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
My boyfriend and I loved our stay from start to finish. We decided to do a couples massage last minute and we were so glad that we did! Katie and Pavla are incredibly talented, we wish we lived close enough to frequent them. The Moroccan feel was so serene and simply beautiful, it was an experience for all of the senses. The staff was so humble, kind, and invested in the overall experience. The grounds are just as lovely as employees. It was hard to say goodbye!
Where to start? Casa Laguna is stunning, relaxing...simply gorgeous. As an avid traveler with generally strong opinions about quality and service- believe me when I say- it is truly magical here. Each member of the staff is knowledgeable and ready to bend over backwards until all of your needs are met. The food is delicious, the breakfast is included, you even get a drink when you check in. How cool is that? Thank you for a flawless presentation and wonderful weekend.
Best honeymoon spot ever!!! We stayed two nights in The Cottage, saw family in LA, then decided to come back to stay the rest of our trip in a lovely suite (cancelling a planned toad trip along the pch). Long nights by the pool or in the Watchtower with a glass of wine, perfect sunset soak in the hot tub, amazing food, beautiful and comfortable accomodations, superb friendly service. I can't wait to try the massage!! Definitely recommend this oasis for adults who love to relax in a divine hanging garden atmosphere. Worth every penny, we'll be back in the future
We had a short stay here a while back and knew from the second we arrived that this would be the place for our future honeymoon. We were blown away by the attention to detail and level of extraordinary customer service. The staff was well aware that we were on our honeymoon and went to extra lengths to make sure it was special. We walked in to a welcome note and a bottle of champagne. At first I assumed my new husband had set it up but come to find out the staff had done it for us. Needless to say our stay was incredible and we started planning our next stay as soon as we got here again. If anyone is considering Casa Laguna for their honeymoon, we could not recommend it more. The complimentary drink at check in, the grounds, and decor are my favorite aspects but the customer service is the absolute best. Thank you everyone at Casa Laguna for giving us an awesome honeymoon!
Seconding other reviews that have praised this exquisite little hotel as a hidden gem and perfect romantic getaway.
This is a small, classic old world property from the 1920s that has been restored and remodeled with remarkable care, preserving its unique historic qualities while giving it modern comforts. Exceptional privacy, with rooms tucked away down corridors with fountains, and beautifully furnished. Comfortable and well maintained with everything working perfectly and very clean. Breakfast and drinks were thoughtfully selected and well prepared. And a great location in the south end of Laguna Beach, easy walking distance from several prime beaches.
What sets this hotel apart even more, though, is an exceptional level of service. Everyone, from the front desk staff to housekeeping to waitstaff, could not have been more friendly and helpful. This is the type of service experience you usually find only in very high end boutique hotels in New York and other large cities, but with an unmistakable Laguna touch.
Overall a delightful and memorable stay1