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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010
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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

Beautiful place, pristine rooms, hotel staff was eager to help and very friendly and warm. We were taking a very very rare weekend away without the kids and it was everything we hoped it would be. And the pool area was wonderful! Only a few minor drawbacks which ultimately did not change my view of the place: 1) As a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

We were looking forward to here but I have to say that it was a bit of a disappointment! The room we were given was dull and then we found that the bath was slow draining and after the "handyman" sorted it black stuff started to come up the drain. They moved us to another room but lost stuff on... More

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Boca Raton
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

We stayed 4 nights and upon packing found spiders all over our clothing. We lost a whole day going thru our clothing. The assistant manager gave us 1 day off our bill but our calls to head Manager for another night off our bill were never returned. Stay elsewhere like the St Regis.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Part of the value of contributing to this site is being able to rely on this site for areas you haven't been to before. We wanted a getaway weekend but didn't want to go to San Diego for the 100th time. I did a little research and boy was this place a hit! We flew into John Wayne to avoid... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

Although this is owned by Marriot don't let this dissuade you from experiencing the romance of a period property. This elegant resort of a bygone romantic era is perched on the Laguna Cliffs made famous by Richard Dana in his book, "Two Years Before the Mast". Its location and the grand layout of its sprawling lawns reminded me of the... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Excellent, brand new facility. I stay in many Marriotts and this is definitely among the top of them. This was a family trip with two very young boys. Pros - Great location (not on the beach, but nearby at the bottom of the hill. Close to whale watching boats too) - Great for families with young children (has separate special... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

This was a special reunion for four sisters who had not 'all' been together for six years. I expressed this to the front desk when checking into our room. We were treated in such a welcoming manner with several extras added for our enjoyment. All of us were more than pleased with the hotel setting, amenities, & the extremely friendly... More

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San Diego, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

I try to be fair and I do not think of myself as either picky or particular, so I will just lay out the facts regarding my own experience for you to use in your hotel decisions. My wife and I stayed here for our one year anniversary. I called in advance and informed the hotel that it was our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

Great Location: On a bluff overlooking Marina and Park with 180 degree Ocean Views. Food: Excellent => The chef did a tasting menu paired with wine for us, including: Crab, Wedge Salad, Lobster Risotto, Sea Bass, Steak, 4 Cheese Plate, Desert Plate + Truffles. Room: Stayed in a suite with 2 bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, 3 bathrooms + 3... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

One way to find out if a property is any good is for something to go very wrong. Our wedding gift was to send the honeymoon couple to this resort instead of the other two we researched because Alicia ?Alisha? is the perfect salesperson and spoke so sincerely and professionally about the lodging. On check-in, the couple was asked for... More

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Address: 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa 4*
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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Hotel Dana Point
Marriott Laguna Cliffs
Marriott Dana Point
Dana Point Marriott

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#1 Green Hotel in Dana Point #4 Family Hotel in Dana Point #5 Business Hotel in Dana Point #5 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
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Dressed in charming Cape Cod style, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort rests atop the majestic cliffs of the "California Riviera" overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Dana Point Harbor and is fronted by 42 acres of park, rolling lawn, and radiant gardens laced with bicycle and jogging trails. Take a short walk to the Harbor’s numerous shops, restaurants and ocean activities and to the beautiful sands of the Pacific. Each of the Resort’s 378 rooms includes a TV w/remote, Nintendo, work desk, STSN high-speed Internet, CD/clock radio, coffee maker, hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror and individual climate control. 24-hour health club facilities top the list of amenities, along with tennis, croquet, bicycle rentals and more. Enjoy two ocean-view heated pools or relax in the adjacent whirlpools. Recognized for its excellence in meeting services with a Gold Key Award by Corporate Meetings and Incentives Magazine, the Resort offers 50,000 sq ft of flexible indoor and outdoor function space with state-of-the-art technological capabilities. Our newest addition to our AAA 4-Diamond resort is the 14,000 square foot spa. Enjoy treatments tailored to your own tastes. Our spa facilities, including a sauna and whirlpool, are also available. ... more   less 
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