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St. Regis, Monarch Beach
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Monarch Beach Resort Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Surprisingly wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We travel all the time and all over the world so we don't easily get impressed. The decor, service and views were spectacular. Don't forget to visit the seaside restaurant which a very reliable tram will take you to, running every 15 minutes. Only downside is that even when it is very cool all the doors remain open. Bring a jacket
Sam M

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SRMB, Executive Offices at St. Regis, Monarch Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Sam M.
Thank you for the great review of the property and your recent stay with us, and thank you for the feedback with regard to open doors. Although it’s always a good idea to bring a light jacket since we are near the ocean and it can be chilly at night, in an effort to be more energy efficient we try to keep the doors closed as much as possible. We will share your comments with our teams - and keep on top of this initiative for the comfort of our guests and to be more energy efficient.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We love coming to this hotel – it’s where my wife and I got engaged. Great location and well maintained grounds. We really enjoy hanging out by the pool or taking a golf cart ride down to the beach. We've also had some great meals and the staff is always super attentive and friendly. Great place for a weekend away from Los Angeles.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SRMB, Executive Offices at St. Regis, Monarch Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Stephan W
Thank you for the kind words, we welcome you and your fiancé/wife back to the resort anytime you need a getaway from the city!

Warm Regards and Congratulations!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Had a three day weekend and every part, from check in to check out was five star. This is what service is about. Great employees, wonderful food, great room and great stay. Maid service, restaurant service, front desk service, bell service....just want to thank everyone involved. Stonehill Tavern food was same as Michael Mina's other restaurants in SF and Las Vegas, but our server, Melissa, made it better than both of those. Food in Motif is just as good (highly recommend dinner here...portions twice the size of Mina (almost too big ) but absolutely great!
Again, thanks to all the employees who made our weekend stay wonderful.

Room Tip: Had a fifth floor room overlooking pool; highly recommended.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SRMB, Executive Offices at St. Regis, Monarch Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Donald H-
Thank you for the rave review, we are excited we exceed your expectations and look forward to a future visit! We will share your comments with Melissa and the managment team at Stonehill Tavern as well.

Warm Regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a beautiful property, and the room that we had (gardenview ) was very clean and comfortable, the beds were very luxurious, and we enjoyed the room and the service very much. My only complaint was that there is no in-room coffee, and no way to request it without ordering a pot of coffee from room service for $9.00. For $25.00 a day resort fee, this option should have been available, even if ionly upon request, likwe som eother high end hotels.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SRMB, Executive Offices at St. Regis, Monarch Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear hoffmansrcj
Thank you for the great review, we are pleased to know you enjoyed your accommodations and the service. With regard to the in-room coffee pot, it is a St. Regis brand standard that we not offer coffee pots in the room. An alternative to this would be to visit Crust our coffee shop, which opens daily at 6am, to order coffee through in room dining or request a coffee maker from housekeeping for a nominal onetime fee. Please note complimentary coffee and tea service is offered in all of our 75 upgraded suites.

Warm Regards
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I've been to a few hotels in the Dana Point area and this one ranks among the best! Rooms are excellently fitted, with large bathrooms, ample sitting area in the room and a magnificent view of the property, golf course and the Pacific.
The service is extremely friendly and helpful. Both the outdoor and indoor pools are nicely heated and the spa is open for reasonable hours up until 8 PM.
All in all, I was here on business with a packed schedule and this was a great retreat and place to unwind.

Room Tip: If you plan on checking in early, chances are they won't be able to accommodate and if you there...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Classic St. Regis...beautiful pool and golf cart transport access to beach and beachfront restaurant. The service is good, not outstanding. The rooms are elegant and the oceanview rooms are worth the premium. Nice proximity to Pacific Coast Hwy and the shopping areas of Laguna Beach.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SRMB, Executive Offices at St. Regis, Monarch Beach, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay and review of the resort, and we agree if you want the best view upgrade to an Ocean View! We look forward to your return. Warm Regards!
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Denver, CO
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7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is a very nice hotel but the name implies that it is on the beach. You can see the water but you cannot walk to it. You are required to take a continuously operating 8 passenger golf cart through neighborhoods and the golf course. Don't forget something in your room! The rooms are deluxe, the spa is fabulous and the dining service was very slow but quite good. It is about a 15 min drive into Laguna.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SRMB, Executive Offices at St. Regis, Monarch Beach, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear TravelAgent01-
Thank you for your recent stay and review of our resort, and although our name includes the word 'beach' it implies that we are located in the city of Monarch Beach - or more well known - Dana Point. You can walk to our beach if you are up for a little exercise as it is approximately .7 miles from us - I actually suggest this in fact as the surrounding areas and wildlife are breathtaking. For a walking map please visit our concierge desk. We look forward to your return visit. Happy travels!
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Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#5 Family Hotel in Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — St. Regis, Monarch Beach 5*
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Overlooking the Pacific Ocean stands The St. Regis Monarch Beach. Crowned with the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Award, the resort delivers an experience beyond expectation. ... more   less 
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