Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, CA 92629
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, a luxurious, Five Diamond-rated resort, occupies an extensive (175 acre) site along Niguel Road, near Hwy 1 on the north side of Dana Point, one mile from the beach. The accommodation blocks are arranged around landscaped gardens with three large pools, casitas and poolside bar, while beyond are the greens and fairways of an 18 hole golf course, the far side of which adjoins the beach, and is overlooked by the Monarch Bay Beach Club, offering, food, drink and a range of activities. Other hotel facilities include a spa, restaurant, meeting space and concierge service.
Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa
25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
The large, luxurious and upscale Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort offers every conceivable amenity plus a great location, on a hill overlooking a city park (Lantern Bay), with Dana Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean just beyond - about 0.4 miles from the hotel. The resort's 376 rooms & suites are spread over several blocks, most with fine views of the extensive landscaped gardens, one or other of the two outdoor pools, and the ocean. For dining, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Marriott has the Vue restaurant (open all day), while cocktails and live entertainment are provided by the Commodore Lounge on the top floor, from where many miles of the coastline are in view. Amongst the numerous other facilities are the 14,000 sq ft Spa at Laguna Cliffs, a fitness center, business center, tennis court, whirlpool and 55,000 of indoor/outdoor event space. The property is reached via the Pacific Coast Highway, one mile from I-5.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach-Dana Point
34402 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
All accommodations at DoubleTree Suites Dana Point are luxurious two-room suites, with separate living area (containing a sofa bed), a private bedroom, two TVs and a kitchenette (microwave, refrigerator, wet bar); some have one or both of a fireplace and hot tub bath, and many enjoy ocean views. The hotel is situated just south of the Pacific Coast Highway, 600 feet from the sands of Doheny State Beach and one mile from Dana Point Harbor. The on-site restaurant is Tresca, open all day (room service available), while drinks and snacks are served at Vivo Bar, which has an outdoor lounge on the 4th floor, giving spectacular views of the Pacific, especially at sunset. Other facilities include a fitness center, outdoor pool, sauna and 13,000 sq ft of meeting/event/banquet space.
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
The AAA Three Diamond-rated Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel sits on a hillside alongside the busy Pacific Coast Highway (CA 1), about 0.4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, close enough for many of the 87 rooms to have partial sea views. Accommodation includes 34 two-room suites with a private balcony, some containing a hot tub bath. Other facilities are the expected outdoor pool (rather small), sundeck, good quality free breakfast including hot items, an exercise room and guest laundry. Dana Point Harbor lies due south, and Doheny State Beach is just to the east; both are within easy walking distance of the hotel.