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1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Daily Resort Charge will be added to the room rate and includes: WiFi; group fitness classes; beach towels, chairs & umbrellas; bicycle rentals; preferred green fees; beach activities/games; tram to beach; tennis court access; laundering of workout gear; digital newspapers; 2 bottled waters daily. Perched atop a seaside bluff on 175 acres in Dana Point, our Five Diamond-rated resort is the perfect blend of Southern California's laid-back luxury and iconic True Waldorf Service. This sophisticated beach-house retreat offers indulgence and inspiration, with a private beach club, three pools, oceanfront golf, luxury spa, unique coastal activities, California cuisine, and more. It's a place to celebrate our love affair with the sea and sand.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Paid internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Spanish
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Shane816 wrote a review Yesterday
USA54 contributions82 helpful votes
My wife, baby daughter and parents had a 3-night stay here. We were very excited for our stay as the property looked beautiful online. However, to say this trip was a disappointment would be an understatement. 1) Every single day the key cards stopped working and we had to wait in line at the front desk to get them remade. 2) They delivered us a “complimentary' microwave to use, but then charged us $50 for it. (They eventually removed charge later, although it took almost an hour to do so) 3) On our first evening of arrival, after a long day, the fire alarm was triggered. Us and our baby daughter were unable to get back to sleep. (No explanation was given) 4) Upon checking out there was a charge of over $3500 on the bill! The room was booked with points and shouldn't have had any charge. THEN the front desk agent said he was unable to remove the charge and I should wait to speak with the manager. I couldn't wait as we had a long day on the road ahead of us. He said the manager would call me in an hour or two. The manager never called! I called back 3 times! Waited on hold for 20-30 minutes each time and could never speak to the manager. FINALLY, Olivia at the front desk confirmed the charge would be removed and that I would be contacted via email or call from the manager for some sort of compensation such as extra points or credit. AGAIN, no call from anyone.... I am still waiting. 5) I was suppose to receive 3 $50 food and beverage credits, however I only received 1. 6) There were more small problems with the room/hotel as well. This was definitely the worst stay I have ever had at a Hilton hotel, let alone a WALDORF ASTORIA. I would have had better service at the Holiday Inn Express. If your looking for a nice relaxing vacation spot, I would recommend staying ANYWHERE, but here. Also there is a Ritz Carlton right down the street that is beautiful and they don't do these things to their guests. I AM STILL WAITING FOR MANAGEMENT TO CONTACT ME.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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drmirage wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California117 contributions82 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This is our second time staying at this property and used our Hilton Night Certificate for our stay. On this trip, we celebrated my son's 11th birthday. As a Hilton Diamond Member, we were upgraded to a Poolside Fireside Terrace Room. This property has beautiful grounds. Just amazing. Loved the private beach club access via golf cart. WA Monarch Beach team was wonderful especially the team that made us feel at home: Guest Relations: Juainda Front Desk: Chantal R and Nicole M. Bellman: Lyle A. Vallet Staff: Alejandro P. Pool Side Staff: Stering Beach Club Server: Jasmin Hilton App Chat Customer Service: Ariel Pros: Comfortable Beds Clean Rooms Spectacular Service and Staff Private Access to the Beach with Chairs and Umbrellas Cons: Our stay was too short Rooms 5/5 Stars Service 5/5 Stars Cleanliness 5/5 Stars
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Cindy Racco, Guest Services / Front Office at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Responded 13 Aug 2021
Dear drmirage, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent experience at our coastal resort. I am delighted to know you enjoyed our unparalleled guest service, coastal-inspired accommodations, and our private beach club. I wish your son a very happy birthday and please come back to visit us for future celebrations and getaways! -Cindy Racco, Resort Manager
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FAWAD ANWAR wrote a review 23 May
Karachi, Pakistan1 contribution
The stay was extremely subpar for many reasons. First of all, the rooms we got were not as shown as when we booked them online. We booked the King guest room with Terrace, and got a different room, which was on the ground level. They were not flexible with changing the rooms at all.There were multiple weddings every single day, and since they gave us a room on the ground floor, they were right in front of the patio, leaving us with absolutely no privacy and peace. Secondly. we had to pay for a lot of things; even to use the lap pool, we needed to book and appointment at the spa .Overall, the hotel was overrated, and just not worth it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Elham Iskandar, Guest Services / Front Office at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Responded 2 days ago
Dear fawadanwar, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay. I am disappointed to hear that your experience fell short of your expectations. Please know I have shared your feedback with our resort leaders and we will use it as valuable insight to continually improve our guest experience. Thank you again for your comments, and we hope to regain your trust for a much-improved return in the future.- Elham Iskandar, Director of Rooms
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Dan sing wrote a review 14 May
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The location is beautiful, the details are many, the looks are awesome. However there's something really badly designed, the bathrooms, a bathroom door that's got openings , so there's no intimacy and can't even pass gas or going #2 without annoying others or feeling uncomfortable. Plus no fan in the bathroom, just a vent. An additional weird opening from the main bathroom , so all the sound can go to the bedroom, wondering what kind of drug the designer was on. Finally really difficult to move around the massive place looking for elevators, they're should be signs. Come on, change all the damn bathroom doors ro solid ones already and put fans inside.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Elham Iskandar, Guest Services / Front Office at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Dear DanSingSalChata, Thank you for your very valuable feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about the guest room layout, bathroom design, and the idea to enhance our public spaces with more signage. Please know your comments are being shared with our resort leadership so that we can continually improve our guest experience. - Elham Iskandar, Director of Rooms
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spaxia wrote a review 7 May
Italy30 contributions7 helpful votes
Just returned from a one night at WA. Everything is amazing, Resort, Views, Trails, Beach, Room, Food etc. But most of all the staff. Started with email contacting me about few day earlier. Thank you so much Lucinda, your present was really appreciated by kids and adults. I'm a Diamond Member and I was upgraded to a Pool View Room. Mr. Lanza was very helpful with luggage and with the Room description. Tram to the beach was super and the man helping with towels umbrella and chairs was very kind. Overall a demonstration that the staff can transform an fantastic resort into a Wonderful Experience!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from Elham Iskandar, Guest Services / Front Office at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear spaxia, Thank you for the glowing review about your recent getaway at our Orange County resort. I am pleased to know that your experience was exceptional and that you enjoyed the overall resort, picturesque views, scenic walking trails, our private beach club, spacious guest rooms, and exquisite culinary offerings. Also, I am glad to know you loved the warm hospitality from our team members including Lucinda, Mr. Lanza, and the beach team. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. - Elham Iskandar, Director of Rooms
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Nearby attractions include Salt Creek Beach (0.6 km), Eco-Adventure Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (0.9 km), and Sea Canyon Park (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Raya, Bourbon Steak Orange County, and 180blũ at The Ritz-Carlton.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.