I was here for a 4 night stay - all in all in was a pretty good stay. Things that stood out: 1. Great butler service, responsive, prompt, and professional, 2. Car valet: good crew, zippy and again professional, 3. Pool: great poolside service, wonderful that the kids pool is in a separate area, 4. Beach: Not easily accessible by foot but a wonderful stretch with an attached restaurant. Things that surprisingly did not meet the mark: 1. Shuttle to and from beach club: impossible (45 min) wait on more than one occasion, repeated calls to front desk to no avail, perplexing as the trip takes 5 minutes, no explanations from surly, delinquent-appearing driver, 2. uneven service from front desk: over-the-top effusiveness when you are dressed to the nines, snooty when you are not, 3. terrible accounts dept: I had an erroneous charge that was taken off at checkout but promptly put on my credit card as a separate item after I had left (huh?). Finally sorted out after multiple phone calls with accounts receivable staff whose phone etiquette probably needs detailed tweaking. All in all: a relaxing stay and wonderful property - I just wished that the service was warmer (I don't mean fawning and fake) and more sincere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our AAA Five-Diamond resort overlooks the Pacific and offers private beach club access, with watersports, oceanfront golf, award-winning Miraval Life in Balance Spa, swimming pools, upscale dining, activities programs and more. Located in Dana Point, the resort offers easy access to a variety of Southern California attractions including Catalina Island, Dana Point Harbor, Laguna art galleries and events, Disneyland and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. Regis, Monarch Beach Hotel Dana Point
- St Regis Dana Point
- St Regis Resort Monarch Beach