I recently stayed at the Laguna Cliffs after seeing a great offer on Travelzoo. I usually stay in Newport or Laguna Beach but have heard great things about Dana Point and decided to explore further south (10 minutes). The hotels exterior reminds be of Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego and is decorated in a nautical theme throughout the lobby and rooms. I did not have the opportunity to enjoy the spa but it looked new and very clean. I ate breakfast and lunch at the Regatta grill and loved the food, grilled chicken with cheese and avocado yummm, and also enjoyed cocktails at Commodore's in the evening. My room was slightly larger than other Marriott properties with vaulted ceilings as I was on the top floor. The rooms looked recently renovated with the last year and the bed was very comfortable. The property has great views of the ocean as it is located on top of a shallow cliff with a lighted walking path to the public beach below. With its great location and newly renovated rooms I enjoyed my stay at Laguna Cliffs. I will definitely be back.
Tip: Valet and self parking are the same cost so live it up and roll to the front door.