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The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Laguna Beach [2023]

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Laguna Beach is a trendy, artistic city in Orange County, California. It is a great location for adventurers, with more than 20,000 acres of protected wilderness available for a huge number of outdoor activities.

Visitors have a wide selection of boutique hotels to choose from where they can relax after exploring the many treasures of Laguna Beach.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Laguna Beach

Art Hotel

Art Hotel Laguna Beach
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Price: From $140

The Art Hotel is only a block away from the beach, just off the North Pacific Coast Highway. It is an ideal location for those looking for easy access to the attractions in the area while enjoying a beautiful private beach hideaway.

There are several king and queen options of accommodation to suit the needs of travelers looking to lodge here. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, cable, flat-screen TVs, in-room coffee makers, and hair dryers.

Staying at the Art Hotel means you not only have access to the attractions of Laguna Beach whenever you wish, but also to downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim, only an hour’s drive away.

The warm design adds to the comfort of the guests, as do the complementary offerings of morning juice and fresh pastries. Underground parking is available.

Casa Laguna

Casa Laguna
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Price: From $228

A beautiful romantic getaway location, guests can find Casa Laguna on a terraced hill right along the Pacific Coast Highway. Originally built in the early 1920s, this hotel and spa takes design inspiration from Spanish villas, with stunningly intricate Moorish tiles and lush courtyards, as well as Moroccan-inspired details.

Rich furnishings are used to add to the warm and inviting design. The property was restored in 2016. Its look was enhanced by interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard with custom prints and accents.

The color palette brings a sense of the Mediterranean Sea, with blue tones accented with reds and terracottas. There are guest rooms with garden, ocean, or patio views, junior and 1-bedroom suites, as well as a bungalow for those seeking more privacy.

This hidden gem is one of the most beautiful sights in the Laguna Beach area.

Hotel Joaquin

Hotel Joaquin
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Price: From $289

Set along the beautiful landscape of the Pacific Coast Highway, Hotel Joaquin provides an amazing location for guests to enjoy. It’s a short walk away from the stunning views of Crescent Bay. The Top of the World point is only 3 miles away for hiking enthusiasts.

There are various accommodation options at the hotel to suit the needs of all guests. Amenities include private balconies, record players in every room for that chill California vibe, tall, vaulted ceilings, and separate showers and tubs. Most rooms include ocean views to breathe in the breeze at any time, while others have peaceful garden or hillside views.

Bathrooms feature stone or marble vanities and hand-painted tiles in the showers. This hidden gem is a gorgeous find full of treasures for guests to enjoy.

La Casa del Camino

La Casa del Camino
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Price: From $122

La Casa del Camino is only a few steps away from the beach. Set in a villa influenced by Mediterranean design, this hotel is a short walk away from downtown Laguna Beach. A rooftop bar is available to guests.

Rooms are Spanish-style, California-style, and also inspired by the area’s surfers. Hand-carved furnishings provide details to the design. The rooms include air conditioning, a minifridge, in-room desks, flat-screen TVs, in-room safes, and luxurious linens. Modern bathrooms provide additional comfort and convenience.

La Casa has also recently introduced La Casita, a Californian bungalow that includes 3 private bedrooms. The cottage includes 3 bathrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen, washer, and dryer. Dining areas are open to receive the Californian breeze.

Pacific Edge

Pacific Edge
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Price: From $129

Once known as Vacation Village, the Pacific Edge Hotel is located on Highway 1 with great views of the Pacific Ocean. This hideaway allows guests to feel like they have their own private access to the beach and the ocean.

This laid-back property has 2 outdoor pools and a hot tub available to all guests. All rooms feature individual designs and decorations, while suites include full wet bars, kitchenettes, and separate sleeping and living arrangements for extra convenience.

There are numerous accommodation options, but the most luxurious ones are the oceanfront and ocean view rooms, including the penthouse. Whichever room you choose, guests will get premium quality from the linens, furnishings, and in-room amenities.

The open-air restaurant is a great place to enjoy the breeze of the ocean with a meal.

The Ranch

The Ranch
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Price: From $429

This impressive luxury resort sprawls over 87 acres and features a serene garden, a creek, and rugged canyons. Set right next to the Pacific Coast Highway, The Ranch is only a short walk away from Aliso Beach Park.

This resort is an excellent choice for adventurers looking to start their day with a lengthy hike in amazing surroundings. Local trails start on-premise and can lead either towards the beaches or the woodlands.

Amenities at The Ranch include stunning 360-degree views, furnishings with Tuvalu designs, and opulent bath amenities for guests to enjoy a pampering experience after a day full of adventures in the surrounding area.

The sophisticated rooms include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges. There are guest rooms, suites, and cottage options available to cater to all tastes and sizes.

SCP Seven4one

SCP Seven4one
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Price: From $288

The Seven4one provides an oasis experience right next to the ocean. It’s within walking distance of the best of what Laguna Beach has to offer, from art and cultural events to fine dining options.

The hotel is also close to downtown and the beach, which makes it easy for guests to access their favorite locations in only a few minutes. Designed specifically with mindfulness and relaxation in mind, the style is kept minimalist but highly comfortable.

At the Seven4one, the approach to hospitality is entirely holistic. The materials used are locally sourced for sustainability. There are standard rooms available and suites with full ocean views.

This eco-friendly location is passionate about the environment and plants a tree for each guest that lodges at the Seven4one.

Surf and Sand

Surf and Sand
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Price: From $649

This luxury resort is set on the Pacific beachfront. There is a top-rated restaurant on the premises, as well as a spa offering a wide range of wellness treatments that guests can use to fully unwind and pamper themselves.

The Surf and Sand Resort is designed to look like it belongs on the shores of a Mediterranean village. Most of the accommodation options have amazing oceanfront views that are unbeatable due to their proximity to the Pacific.

All rooms and suites feature nightly turndown service, luxurious bath amenities, and fully-stocked minibars for all guests to enjoy. If the guest rooms and suites don’t offer enough space, there are 3 penthouses available with large terraces and private parlors.

There is a bar available and a pool, restaurant, and cocktail lounge facing the ocean.

Final Thoughts

Laguna Beach offers more beachfront lodging options than most other areas in the state. Art lovers always feel at home and inspired here, and travelers can enjoy the beauty of Laguna Beach year-round. After a big day of exploring nature, coming back to one of these boutique hotels will be a delight.

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Amar is an avid traveler and tester of products. He has spent the last 13 years traveling all 7 continents and has put the products to the test on each of them. He has contributed to publications including Forbes, the Huffington Post, and more.

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