by Casey Bressan

Laguna Beach House

A sun-filled surfer’s paradise steps from the waves and downtown.

Absolute Highlight

Picnicking on the picture perfect beach in front of the hotel, watching an epic sunset and pinching myself that moment was real.

In a nutshell

No. of rooms
36
The design aesthetic is...
SoCal surf house
The typical guest is...
Catching a wave or a suntan
The sustainability features (ie. plastic free, recycling, green wall, garden) are...
there were no single use shampoos
The location is...
Steps from Main Beach and Laguna Beach Village
Interaction is encouraged by....
social hours with wine and warm cookies every day at 5pm!
You should stay here because
it is a fun, laid back and convenient location to some of Laguna Beach’s best beaches, hikes and restaurants.
What took you there?

I went to Laguna Beach during quarantine in Los Angeles. I was looking for a weekend escape within driving distance, and somewhere with a great outdoor scene since socialising  inside wasn’t really an option due to social distancing measures!

What was your room like?

My room was spacious, with an incredibly comfortable king bed, a kitchenette, bathroom and balcony. The design was white washed with surf accents including a board over the bed. It had a very beachy, relaxed feel.

What about the venue

 The venue had a strong SoCal surf vibe, with an airy cottage feel, vintage furniture, neutral tones and pops of interest like colorful pillows or surf boards as prominent decor with other coastal elements sprinkled throughout. It had a number of hangout spots including the lobby, which has the look of a summer house recreation room made for chilling, a chessboard for two below the stairs, and a pool with vintage lounging chairs, a hot tub and fire pit. The relaxed, communal feel was effortless at Laguna Beach House.

Tell us about the destination

Laguna Beach conjures memories of hit early aughts over-the-top television shows so I was surprised how laid back and deeply authentic the town was. Days in Laguna start with the surf and end with the most epic sunsets in California. The coast is lined with striking cliffs jetting into tiny beaches before hitting the sea, and just off the water you will find an incredible amount of beautiful hikes to fill your time between beaches and cocktails. The first thing we did on arrival after dropping our bags was walk to the small beach in front of Laguna Beach House, where we had a picnic in front of the Pacific and some beautiful rock formations.

Who did you meet there?

COVID-19 is not conducive to meeting people on the road unfortunately, and sharing smiles is even difficult with face coverings. Happy eyes did meet us wherever we went however!

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Laguna Beach, United States
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Surrounding Activities

Beach!

Main Beach is great for families as it’s easy to access and directly in town, Thalia Beach is good for surfing, and Thousand Steps Beach is a nice couples spot.

Hike!

Head out hiking in Laguna for some incredible views from the hills, and enjoy the pedestrian coastal walkway for more stunning views closer to the action. I use AllTrails to find a hike suited to my level.

AllTrails

Eat!

Nick’s Laguna is the perfect post beach casual spot. The line can get long around dinnertime.

Nick's Laguna Beach