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14 Unbelievably Cheap Laguna Beach Hotels from $130

One of Southern California’s prettiest beach towns, Laguna Beach is an alluring coastal destination nestled between hidden coves, tide pools and majestic canyons. Outdoor enthusiasts, shoppers and art lovers alike flock to Laguna Beach’s sandy beaches, local art galleries, boutiques and family-friendly attractions.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best Laguna Beach hotels for exploring this coastal city. Perfect for solo adventures, family vacations and romantic getaways, they typically offer oceanfront restaurants, outdoor pools and beachfront rooms and suites.

The Inn at Laguna Beach

Photo| The Inn at Laguna Beach | Provided by THE INN AT LAGUNA BEACH

Offering unbeatable ocean views, The Inn at Laguna Beach features beachfront rooms, a sparkling outdoor pool and rooftop bar. Blending beach bungalow decor with modern comforts, Ocean View rooms feature plantation shutters that open up to views of Heisler Park and Main Beach. For a step-out balcony, upgrade to the Top Floor Ocean View.

Don’t miss the daily wine reception, held in the Lobby or on the Pacific Terrace, where you can sample wine from around the world. Take in the panoramic Laguna Beach views from the rooftop bar at sunset or walk next door to browse local artwork at Laguna Art Museum.

Hotel Highlights

  • Pet-friendly rooms feature flat-screen TVs with HBO, in-room coffee makers, pillow-top mattresses and ocean views.
  • Complimentary wine reception and daily milk and cookies in the Lobby.
  • Artisan pastries and breads crafted daily by a local baker and hot breakfast options.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 309 – USD 799
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 211 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

Surf & Sand Resort

Photo| Surf & Sand Resort | Provided by SURF & SAND RESORT

Surf & Sand Resort offers a tranquil beach getaway with an award-winning spa, coastal dining and luxe rooms with oceanfront balconies. Resembling a Mediterranean Village, the beachfront rooms feature flat-screen TVs, down comforters, mini bars and cotton robes, while suites add whirlpool baths, wet bars, fireplaces and private patios.

Swim in the seaside pool or book an organic hydrating facial at Aquaterra Spa, which also offers custom wellness massages. Savour fresh coastal cuisine at SPLASHES or grab lunch to-go at Pacific Perk. The on-site bar serves artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, while the Fashion Island shops are just a 15-minute drive away.

Hotel Highlights

  • The spa’s Surf & Sand Couple’s Escape with eucalyptus and lavender scrub, cocoon wrap and massage.
  • Wild Alaskan Halibut and 5-Hour Short Ribs at SPLASHES restaurant.
  • A sundeck with panoramic ocean views, whirlpool bath and spacious seating area in the Vista Suite.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 359 – USD 1,419
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Photo| The Ranch at Laguna Beach | Provided by BOOKING.COM

California’s only ‘National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World’, The Ranch at Laguna Beach is nestled in the majestic Aliso and Wood Canyons. Canyon Rooms feature king-size beds, mini fridges and furnished outdoor patios, while one and two-bedroom Creekside Suites add separate living areas. The two-bedroom Treehouse is worth a splurge with its full gourmet kitchen and wraparound deck.

Take advantage of the on-site golf course, outdoor pool and luxury spa, then join guided hikes, poolside yoga and festive beach bonfires. Don’t miss the California cuisine at Harvest or beachside Lost Pier Cafe. You’re also a short walk from Aliso Beach Park and Treasure Island Park.

Hotel Highlights

  • Access to surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, tide pool exploration and dolphin safaris.
  • A 9-hole golf course carved into the natural dramatic walls of Aliso and Wood Canyons.
  • Freshly baked pastries and Espresso Bar at Ben’s Pantry.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 349 – USD 1,199
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 31106 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, California, United States

Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach:
Photo| Montage Laguna Beach | Provided by MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH MHR MARKETING

Located on 12 oceanfront hectares, Montage Laguna Beach is home to beach bungalow-style rooms, suites and multi-bedroom villas, each with their own private balcony or patio with ocean views. The Ocean Coastal Suite boasts a separate living room, soaking tub and feather-top bed, while the lavish Villa La Riviera adds a gourmet kitchen and private outdoor spa.

Step inside the 1,800 square meter luxury spa for a pampering massage or bask in the sunshine at one of the two outdoor pools. The little ones will be entertained at the Paintbox and Paintbox Petite kids’ clubs. Refuel with California Coastal cuisine at Studio restaurant or fresh seafood at Mosaic Bar and Grille. Ready to explore? Guided hiking tours, mountain bike rentals and snorkel gear are available.

Hotel Highlights

  • Each room, suite and villa includes a private balcony or patio with ocean views.
  • Ocean-inspired body treatments, a cascading outdoor whirlpool and sauna and eucalyptus steam room at Spa Montage.
  • A 30-minute drive from John Wayne Airport and 1.5 hours from Los Angeles International Airport.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 595 – USD 2,260
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

Capri Laguna on the Beach – A Boutique Hotel

Photo| Capri Laguna on the Beach – A Boutique Hotel | Provided by BOOKING.COM

Just six kilometres from Crystal Cove Park, Capri Laguna on the Beach – A Boutique Hotel is an oceanfront hotel just off the South Coast Highway. In addition to boasting a heated pool, fitness centre and complimentary Wi-Fi, the hotel is a short walk from fine art galleries, boutique shops and restaurants.

Couples love the Beachfront King with Fireplace; a cosy room with a flat-screen TV, fireplace and private balcony with ocean views. Got the kids in tow? Choose a Beachfront Two Kings Junior Suite for coastal views and extra space or an Ocean View King Suite with Sofa Bed for a separate living room, sofa bed and spacious balcony.

Hotel Highlights

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 173 – USD 445
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 1441 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

Laguna Beach House

Photo| Laguna Beach House | Provided by LAGUNA BEACH HOUSE

Laguna Beach House pairs curated vintage pieces and pops of colour to channel old-school Laguna with the feel of an airy cottage. This former motel turned seaside retreat has Private Patio rooms with flat-screen TVs and pillow-top beds, while the Coastal View rooms add stunning Pacific Ocean views from a front patio or private balcony.

Enjoy fresh coffee in the morning and cookies and milk in the evening or mingle with fellow travellers at the nightly wine reception. Unwind in the heated pool or open-air courtyard area, then use the beach chairs and umbrellas at the front desk to enjoy the coastline views.

Hotel Highlights

  • Complimentary wine hour by the firepit and cookies and milk before bedtime.
  • A variety of local snacks and beverages available from the stocked mini bars.
  • Within walking distance of Main Beach and downtown Laguna Beach.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 249 – USD 369
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 475 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

Holiday Inn Laguna Beach

Photo| Holiday Inn Laguna Beach | Provided by BOOKING.COM

Housed in a Spanish-style villa, Holiday Inn Laguna Beach offers easy beach access and an inviting outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs and tropical foliage. There’s also a fitness room, business centre and romantic gazebo to explore on site. Want to try your hand at surfing? Make the 15-minute drive to Doheny State Beach at Dana Point to catch a wave.

Each of the spacious rooms features high-speed Wi-Fi, a mini fridge, Keurig coffee machine and flat-screen TV with premium movie channels, while upgraded Suites add king-size beds and separate living rooms with sofa beds. You can also relax in the whirlpool Jacuzzi or catch up on emails at the work desk.

Hotel Highlights

  • Family-friendly suites with mini fridges, microwaves, coffee makers and sofa beds.
  • Kids aged 18 and under stay for free when sharing their parents’ room.
  • A 15-minute drive from Dana Point Harbor and Newport Beach.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 135 – USD 419
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 696 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

La Casa Del Camino

Photo| La Casa Del Camino | Provided by LA CASA DEL CAMINO HOTEL

La Casa Del Camino was built in 1929 and was a favourite among the stars of Hollywood’s golden age. It’s home to Spanish-style rooms with hand-carved furnishings, Moroccan tiled bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, as well as a three-bedroom California beach house with a private deck, living room and full kitchen.

HotelsCombined visitors praise the hotel’s on-site dining options, which includes locally-sourced Mediterranean dishes at K’ya Bistro and California fare and handcrafted cocktails at The Rooftop. The latter boasts panoramic ocean views and popular weekly specials, including Margarita Mondays and Froze Fridays.

Hotel Highlights

  • Complimentary beach towels, chairs and umbrellas to use at nearby Cress Street Beach.
  • Mango mojitos, seared ahi sandwiches, happy-hour specials and ocean views at The Rooftop.
  • A collection of surf-themed, custom-designed rooms with hand-painted surfboards, underwater photo murals and ocean views.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 143 – USD 289
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, California, United States

Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa

Photo| Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa | Provided by JAMIE KOWAL

Perched on the southern end of Laguna Beach, Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa is a historic property that dates back to the early 1900s. This intimate hotel boasts 23 rooms, including five suites, which feature ocean and/or garden views, mini bars and hand-painted Moroccan tiles. For a secluded outdoor patio for two with Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island views, upgrade to a Deluxe with Ocean View Patio.

Stroll through the maze of winding pathways to discover lush landscaping and an outdoor pool with ocean views. You’re within an easy walk from Victoria Beach, while the on-site restaurant serves breakfast and Mediterranean small plates in a quaint setting with ocean views. For a chance to recharge, visit the on-site spa for Deep Tissue, Reflexology and Hot Stone treatments.

Hotel Highlights

  • The private patio with ocean views, clawfoot tub and separate living room in the standalone Bungalow Suite.
  • Food and beverage service available in the lobby, at the beach and to-go for picnics.
  • An intimate indoor/outdoor spa overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 197 – USD 659
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 2510 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California, United States

14 West Laguna Beach

Photo| 14 West Laguna Beach | Provided by BOOKING.COM

A stylish boutique hotel just steps from the beach, 14 West Laguna Beach ensures an intimate atmosphere with only 14 suites. With four different room types, each suite includes a flat-screen TV, fireplace, kitchenette and walk-out patio. If you need extra space, upgrade to the four-person Deluxe Double Queen Room.

Soak up the sunshine at the sprawling outdoor patio area, which includes access to BBQ facilities. Head over to the sister property, Holiday Inn Laguna Beach, to enjoy complimentary access to the heated outdoor pool and patio. Walk across the street to Deck on Laguna Beach for oceanfront dining with fresh seafood and creative cocktails.

Hotel Highlights

  • A large outdoor balcony, Tempur-Pedic queen-size bed, kitchenette and spa-like bathroom in the Deluxe PCH Queen Room.
  • An outdoor terrace with complimentary barbecue facilities.
  • A five-minute walk from local art at Coast Gallery and Wyland Galleries.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 199 – USD 269
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 690 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California, United States

Laguna Riviera

Photo| Laguna Riviera Beach Resort | Provided by ICE PORTAL

Located two blocks south of downtown Laguna, Laguna Riviera is a tranquil oceanfront resort that blends the French Riviera with a Mediterranean retreat. Unwind in the indoor saltwater pool or the bubbling hot tub, then enjoy complimentary breakfast in the lounge or get cosy near the lobby lounge’s fireplace.

Discover a mix of unique rooms and family suites, all set among an oasis of tropical gardens terraced to the oceans edge. Choose from studios with kitchenettes and flat-screen TVs to spacious one-bedroom suites with full kitchens and private decks. All rooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker, TV with premium channels like HBO and Wi-Fi.

Hotel Highlights

  • Family-friendly perks, such as full kitchens, fireplaces and private oceanfront decks.
  • An inviting lobby lounge with Wi-Fi and a fireplace.
  • A heated indoor saltwater pool and saltwater hot tub.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 150 – USD 1,239
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 825 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

The Tides Laguna Beach

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the stunning pool at The Tides Laguna Beach, an affordable downtown Laguna hotel just three blocks from Main Beach. After strolling the beautiful coastline, unwind with a swim in the pool or whip up a meal on the gas grill on the outdoor patio.

Spacious rooms boast air conditioning, cable TV and Keurig coffee makers, while some add kitchenettes. Travelling with your furry friend? Some of the rooms at this hotel are pet friendly. If you’re an animal lover, drive five minutes to Pacific Marine Mammal Centre to learn about its rescued California sea lions and Northern elephant seals.

Hotel Highlights

  • A heated saltwater pool, outdoor barbecue and fireplace.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and one parking space per room.
  • Within walking distance to art galleries, shopping and fine dining in Laguna Beach.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 130 – USD 331
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: 460 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California, United States

Crescent Bay Inn Laguna Beach

Photo| Crescent Bay Inn Laguna Beach | Provided by BOOKING.COM

Crescent Bay Inn Laguna Beach has been completely redesigned, offering modern rooms and suites with Smart TVs, microwaves and plush bedding. Couples can enjoy the romantic King Bed rooms, which feature ocean views and a sofa bed, while families will appreciate the extra living space and two queen-size beds in the Two Queen Beds room.

Start your morning off right with the complimentary breakfast of coffee, juice and Danish pastries, then grab a pick-me-up from the Keurig coffee machine in the lobby area or step outside to use the Trolley stop right outside the entrance. The old-school roadside joint, Husky Boy Burgers, is just a short walk away.

Hotel Highlights

  • In-room technology, including high-speed Wi-Fi, adjustable climate control and Smart TVs with Netflix and Pandora.
  • Comfortable bedding with 450-thread count linens, pillow-top mattresses and feather duvet, comforter and pillows.
  • A Trolley stop located outside the hotel for exploring the area.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 182 – USD 346
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 1435 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, United States

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Sun-Soaked Scenery & Coastal Charm in Laguna Beach

The perfect blend of natural beauty and laid-back vibes, Laguna Beach is a quintessential Southern California seaside town where you can enjoy water sports, art galleries, hiking and 11 kilometres of picturesque coastline. We’ve found the best places to stay in Laguna Beach, whether you’re looking for an affordable beachfront hotel or family-friendly accommodation, many of which have on-site restaurants, luxurious day spas and outdoor pools.

Where do you want to stay in Laguna Beach? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

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