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Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • AAA 4-Diamond family-friendly resort with three golf courses, treehouse spa and private beach 
  • Hollywood’s holiday: Favorite getaway of international starlets and socialites in the 1960s
  • All rooms are oceanfront 
  • No check-in required: Private ambassadors whisk guests directly to rooms


Over the course of one century, Dorado Beach transformed from a citrus and coconut plantation into the “it” destination for JFK and Elizabeth Taylor, and finally, after a $342 million renovation, a AAA 4-Diamond Ritz-Carlton property.

Guests do not check-in with reception, instead an ambassador leads the way to rooms, suites and villas constructed of coral stone. Each room has direct access to the hotel’s private beach; suites offer rooftop balconies or private plunge pools. All accommodations feature supersize flat-screens, indoor/outdoor bathrooms, soaking tubs and Wi-Fi. The 1920s plantation home, Su Casa, sits at the center of the complex and can be rented as a five-bedroom villa.

The 1,400-acre property is home to adult and family oceanfront pools, a kids’ aquatic playground, three golf courses, tennis courts and a 5-acre spa with open-air treehouse treatment platforms. Once part of Laurance Rockefeller’s estate, the resort’s 11-mile nature trail winds through an eco-preserve named for the former owner.

Featuring several dining options, the hotel’s premier restaurant is Mi Casa, where Chef José Andrés’ menu pays homage to his native Spain and local delicacies. 

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  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Roof terrace
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed. Only service animals are allowed. Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

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.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 50 and USD 150 for adults, USD 50 and USD 150 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 250 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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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.

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