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Monarch Beach Resort

Dana Point, United States

95 Excellent 819 Reviews
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.
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  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Breakfast Daily
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in

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Monarch Beach Resort
Perched on a golden hillside overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific, Monarch Beach Resort is Orange County’s most luxurious coastal playground. The AAA Five-Diamond resort sanctuary offers guests an array of exclusive activities and inspiring experiences that embody Southern California's serene coastal lifestyle.

Designed by Los-Angeles-based Rodrigo Vargas Design, accommodations feature an ocean-inspired color palette of blues, greens, and whites, plus balconies with modern patio furniture. For an overall coastal, beach house feel.

The resort's seven dining options include Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, plus 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.

A key element of the Monarch Beach Resort is the first coastal Miraval Life in Balance Spa. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the sanctuary offers a selection of Miraval's incomparable offerings with a unique connection to the physical and spiritual tranquility of private beach access. There are 24 treatment rooms, and 40 complimentary wellness and fitness classes per week.

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 the Main Pool and Family Pool with splash zones, plus an adults-only spa pool, 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, the resort offers the only private beach club along the coast, where 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. While the Monarch Beach Kids Club provides an array of options for young travelers.

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Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club is the perfect blend of Southern California’s legendary laid-back luxury and the iconic culture of true Waldorf service. Perched on 175 acres atop a 150-foot seaside bluff and featuring a private beach club, this elegant retreat offers both indulgence and inspiration.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Breakfast Daily
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." A full breakfast is provided for two daily in Aveo Table + Bar or through room service (for $80 maximum credit per room, per day.) A $100 resort credit is provided once during stay (it is not combinable, not valid on room rate, tax or retail, no cash value if not redeemed in full.) Upgrade (applies to one room type upgrade only and excludes Ocean Grand Suites and Presidential Suites), early check-in, and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

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

Location Summary
The Monarch Beach Resort sits on 172 acres nestled along the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego. Local Hot Spots Nearby: Laguna Beach San Juan Capistrano Dana Point Harbor. John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) is 21 miles away, Los Angeles International (LAX) is 65 miles, and San Diego International (SAN) is 70 miles from the property.

Directions to Hotel
John Wayne Airport is the closest airport, about a 20-minute drive.

By car: Take Highway 405 South exit Crown Valley Parkway. Turn right, go 2 Miles. Turn left on Niguel Road and hotel is on the right.
Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel And Leisure Award
Note Bene
One-on-one surf lessons available through the resort's Surf Host. Variety of land and sea recreation options including paddle boarding, bonfires and trail hikes.
Banquets & Meetings
Over 90,000 square feet of meeting space on-site, including 30,000 square feet of indoor space with ballrooms, meeting rooms, and boardrooms equipped 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 Bourbon Steak and the private Monarch Bay Club.
Fitness Center
TechnoGym Fitness Center with daily fitness classes including yoga.
Child Programs
Monarch Beach Kids Club.
Pets Allowed
Pets allowed for an additional fee.
Pool Outdoor
The pool area has a multi-level design, with the Main Pool, Family Pool with splash zones, an adults-only spa pool, 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 spa treatments and 40 complimentary wellness and fitness classes.
Tennis Courts On Site
8 lighted hard tennis courts located across the street.
A private beach club is available to guests.
On-site 18-hole Monarch Beach Links championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Recommended Rooms
Deluxe Studio Suites feature balconies, large living room areas, enhanced in-room technology, and a 5-fixture bathroom with 2-person shower and oversized soaking tub.

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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
    - Pets Allowed
    - 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
    - Volleyball
    - Windsurfing
    - Winery Tours

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