Where to Stay in Irvine and Dana Point
The Irvine Marriott is a great place to stay if you want to be right in the center of all the action. The newly renovated hotel is just minutes from incredible Southern California beaches, amazing shopping at Irvine Spectrum and South Coast Plaza, Disneyland and top rated golf courses. With 496 rooms that each feature the luxurious Marriott bedding package and flat screen TVs, an expansive outdoor pool lounge area and hot tub, fitness center, restaurant, coffee shop and more, the Marriott has everything you need for a comfortable stay. As an added bonus, it’s only two blocks from the John Wayne Airport and they even offer complimentary shuttle service to and from!
With its central location (it’s just a quick drive to Newport and Huntington Beaches, the Irvine Spectrum center, South Coast Plaza Convention Center and Disneyland), the Hilton Irvine is an ideal accommodation for families looking for adventure and convenience. Their newly renovated Olympic-sized heated swimming pool is perfect for playtime, while the whirlpool makes a great spot to relax and unwind after spending hours on your feet. The Hilton also boasts beautiful rooms, an on-site fitness center and a complimentary shuttle to and from John Wayne Airport. Additionally, wireless internet, in-room dining and even pet-friendly accommodations mean there’s something for everyone when it comes to a family getaway!
Resorts in Dana Point
One question I get asked a lot by travelers is “Where do I stay?”. In Dana Point, you have four major resorts to choose from. For a family getaway, you can’t beat DoubleTree Suites by Hilton at Doheny Beach. Located a short walk across the street from the beach, this hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere and easy access to the nearby beach. Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is another great hotel for families looking to explore Dana Point. With its beach-chic vibe, you’ll all be able to kick back and enjoy Dana Point. To fully immerse yourself in Dana Point, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers guests a full Southern California experience, even down to its ocean-inspired spa treatments and restaurant menus.
We chose to treat ourselves one night at the Monarch Beach Resort. With its renowned spa, golf course, and restaurants, this luxury hotel is considered a hard-working parents’ dream. However, it’s not just for adults. The Monarch Beach Kid Club for children ages 5-12 will not only keep your kids entertained on vacation, but will do so by enriching the child’s creative mind. Now that’s a luxury in itself!