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“Old style luxury with superb service... Great for nostalgia but crowded and a bit hectic”

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Monarch Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The staff at Monarch Beach Resort is exceptionally friendly, competent and helpful. They are truly the very best in the industry. The hotel itself is appropriately luxurious after a beautiful renovation but it is a bit generic. We had an ocean-front one-bedroom suite (great views of the ocean and of sunsets) and the suite lacked cachet, with some pieces of furniture notably missing from the living room (no desk, no table, just a lonely dresser facing the couch). The corridors are endless and the place is just too busy and crowded on weekends to be enjoyable (not one seat available at the pool, concurrent weddings, long check-in/check-out lines, long wait to get our car...) The staff (in every single department, from the front desk, to the concierges, valets, restaurants/bars wait staff, and housekeeping) truly redeems the place by providing superlative service (every single touch point was friendly, genuine and ultra-professional) but not to the point of making us forget the constant collision avoidance in the lobby, the screaming kids everywhere and the less than modern layout.

Room Tip: Some rooms face side lawn where evening wedding celebrations create noise
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear pamouyal,

Thank you so much for staying with us recently and I am sorry your stay was not what you had hoped it would be, this is certainly disappointing to read and I hope you will accept my most sincere apologies for this. Your feedback has been shared with all leaders at the property so that we can improve moving forward.

I hope that, should you wish to come and stay with us again in the future, you will see the improvements made by our team.

Sincerely,

Ian Pullan
Vice President & General Manager

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay! The staff was truly exceptional - very friendly, professional and hospitable - from the valets and the bell cap, to the check-in staff person and the greeter, and housekeepers and room service attendants! Really wonderful people, who really made our stay so enjoyable. Other hotels should learn from this one! The ocean view from our room was truly impressive! We will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear rochellep18,

Thank you for the incredible compliment! I look forward to having you return for many years to come.

Sincerely,

Ian Pullan
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

From the time we arrived to the time we checked out, we experienced superb service. Check in was easy and we were escorted to our upgraded room right after arrival. Very impressed with the quality of room. The whole weekend experienced could' have been better. Everyone we encountered was pleasant and extremely helpful: from the staff in the restaurant to the people at the pool.

Room Tip: Try to get an upper floor with a view
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear donaldsG2242IG,

I am thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to have you back to the Resort soon.

Sincerely,

Ian Pullan
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We have been regulars at Monarch Beach Resort for years now. We consider it our home away from home. The staff is wonderful and the property is the best. The restaurants including Aveo and Stonehill Tavern have remarkable chefs. They are very creative and the staff is second to none. Don't miss the Sunday Brunch at Aveo...it is simply the best most elaborate brunch you will every enjoy. Wonderful airy rooms with fantastic views and the pool is beautiful. Really no other place we would rather be to unwind and simply relax. Thank you Monarch Beach Resort...see you New Years!!

Room Tip: We prefer the rooms that overlook the pool but all the rooms are wonderful.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Jack R.,

Thank you for your loyalty and this wonderful review. 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 for many more years to come.

Sincerely,

Ian Pullan
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Lovely renovation to the property - top notch but need to improve the food! I think getting an executiv chef in would make it a star quality resort - the grounds, pool and access to the beach were superb!

Room Tip: I got upgraded - very spacious junior suite with balcony - nice view!
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Thank 949sallyv
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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear 949sallyv,

I am delighted to see that you enjoyed our resort, and I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. We have recognized our team for taking care of you so well in addition to forwarding your feedback about the food quality in our various dining outlets to our Executive Chef for his further review.

Thank you again for choosing our beach house as your “home away from home”, and we hope to have you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Ian Pullan
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Additional Information about Monarch Beach Resort

Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629-4085 (Formerly St. Regis, Monarch Beach)
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dana Point
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
#3 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Family Hotel in Dana Point
Price Range: €239 - €677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Monarch Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our AAA Five-Diamond resort overlooks the Pacific and offers private beach club access, with watersports, oceanfront golf, award-winning Miraval Life in Balance Spa, swimming pools, upscale dining, activities programs and more. Located in Dana Point, the resort offers easy access to a variety of Southern California attractions including Catalina Island, Dana Point Harbor, Laguna art galleries and events, Disneyland and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
St. Regis, Monarch Beach Hotel Dana Point
St Regis Dana Point
St Regis Resort Monarch Beach

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