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BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   34744 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92624   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
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“THE VIEW!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I might have rated this hotel average if it weren't literally across from the beautiful Pacific Ocean, but I can't because of that fact.

I was curious as to who would rate this hotel "terrible". I always find it a bit suspicious when terrible reviewers only leave one or two reviews.

First off, I don't know anyone who pays for breakfast here. Maybe that was under old management because now the breakfast is included in the hotel stay and it's not horrible, but it's nothing amazing either.

If you're staying in Dana Point please venture outside of your hotel's continental breakfast and dine at one of it's great breakfast/brunch locations.

Our room/ semi-private balcony was facing the ocean. Yes the main road is right in front of the hotel, but I've never seen it busy enough to be a distraction to what's straight ahead.

Clean hotel, nice staff, and convenient distance to quaint towns such as San Clemente. I think this is the best Best Western I've visited!

Room Tip: Do yourself a favor and get an ocean front room. You'll thank me if you love the ocean as much a...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Vacaville California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great room, great rate.....less than 150/ night midweek, across the street from the "Blue Pacific" Great sunset. Spacious room, micro, very cold frig, small bathroom but very adequat. Nice deck overlooking theGreat Pacific. Plenty of parking under the Hotel, great FREE FULL breakfast, eggs, toast, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, hot choc, freash fruit.....very helpful staff

Room Tip: Great Value, less than $150/night on the water, across railroad tracks from Ocean. Great Breakfast...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This hotel was such a pleasant surprise! Very clean, beds clean & comfortable. Nice granite, clean fridge & microwave in room. Super cute well kept courtyard- Hot tub was clean. The breakfast was better than average, As well. Totally recommend & hope to get the chance to go again. Our room was right across the the way from ocean. Gorgeous views!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We were visiting friends less than a half mile away so we were not expecting much even with all the good trip advisor reviews. We were pleasantly surprised and feel we can safely say we stay no where else when visiting Orange County again. Our room was large and the bed was the super comfy and not just on hotel standards - it was a good bed. And good pillows which is such a rarity in hotels. Parking was easy and it was great to wake up and get a cup of coffee and cereal from the breakfast bar and sit looking at the ocean. For those not familiar with this part of southern CA be warned that you are right on PCH and right across from the train tracks. But so are most of the other places so do yourself a favor and stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

my wife and i stayed here in september for three nights. i'll give you the bottom line first...there are much better choices in the area at lower prices. i can only blame myself for waiting to the last minute and doing too little research. we had enough time while there to visit other hotels for future visits to the area. i have traveled quite a bit and have done trip advisor reviews for at least three years. the positives for this property are decent staff, some rooms recently renovated, free underground parking, and little else. knowing what we were paying (>$200/night), we were dissapointed on arrival and was frankly a bit embarassed in front of my wife. the negatives are: dark and musty rooms (albeit with recent furniture/carpets), a general feeling of run-down and "homeyness", a terrible breakfast buffet (poor coffee, supermarket white flour packaged breads and "pastries", scrambled eggs and sausage that was brought out in tupperware, stale cereals in plastic bins cleared out ?when, all laid out in a tiny area with people eating while standing, smokers right outside door), and as mentioned in other reviews...hear-it-to-believe-it train noise. i finally figured out that the hotel is right at the point where the train is required to blow its whistle (repeatly) before a crossing...almost HOURLY, including most hours of the night and early morning. and it is difficult to justify choosing based on location because the view is a four lane highway and train tracks...not from most rooms, mind you, but from the front public areas. this is a quirky place that does not seem to have the consistency or status to be part of even the best western chain. if the rooms were $89 then maybe...but regardless of any response the manager may make to my review...believe me there are many better choices, even if you have to stay inland (the roads here get you to the beach quickly anyway).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Missouri
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is an older hotel but is well kept and the owners a friendly and accommodating. I recommend getting a room with a fireplace even if you aren't needing to use it, because the room is bigger and has a high ceiling, as well as being on a higher floor. The highway noise on the first floor is worse, but is constant no matter what-otherwise we could have listened to the ocean right across the street. We were usually only there during the evening-and the train didn't bother us at all. If you want to take any cruises or go to Catalina, the harbor is only about five minutes away. The room does have a musty odor so you may want to take some air freshener or incense. I think it is just due to the age of the hotel. The bed was very comfortable!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I spent a weekend there recently to just recharge and enjoy some beautiful scenery and relaxation. The staff was very attentive, nice beautiful gardens with lovely classical music playing; very nice rooms with comfy pillow top beds and balcony with spectacular ocean views and sunset. The only drawback (which has to do with location) is the amount of traffic noise from PCH. It dies down later at night and I would have loved to open the windows to get fresh air and hear the ocean waves at night but the porch light was so bright and could not be turned off so I had to keep A.C. on all night instead.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 34744 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92624
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea 2.5*
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