Laguna Beach

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

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Dana Marshall
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Why We Love It

  • The new Harvest Restaurant serves California cuisine using ingredients from the property's own garden, plus 18 microbrews on tap
  • The resort sits on 87 acres carved into the Aliso and Wood Canyons 
  • An array of activities include spa treatments, a naturally lush nine-hole golf course, a saline pool and hot tub and a sand volleyball court

Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
"Very tranquil resort"
Dec 22, 2017
Carson, CA, USA


Map & Directions

The hotel is approximately a 30-minute drive from John Wayne Airport in good traffic. Cab fare is approximately $55 one way.

Rooms & Rates

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Nestled in a canyon off the Pacific Coast Highway, the Ranch at Laguna Beach is its own retreat located in the heart of Laguna Beach. The resort evokes a summer-camp vibe with rustic buildings, spacious grounds, plenty of activities and deer roaming the property.

The canyon oasis is a mix of rooms, suites and cottages scattered around the picturesque 87-acre property. The private accommodations make it the perfect place for a romantic getaway or family weekend. Each room is decorated with elegant coastal ranch decor and features a private outdoor furnished patio or balcony to take in the canyon or creek views.

There is no shortage of fun at the hotel with plenty of activities for everyone. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the naturally lush nine-hole golf course. Water babies can relax at the pool or take a two-minute ride on the complimentary shuttle to Aliso Beach, a family-friendly beach with a playground and bonfire pits. Outdoor fanatics can also serve it up on the sand volleyball court, and spa lovers can enjoy treatments at the newly opened Sycamore Spa which spans over 3,000 square feet and features a 24-hour fitness center. 

Harvest Restaurant specializes in American and California comfort style cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also enjoy craft cocktails, hand-selected wines and local brews at the bar. Many ingredients are grown in the property's quarter-acre garden, and handcrafted food and drink is the main focus. Ben’s Pantry offers coffee with freshly baked pastries and artisan-style sandwiches and snacks as well as a full bar. Enjoy food and drinks from the comfort of your room with in-room dining, or poolside soaking up the sun at the Pond Pool Bar.

From the press:
  • "Hotelier Mark Christy and his sister Laurie Alter, who owns a home design store, refreshed the old Ben Brown's Motel and Golf Course to create this warm retreat" -- Architectural Digest
  • "It’s the first addition to the local hotel scene in over a decade, set on 83 acres of canyons and coast. Inside, the vibe is more upscale cottage than surfer cool" -- Bloomberg



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Pack 'n Play available on request, free of charge. Please confirm your request directly with the hotel.
Extra beds are available on request and in the Creekside Studio Suite, Creekside One Bedroom Suite and Cottage Two Bedroom Suite only; $35 + tax per night. 
Extra beds are not guaranteed and must be confirmed by the hotel, and will only be available for ground floor rooms.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $18 (plus tax, per night) will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes: 

  • Overnight self-parking
  • Daily electronic news access (New York Times and Financial Times)
  • Daily choice of hard copy OC Register, LA Times, WSJ, USA Today
  • WiFi and hard wired HSIA
  • Use of fitness center 24/7 
  • AM fitness classes
  • Multiple complimentary guest programming
  • Volleyball and Bocce Ball Court access 
  • Pool use, pool towels
  • Beach chairs, towels 
  • In-Room Coffee
  • Upon request transportation within 5 miles

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Minimum required length of stay restrictions apply during the year.

The Ranch at Laguna Beach is 100% non-smoking (including e-cigarettes and vaping). This includes all indoor and outdoor spaces on the entire property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Ranch at Laguna Beach over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very tranquil resort
Other Comments
The staff from valet to hotel reception was very welcoming.
Tina Dec 22, 2017 Carson, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The property and rooms are perfect
james Sep 13, 2017 Encinitas, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent property with a great restaurant and fantastic location
Kevin Jul 03, 2017 Chicago, IL, USA
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
The canyon and golf course setting, and the meals were fantastic. Great chef!
Other Comments
They have private events, which can limit access to common areas and parking. This is aggravating as a guest. Also makes it noisy due to canyon setting.
Will Jun 20, 2017 Goodyear, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Mark Jun 08, 2017 Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great beds and ambience!
April Apr 03, 2017 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
ana Mar 22, 2017 GLENDALE, CA, USA

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