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Top 10 Hotels in Dana Point

$83 Select Nights October Sale/close to Salt Creek Beach! 2bed2bath
4.6/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)
Easy check-in nice and clean

"Check-in was easy. The place was clean. And Darlene stayed in touch with us the whole time for anything we needed. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

$83 Select Nights October Sale/close to Salt Creek Beach! 2bed2bath
Beachy ~ Chill ~ Rest and Go!
Monarch Beach Resort
5 out of 5
1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$489
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.6/5Wonderful! (315 reviews)

"This property is stunning. A destination on its own. Our room was huge and beautiful. The pool area and hot tubs were lovely. Service was impeccable. We'll be back!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2019

Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point Spanish Revival
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4.5/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)
Great Spanish house

"We loved the place it’s an amazing historical house. So many balconies. The bed is the most comfortable bed i have slept on. I strongly recommend the place."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Dana Point Spanish Revival

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Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-sea
2.5 out of 5
34744 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$125
per night
Oct 21 - Oct 22
4.1/5Very Good! (528 reviews)

"Quaint place across the street form the ocean with a great view. The patio on the second floor is a cool place to hang out and watch the sunset."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-sea
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
2.5 out of 5
34280 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$110
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,475 reviews)

"Great place to stay , staff at front desk is excellent and so helpful. Will stay again in future ."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point
34734 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA
$119
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.9/5Very Good! (355 reviews)

"The location is beautiful, and I loved that my ocean view room was not just a sliver of distant sea, but a large sliding glass door framing the Pacific Ocean, with the pool and jacuzzi in the right foreground. The room was huge, with a sitting room, and sink, counter, microwave, and coffee maker. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Beachfront Inn and Suites at Dana Point
Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
3.5 out of 5
34343 Street Of The Blue Lanten, Dana Point, CA
$249
per night
Oct 29 - Oct 30
4.8/5Exceptional! (130 reviews)

"Enjoyed the wine and cheese after check in. Room was fantastic with a fireplace and sitting area. In the morning breakfast was outstanding for a hotel buffet breakfast. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel it self was very quiet. Made for a great get away night for our 31st wedding ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
34630 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$79
per night
Oct 17 - Oct 18
4.1/5Very Good! (614 reviews)

"The location was beautiful and the property was in pretty good shape. The bed wasn't super supportive and the shower wasn't all that great. Room was nice. Ocean view in every room. Several buildings look similar, so be sure you use the right entrance turning into the property (just south of the main ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Riviera Beach & Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts
Dana Point Marina Inn
2 out of 5
24800 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$116
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.9/5Good! (1,616 reviews)

"Great location near the Catalina Express ferry. Walk to restaurants, shops, marina sights. Nice hot breakfast and ample dining area. Nice staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dana Point Marina Inn
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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

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