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Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629   |  
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South Portland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Friendly, Friendly, Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

With 3 guests arriving simultaneously to check in, Laura, the front desk staff, took everything in stride and took time to make sure everyone's needs and questions were answered quickly and completely, without holding anyone up more than necessary. Genuine interest in the guests, and a warm friendly smile was a nice contrast to a Hyatt desk clerk in Monterey who never even made eye contact during check in several nights previously on this trip. Quiet rooms ( and a polite no cell phones rule posted in al public areas) made this a comfortable inn stay for us. Guests freely mingle over wine and cheese in the afternoons ( more was even put out for us late arrivals), and there is a chance to talk with folks in the morning over breakfast and compare travel plans for the day (Tahiti, Chicago, Boston).

Room Tip: We chose a city view room, saved a bit on cost.....but no compromise on size or comfort. Absolutely...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This hotel has it all; lovely location, well-appointed rooms, friendly staff, quiet sanctuary. My sisters came from the snowy mid-west and stepped right into heaven, Southern California style.
Dana Point is fun, and is centered between Laguna Beach (art!) and San Clemente (shopping!).
It was perfect!

Room Tip: Go for the 2nd or 3rd floors. The "01" through "04" rooms have the best views we...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irvine, California, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

After a family event a group of the adults all decided to meet for a couple days and we went to the Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point. The facilities were really great and the staff was wonderful. A nice location with a beautiful view of the harbor. The common rooms were really helpful as they gave us a place to sit down together and just talk. Restaurants were close by.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I travel all over the world and stay at some of the big name hotels; The St Regis and Ritz Carlton in Monarch Bay to drop names. Big lobbies, hustle & bustle to get to your room and the air of wealth and pretense permeates these resorts. They have their place.
On my last visit to Dana Point I discovered the BLI... A quaint B&B overlooking the Dana Point harbor with well appointed rooms, cozy touches such as quality chocolates, cheeses, cookies to go with the fireplace in your room. It's quiet, in walking distance to a number of nice eateries in Dana Point and you can actually park your car without the fanfare/ritual of a typical large hotel: A breath of fresh air.
In the morning you can take a nice quiet stroll (or run) along the scenic cliffs down to the harbor and come back for a great complimentary breakfast with the warmth of a wood burning fireplace and a fabulous ocean view.
Checking in as checking out is a polite and professional transaction with a local touch... You get to leave with your blood pressure about ten points lower... and about 50% more cash in your wallet... its a bargain. They should be charging more.

Room Tip: Eat breakfast early and you'll have to ocean view to yourself...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is a lovely hotel in a very scenic location; our room was great with a large bathroom, fireplace and a balcony overlooking the water. They also have wine and cheese every evening and cookies available all day. The buffet breakfast also had a good selection so it had something for everyone. This is great for a getaway but there is not that much around the hotel, you’d have to have a car which we did so it worked out perfectly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very quaint and beautiful B&B right on the harbor. We had a great room with our own private balcony patio that over looked Dana Point Harbor. Exceptional breakfast every morning with a great selection. Every afternoon there was wine and cheese for the guests. The location was perfect because it was close to shopping, the harbor, and other local beaches. One great beach was salt creek, fantastic park setting with beautiful sunsets.

Room Tip: Harbor views are better than the ocean views
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Douglas, Michigan
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We showed up early for check-in, and they were apologetic (it was our problem) and gave us a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine! The weather was damped, so we warmed ourselves by the fire with cookies and coffee ubtil our room was ready. The staff was very friendly and happy to help us. We lost hot water but ir didn't affect us because we were out at Cinneoplis. Regardless, they adjusted our bill (we didn't ask for them to do it). The view was charming and the location was concennient to many good restaurants. We loved and would definitely love to return. It is for couples, though. Definately no kids!

Room Tip: The inn is laid out so many of the rooms have sort of a view, but if the view is important to you, c...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious inn was featured in Conde Nast Traveler and features 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's guests savor a delicious breakfast in the morning and wine and hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon. Other amenities include on site spa treatments, a fitness center, two meeting rooms and bicycles for exploring the beautiful coastline. ... more   less 
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