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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea

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34744 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92624
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Tan Valley, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

short walk to beach, train and traffic were present but didn't bother us, liked the personal patio, liked the ocean view, staff was kind and helpful with directions and luggage, they had a very nice well tended garden in the inside of the hotel, small and cozy, but clean and reasonably priced

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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fernando and his wife go out of their way to make guests feel welcome at this hotel. It has an ideal location with easy access to the beach, wonderful continental breakfast and beautiful, clean rooms. I would definitely recommend Best Western Plus Dana Point Inn by the Sea to anyone looking to stay in the San Clemente/Dana Point area for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed one night and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The room was spacious and just as advertised -- most importantly, clean and well maintained. The owners clearly care about their property and the welfare of their guests. Though the breakfast room was small, there was not an overflow crowd, and the food was plentiful with an adequate choice to meet... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is the perfect place for creating family memories. Every morning we took a walk along the beach to Dana Point Harbor, about a 20 minute walk. Had breakfast, walked on the jetty and just enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather (in February!). There is a great surf shop (Jack's), close by where we rented a surf board and wet suit... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights with my husband and despite others' comments this is a lovely place to stay.The atmosphere is chilled and the owners are the most caring couple you could come across....absolutely nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast room can be crowded but then we are not sitting down to breakfast in a five star luxury... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We spent 5 nights here. The Wifi worked in the room and in the breakfast area. The couple who run the hotel are always smiling and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, sausages, hard boiled eggs, pastries, bread, waffles, juice and coffee. The breakfast area is a bit small but that is usual for a... More 

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merrick, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a mediocre motel that is priced like a nice hotel. The front desk is not staffed when the day starts and that's a problem. Breakfast doesn't start til 7:30, that's a problem. The showerhead is built for people 5 foot 8 inches and below and trains come through and rattle the bed in the middle of the night.... More 

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Porter Ranch, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Nice, clean hotel overlooking the ocean, very relaxing, beds were super comfortable. Close to lots of activities near and around Laguna Beach and San Clemente. San Diego is nearby that offers tourists wonderful choices for families. Dine, Shop, Play!! It is all within reach from the Best Western Plus in Dana Point !!!

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Orillia, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The owners were extremely pleasant, caring and helpful. Upon check in they suggested a fabulous restaurant; booked reservations for us; which gave us VIP seating and a complimentary dessert ($18.00 value). It was wonderful. When asked about local shops they were able to direct us without any problem. They also offered to set up reservations for another Best Western in... More 

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Marin County
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I really enjoyed this peaceful and very nice hotel along the Dana Point beach. My room was clean and spacious, the free breakfast was good, and the lush gardens and vegetation managed by the owners an extra delight. Great value!

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