Montage Laguna Beach
What We Love
- Every room has an ocean view
- Beach access and free towel service
- Live entertainment in the lounge and pool bar
What To Know
- There is no resort fee, but valet parking is $36 per day
- The resort is two miles from Laguna Beach’s downtown area
- Breakfast is not included
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Situated on a dramatic 50-foot bluff, the 248-room Montage Laguna Beach embodies the era when the California Arts and Crafts movement began. The sprawling rooms, suites and beach bungalows display local artwork in a minimum of 500 square feet, along with private balconies, marble baths and luxurious feathertop beds. The 20,000-square-foot spa is a jewel, with eucalyptus steam rooms, dry redwood saunas and fireplace lounges. Guests can explore 30 beautiful acres with white sand beaches, or lounge by the pool, which features private cabanas, a whirlpool and a kids play area. The Mosaic pool bar serves California-inspired dishes such as local halibut with sweet corn sauce and blackened half chicken with corn tortillas. Two additional dining venues grant panoramic views: Studio, an elegant space that serves modern French cuisine, and the Loft, which offers creative American fare prepared on a six-foot wood-burning rotisserie.
In the Area
Laguna Beach has an abundance of art and culture, and during July and August the Festival of Fine Arts produces the Pageant of the Masters, a theatrical extravaganza in which art comes to life onstage. Visitors can also catch an evening performance at the Laguna Playhouse, a historic theater that was founded in 1920 and continues to showcase outstanding talent. One unique attraction is the tide pools at Glenn E. Vedder Ecological Reserve. Pack a picnic lunch and look closely: The pools are full of colorful marine life. There is no shortage of shops and art galleries to peruse, and the Laguna Art Museum has several impressive collections. For casual dining in town, Nick’s Laguna Beach serves everything from deviled eggs and burgers to perfectly prepared seafood and steaks.
How to Get There
This is my first tripadvisor review, but I’m extremely disappointed with the service in the lobby bar. Sat outside on the terrace and waited 30 min to be served. No waiter came. Went to look for one. There were at least 3 waiters and empty lobby. Finally ordered wine and desert (strawberry tiramisu). Another half an hour passed and nothing was served. Went again to follow up and they said it’s being prepared. When the order arrived, it was a joke. The strawberry tiramisu was a cheap yogurt in a bowl, weathered wine and hefty bill. Also to mention that our credit card was taken before we even ordered. We travel upscale around Europe and USA and never had been billed before I was even served. Really, really disappointed with the Montage.
What a place! Staff was amazing. But the real star is the location. Absolutely stunning in every possible way. Room was awesome - clean, comfortable, and well appointed. Food is great. Pool is large and good. A little issue with seagulls at the pool. And I wish the pool chairs were a bit nicer and more luxurious. But I’d run back here in a heartbeat. Great hotel. Five ⭐️S
We have just spent 3 nights at montage Laguna beach. From our arrival onwards, the staff were welcoming and friendly and did everything they could to enhance our stay. The room we had was really comfortable and beautiful with great ocean views. We loved the adults only relaxation pool and the spa. The gardens are beautiful for a wander. Wonderful relaxing stay.