Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
I blame this all in communication. My husband and I are out here for work/fun. He has a big presentation and had things shipped. We arrived and they automatically said his package had arrived (this is 4:00) and they will bring it to our room. We wait till 5:00-still no package. We call and they said they will bring it up. We want to go to dinner so at 7:00 we walk to he lobby and we ask where the package is at. They cannot locate it. -first point, why didn’t they say this earlier- now we ask them to text if they find it as we go to dinner because this is crucial for his presentation the next morning. We come back to the hotel at 9:00 and not only did they not locate the package, they did not know what we are taking about. So now we ask for people to assist. We ask what will happen if it not found (again, hey confirmed the hotel received it!) Finally, 10:30 at night someone arrives at our door and has found it. Here is why I am upset. This whole thing ruined our night out since my husband was stressing. WE had to do all the communication (call multiple times/visit lobby). No one seemed to care till last minute. Wouldn’t expect this at this type of hotel. No one seemed to care or try to work on the situation unless prompted by us.
The hotel has two outdoor pools. One of them has an awesome water splash zone. My kids loved it so much. Beside the hotel there is a good public park. Also, you can take a free trolley to tour the town. The stop is just outside of the hotel.
Good looking property with friendly staff. New remodel made everything seem good. Food and bar were great with a view. Pool area with a view was a pleasure. Certainly no complaints with our happy stay there.