The first thing to note is that this hotel is expensive, around $300 per night plus $29 a day for in/out valet parking -- no self parking. That said, if you are seeking a relaxing and fun place to stay with wonderful views, you can't beat this place. And if you have kids, they have multiple pools, a sauna, kiddie pool, sprinklers, that open at 6AM and close late.
Our family loves staying at places with a view of the ocean. This is one of the best you can find. It's not on the beach (but it makes up for it by its pools), but set back a walkable quarter of a mile from the Dana Point Harbor on a very gentle cliff. You get great views over the ocean, the harbor and the coast stretching toward the South (at least from our room).
The rooms are very nice and very clean, with balconies overlooking the pool and the ocean beyond. The service is okay; most of the help are pretty young.
There is a very nice lounge with big screen TVs. Even nicer is a wrap-aournd porch where you can order drinks and food. in the evenings they put out heaters and you can sit in comfortable chairs, sipping drinks, and watching the sun set over the ocean. Be forewarned that the food and drinks are not cheap.
If you're going to be out in the Orange County area and are looking for a great place to stay with lots of activities and great scenic views, and importantly, you're not watching your wallet too closely, check out Laguna Cliffs Marriott.
- 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