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Gold List 2010

St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California 

1 Monarch Beach Resort

Dana Point, California
United States

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."

(400 rooms)
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
Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

Overall Score: 90.4

  • Rooms: 94.4
  • Service: 87.8
  • Food: 85.1
  • Location: 87.8
  • Design: 89.3
  • Activities: 86.6
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



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