The Ranch at Laguna Beach Honored with Multiple Prestigious Travel Awards

The Ranch at Laguna Beach Honored with Multiple Prestigious Travel Awards

Iconic canyon resort named to coveted T+L 500 list, ranked #2 Hotel in Laguna Beach by U.S. News & World Report, receives Forbes Travel Guide “Recommended” ranking for 2021

Laguna Beach, CA (February 22, 2020) – The Ranch at Laguna Beach is kicking off the New Year with multiple industry accolades. The iconic canyon resort received a “Recommended” ranking for the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, and ranked the second-best hotel in Laguna Beach for the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Hotels List. The RanchLB also made its debut as one of just two Laguna Beach hotels featured in the coveted Travel + Leisure T+L 500, which celebrates the 500 best hotels in the world.

“Throughout the unprecedented challenges of 2020, our team at The RanchLB rose to the occasion each day to provide a safe and serene escape for our guests, surrounded by revitalizing Laguna Beach nature. It is incredibly rewarding and humbling to see these heartfelt efforts recognized through the T+L 500, U.S. News’ Best Hotels List, and the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards,” said Kurt Bjorkman, General Manager of The Ranch at Laguna Beach. “We look forward to upholding this standard as we welcome new and returning guests to our canyon oasis on the California coast.”

The Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards are the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. Trained inspectors anonymously visit and rate properties based on 900 objective criteria, from service to safety and design. As a “Recommended” hotel for the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, The RanchLB is acknowledged as an excellent property with consistently superior service and facilities.

U.S. News & World Report identifies the winners of its Best Hotels list using a comprehensive methodology centered on three components: reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings. Out of 22 hotels in the area, U.S. News 2021 Best Hotels list ranked The Ranch at Laguna Beach as the second-best property in Laguna Beach. The RanchLB also earned a Gold Badge for ranking among the top 10 percent of hotels in the United States.

The Travel + Leisure 2021 T+L 500 is a prestigious list showcasing the best hotels in the world. This year’s awards draw from the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels list, in which readers rate hotels on the following characteristics: rooms/facilities, location, service, food, value. The elite roster of properties, divided into eight geographic regions, has served as a trusted resource for millions of enthusiastic travelers and will help inspire and guide travelers’ next adventure, wherever—and whenever—it may be. Results are available in the March 2021 issue of Travel + Leisure.

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ABOUT THE RANCH AT LAGUNA BEACH – Laguna Beach, California

The Ranch at Laguna Beach is a boutique coastal ranch resort nestled in the majestic Aliso and Wood Canyons in the heart of Orange County. Set on an iconic piece of land where canyon meets sea, The Ranch at Laguna Beach blends the rich history of its location, once home to an 1800’s rancho homestead, and the artistry that is Laguna Beach. Spread over 87 acres, The Ranch LB offers 97 guest rooms and suites reflecting its iconic beach community. The resort also features a half-acre organic farm, the only golf course in Laguna Beach and a 3,000 square foot indoor/outdoor Sycamore Spa by Hudson.  The resort’s diverse dining program includes seasonal garden-sourced California comfort cuisine at HARVEST restaurant, upscale grab-and-go coffee and picnic provisions at Ben’s Pantry, and locally sourced hook-to-fork beach cuisine at Lost Pier Café, the resort’s coastal extension located on the sands of Aliso Beach. Guests of all ages can embark on dolphin safaris, world-class whale watching, yoga, stargazing, sand volleyball and bocce ball, while kids can get immersed in the Great Outdoors with the Junior Explorers Program. A sustainable pioneer, the property features several planet-forward programs, from recycling glass bottles into sand for its golf course bunkers to saving 20 million gallons of water annually by irrigating with reclaimed water. The Ranch LB is Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® and a founding member of Beyond Green, a global portfolio of hotels, resorts, and lodges that exemplify sustainability leadership. A quintessential California lifestyle resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach is continually ranked among the best hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, US News & World Report, and the Forbes Travel Guide.

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