A New Southern California Hotel Serves Up Retro Beach Vibes
Thanks to the design expertise of Studio Robert McKinley and two years of extensive renovations, what was once a dilapidated roadside motel known as The Motor Inn in Laguna Beach, California, is now the sophisticated, 22-room Hotel Joaquin. The newest property in hotel group Auric Road, the boutique hotel blends old world sophistication with laid-back beach vibes.
Inspired by the Mexican land grant of Rancho San Joaquin, Hotel Joaquin echoes the Spanish heritage of its Orange County setting. Layered decor blends classic Spanish influences with California beach culture. Sweeping views, a tranquil pool, and resort-style service make this Laguna Beach hotel a worthy destination.
Whether it be mountain, garden, or ocean views, the beauty of Laguna Beach permeates each of the guest suites, which are outfitted with vintage pieces, customized furniture, and curated artwork. Chic and soulful, the layered decor facilitates an easy, unplugged atmosphere.
The resort offers an all-access pass to the Adventure Garage. Complete with surfboards, hiking gear, diving equipment, and bicycles, it comes with all the equipment guests need to immerse themselves in the coastal, California lifestyle. At the end of the day, guests can refresh themselves with a cocktail from The Bar before indulging at the hotel’s sea-influenced restaurant Saline.
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Architect of Record: Lance Brown, Enter-Arc
Builder / General Contractor: Northstar Construction
Structural Engineer: Craig Stanger and Rick Stanger
Civil Engineering: Toal Engineering
Landscape Design Company: Mickael Wilkes Landscape
Interior Design: Studio Robert McKinley
Sound Engineer: Digital Interiors
Cabinetry Design / Installation: Wood World Custom Design
Kitchen / Bar: Trimark
MEP: H2S Engineers
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