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“We return year after year” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
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La Grange Park, Illinois
1 review
“We return year after year”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is the best hidden treasure in CA! Great views of the ocean and beach as well as great accommodations and cuisine. We have been coming here for over 10 years. It has gotten a bit expensive with both required valet parking as well as resort fees! Those fees add up quickly, especially for families.

Room Tip: Not on the top floor- no balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LCMRS, Manager at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that we have become your destination getaway year after year. Nothing makes us happier than to see our guests return. Thank you for your wonderful compliments and feedback. We appreciate your loyalty to Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa and we look forward to welcoming you back again next year.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We love this resort. Very family friendly. The restaurant is great for breakfast but go to the Marina for dinner. Loved the views from our room. We took some wonderful walks along the Marina and Doheny. Two double beds was a bit tight for a family but not a big deal.

Room Tip: Be sure you get a balcony.
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Green Features: Just the normal environmental friendly practices. The usual request to reuse towels and linens.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LCMRS, Manager at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you loved the resort and the family friendly activities we provide. We hope you visit us again so we can create more memories for you and your family.
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

When Vegas got to 115+ for 7 days. We left and came here the resort was great rooms not crazy priced on short notice. We stayed for a week great pools and walking distance to the beach. This is a great family hotel and great bars. You are short drive from everything it was a great a hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a ocean view. I didn't and got a view of the back of a building.
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Green Features: We didn't really interact with the hotel staff. There was no reason everything was taken care of and we never really needed anything extra.
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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LCMRS, Manager at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are delighted that to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us after experiencing hot weather in Las Vegas. We hope that the ocean breeze and cool nights gave you and your family the comfort you needed. Thank you for your lovely compliment regarding our family friendly resort and the convenience of the location to nearby attractions. We are happy that you stayed with us for the first time and we definitely hope it isn’t your last. We hope to see you and your family again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Right on the beach with beautiful views. The buffet breakfast had a huge variety of fresh tasty things. The pool is very family orientated but a clean, nice pool with great service. The room sizes are great. The only negative is the price of daily wifi which was expensive if you were travelling from out of the US or on a business trip. Overall a pleasant trip with excellent service.

Stayed August 2014
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Monument, Colorado
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We are Marriott premiere guests and they gave us a nice upgrade when we arrived. Front desk staff was friendly and efficient. The views from the room were gorgeous, harbor one window, pool the other. The resort fee is $25 and then tack on $32 for mandatory valet. Ouch! During routine times the valet is prompt, but during checkout/checkin you wait and wait... The pool staff is friendly and available, but cocktails are pricey. We did not eat at the resort since there are so many other good and better priced options available locally. The room was clean, well apppointed, and had everything we needed. The bed was a bit soft for my taste; but the pillows were nice, I like mine on the squishy side.We would stay there again, especially since they are pet friendly.

Room Tip: The San Clemente wing had the pool with kid friendly water apparatus. The other wing is more for adu...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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LCMRS, Manager at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for your review and for being loyal Marriott Members. We appreciate your business and we thank you for your feedback. Thank you for your compliments regarding our friendly and attentive staff. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the pools during your stay and although we regret you didn’t dine with us, we are pleased to hear that you found a variety of restaurants that pleased your palate in the harbor. I would like to bring to your attention that we only allow ADA service animals to our resort. We look forward to welcoming you back again. We hope to see you soon.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel is located on top of a hill with gorgeous view..The problem is that nothing is close to it. You need a car to go visit in town or go to Laguna Beach. There is a shuttle bus available..but I found not user friendly (need more info and maps at hotel for guests)
There are a handful of places to eat in Dana Point one can walk to. The beach is located down the hill and across the road...I would say a brisk 10 min walk.
The bar/lounge could work on faster and more attentive service..The employees were very friendly when you could get served.
Again..nice location..great views..but a bit off the beaten track for me.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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LCMRS, Manager at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you stayed with us and found our views to be gorgeous. As you mentioned in your review, the Dana Point harbor and marina are within walking distance from the resort and there are many shops and restaurants in the harbor. Renting a car is always an option here at the resort and we provide these services directly on our property for all of our guests. We appreciate your feedback and thank you again for your review.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Laguna cliffs was manicured to perfection - almost too perfect. Service was impeccable if slightly overbearing - particularly the pool staff who were obviously reliant on tips and were intrusive at times. The nearby marina and beaches were excellent and gave a real taste of OC life - good food options in Dana including a fantastic thai, and blue whale watching another highlight.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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LCMRS, Manager at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the service to be “impeccable.” We want you to know that our staff’s primary goal is to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as they can. They truly take care of all guests because they care, not because of any compensation. We are happy to hear that the you experienced the real OC by partaking in some of the outdoor activities that Dana Point has to offer. We look forward to having you back.
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Property: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
Address: 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Dana Point
#5 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#5 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#6 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 378
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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