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Casa Laguna Inn & Spa Honored in the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotels Awards

Published: 02/05/2013

(Laguna Beach, CA) -- February 5, 2013 - Casa Laguna Inn & Spa announced that it was chosen as one of the top ten hotels in the United States in the Romance category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers' Choice® awards. Five California hotels were listed in the Top Ten for this category. Four of those hotels are in Northern California, with Casa Laguna listed in 7th place as the sole Southern California top ten winner in the romance category.

Operating as a small boutique hotel with service in the bed & breakfast style, Casa Laguna is currently ranked number one in Laguna Beach and number one in Orange County based on Trip Advisor reviews for hotels. Just last month, Casa Laguna was chosen by Travelers' Choice as one of the top 25 small hotels in the United States.

Long-time Casa Laguna General Manager, Kathryn Mace, stated she was very excited about being chosen as a top ten romantic hotel, but was not really surprised because the inn has become widely-known as a romantic getaway for couples, as well as a tranquil escape for individual travelers. "Our pristine grounds, historic architecture, and dedication to guest-first service make us a unique destination for travelers seeking to avoid the hustle-bustle of family style resorts," Mace said. "And with an award-winning gourmet breakfast, and the availability of togetherness massage and an ocean view therapeutic soak with champagne, you can see why couples choose us as their romantic hideaway."

Now in its eleventh year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards honor the world's best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best - real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

"TripAdvisor is once again thrilled to recognize the world's most outstanding hotels with the help of more than 75 million reviews and opinions from travelers around the globe," said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. "From the best bargain hotels to top luxury properties, outstanding service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers' Choice winners."

Casa Laguna Inn & Spa is located at 2511 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Online reviews can be found at

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About Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa was originally constructed in the 1920s as a private residence, with additional buildings added in 1946 as a motor-inn style Laguna Beach hotel. The buildings and grounds were used by artists throughout much of the 20th Century as both a refuge and a unique vantage point on California's sea coast. Remodeled in 2000 and operated as a bed & breakfast inn since that date, Casa Laguna Inn & Spa offers guests the opportunity to experience a romantic California coastal getaway in a one-of-a-kind setting. Designed and operated as a tranquil escape for couples and individuals, maximum occupancy is strictly limited and there are no accommodations suitable for families or groups. Casa Laguna has become famous for its gourmet food, superior service, luxurious bedding, and serene terraced-garden setting that is unique among California hotels and bed & breakfast inns. Casa Laguna Inn and Spa is consistently rated number one on TripAdvisor and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Small Hotels in the United States.

Expansive views of the blue Pacific are framed by Mission-style architecture and towering palms throughout this Southern California coastal inn. Secluded garden patios invite guests to linger and slow to a pace of a less-hurried era. Casa Laguna's acclaimed gourmet breakfast and evening wine and hors d'œuvres can be enjoyed in the historic Mission House or garden setting of the Palm Court; or, guests can arrange to have breakfast brought to their room. Casa Laguna's many patios and ocean-view pool deck enchant guests with their flowers, fountains, and rare original Catalina tiles. Another true touch of classic Laguna Beach is the inn's romantic Bell Tower - the perfect place for couples to toast a spectacular Catalina sunset.

With a much more intimate atmosphere than family-oriented coastal resorts, Casa Laguna Inn and Spa has just twenty rooms comprised of ten unique room-types, including smaller "artist" rooms, full and junior suites and a free-standing cottage. All suites, deluxe rooms and the cottage feature jetted double spa tubs. All rooms have either "ambiance" or gas-burning fireplaces, private baths, air conditioning, free internet, refrigerator, CD/DVD players, and a flat-panel HDTV. The inn's acclaimed seven-layer bed features luxurious hypoallergenic down toppers, comforters, and pillows. All beds feature luxurious eco-friendly linens. The inn also offers a choice of non-feather pillows as an alternative. Additional on-site amenities include an all-day beverage bar, a heated pool, massage services, a reservation-only garden soak tub, and beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas on-loan if guests should decide to make the short walk to nearby Victorian Beach.

In order to retain a tranquil and romantic ambiance and to assure the safety and serenity of guests, all rooms are designed to accommodate one or two adults only. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property. Casa Laguna is a closed compound, with grounds, facilities, and amenities for the use of registered guests only.

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