Set on an oceanfront bluff with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and striking Craftsman-style architecture. With year-round sunshine and Orange County’s famous beaches at your doorstep, you experience the quintessential Southern Californian lifestyle at Montage Laguna Beach. At this Forbes Five-Star resort, you can spot wave-riding dolphins from your balcony and bounce between the renowned mosaic-tiled pool and the oceanfront Spa Montage Laguna Beach. As the day winds down, you have the fulfilling chance to watch the vibrant sunset shimmer a multitude of colors across the sea, cocktail in hand, as human-made lights begin to twinkle along the coastline.
Admire endless ocean views from one of the 250 guestrooms, suites, and villas, Stay in shape with a bike tour, a yoga class, or a session at the state-of-the-art gym, Unwind in a chic cabana by the glistening pool, the resort’s colorful centerpiece, Go wild on the water with a jet ski, a kayak, a paddleboard, or a surfboard, Strum a Taylor Koa GS Mini guitar by the sea, thanks to the Coastal Chords program, Participate in Montage Merits and win badges by checking off local activities, Montage Laguna Beach is a perfect blend of beachy charm and refined elegance, thanks to craftsman-style architecture and an impressive collection of 20th-century art. The surrounding area is brimming with art and culture, although you may never feel the urge to leave the resort.
Rooms & Suites - The resort’s 250 guestrooms, suites, and villas each come a private balcony or patio that offers gorgeous sea views that are especially breathtaking at sunset. Light shades of green and yellow allow the glistening panoramas to take center stage, while thoughtfully chosen art pieces remind you of Laguna Beach’s reputation as an artists’ colony. Each marble bathroom features a deep-soaking tub, while your retreat’s plump sofa is perfect for sprawling out on after a day by the pool. Come bedtime, fall asleep between sumptuous, soothing linens and goose-down pillows as the gentle crash of waves lulls you. For a swanky group getaway, book one of the three-bedroom villas - Villa La Riviera, Villa Du Couchant, Villa Menton, or Villa Du Soleil, such as convivial living spaces, multiple fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and an outdoor hot tub and grill.
Dining - Montage Laguna Beach’s three restaurants and lounge celebrate local ingredients and global flavors. Sample artful California-inspired French cuisine at Studio, dine on contemporary American fare at The Loft, stop in Mosaic Bar and Grille for casual poolside eats, or while away an afternoon or evening at Lobby Lounge. In-room dining or a private meal are always available as well. Studio – The hotel’s signature restaurant blends craftsman-inspired interiors and mesmerizing sea views with modern French cuisine influenced by California’s culinary scene. Enjoy an aperitif at the marble-topped bar before moving to a table on the terrace, where you can dine à la carte or opt for a multi-course tasting menu. Try the harissa-crusted swordfish or the duck breast with hazelnut sauce, paired with wines from the restaurant’s 2,000-bottle cellar.
The Loft – On the fourth floor overlooking the ocean, this all-day eatery is a beach-chic favorite of guests and locals alike. À la carte menus feel as light and breezy as the interiors, with seasonal modern American cuisine and healthy dining options curated by celebrity nutritionist Kelly LeVeque. There is also a cheese gallery featuring more than 50 local and international selections, along with an intimate bar that offers a menu of light bites.
Mosaic Bar and Grille – Open for lunch year-round and dinner during the summer, this restaurant near the main pool serves casual Southern Californian cuisine. Start with a craft beer or a signature cocktail, try a drink known as El Jimador, made with house-infused tequila and ginger, and choose from dishes like rockfish ceviche, quinoa black bean burger, and salmon and kale salad.
The Lobby Lounge – Open from breakfast to late evening, this atmospheric lounge serves coffee, cakes, and croissants, along with creative cocktails, craft beers, and wine by the glass. For sundowners, order the rum-based Change of Scenery cocktail to enjoy while a pianist offers up soothing, soulful tunes with a warm, salty breeze in play; you’ll feel like you’re right where you need to be.
Activities & Wellness - Unwind with a yoga class styles range from mindful meditation to power yoga or workout with a personal trainer at the oceanfront gym. Head to Spa Montage Laguna Beach for a replenishing marine mineral wrap or a therapeutic mineral bath, or hang out in the eucalyptus steam rooms, dry redwood saunas, ocean-air whirlpools, fireplace lounges, or adults-only lap pool. Finish with a blow-dry in the Kim Vo Salon. If you have kids aged 2 to 12, sign them up for Montage’s renowned Paintbox program, which offers arts and crafts, creative games, and outdoor adventures.
Head to the beach to snorkel around the coves, explore nearby tidal pools, or spend the morning or afternoon paddleboarding or surfing. Sign up for a guided kayak tour to Seal Rock, home to hundreds of California sea lions, or venture out on a dolphin- and whale-watching tour. Set sail on a romantic sunset cruise or fish for barracuda while on a private or group fishing charter. Shop for luxury fashion at sophisticated, fun spots like South Coast Plaza and stroll through Laguna Beach’s contemporary art galleries and downtown boutiques.