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BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

2.5 of 5 34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kingston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our choice between this hotel and the one in Laguna Beach 5 miles away . This was far cheaper and an easy drive to Laguna. .Clean ,great service and a nice stroll to the park across the street on the ocean.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The front desk received us with a warm welcome although it was late at night. We were pleasantly suprised at the value for money what we got. The room was clean and we enjoyed the jacuzzi very much. The check out the next morning was smooth and the staff very friendly. Highly recommend!!

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

Thank you for the great review Lana and we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us. I would hope that in your travels you would find the front desk staff in ANY hotel to be warm and welcoming, no matter what the hour. Traveling days seem extra long and are definately exhausting ... our staff will take that extra... More

Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we booked at this hotel because they accept dogs and needed a room just for the night, due to a family reunion. we were pleasantly surprised at the value for what we got. rooms seemed newly refurbished. All was clean and very well done.

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

The Marina Shores is proud to be a pet friendly hotel. We welcome all four-legged family members with open arms and, if their owner's are responsible, we welcome them as well. Not everyone shares our love of pets so we advise everyone who brings an animal with them ... please be considerate of our other guests - don't leave your... More

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a few days in Las Vegas we needed a break so headed for the California coast. Since I am a Best Western employee in Cocoa Beach Florida of course we headed to the nearest Best Western & we were definitely not disappointed. Karen checked me in & went out of her way to make us feel welcome including upgrading... More

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

Well Anna, after spending time in all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, I'm glad to hear that the Marina Shores didn't seem anti-climactic. Trust me, the service show we put on for you wasn't because you were a Best Western employee - our goal is to wow EVERYONE who comes through our doors. Glad you enjoyed your stay... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kenia at the front desk provided outstanding check in and check out service. All requests were cheerfully accomodated. She upgraded us to a king suite and was able to accomodate our request for an additional night on short notice, All the other staff we encountered were helpful and top notch as well. When in the area this hotel will be... More

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

Thank you for the great review, Dennis and I will be certain to pass your praises along to Kenia. We're happy we were able to give you the free upgrade on your room accommodations too ... it's the little surprises that make the Marina Shores something special! More

Dallas, Texas
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422 reviews 422 reviews
59 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was really nice and helpful. We received an upgrade to a suite and it was comfortable and clean. This is a convenient location, right on the main street and close to restaurants, the marina, etc. The breakfast is your standard fare, nothing exceptional but satisfactory choices. The only downside is if you are a light sleeper it is... More

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

We are obviously thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and I hope the readers noticed your suggestion about the Sleep Fan app. I downloaded it myself just to see what you were talking about ... pretty cool! (pun intended) We installed sound dampening, double-paned windows and sliding balcony doors years ago to help combat the noise from the increasing traffic... More

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this last minute and wasn't disappointed. We were upgraded to a suite on arrival, assistant manager checked us in and was very welcoming. Room was really nice, basic buffet breakfast was fine, 10 minute walk to the marina, location on the PCH just into DP is ideal.

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

We're very glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your taking the time to write this review. We enjoy surprising people with the free room upgrades from time to time. In an age where we expect corners to be cut, isn't it nice to see something extra tossed in just because we can? The staff is always looking for opportunities... More

NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff at front desk (Krista and Tom) were kind and welcoming. Close to trails and beach areas. Great location. Rooms were on the smaller side yet they were clean-kudos to the hotel staff for the upkeep of the rooms!

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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 I will be sure to pass on your praises to Krista and Tom. They have become the anchor of our evening shift staff and make quite a team. You're also right about our housekeeping staff - day in and day out they go the extra mile to make sure the Marina Shores is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people at the counter were very helpful. My children used the swimming pool and they had a good time. The hot breakfast was delicious. Although there was constructing by the freeway it was easy to find and the hotel was super clean and the rooms were clean and when we requested extra towels they brought them right away.

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

It's the little things that make the difference, right? Being able to ask for extra towels or pillows and not having to wait for half an hour to get them can be all it takes to make someone's stay "a pleasure." Thank you for sharing the great review and we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. More

Kearny, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleased with my stay, good location, very nice looking hotel, the room was very clean and of decent size with very comfortable beds. Breakfast is included with very good coffee, the staff was friendly. Totally recommended, the room was better than a very high priced hotel not too far.

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

We're glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Marina Shores and appreciate your pointing out all the things that added up to a great time. We love hearing that every piece of the puzzle was in place ... just wish I knew which "very high priced hotel" you were comparing us to. What a great talking... 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*
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

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