Rob and I spent 5 nights a few of summers back at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. This resort is a Starwood Resort and SPG Category 7. Conservatively, this hotel is about $500 per night. So for 5 nights, the hotel would have cost us about $2,500. Instead, we stayed on Starpoints, of course, at 30,000 Starpoints per night. So in total we used a hefty 120,000 Starpoints because the 5th night was free. But it was so worth it!
The hotel is gorgeous. We played a few rounds of golf at the beautiful hotel golf course on the ocean. The spa, gym and pool were amazing and the resort is very close to all of those great California towns along the coast, like Laguna, Newport Beach and Balboa Island. It was a great relaxing and FREE 5 days!