by Lissa Poirot
Nestled on the bluffs overlooking beautiful Laguna Beach, the Inn at Laguna Beach is a 70-room luxury boutique hotel. The fully renovated hotel features a rooftop terrace, ideal for California sunset viewing, and comfortable seaside accommodations with larger balconies overlooking the ocean. Wake up to a selection of locally sourced, handmade breakfast favorites, including Artisan pastries and breads crafted daily by a local baker, or choose from an array of hot breakfast options such as a Spinach Florentine wrap, traditional breakfast burrito or bowl of steaming hot oatmeal. Round out your breakfast with sliced fresh fruit, a yogurt or bowl of your favorite cereal. All delivered to your door at the time you specify. The hotel also offers something special for kids and adults in the evenings (think cookies and wine!). With an onsite pool, free beach amenities and even complimentary Wi-Fi, families staying at the Inn at Laguna Beach will easily find something to entertain them during their stay.
Our Editor Loves
- Walking distance to Laguna Beach and shops
- Oceanview rooms and suites
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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Rooms located on the lower first floor in the Laguna wing have views of Laguna Beach, while rooms on the third, fourth and fifth floors, in the Pacific wing, provide seaside views. All rooms offer coffeemakers, mini-fridges, honor snack bars, free Wi-Fi and 32-inch, flat-screen TVs. Cribs are available upon request.
Standard Ocean View rooms do not have balconies or patios and only provide windowed views of the ocean, while Balcony Ocean View rooms offers a private patio with seating for two. Top Floor Ocean View rooms feature only a step-out balcony, but also the best views, which come at a premium. All rooms feature one king bed and a sitting area with a sofa bed.
Poolside rooms on the third floor offer one king or two queen beds. The rooms directly overlooking the pool do not offer walkout patios and guests in the pool can see right into the rooms, leaving a lack of privacy, which may come in handy if allowing older kids to swim without you -- you can easily keep an eye on them from the room.
Village rooms overlook the city of Laguna and do not offer any ocean views. They offer one king or two queen beds. These rooms feature walk-in showers with the exception of the Village queen rooms, which feature a combination shower and tub, great for bathing younger children.
Guests staying on the top floor can pick from two Distinctive Suites, each with fabulous views. The Laguna Vista Suite features two queen beds and a sofa bed to sleep up to five in one room, with a 180-degree wraparound balcony. The Sunset Vista Suite features one king bed with one sofa bed and an oversized balcony.
Couples will enjoy the happy hour
Location is great for restaurants and the beach is cleaned up every day.
If you like to walk there is a path to do your exercises.
Coffee every morning in the lobby and milk and cookies every afternoon
by Mark A
My 5th visit to The Inn At Laguna Beach. Unbeatable location , super friendly staff, and beautiful clean rooms. The weather is great and it's the closest thing to a nite in Hawaii without leaving the mainland. Lots of great restaurants in walking distance. You can leave the car parked and enjoy the Laguna Beach life!
The resort features a small heated swimming pool on the third floor that is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
The main draw for families is Laguna Beach, which is within walking distance of the property. The protected state marine reserve features low-tide pools filled with crabs, sea anemones, sea stars and sometimes lobsters. (Touching or removing of the sea life is prohibited.) The beach does not allow motorized vehicles so the waters are free of boats and safe for swimming, surfing, sea kayaking and paddle boarding. Complimentary umbrellas, beach chairs and beach towels are available to guests during their stay.
Parks and Trails
There are 20 parks throughout Laguna Beach, including Bluebird Park, with play equipment for kids. Along the bluffs, behind the hotel, is one of Laguna's hiking trails, where families can take in the views of Laguna and the ocean.
Bicycle rentals are available near the inn.
Daily Beverages and Snacks
Coffee service is provided in the lobby daily, beginning at 7 a.m. Cookies and milk for kids are available in the lobby beginning at 6 p.m. daily.
Pacific Terrace Bar
The inn's Pacific Terrace Bar provides gorgeous views of the beach from the roof and is the social gathering spot during sunsets, when the inn offers a wine reception from 5 to 6 p.m. daily.
The restaurant does not offer onsite dining, but does provide room service from the neighboring Las Brisas hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner items are available and may be delivered to your room at your request. Guests who dine in Las Brisas can charge the meal to their room as well.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
The inn is pet friendly and welcomes dogs 40 pounds or less. Pet-friendly restaurants are plentiful in Laguna Beach, and the inn can provide a list of places to go.
Parking is available in a covered garage for $35 per night.
Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
The Art of Smart Timing
Laguna Beach is a year-round destination, although it's most popular from spring to fall, when the temperatures are a bit warmer. Winter is the area's rainy season and temperatures can fall into the highs 40s.
Guests flying into Laguna Beach can arrive via John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Los Angeles International Airport and San Diego International Airport are located about 90 minutes from Laguna to the north and south, respectively. The Inn at Laguna Beach is located along the famed Pacific Coast Highway, just steps from Laguna Beach and Main Street.
Visiting Laguna Beach and its neighboring Orange County communities will require a car to truly experience the area's offerings for families. Renting a car is recommended. The inn provides garage parking for a fee of $35 per night.
From the inn, visiting Laguna Beach is easy as it is just a stroll away from the town's best shopping and dining.
For Mom and Dad
The inn has partnered with the Hudson Salon in Laguna Beach, providing in-room massages. Relax to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach from the comfort of your own room while you receive a relaxing massage. For daily escapes, hit the complimentary wine reception at 5 p.m. on the rooftop bar.