Back up the walking path at the main hotel, there are still more frills to be found in the 400 guest rooms and 74 suites. The standard rooms go for about $380 a night these days, but guests staying in one of the suites get extra perks like butler service.
The other main draw at the resort, besides the fine dining at Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern, and Motif, where Frenchman Frederic Castan is chef, is Spa Gaucin (pronounced gow-seen), which is named after a cliff-top Andalusian town, and where guests are pampered with Olavie vinotherapy products during treatments like the full-body Mediterranean massage.
However, the resort’s Pure Seduction Thursday nights--when the lobby is transformed into an anything goes nightclub--is what really sets it apart from its neighbors. Locals and guests alike cavort and shimmy to Top 40 tunes in the company of Real Housewives and other indigenous wildlife (cougars and pumas abound) until the wee hours.
But that’s enough fun for us. We'll let the resort's Director of Sales and Marketing, Michael Mustafa, tell us about all the features you can find as a guest of the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Watch the video here.
Full Disclosure: Eric Rosen spent two nights here as a guest of the St. Regis Monarch Beach while on assignment for another publication.