If you would like a getaway from L.A. and do not want to drive to far, we highly reccomend the Pacific Edge in Laguna Beach. The staff are very friendly. The first thurday they have a wine reception in the lobby, a great hot tub, and a great view of Laguna Beach from the ocean front suites. They also have access to the Laguna health Club. Discounts to restaurants and shopping with the exclusive Edge card.
A great place to stay in Laguna Beach.