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Platinums get free resort fee & $60 breakfast credit. It gets charged but then adjusted on folio.


Per 68 Gone are PLAT. $60 per day breakfast credit & waive of $40 per day Resort Fee
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Old Jun 29, 18, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by m0mo View Post
Just stayed at this hotel for the 3 day weekend. Great location with wonderful views. I did find the sound proofing very lacking. You can clearly hear people in the hallways as well as the tv and snoring from next door. Similar to other posts, I was offered a club floor upgrade at $375/night but I declined.

Also, Platinums do not get free valet parking. Was informed by the front desk at check in that platinums get free resort fee and $60 breakfast credit.

Valet Parking used to be a Plat benefit at this property. It went away in 2016 if memory serves me correctly.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 5:29 pm
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Has anyone tried ubering from Van Nuys airport? How long would that take
I can stay somewhere closer, but I really like the location.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by krazieman View Post
Has anyone tried ubering from Van Nuys airport? How long would that take
I can stay somewhere closer, but I really like the location.
We did... simple. It was about $45-55
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Old Jul 8, 18, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by krazieman View Post
Has anyone tried ubering from Van Nuys airport? How long would that take
I can stay somewhere closer, but I really like the location.
You can use https://www.uber.com/fare-estimate/ to figure it out the cost and google maps to figure out an estimated duration. I’d guess it to be 75-120 minutes, on average, depending on the time of day and traffic.

The previous estimate of Van Nuys to RC Laguna Niguel being $45-55 is sadly in error; it would be more in the range of $105-125 if I had to guess, as agreed also by the estimator.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 10:17 pm
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Originally Posted by bhrubin View Post


You can use https://www.uber.com/fare-estimate/ to figure it out the cost and google maps to figure out an estimated duration. Iíd guess it to be 75-120 minutes, on average, depending on the time of day and traffic.

The previous estimate of Van Nuys to RC Laguna Niguel being $45-55 is sadly in error; it would be more in the range of $105-125 if I had to guess, as agreed also by the estimator.
You are right....silly me.... I thought Van Nuys was the same as Orange County. Sorry.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 11:04 am
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Thanks! $45-55 would've been awesome though.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by krazieman View Post
Thanks! $45-55 would've been awesome though.
If you arrive into SNA (John Wayne Orange County/Santa Ana) rather than Van Nuys/Burbank, that is the rate it likely will be!
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Old Jul 16, 18, 6:38 pm
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Plat benefits= only Welcome Points

Just stayed at this RC property.

Gone are PLAT. $60 per day breakfast credit & waive of $40 per day Resort Fee.

Also, the coffee no longer has complimentary refills at The Market Place. If I remember it used to be Peets' now it is Lavazza. Sad to see the refills go away when it's close to 6 bucks for a 20oz. However, the Lavazza tastes like dirt water so coffee was a necessary evil in mornings.
Would be nice to see if they upgrade to Nespresso machines in room like many other 5* properties. Now it is the same machine and bad coffee you get at a Courtyard.

Front desk indicated rooms are to get a refresh in furnishings soon. Hopefully the carpet gets replaced as it is getting grimy in hallways & slightly musty. Overall still an excellent ocean front property. IMO the staff need some direction as many are interns left to their own devices (not a shadowing method). Spent a few days at the Dana Pool & this is where they need some coaching as service was slow. Only one young woman seems to keep moving/ working. Many congregated at the towel desk- meanwhile they could have sold many more drinks & kept the place a bit more tidy.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 9:22 pm
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Just booked 4 nights over Spring Break 2019. On line prices were ~$850 per night, but I recently obtained the Ritz Carlton Rewards Card (before it disappeared). Comes with 3 Club level upgrades per year. The reservation agent booked us on the Club level floor for ~$650 per night. This does not include resort fee ($40/night), parking ($40/night), or need to add $100 per day for our daughter to get club level benefits (certificate applies to two guests). I feel like we got a decent deal, but were then nickel and dimed to death. Have not been to this property before; look forward to checking it out.
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Old Aug 6, 18, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by pubsmeister View Post
Just booked 4 nights over Spring Break 2019. On line prices were ~$850 per night, but I recently obtained the Ritz Carlton Rewards Card (before it disappeared). Comes with 3 Club level upgrades per year. The reservation agent booked us on the Club level floor for ~$650 per night. This does not include resort fee ($40/night), parking ($40/night), or need to add $100 per day for our daughter to get club level benefits (certificate applies to two guests). I feel like we got a decent deal, but were then nickel and dimed to death. Have not been to this property before; look forward to checking it out.
The club level is an excellent way to visit this property. A a good value. ( I think) We have done it twice and never once had to eat in any of the restaurants.The club floor offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks. Open bar as well. We were w/o status and the excellent concierge(s) comped our resort fee and parking.
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Old Sep 12, 18, 12:53 pm
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Contemplating a February 2019 stay here. Any post-merger Platinum Premier reports? Want to do a nice or at least nice-ish Marriott/SPG stay for a 3-day weekend in the general area. May also consider the Lido House.
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Old Sep 20, 18, 7:35 pm
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Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel up for sale again

Our old friend Anbang is the seller


Two of Orange Countyís poshest coastal resorts are back on the block and might be worth nearly $1 billion combined based on a hot hotel market and the propertiesí prominence.

But a buyer might get a discount due to a motivated selleróa distressed Chinese insurance firm, according to industry sources and Business Journal analysis.



Montage, Ritz Up for Sale, Again - Atlas Hospitality



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Old Sep 20, 18, 8:01 pm
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I’ll be here this Saturday night for dinner at enoSteak for the first time in quite a while. Don’t think my credit card will swipe for the $1 billion.

(Sorry, couldn’t wait for you, @damon88. Next time.)
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Old Sep 20, 18, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by bhrubin View Post
Donít think my credit card will swipe for the $1 billion.
Maybe if we pool our money!
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