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Often called the gem of Orange County, Laguna Beach is known for its breathtaking scenery and stunning sandy beaches. Needless to say, it’s a favorite vacation destination for native Californians and out-of-staters alike.

A good hotel stay can really enhance your vacation experience, and luckily, the Laguna Beach community has some real gems. These accommodations always come highly recommended.

The Inn at Laguna Beach

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This luxury boutique hotel is located in the heart of Laguna, mere steps from the beach. The location is stellar—you’ll be within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and nightlife when you stay here. Many of the rooms have ocean views, and the rooftop bar is an incredible place to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset.

The Inn at Laguna Beach offers discounted rooms for California residents. The normal rates start at around $265, sometimes more or less depending on the season.

Surf & Sand Resort


This incredible beachfront resort is one of the best hotels in Southern California. All 167 of their rooms and suites have ocean views, and some have private furnished balconies. The Surf & Sand offers several dining options, a beautiful spa, and event space should you decide to get married on the beach or celebrate a milestone there.

Capri Laguna on the Beach


Capri Laguna is a very popular place—they require a two night minimum when you book. But if you stay in one of their oceanfront rooms and suites, you’ll see why so many people love this hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the service is exceptional, and the location can’t be beat. Prices here range from affordable for the location ($184 for a standard queen) to high ($364 for a beachfront king with fireplace).

The Tides at Laguna Beach

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Looking for an affordable getaway? The clean, comfortable rooms at The Tides all rent for under $200 per night. And don’t think you have to sacrifice quality to get the deal—amenities include free parking and WiFi, air conditioning, a saltwater pool, an outdoor fireplace and a gas grill. Some rooms even have kitchenettes.

The Tides is located three blocks north of Main Beach, near beautiful Heisler Park, so you’ll be within walking distance of the sea.

Crescent Bay Inn


The team at the recently renovated Crescent Bay Inn treats their guests well, offering a free continental breakfast and all the comforts of home. The hotel is located near the beach and rooms are typically reasonably priced, especially given the location.

Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach


If you desire a truly unique experience, stay at the Pacific Edge and rent one of the five bungalows that provide the ultimate party. Available for day use only, each bungalow holds up to 10 guests and comes with a VIP host, a private bathroom with a shower, a bar area, valet parking, catered food and drinks, and a private deck.

The rooms themselves are exceptionally comfortable, going for around $235 per night. Other hotel amenities include two beachfront restaurants and

Montage Laguna Beach


A Laguna Beach hotel list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the incredible Montage Resort. No expense was spared in creating these accommodations… in fact, there are so many amenities here that you’ll never have to leave the property. This is definitely a special occasion spot—you’ can expect to spend around $700 a night or more. But staying here is a truly incredible experience.

In addition to these fabulous hotels, we also recommend The Ranch at Laguna Beach, which was recently renovated.