Few Places Compare to a Luxurious Stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Beach

A stay at any Ritz-Carlton resort is memorable. The Ritz-Carlton Dana Point at Laguna Beach is no exception. Within this beautiful resort, luxury meets Southern California beach vibes. With breathtaking ocean views, spacious accommodations, and loads of amenities and activities, the Ritz is the perfect resort for travelers visiting Laguna Beach. From the gorgeous lobby to the delicious dishes served at the restaurants, we are sharing all you need to know about the Ritz-Carlton Dana Point. Whether you come for a wedding, a business meeting, a family vacation, or trip with your significant other, this place is truly luxury at its finest.

Let's Talk Accommodations


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The Ritz-Carlton Dana Point has many guest rooms and suites for travelers to stay in. Though the room layouts differ, the beautiful style and décor remain consistent. Natural light pours into each room to create a breathable and inviting space.

As far as guestrooms are concerned, travelers can opt to stay within an ocean view, coastline view, garden/courtyard view room. With plush duvet comforters and stunning interior décor, guests can rest easy within these Ritz-Carlton Dana Point guestrooms. An outdoor patio/balcony is attached to every guestroom and provides a seating area for guests to enjoy the sunshine, breeze, and view. Guests even have the option of booking a stay in the Fireside Ocean View or Fireside Garden View rooms. The personal outdoor fireplace that comes with these rooms is spectacular. Grab the marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers because s'mores around the fire will be a must as you watch the sunset.


This beachfront hotel also has a number of suites for guests to choose from. With ocean views, coastline views, and garden views (like the guest rooms), travelers are bound to have a stunning display from their patio/balcony in any room that they stay in. The Ocean Suite with 2 King Beds, is a one-bedroom suite that has a separate living area with a platform king bed. This 2 king bed suite also comes with 2 full bathrooms, a personal balcony or patio, and a dining area that seats six guests. The Ocean View Executive Suite is a one-bedroom king bed suite with a sleeper sofa, a separate living space, a patio/balcony with seating, and one and a half baths. The minimalist, yet stylish décor creates a wonderful suite for guests to stay in.

The Garden/Pool View Executive Suite overlooks the breathtaking pool and garden area. This suite comes with a spacious king-size bed, a personal balcony, a separate living area, an additional sleeper sofa, and a full marble bathroom with double sinks. The Club Level Garden View Executive Suite is similar in layout; however, this suite comes with exclusive Club Level access. Another suite that offers exclusive Club Level access is the Ritz Carlton Suite. The Ritz Carlton Suite is fitted with a king-size bed, a spacious living room with a fireplace, a dining room that seats six guests, a full marble bathroom, and a balcony that overlooks the glorious Pacific.

Let's Talk Dining

Dining at the Ritz Carlton Dana Point will be nothing short of delicious. With fresh and creative dishes, this resort cooks up some of the best meals in the area. Dining options at the Ritz Carlton Dana Point include dining at Raya, EnoSTEAK, 180blũ, the Market Place, and the Dana Pool Café. Of course, 24-hour in-room dining service and private dining at Raya are also available.

Fine Dining Options

Raya is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a hearty Sunday brunch. This elegant restaurant has an ocean view that cannot be missed, especially since the wide-open floor to ceiling windows provide a view from anywhere in the restaurant. Pan-Latin cuisine is prepared at Raya. Chef Richard Sandoval prepares traditional Latin flavors with locally sourced ingredients at this restaurant. Private dining is available at Raya (seating up to 14 guests). To give you a taste of the menu, there are omelets, burritos, chilaquiles, smoked Scottish salmon, and apple pie waffles for breakfast. For lunch, order Brazilian cheese rolls, an open-faced Laguna burger, or the Thai curry Buddha bowl. When dining at Raya for dinner, order the lobster tacos, baby kale salad, all natural prime New York, or pan-roasted Pacific halibut. Then, after dinner, head over to Bar Raya where you can order your favorite drink of choice.

180blũ is another favorite oceanfront dining space. This outdoor, lounge-like setting comes with dining tables, high-top tables, cozy couches, and even fire pits to sit around. 180blũ serves up-close views of Salt Creek Beach, as well as small plates, desserts, and drinks from Raya. When the weather cooperates, there is live music at 180blũ every Friday and Saturday evening. Those nights are also sushi nights. When is live music and sushi not a good idea?

EnoSTEAK specializes in – can you guess? – steak. Because of popularity, reservations at this restaurant are suggested. EnoSTEAK is open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, and those who appreciate meat, seafood, and wine will enjoy dining at this restaurant. We recommend starting off the night with the signature cheese and meat board. That, or the squash blossom salad. For the main course, diners can choose from chicken, short rib, prime filet, pan seared sea bass, and New York steak options.

Casual Dining Options

For fast, but fresh casual dining, check out the Market Place. Within this laid-back atmosphere, guests can order healthy and organic options from off the menu. The Market Place is conveniently opened from 6 am to 9 pm every day. However, if you are busy by the pool or at the beach and don't want to drag sandy feet and dripping wet hair into the building, stay outdoors and grab a bite from Dana Point Café. How much more casual does it get than dining poolside? Sandy feet and dripping wet hair are welcome here.

Let's Talk Amenities and Activities

Amenities and Activities

Did you know that the Ritz-Carlton Dana Point is a pet-friendly place to stay? That is right, your four-legged friends are invited to join you on your trip to Southern California! The only requirement will be a $50 per night boarding fee. Also, no more than two pets can stay in a guestroom. Other amenities at the Ritz-Carlton include access to the Fitness Center, wellness classes (including Pilates and Yoga), the two tennis courts, two outdoor swimming pools, and two whirlpools. You will not run out of things to do here.

Of course, the Ritz also has a signature spa where guest can spend a day of pampering. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, guests can make an appointment online or by phone for their day at the spa. The spa at this Laguna Beach resort comes with tranquil and rejuvenating spa treatments. Some treatments on the spa menu include a deep muscle massage, a stress relief massage, a beach stone massage, a California citrus scrub, an ocean inspiration facial, and more. Manicures, pedicures, and full salon services are available at the Ritz-Carlton Dana Point spa as well.

With so much to do on the resort's property, you may never want to leave the Ritz! However, if you do wish to explore the greater Laguna Beach area, you are close enough to easily do so. Guests can wander the coastline, swim in the ocean, build sandcastles on the shore, and stroll through the town during their stay.

Weddings and Special Events

The Ritz-Carlton Dana Point provides natural scenery that will make any wedding day amazingly beautiful and memorable. Couples can choose from oceanfront venues to indoor venues when they choose to say “I do” at the Ritz-Carlton. The resort's team of experts will help couples every step of the way as they prepare for their dream wedding. The culinary team will also provide the most delightful and delicious meals for guests. From taste to presentation, the dishes served at Ritz Carlton weddings are works of art. The Ritz is also the ideal space for business meetings and other special events. There are over 80,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor event space for guests to use.

Let's Go

The Ritz Carlton Dana Point provides fine dining, sophisticated and comfortable accommodations, a number of amenities and on-site activities, and excellent service. At the Ritz-Carlton, guests will be treated well from the moment they walk in the door. Whether you are wanting to book a wedding venue, meeting space, family vacation, or honeymoon trip, the Ritz-Carlton Dana Point will be the best place for you to de-stress and have a great time while in Southern California. Located on the coastline of Laguna Beach, consider staying at the Ritz during your trip to the area.

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