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What We Love

  • Seven miles of coast to stroll
  • An eco-adventure center offers naturalist-led tours of the local marine ecosystem and the resort’s organic gardens
  • Beach Butler service to set you up on the shore

What To Know

  • Balcony fire pits are romantic, but rooms offering them are on a lower floor, so views are less dramatic
  • Rooms overlooking the pool can get noisy
  • There’s a $25 a night resort fee to cover use of the spa, internet, and tennis courts

Amenities

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

High impact views, graceful gardens, and endless Pacific views make for a serene Southern California escape

The Lowdown

Perched on Dana Point, a bluff rising straight up from the Pacific Ocean, this 396-room property is undeniably gorgeous, but it’s not just another pretty face. There’s substance under all that style, from two restaurants focused on local and sustainable foods (enoSTEAK serves only pasture-raised beef), an Eco-Adventures sightseeing program of naturalist-led tours on sea and land for kids and adults, and even its own sustainable garden. And if you’re more of a hedonist than a horticulturist, there’s also 12-room spa and a lounge, 180blü, with unbeatable sunset views.

In the Area

The resort just happens to be situated above a surfing mecca, Salt Creek Beach, and near six celebrated golf courses including Monarch Beach Golf Links and Talega Golf Club. For those interested in local history, Mission San Juan Capistrano is just a ten minute drive away while the shops, galleries, and eateries of the town of Laguna Beach are also convenient to the resort.

How to Get There

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629 United States

Reviews

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735anned

Phenomenal hotel. From the moment of my arrival, until my departure 5 days later, I was made to feel as if I was the only guest. My room overlooked the ocean, and I enjoyed sleeping with my door open. I tried each restaurant and was impressed by all. The spicy margarita was the best Ive ever had! I will definitely be back!

Sunny California!!
OBTraveler65

Ok, let’s start off with WOW! Great place in a great location. The staff is friendly and professional. They knew my name and were welcoming. They put our luggage in our room before we got there ourselves after check-in.

The food is very good. We had our first meal at enoSteak.

Our room was bright and airy. We could hear the ocean in the back ground. The bed was perfect as was the bathroom.

If you’re in Orange County California, this is the place!!

Beautiful serene hotel, wonderful service, amazing photography service!
imogenl111

I had a wonderful stay at the Ritz Calrton Hotel,Laguna Niguel , the staff wrote me a week before I check in ask me whether there's any request before I arrive. Once I arrived all of the staff were all very friendly and tried their best to provide to let the guests feel at ease (be it move the appointment or request an early check in).
The Pacific Dream Photography located near the main lobby did an amazing job capturing beautiful images to make the experience even more memorable.
They continue to provide timely, considerate service after the purchase is finalized.
I would strongly recommend booking a photo session with Jose and Chris.