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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel has a great location, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are clean and quite large. As others have said, the walls are thin, so definitely go for a room on the third floor. It's a typical Best Western - a serviceable room but nothing special. The balconies are laughably small, and since ours faced the...

Thank Kimberly R
Arroyo Grande, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location is convenient, has reasonable rates, is clean, and has a super friendly staff. I would suggest 3rd floor rooms for a decent view of bay. The suites are large. Furniture is a little dated if those are things you need. Our son just moved to Dana Point so this is affordable for our visits. See you again.

Thank brendahoover517
Burbank, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This seemed like a very overpriced hotel. The service was fine and I have no complaints regarding this, but the walls seem very thin, I could hear my neighbor watching TV at 2am. It was not a loud volume, but I could still hear every single word next door which makes for a miserable night's sleep. The sheets were paper...

Thank WyndMills
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wyndie, I'm sincerely sorry you found your stay with us so unpleasant. It is our goal that every guest of the Marina Shores finds their accommodations to be clean, comfortable and an excellent value. Bed comfort, as I have said in other reviews, is a very subjective opinion ... some people prefer the softest mattresses that they can just...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our weeklong stay at the BWP Marina Shores Dana Point this week. Our Suite was quite spacious and comfortable for 3 adults (1 on sofa sleeper) and we even had an ocean view from the small balcony! Hotel is not as modern or deluxe as the many upscale resorts in the area, but a really good location with...

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Thank Misael A
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Misael, Thank you for the wonderful review and we are thrilled that you will be coming back repeatedly over the coming year. I tried to reach out to you in an email to let you know about our fantastic rate program for business people who will be staying with us multiple times. We promise a MINIMUM discount of 18% off...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the way from Diana checking us in to Diana checking us out it was a good 3 nt stay throughout. We stayed here due to proximity to the marina for the whale watching (which unfortunately we didn't see any but plenty of dolphins) and the Dana Point ferry to Catalina Island. The parking was good for $5/nt with AARP...

1Thank Terry L
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Terry! Thank you for the awesome review and hitting on just about every touch point that makes the Marina Shores such a standout value. I agree that those ferry trips to Catalina Island are wonderful ... you just can't get the full enjoyment on a one-day excursion though. I hope you got to stay there at least overnight.

Dana Point, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to stay that is convenient to shopping, Doheny State Beach, and all the surrounding attractions of Orange County! Nice to have convenient on premise parking available. Ample offerings for the breakfasts make for a great start to each day.

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and sharing your opinions with the Trip Advisor family. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, as well as the offerings of our beautiful little community.

Ventura, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared to other hotels in the area, this was an excellent deal. Beds are a little lumpy/worn. Street noise may be aproblem for some people. Overall the staff was great. Parking is very tight. Watch out with large truck or SUV.

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1Thank Tricia K
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Tricia, Thank you for the review and I'm sorry for any issues you may have had. If you read this response and have a minute to contact me directly, I'd like to find out what room you were in so I can have the mattress looked at and replaced if necessary.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This hotel offers free WIFI, breakfast, and a nice location near the harbor and beach areas of Dana Point. Not a spectacular view of the ocean, but minutes walk or drive. Rooms are modern and the service is excellent.

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Mentone, United States
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The hotel is a wonderful place to stay when in Dana Point. We have stayed there many times great staff, very kind and professional always making sure your stay was enjoyable and if you had a problem they took care of it right away. The rooms were clean and comfortable.

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 9 December 2016

LVery easy check-in and very accommodating staff. Helpful with cabs, restaurant suggestions and information about the area. We stayed one night, were gone one night and returned for a second night. The hotel kept our luggage safe while we were on Catalina Island. They helped us arrange a cab when we needed one; going to the boat and so forth....

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel - Dana Point Harbor - Doheny State Beach. Conveniently located on Pacific Coast Highway and minutes from Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Camp Pendleton, the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, and the Montage Resort and Spa. Our AAA rated hotel features 34 comfortable two-room suites with partial ocean views from their balcony and 8 spacious king suites with whirlpool tubs for two. All rooms (with the exception of ADA Rooms) have jetted tubs with showers. All rooms have two phones with voice mail; one with speaker. We are conveniently located 1 block from Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Our area is known for its fine beaches, recreational activities, specialty shops, restaurants and fine art galleries. Whale watching excursions are offered in Dana Point Harbor during the California Gray Whale migration. The hotel is located just two miles from both San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, four miles from Laguna Beach. Weekly rates available based on a 7 night stay. Contact the hotel directly for details and rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

Address: 34280 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2824
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range: ₹ 7,435 - ₹ 13,710 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Dana Point Harbor - Doheny Beach Hotel Dana Point
Holiday Inn Dana Point
Dana Point Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#1 Best Value Hotel in Dana Point
#2 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
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“Third floor rooms are the quietest option.”
 of 5 bubbles kimberlyr275, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you go out front you can see the harbor”
  • Good reception and a Fridge that was cold
  • Our Room
  • Wife is happy
  • Twin Beds, only rooms left
 of 5 bubbles grandbear6, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Backside of the hotel is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles nrg22, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Parking extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles LizM670, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the back side of the hotel away from the highway are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles canncan, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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