4.5
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What We Love

  • The famously attentive St. Regis butler service
  • The Michael Mina restaurant Stonehill Tavern, with its 500+ bottle wine list
  • An award-winning spa that’s a destination in itself
  • Championship golf course located just steps away

What To Know

  • Pets are welcome, with a non-refundable fee of $150 per animal.
  • Families are a focus, with special features and a club for kids.
  • Reservations are required for the golf course and spa.

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Orange County getaway with lush grounds and a stellar golf course

The Lowdown

This 400-room SoCal getaway takes luxury seriously, with a dash of California cool. There’s a Tuscan vibe to the property, thanks to its terracotta roofs, stone fountains and pillars, palm trees, and three sky-blue swimming pools. There are six ocean-view restaurants, including star chef Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern, which features of-the-moment seasonal dishes. Spa Gaucin is another standout. It’s a warmly-lit, plush sanctuary that includes decadent mini-retreats, like the ‘Mediterranean Wellness’ package for couples that offers a half-day of spa indulgences. There are even spa options for junior jetsetters.

In the Area

Hone your game on the adjoining par-70 championship course Monarch Beach Golf Links, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. To keep kids entertained, swing by the nearby Ocean Institute, known for its hands-on focus on marine science and history, or take the ultimate family trip to Disneyland–around 25 miles from the resort. Grown ups might be more interested in Fashion Island, a collection of over 200 luxury boutiques and department stores with spectacular views of the ocean.

How to Get There

Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort N
Dana Point, CA 92629 United States

Reviews

SM Reviewer
vmartinez277

Excellent resort, no need to leave once checked in. Restaurants and amenities are excellent. However, puzzled over thwat execatly you get with your resort fee. Golf is excellent, and the people who work at the golf links are exceptional, personal and provide great service.

Amazing property
Heatherp92660

Amazing property. Beautiful, well maintained, tons to do or beautiful enough to do nothing and just relax. Amazing employees and service. We only stayed 2 days but felt completely relaxed and rejuvenated by the end of the trip.

Monarch Beach Resort
perrys2016

Stayed in room 350, with a garden view and partial view of pool and entire grounds. Staff at MBR, right down to the Housekeepers, are empowered to make independent decisions to please guests. This sets MBR apart from many other 5-star resorts.