The valet driveway showcased luxury vehicles, and a well-groomed valet awaited our arrival. As we entered the entrance, an elegantly dressed host at the reception desk greeted us and checked us in. After registering, we were escorted to our room. Naturally, we had to pause first at the grand balcony that overlooks the pool and the Pacific Ocean. It was the “Wow” moment.

The Location

This California Craftsman style luxury resort is located in the heart of Laguna Beach, CA and a mere 18 miles from Orange County Airport. The resort is magically situated atop a 30 acre bluff 30 with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located near downtown, the beaches, mountain trails and more, the Montage exudes luxury without sacrificing exclusivity. Montage Laguna Beach Resort boasts 248-guest rooms with beachfront accommodations and three private villas.


Chef Craig Strong leads the award-winning Studio Restaurant which features Modern French cuisine with California influences. There is ever changing a la carte menus, tasting menus and private dinners at the Chef’s Table. Complimenting the cuisine at the Studio, talented sommeliers have carefully assembled an artful collection of more than 2,500 boutique and esoteric selections.

As Chef de Cuisine for The Loft, Chef Casey Overton leads a winning team of chefs, sommeliers, servers, and fromageries. The Loft strives to actively involve guests in their dining experience – from highlighting artisanal ingredients on the creative American menu to pouring hard-to-find boutique wines and serving rare cheeses with the perfect accompaniment from the interactive cheese gallery.

While soaking in the sun, guests can enjoy poolside dining at the Mosaic Bar and Grille. Located near the Mosaic Pool, the restaurant offers California inspired beach fare with choices of salads, grilled sandwiches or fresh daily seafood, along with healthy options from the spa menu.


As far as activities go, the Montage has it! From golf, tennis, and kayak tours to indulging in a spa experience, the Montage and their expert concierge can fulfill your hearts desires during your stay. Hotel and day spa guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary access to ocean view fitness center and group fitness classes.

Mom’s Note

Montage Laguna Beach has one of the most delightful children’s clubs we have experienced. The “Paintbox” offers fantastic experiences for two age groups: guests from 2-5 years or the ages of 5-12. Creative and adventurous activities are planned and take advantage of the well-equipped clubroom, as well as the beautiful grounds, pool, and beach.


With a great location in Orange County, superb service and accommodations, gorgeously manicured grounds, excellent dining, and activities for the entire family, the extraordinarily luxurious, yet sophistically laid back Montage Laguna Beach is the perfect place to host your getaway.

We are Virtuoso Agents. The following benefits and concierge services are provided to clients of ours.

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • View upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability (applicable to Ocean Coastal & above)
  • Welcome Amenity
  • $60 daily breakfast credit at The Loft or Room Service
  • USD 100 Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4 pm guaranteed late check-out
  • Roundtrip private transfer to South Coast Plaza, a luxury shopping destination
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*for suite stays of 2 nights or more, spa credit is $200.00

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