Best Hotels: The Surf and Sand Resort has a boutique meets flip flops vibe where couples and families blend seamlessly. All but two of the 167 guestrooms have ocean views. The hotel is located impossibly close to the ocean and ear plugs are provided in all rooms just in case the crashing waves keep you up. There are a few cozy spaces to lounge in the hotel but the beach and the location in the heart of Laguna Beach are the big attractions. A 15-minute walk takes you into the heart of the shopping district and during summer the free city trolley has a stop in front of the hotel.