Eiler's Inn

B&B with class

Combine the ambiance of New Orleans with the spirit of Aloha, and you've got Eiler's Inn in Laguna Beach. This was our first stay at Eiler's Inn, but it won't be the last!

Central courtyard at Eiler's Inn

The Inn sits right on the Pacific Coast Highway just south of town center, but the hurly-burly of the highway fades away once you're inside. Most of the rooms face onto a central courtyard with a fountain and lots of plants. The courtyard is where guests enjoy a hearty breakfast (we were served our choice of scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, toast, pastries, fresh fruit, juice, and Kona coffee) and wine, cheese, and other puupuus in the afternoon.

It suit our style perfectly: a comfortable place to hang out, gracious and friendly hosts, and within walking distance of downtown and the arts festivals.

Since April, Eiler's Inn has been owned and run by Chaz and Linda, who moved to Laguna from Kona, Hawaii. They're working really hard to make sure guests have a pleasant stay. If you're reading reviews at some of the online travel sites, pay attention to dates — the previous management didn't always get the best reviews.

My room was very comfortable. Even though it was one of the few rooms that doesn't overlook the courtyard, someone was considerate enough to paint palm trees on the wall outside the windows! For curling up with a good book, there was also a large sitting room with fireplace and comfortable furniture.

afternoon wine and cheese
Wine and cheese in the afternoon
reading in the courtyard
The courtyard was also a good place to linger over coffee and the morning paper
Forest Avenue room Forest Avenue room
sitting room
The sitting room. Ray is apparently reading about golf.