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Top Hotels in Dana Point

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Things to do in Dana Point

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Doheny State Beach
Sea Canyon Park

Are there hotels available near Mission San Juan Capistrano?

The average price for hotels near Mission San Juan Capistrano is $409 per night. Of those hotels, momondo users recommend the 5 hotels below for those looking to stay in the area. Since Mission San Juan Capistrano is more popular at some times of year than others, prices may vary depending on when you plan your trip. Hotels near Mission San Juan Capistrano are typically 55% more expensive than the average hotel in Dana Point, which is $182.

Hotels near Mission San Juan Capistrano

Are there hotels available near Doheny State Beach?

The average price for hotels near Doheny State Beach is $325 per night. Of those hotels, momondo users recommend the 12 hotels below for those looking to stay in the area. Since Doheny State Beach is more popular at some times of year than others, prices may vary depending on when you plan your trip. Hotels near Doheny State Beach are typically 44% more expensive than the average hotel in Dana Point, which is $182.

Hotels near Doheny State Beach

Are there hotels available near Sea Canyon Park?

If you’re looking for a hotel in Dana Point near Sea Canyon Park then you are in luck. momondo recommends 12 hotels near Sea Canyon Park and on average, area hotels cost $331/night. This price may vary based on season. Hotels near Sea Canyon Park are typically 45% more expensive than the average hotel in Dana Point, which is $182.

Hotels near Sea Canyon Park

When to book a hotel in Dana Point

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Low Season
June
High Season
May

cheapest month to stay

40%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

32%

expected price increase

Price
$244 - $595
Highest day of week
Tuesday
Cheapest day of week
Monday

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Average price (weeknight)

$344

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Average price (weekend night)

$361

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Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in Dana Point is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, 58 days before. 4-5 star, 82 days before.
1-2 star
$151 - $172
3 star
$177 - $191
4-5 star
$381 - $448

Dana Point travel tips

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Which neighborhoods in Dana Point should I stay in if I want access to public transport?

Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) runs a bus service along much of the Pacific Coast Highway (bus 1), which snakes its way through Dana Point. However, a recommended way to see Dana Point is on foot, and the local credo is that it should be done in flip flops. Central Dana Point is small enough to be enjoyed on foot or by bike. Locals stipulate using the many footpaths that run parallel to the Pacific Ocean for unparalleled views of the sea. Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is a great option for oceanside delights. To stay further afield, you might want to consider renting a car, available through momondo.


How much does a hotel in Dana Point cost per night?

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2 stars and under
Best Western PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea
#1 Most popular

Best Western PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea

7.7

$128

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Dana Point Marina Inn
#2 Most popular

Dana Point Marina Inn

7.9

$137

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Best Western PLUS Marina Shores Hotel
Best value

Best Western PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

8.3

$127

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3 stars
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
Best value

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point

7.0

$137

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4 stars +
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
#1 Most popular

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

8.8

$577

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
#2 Most popular

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

7.8

$661

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
Best value

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

8.7

$384

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Where to stay in Dana Point

What neighborhoods in Dana Point should I stay in based on why I’m traveling?

You should look to book hotels in Dana Point if you’re a surfer or a fan of surfing. The famous Doheny State Beach is mentioned in no less than two Beach Boys songs: Surfin’ USA and Surfin’ Safari, so this is the place for you. The Beachfront Inn & Suites at Dana Point in nearby Capistrano Beach is close by. Dana Point is known for its romance, so couples looking for serene strolls along the beach at sunset should try the Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, also in Capistrano Beach. Travelers looking for a spot to break their journey between San Diego and Los Angeles can try the Surfbreak Hotel right near the I-5 San Diego Freeway in San Clemente, which offers Wi-Fi and a terrace. Travelers on a budget looking for cheap hotels in Dana Point can try Patriots Boutique Motel, also just off the I-5 in San Clemente.


Learn about attractions and sights in Dana Point

What are the most popular attractions in Dana Point?

Travelers looking for hotels in Dana Point are in luck because most of the attractions and centered on the main town. Start with Dana Point Harbor, which has restaurants, shops, a marina and is also the point of departure for the Catalina Express, which takes visitors to the town of Avalon on Catalina Island off the coast. The Ocean Institute at the harbor also offers educational tours on maritime history and ocean science and contains a replica of the ship "The Pilgrim." Dana Point hotels close by are Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa and Dana Point Marina Inn.

Which neighborhoods in Dana Point have a large selection of bars and restaurants?

Dana Point hotels near the harbor are great for fine dining and you will be spoilt for choice. Harpoon Henry’s on Golden Lantern offers seafood, the Wind & Sea Restaurant offers Hawaiian-inspired dishes overlooking the harbor, while Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern does ocean-style comfort food. If you’re staying in a central Dana Point hotel, these are within walking distance. For travelers looking for food to break their journey either down to San Diego or up to Los Angeles, the Inn at Calafia Beach and Hotel Miramar, both in San Clemente, are close to several places including Blooms Irish Pub, Pedro’s Taco’s, the OC Tavern Sports Bar and Jack in the Box, all right by the interchange with the I-5 San Diego Freeway.

What popular events take place in Dana Point?

The Festival of Whales takes place for two weekends in March and honors Dana Point’s designation as the Dolphin and Whale Capital of the World. The festival takes place at Dana Wharf and Captain Dave’s in central Dana Point. The Ocean Institute’s Tall Ships Festival is held every September in Dana Point Harbor in the same vicinity. Dana Point Marina Inn is one of the hotels in Dana Point that is right on top of the action and offers views of the harbor with a pool and a gym.


Dana Point travel information

When is the best time to book a hotel in Dana Point?

Hotels in Dana Point are usually cheapest during the month of June, you can expect a price decrease of around 40% during this period.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Dana Point?

Hotel rooms in Dana Point are generally cheapest on Sunday and more costly on Monday.

How much does a hotel cost in Dana Point?

The cost of a hotel room in Dana Point will vary according to demand, location and star rating. On average, rooms will cost around $307 per night.

How long do people stay in Dana Point?

2 nights is the typical length of stay for people visiting Dana Point.

How much does a hostel in Dana Point cost?

$131 is how much a hostel (and up to 2 star hotels) in Dana Point could cost you each night. Booking a hostel could save you $177 when compared to the average price of a hotel in Dana Point.