The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

One Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point, CA 92629-4205  [SEE MAP]Dana Point, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Waterfront location
$50 daily resort fee
When booking a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, guests expect to receive superb service. And that's what they get. On top of that, they get a breathtaking ocean view and gorgeous grounds just northwest of Dana Point Marina. If you need any help reaching inner peace, the well-reviewed spa is happy to accommodate you. And this is no ordinary Ritz: In addition to the standard pool-tennis-fitness center combination, this property has access to several area golf courses and some excellent surfing waves. Plus, guests can explore the local environment with expert naturalists on eco-adventures organized by the hotel. As for dining, you can satiate your appetite at one of several on-site eateries. And when it comes time to call it a day, you won't be disappointed with the accommodations. Previous visitors love the serene pastel blue and cream decor in the guest rooms, as well as the private balconies and technology such as flat-screen TVs and internet access (included in the $50 daily resort fee). Plus, this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, so members can earn and use points by staying here.
Dana Point, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 396 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



Combine the Ritz-Carlton's top-tier level of service with an unparalleled view of the Pacific and you're in the lap of luxury at this resort.



Situated atop a 150-foot bluff overlooking the ocean, the Mediterranean style villa that house The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is an elegant retreat.

Travel + Leisure


On a bluff between L.A. and San Diego, the Ritz-Carlton offers surfing lessons and a Healthy Taste menu for kids. For adults, the property boasts beachy-hued rooms and a serious spa.


This 396-room luxury hotel sits atop a 150-foot bluff that's up against a beach, which means breathtaking views from the hotel and grounds, plus a place to surf and boogie board below.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2754 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviews 4.5 (based on 2754 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guests have the option of accommodations with varying views, including panoramas of the ocean or the surrounding property. Rooms include marble bathrooms with luxury bath essentials, a furnished balcony or patio, 42-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players, coffee makers and 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens.
  • Daily $50 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access and the use of the business center, tennis courts, sauna and steam rooms, among other features
Nightly resort fee$50

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Salt Creek beach, this Ritz-Carlton is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego in Laguna Niguel. The nearby Dana Point area features art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, and there are several golf courses nearby.
  • John Wayne Airport is 21 miles north
  • Los Angeles International Airport is 62 miles north
  • Disneyland is about 36 miles north
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the beach and golf courses
  • 24-hour valet parking ($50)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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


The Ritz-Carlton offers several distinct dining experiences from the casual The Dana Pool Cafe to Raya, which dishes out pan-Latin cuisine utilizing sustainable seafood, local produce and natural and organic meat. For dinner, enoSteak serves up prime, grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, local organic and seasonal produce, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and an excellent wine list. Enjoy small plates from Raya and handcrafted cocktails at 180blu at the resort's oceanfront lounge balcony. For a quick snack, The Market Place serves gourmet coffee, pastries, sandwiches and snacks throughout the day.

    Number of restaurants6

    Cuisine TypesAmerican, Latin American

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


    The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has two outdoor swimming pools and two whirlpools. The larger, lagoon-style Dana Pool is perfect for family fun and features a cafe serving casual fare.
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas
      • Pool bar


      The spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers treatments that incorporate essential elements from the ocean, such as minerals, sea salt, algae and water. Spa facilities include salon treatments, a couples treatment suite and a water therapy room with a waterfall shower.
      • In-room massages available

      Services offered:

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


      There is no kids club on-site, but the Ritz Carlton offers amenities, facilities and activities children would be interested in. Amenities include beach toys, coloring books, a library of movies for in-room use, complimentary use of sports equipment and more. There's also on-site play centers for toddlers and elementary children as well as a marketplace that offers kid-friendly cereals, a candy station, coloring books and kid's card games. Activities include seasonal poolside movies, storytelling and cookie making, to name a few.
        • Kids Club
        • Free Kids Club
        • Fee for Kids Club
        • Cribs
        • High Chairs


        The fitness center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel overlooks the ocean and features cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights. In addition to its fitness center, the resort fee includes complimentary daily yoga and Pilates classes in the Gazebo overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
        • Tennis (including rackets and balls) included in resort fee
        • Golf nearby with preferred tee times and complimentary shuttle service
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


        The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, with venues ranging from meeting rooms and garden courtyards to oceanfront lawns, pool terraces and a cliff-top gazebo. With more than 26,224 square feet of indoor space and 54,000 square feet of outdoor event space, the hotel can accommodate events for up to 900 guests. Meeting services include computer equipment, cell phone rentals and audiovisual services and support.
        • 24-hour business center

        Number of meeting rooms18

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


        The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel welcomes dogs and cats. While there are no weight limits, however, the hotel charges a $50 per night pet fee. The hotel's “Posh Pooch” amenities include a dog bed, water bowl, doggie room service and dog-centric events such as Yappy Hour.
        • Up to two dogs allowed per room
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        The hotel has multiple options for couples interested in indoor and outdoor ceremonies or receptions. The Ritz's Pacific Promenade features an oceanfront lawn able to hold 275 guests while The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, the hotel's largest wedding reception venue, can accommodate up to 900 guests for a reception. Other venues include Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace, a Spanish-tiled courtyard that overlooks the ocean, also featuring spectacular ocean views.

          Maximum wedding guest capacity900

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

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