Ratings based on 155 Verified Reviews

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

Posted Oct 13, 2017
Beautiful place very relaxing . The staff was very friendly and accomidating. Rooms were very clean and the beds were super comfortable
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 13, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. The guestrooms were designed with Elegant Coastal Ranch decor as the property pays homage to the rich heritage of early California, blending history with elegant and rustic coastal beach lifestyle. We want our guests to experience an authentic Laguna Beach ambiance by designing the rooms with decor that portrays the culture of the local area. Our team works hard to treat each guest like family as we understand the importance that service is towards the quality of a guest stay. We strive to anticipate the needs of our guests through personalized service to ensure an enjoyable stay filled with memories and it is wonderful to hear that the service our team provided enhanced your stay. Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to your return visits.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Alexandria, VA

As close to perfect as it gets!

Posted Sep 28, 2017
Pros: Very quiet.
Cons: Can't think of anything.
Location: Laguna beach. Shopping in town.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach is about as close to perfect as it gets. Beautiful, clean, large rooms with all the comforts you could ask for. Extremely quiet. Friendly, helpful staff. Gorgeous location. Food was excellent and quite reasonably priced.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 30, 2017 by Sean L., Hotel Management
We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the off-the-beaten path location of the resort. The canyon provides a naturally peaceful vibe that allows our guests to escape from the normal hustle and bustle. The guestrooms were designed with Elegant Coastal Ranch decor as the property pays homage to the rich heritage of early California, blending history with elegant and rustic coastal beach lifestyle. We look forward to your return visits.
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.
5 out of 5
by Gayleen

Posted Jul 18, 2017 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 20, 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 Aimee

Peaceful, serenity in the heart of Laguna Beach

Posted Jul 7, 2017 on Hotels
We loved it! So peaceful. A lovely secluded retreat with access to the beautiful beaches and city of Laguna Beach. The kids program was wonderful!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2017 by Sean, Hotel Management
Aimee, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Like you mentioned, the resort does offer the best of both worlds with being carved into the Aliso & Wood Canyons while still having beach access and being in close proximity to downtown Laguna Beach. It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the Junior Rangers program as it is a great way for kids to learn about the surrounding environment. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to your return visits.
5 out of 5
by Thomas

Great!

Posted Jul 6, 2017 on Hotels
Beautiful location and the ranch is a great combo of coolness, comfort and serene nature. (Thanks Hugo for awesome morning coffee!) We brought our 3 month old and it worked great with a pack and play in our room. I planned this trip to propose to my lady and it was a yes!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2017 by Sean, Hotel Management
Thomas, We are grateful that you chose to stay with us. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the off-the-beaten path vibe of the canyon. Congrats on the engagement and we wish you the best! 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.