Pacific Edge Hotel, Laguna Beach - A Suite Oceanside Escape

By: Brody Scott

When they say Pacific Edge, they mean edge.

Spunky gay-owned chain Joie de Vivre will get you just as close to the Pacific as you can get without getting your feet wet.

And, the Pacific Edge can be an inexpensive getaway. With many rooms under $200, and sometimes under $150, the luxury here is in the location. Sublime swimming is just down a few stairs, a beach walk in either direction with reveal tide pools and an up close view of hotshot surfers. Beach furniture and towels are at the ready; in summer months, a city lifeguard keeps watch on the cove. And for anyone sea-shy, a pool and spa on the inland side of the property provides an even safer cooling off.

Great food and drinks are available at “The Deck” directly attached to the hotel. From specialty drinks like a tangy Brazilian mojito to a full dinner of fresh seafood and steaks, the restaurant, run out of the well-respected Beach House next door, delivers both taste and quality -- to the rooms, if the urge to order in hits.

Pacific Edge has recently launched its Surf Cabana packages for groups of up to eight to spend a day making a beach party. Upscale, dayrooms are available from 10am-10pm. 

Certainly, you can pay a lot more for beachside accommodations and you can certainly find many more plush. But for the view, the sound of the ocean, and a perfect morning swim just a skip from your bed? You can’t get it much better than this.

And remember: SoCal summers really are endless. The best weather comes in the corner Fall months. Without the crowds and kids? That’s a yes.

647 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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PacificEdge_balcony_view_lowBalcony View (Photo: Christian Horan)



Queen Room (Photo: Paul Dyer)

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