Coastal coolThe perfect convergence of land and sea
Destination: Laguna Beach, California
Vacation: Stunning coastal retreat
Seeking: Laid-back luxury
Highlight: Awe-inspiring land/sea setting
A secluded oasis within one of America’s most glamorous coastal cities, The Ranch at Laguna Beach is a spectacular place to stay.
Secluded within a peaceful blend of canyon and sea, this authentic private resort and luxury hotel invites guests to get caught up in the world of a Laguna local that’s off the beaten path in every sense.
Grafted into the Laguna culture and notched into the perfect convergence of land and sea, a stay at The Ranch Laguna Beach is a microcosm of the best of Laguna in one organic, refined place. Resort staff offer an insider’s take on hidden surf spots, shops and specialty galleries. This laid-back luxury hotel speaks to the Laguna mindset.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach ranked on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the top 10 in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, and was voted Top 10 Resort Hotels in California, in Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards.
For more stunning hotels and luxury resorts in Southern California take a look at our collection of the best hotels in Orange County, and if your tour of America stretches further afield browse all USA luxury resorts too.
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Best food & drink
The Ranch at Laguna Beach’s restaurant, bar and private dining room celebrates the stories of California’s history of organic farming, brewing, and oenology. Outdoor patio seating unveils stunning Aliso Canyon and golf course views.
As an homage to the original homesteaders, fresh-made food and drink are a focus throughout your dining experience, with many ingredients harvested on property. Whatever isn’t grown here is thoughtfully sourced.
The menu changes with each season, integrating fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables grown and gathered from the resort’s own half-acre Harvest Garden.
2. Lost Pier Café
The Ranch’s sandy cafe welcomes local legends and sleepy explorers for fresh, beachside, artistically curated bites.
With the sound of the surf and feeling of sand between your toes, allow Laguna’s natural beauty to set the pace for a true California retreat. Dive into a basket of fresh fish and chips or savor the signature coffee and warm beignets as sun rises and sets on another day in paradise.
3. The Porch
Stocked with California flavors and seasonal ingredients, The Porch is changing the way Laguna does local. It’s your new coffee stop in the canyon, and it’s as perfect for enjoying outdoor eats as it is for sipping your favorite California coastal wines—all while soaking up the warm milieu of the canyon.
Rustic, organic in feel, with a design aesthetic that focuses on the resort’s verdant canyon location, The Porch is the place for a local outdoor café experience. Sit back under dreamy market string lights and enjoy the laid back, outdoor lounge atmosphere, complete with fire pits and live music seven days a week.
Each Loosely scattered about the park-like grounds, within this incomparable setting, the resort’s spacious Canyon Rooms, Creekside Studio Suites, Creekside One Bedroom Suites, Cottage Two Bedroom Suites and The Treehouse enjoy a seamless dance between casual elegance and the breathtaking 360-degree vistas.
The pristine 87-acre canyon rooms oasis makes The Ranch at Laguna Beach one of Southern California’s top resorts and spas. This AAA Four Diamond-rated romantic getaway, nestled just a short walk from one of Southern California’s finest beaches, brings the best of coast and canyon rooms together in one uniquely Laguna experience.
Just 350 yards from one of the world’s most acclaimed beaches in Laguna Beach, The Ranch at Laguna Beach presents a variety of California beach resort and vacation activities.
Take the beach path or complimentary shuttle to Aliso Beach and dine at Lost Pier Café. Spend some time exploring the 30 beaches and coves along the 7 miles of coastline. Surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, skimboarding, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, dolphin safaris, tide pool exploration and other invigorating water activities are offered locally.
After a fun-filled day of exploring land and sea, indulge in some relaxing pool time and recharge your batteries. The resort’s saline pool is heated year-round and features a soothing hot tub and the lively palapa bar. Enjoy cocktails and towel service.
Laguna Beach also offers an excellent array of specialty boutiques, eclectic shops and fine art galleries to explore.
A collaboration with the Hudson Salon & Spa, premier boutique spa Sycamore Spa by Hudson is located within The Ranch at Laguna beach.
Nestled between the canyon and the coast, Sycamore Spa offers customized facials, massages, body treatments and a co-ed Infrared sauna too.
And if you’re a golfer the resort’s 9-hole, GEO Certified® Laguna golf course and country club in Southern California is situated in what’s arguably the most serene and natural setting in Orange County. The course is carved into the naturally dramatic and lush walls of Aliso and Wood Canyons, creating an ultra-private playing experience with stunning views and elevation changes on every fairway.
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