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Dana Point California Hotels & Motels

Find the perfect hotel in Dana Point using our hotel guide provided below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Dana Point, CA for your personal leisure or group travel. We list the best Dana Point, California motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Dana Point area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Dana Point hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Dana Point Group Hotel Discounts

The Dana Point center point is about the area of Dana Point Harbor/Marina and 2 miles west of San Clemente Hospital.

Located right on the Pacific Coast, Dana Point has long been celebrated as one of Southern California's most romantic getaways. Here you can catch the sunset, sunbathe on several beaches, go boating off the coast, or just recharge and relax. Whether you're planning a honeymoon or a quick weekend escape, you'll love Dana Point. More from this guide...

Dana Point Hotels & Accommodations

Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa a Marriott Resort 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • High end Beach hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Lovely pool/beach service, according to 71%
  • Bad housekeeping, according to 59%
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel - Dana Point 34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Dana Point Harbor Inn - Dana Point
25325 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
  • 2 star Beach property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Doubletree Suites Doheny Beach Dana Point in Dana Point 34402 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • 3-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 13 meeting rooms
Residence Inn Dana Point San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano 33711 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 ~1.26 miles east of Dana Point
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
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Quality Inn & Suites Oceanview - Capistrano Beach 34734 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 ~1.30 miles east of Dana Point
  • Two-star Beach hotel
  • 27 suites in property
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Free Wi-Fi
Riviera Beach & Spa Resort by Diamond Resorts - Capistrano Beach 34630 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 ~1.40 miles east of Dana Point
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 4 floors in property
The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel : 1 Ritz Carlton Dr. 1 Ritz Carlton Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Luxurious Five Star hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Enjoy the scenery
  • Value below average
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Monarch Beach Resort - Dana Point 1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Luxury 5 star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 31 suites
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn by The Sea in Dana Point 34744 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92624
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Management was excellent, said 100%
  • Almost all guests said rooms were clean
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Riviera Shores Resort 34631 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 ~1.66 miles east of Dana Point
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 28 rooms in hotel
Best Western Capistrano Inn in San Juan Capistrano 27174 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 ~3.39 miles northeast of Dana Point
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
The Ranch at Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach
31106 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 ~4.45 miles northwest of Dana Point
  • 4 star Resort property
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Food is to die for
  • Excellent pool
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn in San Clemente 1601 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 ~4.63 miles southeast of Dana Point
  • Three Star Resort hotel
  • 63 sleeping rooms in hotel
Montage Laguna Beach 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 ~4.79 miles northwest of Dana Point
  • Luxurious 5 Star Beach hotel
  • 250 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Tasty food
  • Value for money could be better
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Laguna Beach Lodge - Laguna Beach 30806 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 ~4.86 miles northwest of Dana Point
  • Low Cost Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Rodeway Inn San Clemente Beach 1301 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 ~4.91 miles east of Dana Point
  • Low Cost Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 43 rooms
Holiday Inn Express San Clemente : 35 Via Pico Plaza 35 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672 ~5.01 miles east of Dana Point
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
Americas Best Value Laguna Inn & Suites 28742 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 ~5.64 miles north of Dana Point
  • Cheap property
The Volare An Ascend Hotel Collection Member 111 South Avenida De La Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672 ~5.66 miles east of Dana Point
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
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Holiday Inn San Clemente Resort 111 South Ave. De La Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672 ~5.66 miles east of Dana Point
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00
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Hampton Inn & Suites 28682 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92692 ~5.67 miles north of Dana Point
  • 3 star Highway hotel
  • 101 rooms in property
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Laguna Beach Inn / a Casa Resort in Laguna Beach
2020 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 ~5.88 miles northwest of Dana Point
  • Low Cost Beach property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Loved the patio
  • Awesome terrace
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Laguna Brisas a Beach Hotel 1600 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 ~6.13 miles northwest of Dana Point
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Capri Laguna on the Beach : 1441 S.coast Highway 1441 S.coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 ~6.30 miles northwest of Dana Point
  • Economy Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast
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When to Visit Dana Point, CA

Depending on when you visit Dana Point, you'll find warm summers or mild winters. In July and August, highs generally reach the upper 70s, while temperatures typically reach the mid-60s in the winter. Dana Point's rainy season spans the winter and early spring. With an average of 275 sunny days per year, however, you'll find ample sunshine throughout most of the year.

If you have a flexible travel schedule, time your trip to coincide with one of Dana Point's festivals or annual music events. In August, the Ohana Fest brings some of the best rock and alternative musicians to town for two days of performances and great food. If you're after the region's best food, don't miss the Orange County Food, Wine, and Music Festival, which boasts more than 30 restaurants, 40 craft breweries, 50 wines from around the world, and plenty of live entertainment.

In May, the Doheny Blues Festival welcomes world-renowned musicians to three stages at Dana Point's scenic Doheny State Beach. See another side of Dana Point at the Festival of Whales in March, where you'll find whale watching, sailing adventures, a regatta, a parade, and many more family-friendly activities.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Dana Point, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Dana Point

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Dana Point, CA. Analyze these line graphs to determine the least expensive seasons to make a reservation in Dana Point for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Dana Point, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $186.49

Treat yourself to true luxury at these high-end properties in Dana Point and neighboring Laguna Beach.

Book your stay at the Monarch Beach Resort, and you'll be right on the waterfront. Whether you choose a standard room with a resort view, a premium room with a pool view, or a Terrace Suite, you'll be living in luxury. All 400 guest rooms have private balconies so you'll never have to miss a sunset, along with minibars and deep-soaking bathtubs. Take your pick from three outdoor swimming pools, schedule a tee time on the golf course, or get a massage or a facial at the on-site spa.

One of the area's most luxurious properties, The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel offers nothing less than total relaxation. All 396 rooms and suites feature private balconies where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine. Work out with a view in the health club, cool off in the outdoor pool, or book a massage at the full-service spa. Kids will love the supervised children's activities, and the resort's 26,000 square feet of event space is the perfect place to plan a wedding or other large function.

When you just want to get away from it all, The Ranch at Laguna Niguel offers beautifully decorated Canyon Rooms, Creekside Studio Suites, and two-bedroom cottages. Add a gold package or a bed and breakfast package to enjoy your stay even more. You'll find everything you need in your room, from a mini fridge to a microwave to plush bathrobes, and the ranch grounds provide numerous recreation opportunities. Whether you love golfing, swimming, sunbathing, or relaxing at the spa, you'll have a wonderful stay at The Ranch.

The Montage Laguna Beach boasts immaculate rooms, stunning ocean views, and plenty of fun in the sun. Reserve a pool cabana, relax next to three different outdoor pools or spa tubs, feel rejuvenated after a body treatment, or have a bite to eat at one of three restaurants. Exploring the Laguna Beach area is easy, thanks to the resort's complimentary area shuttle. At the end of the day, you'll get a restful night's sleep on a pillow-top bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and a down comforter.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Dana Point

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Dana Point, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $135.97

There's no need to break the bank when you stay at one of these top affordable hotels in Dana Point.

When you want to stay right on the beach but you don't want to pay for a luxury resort, book a room at the Quality Inn & Suites Oceanview. Both rooms and suites have all the basics you need, like flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, free Wi-Fi, and even private balconies. Cook up an outdoor meal in the hotel's barbecue area, and start your morning with a free buffet breakfast. Free on-site parking just sweetens the deal.

Stay at the Riviera Beach and Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts, and you'll be minutes from Pines Park and Doheny State Beach. All 130 rooms include kitchens with microwaves, full-sized refrigerators, and stovetops, so you can save by cooking meals in your room. Go for a swim in the outdoor pool, work up a sweat in the fitness center, and have a blast in the game room. Unplug during your stay, and you won't even have to pay the surcharge for wireless internet access.

Just minutes from Doheny State Beach, Dana Point Harbor, and Lantern Bay County Park, the Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel couldn't be more conveniently located. Rooms include essentials such as a mini fridge, workspace, and free Wi-Fi, and the hotel's pool is a popular place to cool off. If you're traveling on business, rest assured that the Best Western has a 24-hour business center and a meeting room available for reservation.

At the Dana Point Marina Inn, you'll enjoy mountain or harbor views from your room, as well as amenities like private balconies and free Wi-Fi. Save with free on-site parking, stick to your workout routine in the hotel's fitness center, and make a splash in the outdoor pool. In the morning, get going with a complimentary continental breakfast.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Dana Point

2 Star Average Prices: $93.40

2 Star Hotel Prices in Dana Point

Dana Point, CA Hotels with Discounts

Get even more savings at hotels in the Dana Point area when you apply standard hotel discounts. AAA members get 5 to 10 percent off at the Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel and the Residence Inn by Marriott Dana Point San Juan Capistrano. AARP members and senior travelers can save at the Riviera Beach and Shores Resorts by Diamond Resorts and the Quality Inn & Suites Oceanview.

Best Value Options in Dana Point, CA

Relax with extra space and amenities to match at these best-rated mid-range hotels in the Dana Point area.

Stay at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach – Dana Point, and you'll have plenty of space for a romantic getaway or a family trip. Choose a standard room or a larger suite with an ocean view, and enjoy features like mini fridges, coffee makers, and complimentary newspapers on weekdays. The whole family will love the outdoor pool, and business travelers will appreciate the computer stations and express check-out service.

Choose the Harbor View Room or the Pacific Edge Room at the Blue Lantern Inn, a Four Sisters Inn, and relax right on the waterfront. Rooms include extras like fireplaces and private whirlpools, along with flat-screen TVs and pillow-top beds. Spend your afternoon at the spa, and join fellow guests at the complimentary reception held every evening.

Stretch out and make yourself at home at the Residence Inn by Marriott Dana Point San Juan Capistrano. Located in nearby San Juan Capistrano, this hotel is close to the historic mission as well as the waterfront. Rooms include balconies, kitchens, and free Wi-Fi, and the resort features a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and barbecue area. Grab a snack at the on-site convenience store, or have a light bite and a drink at the evening reception.

Relax in a Garden Room or a Deluxe Ocean View Room at the Casa Laguna Hotel and Spa, and enjoy the hotel's outdoor pool and cozy fireplace. The beach is just a short walk away, and the hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Dana Point, CA

If you want to hit the beach in Dana Point, you'll have several premium spots to choose from. Considered one of the most beautiful in Southern California, Salt Creek Beach offers swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and walking. Nearby, Doheny State Beach is a popular place for swimming, diving, paddleboarding, volleyball, and other activities. If you're traveling with the family, Baby Beach offers calm waters and plenty of room to splash around.

Get out on the water with one of the area's whale watching tours. You'll spot whales and dolphins mere feet away, and you'll hear stories and legends from the experienced captains. Stop by the Ocean Institute to learn about local marine life, spot schools of fish, and see tiny plankton.

At the Nature Interpretive Institute, get to know the Dana Point area's natural history and learn how the terrain has changed over the centuries. Get out and explore it for yourself at Pines Park, one of Dana Point's most scenic green spaces and a fun place to walk, play, or soak in the coastal vistas.

From the beaches to the waterfront parks to the whale watching tours, Dana Point offers impressive access to the Pacific. Don't wait another minute to start planning your Southern California getaway.

'Throw in the humor, throw in that personality, try things you won't normally try.' Melinda Clarke encourages us to be ourselves and try things that we have never thought of trying before. But where do you begin? Try taking a trip to Dana Point, experience various things that are offered there and most importantly, experience the hotels in Dana Point. Dana Point hotels offer whatever you need to make your trip memorable and worthwhile. If you are on a budget and need cheap hotels, or you are going all out and indulging, the hotels in Dana Point are sure to accommodate.

Staying Cheap in Dana Point

There is nothing wrong with choosing a cheap hotel and Dana Point hotels offer a selection of facilities that will fit your needs. The Quality Inn & Suites Oceanview is a great choice. This hotel is located across the road from the beach and is near Dana Point Harbor and the 200-year old Mission San Juan Capistrano. The traditional-style rooms and suites provide television and coffeemakers and some have balconies and ocean views. The suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas. The hotel also offers a communal hot tub, a business center and laundry facilities. Another great choice when traveling on a budget is the Americas Best Value Laguna Inn & Suites. This hotel is located near the Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Pacific beaches. The rooms are basic, carpeted rooms that offer cable television and ceiling fans. Deluxe rooms add a living area with a pull-out sofa. The hotel also provides coin-operated laundry facilities and a continental breakfast.

Luxury Hotels of Dana Point

Are you looking to indulge in a hotel that will treat you like royalty and have you forget about reality? Dana Point has hotels to meet those needs. The Montage Laguna Beach is an oceanfront bluff which is located near Laguna Beach. The art-and-crafts style rooms and suites feature dark-wood furnishings and regional works of art. They offer private balconies with ocean views, marble bathrooms with tubs and television. Beachfront bungalows and villas are also available. The spa has 21 treatment rooms and three pools to include an oceanfront pool with cabanas. Dining options include an upscale restaurant and terrace grill. The hotel has meeting/event facilities, a fine art collection and shops.

Other Options at Dana Point

The Blue Lantern Inn, a four Sisters Inn is a boutique hotel that you can find in Dana Point. This upscale inn is located near Doheny State Beach and sits in a modern clapboard building. The classy rooms include fireplaces, sitting areas, whirlpool tubs, mini fridges filled with drinks and many units have harbor views with private balconies or patios. Some rooms include perks like free truffles and wine. The inn also offers a fitness center, two meeting rooms and a spa. A full breakfast buffet and afternoon wine, tea and hors d'oeuvres are served daily. Guests are also able to use bikes and beach chairs free of charge to enhance the value of your stay.

Recent traveler reviews of Dana Point, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Dana Point, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Our Wedding!

Makayla H., from 03-Oct-2017
"Relaxing and Inviting"
Score 4.0 / 5

Dana Point is a breathe of fresh air, and a great destination point for restaurants, sightseeing, and beaches.

Steve R., from 01-Sep-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Dana Point, CA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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