by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Monarch Beach Resort, formerly the St. Regis, Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California is in Orange County and offers families 400 guestrooms and suites with king and queen beds, ocean views and balconies, large bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The premium suites are considered family rooms and offer sofa beds and complimentary Suite Host service, as well. The largest can sleep up to six guests.
Onsite fun can be had at one of the two swimming pools, the local beach, the golf course and the tennis club. Specifically for children, the Coastal Caterpillar Club keeps those between 5 and 12 occupied with games, entertainment, scheduled activities and more. Full-day, half-day and nightly programs are available for different fees. Babysitting is also available for children under 5. Families can also sign up for water sport lessons through the resort.
Enjoy family meals at the Stonehill Tavern (dinner only), AVEO Table + Bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Club 19 (breakfast and lunch only), Sombra (lunch and early dinner only), Part & Parcel Market (to-go breakfast and lunch items), 33 North (lunch, dinner and drinks), or the Monarch Bay Club (lunch and dinner).
Our Editor Loves
- Kids club
- Golf course and tennis courts
- Multiple dining options
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I booked the Pacific Lawn to Propose to my fiancee and was delighted with the staff and how quickly and effectively they catered to my needs. I was in constant communication with Dana Kennedy and Laura Reynolds and they gave me their personal phone numbers to call them to organize and manage the event to run as smoothly as possible. The day of Dana was instrumental with the coordination and really catered the "surprise element" for the proposal. They also ensured that I would have a banquet server available alongside champagne flutes and plates for my guests. The staff managed to accomplish the impossible and exceeded my expectations. It was truly a special day accompanied by special people. Their service was top notch from communication to supplying anything the day of. Extremely delighted and looking forward to visiting the resort again in the near future.
From the day we arrived to the day we left the service was above and beyond. I mean the shuttle to the private beach to the pool staff to making sure we had everything we needed to make our trip that much better. Definitely will be staying here again and will recommend it to all our families and friends.