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The First Luxury Beach Resort Along Coastal Orange County

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel boasts a newly re-imagined vibe, services and spaces, yet still occupies its famous scenery atop 150 foot bluff featuring cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury. Located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, the surfside retreat awakens guests' senses with its unique beach ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. The resort has been the recipient of many awards, but is proud to boast its AAA Five Diamond status for the 30th consecutive year. Stay at a place where luxury and paradise meet.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 396 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Dana Point
  • Nearby Water Pacific Ocean
  • Open Dates All Year


Situated high atop a 150-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is the perfect place to begin your Southern California beach vacation. Sink your toes into the sand and enjoy the stunning views or take in a little adventure with the hotel's surfing excursions! They offer access to wetsuits, surfboards and a variety of other equipment, along with a professional surf instructor who can help you get out onto the waves!


Let The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel inspire the ultimate family beach vacation! Let their beach butler carry your seaside gear and plan the day while you connect with your kids. Build sandcastles out on the shore, explore the waters on a surfing adventure, or just take it easy by the pool. The Ritz Kids Club offers fun activities for the youngsters so the adults can indulge in a little down time at the spa or take in a game of golf! After a long day, settle down for a delicious meal at one of their many onsite restaurants!


Experience the sport of kings from one of the world's most prestigious luxury resorts. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a truly exceptional Southern California destination, offering exceptional convenience to several nearby courses. Their golf packages make it easy to get out and test your swing for that hole-in-one!


Set a loftier goal for your next corporate event. Situated high atop a dramatic oceanfront bluff in Southern California, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel raises the standard for meetings and business functions – with award-winning facilities that pair ideal meeting venues with impeccable service. Choose from 18 function rooms across 26,224 square feet of indoor space and nearly 54,000 square feet of outdoor space for your event, and let the dedication staff assist you in planning all the details. Everything you need for a successful business retreat awaits right here!


The breathtaking beachfront setting at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is just what you need to gather your whole family together. Here, you can let the refreshing air and endless activities help you reconnect with your loved ones in a variety of ways. Spend quality time lounging on the beach or practicing your swing at the golf course. Take in a game of tennis, unwind at the spa, and much more!


Fall in love all over again at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. This distinctive Southern California beach wedding location sets a new standard in romantic elegance, with the natural grace and beauty of a coastal retreat. With over 26,000 square feet of indoor function space and over 54,000 square feet of space outdoors, you'll have more than enough space to host your celebration, no matter how large or small. Their professional staff will assist in all the details from guest accommodations to catering services so your big day can go off without a hitch!


Come to beautiful Southern California and enjoy the beautiful scenery. When you're at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Nigel, you'll be located on a 150 foot bluff featuring cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. Take time to enjoy the sandy beaches, blue skies and lush greenery during your next vacation. Pack your camera, you won't want to forget a moment.


Treat yourself to a romantic escape in the richly appointed accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Here, you will be astounded by the awe-inspiring setting atop a 150-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the variety of onsite amenities that will make your vacation as comfortable as possible. Take in the views from your private balcony or patio, unwind on the beaches or by the pool, and indulge in some adventure with surfing, diving and paddling activities. At the end of the day, make sure you catch the incredible sunset over the water!

Pet Friendly

Don't worry about leaving your pet behind on your California vacation! Though available on a limited basis, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel does offer pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion. For more information regarding rates and restrictions, please contact the hotel.


The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and Jean-Michel Cousteau partner to bring you eco-adventures that promise to open your eyes to Southern California's unique ecosystems and open your heart to their connection to the larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, choose from 15 different excursions.


The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel premiered as the first luxury beach resort along coastal Orange County. Today, the Dana Point resort boasts a newly re-imagined vibe, services and spaces, yet still occupies its perch atop 150 foot bluff featuring cascading views of the Pacific Ocean. With two swimming pools, two whirlpools, two tennis courts, a fitness center, six unique dining options, and an onsite spa, the Ritz-Carlton truly maintains its grandeur. Come experience this incredible destination on your California vacation today!


Start the newest chapter of your life together at a stunning California destination. Located atop a 150-foot bluff, the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers an incredible setting for your honeymoon where you can truly unwind together after the excitement of your big day. Take in a game of golf nearby, try out stand-up paddle boarding in the ocean, or just soak at the whirlpool. It's all right here!


Escape to a gentler pace at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel, where the constant presence of the ocean inspires renewal. All 12 treatment rooms within this spa resort are bathed in soft hues of aqua and beige and tranquil water features add to the overall sensory experience. Indulge in a soothing massage or a rejuvenating facial and leave feeling completely renewed!

  • Bicycles
  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Pay-Per-View Movies
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed(s)
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • In Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Whirlpool
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Theme Parks
  • Beach
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Play Ground
  • Sailing
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Shuttle Service
  • ATM
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Business Center
  • Catering
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Hold
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Room Service
  • Salon
  • Spa Services
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Nearest Airports

  • John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport (SNA) / 16.2 miles
  • Long Beach /Daugherty Field/ Airport (LGB) / 34.3 miles
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT) / 40.6 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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