History

famous inn to avant-garde hotel

 

The hotel has been part of downtown Laguna Beach’s landscape for three quarters of a century. Built in 1940 between two historically significant streets – Cleo and St. Anne’s, famous for their distinctive surf scenes, the building’s bones remain unchanged. Until 2007, it was the Eiler’s Inn, named after Eiler Larsen who was known as “The Laguna Greeter,” a beloved transient who after traveling across the country most of his life, landed in Laguna and spent most of his days waving at and welcoming passersby as they entered Laguna Beach. Fascinated with his life story, locals embraced him as something of a town ambassador, so much so that the bed & breakfast was named after him, and a nearby statue was erected in the 1950s.

In late 2007, the inn was purchased and remodeled into a modern offering, and Hotel Seven4one was born. In 2012, living greenwalls, reclaimed wood, and other features were added to make it the eco-contemporary marvel it is today.

History

famous inn to avant-garde hotel

The hotel has been part of downtown Laguna Beach’s landscape for three quarters of a century. Built in 1940 between two historically significant streets – Cleo and St. Anne’s, famous for their distinctive surf scenes, the building’s bones remain unchanged. Until 2007, it was the Eiler’s Inn, named after Eiler Larsen who was known as “The Laguna Greeter,” a beloved transient who after traveling across the country most of his life, landed in Laguna and spent most of his days waving at and welcoming passersby as they entered Laguna Beach. Fascinated with his life story, locals embraced him as something of a town ambassador, so much so that the bed & breakfast was named after him, and a nearby statue was erected in the 1950s.

In late 2007, the inn was purchased and remodeled into a modern offering, and Hotel Seven4one was born. In 2012, living greenwalls, reclaimed wood, and other features were added to make it the eco-contemporary marvel it is today.