Laid-Back Boutique Hotel Steps from the Beach
The tide crashes against a secluded stretch of pristine sand on Laguna Beach, beckoning countless surfers to glide atop its swells. The rushing wake centers the experience at the posh Laguna Beach, and the Pacific Edge Hotel's interiors pay tribute to the area's ocean worship with graphic art inspired by the classic surf film Endless Summer. Framed coastal landscapes hang from the teal and golden walls inside Village rooms, all of which sport easy ocean access.
King, queen, or double beds pose opposite large, flat-screen TVs in the guestrooms, dressed with a custom pile of aqua plush or buckwheat pillows. Beachfront balconies overlook the tide crashing just a few feet away, where swimmers drift on the warm waves and surfers glide across the swells.
Some quarters rest a stone's throw away from the pool and a jacuzzi tub flanked by palm trees via a set of sliding glass doors. The on-site Beach House restaurant also draws its inspiration from the ocean, serving up fresh seafood with SoCal twists such as lobster quesadillas and bacon-wrapped barbecue shrimp skewers. Formerly the home of 1920s Hollywood star Slim Summerville, the Beach House evokes a stately atmosphere and still maintains some of its original woodwork, wrought-iron fixtures, and fossilized butlers. For more casual fare, diners can head to beachside The Deck on Laguna Beach to sip cocktails on a plank-floored, open-air patio.
Pacific Edge Hotel has partnered with local restaurants and businesses to notch guests special discounts. By simply presenting their hotel keycard (Edge Card), travelers receive 10% off at participating restaurants as well as various discounts at local galleries and shops.
Laguna Beach, California: Beach Fun and Relaxation on 7 Miles of Pristine Coastline
From the waterfront on the California coast, Laguna Beach's streets slope up steeply to its residential areas, leading to several galleries, boutiques, and eateries. The 7-mile stretch of beaches lends to water activities ranging from kayaking and surfing to tide-pooling, as well as many opportunities to bask in the laid-back atmosphere. Just steps from Pacific Edge Hotel on the beachfront, Athena Day Spa’s technicians can relieve muscles that ache from digging pool-to-ocean canals with an aromatherapy massage before sloughing off dry skin with a Spa Technologies body-exfoliation treatment (included in some options of this Getaways deal).