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“Exceptional value and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea

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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 #4 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Baltimore, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Exceptional value and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was the best of five hotels we stayed in while visiting California. It was impeccably clean and comfortable. The free parking under the bldg was fantastic and the free breakfast was delicious and offered everything from make-your-own-waffles to cereal, eggs and sausage, muffins and bagels, juice, coffee and tea and fresh fruit! Great way to start our days! The hotel manager could NOT have been nicer and was incredibly kind and accomodating. Little tip - if you are too tired to go out and eat, there is a great Italian restaurant in walking distance! Eat there or pick it up and eat in bed!

Room Tip: Ask for second floor for the best view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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BestWesternDanaPoint, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. We are grateful when a seasoned traveler and highly ranked reviewer leaves candid comments about their stay. Agostino's Italian restaurant is only a few steps away and is a local favorite, thank you for feeling at home enough to dine in your room. Whether enjoying the afternoon sun, having dinner, or just a night cap, our ocean view balcony rooms are enjoyable for their spanning Pacific Ocean views and relaxing sounds of waves crashing ashore.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Salt Spring Island, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed just the one night (March 23) at your Dana Point Inn by the sea and were greeted by a very pleasant young woman at the desk by the name of––I think––Aspen. She was particularly helpful in securing a suitable room for us and offering advice on restaurants and local activities in the area which we investigated during the later part of the day. A very enjoyable stay and a charming and personable employee to deal with.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BestWesternDanaPoint, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for choosing our hotel during your trip from Canada. Aspyn is a great front desk agent and we are proud to have her on our team. Our staff is trained to be courteous and we encourage them to be familiar with the local area so all of our guests may maximize their time during their visit to our uncommercialized ocean front town.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

A very nice place with friendly people (staff). Beautiful and peaceful landscape (garden, flowers and fountains). Big and clean room. Nice breakfast. A place where we spent good moments and recommend to others.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BestWesternDanaPoint, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for the kind comments and taking note of our garden areas. Our basic room is called a Garden View room so we do pride ourselves in having beautiful flowers and well groomed plants around our neptune and mermaid fountains.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Read about BW Dana Point IbtS on tripadvisor and decided to book. Beautiful grounds in a tightly built location. Free parking and WiFi. Carpet was worn,but clean. PCH and train noise blocked when patio door closed. We booked the Quality Inn immediately next door on our return night from Catalina, nicer room and better price.

Room Tip: We got ocean view but was put in a 1st floor room, not worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BestWesternDanaPoint, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for staying with us on your trip to Catalina, we hope you had a good visit to the island during one of our warm sunny days this year in Southern California. We appreciate you bringing the worn carpet issue to our attention but unfortunately I was not able to see wear in any of our ocean view balcony rooms. Our carpet is fairly new since we are newly renovated and we have a regular carpet cleaning schedule to keep everything fresh and clean. If you have a moment, please call us with a little more detail on the carpet issue. We value feedback like this so we may constantly improve.
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Plainfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was a wonderful hotel. I usually don"t stay at Best Western so i didn't know what to expect. We got a terrific value for the money. Cleanliness is very important to me and this place was top-notch! Super clean. Very comfortable beds in an over-sized standard room. The grounds were landscaped very nicely with Asian touches. Very zen-like with various sitting areas and fountains. Soothing Asian music playing in courtyard area. This was overlooking the ocean and provided an outdoor patio with oceanviews. This was where we ate our breakfast. This was one of the nicest places I have stayed. Staff was very welcoming and helpful with directions. I would definitely return here, and recommend it for anyone visiting this area.

Room Tip: Rooms on the east side would be a little further from the train tracks. We did not hear the trains.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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BestWesternDanaPoint, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay. We are very pleased to hear that you stay with us was a relaxing one and we left a positive impression as your first Best Western PLUS hotel. Welcome back any time.
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Get one of rooms at the back so you are a bit further away from the tracks.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BestWesternDanaPoint, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel and the great comments about our free WiFi and Hot Breakfast. As travelers ourselves, we understand the importance of a good hearty breakfast in the morning and having fast reliable WiFi connection to command the day. You will be glad to know that the Train will no longer blow it's horn on your next visit to our hotel. After working for 3 long years with the local residents, our area is now a quiet zone and the trans can zip right by without a sound.
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Spring Valley, California, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Wonderful hotel and great location. Very relaxing. We were in town for a soccor tournament and plan to go back when we have more time. Everyone was friendly and accommondating. The ocean view was very beautiful.


  • Stayed January 2013, 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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BestWesternDanaPoint, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel. We are pleased that we were able to offer you a relaxing stay here in front of the Pacific Ocean. Our view is unmatched in this area and we are very fortunate to have such an unobstructed direct view of the water from our property and private balcony ocean view rooms. Please keep us in mind during your next visit or tournament in town.
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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
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
#5 Business Hotel in Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Dana Point Inn-by-the-Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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