A Hollywood escape in the heart of Laguna Beach.
Built in 1927, this small hotel was a getaway of choice for Hollywood types like Humphrey Bogart and Howard Hughes. The Mediterranean-style building with its red tile roof even appeared in "All Quiet on the Western Front." The stunning Rooftop Lounge, with panoramic ocean views, is a top gathering spot for Lagunas beautiful people, who come to indulge in cocktails and watch spectacular sunsets. The basic rooms feature a European décor with down comforters and either Berber carpeting or wood flooring. The hotel also contains several themed Surf Suites whose style and décor tap into the Laguna surf scene. Freebies such as high-speed Internet and parking are available. Because the hotel is in downtown Laguna Beach, guests can simply walk outside to peruse the areas boutiques and art galleries before hitting the beach.