Photos Courtesy of The St. Regis Monarch BeachAbundant sunshine, sweeping ocean views and chic California style, The St. Regis Monarch Beach has it all. This Forbes Five-Star resort sits perched above the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point. With an exclusive private beach club, an award-winning spa, and an 18-hole championship golf course, the resort has become a favorite among travelers and locals alike.
Choose between seven guestroom categories and find the room that is just right for you. In the Signature Guest Room, custom-designed furniture and contemporary interiors reflect and upscale residential feel. Sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean can be seen off the room?s private balcony. The St. Regis keeps every comfort in mind with spacious marble bathrooms complete with oversized bathtubs and dual vanities for added convenience.
Offering generous floor plans, the resort's 75 suites boast premium furnishings and a personal butler. The St. Regis Suites include two oversized bathrooms, a convertible sofa bed, and striking wood-frame glass doors leading to the private balcony. The beautifully decorated bedroom includes a king bed and second balcony to allow for cool coastal breezes to sweep through the spaces. The full marble master bath with oversized soaking tub provides a separate two-person shower and a plentiful amount of premium bath products.
With an 18-hole championship golf course and beautiful Southern California weather, The St. Regis Monarch Beach is a great destination for golf-lovers. Named one of the premier golf resorts in the area in 2010 by Golf Magazine, the 6,600 yard course has become a favorite for golfers at all skill levels. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the course was modeled after a Scottish links style course and flows along the coastline overlooking the ocean.
Take time to pamper yourself while on vacation and book a treatment (or two) at Spa Gaucín, named after the charming European village of Gaucín, Spain. The resort connects old world traditions with modern techniques to create a truly memorable experience. Start your day with a traditional coin toss into the Well of Desires and celebrate love, life, and your own wellness. Drawing on California and Mediterranean ingredients, the spa incorporates treatments mixed with chardonnay, grape seeds, and figs.
Parents, don’t worry, they’ve also got your children covered. At the Kid's Club at St. Regis Monarch Beach, the hotel’s youngest guests will find an exciting getaway of their own. The Sandcastle Kids Club was designed to give little ones a program filled with energy, creativity and activities for ages 5-12. Fathers, spend some time with your son during Father and Son Tee Time at the Monarch Beach Golf Links. Improve your own game and teach your son the ins and outs at the same time. Either way, your family will have plenty of events to keep them busy.
While there are many great restaurants around Dana Point, The St. Regis Monarch Beach makes your choice easier with exquisite dining experiences right inside its own doors. Motif Restaurant, a European-style café, features dishes hand-crafted by Executive Chef Frederic Castan. Sit indoors or enjoy the warm weather outside while tasting some of the best breakfast, lunch, or dinner options around, and Sundays just got even better with Motif’s Sunday Champagne Brunch offering an epicurean spread from around the world.
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For a truly remarkable dining experience, explore Stonehill Tavern, Michael Mina's acclaimed sophisticated restaurant. This dinner-only venue serves up modern American cuisine paired with a vast wine selection of 400 to 500 bottles.