Montage Laguna Beach
The Montage is a truly world-class resort located right on the water. The hotel has three restaurants, all with great food and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Treasure Island Park, which is open to the public. Rooms start at about $700 a night, but if that's as steep for you as it is for me, just do what I do - head over to the Montage's Lobby Lounge for happy hour instead. Order a nice glass of California red, listen to some live piano music, and enjoy the sunset.
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