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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 #2 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Doing our best to organize all the details that go into traveling, my husband and I decided to book our reservations into the Best Western Plus Marina Shores six plus weeeks prior to our trip. Our main request was to have a room in the back away from PCH [Pacific Coast Highway]. The hotel was informed that we would be... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service at this hotel was great. The suites we were in were very comfortable. I normally do not sleep well in hotel beds but I had no problem here. I do wish there were more chairs at the pool,very limited seating. Location was close to the beach and harbor. I would definitely stay here again

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Got this place thru hotwire so we got a good deal, the room is quite large and it has the jacuzzi in it on one corner, room could get a refresh as it kinda looks a bit old with most other hotels going the "chic" way and providing a lot of whites and contrasting colors, the bed was just perfect!... More

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Pleasanton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at this location was very pleasing. Everyone was very friendly and extremely helpful. The location was central to all activities in the area (i.e. beach, water activities). The continental breakfast was very good and everyday we were offered a new option for breakfast. The only thing we could of maybe wanted was perhaps some more chairs at the... More

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

We're happy you enjoyed your stay and it will be my pleasure to pass along your praises to the staff. Please accept my apologies if the breakfast room was crowded. We do have a second room that we open up when the hotel is extremely busy, and there is a large sign by the entrance to the main breakfast room... More

Whittier, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel by the beach. Friendly staff and owner. Mad our anniversary very enjoyable. Great access to eating and shopping. Only negative point was paying for parking separately from the main hotel fee.

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

We're so glad you and your wife chose the Marina Shores Hotel for your wedding anniversary stay. We hope the complementary bottle of champagne and card from the staff helped make the occasion a little more special. Regarding the parking fee ... most of the hotels in our area charge for parking and some even tack on mysterious "resort fees."... More

Coronado, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a nice place to stay. We had a balcony which overlooked PCH, but it was very quiet and we were not disturbed by traffic. Since we were only staying 2 nights, we chose not to have our room cleaned. We had plenty of towels.

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

Hi Frances! Thanks for the kind review and we're glad you and your family enjoyed your short stay at the Marina Shores. Our two room suites are perfect for families on vacation and I'm sure the other Trip Advisor readers will appreciate your endorsement too. More

Los Angeles, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cozy and well located. Nice rooms. Excellent tub with jets. Very friendly staff. The only LITTLE thing I could object is that the pool was a little colder than what I expected from a heated pool. The rest was all superb.

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

Thank you for the nice review, Pedro and we are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Marina Shores Hotel. Regarding our heated pool, I will pass your comments on to the professional service company that comes out twice a week to clean, check the chemical levels and all the equipment. They are supposed to make... More

Oceanside, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hotel is marvelous. The two young ladies at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. The room was very large with two tv's - one in the bath area. Jetted tub was heavenly, and they provide bath salts. The shower stall is separate, which is perfect. It is surprisingly quiet in the room. We loved... More

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

"Did not want to leave!" ... That is about the highest compliment we can receive. We are both honored and appreciative that you found the Marina Shores Hotel to be so comfortable and the staff so friendly. It sounds like you had one of our whirlpool suites, which are the best accommodations we have to offer - affordable luxury on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. The hotel is very clean & nicely decorated. The staff are very friendly. We had a standard king room that was very spacious & also included a refrigerator, coffee maker, whirlpool tub, & free breakfast! This hotel is located within walking distance from just about anything you would want to do... More

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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 for adding some great personal photographs to the Trip Advisor site. It's a wonderful addition to help travelers see the hotel through the eyes of other travelers. More

Somerset, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get what you pay for. The rooms are quiet and relatively spacious. Not as close to the water as it seems. The pool is small and has limited area to lounge. Parking is tight so get in early to make sure you get a parking space. 1 very slow elevator.

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

Excellent point - the Marina Shores IS an excellent choice for the budget concious traveler, but please, no stigmas of a "budget hotel." We offer a full, free, hot breakfast every morning, our pool may be small, but it IS heated and from the deck you get a nice view of the Pacific. Yes we are a block and a... 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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Amenities

Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Family Hotel in Dana Point #3 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point #3 Business Hotel in Dana Point
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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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