California is an amazing place to visit. It is a hub for celebrities and the entertainment industry, boasts miles of stunning coastline, has developed its own food culture, and is a destination for some excellent activities and attractions. If you are planning a trip to California, you will need to find the best accommodation to meet your needs and to make your stay special. One of the best options in this state is the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, which is located at Dana Point. Here are just ten reasons why you should choose this hotel for your next visit to California.
1. Luxurious Rooms and Suites
One of the best features of staying at any Ritz-Carlton hotel is the luxurious rooms. These are designed to create a pleasant and relaxing environment for guests. At the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, the 396 guestrooms all have private balconies that give excellent views of the ocean and surrounding area. Some balconies also have outdoor firepits. The rooms also offer a good range of facilities for guests, including marble bathrooms with double sinks, plush bedding, flat-screen televisions, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, heating, and air conditioning.
2. Six Different Dining Experiences
Although there are many excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars in the surrounding area, there is no reason to leave this hotel to dine as they offer six unique dining experiences. 180BLU is an outdoor lounge 150-feet above the ocean with spectacular views. There is live music to enjoy while eating small bites or desserts and drinking hand-crafted beverages. The Market Place is a healthy take on fast-casual dining in an upscale setting. Bar Raysa is a cocktail lounge that also serves appetizers, while The Dana Pool Café serves casual fare in an outdoor setting. The two main restaurants at this hotel are Raya and Enosteak. The former is the pride of chef Richard Sandoval who prepares Pan-Latin cuisine featuring local produce, sustainable seafood, and organic meat. The latter is a modern space that serves organic local produce, pasture-raised beef, artisanal cheeses, and fine wines.
3. The Relaxing Spa
Like many other Ritz-Carlton hotels, one of the highlights of a stay in this hotel is making use of the excellent spa facilities. There are 12 treatment rooms where guests can enjoy a range of sea-inspired treatments and therapies. The spa also contains a salon and a boutique.
4. Access to a Golf Course
This is a great hotel in which to stay if you are a golf enthusiast. Guests of the hotel have access to Monarch Beach Golf Links. Therefore, you can spend your vacation enjoying your favorite activity. For a fee, the hotel provides a shuttle service to the golf service.
5. Proximity to the Beach
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is located right next to the stunning beach of Dana Point. This is a fantastic place to enjoy a stroll, relax on the beach, admire the views of the Pacific Ocean, or enjoy some fun watersports. The beach also has some picturesque spots that are good for watching land and marine wildlife. This is also a fantastic place to have some fun with the kids if you are traveling as a family.
6. Eco-Adventure Experiences
If you enjoy eco-adventure experiences, then this is the hotel for you. The hotel has an Eco-Adventure Center that gives guests the chance to experience some of the unique ecosystems of Southern California and showcases the natural wonders of the state. Guests can enjoy a variety of excursions to enjoy the local surroundings, which are described as a natural classroom. One of the adventures is a new Eco Artist program, which gives visitors the opportunity to create a work of art. Another of the excursions is a whale watching experience where people can watch some of the Pacific Ocean’s most magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. There is also a daily Eco-Adventure Center Garden Tour that is open to all guests.
7. Fantastic for Weddings
Many people like to combine their wedding and honeymoon by choosing a location that is suitable for both. The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is an excellent venue for a unique and memorable wedding. It has several oceanfront wedding venues and more than 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space for you to make use of on your special day. There are various packages available and the staff will strive to accommodate all your needs to give you the wedding of your dreams.
8. Excellent Facilities
You will not get bored during a stay at this hotel as the excellent facilities mean that you will find plenty of things to enjoy without stepping outside the hotel. Just some of the facilities available at this hotel include two outdoor swimming pools, two outdoor whirlpools, two tennis courts, luxurious lawn areas with deck chairs an ocean-front fitness center, yoga and Pilates sessions, a gift shop, an organic garden, a children’s play area, and a business center with services. There is also Ritz Kidz, which is a program of activities and entertainment for children.
9. Convenient for Local Attractions and Activities
Despite the hotel having many facilities that will keep you entertained, you may wish to explore the area and visit some of the local attractions. This hotel is located in a good position to take advantage of what is available in the surrounding area. There are several museums, galleries, beaches, and parks within walking distance. It is also within easy traveling distance of San Clemente Pier, Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, and Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Also, Disneyland is just 40 minutes from the hotel by car.
10. Close to Public Transport Links
If you have not driven to the hotel, then having access to public transport links is important as this is how you will access the surrounding area and all the activities and attractions in the vicinity. Fortunately, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is ideally located for public transport links. This adds an element of convenience to your stay.
Written by Garrett Parker
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