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:
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.
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.