$344 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 9, 2014 Check-out: Nov 10, 2014

Surf and Sand Resort

4 stars
1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
17 reviews
Perfect vacation right on the beach!

We love the beach and the Surf and Sand's proximity to the beach was unbeatable! The room was... See full review

  • Lalis Beach Aficionada
  • Jun 18, 2014
Surf and Sand Laguna

Amazing trip. Staff were fantastic. Valet service was superior. See full review

  • Weekend Trip 2013
  • Nov 11, 2013
Sun, sand and surf meet sophisticated amenities on Southern CA coast
The Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach resembles a quaint Mediterranean village, offering AAA Four Diamond accommodations and service in a beautiful seaside location. From the world class Aquaterra Spa that offers a full range of massage, skin care and body treatments to Splashes Restaurant (with executive chef Jeff Armstrong), guests enjoy stunning ocean views throughout the hotel. The resort also offers a wave-style swimming pool with a renovated deck area and poolside bar, a well-trained, professional staff and a full-service concierge desk. 
3 Reasons To Stay
  • Located on the beach in Laguna Beach, Calif., near art galleries, shopping and dining venues and, of course, the Pacific Ocean
  • Ten thousand square feet of meeting and banquet facilities, a fully equipped business center, and the Aquaterra Spa
  • Luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, all featuring a private balcony and fantastic views
The Surf and Sand Resort Rooms
Guests at the Surf and Sand Resort enjoy a large selection of rooms and suites, each of which comes complete with a private balcony that looks out over the beach or the pool area. The rooms range from 400 to 550 square feet, and feature a marble tiled entryway and contemporary, stylish furnishings. All rooms feature flat-screen televisions, telephones with voice mail, and high-speed Internet access (included in the resort fee). The rooms also feature en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, some of which include double vanities and separate tubs and showers. The hotel also offers 13 luxury suites, ranging from 600 to 1,150 square feet that include additional amenities and facilities. The Surf and Sand Resort provides 24-hour room service, and rooms for disabled guests are available upon request.
Things To Do
  • Laguna Art Museum (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Crystal Cove State Park (4.1 mi/6.6 km)
  • Ocean Institute (6.1 mi/9.8 km)
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano (6.7 mi/10.8 km)
  • Wild Rivers Water park (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
  • Orange County Museum of Art (8.7 mi/14 km)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (15 mi/24.1 km)
  • Disneyland (22 mi/35.4 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (25 mi/40.2 km)

Policies and fees:
  • Please note that a resort fee of $15 USD per night will apply and it will include complimentary in-room wired or wireless Internet, a daily newspaper, fitness center access and use of guest computers in Pacific Perk.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

33.5301 -117.7731
Area served
Laguna Beach
Nearby airports
Ontario International Airport.
Area description
Laguna Beach

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Surf and Sand Resort Rooms

Seaview King
Set back from the waves crashing on shore, Rooms in the Seaview building feature balconies with views of the ocean and the resort's pool.
Seaview Double Queen
With the same amenities as Seaview King Rooms, these Rooms are ideal for family getaways.
Surfside King
Secluded at the northern end of the resort, these Guest Rooms include ocean view balconies perched just over the sand.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Splashes restaurant
Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine. At beach level lies the congenial Splashes Lounge, the ideal spot for cocktails, lighter fare and sunsets that must be seen to be believed.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Surf and Sand's Conference Center provides 10,000 square-feet of intimate Meeting and Banquet Space making it a distinctive setting for Group Meetings, Banquets and Special Events for 10 to 400 attendees

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Surf and Sand Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GastroTourist
Business
Salt Lake CIty
Aug 15, 2014

Great Stay ... Can't beat the Location

As a resident of Laguna who has moved away we loved our stay at the S&S. We stayed in the second tower which was in our opinion much nicer than the main tower (much more private). Breakfast every morning was fantastic as well as drinks and appetizers in the upstairs lounge with live music.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pbat
Business
London
Jul 19, 2014

Did not meet our expectations

We wouldn't stay here again. The facilities are great we used the spa/gym/pool but staff attitude was poor. We dreaded having to call reception or make any request and were made to feel quite unimportant. This was sad considering it was out honeymoon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lalis Beach Aficionada
Business
Covina, CA
Jun 18, 2014

Perfect vacation right on the beach!

We love the beach and the Surf and Sand's proximity to the beach was unbeatable! The room was beautiful with an awesome ocean view. This place had everything we need in a vacation: beach access, pool, beautiful ocean view, great food, and wonderful staff. On our last day we went to the Splashes Bar for some drinks and appetizers. The restaurant Bar had also an awesome view. Pamela was friendly and courteous and made us feel right at home. Love this place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Surf and Sand Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Weekend Trip 2013
Business
Orange, Ca
Nov 11, 2013

Surf and Sand Laguna

Amazing trip. Staff were fantastic. Valet service was superior.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ronlori
Business
Whittier
Mar 25, 2013

Better Than That Other Brand...

Very pleasant time from valet to check-in to servers, to outdoor breakfast, location cannot be better, and the surf right in front of the hotel was excellent, just an added bonus listening to the pounding surf in the evening.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Surf and Sand Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Smiling123
Business
Redondo Beach, CA
Feb 4, 2013

Nickels and dimes

The price of the room is high. The location is on the beach and things are quiet. Basically this is a decent clean hotel at a fantastic location. If you want to be on the beach, it is a worthwhile value. If the experience of being on the beach is not what you want, the value isn’t there. The resort fees are annoying at best, fraudulent at worst. A small pool and poorly equipped exercise room does not constitute a resort by most people’s standards. Also note that they charge for parking although there is a lot in front of the building with lots of open spaces. I guess this is another way for the hotel to get a few extra dollars above what the reservation agrees on. Unfortunately this is another example of what travelers have to get used to when going to a new location; “I don’t know where or how I’m going to get a hidden charge but it’ll happen.” Too bad, it leaves a poor taste after a reasonably good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Surf and Sand Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JoyCK
Business
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Apr 23, 2012

Excellent Choice for upscale visit to Laguna

Renovated since our last visit and very well done. Friendly and gracious service. Our Ocean Front Room was well appointed, and comfortable. If your mind the sound or surf don't choose a low floor. They should have used triple glass for the renovation. In large cities like New York and Chicago the windows in newer hotels are sound proof. We loved our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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Review of Surf and Sand Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Buckley
Business
Laguna Beach, CA
Jan 23, 2012

Relaxing Vaca

Hotel experience was exceptional. Rooms over looking the beach, great walks, site seeing, and dining.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Surf and Sand Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
beenthere
Business
New York, NY, USA
Aug 17, 2011

No Air Conditioning

We booked a non refundable 4 days in July, only to find out that the only way to cool the room down was to open the windows and hope for the best. I couldn't sleep because of the heat, light and noise. $500 a night should include air conditioning. Don't you think?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Las Vegas
Jul 26, 2011

10th Yr at Surf Sand, 1st disappointment

This was our 10th straight year staying at the surf and sand and first time without our children and is our first year we were disappointed. 1st, we were given the wrong room. Second, the hotel closed the pool on Sunday at 4:00 pm for the whole day and night as they had a private party for Brighton AND DID NOT NOTIFY the guests. On top of this, our room was just above the pool area and we had to hear them set up, have the party all night and then tear down all the tables and make extreme noise until almost midnight.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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