Area & Activities


Nestled on the cliffs where surfing was born, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is the ultimate destination for the quintessential Southern Californian experience. Enjoy ocean view yoga, a bustling harbor with restaurants and shops, and a myriad of water sports all within walking distance from our hotel & resort.

Events Calendar

Discover energizing events at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa and experience the best that Southern California has to offer.

On-Site Outlets
Dana Point Spa Patio

The Spa at Laguna Cliffs

Discover peace and serenity at our on-site day spa, where you can delight in specialty treatments and striking views of Dana Point. Enhance your retreat at our Orange County resort with rejuvenating massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps.

Dana Point Festival of Whales - March 3rd thru 5th
Popularly known as the Dolphin and Whale Capital of the World®, celebrate the majestic gray whale in their yearly southern migration with ocean-themed events and activities. Join us on Saturday, March 4th, for Sheena Easton & Taylor Dayne Concerts on the Cliff. Tickets are on sale now!
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Fitness Room

Fitness Center

Open 24 hours with Guestroom Key.

Pool at Laguna Cliffs Hotel


Del Mar Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM


Towels provided


Children's Pool

Laguna Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun: 6:00 AM-11:00 PM


Towels provided



Adjacent to both pools

Towels provided at whirlpool

Sanctuary for the Senses

You've come to the edge of the Pacific Ocean to find solitude and tranquility. Let The Spa at Laguna Cliffs in Dana Point take you just a little further. Inspired by the beauty of our dramatic cliff-top setting, our resplendent Dana Point spa was designed to be a sanctuary for the senses. Fully customized treatments and therapies will replenish the body and inspire the mind, while our idyllic surroundings and warm, gracious service will soothe the spirit. Amenities and facilities at our 14,000-square-foot Dana Point spa oasis include: Men's and women's locker rooms, whirlpools, wet steam and dry sauna rooms and Swiss showers, Vichy Shower "rain bar", Deluxe two-person spa suite with steam showers and a private outdoor whirlpool tub, Spa Boutique featuring deluxe spa products and gifts.

Laguna Cliffs Spa


Our two heated outdoor pools with whirlpools offer breathtaking Pacific Ocean backdrops.

Two women sitting on edge of pool splashing water
Pool at Laguna Cliffs Hotel
Del Mar Pool & Kids Splash Zone

Join the fun at our children’s splash zone! Enjoy a wide array of options including our standard pool, whirlpool, and children’s pool. The splash zone features fountains, surfboards and a water cannon for kids of all ages. For a bit of relaxation, relax on one of the cozy poolside lounge chairs and enjoy scenic views of the Pacific Coastline.

Laguna Beach Hotel Pool
Laguna Pool

Relax, unwind and enjoy our sophisticated Laguna Pool featuring heated Laguna pool and Jacuzzi. Best of all, sit poolside and marvel in the sunset and harbor views while enjoying your favorite cocktail!

Live Webcam Views of Dana Point

Discover iconic Dana Point views from the Ocean Institute and get inspired for your next stay at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.

Pool at Laguna Cliffs Hotel


No matter how you like to challenge yourself, you’ll find it at or around the resort.

  • Five championship golf courses nearby 
  • Deep sea fishing and surf casting 
  • Sailing and whale watching cruises 
  • Fishing 
  • Boating 
  • Paddle boarding 
  • Jet skiing 
  • Kayaking 
  • Catalina Island zip-lining and eco adventures 
  • Walking and jogging trails 
  • Yoga classes 
  • Shopping 
  • Beach volleyball (at the Doheny State Beach sand courts)
Area & Activities
Monarch Beach Golf Links

If you are looking for a unique year-round golf experience, the Monarch Beach Golf Links is a premiere golf destination and golf lovers haven located in Dana Point, California. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., featuring the Scottish links traditional layout, this oceanfront stunning par-70 championship course provides an assortment of amenities and services such as golf lessons, lockers and a 24-hour reservation service.

I Heart Yoga In The Park

This donation-based yoga class takes place outdoors every morning (rain or shine) at 10:00 a.m. right in front of the resort at Lantern Bay Park. From traditional yoga classes to “paddleboard yoga” on the waters of Dana Point Harbor, classes are offered for all ages and skill levels. Please note: An $8 “love donation” is suggested to help keep the classes up and running.

San Diego Zoo

See over 4,000 species at this famous attraction in California, experience the exotic Monkey Trails and Forest Tales, see baby animals at the Children's Zoo and stroll through the Ituri Forest which is like walking through an actual African rainforest. Some animals you can visit with are giant pandas, gorillas, lions, anacondas, koalas and giraffes.

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

When in Orange County, get up close and personal with marine life and climb aboard a whale watching tour at Dana Wharf. Offering two-hour whale watching tours daily allows visitors to see Minke, Blue, Gray, Humpback, Fin and Killer whales. This experience is unlike any other sightseeing experience on the water.

Captain Dave's Dolphin And Whale Safari

Enjoy one of the best whale watching and dolphin experiences in the world with Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, a real eco-tourism company. Travel in an Eye to Eye Underwater Viewing Pod where you will be under the water, but still be as dry as a bone! Use the hydrophone to listen to dolphins communicate with each other, ride in high-speed whale watching catamarans and visit the micro whale watching and dolphin museum on board.

Ocean Institute

Offering outdoor education, marine science and maritime history programs, the Ocean Institute is an ocean education center. Some of the features of this center include an oceanographic research vessel, the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, top-of-the-line teaching labs and two magnificent rich-in-history tall ships. Open to the public seven days a week, these ocean-based exhibits are designed to encourage exploration and learning, as well as ignite curiosity.

Sea World

Enjoy thrilling rides, including the wild Manta roller coaster, Journey to Atlantis and the Shipwreck Rapids, join Elmo and friends on Sesame Street, and meet bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and beluga whales. Sea World is visited by thousands of families per year and also boasts fun shopping experiences and entertaining themed dining venues.

Disney's New California Adventure®/Disneyland

Experience seven fun lands all rolled into one amazing attraction complemented by chic dining experiences and excellent entertainment. Check out Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, Paradise Pier, "a bug's land", Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land and Pacific Wharf. Imagine a place where you can soar over California, play with Woody and Buzz and journey undersea with Ariel all in one day!

Catalina Island 

This famous California destination is popular as a vacation destination and for day escapes. Visitors keep busy with parasailing, scuba diving experiences, Metro Market Place shopping, kayaking adventures and local galleries and museums. 

South Coast Plaza 

When you shop at the South Coast Plaza you can enjoy personal shopping services, Wi-Fi, family-friendly services, upscale retail shops and unique boutiques. Recognized internationally for its collection of award-winning culinary experiences and restaurant venues, this stylish plaza is also within a few minutes from top vacation resorts and California beaches. 

Newport Beach Fashion Island 

This Italian-style attraction and shopping haven with beautifully landscaped open-air piazzas features stylish restaurants, chic cafes and specialty boutiques surrounded by flowing palms and sparkling fountains. This major shopping destination offers a luxury coastal shopping experience for locals and tourists alike. 

Outlet Shopping In San Clemente 

Shop ‘till you drop in a charming village full of Spanish Colonial-style storefronts that tempt you inside to find the perfect size, color or brand. Surrounded by ocean air, palms and colorful bougainvillea, this 500,000 square-foot outlet in Orange County, California offers upscale retail shopping in a fabulous location. 

Pageant Of The Masters & Sawdust Festival 

These two lively annual festivals are very important to the art lovers of Laguna Beach, California. Attracting thousands of people from across the globe, the Pageant of the Masters is held through July to August. See towering portraits come to life with narration, music, lighting and beautifully crafted sets that can be "entered." The Sawdust Festival is one not to miss either, with its exhibits featuring over 200 local artists and colorful masterpieces. 

Mission San Juan Capistrano 

As a historic landmark and museum, a visit to the Mission San Juan Capistrano is an experience that the entire family will enjoy. There are fun exhibits, historical re-enactments, audio tours and education tour booklets that can encourage learning, as well as provide historical and cultural educational experiences for everyone.

Laguna Beach

As Southern California's leading coastal destination, Laguna Beach has been a year-round retreat for nature lovers, sun worshippers and art enthusiasts for years. With seven miles of soft sands, 20 different coves, stylish restaurants, boutique shops and all-day fun in the sun activities, this beach has a long history as one of the best day escapes in the Orange County. 

Doheny State Beach

Located in the city of Dana Point, California, Doheny State Beach is one of the top beaches to bask in the sun and play in the surf. This popular beach attracts approximately one million sun lovers every year with a surfing beach on the north end and campgrounds on the south end. Picnic on a five-acre lush lawn, visit the aquarium at the visitor center or play a competitive game of volleyball.