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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, California

Gaze out over the shimmering expanse of the crystalline Pacific, the warm golden sands of the beach warming your soul as the surf gently washes over your toes, and experience the tranquil beauty and luxury of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Majestically perched high upon a bluff in Dana Point, California, this stunning hotel effortlessly combines classical elegance with chic modern style and the relaxing ambiance of the beach. Gently styled rooms perfectly match the beautiful locale, with gentle tones and touches of tropical brilliance, as natural sunlight streams through glass French doors. Luxurious marble bathrooms gleam in the morning sunlight, while deeply plush feather-down beds wrap you in a warm embrace each night. Stretch out and relax on your inviting chaise lounge, or enjoy the morning as you sip a steaming cup of coffee and soak in the sun on your delightful balcony, overlooking the sea. At The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, settle into the gentle Southern California atmosphere and discover true relaxation and comfort.

On your first morning cast off the stresses of the world and visit the hotel spa, where deep massages and wonderful beauty treatments will refresh and invigorate you, before venturing out to South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island for a delightful day of luxury shopping. Return to the hotel in the afternoon for the perfect cocktail and seaside appetizers at 180blũ, or experience the perfect combinations of wine, cheese, and chocolate in the tasting room of ENO. Spend a day touring the fascinating 200-year-old Mission San Juan Capistrano, then stand in awe as you take in the history of surfing at the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. Experience the natural beauty of Orange Country with a hiking or mountain biking excursion through lush Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, or tee off under sunny skies at nearby Monarch Beach Golf Links or Talega Golf Club. Stroll down the beach and dive into the placid sea to cool off, then take some surfing lessons before hitting the waves of Salt Creek Beach. With the sun setting over the coast, painting the sky in gorgeous hues, sit down at Raya and enjoy fabulous pan-Latin cuisine paired with a breathtaking view. At The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, every day brings new adventures and creates wonderful memories that last a lifetime.

Location of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California

Nearest Airport: SNA

Amenities for The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

  • General Information
  • 393 Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Cafe
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Organic Cuisine
  • Wine Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Beach Butler
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Garden
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • 2 Pools and a Children's Pool
  • Valet Parking
  • Tennis Courts
  • Personal Trainers
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • Personal Shopping Service
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Fireplaces
  • In-Room Safes
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Work Desks
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Educational Programs
  • Excursions
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Wine Tasting
  • Pilates
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Stargazing
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Whale Watching
  • Surfing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Table Tennis
  • Sightseeing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Golf
  • Business
  • Meeting Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Cribs
  • Highchairs
  • Children's Amenities
  • Playground
  • Children's Menus
  • Teen Spa Treatments
  • Strollers
  • Beach & Pool Toys
  • Baby Amenities
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Zoo
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Shopping Mall
  • Monuments
  • Amusement Parks
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Educational
  • Family
  • Hotels
  • Theme Parks

Reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Don’t recommend for family travel. No question that the cliffside perspective of this hotel is spectacular...but the hotel doesn’t provide the value for the steep price tag. This would be a nice hotel for a corporate event, but options for families are limited starting with the dining. The one more casual restaurant, 380 blue, was packed all weekend and was first come first serve which made casual dining choices limited to the snack bar. I was surprised that the pool bar and restaurant were not open while we were there, especially given that it was a busy holiday weekend. The rooms were fine, but to me, not worth the steep price. We upgraded to an ocean front room only to have the lawn below occupied by a corporate event, a yoga class and a wedding which made it awkward to sit outside and enjoy the view. Little things that you would expect were consistently overlooked; no turndown service on both nights we were there, mirrors in the bathroom fog up when you have a shower because there are no fans in the bathrooms. This hotel is truly lovely, but it lacks the attention to detail that would make it worthy of the price, especially for a large family.

abby m - pw

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

To start off, I’ve been to a few Ritz in Asia and I have to say they might have set the bar a bit too high. This Laguna Beach Ritz has killer views, but overall it is underwhelming at best. Service: Our bellman was awesome but it stopped there. First of all, the gentleman that checked us in didn’t address me by my last name twice during check in. Not that I’m mad about that, but I know it’s the standard Marriott practice because one of my best friends interned there for a summer. I just think it’s kind of funny. In addition, I was pretty shocked that they don’t have any hair ties available. Even some of the lower tier hotels have hair ties in the restroom. Also, housekeeping never came after we requested combs. To make things a bit worse, valet didn’t pull up our car to the front when we checked out because “it’s easier if you just walk down that way.” Yea thanks, not much different from self parking after I paid $40 for this. Room: Really really outdated and overpriced. My standard room at Ritz Hong Kong was maybe only twice as big with way nicer furniture. But more importantly, I swear the restroom at my parents’ house is nicer than the ones here. It doesn’t have a separate bathtub and shower, and the shower doesn’t have a giant rain shower head + a removable one. I also don’t like the fact that the toilet doesn’t have any vents we could turn on. I know I’m being picky and spoiled by the ridiculously nice hotels in Asia, but the Ritz in Hong Kong and Shanghai have toilets with bidet where the seat covers automatically open for you!!! Not the case here, unfortunately. Food: A few years ago I dined at Raya and the outdoor bar during the July 4th weekend. Both are solid but not out of the world amazing. I much preferred the restaurants at Montage (plus the view at Montage is nicer IMO). However, the steakhouse was a hit. We couldn’t get a res but we ordered steak with room service and the truffle mac was absolutely delicious. The food from marketplace was alright and nothing spectacular. I was able to stay here for free with my friend with Marriott points, but I definitely wouldn’t pay $600 for something this underwhelming. As a Marriott gold member I still love the brand but this resort is definitely a huge miss.

Yixiao Y

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

i have stayed at many lovely hotels, but never have I wanted to go back to a place JUST for the hotel. The wonderful experience started on check in with a beautiful hotel, and lovely staff, from valet, to front desk, to porter. Heres the difference between a good hotel and a great hotel. Good: Is there any thing else I can get you? Great: You will probably enjoy the beach later, I've put some extra water on the desk for you. What the staff imparted was a genuine desire to help people, and make their guests comfortable, and give a worry free experience. The room we had faced the ocean, with its own fire pit. Every day, we would watch the surfers, just below us. every evening we put our feet up, toes warmed by the fire, and watched the sun set. the room was graciously decorated, and a stunning marble bathroom that looked strait out of the 30's. In a beautiful, and stunning way, with double vanity, beveled mirrors and separate water closet. just a few steps out our door, and we were walking thru the elegant gardens, down a steep cliff, and on the beach , no roads , parking lots or obstructions separating us from the water. Yoga, provided by the hotel, every morning, overlooking the ocean, followed by a steam or sauna in the small, but lovely, and extraordinarily clean spa. We wanted for nothing. If there was a slight chill, the room had two extra throws, if we wanted extra coffee, a mere mention. All of this comes at a steep price, but for three days, three days of our life, we felt in another world.

karen m

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a retreat not far from L.A. Someone recommended Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel but I was a little apprehensive as they'd also recommended a resort I had a bad experience with and ended up sick twice. So, I was concerned that I may experience disappointment in the investment. BOY was I ever pleasantly turned around and VERY quickly. So, I had read reviews on this resort before going. Honesty this place has it DOWN to a perfect A-lister "T". I was there alone and had a very specific experience in mind. I got that and MORE. Not only did the Ritz make me feel as though I had been romanced by some invisible Prince Charming following me at every turn and corner but they also exceeded service, quality and integrity in the handling of their guest. Me. EVERY single staff member from housekeeping to Concierge were STELLAR. I don't say STELLAR lightly. I wasn't stressed a single moment while I was there. I felt as though someone there had popped into my head, figured out my needs and said to themselves "why settle for her needs alone lets exceed them" and catered to my every desire and more. I was hypersensitive going in due to what happened at my last getaway and they handled my allergies and concerns about them with a fine tooth comb. They even made sure to explain if a bread was perhaps made in a facility with almonds in it, that they can't fully determine that it's almond free etc. Anything made onsite the staff and servers had carefully gone through items with their kitchen and chef to ensure I was getting no almond in or near my food. For someone with allergies a little amount can make them sick. They made absolute certain I was in the clear. The food was delicious. The fruit and vegetables were rich with flavor as well. I eat organic at home and they source their foods from local farmers markets. Fish is included in the menu only when it makes sense with sustainability. This was a perfect experience in every aspect, direction and nuance. I don't know why all the off putting reviews about the decor. The decor is beautiful and refreshing. So tired of seeing the same ole, same ole trying to be modern and it comes across cold and far too masculine. This ritz is CLASSIC and CLASSY. A walk or shuttle to the beach where one can take in a superb sunset whilst breathing in that ocean air. Thank you.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Wow! Wow! We were treated like rock stars. From the time we stepped foot on the property, the service was outstanding. Everyone that we came in contact with treated us like royalty. My husband had an odd request and the concierge didn't even flinch. She was a true professional!!! The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. The views, the amenities, the location, the food, everything was first rate. We had a beautiful room with an ocean view. I would go back in a second. i didn't want to leave. I wished I could live there.

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