Dana Point is a charming coastal town in Orange County, Southern California, famous for its luxury Dana Point Yacht Harbor, beautiful sandy beaches and dolphin and whale-watching cruises. Visitors have large range of accommodation options. All hotels have easy access to one of several beaches and a range of amenities and dining options. Popular attractions such as Disneyland and Legoland California are just a short drive away.

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1.The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
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The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is a stunning Mediterranean-style luxury hotel standing on a 150-foot bluff overlooking the ocean, about a mile from the Monarch Beach Golf Links and a short drive to the Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano. Rooms are elegant, with soothing color scheme and dark wood furniture. All have free wifi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and patios or balconies. Some rooms have outdoor fireplaces. Guests enjoy fee yoga classes, tennis courts, a beauty spa with sauna and steam rooms, a beach shuttle, two pools and two hot tubs. There are also several dining options including enoSTEAK steakhouse, an outdoor lounge with the view of the ocean and an informal restaurant serving Pan-Latin coastal cuisine.

One Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, Phone: 949-240-2000

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2.Monarch Beach Resort

Monarch Beach Resort
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Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point is a large luxury resort overlooking the ocean, about 3.8 miles from Aliso Beach and nine miles from Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. Rooms are upscale and super comfortable, have lavish marble bathrooms, high-speed Internet, 50-inch flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Upgraded rooms have balconies, fireplaces, lounges, whirlpool tubs and butler service. Guests enjoy access to a private beach, three pools including a kids’ pool, Miraval Life in Balance Spa, a gym and a golf course. The resort has seven dining options, including a Bourbon Steak with the magnificent view of the ocean. There is also a cozy bar with live music. The Monarch Beach Kids Club provides children entertainment and babysitting services.

One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629, Phone: 800-722-1543

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3.Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn

Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
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Blue Lantern Inn is an upscale boutique hotel perched high on a bluff overlooking Dana Point Yacht Harbor. It is a short walk from Highway 1, and two miles from Salt Creek Beach Park and Doheny State Beach. Rooms are bright and airy, with beautiful coastal style furnishing. All rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, sitting areas, free Wi-Fi and mini-fridges. Many rooms have spectacular harbor views and private balconies or patios. Guests enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, afternoon snacks and wine, parking, beach chairs, loaner bikes, a fitness center and a spa. Hotel staff can arrange kayaking and whale watching excursions.

34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629, Phone: 949-661-1304

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4.Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa is an upscale resort hotel standing on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is only three miles from Salt Creek Beach Park and eight miles from Laguna Beach. The rooms are spacious, modern and chic, featuring marble bathrooms, private balconies, minibars, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living/dining rooms. Upgraded rooms have fantastic ocean views. Guests enjoy an oceanfront restaurant, a lounge with a terrace, two outdoor pools, a gym, a kids' splash zone, a spa with a sauna, a business center, large event space and tennis and volleyball courts. Access to the beach and harbor is only a short walk away.

25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629, Phone: 949-661-5000

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5.DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach is an all-suite hotel in Dana Point on the Pacific Coast Highway, across the street from Doheny Beach and a short drive to the ferry to Catalina Island. Rooms are bright and contemporary, featuring custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs, access to free Wi-Fi, wet bars with mini-fridges and microwaves. Some rooms also have whirlpool tubs, balconies, fireplaces and ocean views. Guests enjoy Tresca restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine and Vivo bar with an outdoor patio overlooking the ocean. The hotel also has a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a sauna. Guests also have access to Monarch Bay Golf Course and boating and fishing at Dana Point Harbor.

34402 CA-1, Dana Point, CA 92629, Phone: 949-661-1100

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6.Capistrano Surfside Inn

Capistrano Surfside Inn
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Located across the Coast Highway from the famous Doheny State Beach, Capistrano Surfside Inn is a relaxed contemporary all-suite hotel less than two miles from Dana Point Harbor and four miles from the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Each suite is uniquely decorated with a coastal theme, has fully equipped kitchens, a sitting area, large screen TVs, free wifi, balconies and whirlpool tubs. Guests enjoy free parking, beach equipment, bikes, an outdoor pool with a hot tub, a fitness center, a game room with pool table and a laundry room. Popular attractions such as Disneyland and Legoland California are 64.4 km away. Los Angeles International Airport is one hours’ drive away.

34680 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624, Phone: 949-240-7681

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6 Best Dana Point Hotels