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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights, friendly and helpful staff. Covered parking, walking distance to downtown and several restaurants.The rooms were clean and spacious with a small refrigerator. Do not get room next to ice machine in the hall way. People getting ice at all hours. Did not use pool or gym due to time crunch.

Thank Chicad04
phoenix, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the location is perfect some rooms even have ocean view the suites offer a xtra room with roll out bed and great for conference as what we used it for breakfast above par from most had keish with ham and all thge other goods like pancakes the hotel itself is clean upscale far from most The staff is top notch...

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Thank Don M
Moreno Valley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel! Our room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a free full breakfast with many choices. Nice location, close to the Dana Point Harbor, shopping and restaurants. We would love to stay at this hotel again in the future.

Thank sharbon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean, great value. Continental breakfast included. Very close to the harbor without the price tag of other places. About 15 minutes walking distance from the harbor and all the activities. Only downside is no views.

Thank summerdtraveler
Lemoore, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute little hotel. Rooms were average size (even the suites) on a busy road though if that bothers you will hear cars driving by all night. Hotel is pet friendly and our suite smelled like a dog. We have dogs so it didn't bother me too bad but I was surprised that I could smell it. Pool was heated and...

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Thank 793chrystalf
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 15 January 2017 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 12 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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 1 January 2017 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...

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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.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: ₹ 7,776 - ₹ 14,546 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“We chose the King Suite with whirpool tub. It was lovely. There was even a flat screen TV in the bathroom by the whirlpool tub.”
 of 5 bubbles sharbon, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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