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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Corte Madera, California
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Corona, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here the night before our daughter's wedding for convenience. As such it was perfect. But let's be candid. Unless you are a starving college student, this is certainly not a destination hotel. The rooms are clean and large. We had a "suite" that had a separate room with a fold out sofa bed as well as our main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location for attending the Laguna Pageant of the Masters. Very clean, some road noise. Will certainly try to stay here again. Very reasonable rates. Parking charge is the usual gouge for guests but we booked thru Costco and so the charge was removed since it was not previously disclosed.

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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 hope you found the Pageant of the Masters as incredible as we did! You are one of those smart shoppers - stay a few minutes outside of Laguna Beach and save yourself a pretty penny on the hotel rates. Definitely worth the 10 minute drive. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience was fine. There was nothing exceptional or outstanding about the experience. The crib I asked for when making reservations was not in my room, but when I called the front desk they were quick to have one delivered. I understand prices are based on the market, but the price seemed high for rather average accommodations. The room was... More

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

Thank you for the review Aubree. As I said in our other correspondence, we were sorry that the crib was not in the room waiting for you when you checked in. Your family arrived about an hour before our check-in time of 3:00pm so we gave you the first suite that was ready and got the crib to you within... More

Las Vegas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel and staff, particularly Diane, made for a great experience. It was in a convenient location. We are a very picky family, the hotel was clean from the lobby, the rooms and the common areas. It was a great value as well. The parking fee was waived in exchange for sharing our email address. The breakfast is included in... More

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

Hey John! Thank you for the great review and I have already passed on your praises to Diane. We LOOOVE "picky families," especially when they come away with a fantastic impression of the Marina Shores. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again. More

Swisher, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 7 nights in Dana Point in July at Best Western Marina Shores. From the moment we booked directly with the property, the staff was as pleasant and accommodating as possible. It is obvious each takes great pride in their work. Rooms were clean, continental breakfast was good, location was a 10-minute walk from the beach - we would... More

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

When a guest stays for an entire week, they can't help but get an inside look at how good (or bad) a hotel really is. We are honored by your praises and I will make sure to pass them on to Thom, Diane and Leslie .. and of course our housekeeping staff. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only made reservations one night at this property in order to get a little closer to LAX. Nice location right across the street from a clean beach, marina, and shopping. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. It was the best continental breakfast we'd had in ten days and four hotels. Clean property that was overall, obliviously well managed.

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

Hey we ALWAYS take care of our Minnechaug allumni! (For any readers thinking "what??" this guest and I graduated from the same small town high school on the east coast, although years apart.) Sorry I missed meeting you, but certainly glad you enjoyed your stay and the front desk staff even told me how nice you were. More

New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recent stay in Dana Point was made special by the friendly staff at this location. Everyone was extremely helpful and the manager even made an extra effort to mail a small item left in room back to my home address. I would recommend this hotel and know you will be glad you stayed in this clean conveniet location!

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay and even happier that we were able to return your lost and found item to you. More

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the rooms were clean, they were very small. We had a queen suite for 4 of us and felt squished. There is only one sink in a very small bathroom. We ended up hanging out in the bed room when we were in the room as the couch and chairs in the living room were SO uncomfortable. The A/C... More

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

Hi Erin. I'm sorry if you found our 420 square foot suites too small for your party. Usually families like them - the sofa bed is great for kids ... but if you were trying to put four adults in a room that size, I can see where it might be a little cramped. When people have questions about the... More

SALT LAKE CITY, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice clean hotel! We stayed 6 nights and the accommodations, breakfast and overall staff were wonderful. The beds were comfortable and we saw the care they took to keep the hotel clean. They wiped down banisters, mopped the outside hallways and the rooms were very clean. I hope to come back to this hotel in the future. Great... More

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

Hey Don! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and it's terrific that you noticed all the little things we do to keep the Marina Shores looking her best. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you all back again soon. 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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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Dana Point Harbor, Doheny Beach. Conveniently located on Pacific Coast Highway and minutes to 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 Jacuzzi tubs for two. All rooms (with the exception of ADA Rooms) have Jacuzzi tubs. All rooms have two phones with voice mail; one with speaker. We are conveniently located 1 block from the Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach, 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 
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