Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, CA 92629 United States (USA) near Exit 79 on I-5 (~2.9mi)
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5 Star Luxury Property
33.48234 -117.71559
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  • Outdoor pool at hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Hotel has 400 rooms
  • 7 floors in property
  • 75 suites in property
  • Check in time: 4:00PM
  • Group score of 7.3/10
  • Hotel has 12 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Beach, Private Beach, Surfing, Whale Watching, adjacent Sea Terrace Park, adjacent Monarch Links Golf Course, Miraval Life in Balance Spa, Tennis, 3 on-site Pools, Disneyland, Shopping- Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, Irvine Spectrum, Restaurants

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"Luxury Property"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The St. Regis Monarch Beach is one of couple of five star properties in exclusive Monarch Beach in Dana Point, overlooking the Beautiful California Coastline. This is a full service hotel property with 400 rooms, including 70 suites and 5 executive suites. All suites come with personal butler service, which serves as a liaison between the guests and the hotel property. All standard rooms have 1 king bed or 2 queens, a decorative table & 2 chairs, lounge chair, spacious bathrooms with both showers and tubs, spacious closets, full length mirrors, and all rooms have a balcony and some sort of view. There is plenty of meeting space available both indoors and outdoors, that can accommodate small groups of 10 to large events for 1,500 people. The most interesting of all the meeting space available is the Wine Cellar Room, which boast a fantastic and extremely expensive wine collection of over 1,000 bottles. The property also has several restaurants on property to meet the culinary taste of its guests, each with its own theme and vibe. On property there is also a full service Spa and workout facility. This is a U-shaped property, overlooking a lot of outdoor space, including the gorgeous outdoor pool, a 18-hole golf course (owned by not managed by the hotel) and in the far distance you can see the property's private Monarch Bay Club (Clubhouse is private but the beach is open to the public for free). This property is less than a quarter mile (Hotel's entrance/driveway) from Pacific Coast Highway and about a mile from the Beach (walk-able but not recommend). Hotel provides shuttle service to its Monarch Bay Club; guests need to speak with the concierge desk. 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 property is planning on some renovations starting in 2014 on some of the public space and some of the restaurants, will also be going undergoing some soft renovations to freshen up the hotel's appearance. The Customer Service throughout the property was for the most part fantastic including valet service. The exception was the customer service from the greeting staff in the lobby, the front reception desk, and the concierge desk needs improvement; it was not very friendly or hospitable upon entering or exiting the property. It is ideal for leisure groups with size-able budgets: weddings, business meetings, corporate incentive travel, conventions, associations, and groups requiring large functional meeting space.
Melissa C, a local HotelPlanner Dana Point expert from US flag
31-Oct-2013 Verified Review
4.5 out of 5. Based on 3542 guest reviews

Property Description

Our Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond seaside sanctuary epitomizes pure opulence, indulging the discerning traveler with such upscale enjoyments as personal butler service and spacious, sophisticated guest rooms and suites. Our legendary hotel stands alone in Dana Point. Considering our sublime location near Southern California's renowned destinations including Catalina Island and Dana Point Harbor, and our impeccable amenities, there is little wonder we were ranked amongst Travel & Leisure's Top 500 of the World's Best Hotels. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club is the perfect blend of Southern California's legendary laid-back luxury and the iconic culture of True Waldorf Service. Perched atop a 150-foot seaside bluff and featuring a private beach club, this elegant retreat offers both indulgence and inspiration—from oceanfront culinary experiences to unique coastal activities and adventures. It's a place to celebrate our love affair with the beach, passing moments and memories from generation to generation.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00PM
Check Out: 12:00PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2007
Floors: 7
Rooms: 400
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 0
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 75
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 12
Meeting Space: 120203 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 1200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 24 hour
Pool Info:
24 Hours (for Main Pool) Lagoon Pool (kid friendly) Lap Pool (in Miraval Spa, $25.00 for spa facilities if no treatment is purchased)
Ownership: KSL Capital Partners, LLC
Policies / Expenses
7 day advance notice
Nightly Parking: $30.
Typical Group Deposit: 80%
Total Taxes: 10.16%
Total Misc Fees: $25.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 10.22%
City Tax: 3.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Tax: 8.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 8.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 35.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 40.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 15.00 Per Night (Roundtrip)
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 24.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 22.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 40.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 46.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 58.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 58.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 66.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 50.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 118.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 163.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 22.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 22.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 105.00 Per Person
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 50.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baby facilities in room
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Solarium
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail
  • Wedding Chapel

Airport & Shuttle Information

John Wayne Airport 21 miles from property.

Local Shuttle Info: Orange County Airport (SNA) Estimated Travel Time/Distance: 30 minutes/20 miles Summit Limousine: From $105.50 to $229.00 Super Shuttle: $33.00; $9.00 for each additional passenger (makes stops) Metered Taxi Cab: Approximately $85.00 Long Beach Airport (LGB) Estimated Travel Time/Distance: 45 minutes/40 miles Summit Limousine: From 177.00 to $235.00 Super Shuttle: $57.00; $9.00 for each additional passenger (makes stops) Metered Cab: Approximately $125.00 Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Estimated Travel Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes/Distance: 60.4 miles Summit Limousine: From $207.00 to $341.00 Super Shuttle: $63.00; $9.00 for each additional passenger (makes stops) Metered Taxi Cab: Approximately $185.00 San Diego International Airport (SAN) Estimated Travel Time/Distance: 1 hour, 20 minutes/67 miles Summit Limousine: From $205.00 to $283.00 Super Shuttle: $164.00 Metered Taxi Cab: Approximately $175.00

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
$150.00 nonrefundable pet fee. Pets must weigh less than 75 pounds.Guestrooms will be blocked on the 1st floor only.

Internet / WiFI

Included in a daily resort fee.

About Waldorf Astoria

  • Luxury brand with over 30 hotels located in major international city centers and growing
  • The True Waldorf Experience includes a personal concierge for guests with a warm greeting upon arrival and direct care throughout the stay. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary bag-packing service and fast check-out when departing.
  • Deluxe, superior and luxury guest rooms are each uniquely decorated with upscale amenities including Waldorf Serenity beds and fine linens, exclusive Ferragamo bath amenities, marble bath or shower, plush seating, flat-screen TV’s, wired and wireless internet, and a work desk area.
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resort offers a memorable culinary experience with their own distinct menu and 3-course fine dining to enjoy in a fun location within the hotel or resort. Based on your destination, reserve the Taste of Waldorf Astoria Experience and take part in exploring the local farmers market, wine tasting, one-on-one cooking classes, or board a private yacht for a fishing experience unlike any other
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Resorts offers top notch services including the ultimate spa experience with organic and natural treatments, steam rooms, and whirlpools, the ability to reserve a luxury supercar for a drive available in 12 locations, or for golf enthusiasts, select locations worldwide offer award winning courses to play on including a Waldorf Astoria Golf Experience package catered for any level of expertise.

The Waldorf Astoria highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Monarch Beach Resort, The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

FAQs about Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach have?

There are 400 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?

Yes, they have 12 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

How much does internet cost?

Included in a daily resort fee.

Is there a gym at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. 24 Hours (for Main Pool) Lagoon Pool (kid friendly) Lap Pool (in Miraval Spa, $25.00 for spa facilities if no treatment is purchased).


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