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Surf And Sand Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

What a gem! Love the hotel, restaurant and service. On the beach. The Hotel also offers communication via text messaging with very prompt service.

Very nice hotel. View of the ocean is spectacular! Clean rooms. Nice staff. Only thing is no a/c. But the view of the ocean makes up for it. Will be back. Highly recommended.

Room was ocean view but only across shared balcony with people passing by constantly and workers doing construction and setting up a wedding right in front it our room! Zero privacy, had to keep shutters closed and never could enjoy ocean view. Walls are paper thin and we could hear everyone's conversations (and other activities!) as if they were in our own room. Ventilation was poor and bath products were very average for a supposed 5 star resort. We were also never told in advance when booking about resort and parking fees applied daily. On the beach, they provide chairs and umbrellas but the chairs are very small and are not chase lounge chairs that recline or fold down flat. The umbrellas are also small and old. This was the WORST beach vacation I have ever had!

The room was lovely overlooking the ocean. The bar staff was rude...the waiter ignore our continual request for a glass of water. Lunch in the dining room was uncomfortable due to two groups that were extremely loud and overbearing.

The hotel staff was very friendly and the location could not be better. However, we had some issues. First, we were given a room that was occupied and had to return to the front desk for a new room. Next, our new room felt like a sauna- extremely hot and this hotel has no air-conditioning! Even though we had opened all of the windows and used a fan, the room never cooled down. It was very uncomfortable and due to this reason alone I will not stay here again. While the views were amazing, the hotel itself desperately needs a remodel. The exterior of the hotel is very run-down and you can see its age in the details both in and outside of the rooms. Dinner was excellent at Splashes. The pool looked nice although it was closed for a private event during our stay (it would have been nice to know this before booking our stay).

My Mom was traveling from the UK to come and stay with me after her chemotherapy treatment, so I was looking for a special night away with an ocean view for her, my best girl friend and I to have a little get away as a treat. We arrived early and stored our luggage with the bell desk as our room wasn't quite ready. After a couple of cocktails and lunch poolside (Thank you Mitchell for taking excellent care of us!), our room was ready. Imagine my surprise when they gave us a 2 bedroom Penthouse suite at no extra charge!!! It was a stunning, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with a gorgeous dining and seating area. We cancelled our restaurant reservation and had dinner in our suite watching the waves crashing on the shore. An incredible evening, amazing room, exceptional staff and service. Thank you Surf & Sand for a truly memorable evening!

Loved the view that the room had! The room was also very light and was very clean! Downfall was that we came for our mini honeymoon and they didn't even leave a note saying Happy Honeymoon or anything. Most boutique hotels do that to differentiate themselves. Also they didn't have A/C in the room.

What a great place to stay. Everyone loved it. Right on the beach - like 50 feet from the ocean. Amazing view - both towards the beach and overlooking the pool. You can literally hear the waves in the night. Very comfortable stay. Great restaurant there as well. Valet parking is convenient (and I think it was free as well - can't remember). Wi-fi worked great. Overall, a great stay. Would definitely recommend to others and also stay there again during our next visit.

We have stayed at this hotel several times. The location is terrific and the service is good. The rooms are a little dated, but overall clean. During the summer the events such as movie night for the kids, and make your own tacos/burritos make it super fun for the kids. I would recommend it for families and couples.

Friendly staff, clean room, warm ocean breeze.....

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

My husband and I stayed here for the first 3 days of our honeymoon. We loved it from the moment we stepped into the main lobby. We arrived after our wedding at around 1 AM and everything was already prepared for our check-in. We had a surfside suite with a waterfront view and we were right above the sand. Everyone is very friendly and helpful including room service and housekeeping. The food was DELICIOUS! The drinks were great too. We recommend the lemon ricotta pancakes and the apricot french toast, although we loved everything we ate and drank there. If you prefer to eat elsewhere, the concierge will help you find restaurants within walking distance of the resort. They even know when reservations are available for nearby restaurants. Our only regret is not booking massages at the spa since we had a flight to catch. We had such a great time here and we would recommend it to anyone!

Surf & Sand is ideally located right above the water, with breathtaking views from almost every room. We've stayed here a dozen times or so and always feel refreshed when we leave. This time, upon checking in they thought we had booked andradite room, when we had actually paid for a surfside room upgrade. When I showed them the confirmation email (always good idea to have!), they apologized that they had nothing available in that category so they gave us a free upgrade to a surfside suite! It was huge...and beautiful. The room was well maintained, with every thoughtful amenity provided. The service was always friendly and prompt, and never once did they neglect to call us by name (even the valet or people cleaning the room)...a nice touch .

1555 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Main Beach Park
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located within a mile (2 km) of Main Beach Park, Surf And Sand Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Laguna Art Museum. This 4-star hotel has 167 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's in central Laguna Beach and also close to Laguna Playhouse and Festival of Arts.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Splashes, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Surf And Sand Resort's 167 rooms provide patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Minibars, free newspapers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

Surf And Sand Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Valet parking is offered for USD 35.00 per night. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Tower

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Tower

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Surf And Sand Resort

Everyone (4) Couples (15) Family (4) Friends (1)
4

close to the beach

Everyone

What a gem! Love the hotel, restaurant and service. On the beach. The Hotel also offers communication via text messaging with very prompt service.

By , from California on Aug 22, 2017

5

very nice hotel

Everyone

Very nice hotel. View of the ocean is spectacular! Clean rooms. Nice staff. Only thing is no a/c. But the view of the ocean makes up for it. Will be back. Highly recommended.

By , from Las Vegas on Aug 9, 2017

2

disastrous beach vacation!!

Everyone

Room was ocean view but only across shared balcony with people passing by constantly and workers doing construction and setting up a wedding right in front it our room! Zero privacy, had to keep shutters closed and never could enjoy ocean view. Walls are paper thin and we could hear everyone's conversations (and other activities!) as if they were in our own room. Ventilation was poor and bath products were very average for a supposed 5 star resort. We were also never told in advance when booking about resort and parking fees applied daily. On the beach, they provide chairs and umbrellas but the chairs are very small and are not chase lounge chairs that recline or fold down flat. The umbrellas are also small and old. This was the WORST beach vacation I have ever had!

By , from New York on Sep 4, 2016

4

:lovely view but not impressed by restaurant

Everyone

The room was lovely overlooking the ocean. The bar staff was rude...the waiter ignore our continual request for a glass of water. Lunch in the dining room was uncomfortable due to two groups that were extremely loud and overbearing.

By , from Lake Bluff, IL on Mar 16, 2016

3

birthday staycation

Couples

The hotel staff was very friendly and the location could not be better. However, we had some issues. First, we were given a room that was occupied and had to return to the front desk for a new room. Next, our new room felt like a sauna- extremely hot and this hotel has no air-conditioning! Even though we had opened all of the windows and used a fan, the room never cooled down. It was very uncomfortable and due to this reason alone I will not stay here again. While the views were amazing, the hotel itself desperately needs a remodel. The exterior of the hotel is very run-down and you can see its age in the details both in and outside of the rooms. Dinner was excellent at Splashes. The pool looked nice although it was closed for a private event during our stay (it would have been nice to know this before booking our stay).

By on Sep 30, 2015

5

amazing girls night away!

GetawayWithFriends

My Mom was traveling from the UK to come and stay with me after her chemotherapy treatment, so I was looking for a special night away with an ocean view for her, my best girl friend and I to have a little get away as a treat. We arrived early and stored our luggage with the bell desk as our room wasn't quite ready. After a couple of cocktails and lunch poolside (Thank you Mitchell for taking excellent care of us!), our room was ready. Imagine my surprise when they gave us a 2 bedroom Penthouse suite at no extra charge!!! It was a stunning, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with a gorgeous dining and seating area. We cancelled our restaurant reservation and had dinner in our suite watching the waves crashing on the shore. An incredible evening, amazing room, exceptional staff and service. Thank you Surf & Sand for a truly memorable evening!

By on Sep 14, 2015

4

beautiful oceanfront hotel

Couples

Loved the view that the room had! The room was also very light and was very clean! Downfall was that we came for our mini honeymoon and they didn't even leave a note saying Happy Honeymoon or anything. Most boutique hotels do that to differentiate themselves. Also they didn't have A/C in the room.

By on Sep 6, 2015

5

fantastic place to stay!

Families

What a great place to stay. Everyone loved it. Right on the beach - like 50 feet from the ocean. Amazing view - both towards the beach and overlooking the pool. You can literally hear the waves in the night. Very comfortable stay. Great restaurant there as well. Valet parking is convenient (and I think it was free as well - can't remember). Wi-fi worked great. Overall, a great stay. Would definitely recommend to others and also stay there again during our next visit.

By on May 29, 2015

4

family beach getaway

Families

We have stayed at this hotel several times. The location is terrific and the service is good. The rooms are a little dated, but overall clean. During the summer the events such as movie night for the kids, and make your own tacos/burritos make it super fun for the kids. I would recommend it for families and couples.

By on May 12, 2015

4

good times!!!!

Couples

Friendly staff, clean room, warm ocean breeze.....

By on Nov 21, 2014