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Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Laguna Beach, California

Situated atop a 150-foot bluff overlooking a superb surf beach, the elegant Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel offers a peaceful sanctuary with impeccable service and superb facilities only a 10-minute drive from exclusive Laguna Beach.

We organize stays to this property as part of a longer customized itinerary, please contact our travel specialists to start crafting your vacation.

At a Glance

  • Dramatic setting overlooking stunning Salt Creek Beach

  • Great family friendly accommodations and activities available

  • Surfing possible directly from the beach and surf equipment available to hire

  • Superb location in Dana Point, a 10-minute drive from exclusive Laguna Beach

  • Ideal beach stay option at the beginning or end of a self drive trip of California

Beach, Couples, Family

Insider's View

There are almost too many places to stop and gaze at the utterly incredible views - perhaps choose to gaze longer while enjoying a cocktail and tapas at 180 Blu

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel or take a look at our itineraries to California

Description

Laguna Beach is Southern California's seaside artists' haven where quaint cottages, subtropical gardens and sandy coves stretch out along a 7-mile scenic coastline. Coupled with superb art galleries and restaurants and year-round perfect weather.

The resort's design is heavily influenced by its seaside location, decked in soft hues and thoughtfully furnished throughout. With generous living space, all guest rooms are utterly comfortable, with feather beds and duvets, plush furnishings and in-room entertainment systems. Add to this, most have stunning ocean views, this is the ultimate beach front getaway choice.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa provides the perfect retreat, named among the top 100 spa resorts in the US by Condé Nast’s 2012 and features 12 individual spa treatment rooms. Guests can play tennis, enjoy the pool, ocean view fitness, daily Yoga and Pilates and take long beach walks. Or why not take to the surf at Barton Creek for a genuine Southern Californian beach experience. Surfing lessons for beginners and trips out to the best local breaks for the more experienced can be organized by the hotel.

Each evening, guests gather at 180blu for a relaxed cocktail as the sun makes a dramatic exit below the horizon. The hotel's location makes it the perfect place for magnificent sunsets. At night enjoy fine dining at ecoSTEAK or more relaxed cuisine at Raya. The Market Place cafe is perfect for getting a lighter snack or something for the children.

The hotel is the ideal spot for a relaxed break before or after a self drive trip of California, or purely as an escape from the city as it is a mere 1-hour from San Diego or 2-hours from Los Angeles. For young or old, the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel offers something for everyone all wrapped up in impeccable service and elegant yet relaxed surroundings.

Accommodation

The resort offers 274 guest rooms and suites, each reflecting the glisten of the Pacific Ocean outside. Each is spacious, light and airy and many offer a balcony with partial or full ocean views. The ground floor Ocean Front rooms are particularly desirable and come complete with direct ocean views and a fire pit to enjoy the glorious sun sets from.

All guest rooms are similar in style, the only difference is the view, be it pool and garden coastal or ocean view. All rooms feature a private balcony or patio, 42 inch TV and iPod dock, DVD player and wireless internet.

The hotel also offers a choice of one bedroom Executive Suites and the sublime Ocean Suites and Ritz Carlton Suites. Each enjoys additional benefits such as preferred spa appointment times, dedicated personal assistance, preferred dining times at Raya and VIP housekeeping.

The Ritz Carlton Club Level experience is well worth the extra with a dedicated check in and Club level Concierge. The Club Lounge is exclusively for Club level guests and offers food presentations throughout the day from continental breakfast to light lunch, hors d'Oeuvres in the early evening and dessert a little later on. Soft drinks and snacks as well as a fun sweet selection are available throughout the day. There is also a designated business center and complimentary pressing service.

Club Level Ocean View Guestroom

With exclusive club level access, these rooms are only located on the fourth floor with direct views of the Pacific ocean from a balcony or patio, a king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Ocean View Guestroom

Located on floors one to four with direct views of the Pacific ocean from a balcony or patio, a king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Club Level Coastline View Guestroom

With exclusive club level access, fourth floor location, direct views of the Pacific ocean from a balcony, patio and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows. Furnished with king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Coastline View Guestroom

Located on floors one to four and with direct views of the Pacific ocean from a balcony and patio. Furnished with king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Fireside Garden View Guestroom

With your own personal fire pit, first floor location and beautiful views of the lush gardens. Furnished with king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Fireside Ocean View Guestroom

With your own personal fire pit, first floor location and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Furnished with king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Club Level Garden View Guestroom

With a fourth floor location, exclusive club level access, views over the swimming pool and beautiful gardens from balcony, patio or huge windows. Furnished with king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Garden/Pool Guestroom

With views over the pool, gardens and courtyard from the balcony or patio these rooms are found on floors one to four. Furnished with king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Limited View Guestroom

These rooms are found from floors one to three and have limited views of the family pool and gardens. Furnished with king or two double beds and crib, rollaway bed or connecting room available on request. This 400 sq ft room also includes a full marble bathroom with tub and shower.

Ocean View Suite

As its name suggests, this suite boasts magnificent Pacific views from the balcony/patio off the master bedroom and expansive windows. These 1,100 sq ft suites are located on floors one to four and feature a king size bed (plus crib or rollaway bed on request), full marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, dining room with seating for six, half-bath and spacious living room.

The Ritz-Carlton Suite

This suite has wonderful ocean views from the balcony/patio off the master bedroom and exclusive club level access. These 1,550 sq ft suites are located on floors two to four and feature a king size bed (plus crib or rollaway bed on request), full marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, half-bath and spacious living room complete with wood-burning fireplace.

Ocean View Executive Suite

As its name suggests, this suite boasts magnificent ocean views from the balcony/patio off the master bedroom and expansive windows. These 784 sq ft suites are located on floors one to four and feature a king size bed (plus crib, rollaway bed or connecting room on request), full marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, half-bath and spacious living room.

Club Level Garden View Executive Suite

With views of the courtyard and garden from the balcony/patio off the master bedroom and expansive windows this suite also comes with exclusive club level access. These 784 sq ft suites are located on the fourth floor and feature a king size bed (plus crib, rollaway bed or connecting room on request), full marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, half-bath and living room.

Coastline View Executive Suite

With views of the coast from the balcony/patio off the master bedroom. These 784 sq ft suites are located on the fourth floor and feature a king size bed (plus crib, rollaway bed or connecting room on request), full marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, half-bath and living room.

Garden/Pool View Executive Suite

With views of the courtyard, garden and pool from the balcony/patio off the master bedroom and expansive windows this suite. These 784 sq ft suites are located on the fourth floor and feature a king size bed (plus crib, rollaway bed or connecting room on request), full marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, half-bath and living room.

Childcare

Children are welcome at the hotel and interconnecting rooms are available for families traveling together. Cots, high chairs and pushchairs are available for guests staying at the hotel. There are also dedicated children's menus for younger guests.

There are abundant children's activities on offer at the hotel from face painting to Beach Butlers who provide beach toys for the little ones. Poolside movies are shown in summer, the spa offer special treatments for children and teens and there is a ping pong table and complimentary use of frisbees, footballs, tennis equipment, soccer and basketballs.

The Eco Adventure center offers a delightful selection of activities for young and old. Learn about Southern California's eco system from expert naturalists. They offer unique excursions where the natural surroundings become a living laboratory. Excursions run throughout the week and offer sea hikes, video making, creative cooking, body boarding skills, whale watching, sand exploring, star gazing and nocturnal night crawler adventures. All excursions are at additional cost and may necessitate a parent being present.

Facilities

Guests will not be short of sensational dining experiences during their stay at Laguna Beach. The Raya headed up by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval serves Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meat; 180blu is an oceanfront lounge featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean off Dana Point; and EnoSTEAK serves excellent pasture-raised beef and highlights artisanal cheeses and fine wines.

There is a choice of two pools with extensive sun terraces, one of which is adjacent to the wonderful spa and the exciting Eco Adventure Centre, perfect for kids and big kids alike! There is also a fitness center with stunning ocean views to work out to.

For sport enthusiasts there are tennis and basketball courts, ping pong tables and the ever present surf also beckons from the impressive long sandy beach

The beach is reached through walkways, however, as it is relatively steep there is a shuttle service provided on a request basis. The Beach Butler service provides towels, umbrellas and beach chairs

Activities

The hotel is perfect for those who are looking for an active vacation. The Pacific Coast surf is fantastic here and guests can spend hours discovering the waves in front of the hotel. Surf equipment and lessons are available on request.

The Eco Adventure Centre offers a variety of exciting and educational excursions for young and old from beach combing to whale watching to star gazing. The tidal pools to one side of the beach are also fun to explore at low tide.

Daily yoga and pilates classes are offered in the Gazebo overlooking the ocean and guests can have use of the tennis courts with complimentary racket hire (tournament, lesson and clinic fees are charged).

Preferred tee times at Monarch Beach Golf Links including a shuttle and golf bag storage is also available on a request basis.

Location & Directions

Laguna Beach, California

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is located in Dana Point in California's famous Orange County, an hour from San Diego and just a 10-minute drive from the shops and restaurants of Laguna Beach.

When to go

Laguna Beach has a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is hottest but beaches can be over crowded. January and February are the rainiest months. If you are visiting in May, June or July, watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.

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