Monarch Beach Resort

1 Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point, CA 92629-4085  [SEE MAP]Dana Point, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

This resort receives rave reviews from recent guests for its ample amenities
A stay here is expensive

Formerly a St. Regis property, guests can't stop raving about how beautiful the Monarch Beach Resort is. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Monarch Beach – about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles – this resort caters to perfectionists. The grounds are well-manicured, the decor is both lavish, comfortable and up-to-date (accommodations were renovated in summer 2015), and the resort has a private beach. What more could you ask for? Well, you can also indulge at the handful of on-site eateries, swing a golf club in view of the Pacific Ocean or treat yourself to a decadent massage or sugar scrub at the Miraval Spa. Families love the wide range of activities for children, ranging from treasure hunts to the kids club to babysitting services. And previous visitors say the steep price is worthwhile and that the resort's staff deserves the highest praise.

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Location
Dana Point, CA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 400 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Rustic, Opulent
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019

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The 400 spacious, elegant rooms and suites are bright and airy, with private balconies, modern amenities, and luxe marble bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs.

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More than 700,000 hand-crimped pieces of marble and granite make up the inlaid mosaics throughout the hotel; Picassos and Chagalls hang in public spaces. Rooms decorated with warm earth tones, Italian linens, and fresh flowers also come with monogrammed robes and slippers. Dining on the modern American cuisine at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern is 'an unforgettable experience.'

Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3121 have reviewed the Monarch Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3121 reviews 4.5 (based on 3121 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Recently designed guest rooms at the resort offer private balconies or patios, goose-down bedding and oversize bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. Modern amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access and large flat-screen TVs.
  • Daily $45 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, overnight shoeshine, access to the resort tram, tennis courts, fitness center and fitness classes, discounted greens fees and private beach service

Standard room size535 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in Dana Point, Orange County, about 60 miles from either Los Angeles or San Diego, the Monarch Beach Resort is within walking distance to the resort's private Monarch Beach. The resort is also easily accessible to points of interest throughout the area, including Strands Beach, Doheny State Park, the Dana Point Harbor and more.
  • About 20 miles south of John Wayne Airport; 60 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($50)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

A variety of dining options are available at the Monarch Resort. The AVEO Table + Bar serves up Mediterranean-inspired dishes with ocean views, while the award-winning Bourbon Steak features over 500 handpicked wines. Guests can also dine on California cuisine at 33° North and the Monarch Bay Club. Poolside guests can dine on Mexican fare from Sombra.
  • Part & Parcel Market available for grab-and-go items

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The resort features an expansive main pool area with 150 lounge chairs and private cabanas (available for an additional fee) as well as a family-friendly pool with a graduated entry. The resort is also home to two infinity edge whirlpools.
  • Sombra poolside Mexican cantina
  • Spa lap pool available to resort guests who purchase treatment or day pass
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Miraval spa's slogan is "Life in Balance," and it includes not only more than 70 of spa treatments but also wellness activites and innovative programs. The spa includes whirlpools and a lap pool that's available to those who purchase a treatment or day pass. The resort is also home to a nail salon and a DryBar salon
  • Private locker rooms

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Monarch Beach Kids offers games and guided activities for children aged 5-12. In addition, there are multiple pools and outdoor activities to choose from. Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee.
    • Kids club ($85 to $130)
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    The resort offers a 24-hour athletic club with access to a variety of cardio machines and weight-training equipment. The club offers daily fitness classes (including in the resort fee). The resort also offers a variety of activities such as outdoor yoga classes, eight lighted tennis courts, surf lessons, paddle boarding and kayaking.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles (with fee)
      • Tennis (with fee)
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats (with fee)
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The resort features more than 30,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, including multiple ballrooms, boardrooms, breakout rooms and private dining rooms. A variety of outdoor venues can be utilized for dinners and receptions, and meeting services include complete audiovisual support and rooms outfitted with drop-down screens, plasma televisions, integrated sound systems, lighting and videoconferencing.

        Number of meeting rooms30

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Pets

        The resort welcomes pets up to 35 pounds (or two pets with a combined weight of 35 pounds) for a one-time, nonrefundable fee of $150 per pet.
          • Pets allowed (with fee)
          • Dog walking
          • Pet-sitting

          Golf

          The Monarch Beach Golf Links 18-hole championship course is modeled after traditional Scottish links-style courses and features impressive ocean views. The club offers a restaurant on the first tee, golf lessons are available and guests receive discounted green fees.
            • Golf carts
            • Golf packages
            • Club rentals
            • Club house
            • Refreshment stand or restaurant
            • Caddie service
            • Pro shop

            Wedding

            Wedding and reception venues at the Monarch Beach Resort range from ballrooms to landscaped lawns and gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
            • Special bridal spa packages available
            • Features on ABC's The Bachelor

            Maximum wedding guest capacity800

            • Hotel hosts weddings
            • Outdoor space for weddings
            • Wedding planners available

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