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Watching gray whales breach over the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point and San Diego is an amazing experience. People gravitate towards Orange County’s panoramic gold coast for its romantic and adventurous ambiance, offering almost perfect sunny weather all year round. From Dana Point you can travel towards San Diego where you will find lively night life, exquisite dining and beautiful beaches. Dana Point and San Diego offer convenient access to wonderful beaches, fine dining, exclusive shopping and and all types of accommodations.
The Andaz Hotel
The Andaz Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel is nestled in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The Andaz hotel showcases a rooftop bar, nightclub and wine bar. Hotel guests enjoy VIP night club access. Select luxury rooms offer views of the San Diego skyline. Amenities include a flat-screen plasma TV, wireless Internet access, bathtub, shower and a non-alcoholic mini-bar. Executive Chef Nathan Coulon serves American organic cuisine, at the hotel’s Quarter Kitchen. Andaz’s 4 level Nightclub, Ivy, offers signature cocktails, while world-renowned DJs spin electro/house music. The Ivy Rooftop features amazing views of downtown San Diego, exclusive bottle service, lipstick dancers, a lounge, a pool and a sundeck. Customized Napa Valley wine tasting is offered at Andaz’s high tech Ivy Wine Bar. Adaz’s services and amenities include Hyatt Gold Passport Program, business center, fitness center, laundry, dry cleaning, boutique and valet parking as well as Escalade service. Meeting, wedding and event planners are available. Andaz Hotel San Diego 600 F Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 814-1000 sandiego.andaz.hyatt.com
Laguna Cliffs Marriot Resort & Spa
This sophisticated hotel features captivating views of the Pacific Ocean. Set on a bluff in Dana Point, this AAA four-diamond oceanfront hotel offers golf and wedding packages. Features and services include a ballroom, conference rooms, a gift shop, business center, Hertz car rental, delivery/package pick up and complimentary beverages in the lobby. Vue, the hotel's restaurant, serves California cuisine with spectacular views of the ocean. Their Lounge has an outdoor deck overlooking the water. Hotel amenities and activities include heated pools, whirlpools, yoga, spa, fitness center, basketball, volleyball, bicycle rentals and walking trails. Luxurious guest rooms capture breathtaking views of the ocean and include electronic key cards, wireless high speed Internet access, balcony, cable TV, pay per view movies, work desk, CD player and a coffeemaker. Childcare services are available. Laguna Cliffs Marriot Resort & Spa 25135 Park Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629 (949) 661-5000 lagunacliffs.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, is a surfer’s paradise. Perched atop a 150 foot bluff, luxurious rooms all have a private balcony or patio, plasma TV, wireless Internet access and a full marble bathroom with double sinks. Amenities include a spa, salon, ocean front fitness center, tennis courts, swimming pools, outdoor whirlpools, 24 hour business center, gift shop and a beach shuttle. Several on site dining options are available: The Market Place serves coffee and pastries; wine and cheese are available at Eno; the Sunset Lounge offers cocktails and appetizers, with views of the ocean; Restaurant 162 features seafood and a spectacular view of the water; and The Bar has a fireplace, ocean view and a silver bar that serves cocktails and appetizers. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel One Ritz-Carlton Drive Dana Point, California 92629 (949) 240-2000 ritzcarlton.com
Please note: My article was published in USA Today under the pseudonym Laurel West: http://traveltips.usatoday.com/hotels-dana-point-san-diego-california-27091.html