Laguna Beach Hotels
2510 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
With its design-forward decor (the colorful, textured interiors throughout are punctuated by gorgeous mosaics) and relaxed vibe, this twenty-three-room hotel checks all the boxes for the perfect long weekend in a small, low-key oceanside setting. Interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is behind the considered Moroccan and Spanish accents, which pay tribute to the architectural integrity of the original 1920's building—think: clawfoot tubs, intricate tilework, and a mix of velvets and well-worn leather furnishings. In the morning, a light continental breakfast is served from 7-10:30 a.m. in the dining room (homemade pastries, freshly squeezed orange juice). For those looking for a little bit of pampering, a new indoor/outdoor spa features a fairly straightforward menu of reflexology, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages with views of the Pacific in the distance.
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Many goop staffers opt to stay at the Montage for the special occasions—and the Laguna Beach location, perched on a coastal clifftop overlooking the Pacific, is particularly memorable. It's the kind of place that's perfect for both family vacations (it's great for keeping littles occupied) and romantic getaways. Each of the 250 guest rooms feature Craftsman-style architecture, dark, stately furnishings, and make the most of the views. The property is so pretty you won't really want to leave, so it's easy to alternate between the three restaurants, all of which cull ingredients for their menus from the resort's expansive garden. Almost everyone comes here for the 20,000-foot-spa, which is most certainly worth it if you're in need of R&R. Tip: If you book a treatment as a non-guest, you have access to the gym and (less crowded) spa pool.
The Pearl Laguna
21095 Raquel Rd., Laguna Beach
A week-long holistic retreat on the beach, The Pearl offers guests a luxurious way to detox and decompress with daily hikes, yoga, and restorative massage, as well as introductions to new practices like Tai Chi or chakra balancing. After a week of clean eating, days full of exercise, quality time in nature, and lots of sleep, you'll leave here feeling lighter in every sense of the word.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
31106 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach
Tucked in a canyon about a five-minute walk from the beach, this ranch-like resort has bit more word-of-mouth appeal. Here you'll find a bit of everything to keep you entertained and totally relaxed—from a nine-hole golf course, beach volleyball court, a pool, spa, and an amazing farm-to-table restaurant (think: Laguna's version of Calamigos Ranch). It's worth giving a shout-out to the extremely knowledgable staff, whose happy to keep you posted on what's happening when you're in town, including gallery tours and tips to the best hidden surf spots.
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