The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach is known for its stunning coastline and picturesque beaches, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking a truly magical SoCal getaway. If you’re looking for the perfect boutique hotel in Laguna Beach, you’ve come to the right spot!

With tons of options ranging from mid-tier to high-end, finding the perfect Laguna Beach hotel can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time visiting. Luckily, as a former Southern California native, I’ve had plenty of weekend getaways at the hotels in this charming coastal beach town! 

Whether you’re looking for something romantic, luxurious or affordable, the boutique hotels on this list offer unparalleled ocean views, beach access, impeccable service, and amenities that include spas, concierge services, and pools. So sit back, relax, and let me take you on a journey to discover the most beautiful boutique hotels in Laguna Beach.

Entrance to the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA

The Best Laguna Beach Boutique Hotels

All of these Laguna Beach hotels come with free toiletries, free wifi access and accessible rooms.

The pool at Inn at Laguna Beach
Morning at The Inn at Laguna Beach

Casa Loma

Formerly The Inn at Laguna Beach

For my latest trip to Laguna Beach, I was determined to find that goldilocks spot: The right view for the right price. After much deliberation, and a fully-fledged spreadsheet dedicated to my search, I finally settled on Casa Loma.

This place has it all, and at a reasonable price! (Well, everything except an on-site restaurant, that is.) It’s a true oceanfront boutique hotel in Laguna Beach with chic design, a nice pool, rooftop bar, and great amenities like a daily wine happy hour and fresh baked cookies each evening. I mean, okayyyy. Plus, the hotel is located within close proximity of both Heisler Park and Main Beach where you’ll find a sand volleyball court and basketball court.

While there are separate daily resort, parking, and optional breakfast fees, the array of room choices may afford some flexibility with price. You can choose from interior rooms, a partial ocean view and oceanfront rooms, many with balconies. As far as beachfront hotels in Laguna go, this is definitely my top choice.

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Laguna Beach House

Laguna Beach House is a charming boutique hotel located just steps away from the beach in the heart of Laguna. This cozy hotel features 36 rooms decorated in a coastal chic style with a great outdoor space featuring alluring firepits, string lights and a pool/spa.

I’ve stayed at this location before and really enjoyed it! Booking again would have been an easy choice, but I was dead set on falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves, and Laguna Beach House is just a little bit too far back to do that. Plus, there’s no direct beach access from the hotel. It just wasn’t the experience I was looking for this time.

However, I still highly recommend Laguna Beach House due to its affordability, its super cute design, and perks like free parking. And even though there’s no direct beach access, you can still get there by walking down a public staircase, just a short walk from the hotel.

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Hotel Joaquin

A “petite resort” tucked away Alluring mix between the perfectly manicured green lawn, black and white facade and touches of boho from the neutral Scandinavian interiors.

Intimate pool with charming white and teak umbrellas and day beds. Record player in every room and luxurious bathrooms. Purchase a pre-packed picnic basket, rent bikes, or weekly sound healing experience.

This is an adults-only hotel so make sure to leave the little ones at home.

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Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa

Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa is an adorable and charming escape in the heart of Laguna Beach, California. This castle-like seaside enclave, featuring beautifully tiled Spanish steps and historical buildings dating back to the early 1900s, offers a truly unique experience.

Relax in the outdoor pool or indulge in the outdoor spa, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and includes exclusive use of the soaking tub. The spa’s professionally trained staff offer a number of services include Deep Tissue massage, Reflexology, and Hot Stone massage.

Casa Laguna is just minutes from the stunning Victoria Beach- one of the prettiest Laguna Beach beaches– and conveniently offers to-go picnic-style food to enjoy on your beach day.

Capri Laguna

Tucked between the ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway. you’ll find Capri Laguna with its laid-back vibes and peaceful white and baby blue color scheme. This beautiful boutique hotel has plenty of room options, from beachfront rooms with fireplaces to large suites that can fit up to six people.

Just a mile from the Laguna Art Museum, the hotel’s location makes it easy to walk to any of Laguna’s best ocean-view restaurants. Plus. the outdoor heated pool and sun terrace with lounge chairs are open all year round.

Something about it’s understated elegance gives me the vibes of a celebrity secret hideaway. Book a room and maybe you’ll run into one!

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Pacific Edge Hotel

Pacific Edge Hotel is a beachfront hotel located in the heart of Laguna Beach. This boutique hotel features spacious rooms and suites, most of which offer ocean views and private balconies. Here, you can enjoy easy access access to the beach, as well as amenities such as a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

Pacific Edge Hotel has a rich history, with the original building dating back to 1947 when it was a popular spot for Hollywood celebrities. The hotel has undergone several renovations and expansions since then, but still maintains its original charm and character. The location also offers beachfront cabanas for daily rent with an outdoor deck and indoor living room. Prices range from $850 to $3200 which includes food and beverages.

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La Casa del Camino

La Casa del Camino is a charming hotel located in the heart of Laguna Beach, California. The hotel features a traditional Spanish-influenced design and offers a variety of room types, from cozy standard rooms to spacious suites, each with their own unique design and amenities. One of the highlights of this hotel is its rooftop lounge, The Rooftop, which provides guests with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.

The Rooftop is one of the best restaurants in Laguna Beach with an ocean view, offering delicious food and craft cocktails in a chic and relaxed atmosphere. With its prime location, charming decor, and stunning rooftop, La Casa del Camino is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway in Laguna Beach.

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Seaside Laguna Inn & Suites

This boutique hotel has an oh-so romantic beginning, started by a girl from Paris who stumbled upon Laguna Beach and fell in love with the charming coastal town. Covered in ivy and filled with local artwork, beautiful plants, and bubbling fountains, Seaside Laguna is a serene, romantic destination.

The rooms are a bit simple but still have a touch of charm. The property is just a one minute walk from Laguna’s Agate Street Beach with a newly remodeled staircase that leads to the shore. Plus, free breakfast and free parking for your first vehicle.

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Laguna Surf Lodge

Formerly Laguna Riviera

Perfect for sustainable travelers or anyone with a passion for wellness. Laguna Surf Lodge is an eco-conscious surf lodge located at the famous Thalia Street surf break. They offers holistic hospitality along with their bohemian-inspired, surf-culture interiors.

Here, you can enjoy a lineup of wellness offerings, including daily yoga classes at one of the partner studios, a refreshing pool, and surf lessons provided by local experts. Managed by SCP Hotels, Laguna Surf Lodge exemplifies environmental stewardship, with initiatives such as planting one tree for every guest stay and other positive environmental efforts.


Here are some of the most popular things to do in Laguna Beach:

  • Private Helicopter Tour: You’ll never forget this view of over 30 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world.

  • Surf Lessons: Don’t miss out on the chance to learn to surf in one of the world’s best surfing destinations!

  • Temecula Wine Tasting: A stunning wine country awaits about an hour from Laguna. This tour includes transport and lunch.
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Private Laguna Beach Helicopter Tour

🕚 Duration: 30 minutes


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Surf Lessons in Laguna Beach, California

🕚 Duration: 1.5 hours


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Temecula: All-Inclusive Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

🕚 Duration: 6 hours


Luxury Hotels In Laguna Beach

In case you were looking for something a little more upscale, I’ve included the top two resorts in Laguna below.

Montage Laguna Beach

If money is no object, then your choice is clear. Montage Laguna Beach is a world-class luxury resort nestled on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This luxurious Laguna Beach resort offers guest rooms and suites, each with their own private balcony or patio, providing stunning 360-degree views of the ocean or lush gardens.

The resort boasts an array of top-notch amenities, including a 20,000 square foot spa, three ocean facing pools, and several on-site restaurants offering farm-to-table cuisine. Montage Laguna Beach also offers guests direct access to Treasure Island Beach, quite possibly the nicest beach in Laguna with crystal clear waters and fascinating tide pools. It’s also one of the best snorkeling spots in Laguna Beach!

Surf & Sand Resort

Surf and Sand Resort is another elegant beachfront resort located in the heart of Laguna offering stunning ocean views and rooms with private balconies. The hotel features several world-class amenities, including two oceanfront pools, a full-service spa, on-site restaurants, and direct beach access.

Surf & Sand is a great option for those who want a true resort experience, but at a more reasonable rate. For about half the price of a night at Montage, you can enjoy a great beachfront hotel, including an outdoor swimming pool and day bed area with some pretty stellar ocean views as well as any spa treatments you’re heart desires.

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Sydney is a solo travel expert who’s extensively explored Spain, Portugal, Morocco, California, and more! She creates travel guides and itineraries to share everything she's learned about the Iberian peninsula through personal experience and exploration.

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