Very Good 1543 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Two outdoor swimming pools, including a kid-friendly Splash Zone that’s equally appealing to adults
  • Select rooms offer unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and the neighboring park from furnished balconies
  • The state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center, with on-call personal trainers

What To Know

  • A $25 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Top-notch service throughout the hotel, from the room service to the spa
  • Lantern Bay Park flanks the property; partake in activities such as donation-based yoga every morning at 10 a.m.
  • The hotel touts fast WiFi, but it's not available at the Vue restaurant or around the pool


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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SoCal coastal resort close to Dana Point Harbor with a spa and two pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean

The Look

Immortalized by the Beach Boys, Dana Point offers the quintessential SoCal experience. Located on the bluffs looking out over the Pacific, the family and business traveler–friendly Laguna Cliffs Marriot Resort & Spa puts the quaint beachside town at your fingertips. A $60 million property renovation that ended in 2010 imbued the property with a more beachy vibe, including a waterfall wall in the lobby and expansive windows that allow the sunlight to stream in — even in the elevator shafts. In appreciation of the area’s surfing roots, public areas are filled with photography showcasing historic Dana Point.

Bed & Bath

Dressed in sunny yellows and blues or pinky hues, the guestrooms start at a spacious 425 square feet and are equipped to cater to both leisure and business travelers, from the indulgent aromatherapy products in the marble bathrooms to the work desks and multiple outlets. An in-room Jack Pack lets you connect your devices through the flat-screen TV. Meanwhile, a pullout sofa provides a sleeping option for little ones.


The lower-level oceanfront Vue restaurant caters to a wide audience with its all-American cuisine (and lengthy wine list). For a more lively vibe, opt for the OverVue Lounge & Deck, where, in addition to a tapas-style menu, you can indulge in dishes from Vue while soaking up the laid-back SoCal vibe in both the indoor and outdoor areas. Feeling chilly? Get toasty next to the patio’s fireplace. For ultimate relaxation, head to the spa, renowned for its couples treatments.

In the Area

The hotel is close to Dana Point Harbor, where you’ll find a wealth of seafaring activities, from whale- and dolphin-watching safaris to sailing and fishing adventures. Surfers, or aspiring ones, will want to take advantage of neighboring Doheny State Beach. In the mood for a daytrip? Head to nearby Santa Catalina Island on one of the express ferries. For local flavor try the clam chowder at Jon’s Fish Market, said to be the best in town.

How to Get There

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629 United States


4.0 Very Good 1543 Reviews
Reviewed 1 day ago

This hotel is amazing. This is a high end hotel with a clean beachy vibe. Live music in the bar both saturday night and Wednesdays night. Check in was super easy. I have to say everyone at the front desk are super nice and friendly. They go out of their way to make your perfect. Rooms are nice and big. The hotel is just a walk away from the beach. There is a park right behind the hotel that had a free kids movie on Friday night. we walked to ralphs the beach and the restaurants for dinner. They have a hospitality room with games movies and fresh baked cookies for the family. They have 2 pools. This hotel is great for families with kids and for couples with out kids. Parking is expensive .

Reviewed 4 days ago

Best location over looking the bay!! Valet parking great vibes in the bar free upgrade to a pool view king room!!! Staff are so welcoming we will definitely be coming back if we return to the states! !!

Beautiful Property
Reviewed 7 days ago

We have visited Laguna Cliffs Marriott on several different occassions with our family. We love this resort! The rooms are great, restaurant is delicious and the grounds are spectacular with a view of the ocean in the distance. We did initially get a dissapointing room next to the elevator although we requested a different room the next day and received a much larger room with a view. Very thankful they were accomodating.

LOVE this hotel!!!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Great location!! Views are wonderful! Walking is easy to the beach, restaurants, lantern district, etc. We ate at several delicious, local restaurants within walking distance. Lots of great walks/hikes in the immediate area; ask the front desk for a map. Our room was nice and very clean. Cleaning staff was wonderful! You must valet your car, but valet is very responsive and so helpful! The hotel is nice, but relaxed and casual. Really quite comfortable! Food and drinks are good and waitstaff is really great! There was a wedding one evening and another event on a different evening. The hotel is a perfect venue for events! We were not bothered by noise. One evening there was a band, which was quite good, but once we closed our patio door, we couldn't hear them. Overall, a perfect location and great staff. We would definitely like to return!!

Beautiful location!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Front desk staff was super friendly and helpful. Room was very nice, partial ocean view with balcony was ok. Views from the grounds were unbelievable. The lounge had live music in the evening, lots of people around in general, very lively. $29 resort fee includes: high speed internet, yoga mats, surf/boogie boards, table tennis, bocce ball, frisbee, 2 bicycles (up to 2hours), shoe shine service, putting green, and in-room mini fridge (2 complimentary bottles of water). $39/night parking is a bit pricey but seems to be common in the area. You could look for cheaper parking off site but the entrance to the hotel is at the top of a VERY STEEP hill. It's worth the $ to drive up the hill! You can take a free shuttle that stops right at the entrance to the hotel to go around harbor drive and transfer to a different shuttle that goes a little further. Lots of dining and shopping within walking distance (down hill) just take the shuttle back!