Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

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Private beach, free beach shuttle, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, free beach shuttle, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Private beach, free beach shuttle, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
3 outdoor pools, cabanas (surcharge), pool umbrellas

Overview of Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

5 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA, 92629

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSalt Creek Beach Park17 min walk
  • Popular LocationDana Strands Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationSea Canyon Park4 min drive
  • AirportOrange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)27 min drive

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About this area

Dana Point

Located on a private beach, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club is in Monarch Beach, a neighborhood in Dana Point. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Mission San Juan Capistrano, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Doheny State Beach and San Clemente State Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider San Clemente Pier and Ocean Institute. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Salt Creek Beach Park - 17 min walk
  • Harbor Point Park - 3 min drive
  • Dana Strands Beach - 4 min drive
  • Sea Canyon Park - 4 min drive
  • Dana Cove Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • San Juan Capistrano Depot - 8 min drive
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 27 min drive

Restaurants

  • AVEO Table and Bar — 1 min walk
  • 33North — 1 min walk
  • Brio Tuscany Grille — 13 min walk
  • Thai This — 3 min drive
  • Chart House-Dana Point — 3 min drive

About this property

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

5-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa
Spend the day at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club's private sand beach, relax by one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools, or enjoy the onsite golf course and full-service spa. All 400 soundproofed rooms feature WiFi and 24-hour room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include balconies or patios, minibars, and Smart TVs. Housekeeping is available on request.
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club offers 400 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Smart televisions come with pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, desk chairs, and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on request. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. 3 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a private beach, a 24-hour health club, a sauna, and complimentary bicycles.

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

Waldorf Astoria Spa has 20 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open select days. Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 0.00 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 60 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6 AM–11 AM: USD 10-50 for adults and USD 10-30 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 5 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach yoga
  • Children's pool
  • Designer stores
  • Free beach club
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Pilates classes
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf cart
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf lessions with a pro
  • Golf pro shop
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (30000 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 34

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 20 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open select days
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Renovated entire property - May 2016
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 200 per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room (up to 35 lbs)
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 60.67 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe and safe insurance
  • In-room coffee
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 50 for adults, USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 200 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and a security system

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the spa
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Monarch Beach Resort Dana Point
Monarch Beach Dana Point
Monarch Beach
Monarch Beach Resort
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
Waldorf Astoria Monarch & Club
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club Resort
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club Dana Point
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club Resort Dana Point

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 333 out of 451 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 72 out of 451 reviews
4 - Good 16%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 451 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 451 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 451 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Why would you have both restaurants closed on Monday & Tuesday? Resort hallways not as upscale as expected. Facility could be cleaner. I guess it's another hilton...
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The service was top notch. Everything from top to bottom was well done. Love this place!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
While the Waldorf did provide a very aesthetically pleasing environment for us (pool views are great, sunsets were beautiful) — It felt that some of the core customer service facets (that you should expect to make you feel welcome at any upper echelon resort) were simply missing. Pros: - Beautiful resort overall, lives up to the hype if you’re looking for some Instagram pictures - Relatively easy beach access with shuttles going back and forth every 10-15 mins - Rooms and overall property were clean. Cons: - Customer service was poor. Not sure if this was specific to our stay or whether this is a common theme, but we faced issues at every juncture with the hotel staff (check-in, trying to add a breakfast package to the stay, while dining). We experienced a general lack of friendliness from the majority of staff and were made to feel as if serving us was a bit of a burden (save 1-2 pleasant experiences). - Dining options are somewhat limited and food quality sub-par. For ~$40-50 a head / meal, I’d expect to walk away from at least 1 meal out of 8 thinking “that was great.” In reality, every meal was mediocre at best with the food being too salty, undercooked or just not tasting good enough. - Certain charges not clearly disclosed at check-in (e.g., $60/day for each car you valet) Would I come back here again? Not for $1,000 / night. Perhaps during low season for a third of the price, this could be enticing. Hope the hotel is able to remedy some of these issues over th
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved everything about this place. It's going to be a very memorable experience for us.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021