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4.8 out of 5

"too many people, not enough chairs poolside, had to wait a long time to a table at restaurant, long lines at quick coffee bar area and highly recommen ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 07 Jul 2016

Hotel Description

5-star beachfront hotel near Doheny State Beach

On the beach

Your stay at this Monarch Beach hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Also, Salt Creek Beach Park is within half a mile (1 km) and Dana Strands Beach is within 2 miles (3 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 5 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Families will appreciate the playground, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare. Enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free WiFi.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 396 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Furnished balconies or patios, 24-hour room service, and DVD players are also available.

Room, Partial View (Limited View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$429* Per night/room Feb 2 - Feb 3

Club Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, Balcony, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Club Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful location! We had an amazing time, the hotel is very nice!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

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4 out of 5

Maybe my expectations should have been lower

For what I paid a night I was disappointed to be placed in a basement level musty room. I came in too late to do anything about it the first night but then asked to be moved. Second room nicer. Food and overall prices were very very high and I felt like the quality of the food was cheap (yet expensive)

Posted by , from chicago, il on Aug 1, 2016

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3 out of 5

Too crowded to stay at Ritz on July 4th weekend

too many people, not enough chairs poolside, had to wait a long time to a table at restaurant, long lines at quick coffee bar area and highly recommend going a different weekend next time

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

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5 out of 5

Superb hotel!

Absolutely the best!  Best in location, features, staff and food.  Nothing can compare!

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Oct 9, 2013

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5 out of 5

Staff is wonderful, highly service oriented -- loved it!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, the view
What a beautiful hotel! The views are breathtaking! The staff was amazing, very accommodating, and highly service oriented. The flowers that greet you in the lobby were innovative arrangements, beautiful to view, and lovely to smell. Our room was so clean, and all of the essentials were there. The bathroom was highly functional for 2 -- separate room with toilet, and double sink so that 2 can get ready at the same time. I loved our balcony, and used it every day to read a book, or enjoy the view. The restaurants were fabulous -- they have thought of everything. The outdoor restaurant was my favorite. If you forget your sunglasses while the sun is setting, they have extras. If it is chilly once the sun goes down, they have blankets. There is just one change that I would request in our room, perhaps others. The air conditioner was probably the noisiest that I've ever heard -- each time it "kicked on" it would wake us all through the night. There must be quieter technology available, and something to consider if there was ever a renovation. I can't wait to go back there!!!

Posted by , from New Jersey on Aug 21, 2012

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5 out of 5

I wish there were more than five starts, this hotel would get 20. They treat their hotel guest like queens and kings, catering to all their needs.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This hotel caters to their guest needs, whatever they can do to make your stay fantastic, they will do it. No matter what time it is, they will accomodate! Their rooms are clean, their bed and pillows are comfortable. When they turn down your bed at night, you feel more like home.

Posted by , from Bronx, NY, USA on Jun 12, 2012

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5 out of 5

we loved how the staff made us feel so welcome and they all exceeded our expectations. We would definitely stay there again!

Pros: beautiful view
We really enjoyed our stay there. They went out of their way to make sure that our room was everything that we wanted. The service was incredible, always so warm and welcoming. We will definitely be going back for a longer stay.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA, USA on Jan 11, 2012

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5 out of 5

We greatly enjoyed our long weekend stay - perfect getaway spot for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful coastal view and nightly sunsets.

I had been looking for a hotel in which we could stay for a long weekend. This was one of 2 hotels recommended by a family member, and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. The staff was very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Our favorite spot was the outdoor patio/bar which we enjoyed the beautiful weather and views.

Posted by , from connecticut on Apr 13, 2011

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5 out of 5

Amazing stay...

I went with two girlfriends and the hotel was all we could ask for and more. Our room had an amazing ocean view with huge fluffy beds and a large flat screen tv. Both pools were very nice as well as the jacuzzis. The restaurant was good but pretty pricey. I would stay here again!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2008

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About the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Location 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629

Property Features

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. There are 5 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 26,224 square feet (2436 square meters) and includes conference space. A 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Dana Point hotel is smoke free.

  • 396 guestrooms or units
  • 5 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 26,224 sq ft of conference space
  • 2436 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1984
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (34.8 km / 21.6 mi)
  • Train station: San Juan Capistrano Depot (8 km / 5 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers 396 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

RAYA - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

EnoSTEAK - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The onsite spa has couples treatment room(s). Services include hot stone massages, facials, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:00 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per night, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 150.00


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 18 and USD 50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night plus USD 150.00 one-time cleaning fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.