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Dana Point

Monarch Beach Resort

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Gorgeous and secluded, the hillside resort looks out over the Pacific Ocean
  • There's something for everyone -- an 18-hole golf course, an award-winning spa and a private beach club
  • Four restaurants, including Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina -- named the No. 1 restaurant in Orange County by the Orange County Register

Enjoyed This
"It was over the top excellent in every way!"
Feb 18, 2020 - Poway, USA
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Perched atop a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the AAA 5-Diamond Monarch Beach Resort covers 172 acres -- and it comes with gorgeous coastline views.

The location makes for a tranquil retreat and puts guests about a 10-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the sand. The intimate beach offers umbrella and towel service, kayak rentals and surf lessons, and oceanfront dining at the exclusive Monarch Bay Club. For other nearby excursions, the Dana Point Trolley departs from the hotel on Fridays-Saturdays during the summer, stopping at Strands Beach, Doheny State Park, Dana Point Harbor as well as other local attractions.

Lush and tropical, the grounds include an 18-hole golf course, three pools, tennis courts and an award-winning spa that dazzles guests with more than 70 treatments, a eucalyptus steam room, a sauna and a lounge space with organic café. The top choice for on-site dining, Bourbon Steak, comes from renowned chef Michael Mina and focuses on seasonal ingredients and a specialty whiskey selection. For variety, there are three other restaurants on-site including the farm-to-table AVEO Table + Bar,  where the highlight of the menu is a selection of house cocktails made with resort-grown herbs and honey.

Rooms are spacious, with plenty of natural light, and each has a private walkout balcony and a deep soaking tub.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$35 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds permitted in king bed rooms, Studio Suites and One Bedroom Suites.

Pets: Maximum weight: 15 kg.
A non-refundable cleaning fee of US$200 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.
Pets are allowed on request.

2 pets maximum.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$50 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Resort Fee includes:

  • Miraval Life in Balance Spa signature group fitness classes
  • Digital access to over 3,000 newspaper & magazine publications worldwide
  • House car service in a Cadillac Escalade within Dana Point city limit, available 7 AM – 11 PM, arrange at the valet cashier window, based upon availability
  • Woodie tram to the exclusive Monarch Bay Club
  • Tram rides to Salt Creek Beach
  • Beach host service with towels, chairs & umbrellas
  • Beach games & activities
  • Athletic Club available 24 hours a day
  • Laundering of work out gear, anticipated 24-hour turnaround
  • House bikes with self-guided local tours on a first come basis
  • Tennis court access & equipment available for use
  • Discounted green fees, savings on Flex Set rentals, & preferred tee times at Monarch Beach Golf Links
  • In-room coffee & tea
  • Two bottles of water per day, refreshed at turn down
  • Overnight shoe shine
  • Local & toll free calls
  • 24-hour business kiosk with free boarding pass printing  
A Valet Parking Fee applies; $18 for day use without validation and $50 for overnight guest parking plus tax..

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(31 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Monarch Beach Resort & Spa over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
It was over the top excellent in every way!
James Feb 18, 2020 Poway, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved it. The hotel staff billed me for the services that were free with the Travelzoo voucher, but they refunded once I called them.
Mark Feb 18, 2020 Shadow Hills, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great customer service! Good restaurants and a wonderful Starbucks Cafe with quick bites.
Other Comments
We are already planning to book another couple of nights here very soon!
vito Nov 10, 2019 San Pedro, USA
Enjoyed Most
Unbelievably , beautiful, best of the best my friend and myself was torn between going out for food, and the room service and for was so,, so delicious we ordered in. Hotel staff was Johnny on the spot we wanted for nothing
lurline Nov 07, 2019 signal hill, USA
Enjoyed Most
We came here to celebrate birthdays. Love the ambiance and the breathtaking view of the resort. Though everything in the resort is a little pricy, but it comes with the territory. Will definitely buy it again.
Stella Oct 20, 2019 Burbank, USA
Enjoyed Most
A wonderful and luxurious weekend away in a spectacular setting. Just what we needed to recharge our batteries and have some quality time.
Linden Oct 02, 2019 Los Angeles, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice resort with private beach and helpful staff. Only downside was the experience with the complimentary car service. We were told it would be a 15min wait and we had dinner reservations. After 45min, we ended up getting an Uber and calling the restaurant in an attempt to move back our dinner... on a Saturday night. Thankfully, the restaurant obliged but no thanks to Monarch valet staff for not keeping us updated or notifying us it would be a longer than communicated wait.
Rebecca Sep 12, 2019 Foothill Ranch, USA

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