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
Just completed our 2nd stay at the Casa Laguna Hotel and Spa in the past 2 years, and again, it was a treat! This is a wonderful place to stay, right on the South Coast Hwy, about a mile or so outside of the downtown area. Although it is across the street from the ocean, due to the elevation, most rooms have very nice views of the ocean. All rooms are individually decorated, and come in a variety of sizes, but all have character and charm to spare...not to mention incredibly comfortable beds with top notch linens.
I don't have enough superlatives to describe the landscaped courtyards and walkways through the property. It's like living in a multi level, beautifully designed garden.
The management and staff are extremely professional, friendly, and welcoming. There is a very nice complimentary continental breakfast, and cookies and hot chocolate during the afternoon and evening. Oh, and upon arrival, you are treated to a complimentary glass of Sangria.
If you're looking for a truly memorable stay in Laguna Beach, the Casa Laguna is the place for you.
My husband booked one night on January 10th at Casa Laguna to celebrate my birthday. We did not have the possibility to stay longer but we would have really love too after experiencing the serene grounds and the exquisite service offered by the Hotel. Everybody--and I mean everybody!- was so kind, polite and attentive. At check-in general manager Zaman Taherwe informed us of a pleasant surprise, a free upgrade to a suite with ocean view, bedroom with fireplace, bathroom with claw foot tub and a small living room so comfortable that we changed plans, cancelled our restaurant reservation and stayed in enjoying delicious room service. Sauna after surfing was incredibly relaxing and highly needed since the water was cold. The multilevel terrace garden is very pretty and welcoming. All in all, we cannot wait to be able to come back. Definitely my new fav in Laguna Beach!
We are here right now for our anniversary. Cute , chic and so comfortable. Being from the f&b industry I hate online reviews. But they deserve a great one. Will be back soon for sure. Such a fantastic place.
5 stars for this sweet gem of a hotel. It was clean, adorable. Service was excellent as was the food. Definitely recommend the couples massage if it's in your budget. It was absolutely worth it. Would not recommend for a family with many children just because it was a very quiet and serene environment. But I would definitely go solo or with my spouse again!
My wife and I stayed at Casa Laguna to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it. All of the staff was amazing but Jen the front desk attendant went above and beyond. From the drinks when we got there, to the treats in our room, to the amazing soak that was set up for us at the roof top - we really felt extra special and couldn’t be more appreciative. She was excellent from start to finish! We will recommend staying here and have to many friends. Thanks Jen!