On a beautiful January day, we decided to drive about an hour away to stay at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. It's at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean and Dana Point harbor. This is a very nice hotel with many activities for kids. The harbor is a 10-minute walk where guests can enjoy many restaurants and bars. There are two pools one of which has a large hot tub, children's pool, and play area. Our room had two sliding glass doors that opened up to a large patio and view of the ocean. The staff was very friendly and beyond helpful. The breakfast buffet is a must with salmon, eggs benedict, omelets, fruit, and the list goes on. Book a room here: Laguna Cliffs Marriott.

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