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Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach is situated on a bluff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Devoted to service and elegance, the resort is set in the heart of the exclusive beachside and harbour community of Dana Point.
Overlooking the resort’s grounds, golf course or Pacific Ocean, the rooms and suites are well-equipped and contemporary in style with custom-designed furnishings, private balconies and spacious bathrooms
When it comes to dining, guests can enjoy casual American cuisine at ‘Club 19’, international dishes at ‘Motif’, light American fare at the ‘Pool Bar and Grill’, regional specialties and light bites at ‘The Lobby Bar & Lounge’, fresh seafood and grilled meats at ‘Monarch Bay Club’ and a contemporary American menu at ‘Stonehill Tavern’.
The resort offers three swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts and a supervised kids club. There is also the award-winning Spa Gaucin and the 18-hole championship Monarch Beach Golf Links course.
Pool Bar and Grill
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
Signature Guest Rooms feature contemporary interiors furnished with custom-designed furniture and upscale residential accents. Each room features a private balcony that provides inviting views of the Pacific, the resort grounds, or the golf course. Spacious five-fixture marble bathrooms with oversized bathtubs, separate showers, and dual vanities complement luxurious goose-down comforters and 300-thread-count sheets.
Offering generous floor plans and premium furnishings, our 26 Monarch Beach Suites have separate living and sleeping quarters. The living room is furnished with a convertible sofa bed and has handsome wood-frame glass doors leading to a private balcony. A marble guest bath is just off the living area. The bedroom has one king bed, a second balcony, and a full marble master bath with an oversized soaking tub, a separate two-person shower, and premium bath products.
Our two expansive Monarch Suites are ideal for small business or social gatherings. The spacious living room includes a large conversation area facing a fireplace; nearby is a dining room that seats ten and a half-bathroom. A wet bar and pantry further facilitate the entertaining of guests. The master bedroom featuring a king bed leads to the master bathroom with a separate Jacuzzi tub and two-person shower. Signature Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Butler Service is available.
Surround yourself with the refined amenities of a Royal Suite. Unwind by the fireplace in the large conversation area; the living room also features a wet bar, a pantry, and a half-bathroom. A nearby dining table seats six guests. The master bedroom provides a plush king bed, while a separate Jacuzzi tub and two-person shower highlight the master bathroom. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Butler service is available.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Presidential Suites are our largest, most luxurious accommodations. Multiple balconies, including a large terrace with a fireplace, overlook the ocean. The living room features an entertainment center, a fireplace, and grand piano, while the adjoining dining room has a table that seats ten. The all-marble master bath has a separate steam shower and Jacuzzi tub. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Butler Service is provided.
Each of our 44 Executive Suites features one king bed and a spacious living area furnished with leather chairs, a coffee table, and a custom-made area carpet. A private balcony beckons with extraordinary views of the ocean or the golf course. Stocked with Remède bath amenities and plush bathrobes, the all-marble bath has dual vanities, a separate two-person shower, and an oversized soaking tub.
Find out what makes this resort special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
In the town of Gaucin, Spain, time slows.
It is a pace of authenticity—where a warm welcome and a familiar smile begin your visit.
Where the soft breeze is delicately scented with orange blossoms, where the sound of the waves rushing quietly along the cliffs of the Sierra Del Hacho mountains pairs perfectly with the warmth of the sun.
The kind of warmth you feel to your toes…the kind of warmth in nature that resonates deeply to the heart, as do feelings of love, life, and wellness.
The Monarch Beach Golf Links, with an 18-hole championship golf course and mild year-round weather, is the perfect Orange County golf vacation destination. Designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr. modeled this Dana Point golf course after the Scottish links style course, strategically crafting the Monarch Beach course along the Pacific Ocean. The 6,600 yard course, which opened in 1983, features rolling greens and tight fairways, which provide a challenge for golfers of any skill level.
Award-Winning Golf in Southern California
In 2010, Golf Magazine named it one of the premier golf resorts in the area. Our orange county golf course was ranked No. 17 on the Top 20 U.S. Golf Courses, Readers’ Choice by Celebrated Living in 2009, and No. 3 on Orange County’s 18 Can’t Miss Golf Holes in 2008 by Orange Coast Magazine. The resort also features one of the Top 100 Golf Shops, according to Golf World Magazine.
Our Orange County resort features three swimming pools for spa and hotel guests to enjoy. The Main Pool is outfitted in luxury cabanas for your leisure, along with a Lagoon Pool, perfect for small children and families. Our outdoor Lap Pool has three lanes and 72 laps equal 1 mile and 20 yards (22 meters). The pool is heated to 82 degrees with underwater music and an outdoor Jacuzzi is available.
Dine with exceptional poolside cuisine from the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Pool Bar & Grill – featuring light American fare, cooled by refreshing beverage options – as you enjoy ocean breezes and blissful ocean views as you relax and play poolside at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach.
Our Newport Beach resort fitness center is well equipped to meet your fitness needs, featuring cardio treadmills, body toning equipment, outdoor lap pool and personal fitness consultants. Personal training is available at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach fitness center. Engage in a rewarding one-on-one session with the spa’s fitness experts. Each session will be catered to guests’ needs following a consultation. Trainers offer a wide menu of options, from cardio and strength training to yoga and Pilates.
The Sandcastle Kids Club is an exclusively designed activity program solely for The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach’s younger guests. Our Kids Club offers an exciting schedule of energetic, creative and highly satisfying activities for children aged 5-12 years. All the games and excitement have been planned to provide optimum levels of entertainment and fun while nurturing each child’s inquisitive and creative mind.
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Sitters
If your child is under the age of 5 and too young to participate in the Sandcastle Kids Club, Kids Night Out or our other children’s activities, our Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Sitters would be delighted to care for your child in the convenience of your own guest room. Enjoy a wonderful parent’s night out knowing your child is attended for in the best care.
Father and Son Tee Time
Spend some quality time with your son or father at the Monarch Beach Golf Links and improve your golf game at the same time.
Summer Monarch Butterly Release
The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach signature butterfly release was created to honor the sacred breeding grounds of the Monarch Butterfly – located on the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach property. After a procession through the main lobby to the ocean view terrace, and a reading of the Monarch Butterfly legend, a Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Butler releases dozens of live Monarch Butterflies. A truly memorable event, the Butterfly Ritual is an enchanting experience for the entire family.
Summer Children’s Stories and S’mores
During the summer, join us every Friday and Saturday in May through September, from 8:00pm for fireside storytelling. This remarkable event is great for families to gather to roast marshmallows and enjoy stories told by the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Storytellers, dressed as book characters such as Alice in Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, Fancy Nancy and Snow White.
Orange County Wave Riders
Let your child learn how to Surf, Body Board or Body Surf, the best way, the only way, the Californian way! With the finest equipment provided, only the best instructors will be conducting classes at our private beach club every day with a reservation. Wave-riding is offered seven days a week. Classes are conducted by the beach lifeguards for one to three hours in groups of up to 3 children.
County Meetings and Events
From an intimate private party in the Wine Cellar to a black-tie gala dinner in the Pacific Ballroom, The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach and its highly skilled catering staff provide the most ideal settings, amenities, conveniences and excellence to make your Orange County meetings memorable.
For smaller, more intimate business meetings and events, The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach now offers the new high-tech Malta Boardroom. Able to accommodate 10 to 20 guests in the boardroom set up, the Malta Boardroom features a 60-inch Plasma television, built-in Internet, video conferencing, drop-down screen, flown projection and integrated sound system. The room also showcases fully remote-controlled AV, curtains and lighting schemes. For receptions and events, the Malta Boardroom can accommodate up to 50 guests.
Weddings at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach are celebrations beyond expectation. Every detail is attended to with care; every moment is a cherished memory in the making. Whether you desire a discreet gathering or plan to host 800 of your closest friends, we offer captivating venues for every occasion.
Our signature ceremony setting, the Grand Lawn, overlooks our ocean pool and offers views of the Pacific Ocean. The 12,000-square-foot Pacific Ballroom features coffered ceilings, bronze chandeliers, and frescoed pastoral scenes. Meanwhile, Club 19 showcases an outdoor terrace with views of the ocean and Monarch Beach Golf Links, and includes an intimate indoor area with a fireplace.
From personalized menus, to exquisitely appointed venues to impeccable service, a seasoned Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach specialist stands ready to ensure your most precious day is also your most memorable.
Enjoy Dana Point casual dining with real clubhouse panache. The patio at our beautiful Monarch Beach Golf Links, Club 19 restaurant specializes in quick, à la-carte American fare. Overlooking the first tee with striking ocean and course views, you can grab something on the go, or relax after the game on the patio or at the full-service bar. A great choice even if you’ve never lifted a club.
The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach is proud to brew gourmet coffee and tea selections to Waldorf Astoria guests and members. Indulge in tantalizing fresh baked goods, specialty sandwiches and salads at Crust. Located right off the Waldorf Astoria lobby, Crust provides an inviting setting offering an artful gift collection of culinary and home decor.
Monarch Bay Club, Dining
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach guests and members are invited to enjoy exclusive private beachfront dining with the surf as a dramatic backdrop – savoring succulent California fare from char-grilled meats to fantastic fresh seafood. Be whisked off to our private Monarch Bay club in a resort tram for lunch, dinner, or a sumptuous Sunday brunch.
Indulge in the Monarch Bay beach club’s inviting array of fun-in-the-sun activities, like a personalized surfing lesson from a Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Surf Attendant or a rousing match of beach volleyball. For those with something more relaxing in mind, our attentive Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Butler service is at hand on the sand with chairs, beach towels and umbrellas for your pleasure.
A delectable experience awaits at Motif with Executive Chef Frederic Castan at the helm. This European-style cafe features eclectic dishes and international mineral waters. Scenic indoor and outdoor dining and weekend entertainment make it ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or Sunday Champagne Brunch.
Pool Bar and Grill
Dine with exceptional poolside cuisine from the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Pool Bar & Grill – featuring light American fare, cooled by refreshing beverage options – as you enjoy ocean breezes and blissful ocean views as you relax and play poolside at The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach.
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Lobby Lounge
Enjoy daily, live entertainment in the Lobby Lounge, from piano performances to weekly special events. The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Lobby Lounge is the perfect setting to unwind ingood company; gather in front of the fire or on the sunset terrace for light fare and signature cocktails. Live music is featured on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Thursday nights belong to ‘The Address’ a weekly event featuring DJ, dancing, and drink specials.
Available for dinner only, Stonehill Tavern at The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach is Michael Mina’s acclaimed restaurant, offering tavern fare in a casual yet sophisticated setting. Guests of the Forbes Four-Star Stonehill Tavern enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience, including modern American cuisine that features seasonal ingredients and contemporary twists on classic tavern dishes.
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