The hotel is south of Dana Point proper so not within walking distance of many restaurants, grocery stores, etc. Still, there were a few restaurants nearby. Free WiFi worked well in the rooms. The breakfast was good.
The good news is that you can see the ocean from the hotel. The bad news is that there are train tracks between the hotel and the beach although there is a pedestrian overpass nearby.
Amtrak and Los Angeles commuter trains use the tracks and need to blow their horns due to a road crossing. We were there on a weekend and the trains started at 7:30 AM and ended and 10:30 PM so they did not disturb our sleep.