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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment you walk in to the Monarch Beach Resort, you're made to feel welcome. I love what they did with the recent upgrades. The colors are soothing, the succulent plants are vibrant, the new restaurants are beautifully appointed, all A+. Though the best asset here is the staff. Every single one makes you feel comfortable, welcome and at...

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear AniKatan, I am thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to have you back at the Resort soon. Sincerely, Ian Pullan Vice President & General Manager

Anaheim, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted a special somewhat local place to stay and have a great dinner for our 20th. Using our Amex Fine Hotels program we selected the Monarch Beach Resort. It used to be a St. Regis but while we had eaten at their flagship restaurant the Stonehill Tavern we had never spent the night. A heads up if you are...

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Burnie D., Congratulations on your recent anniversary! We are honored that you chose to celebrate this milestone in your life at the Monarch Beach Resort. Hearing feedback from guests such as you is one of the many reasons our staff members are so proud to be a part of one-of-a-kind beach house hospitality family. We look forward to creating...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Lots of attention to detail and very friendly staff. Facilities and room are also very impressive. Best turn down service I've ever seen. Onsite gym is awesome too. I would go back again if I am ever back in Dana Point. I had a conference in the Ritz Carlton down the street and the facilities were not as...

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear celesteah, Thank you for your review of Monarch Beach Resort. I am pleased to hear you had an exceptional stay with us and that you had the chance to enjoy the resort during your business trip. I look forward to welcoming you back to our coastal playground in the near future. Sincerely, Ian Pullan Vice President & General Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a fabulous 3 nights over New Year at this hotel, having last stayed 6 years ago. What a great modernisation. Everywhere is a huge improvement in both the public areas and rooms. The staff are terrific, especially Taylor Alpert, our Guest Loyalty Coordinator, who could not have done more to help and was there instantly to arrange everything...

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear DCM374, Thank you for joining the Monarch Beach Resort and providing your valued feedback. I am delighted to see that you and your family enjoyed our resort, and we appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. We have recognized Taylor and our team for taking care of you so well. Thank you again for choosing...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel charges a high resort fee per person which currently includes a free gym class, lowered greens fees, and a tram that takes you to their beach location. The gym is a decent size and has ample equipment. At the beach, there are towels, chairs, a restaurant and bar, and a fire pit. The golf course lies between the...

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Susan M., Thank you for your compliments and indeed, we have fully re-imagined our resort and the five-star amenities providing a more relaxed and coastal feel. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we will have the opportunity to welcoming back to our 'Beach House' in the near future. Sincerely, Ian Pullan Vice President & General Manager

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is just one word for this resort.....fabulous. This is how a resort should be, welcoming, friendly, service first, comfortable, imaculate and most of all its not pretentious, there are no bad things to say here. We've stayed in many resorts along the California coast but none are anywhere near as good as Monarch Beach.

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear shrop, Wow, this truly made my day. Thank you this wonderful review about your recent stay. I look forward to having you return for many years to come.' Sincerely, Ian Pullan Vice President & General Manager

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have stayed at several other properties in Dana Point and Laguna but Monarch Beach Resort is by far the best resort we have stayed. The property is just simply amazing, with so much to do we didn't have enough time during our 7 day stay to get to everything. We were welcomed by an amazing reservation...

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Dear Kim Z., Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your recent stay at the Monarch Beach Resort. I am delighted to see that you and your family enjoyed our resort, and I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. I have recognized Bernice for taking care of you and...

Seattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Monarch Beach Resort while it was still under SPG umbrella and called St. Regis Monarch Beach. What a beautiful resort, fantastic service, delicious dinning... We stayed during their renovations and worried we'd be affected by noise or level of service. We almost didn't even notice the difference. That is how amazing this place is. The...

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Dear Eddie A., Thank you for your loyalty over the years and recent review on TripAdvisor. I truly appreciate you taking the time to detail your experience, and I am so pleased that you had a wonderful visit. The now fully remodeled resort looks stunning and I hope you and your family stay with us again soon to visit the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful property, amazing service, and peaceful atmosphere. We will definitely be back! The view in our room was perfect, there was clean rooms, and good food. They have a hiking trail golf beach spa. So much to do around here, it's perfect for a weekend getaway.

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MonarchBResort, General Manager at Monarch Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear aura N., I am thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to have you back to the Resort soon. Happy New Year, Ian Pullan Vice President & General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccable staff. Very nicely done remodeled rooms. Great theme and story carried throughout w the monarch butterfly effect. Simple elegant and friendly. I got a pool view room and could still see ocean so may not be worth the extra money to get an ocean view

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Dear Chris M., Thank you for the incredible compliment! I look forward to having you return for many years to come. Sincerely, Ian Pullan Vice President & General Manager

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our AAA Five-Diamond sanctuary is sublimely located near Southern California's renowned destinations, including Catalina Island and Dana Point Harbor. Nestled hillside overlooking a private beach, discover an array of adventuresome experiences at our coveted Orange County resort. From thrilling water sports, to championship golf links, to acclaimed Miraval Life in Balance Spa, encounter lasting memories at our pristine coastal locale. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monarch Beach Resort

Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629-4085 (Formerly St. Regis, Monarch Beach)
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range: $564 - $940 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Monarch Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 400
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Also Known As:
St. Regis, Monarch Beach Hotel Dana Point
St Regis Dana Point
St Regis Resort Monarch Beach
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
#3 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Family Hotel in Dana Point
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“North wing rooms have better sunlight”
 of 5 bubbles AniKatan, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room with a larger balcony if you spend time outside or a room on a lower level where they have fire pits for each room”
 of 5 bubbles wavylavi, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had a 1st floor room with a fire pit. We loved room 171.”
 of 5 bubbles KMB551, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ocean Or Pool View Room (On High Floor, 4 & Up)”
 of 5 bubbles 454zachs, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Most of the pool view rooms also have a view of the ocean from the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles HS258, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
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