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Fresno, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great stay with wonderful a staff ... always attentive and helpful, from check-in to the corporate events to the "maids" ... will return for a longer stay if the price is right!!! Food was also very good!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Association, the California Fresh Fruit Association, recently hosted our 81st Annual Meeting at the Monarch Beach Resort. We worked with the hotel staff for over a year to coordinate a three day event which included receptions, industry workshops, a luncheon and board meeting. Attendance to the event included about 230 individuals, with about 190 of them staying on site....

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California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did another site visit (for my company's annual retreat) right after I visited the Ranch at Laguna Beach. Previous venues for our meeting includes: The Fairmont Grand, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, Bacara, and Terranea. And this Resort was definitely able to hang with the big boys. Hotel went through ownership changes that seemed to only enhance its appeal....

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Saysum, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. I truly appreciate you taking the time to detail your experience, and I am so pleased that you had a wonderful visit. It was a pleasure having you with us and I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Ian Pullan Vice President...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff remembered every detail of what we were looking for and helped to make this an incredible experience. The fireplaces were the perfect ambiance with the ocean as a back drop, and watching the sunset with whales calling in the background was unforgettable. The house car was great to get to dinner and the views were spectacular. If you...

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear f0rtitude, Thank you for staying at the Monarch Beach Resort during your visit to Orange County. I am very pleased to learn that our team provided you with exceptional service throughout your stay and appreciate the kind words bestowed upon our team - I will share your good feedback. I look forward to having you return for many years...

Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The property is beautiful and close to the ocean. However, our stay was disappointing. They have a lot of employees roaming around, but not effective. Poor service for a $700/night stay. Plus, a lot of nickel & dining for that rate. It took too long to get food at their venues. There private beach was disappointing, with litter on it....

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear mtzstang, As a valued guest of the resort, we truly appreciate you taking time and tell us about your experience. We intended for your visit to be extraordinary and we sincerely apologize that we let you down. If given the opportunity, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss any of your concerns further should you wish. I may be...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The upgrades to this already special resort are spectacular. The pool, Aveo and Miraval spa stand out. We stayed on a golf package and we can't say enough for the golf experience. Very friendly staff, ocean views and fast greens. This is a must stay for families, business or special occasion.

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Eric L., Thank you for your positive review. We believe that the Monarch Beach Resort is the one place with all the right elements to capture the affections of anyone who has ever had a love affair with beach, and to create an even stronger bond with our resort guests, members and the greater community. I am pleased you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just there with my family for two long days. Property is gorgeous. Food terrific. And the staff was just beyond, every single person, in every single way. I'm not one to rave but rave I will. I cannot recommend highly enough and can't wait to be back.

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Barry F., Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your recent stay at Monarch Beach Resort. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons our staff members are so proud to be a part of our one-of-a-kind beach house hospitality family. I look forward to having you return...

Pittsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Really impressed by the friendly service provided by everyone I interacted with. Beautiful property and rooms, exceptionally well appointed. Definitely a five star resort. I only gave four stars because I called three times to notify maintenance that my hot water was taking almost 10 minutes to get warm. The issue was never rectified. It's a shame to waste all...

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lucky1582, I would like to thank you for joining the Monarch Beach Resort and providing us with your valued feedback. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed our resort! I have recognized our team for taking care of you so well, in addition to providing your feedback regarding the water temperature to our Engineering Management for their further...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just a short drive from Los Angeles yet one feels a world away! The service is on point! Beautiful grounds! The Miraval experience is exceptional!! From yoga classes, pilates, cardio drumming, all great! The treatments are not to be missed either! A lovely staycation that one should enjoy!

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear paulette s., Thank you for your wonderful review. We could not agree more; Dana Point and the Monarch Beach resort are the perfect getaway location, where visitors and locals alike can embrace the beauty of our natural setting with easy access to water sports, hiking trails, and championship golf links. Our Miraval “Life in Balance” Spa offers more than...

Fresno, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the resort! Staff was very helpful and attentive. Food was great. The rooms are spacious and inviting! Will definitely come back. I didn't get to visit the pool, seemed like everyone else with our group enjoyed the pool!

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear allygirlz, I am pleased to hear of your exceptional visit and hope we will have the opportunity to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Ian Pullan Vice President & General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our AAA Five-Diamond sanctuary is sublimely located near Southern California's renowned destinations, including Catalina Island and Dana Point Harbor. Nestled hillside overlooking a private beach, discover an array of adventuresome experiences at our coveted Orange County resort. From thrilling water sports, to championship golf links, to acclaimed Miraval Life in Balance Spa, encounter lasting memories at our pristine coastal locale. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monarch Beach Resort

Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629-4085 (Formerly St. Regis, Monarch Beach)
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range: $580 - $1,221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Monarch Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 400
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Also Known As:
St. Regis, Monarch Beach Hotel Dana Point
St Regis Dana Point
St Regis Resort Monarch Beach
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
#3 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Family Hotel in Dana Point
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“Oceanview rooms wouldn't be worth it. The hotel is not right on the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles mtzstang, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view of the golf course and ocean. ”
 of 5 bubbles ericlU111JO, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Westernmost ground floor rooms are best with kids”
 of 5 bubbles LivinTheDream90272, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This Hotel is Pet Friendly”
 of 5 bubbles audreymG4080HG, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Overlooking the golf course”
 of 5 bubbles TarunW_12, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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