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Get an overview of this hotelCoastal resort near Dana Point Harbor, in Orange County

Historic Area

Laguna Cliffs is just minutes from many pro-level golf courses, including Monarch Beach and Talega; several high-end shopping centers; and scenic Mission San Juan Capistrano.

Relax and unwind

Guests can enjoy an array of calming massage, yoga, aromatherapy, and cosmetic treatments at our on-site spa. Two heated swimming pools are open year-round, and kids love the interactive new Splash Zone.

Exceptional guestrooms

Experience tranquility in our luxurious guestrooms, many with panoramic ocean views. All rooms include coffee stations, minibars, and premium linens.

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa ratings based on 472 Verified Reviews

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4.2 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
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Above average hotel with great staff

4 out of 5
by from Los Angeles
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: Staff
Cons: Nicer shower, more cost-effective parking.
Hotel is above-average, but not quite top notch. The bathroom in the room left the most to be desired. Just not a very comfortable shower. The facilities were clean and nice, but not awe-inspiring. The bar is fine, but completely forgettable. Breakfast buffet was about as good as could be hoped for in a buffet. The resort's greatest asset -- the staff -- was extremely friendly and helpful. The valet parking was a bit steep at $37/night, with no self-parking options.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Manager
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly share your comments with our team. We thank you for your compliments regarding our helpful and friendly staff. Your opinion is extremely important to us and we hope you visit us again in the future.
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Amazing! Over-looking the Dana Point Harbor.

5 out of 5
by from Dana Point, CA
Posted Feb 12, 2017
We arrived early and they had a room ready. I mentioned it was our "Anniversary" and they upgraded our room and gave us complimentary champagne & dessert!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Manager
Thank you for your 5 star review. Happy Anniversary! We are delighted to hear that we were able to make your anniversary special and memorable. We look forward to having you back in the future.
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Lovely hotel with great service

5 out of 5
by from Long Beach, CA
Posted Feb 12, 2017
We only stayed one night, which was prior to a conference hosted at the hotel. The staff at every touchpoint was amazingly helpful and friendly. The room was great with a lovely ocean view.
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 5, 2017
The furniture, floors, and shower tile were damaged. The sheer curtains were torn.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 7, 2017 by Manager
Thank you for your review. Please allow us to extend our sincere apologies for the unacceptable maintenance of your guestroom. Please be assured this incident has been addressed with our Director of Housekeeping so he can personally review this guestroom with his team and provide the appropriate training to ensure this does not happen again in the future. As you can imagine, the upkeep of our guestrooms is of the utmost importance and we have a detailed maintenance program in place to ensure the quality and cleanliness of each guestroom is always of the highest quality. Usually we receive many fine compliments from our guests and we hope you will look upon this as an isolated incident and not the norm. It is our daily intent to ensure each guest’s stay is enjoyable, relaxing and a memorable experience and we regret these shortfalls put a damper on your visit to our resort.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Great location in Dana Point. Beautiful grounds. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 31, 2017 by Manager
Thank you for your recent review. We appreicate your wonderful compliments regarding the resort and our friendly staff. We thank you for your recommendation and we hope you visit us again soon. We'd love to welcome you back.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 24, 2017
Quiet weekend, beautiful view and enjoyed the resort amenities.
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3 out of 5
Posted Jan 22, 2017
Pros: Location and views were outstanding
Cons: Paking fees were excessive e.g. $40 per day including tax
Location: Great golf and other activities
Staff was great but the room was tired. Tv reception poor. Ice machine removed. Water stains on bathroom door, Bed was just OK. Upgraded room was cramped. Toilet seat broken. No real place for luggage. Room would have been OK for one person but not for a couple.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 23, 2017 by Manager
Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate your comments and will certainly share your feedback with our team. Your review is very important to us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the resort views and the staff service. We do hope you visit us again in the future.
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Beautiful property and friendly staff

4 out of 5
by from Florida
Posted Jan 16, 2017
Our check-in was good. Tayla let us check in early and gave us a really nice room, with a balcony and ocean view. She was very nice! On our check-out day Michael gave us the option to check-out a little later with no charge since it was a Sunday. That allowed us to go for a walk down to the marina and relax a little more before we checked out. All of the employees we encountered on our stay were very friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 23, 2017 by Manager
Thank you for your review and for posting some beautiful pictures around the resort. We are delighted to hear that our staff was able to accommodate your requests and that you were able to enjoy your stay a little longer. We hope you visit us again soon, we'd love to welcome you back in the future.
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Great getaway!

5 out of 5
by from CA
Posted Jan 8, 2017
Wanted to get away for the day, and I am glad we did. Our stay was great and the location is perfect. The hotel has great views from every part of the property. Can't wait to come back.
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5 out of 5
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Pros: Location and the amenities.
Cons: Too many extra daily charges.
Location: They have an exceptionally beautiful location, and proximity to many recreational activities.
We enjoyed the facilities, the location and the many restaurants in the area.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by Manager
Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of our amenities. We hope you were able to walk to the harbor and explore Dana Point. We sure hope to see you back again soon.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Perched atop the cliffs of Dana Point and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa is the perfect spot for romantic getaways and family vacations.

The resort features two year-round heated swimming pools that feature kid-friendly zones. Guests will be in close proximity to the ocean, which means easy beach and harbor access for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, or surfing.

The Spa at Laguna Cliffs offers massages and specialty treatments, as well as laguna-style pool and relaxing hot tub. Gym includes free weights and cardio machines with personal TVs.

The historic surrounding Dana Point community offers shopping, dining, and entertainment options, and the resort is located just a short trip from multiple world-class golf courses and area attractions.

  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Children's pool 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 378 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 18 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa tub 
  • Wedding services 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 10 per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Vue Restaurant - California cuisine including the freshest meats and seafood. Chefs have created a diverse menu, giving a local twist to a number of traditional favorites.

OverVue Lounge and Deck - Offers cocktails and entertainment in a crisp, casually sophisticated indoor/outdoor setting. The lounge has a water and fire feature that creates a warm ambience as guests look out across to an endless stretch of blue over the Pacific.

OverVue Café - Adjacent to the lobby. Pastries and coffee drinks featuring Starbucks coffee. Open from early morning until early afternoon.

Room Service - Available from early morning until midnight.

Nearby Things to Do

The resort has an on-site spa and adjacent exercise facility. Two heated pools boast spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Ping pong, bocce ball, croquet, and board games are all available on site as well. Beach-buggy rentals can be arranged through the concierge, and guests have access to jogging and walking trails.

The salt water Del Mar pool also features a kid's splash zone, a water play area with surfboards, fountains, and a water cannon.

Fishing, whale watching, access to Jet Skis®, and sailing are all nearby, and several world-class golf courses — including Talega, Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club, Pelican Hill, and Monarch Beach — are within a half-hour's drive. Doheny State Beach is just under a mile (1.6 kilometers) away and has direct beach access.

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

  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 

Spa Services

The Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa's 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-meter), on-site spa has separate changing areas for men and women, private lockers, spa tub, and Swiss showers with multiple showerheads. Signature-blended aromatherapy products mix organic orange extracts, coastal thyme, sea clay, mesquite honey, and wild marigolds, essences to put you in the "So Cal" state of mind. Services include massage, body wraps and scrubs, facials, and manicures/pedicures. Special amenities include a deluxe spa suite with private outdoor spa tub, steam showers, and a treatment room for 2. Vichy showers provide a gentle cascade of water to complement body treatments.

  • Number of treatment rooms 9 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per night.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Only service animals are allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per day
  • Resort fee: USD 27.50 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 24 for adults and USD 13.00 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 37.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 150.00
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

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.