The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

| Dana Point, CA, United States
 

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  • Overview
  • Location & Map
  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards

Overview

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel premiered as the first luxury beach resort along coastal Orange County. Today, the Dana Point resort boasts a newly re-imagined vibe, services and spaces, yet still occupies its perch atop 150 foot bluff featuring cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury. Located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, the surfside retreat awakens guests’ senses with its unique beach ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. Over the years, the resort has been the recipient of many awards, but is proud to boast its AAA Five Diamond status for the 28th consecutive year.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
  • One Ritz-Carlton Drive
  • Dana Point, CA 92629
  • United States

Location Summary
The beautiful seaside city of Dana Point is located in Orange County, Southern California, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Dana Point is a favorite central point, bordered by the cities of Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach to the north, San Juan Capistrano to the east, and San Clemente to the south. Easy access to multiple airports including John Wayne, Los Angeles, and San Diego offer multiple options for convenient arrival to our resort destination. Dana Point attracts visitors from around the world and enchants them with seven miles of coastal bluffs, pristine beaches, and the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Whale watching, golfing, surfing, deep-sea fishing, paddle boarding, eco-adventures are more awe-inspiring in Dana Point than any other California destination; likely because of the natural and beautiful harmony of the cliffs, beaches, harbor, and world-class resort. John Wayne International Airport - SNA (25 minutes/24 miles) Long Beach Airport - LGB (45 minutes/44 miles) Los Angeles International Airport - LAX (60 minutes/63 miles) Ontario Airport - ONT (68 minutes/56 miles) San Diego International Airport - SAN (75 minutes/67 miles) Burbank Bob Hope Airport - BUR (85 minutes/72 miles).

Directions to Hotel
From Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County airports, and areas north: Take the 405 South to the 5 South. Exit at Crown Valley Parkway and turn right. Proceed on Crown Valley Parkway (approx. 6 miles) to Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway. At the second light, turn right at Ritz-Carlton Drive/Niguel Road. The hotel is located on your left.

From Los Angeles and Long Beach via the 73 Toll Road: Take the 405 South to the 73 toll road South. Exit at Greenfield and turn right. Proceed 2 lights to Crown Valley Parkway and turn right. Proceed 6 miles to Pacific Coast Highway and turn left. At the second light, turn right onto Ritz -Carlton Drive/Niguel Road. The hotel located on your left.

From San Diego Airport and areas south: Take the 5 North and exit at Highway 1/ Beach Cities exit. Proceed northbound on Pacific Coast Hwy for approximately 3 miles through Dana Point. Turn left at Ritz-Carlton Drive/ Niguel Road. The hotel is located on your left.

Highlights & Reviews

Awards
Conde Nast Award Winner, Mobil Award, Travel And Leisure Award
Banquets & Meetings
Accommodations are available and based on the function of the event as well as number of guests.
Meeting Space
26, 000 sq ft. indoor meeting space and 54, 000 sq ft. outdoor meeting space.
Fine Dining On Site
Raya, named “Restaurant of the Year” by Riviera Orange County in July 2011, is a restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. Raya showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meat and Chef Richard Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors. enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring only the highest quality ingredients. All the steaks are from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. enoSTEAK also highlights artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of fine wines.
Fitness Center
Breathtaking Ocean-front Fitness Center, complete with a full array of fitness machines and equipment. Daily Yoga and Pilates are also offered.
High Speed Internet
In-room high-speed Internet access, wireless and hard-wired.
Child Programs
The resort offers 15 unique eco-adventures for children of all ages.
Pets Allowed
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a pet-friendly resort. At The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, discriminating guests include four legged friends.
Pool Outdoor
Two outdoor swimming pools and two outdoor whirlpools.
Spa Facility
Escape to a gentler pace at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel, where the constant presence of the ocean inspires renewal. Named among the top 100 spa resorts in the US by Condé Nast’s 2012 reader poll, this spa features 12 spa treatment rooms, all bathed in soft hues of aqua and beige. Tranquil water features add to the soothing sensory experience. High-style locker rooms, public spaces, and saunas ensure a calming aura throughout this luxury spa resort in Dana Point – set to the ever-present rhythm of the surf.
Tennis Courts On Site
Two tennis courts on property-tennis professional, ball machine, and racquets available.
Beach
Salt Creek Beach is a popular surfing beach and is located directly in front of the resort. A small, offshore reef creates some of the best-left swells along the entire shoreline. Guests can enjoy swimming, body boarding, or just relaxing in the sun.
Ecological Tourism
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel brings you eco-adventures that promise to open your eyes to Southern California’s unique ecosystems, and open your heart to their connection to the larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, choose from 15 different excursions on your Laguna vacation, dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders. Throughout these unique eco-tours, our Southern California surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory in which adults, families and kids learn while having so much fun, they’ll never imagine these tours are educational.
Golfing
Monarch Beach Golf (18 holes, Adjacent to Resort).
Jogging Running
Beach
Shopping
Shops at Mission Viejo, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, Laguna Beach, Carlsbad Company Stores - The Ultimate Outlet.
Theatre Museums
Mission San Juan Capistrano, Festival of Arts, The Bowers Museum, Pageant of the Masters, Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, Doheny Blues Festival,Tall Ships Festival.
Winery Tours
Temecula Valley Wine Country.
Recommended Rooms
For your special guests and VIP's, the resort offers The Ritz-Carlton Club Level with access to the Club Lounge featuring complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day and evening, as well as the services of a dedicated Club Concierge.


Guest Review Highlights

TrustScore
Excellent
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Couple

78% (332)

Family

22% (94)

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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Volleyball
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing
    - Winery Tours

World's Best Awards


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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in the United States
Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in the United States

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Dana Point, CA, United States