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BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here as a cheaper alternative to the Marriott where we were attending a wedding. A few days before our visit, the manager called to offer us an upgrade to a room with an enormous whirlpool tub. What a nice surprise. Thank you. Our room was spacious and clean and very convenient for walking to the places we needed to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had about twenty family members and freinds stay here for a wedding and had an overall good experience. The location was very convenient to planned and unplanned activities and within a short walk of Dohenny Beach. The staff was very courteous and helpful, particularly in working with us in booking rooms over time for the wedding party and guests.... More

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Chula Vista, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very nice. The room air condtioner DID NOT work and we had to downgrade and gave up the suite we originally wanted. The pool only accomodates 15 people and there is no jaquzzi, although the beach is close by. The hotel room wasn't too bad and the price was ok compared to the area.

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EDMONDS, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel needs a serious NO SMOKING policy in rooms. The reason we stay at best westerns all around is because of the service and rooms. This was extremely below our expectations for a best western plus. I would have changed our reservations to another hotel at that point in time if it wasn't such a busy weekend in the... More

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

For all the readers, between the time Stephanie wrote this review and when it actually was posted to the site, she and I spoke at great length about her concerns. The Marina Shores is a 100% non-smoking facility and all guests have to sign an agreement that they will be charged $150.00 if they smoke in a room. It amazes... More

Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in was easy and the desk clerks were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Parking fee was waived because the person we were traveling with had signed up for BW rewards program. She was also upgraded to a suite at no extra charge so I plan on becoming a member before my next stay at a Best Western hotel. The... More

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

WOW! Sounds like you really had a fantastic time visiting Dana Point. The whale watching excursions can be breathtaking. Thank you for the great rundown on the Marina Shores and our facilities. While our free breakfast may not be full service restaurant quality (just being honest here ...) for the guest on the go, it is quick and convenient, which... More

Ashton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was awesome had a separate living room with hideabed . somewhat view of ocean was fine and the balcony was a big bonus. Decor was fantastic. Pool was nice but no hot tub. Great location close to beach and plenty of restaurants. A great place to stay.

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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 Dana. We love it when people discover the Marina Shores as the perfect fit for their hotel needs. Between our two-room suites, whirlpool suites, standard and connecting rooms, we feel we offfer the best value in the tri-beach area! More

las vegas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 2 dogs, no problem for the hotel. Made all the difference in our frame of mind knowing that we had both dogs with us. The employees were interested in the animals and saved my dogs toy when she forgot it. The balcony came in handy and we could see the ocean. The property is right across the street

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

In this day and age, animals seem to be just as much a part of our families as brothers and sisters ... and to SOME pet people, even moreso (smiling.) At the Marina Shores we welcome responsible pet owners and are glad that their four-legged family members get to be a part of the vacation experience too. We deep clean... More

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy staying at the Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel – Dana Point, CA. It is my hotel of choice because it is a home away from home. I have been staying their for more than 6 months. Because of their excellent customer service and service, I continue to come back. The hotel really takes the time to... More

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

Matt, as always, it is a pleasure having you as perhaps our most long term and loyal customer and we are glad to have you as a part of our family. To the readers, while you may be looking for lodging in Dana Point for vacation or other leisure reasons, Matt is a business traveler and we treasure our corporate... More

Collingswood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The front desk staff both day and night could not have been more helpful and nice. Great free breakfast . could see the Pacific from our room. Close walk to great beach/state park. It was nice to be pleasantly surprised for a change!!!

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

Isn't it sad that, in a service industry, being pleasantly surprised is the exception instead of the rule? We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the Marina Shores and that you had a chance to explore the beach and the harbor while you were here. Of course, when you say, "great first time stay" you're implying that we'll... More

Corte Madera, California
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second stay and it was even better than the first. We had a suite with a king bed and a studio couch in the living area for our son. The suite was well maintained and exceptionally clean. The view of the ocean from the third floor balcony was a plus. The staff at the reception desk were... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your time with us and of course we're ALWAYS happy to hear of plans for a return trip! As the manager, I was especially pleased with how you remembered our staff "personable but professional" ... that is exactly the image we want to leave people with. No impersonal stuffiness, just an enthusiastic "WELCOME! How can we... More

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Address: 34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel 2.5*
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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

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