Montage Laguna Beach treats you to unrivaled views of the Pacific Ocean in a luxurious setting. Every guestroom, suite, and villa opens up to the ocean to provide you with a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that’s hard to find anywhere else. Rest your body and soul at the spa or enjoy the sun at the Mosaic Pool.
It’s a popular choice for families because of supervised, robust kids’ programming (that my daughter has always enjoyed). The resort offers guests the opportunity to experience the rich culture of Laguna Beach and learn why so many people find coastal California living so appealing.
Your Access to Value-Added Virtuoso Amenities at Montage Laguna Beach
I can book you in with Virtuoso amenities that include:
*The desktop version of Virtuoso.com is where you’ll search rates and book online. To enable the desktop version from a mobile device, after clicking on a Virtuoso hotel link, scroll down to the navy blue section at the bottom of the web page and click “Full Site.” When searching rates on Virtuoso, do not input children ages 17 and under as they will be priced as adults. I’m notified when you book and will add them when I contact you about your reservation.
WHAT I LOVE
- Serene beachfront location
- Robust kids’ programming for ages 2–12
- Minimum 280-degree ocean views from all accommodations
- 20,000-square-foot oceanfront spa with awesome lounging facilities
- Hollywood A-Lister, Kim Vo salon services
- Proximity to Catalina Island and Laguna Beach art and culture
- Complimentary local chauffeured transportation in luxury vehicles
- Virtuoso amenities (including a 4th night free on select dates)
GOOD TO KNOW
- Valet parking only at $55/night plus tax
- $46 resort fee per accommodation per night
- Non-refundable pet fee – $200 per pet, per night
- It is a true luxury option for families visiting Orange County theme parks.
Montage Laguna Beach Accommodations
At Montage Laguna Beach, you can choose from three levels of accommodations. All include the resort’s signature views, 280-degree panoramic seascapes, plus a pampered feeling of luxury and elegance. If you’re interested in a suite or villa, the Montage Laguna Beach has many options that can comfortably accommodate larger families and parties.
Every room, suite, and villa at the resort is meticulously designed to capture the relaxed feel of coastal California living. Many of the hotel’s accommodations are designed with ADA amenities in mind for every guest’s comfort and pleasure.
Guestrooms at Montage Laguna Beach
Every guestroom at Montage Laguna Beach is designed with a contemporary vision that captures the relaxing feel of California coastal living.
No matter which guestroom accommodation you choose, you’ll enjoy 280-degree ocean views from a room that features rich brass and wood accents alongside a palette of soft whites and deep blues. They all have private patios or balconies. Rooms accommodate two to four guests.
Expect marble bathrooms, feather-top beds with 400-thread count linens, 100% goose down pillows, and private outdoor space. Guest rooms are all the same size at 500 square feet but it’s the view type that differentiates them. A sofa bed or rollaway bed is available in select rooms on a request basis.
Ocean Horizon provides beautiful views of the ocean meeting the horizon and some garden views. These king or double queen guestrooms provide 500 square feet of luxurious living and sleeping space, and an elegant marble bathroom.
Ocean Coastal rooms have spectacular shoreline views (where you can see tide pools when the tides are low) that offer a sense of peace and relaxation.
Ocean Surf accommodations are the most-requested rooms in Montage’s guest room category. They’re closest to the beach with the best views that can include waves breaking on the sand.
Montage Laguna Beach Suites
Many of the suites at Montage Laguna Beach are great for families, groups, and entertaining which is why the resort offers a variety of suite options to choose from.
They can include large dining areas, full-service kitchens, and amazing outdoor spaces with unbelievable views of the ocean. Each suite provides you with at least one marble bathroom with a large soaking tub for relaxing and unwinding. Upgraded amenities include luxurious candles and bath products.
Ocean Horizon, Ocean Coastal and Ocean Surf Suites
These entry-level, one-bedroom suites boast 900 to 1,000 square feet and can sleep up to five people with the addition of a rollaway bed or crib. They have a lovely foyer with half bath, plus a separate bedroom with walk-in closets and an oversized luxury marble bathroom. You can enjoy breathtaking views from your large private deck or patio.
Like the similarly-named guestrooms above, what differentiates these suites is the view type. Ocean Horizon Suites offer view of the ocean meeting the horizon, Ocean Coastal Suites showcase the shoreline, and Ocean Surf Suites offer the most dramatic and preferred views of waves meeting the sand.
This suite is approximately 1,000 square feet of elegance that features a gas fireplace and marble bathrooms. The Bungalow Suite is optimal for big families or reunion events, because up to four of these suites can be combined to form a larger connected space. A single Bungalow Suite can accommodate five guests with an optional queen size sleeper sofa.
If you’re looking to get away from it all, the Aliso suite provides unrivaled privacy. This one-of-a-kind premier suite is tucked away on the property, so that you get the most relaxing experience possible. At 1,200 square feet, the suite boasts stunning open ocean views and luxurious marble bathrooms with oversized soaking tubs.
Sunset Suite lives up to its name with the best sunset views on the property. This premier suite has 1,400 square feet of luxury that includes a central living space, parlor, dining room, master bathroom, and private outdoor space. It has the option of connecting up to three bedrooms.
The Founder’s Suite features two prized amenities – space and privacy. You’ll experience 2,285 feet of luxurious space with the best unobstructed Pacific Ocean views the resort has to offer. A large private patio, private lawn, and spacious dining area provide gathering places for large groups, or plenty of private space for guests who enjoy solitude.
The Catalina Suite is a 2,800-square-foot beachside palace with Pacific Ocean views. This premier two-bedroom suite provides a two-sided fireplace, dining for eight, butler’s kitchen, and two bedrooms with dressing areas. His and her bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs and separate showers. There are 3.5 baths total. The expansive 700-square-foot balcony is accessed by floor-to-ceiling glass parlor doors.
Villas at Montage Laguna Beach
The villas at Montage Laguna Beach take luxury and comfort to a new level. You can experience the comforts of home while indulging in spectacular views and upscale amenities. All villas feature spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, so you never have to be out of sight of the Pacific. There are four villas with three bedrooms and 3000 square feet of space filled with designer appliances private patios and plenty of space to entertain.
Residences at Montage Laguna Beach
Some of the guests love the amenities and atmosphere at Montage Laguna Beach so much that they never leave! Residences provide a unique opportunity to fully embrace the lifestyle of coastal California living. You and your family can enjoy all the amenities of the resort from the comfort of one of our gorgeous residences. All beachside villas include classic stone and wood architecture and large outdoor living spaces. The Montage ocean estates are well-situated custom homes with private entrances, beach access, and one-of-a-kind ocean views.
Where You’ll Dine
Montage Laguna Beach resort offers guests several unique dining experiences that feature stunning views of the Pacific Ocean paired with local cuisine and carefully-selected wines. You’re guaranteed great food no matter if you’re dining at Studio, The Loft, The Mosaic Bar and Grille, or taking in a light breakfast at The Lobby Lounge.
If you’re looking for dining options for private parties, you can find them at both Studio and The Loft. For those who prefer their meals in the comfort of their own room, the resort offers a 24-hour in-room dining service with menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks.
Enjoy gorgeous panoramic oceanfront views while dining on modern California coastal cuisine that’s expertly paired with wine from a collection of 2,500 selections at Montage’s Studio. The culinary team at Studio continuously crafts menus that rely on regional fruits and vegetables.
Studio’s team of expert sommeliers is always on hand to offer you pairing suggestions and create specialized menus from their collection of boutique and esoteric wines.
Dinner at Studio comes with refreshing ocean breezes and sweeping coastal views. If you’re looking for an intimate dining experience, ask about the Chef’s Table that features impressive views of the Pacific Ocean.
The Loft is a favorite of both resort guests and locals. You’ll enjoy comfortable dining and creative American cuisine any time of the day. This popular restaurant offers captivating panoramic views and a casual dining experience.
The Loft is host to events like the Daou Vineyards Wine Dinner, which features wines by the Dauo brothers paired with a custom five-course dinner, and a weekly weekend brunch that combines traditional brunch favorites with California fare. They also have an interactive cheese bar with a cheese concierge!
Mosaic Bar and Grille
Sample local fare while relaxing poolside at Mosaic Bar and Grille. The restaurant is located near the pool, and its menu features salads, grilled sandwiches, and fresh seafood dishes inspired by California street fare. The Mosaic Bar and Grille offers daily pool and cabana service, so you don’t have to interrupt your time in the California sunshine.
The Lobby Lounge
The Lobby Lounge, the centerpiece of the resort, provides light fare, cocktails, and live entertainment. You can expect world-class entertainment daily from singers and pianists who have traveled and performed with well-known bands and musicians.
The Lobby Lounge offers light breakfast items, coffee, and tea. It also has a menu of craft cocktails and wines by the glass. On weekend afternoons, indulge in The Lobby Lounge’s elegant Afternoon Tea service. Beginning at 2 p.m., you can find a variety of savory tea sandwiches, and a selection of sweet treats.
Resort Amenities from Spa to Pools
Montage Laguna Beach amenities included in your resort fee are access to the pool, fitness center, fitness/yoga classes, and business center. Also included – area shuttle service,
The following are important amenities you won’t want to miss.
If you love the sun, but not the sand, the Montage Laguna Beach Mosaic Pool is the resort amenity for you. Enjoy cuisine and beverages poolside from The Mosaic Bar.
There is also a hot tub, children’s pool, and children’s play area. Cabanas with dedicated hosts and complimentary Evian and Pellegrino are available for rent.
Spa Montage Laguna Beach
You can, and I have, spend the entire day enjoying the spa facilities. Do plan enough time to enjoy them around your spa treatment.
Spa Montage Laguna Beach offers luxurious facial therapies, body treatments, and massages in either indoor or outdoor treatment rooms. There are separate men’s and women’s lounging facilities that include marble steam rooms, saunas, and relaxation rooms.
Kim Vo, Hollywood A-Lister stylist and colorist, offers salon services including cuts and colors. Kim Vo Salon also provides makeup and other specialty services.
Spa Montage fitness center, also located within the 20,000-square-foot spa, is equipped with cutting edge fitness and media equipment, so you get the most from your workout experience. There is a mind/body movement studio with personal trainers and classes, and an outdoor lap pool.
Concierge Organized Activities
Montage Laguna Beach concierge team in addition to the resort’s recreation outfitter, Compass Sports, can organize a wide variety of nearby outdoor and other activities for guests of all ages and interests that can include:
- whale watching
- bike tours
- jet skis
Lots of Activities for Kids
My daughter has been to Paintbox kids’ clubs and has loved them so much that I had trouble getting her to leave. This kids’ programming is a big reason why families choose this Orange County resort over others.
The Montage Merits program turns young guests into Pacific Explorers. Kids collect 12 different Montage Merit Badges for accomplishments ranging from riding the local trolley to building a sandcastle. Upon completing all 12 activities, they earn the status of Pacific Explorer, commemorated with an oversized Pirate Pin.
Guests 5 to 12 years old will love Paintbox, the resort’s activity-based program for children. Young guests enjoy planned adventures at the pool, tide pool, beach, and events lawn. Kids receive drawstring souvenir bags from their adventures.
Paintbox Petite is for ages 2-5 on an hourly basis.
The Laguna Beach Neighborhood
Montage Laguna Beach is surrounded by neighborhoods that are host to art, culture, and upscale dining options. Even Catalina Island is just a ferry ride away from nearby Dana Point where you can experience everything that the island has to offer from hiking along the coast to exploring the sea during a scuba diving lesson.
Other neighborhood attractions include biking, hiking, kayaking, jet skiing, standup paddleboarding, sailing, and sportfishing. There are also numerous golf courses and tennis courts nearby.
Art, culture, and history are prominent features of the Laguna Beach community. Laguna Beach hosts many art festivals throughout the year, including the Sawdust Festival, Art-A-Fair Festival, and the Pageant of the Masters Festival in July and August. Because Laguna Beach is a thriving artists’ colony, the area contains more than 90 unique art galleries. Laguna Beach is also home to the Laguna Art Museum, which is the oldest cultural installation in Orange County.
Luxury travelers who want to visit Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm also tend to stay in coastal luxury hotels like Montage Laguna Beach. Located in between San Diego and Los Angeles, many families also day trip to theme parks further afield like LEGOLAND California or Universal Studios Hollywood.
No matter your taste, you can find something that you’ll love in one of the many museums, theaters, or cultural centers that can be found in the area all while enjoying a stay in true luxury.
Montage Laguna Beach Reservations
Through me you can book in with Virtuoso amenities that include:
- View upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability (applicable to Ocean Coastal & above)
- Welcome Amenity
- $60 daily breakfast credit per bedroom at The Loft or Room Service
- $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in, subject to availability
- 4pm guaranteed late check-out
- Complimentary VIP Access to South Coast Plaza, Southern California’s Premier Shopping Destination and exclusive shopping offers/discounts at select luxury retailers.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
*You may need to be on the desktop version of Virtuoso.com to search rates and book online. To enable the desktop version of a hotel page from a mobile device, scroll down to the navy blue section at the bottom of the web page and click “Full Site.” When searching rates, do not input children ages 17 and under as they will be priced as adults. I’m notified when you book and will add them when I contact you about your reservation.
Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).
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