Monarch Beach Resort

Los Angeles, USA

Virgin rating

The hotel

A luxury retreat in California with excellent service, top quality cuisine and an oceanfront golf course. When you stay at this five-star resort you’ll be treated to the best the Waldorf Astoria has to offer. Relax at the private beach club or cool down in one of the three swimming pools or even pamper yourself with a trip to the spa. Dine on Mediterranean cuisine at AVEO table & bar with ocean scenery as your stunning backdrop or snack while you lounge by the pool with delicious food from Sombra. At the end of the day you can watch the sunset from your private balcony, terrace or patio, and keep warm by the firepit in the Fireside room.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located in Dana Point, 1 mile away from Salt Creek Beach. Transfer time to Los Angeles International Airport is 1 hr

Hotel information

All rooms have air conditioning, tv, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, alarm clock, WiFi, safe, bathrobes and slippers. Garden View Rooms with Balcony have a private balcony, desk and sitting area. With 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 4 adults.

Resort View Rooms with Balcony have a private balcony with resort views, sitting area and shower with separate bathtub. With 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Pool View Rooms with Balcony have a private terrace with pool views, sitting area and shower with separate bathtub. With 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premium Pool View Two Queen Beds Rooms with Balcony have a private terrace with pool views, sitting area and shower with separate bathtub. With 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Fireside Terrace Rooms have a private terrace with a fire pit. With 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 4 adults.

Deluxe Studios with Balcony have a garden view and a sitting area. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Fireside Terrace Studios have a pool or garden view, patio with fire pit and sitting area. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean View Studios with Balcony have a sitting area, shower with separate bathtub and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Fireside Ocean View Terrace Studios have a pool view, patio with fire pit and sitting area. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Executive One Bedroom Suites have a private balcony, living room with sofa bed. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Monarch Suites have a roll-in shower, private terrace, living room and sofa bed/ With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Signature One Bedroom Suites have 2 balconies, 2 spa inspired bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Fireside Terrace Suites have a private patio with fire pit, 2 spa inspired bathroom and living room area. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Ocean View One Bedroom Suites have a private terrace, 2 bathrooms, living room area and sofa bed. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Fireside Ocean View Terrace One Bedroom Suites have a private terrace, 2 bathrooms, living room area and sofa bed. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Grand One Bedroom Suites with Balcony have 2 private terraces, 2 bathrooms, a living room area and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean Grand Penthouse One Bedroom Suite has a private balcony, living/dining room area, 2 spa inspired bathrooms and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Complimentary parking for day use with validation. $18 fee for day use without validation (payable locally, subject to change). $60 fee per night for overnight guests (payable locally, subject to change).

AVEO Table & Bar (Mediterranean cuisine), Bourbon Steak (Steakhouse), Club 19 (American fare), Sombra (poolside cantina), 33 North (cocktails and light fare), Part & Parcel Market (market fresh food, picnic baskets and gelato bar), Monarch Bay Beach Club

3 swimming pools. Fitness centre. Spa*. Golf.

Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas and rooms. Room service*. Pet friendly. Concierge service.

This resort has a mandatory daily resort fee of $55 (payable locally, subject to change).

Please note: Resort fees include signature group fitness classes, tram rides to the exclusive Monarch Bay Beach Club, tram rides to Salt Creek Beach, beach host service with towels, chairs & umbrellas, athletic Club available 24 hours a day, laundering of work-out gear. Includes: 2 shirts, 2 pairs of pants and/or shorts, 1 sports bra and 1 pair of socks daily per room. House bikes with self-guided local tours on a first-come basis. Discounted green fees, savings on Flex Set rentals, & preferred tee times at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Two bottles of water per day, refreshed at turndown. Overnight shoeshine. Local & toll-free calls.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Almost perfect with a really weird issue, bathrooms

May 14, 2022 DanSingSalChata

The location is beautiful, the details are many, the looks are awesome. However there's something really badly designed, the bathrooms, a bathroom door that's got openings , so there's no intimacy and can't even pass gas or going #2 without annoying others or feeling uncomfortable. Plus no fan in the bathroom, just a vent. An additional weird… Read more
The location is beautiful, the details are many, the looks are awesome. However there's something really badly designed, the bathrooms, a bathroom door that's got openings , so there's no intimacy and can't even pass gas or going #2 without annoying others or feeling uncomfortable. Plus no fan in the bathroom, just a vent. An additional weird opening from the main bathroom , so all the sound can go to the bedroom, wondering what kind of drug the designer was on. Finally really difficult to move around the massive place looking for elevators, they're should be signs. Come on, change all the damn bathroom doors ro solid ones already and put fans inside. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wow! Best resort in OC

May 7, 2022 spaxia Italy

Just returned from a one night at WA. Everything is amazing, Resort, Views, Trails, Beach, Room, Food etc. But most of all the staff. Started with email contacting me about few day earlier. Thank you so much Lucinda, your present was really appreciated by kids and adults. I'm a Diamond Member and I was upgraded to a Pool View Room. Mr. Lanza was… Read more
Just returned from a one night at WA. Everything is amazing, Resort, Views, Trails, Beach, Room, Food etc. But most of all the staff. Started with email contacting me about few day earlier. Thank you so much Lucinda, your present was really appreciated by kids and adults. I'm a Diamond Member and I was upgraded to a Pool View Room. Mr. Lanza was very helpful with luggage and with the Room description. Tram to the beach was super and the man helping with towels umbrella and chairs was very kind. Overall a demonstration that the staff can transform an fantastic resort into a Wonderful Experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great visit

May 6, 2022 LMtraveler2001 Tulsa, Oklahoma

My wife and I visited to celebrate her birthday and we can not recommend the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach enough. This was our first visit to to a Waldorf Astoria and we were very impressed with the properties great views, location with plenty of walking trails, and the town of Dana Point itself. Even more impressive was just how much the staff… Read more
My wife and I visited to celebrate her birthday and we can not recommend the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach enough. This was our first visit to to a Waldorf Astoria and we were very impressed with the properties great views, location with plenty of walking trails, and the town of Dana Point itself. Even more impressive was just how much the staff cared about being sure our stay was perfect from an upgraded room at checkin and then each person’s care and professionalism along the way. In room breakfast dining was also wonderful- we are still talking about the Acai bowl and waffle with citrus mascarpone and berry compote. highly recommend! Read less
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May 4, 2022 MamaBellaLuca San Francisco, California

I can't say enough good things about this place, gorgeous setting, excellent service. A few days before check-in, Lucina reached out and I told her the trip was to celebrate my mom's birthday, she replied and let me know she would take care of everything and make sure we have a great time. She kept her promise! My parents were delighted and… Read more
I can't say enough good things about this place, gorgeous setting, excellent service. A few days before check-in, Lucina reached out and I told her the trip was to celebrate my mom's birthday, she replied and let me know she would take care of everything and make sure we have a great time. She kept her promise! My parents were delighted and surprised by the amenities they prepared. Everyone in the resort is friendly and helpful, from the bellman, Justin, to housekeeping to shuttle driver Steve, all wonderful. I am already planning a return trip with my own family this year! Read less
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Apr 28, 2022 cseanmc Dallas, Texas

We came in early for a few days before a conference. This is a lovely property. A number of the rooms have been remodeled and we were the first people to stay in our room on the 6th floor. The room and bathroom are very spacious. They have a great pool and beach club. The Beach Club is a 5 minute tram away, but never had to wait more than 5… Read more
We came in early for a few days before a conference. This is a lovely property. A number of the rooms have been remodeled and we were the first people to stay in our room on the 6th floor. The room and bathroom are very spacious. They have a great pool and beach club. The Beach Club is a 5 minute tram away, but never had to wait more than 5 minutes to catch it. The restaurant down there is a great place to catch the sunset. The gym is also new and is part of the spa and they have a number of areas to workout in, swim laps, do yoga or meditate. We did eat in several of the restaurants and thought the food was just ok for resort prices. This might be the only minor disappointment. The staff from the front desk, to the valet to the pool and beach were all fantastic. Read less