$99: It's a lovely thing when a nice inn or hotel hits a big anniversary and asks the guests to be a part of it with a special deal. The Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point is hitting its 20th in November, and it has a special on giving 20-percent off rooms from Nov. 1 through March 31, 2011, Sundays through Thursdays. But now the Inn is making the celebration even more celebration-ier, with a $99 rate from Nov. 1 through 18, Sundays through Thursdays. Note that Blue Lantern rooms can run upwards of $300, so this is a fine deal indeed.
NOVEMBER BY THE OCEAN: The hostelry is perched above Dana Point harbor, meaning that if you want to pull out that oversized romantic sweater and curl up with a mug of tea while thinking romantic thoughts, movie-style, in the fall chill, this is the ideal moment to do so. Because the $99 gets you a harbor view room. Oh, did we just wait for the very end to mention that very interesting fact? We did. Harbor view, November, $99, oversized sweaters, tea, make that wine, maybe cabernet, a very good friend. That all sounds very satisfactory to us.
CALL THE BLUE LANTERN: For details on both specials. And happy 20th!