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Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

34343 Street Of The Blue Lantern, Dana Point, California 92629
Innkeeper(s): Lin McMahon
  • Introduction

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, front view Enjoy fabulous views of the Pacific from just about every window of this elegant and inviting small hotel – dramatically located on a bluff above the Dana Point Yacht Harbor. Blue Lantern Inn was featured on The Today Show in March 2012 as one of the most affordable beach resorts.

    Listed as a Top U.S. Seaside Inn by Travel and Leisure Magazine and featured on the Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List, Blue Lantern Inn's guests savor a delicious breakfast in the morning and wine and hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon. Other amenities include onsite spa treatments, a fitness center, two meeting rooms and bicycles for exploring the beautiful coastline.

    This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a B & B.

    Cannon's RestaBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, patio urant is located adjacent to the inn, and periodically hosts outdoor events with amplified music. If you would like to know if a function will be scheduled during your stay, contact the restaurant directly at 949-496-6146. City ordinance does require that all outside events conclude by 10 pm.

    Each of Blue Lantern Inn's 29 spacious guestrooms has a fireplace, sitting area, oversized bathroom with a jetted spa tub, refrigerator with complimentary soft drinks, high speed Internet access, and a king, queen or double queen beds. Opt for a deluxe room including the Tower Guestrooms and many Pacific Edge Rooms and you will also have a private deck with water views.

  • Inn Offerings

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, bedroom fireplace Rates range from $185 to $600 and include

    • Full signature breakfast for two
    • Afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres
    • Freshly-baked cookies and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and sodas
    • Turndown, on request
    • Bicycles to borrow
    • Wireless Internet
    • Complimentary onsite parking and use of the fitness room

    Complimentary Amenities

    Four Sisters Inns signature services, provided at Blue Lantern Inn, with our compliments:

    • A bountiful breakfast buffet each morning
    • Afternoon wine, tea and hors 'doeuvresBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, staircase
    • Evening turndown, on request
    • Bicycles to borrow
    • Freshly-baked cookies
    • Refreshments, including water, coffee and tea, are available throughout the day
    • Early newspaper delivery
    • Beach chairs, towels and umbrellas available to borrow
    • Wireless Internet access
    • Concierge and activity recommendations and planning
    • 3:00 pm check-in and 12:00 noon check-out
    • Movies, books and games available to borrow at the front desk
    • Easily forgotten toiletry items, (toothbrush, shaving cream, sewing kits, etc.) available at front desk
    • On-site complimentary parking
    • Bon Voyage gift to all guests who stay five or more consecutive nights
    • Generous Frequent Sleeper loyalty program offering enrolled guests one complimentary night for every twenty points earned*

    The following services and items are available for purchase

    • One pet-friendly guestroom is available for an additional charge. Click here for more information
    • On-site spa treatments and services
    • Breakfast delivered to your guestroom ($10 per day)Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, dining area
    • Rates are based on two guests per room. Additional guests over the age of five ($25 per night)
    • A bottle of wine (price varies)
    • A bottle of chilled sparkling wine (price varies)
    • Celebration Package ($45)
    • Long distance, faxing, printing or other business services (price varies)
    • Purchase of a Four Sisters Inns cookbook ($15.95)

    Terms and conditions apply.

  • Million Dollar Views

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, harbor

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, patio

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, harbor

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  • Food and Wine at Blue Lantern Inn

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, patio Four Sisters Inns Signature Breakfast

    Our signature breakfast buffet is included with your stay and features a sumptuous hot entrée prepared by our innkeepers. Blueberry Pancakes, Artichoke Quiche or Grand Marnier French Toast are just a sampling of what you can expect to find at breakfast each morning. We also prepare a fresh baked good such as our delicious Honey-Buttermilk Muffins, Blueberry Sour Cream Scones or Pumpkin Muffins. Breakfast also always includes cereals, breads, fresh fruit, juices, tea and coffee. Most of the dishes we prepare each morning can be found in our 6th edition The Kitchen Cookbook.

    Breakfast in Bed is available for $10 per day. Simply ask the innkeeper for the Breakfast in Bed form at check-in and be sure to return it to the front desk by 7:00 pm the night Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, breakfast before you would like to receive Breakfast in Bed. This service may not be available at all inns.

    Dietary Restrictions

    Guests on special diets generally find many items in our buffet that are suitable to their needs. However, due to the small size of our inn and kitchen, we cannot accommodate all dietary requests (such as gluten-free, vegan, no nuts, etc.). If you are on a restricted diet, you are welcome to store a small bag of your own foods in our refrigerator.

    You're Invited

    Join us for a complimentary glass of wine, plus cheeses, and savory hors d’oeuvres each afternoon. It’s the perfect way to relax and celebrate after a day of sightseeing. Plus, don’t forget about our cookies! Cookies are a Four Sisters Inns tradition – every day by 3 pm, you’ll find complimentary, freshly baked cookies, available near the the lobby area. We bake something different every day, so you never know whichBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, toast sweet treat awaits.

    Four Sisters Inns' The Kitchen Cookbook

    Our innkeepers are often asked for recipes, which is why we began compiling favorites in our own cookbook many years ago. Now in its 6th edition, The Kitchen at Four Sisters Inns is available at your favorite inn, as well as here on our website, for $15.95. This updated version includes more than 90 recipes from our innkeepers, the same dishes our guests enjoy when they stay with us. Recipes are divided into five categories: Breakfast Sweets, Breakfast Dishes, Cookies, Tea Time Sweets and Tea Time Savories. The cookbook has a handy easel stand design; just pop it open and you’re ready to whip up a batch of Blueberry Lemon Muffins.

    Guests can either purchase a cookbook during their stay or by clicking here

  • Sanctuary Spa

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, spa Swedish Massage $120

    Our 60-minute Swedish Massage is designed to relax tired muscles, soothing mind as well as body. Long, vertical strokes melt tension away. This is great choice if you prefer light to medium touch or is your first massage experience. In just one hour, cares and concerns will give way to tranquility…ahhhh. Also available as a couples treatment.

    Deep Tissue Massage $130

    Choose the 60-minute Deep Tissue Massage to ease chronic muscle tension. You’ll feel the stress of the work day world slip away – this is the perfect antidote for someone who spends a lot of time behind a desk or in commuter traffic. This massage combines deeper, more focused work with the benefits of pressure point therapy. Also available as a couples treatment.

    Hot Towel and Herbal Infusion Massage $145

    Breathe deeply as clouds of aromatherapy essence fill the air. A combination of a 60-minute Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage melts tension bound deep within muscles. Hot towels steeped in aromatic extracts are used throughout this treatment to add to its luxury!

    Royal Treatment Massage Package $150

    This incredibly popular service offers 80 minutes of pure pampering by combining a lavender face massage, a peppermint conditioning scalp massage and foot treatment, a Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage and a full body citrus exfoliation scrub with hot steaming towels for the ultimate in relaxation, leaving you refreshed and renewed. Also available as a couples treatment.

    Classic Green Tea European Facial $95

    This refreshing 55-minute facial includes a steam, deep pore cleanse, enzyme exfoliation, custom mask, toner, moisturizer, sunscreen application and lots of relaxing hot facial towels. Also includes a signature peppermint neck, shoulder and scalp massage.

    Pumpkin Enzyme Facial $105

    Get your glow back with this 55-minute facial, ideal for dry or dull skin. This extra strength enzyme treatment is a great choice if you need to restore glow to tired skin. The advanced exfoliation is followed by a custom mask, toner and moisturizer. Your skin will look and feel revitalized. This treatment ends with our signature peppermint neck, shoulder and scalp massage.

    Royal Indulgence Massage and Facial Combined $165

    This 75-minute treatment is a great choice if you need results with added relaxation. This treatment includes a 30-minute back massage and 45-minute facial treatment. Your facial will be customized to your skin's needs by combining elements of both our Green Tea and Pumpkin Enzyme facials. This treatment Blue Lantern Inn,  spa massageis the best of both worlds!

    In-Room Reflexology Treatment $125

    Reflexology is the science that deals with the principle that there are reflex points in the hands and feet that correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. With one 60-minute session you'll experience instant relaxation with relief from head, back and neck aches as well as improved sleep and stress relief. This in-room treatment must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.


    Please call the hotel directly at 800-950-1236, at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation to request a spa treatment. We require a credit card to guarantee the reservation. Spa Treatments will not be available on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

    Cancellation Policy

    All spa treatment reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged.

    The Sanctuary Spa Treatments are available on-site in the Sanctuary on the third floor. Unfortunately, due to limited space, we are unable to do in-room spa treatments except for the Reflexology Treatment.

    Please note: Gratuity is not included in the above rates

  • Meetings & Events at Blue Lantern Inn

    The Blue Lantern Inn offers facilities in which to hold a small group meeting or conference. We've developed a complete package of services to ensure the success of your meeting or event whether your gathering is for 6 or 40. Our attentive staff is trained to anticipate your unique requirements, enabling your group to focus on facilitating a creative and productive meeting, or an extraordinary and memorable special event.

    Full day meeting rates Range from $275 to $500 and include:

    • Gourmet coffee, fine tea, soft drinks and bottled water available throughout the day
    • Morning break with homemade muffins and an afternoon break with freshly-baked cookies
    • Notepads and pens
    • High-speed wireless Internet access
    • Onsite complimentary parking
    • Flip chart, projector screen, overhead projector, telephone, extension cords and power strips
    • Flat panel television with DVD player
    • Audiovisual equipment

    Library Meeting RoomBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, meetings

    The largest of our meeting rooms, it is tastefully appointed and can accommodate banquets of up to 40 people and meetings of up to 26, with either "U" shaped, theater style or conference style seating. The Library is ideal for the relaxed, less formal meeting. (The Library is located off the main lobby of the inn).

    Meeting Capacity:

    Classroom: 40 | Theater: 40 | Strolling Reception: 40 | Conference: 26 | U-Shape: 26 Total square feet: 575 Room Size: 18 X 25 Rates: Monday-Friday From $375 | Saturday -Sunday From $500

    TraBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, conference room ditional Conference Room

    This elegant room provides a sophisticated, comfortable atmosphere for meetings and conferences of up to 12 people. The Traditional Conference Room is located on the Lower Level and is accessible via the elevator. Please know this room does not have natural light filtering in however it works great for a very private meeting.

    Meeting Capacity: Conference: 12 | U-Shape: 12 Rates: Daily: From $275

    For additional information or availability, please call our Event Coordinator at 800-950-1236

  • Weddings & Private Events

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, weddings Featured on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and ranked as a ‘Top U.S. Seaside Inn’ by Travel and Leisure Magazine, Blue Lantern Inn offers both a memorable venue and a significant value for weddings and private events.

    Reserve the Library for a beautiful strolling reception or seated dinner, available for up to forty guests.

    Couples who also reserve the entire inn (29 guestrooms) will enjoy an intimate and relaxing destination-style wedding. Attendees will experience an unforgettable wedding with spectacular ocean views, beautifully appointedBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, weddings guestrooms, a bountiful breakfast buffet, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, complimentary parking, high speed Internet and an onsite fitness room.

    The Library, our private event room, features contemporary décor and rates include use of tables and chairs, wired and wireless high-speed internet, and mounted flat screen television with a DVD player.

    Library Room: $375-600, Plus Gratuity

    Enjoy a seated dinner or a strolling reception, up to 40 people

    A list of recommended caterers is available upon requestBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, champagne

    29 Guest Rooms $185—$600* Per Night:

    Guestroom rates include a bountiful breakfast, afternoon wine and horsd’oeuvres, evening turndown service, morning newspaper delivery, sodas and freshly-baked cookies, complimentary parking, high-speed internet and use of the fitness room. *Group rates are available Sunday to Thursday, upon availability.

    For special and unique celebrations, including please call the event coordinator for a quote at 800-950-1236.

  • About Dana Point and Orange County

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, balcony On the coast about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Dana Point is a popular hideaway for honeymooners or anyone wanting a romantic getaway. The town is perched on several miles of prominent bluffs above Dana Point Harbor. Its namesake is Richard Henry Dana, Jr., who came here as part of the crew of the early 19th Century sailing brig Pilgrim and wrote his book, Two Years Before the Mast, about the experience. A replica of the Pilgrim is moored in the harbor, operated by the Ocean Institute; visitors can tour the ship and the organization’s ocean-themed exhibits.

    South of the harbor is Doheny State Beach, a 62-acre park featuring a sandy beach and waves just right for surfing. There are swimming areas, tide pools full of marine life and plenty of trails to explore.

    Whale watching is one of the prime attractions of Dana Point. With gray whales cruising past from November through April, and blue whales appearing May through November, the leviathans can be spotted any time of year, and quite near to shore. Join a whale watching boat excursion led by a marine scientist for a truly up-close view, or bring binoculars and study the ocean giants from the bluffs above.


    From $74 per person. See website for dates, showtimes and hours of operation. Ongoing 714-781-4565

    On-Site Spa Treatments Available at Blue Lantern Inn

    Reservations recommended and rates depend on length of treatment. 800-950-1236 Click for Info


    Adventure Park, Water Park, and Aquarium, Prices and Hours vary: Ongoing, 760-918-LEGO

    Coastline Kayaking Adventures

    Enjoy kayaking in the Dana Point Harbor. Ongoing, 949-291-6679

    Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

    Daily, 10 am-5 p.m. Ongoing 800-410-8354Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, bicycle

    Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach

    Workshops, education & promotion fine arts & crafts, June - August 949-494-3030

    Sea World

    Daily, 10 am- 6 p.m., Ongoing 619-226-3901

    San Diego Wild Animal Park

    Ongoing 760-747-8702

    San Diego Zoo

    Ongoing 619-231-1515

    Mission San Juan Capistrano

    Historic Landmark and Museum Open Daily 10 am- 5 pm, Ongoing 949-234-1300

    Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

    34675 Golden Lantern Drive, variable pricing & activities, Ongoing 800-979-3370

    Festival of Whales

    Annual Event, various pricing and event activities. March 888-440-4309

    Doheny Blues Festival

    Annually in May, Doheny State Beach

    Heritage Park and Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point

    Summer Concerts , Sundays 4:30 pm -6:00 pm 949-248-3530

    Toshiba Tall Ships Festival

    September, variable pricing & activities September 949-496-2274

    Boat Parade of LightsBlue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, harbor

    Dana Point Harbor December 949-923-2255

    Captain Dave's Dolphin Safari

    Daily Dolphin & Whale Watching Ongoing 949-488-2828

    Wine Tasting

    Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association. Ongoing. 800-801-9463

    OC Wildlife and Beach Tour

    Offering ½ day ecotours, nature tours, art tours and an Orange County tour. Ongoing 949-500-6981

    VR Green Farms

    Cooking classes and demonstrations. Ongoing. 949-697-0032

    Festival of the Arts - Laguna Beach

    650 Laguna Canyon Rd. $7 Gen Adm; $4 Seniors & Students; July & August. 949-494-1145

  • Directions to Blue Lantern Inn

    Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn, shore Street Address

    34343 Street of the Blue Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629

    Please Note: Due to inaccurate route information, we highly discourage the use of online mapping programs for directions to the Blue Lantern Inn.

    From San Diego

    1. Take the 5 Freeway North to San Clemente
    2. Take the Beach Cities exit, and veer to the left onto Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
    3. Travel on PCH for 2 1/2 miles through Dana Point
    4. Turn left on Street of the Blue Lantern
    5. The inn is at the end of the street on the right side

    From Los Angeles

    1. Take the 5 Freeway South
    2. Exit CA-1 (exit 79) to the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
    3. Travel north on the PCH for 2 1/2 miles through Dana Point
    4. Turn left on Street of the Blue Lantern
    5. The inn is at the end of the street on the right side
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