California vibe. Tide pools teeming with life make for a beautiful spot to amble across a rocky beach and watch the sun set. Commanding views of the Salt Creek beach allowed me to eat my huevos rancheros and watch the dolphins surf alongside the short boarders. I slept really well here, though full surf days help. Best So Cal beach
#beaches  Maybe 30 minutes to walk to such a beautiful spot. #golden hour Awesome view My husband's first time in the Sea Cave at 1,000 steps, Laguna Beach. This is now one of our fav spots. • #Laguna #Beach #Cave Best outdoor stair workout around, leading to a gorgeous beach One of my favorite places to go appreciate nature. ☺️#laguna #calisunset #beach One of my favorite California beaches, 1000 steps, named for the steep long stair case that drops off the Pacific Coast Highway, giving access to a beautiful stretch of sun and sand. #beach #golden hour Lovely place for a pic nic, get tan and swim I love a textured beach. Nothing as beautiful as Mother Nature
#beach Beautiful place to hike and explore #SpringFun exploring new places and watching the boats sail in to the harbor A California sunset, clear skies and the sound of the ocean running over the rocks makes Strand Beach a great stop.
#BvSWater #ocean The stairs that lead back to PCH The end of the walk on the beach This place is a little hard to find, but well worth it! (Note to newbies: it's across from the hospital, and on the weekend you can pay $5 and park in the hospital parking lot.) The architecture above the beach on the cliffs is fascinating. And the beach is not as crowded as some of the others in the area. Also, it's only 250 steps, not 1000. 🙂 Enjoy! iPhone 7Plus, Adobe Photoshop Express #california #aquatrove Crazy Mexican decor. see the hot rod marlin, eat the carnitas tomatillo, and drink the Casa made organic tequila. Tricky Dick pics on the wall. Really enjoyed this place. #beach Romantic stairs on beach Beautiful sunset picture of my daughter. First time to California. Love this place went every year while living in CA.
#green Here's what you'll see after hiking down that 1000 steps beach. View from Pacific Coast Hwy1 Beautiful walk watching the boats come in and out of the harbor. One of my favorite spots. Been going to this beach since I was little. Never enough beach Morning walks One of my favorite beaches
#beaches #blue green ocean A surprise off PCH. The pathway to the beach just as beautiful as the beach itself. Just south of Aliso Beach #hiking Today’s stair workout destination. Walk with this view. Droning between client visits While the north and east portions of the country are in a deep freeze, we in Southern California are forced to endure light rain during a round of February golf. I'll take it! #beach #beach Worth the countless steps. Not exactly 1,00 in total, but sure feels like it. The steps are narrow and steep with little stops to catch your breath. Its really less than 300 stairs to get down to this beach ad see the tide pools Going down is easy but going back up is a whole different story! A beautiful walk from Dana Point all the way to San Clemente. Quick trail run. Alison beach a favorite to bring in the day
#beaches Dana Point Harbor. Morning at the Dana Cove. Buzzn Cool view looking down on Dana point One of Laguna's own gems. Famous for its siders and shore break. One of laguna's many coves and are able to walk from cove to cove depending on tide. Nice Really nice cup combo bike shop and coffee what could be better
photo by

Get an overview of this hotelA playful approach to luxury in Laguna Beach

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pools
Business center

Ocean views

This recently updated property is perched atop a 150-foot bluff with views of the Pacific Ocean, less than 6 miles from San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Beach. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is next to the Monarch Bay Golf Links and provides guests with preferred tee times.

Spa, pools, beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel features two outdoor pools, a sea-inspired spa, an ocean-view fitness center, four tennis courts, and access to a scenic beach along the Pacific Ocean.

Balcony or patio

396 guestrooms at The Ritz-Carlton at Laguna Niguel offer patios or balconies facing the pool, garden, or ocean. Beds are dressed with down duvets and 400-thread-count linens; 42-inch flat-screen LED TVs come with DVD players.

Languages Spoken

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton Spa features 12 treatment rooms, each with a tranquil water feature. Spa offerings include a signature Ocean Spray and Beach Stone Treatment, massage and facial treatments, and a manicure/pedicure area with views of the gardens. A beauty salon offers hair and makeup services by appointment.

Offering spectacular ocean views, the fitness center contains top-of-the-line cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, each complete with television capabilities, as well as resistance-training machines and a free-weight area. Wellness classes include Yoga, Pilates and personal training. 4 tennis courts are available, as well as private lessons for an additional fee.

Several golf courses are within minutes of the resort. Reservations and transportation arrangements can be made through the concierge.

Unlimited use of the tennis courts (including rackets), preferred golf tee-times at Monarch Beach Golf Links (including shuttle service), eco-adventure tours are covered by the resort fee.

Guests of this Orange County resort enjoy use of the resort's beach butler service, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, and snorkel masks (included in the resort fee). Beach shuttle service is provided every hour on the hour during the summer, and on-call during the fall, winter, and spring seasons.

This resort also offers 26,224 square feet of meeting space. WiFi is also available (surcharge).

The RAYA restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a beautiful ocean views.

This property welcomes pets (surcharge).

  • Picnic area 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Electric car charging station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 18 
  • Year Built 1984 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2436 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 26,224 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 396 
  • Garden 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • DVD player 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Raya - Offers ocean views, sustainable seafood, local produce and Latin flavors from Chef Richard Sandoval. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

enoSTEAK - Order from a selection of grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. Local produce, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of wines.

Nearby Things to Do

Two outdoor freeform pools and accompanying spa tubs are located in garden areas positioned around both hotel wings. Four unlit tennis courts are at the hotel. A public basketball court is located next to the public beach. Boogie boarding and volleyball are available on the beach; the resort fee covers use of beach-recreation equipment, including boogie boards and toys. Poolside Ping-Pong is available. Water sports, including windsurfing, boating, charter fishing, and Jet Skiing, are available one mile away in Dana Point.

The resort provides shuttle service (covered by resort fee) for golfers playing at Monarch Beach Golf Links across the street, an 18-hole championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Eight other course options within 15 miles include a driving range. The hotel provides complimentary golf-bag storage.

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

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Sailing nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 


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 5 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per night, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 150.00

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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
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.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 50 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per night plus USD 150.00 one-time cleaning fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Laguna Niguel
  • Laguna Niguel Ritz-Carlton
  • Laguna Ritz-Carlton
  • Niguel Laguna
  • Ritz-Carlton Laguna
  • Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
  • Ritz-Carlton Niguel
  • Ritz-Carlton Niguel Hotel
  • Ritz-Carlton Niguel Hotel Laguna
  • Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Hotel Dana Point
  • Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Hotel
  • Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Dana Point
  • Ritz Dana Point
  • The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Hotel Dana Point
  • Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
  • Ritz-Carlton Dana Point

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2014 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.

Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?

Top Positive Review

Top Positive Review

Top Critical Review