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Wellness Factors

  • In-room Yoga Mats

    In-room Yoga Mats

    upon request

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

    Miraval Life in Balance Spa

  • SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    right in front of the resort

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Green Features

  • Bee Program

    Bee program on property

  • Cruelty-Free Products

    Le Labo bath products are vegan and cruelty-free

  • Recycle Program

    glass, paper, cardboard + metal

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Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

    Participation Driven Events: Relay for Life, Food Drives, Blood Drives, City Harvest, Backpacks for School, Toys for Tots

  • Local Community Mentorship

    Hospitality Academy for Dana Point High School

  • New Jobs Created

    Approx. 800 employees

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Celebrate the coastal lifestyle at the luxurious Monarch Beach Resort.

The Setting

Next time you’re daydreaming about experiencing the idyllic Southern California lifestyle, make sure to have Monarch Beach Resort be your centerpiece. Perched high on a golden hillside above the sparkling blue Pacific in picturesque Dana Point, this AAA Five Diamond resort is the embodiment of luxurious Orange County coastal living.

Imagine yourself watching the pink sun melt into the azure ocean from your private balcony after a day spent at its new Miraval Life in Balance Spa, a nourishing retreat to invigorate your mind, body, and spirit. Ready for more? Enjoy a match of tennis or a round of golf followed by a dip in one of its infinity edge whirlpools spas pools or spa lap pool.

Sun worshippers will feel at home relaxing in chic, private cabanas nestled alongside a poolside cantina dubbed as ‘the coolest poolside cantina under the Southern California sun.’ Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in the fresh flavors of the resort’s renowned and locally sourced dining scene. What are you waiting for? It’s time to make this dream a reality.

Sleep and Sanctuary

Taking inspiration from its seaside splendor, the spacious custom-furnished rooms here are just as you’d expect--full of natural light, sea grass textured wallpaper with soft coastal blue and green color palettes and  glass doors opening to private balconies with enchanting views. The 300-thread-count sheets are optimal for restful nights as are the comfortable living areas to find reprieve from a day’s end or plan a new day’s activities. Find extras like 55-inch HDTV’s with Bluetooth, stylish chaises, Kuerig coffee makers, complimentary internet access and stocked mini-bars alongside spa-inspired marble bathrooms with premium toiletries, deep-soaking tubs and walk-in rainfall showers. Rooms are pet-friendly (one-time fee for pooches) and Monarch Beach Experience Planners are on-hand to ensure your unique preferences are known and addressed flawlessly. Refreshing ocean breezes can also be arranged (simply by opening your balcony doors).

Eat. Pray. Eat.

The Monarch straight kills it with eight eating and drinking outposts, ranging from celebrity chef driven, Stonehill Tavern, a local fave spanning a sommelier curated 500+  wine list, to the Mediterranean-inspired flavors of Aveo Kitchen + Bar and 33 Degrees North’s coastal California cuisine with breathtaking al fresco views to “grab and go” bites at chic cafe, Part and Parcel Market. Pretty much all cravings can be satisfied here, even those seeking a romantic respite in the privacy of their rooms.

33 Degrees North - Considered the convivial living room of the resort, 33 North is divided into three sections catering to three different social scenes: a bar, a living room salon and a chill outdoor patio with a dynamite ocean view. The bar offers hand crafted cocktails and an extensive selection of premium single malt scotches and 17 different whiskeys for your pleasure as you revel into the late hours with live music four nights a week. On the food side, soak up all that whiskey with sophisticated coastal cuisine using organic and locally sourced seafood, meats, poultry and produce.

AVEO Kitchen + Bar - If you’re in the mood for healthy bites and seaside elegance, you’ll want to park yourself at Aveo for an al fresco scene for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and a fab Sunday brunch). Enjoy the seasonal bounty of the Cali coast with views of the ocean and golf course and also healthy bites like a tangerine and apple arugula salad or a roasted artichoke with an heirloom tomato ratatouille. Savor “farm-to-bar” libations using local ingredients, to boot.

Stonehill Tavern - From famed chef, Michael Mina, comes this chic outpost offering tavern fare in a sophisticated setting. Locals and guests alike frequent this Forbes four-star-rated eatery for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Through cultivated relationships using the area’s top purveyors and producers, the contemporary American menu here is ever changing. Also find a seasonal five-course tasting menu. 

Club 19 - Those hitting the links will be delighted to pre/post dine at this sunny clubhouse resto. Open during the daylight hours, find classic American fare with big screen TV’s and cozy fireplaces on the patio.

Part & Parcel Market - Opening as the sun rises, this gourmet for the taking coffee shop provides premium market fresh foods, like artisanal cheeses, deli sandwiches. Settle into a cozy cafe table and enjoy a warm baked pastry and coffee as you plan the day’s adventures.

Sombra - This poolside cantina serves approachable and authentic Mexican cuisine for lunch and early dinners. Work on that tan and keep the beach bod in tact with healthy salads like quinoa, kale, strawberries, sprouts and toasted almonds in an agave vinaigrette (aka the Quinoa Kale). We’d also pair that with a Jalapeno and Cucumber margarita, if you please.

Miraval Spa Cafe - The al fresco spa cafe offers an appealing array of healthy and nutritious casual fare like the vegan garden harvest spinach wrap and fresh pressed juices.

Monarch Bay Club - This one-of-a-kind oceanside setting offers an intimate patio setting steps from the sand. Enjoy rich California-style cuisine with veggie options like Kung Pao brussel sprouts or a soba noodles and eggplant salad. Open all day, it’s the perfect spot for digging some live music in between sipping on a cocktail and dipping in the ocean. Also, Sunday brunch or a romantic dinner for two at sunset here is always going to be a great idea.

Also worth mentioning, a 24 hour room service menu for those seeking the casual or elegant in-room experience. Late-night canapes on the balcony, anyone?

The Art of De-stressing

So close to the endless rolling waves of the Pacific, the Miraval Life in Balance Spa is the absolute perfect place to find your balance. In fact, the spa thrives off its motto, “life in balance,” seamlessly melding the constant energy of the ocean to the quiet serenity within the spa. This is a peaceful place to breathe, to relax, reflect and live in the now. Strengthen your body and flow with a unique variety of yoga classes, such as aerial, hatha and indo board yoga. Relieve tension with any number of massage and body treatments using holistic ingredients and innovative techniques, ranging from Thai to Abhyanga. Soothe away the stress with a blissful Sea Salt Serenity Body Ritual, capped off with a therapeutic scalp massage using a mask rich in Apricot Kernal Oil and Watercress to soothe and nourish. Enjoy any number of facial treatments using such coastal ingredients as white algae and ocean-sourced minerals. A mindful life in balance can be yours with any number of meditation classes, including a floating meditation, where you are gently rocked in a silk hammock to the sounds of crystal bowl vibrations. Should you seek more internal (and external) calm, also find a full service nail salon, a Drybar outpost and Miraval’s own relaxing pool, complete with steam room and whirlpool jacuzzi.

Those looking to sweat out the stress are in good shape, too, with the 24 hour Athletic Club at Monarch Beach Resort. This high-tech gym has everything you need to stay in shape: a wide range of treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bikes, the ARKE core training system, TechnoGym weight machines as well as free weights and kettlebells for those who prefer an old school, gladiator style workout sesh. Complimentary daily fitness classes are also offered to guests.

Also integral to your de-stressing program should be any of the resort’s three pools. All face the Pacific, complete with infinity edge whirlpools and a separate kid-friendly Family Pool for those that don’t want to be in the splash zone. Play a relaxing round of championship golf on the absolutely stunning Robert Trent Jones Jr., designed Monarch Beach Golf Links. Then sport it up at its Tennis Courts (available for an additional fee) and grab a loaner racquet if you forgot yours. Last but certainly not least is Monarch Beach, (resort trams provide transportation to and fro) park yourself under an umbrella with a cold drink from the beach club for the day or hit the waves and bodyboard, kayak, SUP or just blissfully float. Regardless, they’ll be no shortage of relaxing and fun activities. 

  • Spa

    Miraval Life In Balance Spa

  • Pet Friendly

    dogs only $150 per/pet, per/stay

  • Bar Lounge

    6 restaurants + Bars

  • Bath Robes

    in room

  • Fire Pits on Property

  • Business Center

  • Conference Rooms

  • Flat Screen TV

    Premium TV channels + movie rentals

  • Weddings

  • Kids Camp

  • Pool

    3 outdoor pools

  • Concierge

  • Yoga Programs

  • Hot Tub

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Dry Cleaners

  • Gym

  • Golf Course Nearby

    on property

  • Local Car Service

    charges may apply

  • Parking

  • Airport Transportation

    charges my apply

  • Baby Sitting Program

  • Minibar

  • Air Conditioning

  • SUP- Stand Up Paddle Boarding


With an average size of 535 sq ft, Guestrooms sleep up to four. Find luxurious 300 count sheets and comforters and master bathrooms with oversized tub, separate rain shower and dual vanities. Every elegantly appointed guest room features a balcony with a distinctive view that captures the essence of the property. Choose from a Resort View with coastal breezes overlooking the grounds, a Monarch Pool View, an Ocean View featuring coastal views, or the Fireside Terrace guestroom that includes a private patio and a personal fire pit.


Studio Suites are a little more stretched out at 735 sq ft living room/bedroom combo and sleep three. Choose from three view types: Ocean View, Fireside Terrace and the Deluxe, which unfolds from the front door past an oversized marble bathroom through a live/work/lounge room out to a generously sized private patio.

Monarch Suites feature generously sized living and sleeping quarters at 970 sq ft, perfect for a family with children. Also, this suite boasts a larger outdoor balcony with comfy furniture and a separate two-person shower. To comfortably fit four guests, the bedroom has a king bed while the living room has a convertible sofa bed. Choose a Pool View Suite, Ocean View Suite or Fireside Terrace Suite.

Special Rooms

Monarch’s Premium Suites are no joke. Encompassing 1,466-3,100 sq ft, these babies boast multiple balconies overlooking the Pacific, a spacious terrace for outdoor entertaining, world renowned artwork, expansive living spaces, and a multi-purposed dining room. Master Bedrooms feature walk-in closets, all marble bathrooms with separate tub and soothing steam shower and an array of unparalleled services such as: Morning beverages and French press coffee and selection of teas, unpacking and packing services, shoe shining and daily pressing and signature Experience Planning Services (no detail is too small or large).

  • Sunset View Suite is 1,466 sq ft of separate living and sleeping quarters with an additional guest bathroom. Find a large conversation area with a fireplace, a wet bar, pantry, oversized dining table for 10, and of course, a private balcony with alluring vistas.
  • Ocean Grand Suites are also 1,466 sq ft. and boast the same magnificent amenities as Sunset Suites, but with full ocean views from well decorated balconies.
  • Presidential Ocean Suite features 3,100 sq ft of space with multiple furnished balconies overlooking the Pacific and another spacious terrace with a fireplace. The expansive living room features a large fireplace, entertainment center, a grand piano and a study corner. Entertain multiple guests in the adjoining dining room with an oversized dining table with a full-sized bar and pantry.  The suite’s master bedroom features a flat screen TV that rises from the foot of the bed, a walk-in closet and a gigantic all marble bath with separate jacuzzi tub and oversized walk-in steam shower. 
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD $40 per/accommodation, per/night

The resort fee includes:

  • Signature Fitness Classes at Miraval Life in Balance Spa
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe and safe insurance
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Housekeeping
Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD $10 and USD $50 for adults, USD $10 and USD $30 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD $50 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: USD $31 per/day
  • Valet parking fee: USD $40 per/day
  • Pet fee: USD $150 per/pet, per/stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $35 per/day
 Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
  • Check In
    4 pm
  • Check Out
    11 am
Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Three Seventy Common is a lively Laguna Beach spot for cocktails and carefully sourced New American.
  • In nearby Laguna Hills, Break of Dawn serves Viet fusion brunch fare to throngs of waiting weekenders.
  • Zinc Cafe & Market serves veggie friendly eats in stylish Laguna Beach.
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One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
By Plane
  • 21 mi from John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) (Taxi: approx $80) (Super Shuttle: $33, $9 addn’l)
  • 40 mi from Long Beach Airport (LGB) (Taxi: approx $125) (Super Shuttle $57, $9 addn’l)
  • 61 mi from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) (Taxi: approx $185) (Super Shuttle $63, $9 addn’l)
  • 67 mi from San Diego International Airport (SAN) (Taxi: approx $175) (Super Shuttle $164)
By Train
  •  7.9mi from nearest nearest Amtrak Station: Union Station (Taxi: approx. $35)
By Bus/Metro
  • From SNA take Line 59 bus for 9 min, transfer at University Center to Line 79 for 23 min, transfer at Newport trans Dock 6 for 44 min, arrive at Pacific Coast-Ritz Carlton, walk 18min to Monarch. ($4) 2hrs 26min.
  • Orange County Metrolink
By Automobile
  • Approx 26 minutes from SNA with no traffic. Overnight Parking is $40.
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By Zip Car


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  • AAA Diamond Award