Montage Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, California, United States of America
At a Glance
One of Southern California's most exclusive hotels
Fabulous ocean views
Top-notch service and facilities
Excellent children's programme 'Paintbox' catering for those aged 5-12
Best time to Visit
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Laguna Beach has a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is hottest but beaches can be over crowded. January and February are the rainiest months. If you are visiting in May, June or July, watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.
The Montage at Laguna Beach is one of those places where you feel as if you have arrived - the service is immaculate, the ocean views to die for, and the artistic community of Laguna Beach just the place for boutique, gallery browsing and fine dining.
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Orange County's stylish Laguna Beach midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. With a Forbes 5 star rating, the Montage is the epitome of sophisticated charm and attentiveness.
The Montage's 250 rooms and suites offer turn-of-the-century décor with soft colours, dark wood and Early California artwork. Fine touches include feather top beds with 400-thread-count bed linens and goose down pillows, a private ocean-view balcony or patio, luxurious terry towels, plush robes, and a 5-fixture marble bath with large shower and deep soak tub. Internet access, flat-screen television, and DVD/CD players all ensure that rooms are technically wired to meet all needs.
The Studio, the Montage's signature restaurant, is a light, art-filled room with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean landscape, and offers classic French cuisine with Californian touches under Head Chef Craig Strong, and there are more than 2,000 wine labels from which to choose. Outside of the Montage, Laguna Beach offers great dining options among them 230 Forest, Alessa, Broadway and Mastro’s Ocean Club.
Opportunities abound for guests to take in the breathtaking setting, which includes four pristine white sand beaches, 30 acres of lush landscaping, an impeccably manicured park overlooking the ocean, and marine tide pools. Three sparkling swimming pools include the oceanfront mosaic-tiled, infinity-edged pool, a Spa Montage lap pool, and a children's pool.
At the spa, you can re-connect with yourself through the ocean's bounty, and mineral-rich seaweed and salt infusions are used to infuse botanical treatment products with elements the body lacks to renew, refresh and boost the body's immune system.
At Paintbox, Montage's excellent children's club, younger guests (ages 5-12) can enjoy outdoor adventures, as well as games and arts and crafts. Beach-oriented activities include snorkelling, ocean kayaking, surfing, and beach volleyball. You can also explore the adjacent coves and tide pools to discover the unique marine life, while further out you may be lucky enough to see dolphins and whales. Children and teenagers can check in for a half or full day of fun with the Paintbox team.
Montage Laguna Beach has 250 guest rooms, including 60 suites, most with ocean views. Those nearest to the spa are best for those travelling without families.
|Ocean Coastal Room||
With spectacular views of the tidal pools and waves splashing the coves, these ocean coastal guestrooms showcase the raw beauty of the Laguna coast. Rooms feature the softest Egyptian cotton bedding, deep soaking tub with candles and luxurious bathroom amenities, complimentary wi-fi and twice daily maid service.
|Ocean Surf Room||
With their premier, expansive views of the ocean waves splashing into the shoreline and beaches below, the ocean surf king or queen/queen rooms are our most popular. Breathtaking and dramatic panoramas of Aliso or Victoria Beach will tempt you to linger hour after hour on your balcony enjoying these remarkable and spectacular sights.
A superb children's' club, Paintbox, is available for children from 5 to 12 years of age, and the hotel can organise fun family days out, as well as provide cots, baby services and babysitting.
Paintbox allows guests aged 5-12 a place to play and explore whilst the parents relax. Children can enjoy fun-filled activities featuring arts and crafts, beach games and pool games for a full day or half day, while the parents cherish some time to themselves.
Montage Laguna Beach has a spa, three pools including the spectacular Mosaic pool, beach service, WiFi, laundry, room service.
There are multiple dining options including the spectacular Studio, which boasts fine a la carte menus with beautiful ocean views. The Loft is the resort's all day dining restaurant and is more casual than the Studio. Seasonal favourites and a cheese bar makes this spot excellent for families. The Mosaic Bar and Grill is the poolside jaunt, offering California inspired cuisine overlooking the ocean.
Orange County is home to 42-miles of endless beaches and coastal communities. With six major communities starting from Seal Beach, the Pacific Highway 1 passes Sunset Beach, surfing-crazed Huntington Beach, ritzy Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar before meeting the laid-back, arty community of Laguna Beach. Hidden coves, azure waves and rugged cliffs and mile after mile of pristine beaches, combined with charming streets with one-of-a-kind boutiques, galleries and restaurants make Laguna Beach an idyllic Californian getaway. During your stay, try surfing or paddle boarding, take a day trip to Balboa Islandand hire a pleasure boat in the harbour, go on a whale watching trip, ride the ferry out to quaint Catalina Island from Dana Point or simply explore the coastline to find your own private cove.
Nikki Trailor (Staff)
This is a true 5 star property, from the abundance of staff ready to serve you at a moments notice, the unbelievable views from the lobby lounge that overlook the rugged coastline below, the plethora of top-notch facilities and the outstanding, spacious coastal-contemporary rooms, most of which have a coastal view due to the properties horseshoe shape!
Catch a Baseball Game
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
The Zoo, located adjacent to downtown San Diego in Balboa Park, is 100 acres and houses over 800 species from the forests and jungles of the world. The Zoo, along with the Safari Park in Escondido are world-renowned for their conservation efforts.
Universal Hollywood VIP Experience
Star treatment awaits the fortunate few on this exclusive guided behind-the-scenes tour, revealing world class production facilities & movie sets normally closed to the public and enjoying front-of-line access to all rides, attractions & gourmet lunch.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Located at one of the world's oldest running movie studios, Universal is a must for most children and adults in touch with their inner-child. Allow a full day to take in a studio tour, 3-D movies, movie-inspired rides and action packed re-enactments.
Warner Bros. Hollywood Behind the Scenes Tour
Warner Bros takes you “into-the-scenes” of your favourite shows at the world’s busiest motion picture and TV studio. From Batman to Argo, to The Big Bang Theory to Friends, the studio will show you how the magic is made. The tour is 3 hours for 8yrs+.
Whale Watching in Laguna Beach
Head out to the ocean for an exciting whale watching excursion, viewing the whales and dolphins that call this part of the California coast their home. Best visited from April through to December, don't forget your binoculars or your camera.
Southern California in Ultimate Luxury
San Diego, Palm Springs & Laguna Beach
from £5000 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Travel Easter time or Autumn for less crowds or cooler days
- An unbeatable combination of Southern California city, desert and beach life
- Visit Joshua Tree National Park on an unforgettable jeep tour
USA in Style - City, Ranch and Beach
New York, Wyoming & Laguna Beach
from £10100 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- The icons of the US rolled into one incredible trip: New York's bright lights, a luxury wilderness ranch and California surf
- Surf, paddle board and whale watch at picture postcard Laguna Beach
- Try you hand at rounding up long-horn cattle or learn to fly-fish trout on pristine creeks
Location & directions
Laguna Beach, California, United States of America
Set on an oceanfront bluff with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean, in the heart of Laguna Beach, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.
How to get there
11-hour 20-minute direct flight from London to Los Angeles, with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The drive to Montage Laguna Beach from Los Angeles International Airport is 1-hour.