Hotel approved in Dana Point

September 21, 2018 by  

A new hotel development project has been given the go-ahead in Dana Point by the California Coastal Commission. The new hotel will have a restaurant, outdoor dining, visitors’ center, and rooms with views of the ocean.

The Wave Resort was approved with a vote of 7-3. The program follows the guidelines of the coastal program that advocates preserving beaches and allowing public access. Dana Point has print shops that design promotional pens and other printed items for development projects like this.

Commissioner Steve Padilla says the proposed hostel and visitors center are in line with the land use plan the commission supports. The decision was not easy, but he believes the right one was reached.

This hotel will have 57 rooms and will be 35,000 square feet in size. Its restaurant will be 4,000 square feet with outdoor dining.

It will be on located on Pacific Coast Highway and Green Lantern, and it will be built on 1.6 acres of land. A previous plan for the hotel had 90 rooms with a full-service center offering educational opportunities.

The plan for this hotel has been 40 years in the making. The property purchased by Headlands Investment a few years ago determined a hotel to be more profitable than retail space, and a 100-room hotel and resort is being built near the Wave Resort.