Gold List 2010
St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Tel: 800 722 1543
Tel: 949 234 3200
Fax: 949 234 3201
This Tuscan-inspired oceanfront property has "beautiful, spacious rooms," decorated in warm earth tones, with marble bathrooms and oversized bathtubs. Service vacillates from "beyond efficient" to "subpar at times." Stonehill Tavern serves a contemporary American menu by Michael Mina listing items like Maine lobster, Berkshire pig, and California lamb chops. "The resort has an agreement with the tennis club across the street, but you have to pay for court times."
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2009, Gold List for 2011
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