Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club is Orange County's unmatched luxury resort overlooking the azure waters of the Pacific, in the charming city of Dana Point. This coastal playground offers guests exclusive activities and inspiring experiences that embody Southern California's serene coastal lifestyle. From the private Monarch Bay Beach Club, the quintessential California beach experience; the oceanfront Monarch Beach Golf Links; and restorative spa services; to water sports and Ocean Adventure Programs; and seven dining concepts, discover the allure of Orange County's premier luxury resort.

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Ground-floor rooms have furnished terraces, complete with fire pits – there is no better place for an after-dinner drink. –Karen Stang Hanley Chicago, Illinois

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  • Daily Full Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom in AVEO Table + Bar or via room service
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Reviews and Recommendations for Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach


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exceeded expectations

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2018

A first class experience in every way. Beautiful resort, exceptional staff.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill
Not Recommended

It was just ok

By: Emily

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

The food is fair. The service is just ok. The rooms very lovely and comfortable but personally the resort feels too big and we just didn’t think k it was anything special

Alaska, Southern Calf.

By: Jdomall

Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2018

Recently remodeled and looked and felt good. Again too expensive with high add-ons. Upscale hotels in general are becoming very expensive - - considering the time spent at the hotel and the amenities, or lack of.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Ann Lynch

Nice people

By: Eric Sterken

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2019

My wife and I were both struck at how nice everyone was. Very helpful, and courteous. They were accommodating, knowledgable, and not pretentious, which places like this can be at times. The pools, grounds, hot tubs which were a great temp. and the restaurant was wonderful (: The staff was very knowledgeable, always wanting to help, it was great! One down side was, that they seemed to not have all the info from the booking, or had if mixed up. When we showed them the travel agents booking, and communication with the travel agent, they honored it without question. I would go back!
Travel Advisor:  Ourisman Travel

Great hotel for families!

By: Elizabeth

Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2019

This hotel is perfect for families! We loved all the kid friendly activities available for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Alisa Cohen

Monarch Beach

By: Todd

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2019

Nice hotel and pool. Pool food could be better. Great spa and exercise options
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Parkin

Perfect Hotel

By: SM

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2019

Highly recommend. Amazing hotel, pool, private beach, food (especially breakfast). Great for family.
Travel Advisor:  Kristen Nix

Loved the resort

By: Maggie

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

Wonderful resort! Everything was perfect. Beautiful views
Travel Advisor:  Susan Teeple

Monarch Beach

By: Kim

Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2019

This property was well maintained, with great restaurants, comfy well appointed rooms and the friendliest staff. We loved our stay.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Stay at the Waldorf

By: Stacey

Reviewed on: 05 Dec 2021

Beautiful hotel. Beach club a huge bonus.
Travel Advisor:  Julia Crosby

Amazing Laguna Property

By: EW

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2022

Fantastic hotel and the private beach club really made an amazing hotel an unforgettable experience. Great hotel for families.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Stein

great hotel

By: Paula

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2022

fabulous. loved the rooms, food great, so much to do, very relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Limor Decter

Monarch Hotel, Dana Point, CA

By: scanlonkj@yahoo.com

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2022

We had a good experience with the staff
Travel Advisor:  Helen Jordan

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