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Cool and extraordinary Valentine’s Day gifts
By Nichelle Medina

February 14, 2012
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The Sand & Surf Resort in Laguna Beach is our 2012 Valentine’s day winner for best hidden gem. Don’t let the name or older building exterior fool you…this place delivers luxury interiors, breathtaking views, and exceptional service!

It’s hard to believe that every room in this hotel has a view of the water but it does. For the very best views, you pay a very small extra charge (approx. $30). You go to sleep listening to the crashing waves and wake up feeling like you are on the water.

They pamper you with anything you need. If you are coming for Valentine’s day, you can select from the many options they have including rose petals, candles, champagne or come up with your own. They shower you with Evian water and Philosophy bath products and the staff goes above and beyond to make your stay special. We liked how their spa uses mostly organic body products and even their nail salon uses the safest products for your nails.

The hotel is in the center of Laguna Beach and is walking distance to many shops and restaurants. We loved their restaurant Splashes – great food, amazing views, and a first class team. On Sundays, they make fresh tacos on the patio – your choice of chicken, beef or fish. For 2012, they are offering a Valentine’s special that is $425 a night – this includes breakfast for 2, complimentary parking and resort fee.