We are planning a 4 night visit to the San Diego area in early May tacked onto a Sedona trip. We love California and last year visited Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and SLO and stayed in some beautiful hotels. I'd like to splurge on 1-2,nights night on a hotel/ resort with a dramatic ocean setting and ocean views and am considering Montage Laguna beach or Ritz Carleton in Dana.
We had the pleasure of staying at the Ritz at Half Moon Bay 2 years ago and that's the WOW I'm looking for.
My husband has been to the Del and thinks its over rated so in looking for something fab beyond San Diego; these are the two I've come up with .Both are a little more than i'd prefer to spend even on a splurge so I am open to any other similar properties with dramatic location, ocean views and "newer".
I realize these options aren't " near" San Diego but we do love the shoreline and will still spend 2 nights in San Diego.
I'd appreciate some opinions or if anyone has stayed in both recently , what they consider to be the better choice.
Thanks in advance!