The Ranch at Laguna Beach
What To Know
- Only 350 yards away from the property, the beach is literally in your backyard
- Guestrooms start at a spacious 410 square feet
- The Ranch's half-acre organic garden is the largest in Laguna
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
How to Get There
We stayed here on honeymoon and absolutely loved Laguna beach! We chose this hotel over surf and sand, and loved it apart from one very key element (incidentals policy).
Scenery incredible, idyllic location
Bar, valet and restaurant staff so friendly and welcoming
Firepits SO relaxing and romantic (although be there early to grab one!)
We had two amazing dinners at harvest the on site restaurant - which I will write a seperate review for!
Canyon room- adequate for a 5* resort. No view. They seem to pride themselves on their grounds and not their accommodations and guests experience (it is mainly a golf club).
Incidentals policy- I am unsure why no reviews mention this however I feel it’s unfair to customers if they don’t know about this up front. My first memory of this hotel is being greeted by a snobby receptionist (Cadence) suggesting that we ask our family to pay their ridiculous incidental policy, not the best way to end our honeymoon!
Basically be prepared to pay $200 per night up front, in addition to your accommodation costs and fees, before they will give you your keys. This was quite a shock and we did speak to the manager Chris, who was somewhat more reasonable. However- we are still awaiting a authorisation to be taken!
TRUST- Also- if you go -$10 below your incidental balance, they’ll take money without consent- that was a nice ‘surprise’ when we found out the hotel had yet again taken another $200. They just don’t TRUST their hotel guests! Weird principle to us being English. Just expect lots of surprising charges on your card, unless you’re rich enough not to care!
After staying at other 5* resorts in America and the UK who don’t charge this policy (and trust their guests), it’s hard for us to see incentive to return...
What a way to spend a day, highest level of service with a smile. Harvest was an amazing three course B-Day dinner experience. If there is a downside its that I have ti leave, will return on any BDay.
This lovely "Ranch at Laguna Beach" is a secret hideaway so close to urban Orange County, but it feels as if it's miles away. Set in a small valley, it has much to offer: golf, a fitness center, a pool, multiple restaurants, entertainment on the patio and most importantly beautifully appointed rooms with luxurious linens, toiletries and special treats like salted chocolate, wonderful wooden adirondack rockers on your private patio.
It was a delightful birthday treat!