The Montage Hotel Laguna Beach, California

I can honestly say that the Montage Hotel is one of my favourite hotels in the world, and I don't say this lightly, having stayed in countless hotels over the years. Whether you're looking for a stopover pre or post skiing in the US, or simply a beachside destination, may I suggest you look no further than the Montage Laguna Beach. 

The Montage is located on the Southern California coast just 90 minutes south of Los Angels Airport. The hotel epitomizes the relaxed class and beauty for which Southern California is known.  From the moment you enter the hotel you will be memorised by the spectacular setting capturing unobstructed views offered from the floor to ceiling doors of the main sitting area. For me, one of the great appeals of this property is the gorgeous, natural landscape and the relaxed beach lifestyle in its most elegant form.  

The rooms are designed with comfort and elegance in mind, but don't plan on spending much time in your room. In addition to the large beach area, you can lounge poolside, shop at the beautiful in-house boutiques or spend time at Spa Montage, a 20,000 square foot oasis for some much needed pampering. Dine at a choice of three of the on-site award wining restaurants. The property also has a state of the art ocean facing 24-hour fitness centre offering free classes, personal training and yoga.

This is a wonderful, beautifully managed hotel that everyone should be fortunate enough to visit at least once!

Images courtesy of The Montage Laguna Beach.