4.5
Very Good 3221 Reviews
Jetsetter Verified
This Hotel meets our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards

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
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Bedroom Elegant Lounge Suite sofa property living room home hardwood bed sheet condominium

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

4.5 Very Good 3221 Reviews
Great spot
Reviewed 7 hours ago

Ended up here as an overflow for an event at the Ritz Carlton down the street. Turned out to be better than the Ritz. Staff was attentive and friendly. Valet parked my plug-in hybrid and they charged it up without me asking. Nice relaxing vibe.

Beautiful inside and out
Reviewed 23 hours ago

Everything was top notch and I would stay here again. However, we didn’t eat on site, so I can’t speak to that. I thought the $50 rate to park (plus they charge a resort fee as so many do now) was outrageous but maybe people find a way out of that somehow and we’re just suckers?

Perfect getaway.....
Reviewed 1 day ago

Everything from the staff to the sheets was perfect. I have never written a review on a hotel because I am particular. I would move into a room in this hotel. My husband needed a getaway so we spent one perfect night at the Monarch. Even the room service at midnight was done right.

Great stay at Monarch Beach resort
Reviewed 1 day ago

We had our sales incentive trip at the Monarch Beach resort. The location was outstanding, the dinner options were great, service representatives were on their game and food choices were great. Excellent grounds, views and golf course

Mini getaway was amazing! Loved this place!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Me and my husband and my 5 year old daughter really did enjoy our 3 day stay at the Monarch. We loved the room, it was spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed sitting out by the terrace around the fire pit and watched the most beautiful sunset. My family also loved the beautiful, sparkling pool and spa. Pool was heated so we got to swim, which was amazing. Overall I recommend this place and I would visit again in the future.