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 Orange County hotel offers a variety of boutiques: The Art of Writing is a great place to find unique gifts for a colleague’s (or your own) desk, such as leather-bound journals and handmade greeting cards. The Treasures at Montage carries luxurious clothing and accessories by local designers as well as one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 DVD players, games, complimentary fruit and beverages 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 the Paintbox Petite, Paintbox and M-Teen, all catered to their age group.
  • All three 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.
  • Adults can rest assured their children are playing, are safe and are making new friends — all while you’re enjoying some well-deserved alone time at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel.
  • If families are looking for more together time, Montage Family Days can be arranged for fishing, hiking, surfing, yoga or whatever your heart desires.
  • Family Assistants are provided to give you a carefree day without worrying about logistics, picture taking, driving or attending to other duties.
Getting There
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651
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