet Oh and the desk with sliding privacy window was super cool, the TV has a mount that let you move it and the room key doubles as a light switch for the roomSuper happy with everything, and the staff were exceptional

Mark N

Very nice hotel, the room was in perfect condition, no issues that I could see We had a double queen, nicely arranged with a nice sitting area The room was also very clean!The breakfast was your typical hotel breakfast as expected

The price was reasonable for the cleanliness and quality of the roomHighly recommend!

12. Montage Laguna Beach (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Phone: (866) 271-6953
  • Ratings: 4.7 (4635 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Montage Laguna Beach
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Craftsman-style beachfront lodging with rooms, suites, bungalows & villas, plus a spa & fine dining.

About this hotel

Set on an oceanfront bluff, this luxe spa resort in a craftsman-style building is 2.6 miles from Laguna Beach.The arts-and-crafts-style rooms and suites, featuring dark-wood furnishings and regional works of art, have private balconies with ocean views, plus marble bathrooms with tubs, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Beachfront bungalows and villas are also available. Room service is offered.The spa has 21 treatment rooms, and there are 3 pools, including an oceanfront pool with cabanas. The hotel also offers an upscale restaurant and a terrace grill, plus meeting/event facilities, a fine-art collection and shops.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Treasure Island Beach and 维多利亚等海滩
  • Guests praised the professional service
  • Guests liked “pianos”, mentioned 28 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Misty Barber

This was our first time staying at Montague Laguna Beach and will definitely not be our last We had an amazing experience The staff goes above and beyond with absolutely everything from valet, to the restaurant, front desk, the spa, pool attendants, and room attendants

Everyone here makes it their mission to provide a wonderful customer experience We ended up extending a day because we didn’t want to leave The grounds are well kept and you can see they take pride in all areas of the property Their private beach is stunning and just a short walk from the rooms I’m already looking forward to our next trip here

Candice Horde

Where do I start? First and foremost, this is the best customer service experience I’ve had since moving to California 5 years ago No age or racial bias that my partner and I have experienced in the past at resorts, just kindness, patience, and attention to detail The view is breathtaking, peaceful, and colorful

The beaches are clean and not overpopulated The rooms are clean and meticulously designed, and the tech & COVID friendly way they have their menus the remote set up is pretty innovative The concierge knows what they’re doing and will make whatever accommodations happen In love with this place; will be absolutely returning

Jedi Master ASU

We spent 4 nights at the Montage The place was wonderful, clean and relaxing pace It was a perfect quiet vacation that we wanted

The room was clean and it smelled good We appreciated the little things They had a lady that came out with different animals at the pool The day we found out about her, she had a hawk that scared away some birds They also had live music on the pool and it was really nice The beach was almost empty and the place feels really high end The food was also great The staff was kind and nice and the valet would get our cars out very fast We never had to wait long on anything Had a great time and will come back soon

13. Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 3-minute walk from John Wayne Airport, this relaxed hotel in a business area is 2 miles from the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and 8 miles from Newport Beach on the Pacific Ocean.Informal rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers, as well as Wi-Fi access. Room service is offered.An airport shuttle is complimentary. Parking is available for a fee. Other amenities include a casual restaurant and bar, plus an outdoor pool, a hot tub, tennis courts and a gym. Pets are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • 18 min drive to Crystal Cove State Park
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 42 times
  • Guests liked the architecture
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Erik Prussel

Stayed at this hotel for three nights with the family The hotel is about a 20 minute drive to Disneyland and about a 20 minute drive to Newport Pier The hotel is definitely a business class type of hotel

The hotel is very clean The pool is very nice No free breakfast but that is to be expected at a hotel that is more of a business class hotel My main complaint about this hotel is the $39/night for parking that they charge Our room was cleaned each day which I have found does not always happen these days at all hotels Shirley’s Bagels is a good bagel place close by If you do go to Newport Pier prepare for the challenge of finding a good parking space but once you do the beach there is a lot of fun and there is a lot of good places to eat down there The four stars instead of five stars is simply because of the insane rate of $39/night for parking

Stephanie Fritz

We stayed here last summerThis is such a wonderful hotel Very clean and very spacious

It is near tons of restaurants and 5 mins from the airport, though it stays very quiet!The pool is gorgeous and clean and their outdoor seating area with the fire pits are amazingEvery person who worked there was so kind and accommodatingWe stayed a week Our only complaint is there was a wedding the whole time we were there so it was very loud and we had to park very far away The entire front entrance to get in was closed off so you had to magically find a door to get to your roomAll in all, for this price, we will be staying again!

Bea Kissinger

Such an amazing stay at Renaissance Newport Beach This hotel has such an amazing vibe The entire place is so nice and clean, the decor was very hip and modern

Every single person who works here was so friendly and eager to helpWe stayed in a 2 Queen room that had a Mountain View The room was spacious, clean and very well kept I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting

14. Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a terraced hill along the Pacific Coast Highway, this elegant, Spanish-style hotel dates from the early 1900s and is a 14-minute walk from Victoria Beach.Chic rooms with Moorish tiles, custom-print fabrics and terra cotta elements also offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, fireplaces and minifridges; some have ocean views. Upgraded rooms and all suites add whirlpool tubs.Freebies include breakfast, an evening wine reception and parking. There’s a heated outdoor pool and a spa with a hot tub (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 4 min drive to 维多利亚等海滩
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 28 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

T’Asia Burrell

Cannot recommend coming here enough! Every member of staff was extremely friendly and made it a priority to greet us Natalie at the front desk was super sweet! We received a complimentary sangria upon arrival and breakfast in the morning Worth mentioning that the blackened chicken tacos were AMAZING! We had them for lunch and dinner because they were that good! If you get a chance checkout the pool and the hidden sunset overlook

So glad we chose to stay here and hopefully we’ll get the chance to come back! 🤍

Blake Hannas

I cannot say enough great things about Casa Laguna My wife and I absolutely loved our stay here If you’re looking for a unique, quaint, quiet, boutique, private resort feel, and a place with some history & character, Casa Laguna is for you

One of its most unique features is it feels as though you’re in a big garden – the property is covered in beautiful flowers, trees, and other shrubbery The staff provided exceptional service The food was incredible, especially the burger and chicken tacos 10 minute walk to Victoria Beach Short trolley ride to the main part of town Towels, chairs, and umbrella for beach included Breakfast included We would recommend Casa Laguna to anyone One of our favorite places we’ve stayed while on vacation anywhere

Sheree Cloer

This place is a hidden gem Driving past it on coast highway I never would have known how beautiful the property is Much of the historic building has been preserved but also upgraded to modern amenities in the rooms

I loved walking slowly through the grounds because of the attention and care given to landscaping with native and exotic plants- everywhere I turned was another sight to enjoy, along with seating areas that are so inviting Every staff member that I encountered was friendly and hospitable Complimentary breakfast options are delicious and made to order

15. Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This Mediterranean-style hotel is 6 miles from Laguna Beach and 13 miles from John Wayne Airport.The traditional rooms and suites feature handcrafted furnishings, pillow-top mattresses and desks, plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. All rooms come with minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers.Parking, a hot breakfast buffet and weekday evening receptions are complimentary. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room. There’s also a courtyard garden, and a patio with a fireplace, as well as event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 8 min drive to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant service
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 15 times
  • Guests praised the terrace and liked the grounds
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool and praised the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Lora Heart

Stayed at this hotel for 4 days with my family and I am very satisfied with my visit The rooms were big, clean, and had a microwave and refrigerator We also had breakfast every morning and the options were nice (eggs, biscuits, muffins, cereal, bacon, etc)

The location also had a FREE Happy Hour which changed daily but had chips, salad, cheese, wine, beer, and pizza one night It’s great to grab a snack before relaxing by the pool or in the jacuzzi which are both well-maintained and clean The only issue we faced was with the early check in fee which was $3000 dollars (could easily be avoided) Overall, great hotel, perfect location close to the ocean and plenty of places to eat for a reasonable price

Sheila Orenstein

We really enjoyed our stay The hotel was clean and accommodating The location was perfect for us

My suggestion at this time is since we were staying for an extended period of time, I would prefer not to have to ask for extra towels, wish they were just left for us, also since we were on vacation we would have liked breakfast to end later than 9AMWe would book again The staff was friendly and helpful

Richard Luery

The hotel provides a nice breakfast which includes an omelet bar The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpfulThe rooms were very nice and clean

The location for me was great since I visited people in laguna woods The hotel has a happy hour with free snacks and drinks every day I was impressed with this hotel since they tried to please their guests which is rare these days My only complaint is that I could not book for the entire week I stayed since the hotel was full and the room ac was very loud

16. Laguna Hills Lodge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Less than a mile from I-5, this informal, family-owned hotel is 8.2 miles from Orange County Great Park, and 12.3 miles from Crystal Cove at Newport Beach.Accessed by exterior corridors, the relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, plus desks, minifridges and microwaves. Some rooms also have balconies.Amenities include free on-site parking and continental breakfast, plus discounts at nearby chain restaurants. There’s also a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, Finnish saunas and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large, clean rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 8 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “Continental Breakfast” 11 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

M Nelson

Our time there was very nice, but the room is dated and some of the furniture could use some repair/scratch treatment They could also update the chairs in the room to something a little more comfortable Otherwise, the breakfast was basically continental/American and had some decent choices

The hotel is also conveniently located to shopping and many good restaurants and fast food places I would recommend them to anyone who wants a decent place to stay for a reasonable price

Sue H

My cousin and his wife stayed here to be close to my Mom in Laguna Woods They were given a discount on the room, and breakfast was included They reported it was very nice

There was a fridge in the room and she loved the heat lamp and plush towels in the bathroom! It was very clean and they loved the beautiful grounds They would definitely stay here again

Tommy Savage

Great clean rooms with a so-so continent breakfast, but it is free, so how can I complain The brightest point of the hotel besides it’s cleanliness, great sized rooms and fair prices is the staff that works there They are the most helpful individuals I have ever met

They were always concerned about my needs and did everything they could to take care of everything for me It didn’t matter if it was the morning shift or evening shift they were all fantastic! Thank you ladies and gentlemen for being true professionals!

17. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this modern Mediterranean-style resort is 4 miles from Balboa Island and 7 miles from Newport Pier.The warm 2-bedroom suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus separate living and dining areas. They also include balconies and fully equipped kitchens.The hotel offers free parking and a grocery shopping service. There’s a casual poolside bar and grill, plus a cafe serving Starbucks coffee. Additional amenities include a spa, 3 outdoor pools and a hot tub, plus a fitness center, and tennis and basketball courts.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • 6 min drive to Crystal Cove State Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 59 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Pat Turocy

This is a beautiful resort – great for couples and families We had a wonderful villa with an ocean view My only issue was the lighting in the master shower – non-existant! There was a light (VERY dim) in the room, but not in the shower

But the amenities were many including several pools and all kinds of activities, both planned and independent This might become an annual trip for us!

Mai b

Well, I found a bug crawling out of the sink Also, the people at the front desk were quite rude It was my birthday weekend, and we requested the ocean view room, which they stated upon arrival was no longer available

Also, I found a toothpick on the floor in the kitchen Perhaps the previous guest had their fill literally Also, the toilet made funny noises saying swoosh and shhh Then the man upstairs was making so much noise I asked could I move my room, and they said we typically don’t move a party to another room once they have checked in For the love of whoever, please don’t stay in the 1000 or 2000 villas for that matter Please don’t believe it’s a new property lie because it isn’t All jokes aside, please stay at another hotel unless you want to deal with snarky remarks, unclean floors, and slow trolleys I might suggest Pelican Resort and Golf Club a beautiful hotel Far better service and more amenities

Ryan bauman

This is by far one of the best vacation spots Fantastic location just across from the beach The rooms are stocked well with all the amenities any family would need

Customer service is great and attentive to all guests needs The property offers a shuttle to the beach, Laguna, and Newport There are daily activities offered for all ages including ping pong, yoga, exercise classes, movies, and s’mores gatherings The pools are incredible The kids pool is great for all ages and even includes a small water park with two slides I’m definitely going back and highly recommend this property for your next vacation

18. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Irvine Lake Forest (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial area off Interstate 5, this casual all-suite hotel is 6 miles from Orange County Great Park and 3 miles from Irvine Spectrum Center, a shopping and entertainment complex.The relaxed suites feature kitchens, and sitting and dining areas. All have flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi; some have sofas.Outdoor amenities include a pool, BBQ facilities and a patio with a fire pit. There’s a 24-hour gym and a coin-operated laundry. A breakfast buffet is available, as are parking and electric charging stations.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 6 min drive to the Pretend City Children’s Museum
  • 59 min drive to Los Angeles International Airport
  • Guests liked the service
  • The fitness center has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Dahlia Yosephine Mission Bøjer

I love the hotel, full recommend Is a new hotel with simple and elegant decorThe hotel and the room is clean and the breakfast made by Mr Antony is very good, he Is very service minded and helpful breakfast man

The staff is always concerns to what we need during our stay for two weeks at the hotelThey have good facilities The kitchen,Laundry room, swimming pool, gym, all is lovelyWould love to come back againBest regards from Denmark

Greta

The hotel is close to 405 and 5, along with many other hotels in the area Overall it’s ok for the price The room looks clean but the sheets and towels look pretty old, and quite a few of them have strange holes on them

We are given queen size sheets while staying in a king size room Takes a few days before the staff put a trash bag in the trash bin Water is very small in the restroom, and I was told it’s the same the whole building (it’s the max we can get in the pic) Sink is very smelly so we keep the restroom door closed all the time The AC is semi controllable, it will turn on automatic once a while even if you turn it off You have to wave in front of control panel to stop it (Or this thing is too advanced that I used it totally wrong)I’m also surprised how hard it is to get the Marriott member benefits I asked the lady about the welcome gift, she told me this is not a typical Marriott hotel (even though they charge parking like a typical Marriott) Do not even dream of getting an upgrade as a gold member sometimes can get They have a room available if you pay, but become unavailable at the moment you told them you are a gold memberI do appreciate the young gentleman David at the front desk Always willing to help, finally put the trash bag in the trash bin on his shiftBreakfast is free and nice, they change items every day

susan bergquist

If you are looking for a noisy hotel with little employee interaction, this is the place for you I asked for a quiet room upon check-in and was placed with the elevators on one side and ice machine on the other Insulation is lacking so you enjoy hearing people above and below you clump around their rooms

You are also treated to the slamming of doors on your floor and the one above you I stayed 9 days and had one employee greet me upon entering The amenities in the shower crashed to the floor at 4:30 AM as they came unhinged from the wall The beds and showers were great though Nice little kitchen area The morning breakfast staff were the only friendly folks around

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