The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Ritz-Carlton Drive

$US 499 per day

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside
  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. It has stunning coastline views and is surrounded by a three mile wide beach that is popular with surfers, beach goers and dolphins. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the resort has a convenient location for sightseeing up and down the coast. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate any request. There are many complimentary amenities offered for families including sports courts, ping pong, and a beach butler. The resort also offers eco-adventure programs for kids and families which are led by highly trained staff that know how to make science and the environment fun. Dining options are varied, focus on high-quality ingredients and have jaw-dropping views. Families may want to check out the Club Level rooms which provide additional personalized service and offer complimentary light food and drinks throughout the day.

Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
  • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Incredible ocean views from public areas and rooms
  • Extensive amenities and services for all ages and interests
  • Variety of room options for families
  • Outstanding service
  • Eco-adventures program for kids and families
  • Excellent base to explore Southern California coast

Families Should Know

  • Area around resort is stroller-friendly with paved paths
  • Walking/biking paths in canyon are close by
  • Strong currents at beach
  • Free beach shuttle and beach butler service
  • Two year-round heated outdoor swimming pools
  • Free Laguna Beach trolley stops at resort during summer
  • No kids’ pool
  • Daily resort fee $US 30 per day
  • WIFI is free
  • Babysitting services available through Concierge

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

Sports + Activities

  • whale watching
  • tennis
  • beach
  • surfing
  • shopping
  • biking
  • hiking
  • tide pools

Local Excursions

  • Laguna Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • San Juan Capistrano Mission
  • Dana Point Harbor
  • Disneyland
  • Legoland
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Palm Springs


  • rooms and suites
  • air-conditioning
  • TV
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • WIFI rooms and public areas
  • twice daily housekeeping
  • room service
  • private balcony or terrace
  • disabled access
  • pet-friendly
  • 6 restaurants/bar/lounge areas
  • two outdoor swimming pools/whirlpools
  • spa
  • fitness center and wellness classes
  • kids’ program
  • basketball/beach toys/ping pong
  • tennis courts/surfing lessons
  • concierge
  • babysitting on request
  • private parking