Ratings based on 147 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Vacation

Posted Sep 6, 2017
The staff are super friendly. Everything about the Ranch is fabulous . I've stayed here before and would stay here again every time I come to Laguna. The food at the Harvest was super delicious you can't go wrong . Great place and beautiful scenery.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 7, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. Thank you for your continued support. It is wonderful to hear that you cherish the off-the-beaten path location of the resort in the canyon. Harvest Restaurant will be offering seasonal menus, so our culinary team will be introducing some new items later this year. We look forward to your return visits.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from philadelphia

Not exactly a quiet resort

Posted Aug 19, 2017
Beautiful hotel but there are two caveats for anyone staying here. 1. There are tons of kids everywhere. One evening we were at the outdoor bar and couldn't believe the number of small kids running around screaming. We had to leave. It was way too loud. 2. You take your life in your hands if you walk to the beach from the hotel. There's no problem crossing the busy highway since there is a pedestrian tunnel. However there is no sidewalk along the long and winding driveway. Car zip by you and its very dangerous. It wouldn't be impossible for them to put in a sidewalk if they removed shrubs. Otherwise it's clean and pretty.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 21, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Laguna Beach is a very popular spot for family vacations, especially in the summer. With that being said, every hotel in Laguna Beach and the surrounding areas will have lots of families with kids staying. Regarding the access to the beach, we do offer a complimentary shuttle that will take you to the end of our property which avoids walking along the driveway.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Paradise Valley, AZ

You take the Beach; I'll take the Ranch

Posted Aug 19, 2017
The Ranch is perfect. Quiet. Close to the ocean but far from the commotion. The atmosphere is laid back but the service and staff is top notch. Looking forward to many more trips to The Ranch at Laguna Beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 21, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. It is great to hear that you cherished the off-the-beaten path location of the resort. Like you mentioned, the location of the resort provides a different perspective of a coastal vacation. The topography of the canyon being so close to the ocean is such a rare experience along the California coast. The quiet and peaceful nature of the canyon allows our guests to unplug from the normal hustle and bustle. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to your return visits.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Getaway by the Beach

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Pros: What we loved: The facilities and grounds are lovely - rustic chic decor that really works! Comfortable and clean rooms with a nice update.
Cons: Inconsistent housekeeping, tend to litter on grounds
Location: Close to Aliso and other beaches, shopping and dining in downtown Laguna. San Javier Mission, hiking nearby
Overall, we enjoyed our experience at The Ranch, although there are a few things that could have been improved. What we loved: The facilities and grounds are lovely - rustic chic decor that really works! Comfortable and clean rooms with a nice update, functional and lots of space. The patio with rocking chairs and small table are a great touch to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Location is great being far enough away from the craziness of downtown Laguna, yet still near enough to the beach and excitement. Great live music and fire pits in common area. The valet guys were fantastic and always very attentive! Golf cart service available to take you to the beach walkway and to pick you up. What we didn't love: Weddings and their guests take over on the weekends. The serenity of the hotel is erased with loud party goers all over the place and guests strolling into their rooms late at night having no consideration for those who would like to sleep at midnight. Housekeeping was inconsistent and we were always needing to ask for basics that should have just been replenished if and when the room was serviced - we had to ask for our room to be serviced more than once for some reason. While the hotel cannot be responsible for rude people leaving their trash strewn about the property, they could easily remedy the issue by having staff tend to litter regularly, as this was a problem seen throughout our stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 6, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. The canyon offers a different perspective of Laguna Beach as you get the best of both worlds with also having beach access and being in close proximity to downtown. Like you mentioned, the property pays homage to the rich heritage of early California, blending history with elegant and rustic coastal beach lifestyle. The outdoor space that comes standard with each guest room is a great way to soak in the views of the canyon. We apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced with housekeeping and the wedding guests and we appreciate that you let us know as it helps us improve our operations. The canyon is a popular wedding destination, but it should never take away from the experience of a guest. Please accept our sincere apologizes.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Diego area

Allowed us to check in early.

Posted Jul 4, 2017
We arrived early and they checked us in before time. Location was close to everything but away from the busy streets. Staff was very attentive and accomodating. The room was 4 stars.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 5, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
Barbara, We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. Our team works hard to accommodate guest requests and it is wonderful to hear that we were able to provide early check-in. Like you mentioned, the canyon offers a different perspective of Laguna Beach as you get the best of both worlds with also having beach access and being in close proximity to downtown. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to your return visits.
5 out of 5
by Catherine

Posted Jun 24, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 26, 2017 by Sean, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to your return visits.
5 out of 5
by Kevin

Posted Jun 12, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2017 by Sean, Hotel Management
Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to your return visits.
4 out of 5
by Frank

Posted Jun 10, 2017 on Hotels
We found the Ranch located in a rustic setting between several mountain ridges. The acomodatios were spread out over a large piece of property. We upgraded our room to a "Creek view suite" and requested a first floor room. When we arrived to our unit to unpack, there were no parking places, our room was on the 2nd floor and the creek view was not what we envisioned. The creek was there, but our view consisted mostly of cement and another unit of rooms. The service in the dining room was excellent, as were the personnel in the golf shop.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2017 by Sean, Hotel Management
Frank, We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed the canyon view. We are sorry that your expectations regarding the view from your accommodation were not met. Our team works hard to provide excellent service to our guests in all areas of the resort and it is great to hear that the service provided enhanced your stay. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to your return visits.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel, very quiet and near to the beach.

Posted Jun 9, 2017
Pros: Quiet.
Cons: Cell reception.
Location: close to everything, but out of the way of the crowds.
The afternoon happy hour, which is kids-friendly and on the #1 tee is very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 13, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Like you mentioned, staying in the canyon provides the best of both worlds as you also have beach access. The afternoon Happy Hour is very popular for our guests as they like to enjoy a drink and soak in the surrounding views. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to your return visits.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Quick California Trip

Posted Jun 4, 2017 on Hotels
Great rooms, fresh and new. Quiet. Beautiful setting.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 6, 2017 by Sean, Hotel Management
We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the canyon setting of the resort. Regarding the decor, the property pays homage to the rich heritage of early California, blending history with elegant and rustic coastal beach lifestyle as our team really wanted the culture of Laguna Beach to be reflected in the design. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to your return visits.