Monarch Beach Resort

Los Angeles, USA

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 A perfect wedding venue (excellent service)

Oct 15, 2021 V390ESkarak

My husband and I got married at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach and could not recommend it more highly. The entire staff and events team were incredibly good to us - from our amazing wedding point Amanda Coffey, to the bellmen, to the wait staff and even the person who drove our golf cart down to the beach for sunset photos. We've stayed at a… Read more
My husband and I got married at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach and could not recommend it more highly. The entire staff and events team were incredibly good to us - from our amazing wedding point Amanda Coffey, to the bellmen, to the wait staff and even the person who drove our golf cart down to the beach for sunset photos. We've stayed at a lot of high-end resorts, and honestly don't remember being so well looked after in our lives. As a bride, I felt like anything I could have asked for would have been met with a smile and a prompt response. It really put my mind at ease and allowed me to enjoy the day. Our suite was beautiful, and we were surprised to find it completely cleaned and covered in rose petals, complete with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries when we finally came home on our wedding night. Such a nice touch. Thank you to everyone who made our wedding so special! You guys are the best. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top notch service and accommodations

Oct 14, 2021 Adventure03267624238 Chula Vista, California

Top notch service, amazing views, wonderful accommodations. The Waldorf Monarch Beach did not disappoint. From the bell staff, valet, front desk and all the food and beverage teams. They were all so friendly and accommodating. Very genuine service from everyone. The manager in the evenings was so friendly and even remembered my name whenever he… Read more
Top notch service, amazing views, wonderful accommodations. The Waldorf Monarch Beach did not disappoint. From the bell staff, valet, front desk and all the food and beverage teams. They were all so friendly and accommodating. Very genuine service from everyone. The manager in the evenings was so friendly and even remembered my name whenever he saw me and my family. We had a blast at the pool, the beach club. Lots of activities for the kids. Very impressed. My family and I will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating OVER PRICED

Oct 10, 2021 rdlxrdl

The Hotel bricks and structure views are BEAUTIFUL The service past the front desk the worse you will experience. The food and beverage is WAY over priced. Nothing is close by so the hotel decided to OVER charge you for everything THEN you get terrible service. Be prepared to wait over an hour for any service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Vacation

Oct 5, 2021 michaellucero82 Los Angeles, California

We went to waldorf astoria dana point to celebrate my wife’s birthday. My kids were very excited. Staff were all friendly. The whole hotel was great. From the valet side till the beach area everything is perfect. Surely will come back in this hotel in our future trips.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel Main Bar - dismal service

Sep 30, 2021 jimmG5910AM

Terrible customer service. Drinks were poorly made, all ice, and the bartender was very rude (I believe the bartender was named Garett??). I will not be returning and would not recommend this bar to others. Unfortunate as this has not been my experience at other Waldorf hotels.