Montage Laguna Beach

Airy elegance along the California coast
Reigning over Laguna Beach from its rugged cliff-top location, the stylish Montage Laguna Beach blends arts-and-crafts style with the luxury of a full-service resort. Rooms, suites and bungalows feature 400-thread-count linens and five-fixture marble bathrooms with a large shower and tub and private balconies or patios with ocean views. Guest room décor is bright and airy, with light-colored appointments befitting a resort by the sea.

The grounds of the hotel are irresistible. During the day, the crystal-blue pool is refreshing and relaxing; come evening, fire pits roar in the nighttime sky. There is a wide variety of ways to enjoy the stunning property, but one favorite is to visit the lobby bar for live music, delicious cocktails and a sunset for the ages. Even the arrival and departure experiences are notable, with a logoed cap gifted upon departure.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Live entertainment plays nightly in the Lobby Bar and includes a skillful solo pianist on some nights and pleasant popular songs performed on others. The Lobby Bar is a focal point of the hotel with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, so you are sure to find a plush seat to relax and enjoy a cocktail as you listen to the sounds of David Allen Baker and Steve Siu.
  • The Mosaic Pool is the outdoor focal point of Montage Laguna Beach. Through the clear pool water, a vibrant tile sun peers up at guests swimming overhead and four large palm trees anchor the corners.
  • For a more tranquil option, take a dip in the adults-only Spa Pool. The quiet saltwater lap pool overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
  • The coves set between the jaded bluff create the perfect secluded beachside nook for a romantic evening at Montage Laguna Beach. Striking rock formations offer a beautiful backdrop to the open sea in front of you, and if you’re there for sunset, get ready to gasp.
  • Don't miss a chance to dine at Studio for modern coastal cuisine in an unforgettable setting. The Five-Star restaurant sits on top of a 50-foot bluff and affords stunning Pacific vistas.
Things to Know
  • If you’re looking to have a moment to yourself at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, the lap pool in the fitness area is rarely used and quite peaceful (sorry, no kids allowed). M minimum of a 30-minute spa treatment is necessary for use of this getaway pool.
  • On a hot day at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, you can expect staff to circulate with goldfish crackers, chocolate covered frozen bananas or other tasty treats to refresh yourself for another couple of grueling hours sun bathing.
  • If you’re up for a more luxurious take on the pool, or simply want some shade without missing out on the fun, cabanas are available for the day and include complimentary fruit and beverages, a bottle of champagne or wine, a SunBum kit with sunscreen, as well as your personal cabana host.
  • Don’t underestimate the good eats at The Mosaic Bar and Grille because of its casual atmosphere. Its California cuisine of fresh seafood tacos and lobster sandwiches are some of the best, not to mention the variety of fruity mojitos.
The Rooms
  • Taking advantage of the luxury hotel’s cliffside location, each recently renovated room opens up to a private balcony or patio with stunning ocean views, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or just taking in the scenery.

  • Accommodations range from 500-square-foot Ocean Horizon rooms to villas large enough for eight guests. These bungalows feel like home (or nicer) and are equipped with two fireplaces, Viking kitchen appliances and an outdoor grill.

  • Regardless of the room you stay in, expect an equally luxurious marble bathroom with a deep-soaking tub to further relax you during your stay.
For the Kids
  • The luxurious treatment does not end with adult guests at Montage Laguna Beach. Kids of all ages are entertained by staff through programs like Paintbox Petite and Paintbox, all catered to their age group.
  • The programs offer full or partial day agendas that include activities such as beach volleyball for teens, educational and creative themed projects for children 5 to 12 and arts and crafts for ages 2 to 4.
  • If families are looking for more together time, Montage Family Days can be arranged for fishing, hiking, surfing, yoga or whatever your heart desires.
  • The Laguna Beach hotel offers a Montage Merits program, where kids earn merit badges for accomplishing tasks like riding the local trolley, surfing or building a sandcastle. After completing all 12 activities, the child will get a special pirate pin.
Getting There
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651
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