Surf & Sand Resort

1555 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3299  [SEE MAP]Laguna Beach, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Every accommodation comes with an ocean-facing balcony
Resort's SPLASHES restaurant is a bit pricey
An idyllic seaside getaway, Surf & Sand Resort sits on the shore about a mile from the center of prestigious Laguna Beach, California. The close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and beach are the highlights for many visitors, but the resort has more to offer. The Aquaterra Spa has a plethora of treatments, including full body scrubs and refreshing facials. And recent diners at SPLASHES restaurant commend the food, though they do warn about steep prices. Plus, with drink service and a gorgeous view, the poolside and its calming atmosphere makes for a great alternative to the beach. The resort's 167 guest rooms and suites are all equipped for a pleasant night's stay, boasting down comforters, iPod docking stations, cotton bathrobes and marble bathrooms with showers. Accommodations also feature private furnished balconies that afford excellent views of the ocean.
Laguna Beach, CA
Hotel Class
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Resort, 167 rooms
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  • 4.5Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews

The New York Times


The hotel is a wonderfully romantic escape if you treasure being close to the ocean. And because it is so near town, you don’t feel trapped there for meals.



Almost all rooms have an ocean view at this hotel with stairs leading onto the beach. Most of the comfortable rooms don't offer central air, but it's not needed due to the constant ocean breezes.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2364 have reviewed the Surf & Sand Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2364 reviews 4.5 (based on 2364 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at Surf & Sand Resort offer sweeping ocean views from their private balconies. Beds feature down comforters and goose-down pillows, and each room has a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and an iPod docking station. Each accommodation also comes with a minibar or minifridge. The rooms are decorated in natural hues with a beachy feel.
  • Daily resort fee of $20 covers newspaper delivery, in-room Wi-Fi access, local phone calls and turndown service
Nightly resort fee$28

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Surf & Sand Resort is located in Laguna Beach’s city center and sits n ear a variety of shops, restaurants and galleries. Several art festivals are hosted in the area throughout the year, and the beach is situated adjacent to the property.
  • Laguna Beach's free trolley stops at resort
  • Approximately 15 miles southeast of John Wayne Airport; about 48 miles southwest of LA/Ontario International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($35)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort’s main restaurant, SPLASHES, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and features local ingredients and fresh seafood on its menu. And at 15FiftyFive, light bites and cocktails are served alongside fire pits and the Pacific Ocean. Guests can also grab a drink at Splashes Bar, which serves cocktails and small plates.
  • Grab-and-go pastries, salads, sandwiches and coffee available at Pacific Perk
  • Room service offered Sunday through Thursday between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


At the resort's outdoor pool, visitors can take a dip, grab a drink at the poolside bar or lounge in a chaise lounge or cabana. The pool deck also features panoramic ocean vistas and a tile mural by a local artist.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The Aquaterra Spa offers a variety of services, including massages, body wraps and aromatherapy treatments. The spa has eight treatment rooms, plus a couples treatment room that faces the ocean and a nail room with two pedicure areas and a manicure table. The spa’s lounge areas are separated by gender and house eucalyptus steam rooms, showers and outdoor Jacuzzis.
    • Spa hours vary by season
    • Guests ages 16 and older permitted in spa area

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    Surf & Sand Resort does not have a kids club or offer babysitting services, but families will likely enjoy the outdoor pool and adjacent beach.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      The resort offers a fitness center with basic cardio machines and weight-training equipment. Water, headphones, towels and wipes for the machines are also available. Each cardio machines features an iPod dock and a touchscreen system that is available in 13 languages.
      • Weight benches, free weights, medicine balls and yoga mats offered
      • Beach fitness classes available seasonally (charges apply)
      • Fitness center access covered by daily resort fee
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Use of a guest computer in Pacific Perk and faxing services are covered by the property's daily resort fee. Additionally, business travelers have access to 10 meeting rooms, which feature beach-inspired names. The largest space available is the 2,500-square-foot Pelican Ballroom, where theater-style events with up to 250 attendees can be accommodated. Outdoor areas like the spa's courtyard, the pool deck, 15FiftyFive and two terraces can also be used for business functions with up to 200 guests.
      • Catering services available
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi provided in all meeting venues

      Number of meeting rooms10

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Pets that weigh less than 25 pounds are welcome to stay at Surf & Sand Resort. A nonrefundable cleaning fee of $150 applies.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        Several indoor and outdoor venues are available for weddings at Surf & Sand Resort. Offered ceremony locations include two oceanfront terraces and the resort's beach, while one of three ballrooms – the largest of which has space for up to 180 guests – can be used for receptions. Additional fees apply for use of ceremony locations, and all bridal couples receive complimentary use of table linens, votive candles, dance floors and mirrored table centerpieces when hosting receptions on-site.
        • Wedding catering package offered
        • Free wedding night accommodations provided for all couples with reception room bookings
        • Set ceremony times apply for outdoor weddings

        Maximum wedding guest capacity180

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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