Hotel California by the Sea: Sandy’s Place –

Introduction and Basic Services

Sandy’s Place of Newport Beach, California, is the women’s treatment facility through the recovery network, Hotel California by the Sea. After the success of the men’s facility, Sandy’s Place was founded by Sandy Taylor as a way to serve women struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. It offers detox and individualized residential treatment, and utilizes evidence-based methods in addition to 12-step principles, all in a beautiful luxury setting.

Facility and Meals

The six-bed, two-story home is located in the beautiful neighborhood of Newport Heights, in close proximity to restaurants and shops. Two of the three bedrooms are shared with either one or two roommates, and each is fully furnished with queen sized beds, dressers and desks, and has a private bathroom. The residence has a large living room space with a flat screen TV, several couches and recliner chairs, and a state of the art kitchen and dining room that seats six.

There is a house chef that makes all the meals and snacks for the clients. The food is always freshly prepared and designed by a nutritionist, and meals are able to be customized to accommodate allergies and preferences.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Every treatment track is personalized to each client’s specific needs and combines a variety of therapeutic methods. There are detox options offered on either an ambulatory basis or on site. The entire recovery program is typically between 30 and 90 days and offers several daily group sessions and at least one individual session weekly. During the first two weeks in treatment clients are considered to be in a “blackout” period, which serves as a way to help them acclimate to the program schedule, and following that initial step they are allowed to have their cell phones and personal devices.

Clients are required to attend up to five AA meetings per week, and are frequently given writing assignments or are expected to journal. Therapeutic modalities can include DBT, EMDR, trauma-informed care and CBT. Groups focus on relapse prevention, coping and life skills and psychoeducation. There are also medication management services available for clients with a dual diagnosis. 

The multidisciplinary staff consists of LPCs, Master’s-level addiction specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSWs and nutritionists.

There is a three-day family program held at the facility every month that offers education and therapy to loved ones of clients.

Bonus Amenities

Holistic approaches offered include equine, art and music therapy, psychodrama and hypnotherapy. Every resident receives a gym membership with a personal trainer. There are also weekly massages and yoga classes on the beach, in addition to frequent group outings for salon visits, sailing, rock climbing and excursions around San Diego.


Sandy’s Place offers a safe and exceptionally comfortable environment to obtain top treatment in one of the best places for recovery in the world. The luxury accommodations and amenities aid in the healing atmosphere. This is a comprehensive program run by a professional, experienced staff, making it an excellent choice for women hoping to create a solid founation in sobriety.

Hotel California by the Sea Sandy’s Place

Addressed undisclosed to protect client privacy

Newport Beach, CA

(800) 762-6717

Hotel California by the Sea Sandy’s Place Cost: $32,500 (30 days). Find Hotel California by the Sea on Facebook and Twitter

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August 3, 2017 at 09:24PM


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