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1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Daily Resort Charge will be added to the room rate and includes: WiFi; group fitness classes; beach towels, chairs & umbrellas; bicycle rentals; preferred green fees; beach activities/games; tram to beach; tennis court access; laundering of workout gear; digital newspapers; 2 bottled waters daily. In addition, a $70 Daily Parking Charge for overnight guests will be added to the room rate. Perched atop a seaside bluff on 175 acres in Dana Point, our Five Diamond-rated resort is the perfect blend of Southern California's laid-back luxury and iconic True Waldorf Service. This sophisticated beach-house retreat offers indulgence and inspiration, with a private beach club, three pools, oceanfront golf, luxury spa, unique coastal activities, California cuisine, and more. It's a place to celebrate our love affair with the sea and sand.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Golf course
Babysitting
Wifi
Paid internet
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Aerobics
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ryan S wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
All I can say is WOW! My wife and I recently stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach with our two children and had an incredible experience! From dining at the Beach Club, to hanging out in the pool and infinity jacuzzi this resort is top of the line! While checking in with Will at the front desk we explained to him that we were there to have a weekend as a family! He was quick to tell us all about the resort and surrounding area! What came next was something we have never experienced! Our son who is 6 has autism and is non verbal! Upon speaking with Will about this he immediately took our two kids over to a treasure check where he allowed both of them to pick out a toy! After our son chose the toy he wanted Will immediately sat down with him and started playing with the toy with our child! The face on our son was something we will never forget! The fact that one of your staff members took time out of their busy day to interact with our child who is often overlooked by others made a lasting impact on us and him! Thank you Will for showing kindness in a world that isn’t always so kind! We will definitely be telling everyone about our experience and will be back again!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear ryansl9264SX, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review regarding your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed everything about your stay, from the wonderful service of our team members to our resort pools, and dining at our private beach club. I am also glad to hear that Will was able to connect so well with you and your family and that it made such a positive, lasting impression on you all. We are honored that you will share your experience with others and we are looking forward to your next visit so that we can provide you with another unforgettable stay! - M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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SpikerMom wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Gatos, California62 contributions7 helpful votes
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From the moment I was helped from my car by a couple of bellmen, I felt well taken care of. I was there for a conference and we had most of the hotel booked so the common areas felt like our own little neighborhood. Very classy decor (my room had been remodeled just 3 weeks ago - Rm 484) The bedding is cool and comfortable and changed daily if desired. Our housekeepers Alejandra and Ilina were a delight and always available for an extra towel or water. The catering was excellent - especially the sushi/ceviche bar one night. We had dinner at both Bourbon Steakhouse and Aveo (Private room which was lovely) Great service by Bruce and everything was amazing. Highly recommend the Churros for dessert! Also the Black Bean "burger" was delicious...sat at the bar and service was good and food great. Impress your clients with lunch down at the beach club! So different than the usual dining up at the hotel. Also enjoyed a pool side spinning class one morning with Sheri and loved it. They were power washing the street at the residences next door so not as relaxing on the patio some parts of the day.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 4 Aug 2022
Dear Wendy B, Thank you for the positive review about your recent stay. I am pleased to know you enjoyed our newly renovated guest rooms, exquisite dining experiences, including Bourbon Steak and AVEO, and especially our True Waldorf Service. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a detailed review and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another luxurious stay in the future! - Elham Iskandar, Director of Rooms
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Gurvinder A wrote a review Jan 2023
Excellent place We held our son’s wedding and had an amazing time. Would recommend it to all nears and dears. They provided what they promised. All events were held in a timely manner. All guests were impressed and enjoyed themselves.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear gurvindera2023, Thank you for the positive review regarding your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort, and thank you for selecting our property to celebrate such a special occasion. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and that everyone had a wonderful time at your son's wedding. Congratulations and we appreciate you recommending our resort to your friends and family. We hope you plan to make a return visit for another amazing stay in the near future! - M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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Eli W wrote a review Jan 2023
Los Angeles, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
In summary, my wife and I stayed at The Waldorf Monarch Beach for our anniversary a few weeks ago. I purchased flowers which caused a hold to be placed on our room until we arrived. After checking in, I came back to the front desk to ask for a room change, requesting ground floor access (which I had on a previous stay) so that we could enter and exit during Sabbath since we could not use the electronic keys. The representative named Daniel oddly asked me for my ID (instead of name or room number) and ultimately said to my face “we’re having an attitude problem here”. Presumably he lacked the intellect to understand my request coupled with a horrible attitude. Another rep effortlessly accommodated my request. I returned in the morning to inform the supervisor of my interaction. Sarah Duncan told me I was not the first to complain about Daniel. She apologized and stated that he was already being demoted and would likely be fired. She said she would greatly appreciate it if I could please email her the details of my experience. After my stay, I took the time to send her a detailed account and requested confirmation that my complaint would be forwarded to the appropriate management. I received no response to my initial email or to my follow up email 2 weeks later. Eventually I contacted the property manager, who informed me Sarah Duncan had forwarded him my complaint, but made no comment on the fact that she had never responded to me. Complete waste of time... Bottom line is that there's a difference between care and lip service. If you want to be treated with dignity, this might not be the Waldorf location for you. Waldorf responded that they're glad they were able to accommodate my room change, but no specific apology for the way Daniel and Sarah Duncan treated us.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from M Suer, Other at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Dear HGalleryLA, Thank you for your review. We are discouraged to hear that your experience fell short of the high expectations we set for our resort and we apologize that you felt mistreated. Your comments have been shared with our resort leadership team and we appreciate you taking the time to write us a review as we continue to enhance our guest experience. If you would like to share more details regarding your experience, please reach out to us at https://help.hilton.com/s/contactsupport. Thank you.
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Jeff H wrote a review Jan 2023
8 contributions4 helpful votes
My family enjoyed a nice staycation here and the resort was wonderful. We had a great time. The rooms are nice, the resort is beautiful, the service was on point, and the food was delicious. We look forward to coming back again and would highly recommend the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach. Thank you Waldorf for your great service and providing a wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear jeffhA122YZ, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review regarding your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort. I am pleased to know that you had a wonderful staycation and enjoyed our newly renovated rooms and the exceptional service from our team members. I am also glad that you are already looking forward to returning based on the experience you had during your stay. Thank you for the high recommendation and we are excited to welcome you back for another amazing staycation in the near future! - M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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VegasTraveler wrote a review Jan 2023
8 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed here for a couple of nights over the New Years Eve holiday. The grounds and hotel were decorated very nicely for Christmas and the holidays. The staff were very professional and paid attention to detail. The stay was very comfortable, relaxing, and the beach was very scenic. We would definitely stay again. I wish that they would put a Waldorf Astoria in every city.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Head out to the beach club for a drink, snack, or a meal. The golf cart drive is very scenic and...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear russellsO2011OK, Thank you for taking the time to write us a positive review regarding your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort. We appreciate you choosing our property to celebrate the New Year's holiday weekend and I am glad you enjoyed your stay, from the scenic resort grounds to the exceptional service from our team members. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another relaxing visit soon! - M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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Filamcalifornication wrote a review Jan 2023
11 contributions9 helpful votes
Excellent customer service from front desk to The Beach Boys who helped set up chairs and umbrellas. Stayed for our anniversary and got a nice bottle of complimentary champagne and even dessert during dinner. I’m Diamond and we got upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite, which was a nice surprise. Highly recommended (actually we already convinced our friends who booked after a month!).
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from M Suer, Other at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear filamcalifornication, Thank you for your positive review regarding your recent stay with us and thank you for being a Hilton Honors Diamond member. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and I am glad to know that you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary at our resort, as well as the unparalleled service from our team members. I am delighted by the fact that you have already recommended Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort to your friends, and we look forward to welcoming their arrival! Thank you again for your kind words and we hope you plan to make a return visit to stay with us again soon. - M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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Jenny wrote a review Jan 2023
Toronto, ON65 contributions40 helpful votes
The grounds and hotel are stunning. The beach club is beautiful, and best of all the service is what you would expect at a high end hotel. We enjoyed the pools, hot tubs, the tram service to the beach, and the gorgeous beach itself. Umbrellas were available everywhere in case of a winter downpour. All of the staff are unobtrusive yet attentive, and so focused on you having a great stay…and nobody ever makes tipping awkward. Everything is cared for just so. you’ll catch quiet conversations about the fresh flower arrangements, people wiping down seats at a tram stop while confirming that yes there is indeed good fishing in this little bay, staff offering your kids toys from a treasure chest giving the adults a chance to talk to the other concierge…basically, never just one person doing any job - they have a ton of staff to cater to your every question and need. Turndown service brought extra towels when they observed how many of us were in the room and filled our ice for us, along with replenshing our water. We had young kids with us so sit-down meals are an ordeal for us - we really appreciated the little Part and Parcel market that had surprisingly good food to-go. I’m still thinking about that yogurt parfait and the pastries. On our way out, one of the managers at the front desk made our day: thank you Will Stevens for being so sweet to us, reversing the little error on our bill and helping us maximize our resort credits. We had the most wonderful new year’s eve in a long time being tended to at this resort instead of doing our usual thing winding down at home. It’s kind of a special place!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear traveller_Jenny, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! I am pleased to know that you enjoyed everything about your stay at our Southern California resort, and thank you for choosing to stay at our property with your family to celebrate the New Year. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed the exceptional service from our team members, dining at Part & Parcel, and all the special touches we provided to make your stay unforgettable. We appreciate your review and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another luxurious retreat in the near future. - M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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sinemd wrote a review Dec 2022
Portland, Oregon4 contributions1 helpful vote
Used a free night reward plus points as Hilton Diamond Members. Was Upgraded to a fireside terrace room which was perfect for our family. We enjoyed s’mores on a rainy night.m. Our room was in front of the Christmas tree which made it so festive plus it had easy access to the pool. Breakfast at Aveo - try the granola French toast. There is also a buffet available. shoutout to our server Kelly! Tram access to the beach club was quick and without a long wait. The beach was glorious, especially coming from rainy Oregon :) Played volleyball on the beach; they had beach chairs and towels, as well as the Beach club for lunch and dinner. Tip: bring water! They have a station for that but walking all the way from your perch on the beach to the station might dissuade you from drinking. There were two pools, both with excellent views, and spa pools. As a Diamond Member, I had early check in and late check out, in addition to the room upgrade and F&B credit. It’s not an inexpensive stay, but it was worth it for us since we got to spend much needed time relaxing and recharging. Highly recommend for a splurge stay!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 29 Dec 2022
Dear sinemd, Thank you for leaving a glowing review regarding your recent stay with us at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort, and thank you for being a Hilton Honors Diamond member. I am delighted to know that you had an enjoyable stay and that you and your family were able to experience many different resort amenities that we provide for our guests. Thank you for recognizing the team members who went above and beyond for you throughout your stay. We greatly appreciate your review and we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable family getaway in the future! - M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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jaizee wrote a review Dec 2022
San Francisco, California117 contributions149 helpful votes
We were truly impressed with our stay at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach. The hotel is large and feels like an expansive resort. Many of the rooms face the beach, so you are likely to have a view. Overall the setting of this hotel could not be better. It is in such a beautiful area! Befitting a resort of this scale there are a few restaurant choices. While I thought the variety of the food could have been better (including the pool side menu), the setting of the restaurants was nice and the food tasted pretty good. We felt that the best menu was the breakfast menu at the main restaurant Aveo. Great variety and all really good! The only disappointing restaurant was Bourbon Steak. We actually had Thanksgiving dinner here and it did not feel like it was worth the price. The Beach Club is a great amenity - you can take a quick shuttle ride to the beach and hang out and/or get a meal. The restaurant has such a beautiful setting - definitely worth dining here at some point! The rooms felt comfortably spacious. One thing I didn’t like - and don’t like in pretty much any hotel - is that the bathroom had shutters that could open up to the main room. This is not great if, for example, you use the bathroom in the middle of the night and you don’t want to wake the others in the room. There is one main pool area with two separate pools - this configuration meant that there was always plenty of room even during a busy week. The pool staff was great and attentive. This hotel felt like it was much nicer than I had been expecting - very impressed!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Dec 2022
Dear jaizee, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review regarding your recent stay at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed many of the offerings on property, such as the resort grounds, various dining outlets, and private beach club, to name a few. I am also glad that you appreciated the excellent service from our team members at the pool. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to our coastal Southern California resort again soon, so we hope you are planning a return trip in the near future! -M. Suer, Hotel Manager
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US$491 - US$996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
st. regis, monarch beach hotel dana point, st regis dana point, st regis resort monarch beach
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
St. Regis, Monarch Beach
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United StatesCaliforniaOrange CountyDana Point
NUMBER OF ROOMS
400
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Nearby attractions include Salt Creek Beach (0.6 km), Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (0.9 km), and Sea Canyon Park (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Raya, Bourbon Steak Orange County, and 180blũ at The Ritz-Carlton.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.