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Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point
2.5 out of 5
34734 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
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The price is $152 per night
1.6 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (498 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean , staff are friendly. Only concern the breakfast doesn't have variety of food no hot water for coffee"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
2.5 out of 5
34280 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
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The price is $149 per night
0.44 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (971 reviews)

"Cleanliness."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-sea
2.5 out of 5
34744 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
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The price is $131 per night
1.62 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (571 reviews)

"It was a clean room and nice view from the front windows - we enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

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Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
34630 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA
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The price is $199 per night
1.37 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (709 reviews)

"Wonderful stay, as always! Easy check in, room was perfect for our family!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts
Capistrano Surfside Inn
3 out of 5
34680 Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, CA
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1.48 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (52 reviews)

"Nice staff. Thought we were booking a room with a view but alas there was no view. But overall the place was fine. We only had one night here as we were on our way down South."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019

Capistrano Surfside Inn
Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
3.5 out of 5
34343 Street Of The Blue Lanten, Dana Point, CA
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0.72 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)

"The Inn was so cute. The staff were amazing. Over looked Dana point harbor - beautiful view. We will definitely return"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA
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0.42 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
omfortabl!

"Beautiful room with comfy bed and bath. Overlooking a park, easy to walk about"…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
Escape At The Beach - Nextdoor To Ritz Carlton - Private Entrance - 2BR - Fast Wifi - Free Parking!
Special Summer and Fall Rates" to Enjoy the Calm After the Storm
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1.7 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Very comfortable and well maintained.

"We found this property a great place to stay and will return some time in the future. Couldn't have a much better location for the beach and area restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Special Summer and Fall Rates" to Enjoy the Calm After the Storm
$35 Junesept Sale Parking Level/close to Salt Creek Beach .4 mi! Pool/gym Access
4.7/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)
Nice place

"It’s a nice, quiet and close to beach place"…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

$35 Junesept Sale Parking Level/close to Salt Creek Beach .4 mi! Pool/gym Access
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Visiting Dana Point

Travelers to Dana Point give high marks for the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its golf courses. Around the area, top sights include Main Beach Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Irvine Spectrum Center.

  • There are 105 hotels and other accommodations in Dana Point
  • The closest major airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), 17.4 mi (28 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), 32.2 mi (51.8 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Dana Point

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Lantern Bay County Park, Dana Cove Park, and Harbor Point Park. Exploring the waterfront, whale watching, and camping are top activities, while sights to visit include Dana Point Harbor. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Ocean Institute and Sea Canyon Park.

In Dana Point, there are 105 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with a private spa tub. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Monarch Beach Resort - Our customers love the family-friendly amenities and comfortable rooms at this resort. Guests who stay at this 5-star resort in Monarch Beach can enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi.
  • Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa - With a stay at this 4-star resort, guests can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with pillowtop beds. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Main Beach Park, 7.3 mi/11.7 km from the city center, and Mission San Juan Capistrano, which is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Dressing for Dana Point

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 70°F during the day and 43°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 77°F, while the average at night is 48°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 81°F with nighttime averages of 58°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 78°F and nighttime averages of 43°F
  • Dana Point gets about 13.03 inches of rain per year
  • Usually August and September are the hottest months with an average of 80°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 44°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Dana Point?
Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveler reviews include Monarch Beach Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Dana Point, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Dana Point.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Dana Point?
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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Dana Point?
Based on reviews, Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts is a popular 3-star condo resort for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel and Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point.
Where is the best place to stay in Capistrano Beach?
With 27 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-sea is the highest ranked property in Capistrano Beach. This hotel offers free breakfast and free parking. Another favorite option in the neighborhood is DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point.
What's a favorite place to stay in Monarch Beach?
In this neighborhood, there are 35 places to stay, so you should find the perfect accommodation for your trip. Monarch Beach Resort is a favorite with our customers staying in Monarch Beach. This 5-star resort offers 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is another top choice for your stay in the neighborhood.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Dana Point?
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa is a top 4-star resort on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the kids include DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point and Dana Point Marina Inn. Attractions in the area like San Clemente Pier and Sawdust Art Festival Grounds are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Dana Point?
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features pillowtop beds and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel and Dana Point Marina Inn.
What's the best LGBTQ-friendly place to stay in Dana Point?
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a top 5-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel that features 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Dana Point?
Monarch Beach Resort is a top resort for people traveling with their pets, and offers 6 restaurants and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Doheny State Beach?
Adjacent to Doheny State Beach, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other good choices within a short distance include Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa and Dana Point Marina Inn.
What about the best place to stay close to Dana Point Harbor?
One of the top choices for your stay is Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, located next to Dana Point Harbor, and this 4-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Dana Point Marina Inn and Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel are other good choices nearby.

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