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Riviera Shores Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34642 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624-1301
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Cullen G Dana Point, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dana Point, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my stay! Its an older beach hotel, I personally like the older hotels, theirs some charm and history here. Great location, nice staff, good breakfast. right across from beach. Great biking trails right their

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Santa Clarita, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very disappointing if you look for a resort type stay. Although booked way in advance we were assigned a room facing the back meaning facing a huge retaining wall. Not a place were you want to have a glass of wine and relax on the balcony. The room had all the things advertised but it was so dark and depressing;... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

You can tell that this is a great up and coming Resort. The bad: When we pulled into the parking garage, there was not ONE sign as to where to go for check in. This got a bit frustrating as we walked all over searching before we finally found it, about a block down the road! MUST POST SOME SIGNS!!... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is not your type of place if you want a beautiful view, and a peaceful environment. Sitting on the balcony and enjoying just the sounds of the ocean and kids playing on the beach will not happen here. While the speed-line train does go by multiple times a day, it is usually pretty quick to pass by in less... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

7 days 6 nights. Large 2br 2ba with full kitchen, living room and full dining area, new appliance (convection microwave oven) gas grill on private patio Beach across the street, bikes for rent. Along pacific coast highway easy access to IH5.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I flew across country to spend our 36th anniversary in sunny California on a time share exchange. Opened the door to our unit at Riviera Shores to face a dirty retaining wall! Spoke to the manager and was told no openings elsewhere and that they would call us during the week to change our space.. Of course... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at Riviera Shores Resort, responded to this review

We regret to hear of your dissatisfaction with your recent room’s view. Our team is certainly never happy to hear that a guest is not satisfied with every aspect of their stay. We sincerely apologize that we were unable to accommodate your request for a new room, as we are subject to the availability at the time of your stay.... More

Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Booked a one night stay here but it would've been great for much longer. A great room with two bedrooms, a pull out double sofa bed in the large lounge, dining area and a sizeable well-equipped kitchen. Also a balcony. All in perfect condition. The only negative thing to mention is that location near Highway 1 and the railway. This... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Ï gave this property an average rating only because of the very pleasant staff and the fact that the room was very clean and appropriately appointed. The small open kitchenette had sufficient dishes, cookware and serving pieces (including a rather nice glass salad bowl and tong set). Beyond that there is no way we would recommend this location to anyone... More

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Park City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was a last minute booking to attend a memorial service for a friend. I saw the location on Expedia and on Orbitz but through them the time frame was not available. I must say that the travel companies had about a 40% discount on the room rate. After reading the reviews and looking at the photos I hesitated but... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you ever wanted to know what a timeshare property looks like from the Diamond Resort International company, this is it. This property is located in Dana Point, CA, also known as Capistrano Beach. The property is actually a hotel, not a resort. What is the difference, you may ask? Well, this place is more like a run-down 80's hotel... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at Riviera Shores Resort, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for choosing to stay with us at Riviera Shores Resort. We are really sorry for the impression of the resort that you have gained on this occasion and we assure you we are equally disappointed that we missed the opportunity to impress you with the quality of our accommodation. Our resort has been part of... More

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Address: 34642 Pacific Coast Highway, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624-1301
Location: United States > California > Capistrano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riviera Shores Resort 3*
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