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
The Casa Laguna is romantic, quaint, beautifully located, and has excellent service. The staff, notably David and Jenn, were extremely accommodating. The breakfast was delicious as well. I wish I could have stayed longer, this place is pure magic!
We came to Laguna Beach and stayed here Nov 26-28 for my birthday. We were upgraded to Room 4, as suite. Great room, large, comfortable bed. This is the third time we have come to Laguna Beach and we always stay here because this is a great place to stay. The location is excellent, right across from the beach and a mile and a half from downtown. The hotel is really nice and the grounds pretty. The service and staff are excellent and the morning breakfast is very satisfying. The pool is inviting though we didn't use that or the spa facilities. Too busy eating and drinking our way through Laguna Beach! Highly recommended hotel.
This place is perfection. From the moment we walked the grounds...the ambiance was truly overwhelming beautiful. Clean, courteous and as comforting as we could have desired. Thank you for an experience we will remember for lifetime. We will be back. A place we will cherish for a lifetime!
This is a nice boutique hotel where I would give them 5 stars normally, but they get a couple star deduction because of the following issue and they didn't handle it the best way I thought they could have handled it.
So, first, as with more boutique hotels, they are not going to have staff to deal with issues. I was hardly at the hotel because of a conference down the road, so I got home late one night and the room was right on PCH so it is loud if the door is open. They have a wall mount AC for the room, but it was not working, so the room was extremely hot, so I had to open the doors. I called the Front Desk, but they had no engineering there to fix it. So, I had a miserable night of sleep, would have been happier in any motel or any other place and would have been a lot cheaper.
They did resolve it for the 2nd night, but as far as I'm concerned I should have been comped a hefty discount for the lack of sleep I had for the main purpose of a hotel which is to be able to sleep. I spoke with the manager and he gave me less than 10% at $20 discount for my discomfort. I should have been comped at least half for the miserable night of sleep where it was hot and extremely loud.
So, make sure everything works in the room before engineering goes home. Also, I believe hotels earn their strips when they handle a bad situation and this situation was not handled properly, so that is part of the downgrade in rating.
Other than that, it is a charming place and a place that would be nice to stay.
We had a classy room, not the most expensive, swam in the pool, walked to lovely Laguna Beach, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset while dining. Food choices are limited but delicious. Wine choices are excellent. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.