Nestled along the bluffs of beautiful Dana Point lies the quaint and charming 29-room BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea.
Get away from it all without getting too far off the grid at this luxurious Dana Point hotel that puts guests in the lap of California’s beauty.
This Dana Point hotel is a favorite for local and beach weddings – especially when guests are looking for a little cooler climate. Halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, you’ll find yourself close to the area’s best attractions. Legoland®, Sea World® and the San Diego Zoo are just a few options to the South, while to the north is DisneyLand®, Universal Studios®, and Hollywood. Where will your vacation take you?
Private getaways and romantic escapes are easy at this Dana Point hotel. Doheny Beach and Dana Point Harbor provide the perfect atmosphere for an intimate getaway. This ocean view hotel is just a quick float away from Catalina Island where you’ll be happy to get “lost at sea” in such decadent surroundings.
Southern California beach weather is simply unbelievable. Not too hot, it’s the perfect temperature for sun bathing, trying out some surfing moves, or simply strolling hand in hand with your sweetheart. Don’t miss out on the local events like 4th of July fireworks off the Pacific Ocean or the Doheny Blues Festival.
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel is an 87 room, three story hotel offering a wide variety of room types to satisfy nearly every need. The hotel offers 34 large two-room suites featuring a separate living room and bedroom with whirlpool baths. On the first floor, we offer 8 King Whirlpool rooms with a whirlpool tub for two surrounded by travertine and marble in the corner of the oversized room. Another 8 Standard King Whirlpool rooms, located on the third floor, offer the same large two person whirlpool tubs in the bathroom. Other than rooms with roll-in showers, most other guest rooms feature whirlpool tubs. We also offer standard hotel rooms with either a king bed or two queen beds. Finally, the hotel makes available the versatile “Doheny Suites” rooms.
Our “Doheny Suite” rooms offer unique versatility for families, groups, and wedding parties. Comprised of three connecting rooms, guests can reserve one, two, or all three rooms to accommodate up to 8 guests. Room 301 features a King bed with oversized travertine lined bathroom. Room 302, features a queen bed, travertine lined bath, and a fireplace. Room 303 offers two queen beds, a bathroom with a double sink and oversized closet with built in shelving and storage. Combined, these three rooms add up the our “Doheny Suite” and offer a large family or group of guests great flexibility and comfort. The “Doheny Suite” is not sold online and may only be reserved by calling the hotel directly.
87 total guest rooms
44 total two-room suites, or oversized whirlpool rooms
30 standard king or 2 Queen guest rooms
3 Special Rooms comprising the “Doheny Suites”
3 Floors W/Elevator
Guest Fitness Center
Guest Coin-Operated Laundry
Heated Outdoor Pool and Sundeck
Safety Deposit Boxes
Dry Cleaning Services (vendor service)
Free High Speed Internet Access
Complimentary Hot Breakfast
Complimentary High Speed Internet Access, wireless throughout the hotel
Daily Fee for Guest Parking
Covered and Open carports and parking spaces
John Wayne (SNA) 20 miles
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 60 miles
Amtrak Station in San Juan Capistrano – 3 miles
Points Of Interest, Entertainment, Excursions:
Dana Point, California (right here!)
Doheny State Beach ( ½ mile)
Dana Point Harbor (1/2 mile to entrance-1 mile to harbor)
Restaurants (walking distance to 10 miles depending on your tastes)
Groceries and Pharmacy (less than 1 mile)
Ocean Institute, Home of the brig “Pilgrim” (1 mile)
Catalina Express Passenger Service (1 mile)
Dana Point Charters and Whale Watching (1 mile)
Dana Point Sportfishing (1 mile)
Golf (3 miles)
Tennis (within 2 miles)
Mission San Juan Capistrano (2 miles)
Laguna Beach (4 miles)
Easy Freeway Access To:
Oceanside and Camp Pendleton U.S. Marine Base (29 miles)
Legoland (32 miles)
Disneyland (35 miles)
San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park (45 miles)
SeaWorld (40 Miles)
Enjoy fabulous views of the Pacific from just about every window of this four diamond bed and breakfast inn — dramatically located on a bluff above the Dana Point Yacht Harbor. Blue Lantern Inn was featured on The Today Show in March 2012 as one of the most affordable beach resorts. Click here to watch The Today Show segment.
Listed as a Top U.S. Seaside Inn by Travel and Leisure Magazine, featured on the 2008 Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and voted Best Bed and Breakfast in Orange County for the sixth year in a row, Blue Lantern Inn’s guests savor a delicious breakfast in the morning and wine and hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon. Other amenities include onsite spa treatments, a fitness center, two meeting rooms and bicycles for exploring the beautiful coastline.
This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a B & B. Cannon’s Restaurant is located adjacent to the inn, and periodically hosts outdoor events with amplified music.
If you would like to know if a function wil be scheduled during your stay, contact the restaurant directly at 949-496- 6146. City ordinance does require that all outside events conclude by 10 pm.
We are a family managed, 180 degree ocean view inn with spotlessly clean, cottage-style, terraced rooms. The Inn is adobe-style brick, with a tiled roof and full of quaint rustic charm and homey ambiance. Palm trees and shrubs line the lush ornate garden, which is adorned with an abundance of flowerbeds, lawns and a fountain.
The Dana Point Marina Inn location will delight both individuals and tour groups as they discover the shops, boutiques and fine restaurants that surround the hotel. You’ll find the ambiance a refreshing alternative to congested city traffic. There are no seasons, the climate is consistently pleasant.
During the day, the warm and light breezes embrace you with a relaxing contentment. In the evening, the clear night sky becomes studded with stars that twinkle so brilliantly you feel as if you could reach up and touch them. In addition to offering competitive rates, The Marina Inn is committed to further serving your California itineraries by helping you arrange tours to local attractions.
Our hotel has special arrangements with local fine dining and banquet facilities. If you are planning for a special occasion or meeting, don’t hesitate to inquire about these special deals.