25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 United States (USA)
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4 Star Beach property
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 657 guest reviews

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  • With an outdoor pool!
  • Avg. Group Discount of 14.8%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • Hotel has 378 rooms
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Check out time: 11:00am
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group score of 9.2/10
  • Hotel has 18 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Championship Golf Course 5 minutes from Resort: Whale & Dolphin watching excursions: Deep Sea Fishing & Sailing Charters: The Ocean Institute ~ Great off site dinner venue: Dana Point Harbor Restaurants & Shops: Doheny State Beach, Kayaking & Jet Skiing: Mission San Juan Capistrano Tours: Walking & Biking Trails along beach & harbor; Laguna Beach Shopping & Art Galleries

Expert Reviews of Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa a Marriott Resort

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"The Perfect Gateway Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa is beautifully situated in the beautiful cliffs of Dana Point and literally next door to Doheny State Park, divided only by a lane. This is one of the most highly sought out hotel properties in Orange County and with excellent reason. There is an overwhelming ambulance of natural outdoor meeting space perfect for all functions regardless of size, budget, and of meeting size. This property is ideal for everyone, whether it be a group, family, individual traveler, business/ corporate travel, etc. While the hotel property can boast about the all its interior meeting, the most impressive is the outdoor space that allows guests to embrace all the natural beauty surrounding the property. There is not a single bad view regardless of where you are standing, sitting or lounging on property. The property has one restaurant on property consisting of 2 floors, each floor offering a completely different ambiance and separate bar areas; which are interchangeably used as meeting space as well. The only restaurant on property rises to the challenge and meets the culinary taste & demands of all its guests. The property consist of 4 separate wings, each with 4 floors and each has a completely different ambiance and theme, for a total of 376 rooms. The beauty of the hotel's layout is that you can remain in your wing of the property and not know that the other 3 exist or ever have to venture away, everything is there. All the rooms are beautifully Decorated and styled, each has a balcony with impressive views and all the basic amenities all guests look for.The property can boast of all its full services and amenities, which are too many to name but include a business center, a fitness room, gift shoppe, a Beauty & Hair Salon, a full service spa (including dry sauna, steam room, treatment rooms, locker rooms, and more), spa gift store, and a car rental store managed by Hertz . There is a fantastic workout fitness facility. There are 2 outdoor pools on property, at opposite ends of the property. There is an adult zone pool that is not necessarily quiet & relaxed. Rather it is a highly charged pool area where Adults can have fun with a full service bar. There is plenty of lounging space & patio furniture, but may be difficult to find a spot in the high peak season. Then there is a designed family-kid friendly pool (Splash Zone) with water slides and other kid friendly equipment. Perfect for guests that need or want to travel with their children or teenagers. Something else that is great for Travelers or groups with young children is The Kahuna Laguna Kid's Club, which is where children can play and be entertained during the day with all sorts of activities and games. With everything this hotel has to offer, there is no reason to ever leave the property, unless you are looking to go to the beach.This property is less than a quarter mile from the beach and Pacific Coast Highway. Downtown Dana Point is only 2 or 3 miles south from the hotel’s location. San Clemente is only a 15-minute drive. The closet freeway is the 5 and the Ortega Highway 74 is only a few miles north of the property. The hotel property only has Valet service, which is $27 a day, including overnight. It is ideal for leisure groups with size-able budgets: families, family reunions, weddings, business meetings, corporate incentive travel, conventions, associations, and groups requiring large functional meeting space.
, a local HotelPlanner Dana Point expert from US flag
31-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa a Marriott Resort

4.0 out of 5.Based on 657 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, perched atop the cliffs of Dana Point along the beautiful Southern California coast, combines the advantages of a beautiful resort with the convenience of a metropolitan hotel, providing you with an outstanding guest experience. We are truly located in the center of it all! We are just steps away from the most beautiful beaches in California, a world class marina, beautiful bicycling and hiking trails, and adjacent to shopping and dining in Dana Point Harbor. Our central location also provides easy access to John Wayne/Orange County Airport.Discover stunning surroundings at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Our upscale accommodations offer the perfect blend of elegance and charm, with thoughtful amenities to pamper each of our guests. Take comfort in resort-style lodging, with a California coastal décor that reflects the spirit of Dana Point. Duvet covers recall the bright colors of beach towels, with gold accents reminiscent of the area's trademark sunshine. Touches of blue bring to life the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean and the miles of surrounding beaches. Every detail has been carefully selected to ensure that your experience indoors is as exceptional as it is outdoors. Here at our AAA four-diamond Laguna Beach luxury hotel resort, you'll find everything you need for a comfortable and memorable stay.From intimate board meetings, banquets and breakouts to general sessions, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa offers flexible facilities designed to fit all of your needs. Soar to new heights of productivity at this four-diamond Southern California resort, set atop steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific. The fresh look of the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa creates a versatile palette for formal functions or important business sessions. Relax in a resort-style setting, with an abundance of features to ensure productive success. Rely on our staff professionals to raise your next event to a higher level of impact. Choose from our well-equipped Southern California conference facilities and venue options, including: •50,000 square feet of event space, offering spacious ballrooms, breakout space, and intimate meeting rooms. Most indoor space has natural sunlight splashing through •Richard Henry Dana Ballroom, divisible into eight separate sections and featuring 14-foot ceilings to accommodate rear-screen projection and specialty-lighting packages •Pacific Learning Center, newly renovated, featuring a 65-seat tiered amphitheater, with boardroom chairs, built-in screen and projection equipment, and cameras and microphones for video and audio taping •Indoor meeting rooms, with state-of-the-art DMX sound systems, versatile lighting, high-quality air walls, STSN / high-speed Internet access, and phone lines

Green Sustainability

oSmoke Free Resort – improves indoor air quality which results in a 30% decrease in air treatment systemsoRecycling glass, plastic and paper according to local guidelinesoE-mailing in-house reports including dailies to all departments rather than hard copies distributedoInstalled energy efficient light bulbs through the resortoInstalled water flow restricting devices in all guestroomsoHousekeeping Department has initiated changing sheets and towels for longer stay guests every three days unless otherwise requestedoUpon Request we can provide an “Allergy Free Room”oHertz – Offers Hybrid vehiclesoAll products we use in our spa treatments are natural and organicoWe are using Natropathica skin and body line, which will be the only FDA organic line in the U.S., this line as well as our signature product line are used from recycled materialsoPracticing “green” cleaning standardsoOur splash zone uses a purification system to reuse recycled wateroParticipate in energy star programoPaper glass and plastic recycle programoCardboard recycle bailing programoLawn waste mulching programoReflective white roof on all flat areasoComputerized hvac system in meeting, dinning and public space oSaline pools and spas to reduce chlorine gasesoWader use’s saline water to reduce chlorine gasesoGuestroom recycles using a separation programoExterior lighting photo cell programoRain sensitive irrigation systemoCooling tower closed loop with computerized blow down programing oLobby and restaurants hvac set up on 25% fresh air supplyoGuestroom & prefunction space hvac set at 35% fresh air supplyo20,000 square feet of synthetic turf to help eliminate wateringoT-8 and led lighting in all public spaceoCompact fluorescent lights in all guest roomsoGarage parking structure T-8 lighting programoLow flow shower headsoWaterless hands free urinals in all public space men’s restrooms oParticipate in cooking oil bio-fuel conversion programoComputer and electronic recycling program oParticipate in Kitchen rinse and save sprayer programoGarbage disposal free in kitchens using eco-strainer waste collectorsoActive participants in all green preventative maintenance productsoActive participant in green recycling for computer & electronic componentsoActive participants in all metals waste programs oUniforms for Housekeeping staff are made out of recycled material (water bottles) oDry cleaning is done using Green Earth Chemicals which are Eco-FriendlyoOur laundry company is the only LEED Certified Laundry facility in California oAll damaged linen and Terry is recycled for other uses oAll guest room patio furniture is made out of recycled materialoSplash zone utilizes recycled chlorine free splash pad.oGuestroom thermostats are motion and heat detection sensor activated to provide up to 30% more energy savings per occupied room. oHotel gas usage is computer monitored to isolate and economize use during peak and off peak hours providing another 13% use savings.oCooling tower has a computerized system that minimizes backwash and wash down periods instead of the standard timer systems.oSteam generators are set to activate blow down only under strict parameters providing an 8% water savings and another 15% chemical use savings.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00pm
Check Out:11:00am
Year of Last Renovation:2010
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:378
Handicap Rooms:
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:18
Meeting Space:25000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 500 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:11am-1am
Policies / Expenses
Group: The total liquidated damages are calculated by multiplying the contracted total room nights by the contracted rates(s), plus the agreed upon total food and beverage covers multiplied by the Hotel’s average banquet check – this amount is equal to
Nightly Parking:$32
Typical Group Deposit:50%
Total Taxes:10.07%
Total Misc Fees:$3.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 8.00%
Occupancy Tax:10.07%
City Tax: 8.00%
Parking Fee:32.00 Per Night
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee:12.95 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee:200.00 Per Day (First Connection)
Food and Beverage Service Charge:22.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:22.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:31.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:30.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:41.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:50.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:57.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:42.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:89.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:97.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost:15.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost:25.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:78.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 6.00 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 8.00 Per Item
Banquet Hosted Bar:18.00 Per Person/Per Hour (Premium first hour)
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres:40.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging path
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) – 25 miles, 30 minutes from the resortLong Beach Airport (LGB) – 45 miles, 45 minutes from the resort (JetBlue services LGB)Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 65 miles, 65 minutes from the resortSan Diego International Airport (SAN) – 65 miles, 65 minutes from the resort

Local Shuttle Info: One passenger:John Wayne Airport: $33Los Angeles Airport: $63Long Beach Airport: $57Ontario Airport: $80Burbank Airport: $92Each additional passenger will be $9.00

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa

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