We stayed here 3 nights for our son's wedding. The recent remodel on the hotel was done tastefully - granite tops in the bathrooms, flat screen TV's in the rooms, tile in the corridors, and new paint and carpet throughout.
The beds were good and the window HVAC unit was adequate, but appeared to raise the humidity in the room.
The staff was pleasant. The breakfast was hot with eggs, pancakes, muffins, cereal, and sausage or bacon.
The pool was small with 2 lounge chairs, a table, and 4 chairs-but the beach is a short walk away. Parking was tight under the Hotel and once the spots were filled causing us to double park for the night.
There are several fast food places across the street and restaurants just up the street.
We were happy with the Hotel and would stay here again when visiting Dana Point or Laguna.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel - Dana Point Harbor - Doheny State Beach. Conveniently located on Pacific Coast Highway and minutes from 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 whirlpool tubs for two. All rooms (with the exception of ADA Rooms) have jetted tubs with showers. All rooms have two phones with voice mail; one with speaker. We are conveniently located 1 block from Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Our area is 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Dana Point Harbor - Doheny Beach Hotel Dana Point
- Holiday Inn Dana Point
- Dana Point Holiday Inn