Living here in SoCal means not having to go far for the beach. This past November, we were invited to stay the night at the Pacific Edge in Laguna Beach. The Pacific Edge Beach Front rooms all feature balconies with a beach view. Each room also has a wet bar with a mini fridge and a microwave. There are also several value priced rooms without the view but are equally close to the beach, like literally just a few yards away!
The following day, we got to stay in their unique beach front Bungalows. Each Bungalow at the Pacific Edge Hotel includes a comfortable living room that overlooks the ocean, a VIP Bungalow Host, a private bathroom with a shower, a bar area, valet parking, catered food and beverages, and a private oceanfront deck area. Rent one Bungalow for up to ten guests, or reserve all five for an oceanfront event. They are the perfect setting for a birthday celebration, a day with the family, corporate meetings, or industry soirees.
In 2013, Pacific Edge Hotel enhanced The Bungalow experience further by partnering with five local groups. These groups are local companies and groups who have had the opportunity to enjoy The Bungalows and wanted to make them “theirs”. Each group decorated a Bungalow to their own, unique style, creating a custom interior design that reflects that group’s style. This means each of the five bungalows are distinct and unique. They can be rented individually, or the entire area could be rented for a large party, such as a wedding reception or an anniversary party.
We spent our entire Saturday in Bungalow 3, which was designed by Tania Cassill Interior Design and inspired by the work of local artists and designers who share the same love for the ocean, the surf and the Laguna Beach lifestyle. Our room had natural sisal floor coverings, a luxurious overstuffed sofa, and large windows lined with cotton panels to maintain the cool breeze from the ocean and the sun’s natural light. Each bungalow has a VIP host that made sure we had everything we needed from complimentary snack and drinks to our delicious lunch from The Deck restaurant located there at the hotel. My husband’s not much of a beach guy, so he was kept entertained by the huge flat screen plasma TV and every channel you could think of. The kids and I spent much of our afternoon down on the sand, where a cabana attendant helped to set us up with chairs, towns, umbrellas and beach toys. I’ve never felt quite so spoiled at the beach. Learn more about their bungalow packages here.
*Disclosure: we were invited by the Pacific Edge Hotel of Laguna Beach in exchange for this review.