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4.1 out of 5

"The hotel is one block away from the beach, the staff is very friendly, I got the queen bed with the kitchenette, it had an extra bed for my two littl ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 23 Sep 2016

Hotel Description

Motel near Main Beach Park in Laguna Beach

Close to the beach

With a stay at this well-placed motel, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Main Beach Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Victoria Beach. Heisler Park and Gallery Row are also within half a mile (1 km).

Outdoor pool

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and free newspapers are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. A picnic area and barbecue grills are also provided.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$112* Per night/room Dec 11 - Dec 12

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Tides Laguna Beach ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Tides Laguna Beach

Everyone (7)
1 out of 5

poor condition

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Better service and better accommodation
This establishment needs to improve their facility the staff is very confused and doesn't fulfill their commitment to the reservation. The lower rate rooms are a box on PCH with so much noise that they supply earplugs. The next night moved to a different room where the toilet leaked all over the floor and the office just said, oh you have the leaky room. The staff is unorganized and not accommodating to the guest. The room was booked at a certain rate and then charged a different rate. Will never stay here again or recommend.

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017

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4 out of 5

Stayed 2 nights...

Thoroughly great stay at a fantastic value for money hotel.

Posted by , from UK on Sep 21, 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Location, price, staff
Cons: Cleanliness, maintenance and upkeep.
For some reason this motel has several hundred glowing reviews on several travel sites, so I was expecting something more than what I got. The property is clearly an older property and needs some maintenance and updated decor. Our room was no exception. We stayed in a unit with a kitchenette/dining area, and a separate bedroom. All of the walls were scuffed and a little dirty, the corners were dusty, and there is no AC in the bedroom, only in the kitchen/dining area. The lack of AC made it difficult to get comfortable in the bedroom because it was stuffy and too warm to sleep comfortably. All of the furniture and most of the kitchen appliances were outdated and dingy, as well. The floor is tile, which can be problematic because of the sand residue that is constantly on the floor. We had to walk around in shoes or wipe off our feet before we got into bed. The good thing about this place is its location and staff. Tides is located right along PCH and many restaurants, shops, the beach, and trolley stops are within walking distance. Further, the staff is very pleasant and helpful. Laguna Beach is a pricey place, so finding an affordable place to stay can be a challenge. If you can't afford one of the nicer hotels, Tides is okay. Just okay. However, if it's in your budget, you might consider staying somewhere a bit more well kept.

Posted by , from Austin, TX on Jul 23, 2015

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Property Features

The Tides Laguna Beach offers its guests an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Tides Laguna Beach also features coffee/tea in a common area and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This Laguna Beach motel is smoke free.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1949
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (22.9 km / 14.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Tides Laguna Beach offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. This Laguna Beach motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Laguna Beach Tides
  • Tides Laguna Beach
  • Tides Motel Laguna Beach
  • Tides Laguna Beach Motel
  • The Tides Laguna Beach Motel
  • The Tides Laguna Beach Laguna Beach
  • The Tides Laguna Beach Motel Laguna Beach

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.