Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Privacy is king at the sprawling hotel with terraces climbing up the Laguna hills
- The cozy terracotta-tiled spa features a saltwater hot tub and an array of treatments
- Romantic, old-world ambience enhanced by lush landscaping and killer ocean views
What To Know
- European breakfast buffet is served daily
- The location is south of the Laguna Beach strand, but there aren’t many bars or restaurants within walking distance so you may want to rent a car
- It’s a couple’s retreat where guests tend to keep to themselves and turn in early
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Originally built in the 1920s, the intimate 22-room property charms with the sepia feel of a Spanish posada, from the sunset-viewing tower to the painted tiled floors and stained glass windows. The views of the ocean bring to mind the Costa Brava, especially when viewed from the pool deck or one of the many tiled terraces. The inn’s multi-level open spaces, lush landscaping and scattered water features provide a serene retreat from the sand and surf.
Bed and Bath
The property’s labyrinthine layout of terraces, staircases and arches ensure that the rooms feel private. Each has its own character, layout, local artists’ works, and a unique feature like a cozy window seat or canvas hammock. All guests are assured at least 200 square feet of space, Cowshed bath products, and a queen- or king-size bed covered with fine linens. The deluxe rooms and above all have coastline vistas, and the Cottage has a large claw-foot spa tub perfectly placed for watching the sun set.
Make an appointment for a spa treatment, and you get exclusive access to the cozy terracotta-tiled spa. Or, schedule your deep tissue massage for the terrace that sits a few levels above the small heated pool, and then end with some cucumber water or iced tea on tap on the pool deck and a soak in the saltwater hot tub that’s reservation-only.
In the Area
Beach-hopping is a way of life in Laguna Beach, which has some of Southern California’s best stretches of sand, starting up at Monument Point and Crescent Bay’s seal-bedecked island down to Treasure Island Park’s sweet seclusion. The area has plenty of perfect engagement photo shoot backdrops, but the ultimate is Victoria Street Beach with its Rapunzel-esque tower and rock jetties creating oceanic waterfalls. It’s a short walk from the inn, but the town’s other attractions require a car ride, like all of the art galleries and the Laguna Art Museum, worth a visit for its free West Coast-culled collection.
How to Get There
A friend found this hotel on Hotels.com and we booked it for a 4 night stay. We were warmly greeted at the front desk and our room was ready. We were upgraded to a suite and the accommodations were comfortable and the staff accommodating and friendly.
We loved the quaint charm of the small, 23 room hotel with sparking pool and spa (which we did not use but is available onsite). There is a complimentary trolley that picks up right in front of the hotel and the stay includes breakfast.
It's about 1.5 miles from main beach but we also walked from the hotel to downtown and to several restaurants.
We would stay again and would recommend this to others. We might several nice people here also
Amazing stay for 1 week. Gorgeous views, great rooms, great pool, walking distance from everything or you can rake the free trolly. The best part is the staff they try and upgrade your every request. The menu is limited since it is a smallish hotel. What they have is amaaaazing though. Super healthy!!
Casa Laguna is a small boutique hotel with great service. This is a historic mission style property with small groupings of rooms surrounded by walkways, gardens and fountains. It has a heated pool with ocean views from the pool deck. The multitude of patio areas surround by beautiful flowers make it easy to find a quiet spot. A small stairway from a patio off the pool deck leads to a tower that seats 2 and is a great place to view the sunset and sip on some wine! Enjoy!
I had the unexpected pleasure of staying at Casa Laguna for nearly 3 weeks, while dealing with some unpleasant issues with my Laguna Beach apartment/landlord.
I arrived at the hotel rather exhausted and out of sorts, and was greeted with a warm smile, quick check-in and a fresh, cold glass of complimentary sangria. All the hotel staff, especially Jonathan, made my stay so very pleasant and enjoyable.
From the truly lovely employees, to the most delicious continental breakfast I've ever had (all made from scratch, super fresh and flavorful, including great coffee), to the beautiful atmosphere and architecture, shady pool area, and comfortable guest rooms ft. high-quality linens and toiletries... this place in an extraordinary gem in a town full of overpriced resorts.
I can't for an excuse to stay here again! I've recommended this hotel to all of my friends and family. Best kept secret in laguna for sure.
The parking lot is a little tight, but 100% worth it to stay here.
Really nice, chilled vibe run by friendly locals. Breakfast is a generous, healthy/ on trend with superfoods and coconut milk etc.
The hotel is a bit out towards the end of town but personally, we enjoyed the 20 minute walk to and from the restaurants. There are also free public shuttle busses running every 30 mins or so in high season. There is ample, free parking on site to the rear of the hotel. The pool is on the small to medium size but clean and in attractive surroundings. WiFi very good and free.
We came here on the first stop of our honeymoon and were treated to an upgrade to one of their suites. The room was very big, clean and the bed was amazingly comfy. Seriously, one of the best nights sleep in a long time! Only downside, you are next to the Pacific Coast Highway so lots of traffic but that’s the same with literally everywhere in town.