The Pacific Edge Hotel is a beachfront property in Downtown Laguna Beach, California. The property is not the newest or the fanciest or the cheapest, but it has an amazing location, great amenities and helpful staff. Prior to booking the Pacific Edge Hotel I completed a thorough internet search and chose this location for a Girls’ Weekend Getaway this past summer. It was the perfect choice for our group!
My friend and I made our way from Los Angeles to the hotel, which is located at 647 South Coast Highway, by taking a relaxing drive along Pacific Coast Highway. Arriving at the Pacific Edge we parked at the valet located near the entrance of the hotel. The young gentleman working here was attentive and friendly and guided us to the lobby. Parking is $30/night and we were happy to drop our car off for two nights as we were in a central location and planned to walk and take the free shuttle around town.
The hotel itself is spread between three buildings with two valet parking locations. We had a Partial Ocean View Room with Two Double Beds. Our room was in the same building as the lobby and we enjoyed relaxing on our balcony with a drink catching up, enjoying the sun, and taking in the ocean view. We did take time to explore the property and located the two pools on-site as well as the two restaurants: “Driftwood Kitchen” and “The Deck”, both of which were oceanfront!
Looking Out From Our Partial Ocean View Room
During our stay we did not have enough time to visit the pools or the hot tub, but one morning we did make our way to the beach and enjoyed the beach butler who set us up with lounge chairs with cushions, umbrellas and beach towels just steps from the ocean. Speaking of the ocean I enjoyed going for a swim and having the option of going to our room to quickly clean up. I did take advantage of the on-site towel service too as one friend went to pick up towels for us near the lower level pool.
Beach Butler Service
Ocean Views are Incredible in Laguna Beach
We did have the opportunity to enjoy the “The Deck” for dinner on our second evening at the Pacific Edge Hotel. The bar and tables were pretty packed prior to our seating, but we were able to grab drinks and sit on couches inside one building that connected us to the restaurant. We did miss the sunset sitting outside, but we had great views from this spot as well. I would recommend arriving earlier to this location should you want to catch the sunset while dining.
The Deck Restaurant
I have no complaints about our stay. The only suggestion I would make is for the valet drivers downstairs by the restaurants to slow down a bit while driving on the property. Cars are strategically parked along the property and there are many cars coming in and out. I did feel a bit in danger crossing between the upper and lower buildings going to the beach and restaurants.
I look forward to returning to the Pacific Edge Hotel again for a beach style vacation, whether it is with my girlfriends or my family. It is a hotel that anyone can enjoy with or without their families.