Now Open: Laguna Surf Lodge by SCP Hotels

Soul Community Planet (SCP) Hotels has announced the opening of the Laguna Surf Lodge by SCP in Laguna Beach, CA. The 41-key eco-surf lodge sits directly on the beach and is located near the art galleries, eateries and boutiques of Laguna Beach village.

The newly refreshed Laguna Surf Lodge, originally opened in 1948 as the Laguna Riviera Hotel, underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation led by Kelly Ogden of ELK Collective and AC Atherton of Summit Seven D Architecture to update the design aesthetic, landscaping and exterior. The "new" hotel’s design utilizes natural wood, woven rattan and textiles, whitewashed tones, bespoke furnishings and earthy textures throughout.

The property offers scenic coastal views and direct access to a range of water sports, including surfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Guests can also relax on the beach in front of the hotel with complimentary use of chairs, umbrellas and towels. Additionally, guests may enjoy the serene garden pool, sun deck, courtyard and oceanfront fire pits and seating.

The newly renovated guestrooms at Laguna Surf Lodge comprise one- and two-bedroom ocean-view suites, family suites with bunk beds, and king, queen and double rooms, some of which feature have oceanfront decks and fireplaces. All accommodations showcase Scandinavian-inspired bohemian décor. Laguna Surf Lodge also offers SCP’s signature Peaceful Rooms, designed to create a stress-free sleep environment by eliminating electronics and reducing blue light. Each of these rooms is equipped with wellness-focused amenities including oil diffusers, air filters, meditation pillows, yoga mats, books and more.

Laguna Surf Lodge by SCP Hotels
The 41-key eco surf lodge offers a classic, beachfront experience (Laguna Surf Lodge by SCP Hotels)

Pretty cool: Adventure-minded guests at Laguna Surf Lodge can participate in one or more of the hotel’s “Epic Experiences.” For instance, the “Dawn PatrolEpic Adventure offers guests the opportunity to experience Southern California’s most iconic surf breaks on a half- or full-day beach excursion. Guests will depart Laguna Surf Lodge in a vintage 1967 Land Rover equipped with boards and gear for a day of surfing alongside local guides, where they will be treated to a gourmet beachside brunch and lunch, along with beach games and sunset views, followed by fireside s’mores and drinks back at the lodge.

Additionally, during the summer, guests will have the opportunity to engage in complimentary weekend yoga sessions on the Laguna Surf Lodge’s outdoor lawn, enjoying ocean views or end their days with “Après Adventure,” featuring a variety of beverages, light fare and live music around the ocean view fire pits. The lodge also offers “Soulful Start” sessions, inviting guests to embrace mindfulness with beachside activities such as readings, meditation sessions, sound baths and stretching, followed by a refreshing ocean plunge. Guests can later unwind at the poolside lobby with a selection of organic herbal teas and tinctures from Anima Mundi Herbals.

Good to know: The Lil’ Groms Program provides complimentary amenities for children. These include boogie boards, sustainable sand bucket kits, a beach scavenger hunt and children’s beach education books. Families can also add on private or group surf lessons for an additional fee.

SCP Hotels demonstrates its commitment to corporate social responsibility through the Every Stay Does Good Program, enabling travelers to positively impact themselves, the community, and the environment, just by booking a stay. On top of that, Laguna Surf Lodge is a plastic-free property, with water refill stations to encourage the use of reusable water bottles. Also located in Laguna Beach is SCP Seven4One, an eco-contemporary boutique hotel equipped with 12 rooms and suites, just a minute’s walk from Laguna Surf Lodge.

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