Our vacation to Southern California and stay in Laguna Beach

This post is sponsored by a place I love with all my heart, Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.

You see, I grew up coming to this beach and this very same hotel.   In fact I was in my Mom’s tummy the first time I arrived to this magical place.  If you’ve never been to Laguna Beach it’s important for you to understand that the beach, the cliffs, the mountains, the food and the village are all important elements that make up this amazing community tucked away in Southern California.

There’s no place like it.

Main Beach Laguna Beach

There’s a boardwalk, cliff walk, beach walk or the sidewalks to walk around in this town.  There’s no wrong choice to pick,  because all the “walks” truly have some amazing & one of a kind sites to see!  Depending on where you stay, you may not even need a car!  Our hotel, Pacific Edge Hotel is right in the heart of Laguna Beach, and the only time we took our rental car for a spin was to visit family and to & from the airport.  For us, not having to drive is a true luxury that we enjoy while on vacation!

Lifeguard Tower on the Main Beach Laguna Beach

Remember that hotel I mentioned above???

Well, here she is pictured below.  That building on the left, I’m pretty sure I’ve stayed in every.single.one of the rooms growing up.  The hotel is right on the beach.  When they say ocean front, you will without a doubt be very ocean front.  You’ll hear the loud crash of the mighty Pacific and the laughter of the people down on the beach in one of thier ocean front rooms.

Pacific Edge Hotel

I’ve watched the LA Lakers win some & lose some in this hotel.  I’ve eaten ice cream for breakfast, and KFC for dinner on those balconies.  I’ve watched the early morning surfers and the late night couples take their strolls along the beach by moonlight.

Sunset over the Pacific in Laguna Beach - Pacific Edge Hotel

I was positively thrilled when we decided to take this trip.  I could.not.wait. to have my kids experience all the very same things I did when we would vacation here every year.

I learned to swim in this very same pool…

Learning how to swim

It was like deja vu that I loved reliving again with my 3.

Succulent Garden out of reclaimed Pallet Wood


The hotel layout is still the same, but the decor and feel of the hotel has changed a little.  And I must say, I love their decor!  Succulent gardens by the pool.  Incredible ocean wave picture up against a rustic headboard in our room and colorful accents made it not feel like a hotel room at all.

Hotel Room Bed - Pacific Edge Hotel


Our bathroom was perfect as well.  Very up to date and extremely clean.  It’s always the first place I look when inspecting a hotel room.  I can’t help myself.  A clean bathroom is always a must.

Hotel Room Bathroom - Pacific Edge Hotel

In addition to the many buildings and hotel rooms that Pacific Edge Hotel offers, they also have what’s called the Bungalows.  It’s where a larger party, a family reunion or just a big group of people can rent a room for a day that’s ocean front.

They have several to choose from, but here’s a few I was able to sneak & take pictures of inside.  I positively LOVED the decor!

Bungalow Surf Room

I believe each of the bungalows (I think there’s 6 of them) were designed from local shops & designers located in Laguna Beach.  I’ll let the next few pictures do the talking of how the bungalows vary in design styles.

Beautiful contrasting textures.  Velvet, Wood, Rustic & Surfer Style - Pacific Edge Hotel

Tuvalu Bungalow - Pacific Edge Hotel

Tuvalu Bungalow Bar - Pacific Edge Hotel

Griffin Bungalow at the Pacific Edge Hotel

Griffin Bungalow - Pacific Edge Hotel


All the bungalows share this large deck overlooking the Pacific.  It’s spectacular both during the day…

Entertaining Bungalow Deck at Pacific Edge Hotel

and night…

Pacific Edge Hotel Bungalow Deck at Sunset

We spent the majority of our time at the beach, pool or around the village.  You can never go wrong in one of these 3 places.

Beach Cuties

G at Laguna Beach - Pacific Edge Hotel
From the lobby at the Pacific Edge Hotel…

Pacific Edge Hotel Lobby
to the back alley…

Gorgeous Entry Gate
around town at the sidewalk flower market…

Street Market Flowers Laguna Beach

to the breathtaking cliff walks…

cliff walk in Laguna Beach

and the golden glow of the California sunset…

On the cliffs at Sunset Laguna Beach


There’s no place quite like Laguna Beach.  And for me there’s no place like staying in the Pacific Edge Hotel that will bring you so close to the ocean while you’re in your room and allow you to be in the heart of the most charming beach city ~ ever!


This is a sponsored post for Pacific Edge Hotel.  All opinions are 100% my own, and I whole heartily recommend this hotel & community for your next planned vacation.




  1. says

    It was fun to see you reminisce about a place you went as a child. I too have a favorite place on the Oregon coast that I went to, many times, as a child, and growing up into adulthood. I thank my mom and dad for taking us there. It was a triplex overlooking the ocean, way up on a high cliff and we too stayed in all three units through the years. What wonderful memories I have of that place. Haven’t been for 35 years but still have such vivid memories of laying in bed and hearing the waves crashing on the shore and rocks below, of getting up at 6:00 a.m. (or earlier!) and running down the slippery slimy stairs (at least 100 steps!) to the beach, through the tunnel of wet and overgrown beach shrubs, to go collect agates. The place sold when I was in my 20’s so never got to take my own kids there. You are lucky to have a place to revisit and introduce your children to the wonderful memories that you had as a child!

    • says

      That place sounds amazing in Oregon! Yes, I consider myself so fortunate to be able to take my kids there as well. It was so fun to watch all their “firsts” like I did when I was little.

  2. says

    I absolutely LOVED this post!! So cool to get to get a peek in to your childhood memory! I just got to go back to a little fishing village in Mexico that my family used to go when I was growing up. It had been almost 30 years! I’m dying to take my kids back to experience it with me. And I got married in Laguna Beach so I am right there with you when you say it is a magical place. I’ve never been to the Pacific Edge Hotel but I’ve heard about those bungalows and they sound crazy amazing!

    • says

      How awesome that you got married in Laguna! Wow, I bet it was spectacular! You must check out Pacific Edge when you get the chance. The bungalows are so fun + a great spot to entertain guests!

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