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“This Four Sisters Inn Makes a Comeback”

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Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Dana Point B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“This Four Sisters Inn Makes a Comeback”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had been SO disappointed at our relatively recent stay in a Four Sisters Inn in Carmel (reviewed elsewhere) which used to be fantastic and had gone completely downhill last year. But we decided to give the Blue Lantern Inn a chance. . . since the reviews were good and we were only staying overnight on a business trip. Our stay was great and we wished we had stayed longer. The Inn had a fantastic location overlooking the harbor and our rooms did as well. . . whether on the first floor or the third floor where our rooms were. It was very peaceful and quiet, the outdoor patios to lounge, relax and meditate on the sky and ocean. , , terrific. . . even though the hotel was full and had lots of wedding showers and other events going on, it was quiet and peaceful everywhere else. We liked this because if you wanted activity. . . you could be in the lobby anytime for the complimentary coffee/tea/cookies and afternoon wine and cheese and many other complimentary munchables and there were lots of people. If you wanted to sit away from the crowds overlooking the water, you could do that as well. The rooms were nicely appointed, the linens were very upscale and comfortable and the mini bar/refrigerator came with free water and sodas. The buffet breakfast (which one of us had sent to our room) was really great the next morning. Our only caveat: while the room on the ground floor did not have a water pressure problem. . . the shower in the room on the 3rd floor did. And, one of the staff members at the front desk was just a wee bit of a crabby sourpuss and she was there for most of our stay. Hoping that was some personal problem of hers spilling out uncontrollably. It didn't ruin an otherwise terrific stay. . . but hopefully management will read this and have a chat with her. Will return without a doubt. . . and are happy the Four Sisters Inn of Dana Point proved true to its previous form.

Room Tip: Higher rooms may have water pressure issues. . . ask. . . we didn't do that . . .or figure that...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were gifted a stay at the Blue Lantern Inn and absolutely loved our time there. The room was large, clean and beautifully decorated. We had ocean views from our patio, which was a great place to relax. They had a wine and snack time which was very nice. Lots of items to choose from as well as delicious cookies. Breakfast was a free buffet that also had a lot of options. Very good! Location was close to the harbor (great beach for paddle boarding!) and places to dine. The front desk made our dinner reservations for us and also helped us decide which restaurant to choose. First class all the way! Can't wait to stay here again!

Room Tip: Can't go wrong asking for a harbor or ocean view!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

My husband and I went to The Blue Lantern Inn as a little honeymoon after we got married. Our real honeymoon will be in the summer when we have more time off. We had a wonderful and restful time in the beautiful room and we enjoyed the view from out patio.
They provide a variety of items at their continental breakfast along with delicious baked goods. At Happy Hour they serve many appetizers along with red and white wine and they keep the food and wine coming. We had breakfast in bed one morning and there was more great food that we couldn't finish!
The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome.

Mr. and Mrs. Kingston

Room Tip: 206 - great room! Bottom floor and mini patio right outside our door.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

The Blue Lantern Inn is the perfect place for couples looking for a quiet getaway. The Inn is perched atop a cliff which provides a beautiful view of the Harbor. The staff is very polite, helpful and accommodating. I love the little extras they provide such as free rental movies, free soda, water and even Tylenol! You definitely don't feel nickel and dimed. The complimentary breakfast and afternoon wine was a wonderful touch as well. I would highly recommend this Inn if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation. It's away from town, but there are still plenty of places within walking distance to eat at. Cannons has a great Happy Hour and beautiful views out on the patio. The Shwack is a great little place to grab an inexpensive, but quality lunch.

The only downside: The water pressure in the shower is terrible!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

This place is a gem. A beautiful gem. From the moment we checked in with Carmen, I knew we made the perfect choice. Having debated for weeks about where to go and stay. In a last minute decision we finally agreed with Blue Lantern, after I looked into B&B's rather then a traditional hotel. BOY OH BOY was this the best choice. The view was awesome. The fruit for breakfast was super fresh, the blueberry pancakes was light and made small. Which I enjoyed fully. I hate large oversized pancakes.
The only complaint is the AC was very loud in our room and the toilet handle was so hard to use that it broke off while trying to flush the toilet. But that takes nothing from the location, the quality of the overall hotel, the customer service, and the experience. Will be back very soon. We have found our new place to stay on the way to San Deigo.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Blue Lantern Inn is truly a place to relax and get away from it all. With wonderful views, comfortable rooms and very attentive staff you may never wish to leave.

Add to that a great location along the shore in Dana Point, you will find plenty of activities, dining, shopping or just enjoying the waterfront.

And they have free parking, something you do not often see in California.

Room Tip: The Harbor View Rooms are the better value. You get the ocean view without the higher cost. If you...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

What delightful ambiance. Nautical theme, and beautiful, sunny rooms. We were in town for a wedding, and enjoyed every second at this Four Sisters Inn. Breakfast out front in the morning, or a drink on the balcony made this Bed and Breakfast experience tranquil, inspiring, and reminiscent of times gone by. Wonderful view of the harbor, and the sunsets. We will return!

Room Tip: A view of the ocean makes the trip worthwhile. Worth the extra cost for the ambiance.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Lantern Inn - A Four Sisters Inn
Address: 34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 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*
Number of rooms: 29
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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