This is a really beautiful hotel. It has been recently renovated and has very lovely rooms and beautiful grounds. There is a wonderful park that sits right in front of the hotel where there are yoga classes and it's a great place to walk and relax.
The Dana Point Marina is within walking distance with several very good places to eat. I highly recommend Proud Mary's for breakfast, which is a little spot overlooking the water and seagulls. And I would recommend Gemmell's, which is French, for a nice date out off the grounds of the hotel, also down in the Marina.
The staff at this hotel is superb! They do have a very nice workout room and a couple of nice pools. The hotel does offer room service, which is excellent, as well as very good food in their bar and restaurant, both with views of the mighty Pacific up on the cliff where it is situated. I would definitely stay at this hotel again. The only two faults that I have with this place are: Number 1, their parking fee is $29 per night, so just be aware of that. You are not able to park your own car, so you are really stuck paying the 29 bones. The nice thing about that, however, is that it is in a safe parked garage with 24/7 valet. I did kind of feel for the valets as I'm sure they would prefer to make more tips and have a less expensive parking rate, but that's how it goes.
Number 2, it is a Marriott, and so if you know anything about their program, they offer points, so there are a lot of corporate nerds staying there using their points. So sometimes it gives the place the feeling that you're at a corporate meeting, unfortunately, with all the guys in suits walking around.
My wife and I had to sit through listening to a couple of lawyers talk about work at a table next to us, so just be warned that there are working people there and kind of make it hard to realize you are on vacation.
But these are two very minor issues, but I do feel they need to be mentioned as it doesn't really have the same vibe as if you were at, say, a hotel in Mexico or something. But I really loved this place, lots of things to do for day trips, i.e., drive to Disney, go fishing, hiking, or take a nice drive down to La Jolla for the day.
Oh, they do offer poolside food service, which is a big plus, and they have really comfy chairs out by the pool. Oh, lastly, if you want to have great food on the cheap, which is sometimes hard to find in Dana Point, check out Caliente Coastal Cantina, which has Taco Tuesdays and is a short drive from the hotel. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. Happy travels!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Laguna Cliffs Marriott Hotel Dana Point
- Marriott Laguna Cliffs
- Marriott Dana Point
- Dana Point Marriott