Monarch Beach Resort

| Dana Point, CA, United States

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Set along a hillside overlooking the beach, the family-friendly resort offers an ocean-focused setting with a Miraval Spa, gourmet cuisine, championship golf course, kids club, tennis, and multiple swimming pools.
Renovated in 2016, the Monarch Beach Resort, formerly a St. Regis property, offers Tuscan-inspired architecture, infused with California-inspired elements for a grand, yet inviting feel. Refreshed guest rooms and suites designed by Los-Angeles-based Rodrigo Vargas Design, feature an ocean-inspired color palette of blues, greens, and whites, plus balconies with modern patio furniture.

Private beachfront dining is available at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern, plus there are five new dining options at the resort including AVEO Table + Bar serving Mediterranean cuisine crafted with local ingredients, and Club 19 with American fare in an indoor-outdoor gastro pub setting. Sombra serves modern Mexi-Cali dishes in a poolside cantina environment, and 33 North has three separate dining rooms including an outdoor patio with fireside seating.

The Miraval Life in Balance Spa offers 24 treatment rooms, more than 70 treatment options, along with a Drybar, Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon, lap pool, café, and relaxation zones.

The Monarch Beach Golf Links is an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Modeled in traditional Scottish links style, the beachfront course has a professional golf shop, lessons, and the Club 19 restaurant on the first tee.

The resort’s multi-level pool design includes and adults-only Monarch Pool, Family Pool with splash zones and two infinity-edge spas. There’s a second level dedicated to sunning and lounging, plus private cabanas with built-in music systems and outdoor fire pits.

For recreation, there is a private access beach, and guests can choose from a variety of land and sea options including surf lessons led by the resort’s Surf Host, paddle boarding, bonfires and trail hikes.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Monarch Beach Resort
  • One Monarch Beach Resort
  • Dana Point, CA 92629
  • United States

Location Summary
Located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the beachfront resort is situated in Dana Point.

Directions to Hotel
From North - From Lax 105 East to 405 South ro 73 South - Toll Road -Exit ro Greenfield Dr and rurn right. Take right on Crown Valley Parkway. Turn left on Niguel Rd and the Hotel is on the Right. From South - From San Diego International Airport take Highway 5 North exit Beach Cities. Stay left on ramp. Follow through on Pacific Coast Highway North 2.2 Miles. Turn right onto Niguel Rd. Hotel is on left. From East - from John Wayne Airport take Highway 405 South exit Crown Valley Parkway. Turn right, Go 2 Miles. Turn left on Niguel Road and Hotel is on Right.

Highlights & Reviews

Conde Nast Award Winner, Mobil Award, Travel And Leisure Award
Banquets & Meetings
Over 90,000 square feet of meeting space on-site, including 30,000 square feet of indoor space with video conferencing, integrated sound systems, and remote-controlled AV. Plus, 60,000 square feet of outdoor event terraces and lawns with ocean views.
Fine Dining On Site
Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern and AVEO Table + Bar with Mediterranean cuisine.
Fitness Center
TechnoGym Fitness Center with daily fitness classes including yoga.
Child Programs
Sandcastle Kids Club Program for kids 5-12 years of age.
Pool Outdoor
The pool area has a multi-level design, with an adults-only Monarch Pool, Family Pool with splash zones, two infinity-edge spas, and a second tier for sunning and lounging. Plus, an outdoor fire pit for evenings.
Spa Facility
Miraval Life in Balance Spa with more than 70 treatments, 24 treatment rooms, Drybar, Deborah Lippmann Nail Salon, lap pool, café, and relaxation zones.
Tennis Courts On Site
8 lighted hard tennis courts.
A private beach club is available to guests.
On-site 18-hole Monarch Beach Links championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

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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
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Jet Skiing
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing
    - Winery Tours

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Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA, United States