Review: The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Nigel (Part 2) Inside the Most Expensive Tier 4 Ritz-Carlton Hotel

In our previous post about the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Nigel, we gave a tour of the ocean view room. Here's a tour of the rest of the property. 

When you enter the driveway of the resort, you'll be greeted by friendly valet service ready to help. Leave your car with them -- there's no other option for parking. 

Laguna Nigel Driveway
Entrance to Laguna Niguel

The lobby has beautiful flower arrangements that are refreshed daily. 

Lobby

Lobby

The resort has 2 swimming pools, one in each courtyard. There's also a hot tub and dining service.

Laguna Niguel pool
Ducks by the spa. 

Ducks by the spa. 

View of the exterior guest rooms that face the coastline and/or ocean. The lower-level rooms are equipped with fireplaces.  

Coastline and Ocean View rooms

Coastline and Ocean View rooms

Fireplace in the balcony. 

Fireplace

Fireplace

There's plenty of free water around the resort so you don't have to worry about getting dehydrated. 

free bottles of water
staircase

The resort has a private entrance to the beach. You can request a beach butler and amenities to be brought to you. Paddle boards, umbrellas, and chairs are available upon request. 

Beach butler services

Beach butler services

Don't want to walk to the beach? No problem. Catch a ride on the complimentary trolley. 

Beach trolley

Beach trolley

Beach trolley and equipment

Beach trolley and equipment

There are a few paths that lead to/from the beach. You can take the stairs (left) or walk uphill (right). 

View of the resort from the beach

View of the resort from the beach

If you're hungry, splurge on the burger with truffle fries. It's one of the best burger's we've had, plus it comes with an ocean view. 

burger