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BEST WESTERN Beach Dunes Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   3290 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA 93933   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Marina
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I stayed in this hotel a few years ago with a bunch of friends for a wedding and remembered how great the price was for the location. I booked the room online and paid in advance. It's just across the street from a state beach with dunes and a great spot for just about any beach activity including surfing. Its a small out-of the-way street so the noise level isn't bad...especially on the West side.
When we arrived we asked if we could have a room with a fridge and they did so without any extra charge.
The room was standard but very clean and neat. Free Wi-fi and cable. There were extra plugs on the lamp bases for phone chargers etc., a nice heat lamp in the bathroom, blow-dryer, an iron and plenty of hangers. They had name-brand shampoo and lotion as well as a small coffee maker with all the fixins..even though they have fresh hot coffee in the lobby available all day.
The staff was super nice and very helpful.
They bake fresh cookies for the guests every afternoon and the manager of the office gave me some of her personal stash of flavored coffee creamer a few times. They also let us use the hot tub after hours with no problem.
We had reservations for a romantic dinner at a place in Carmel but Earnie at the front desk recommended the Chart House by the wharf in Monterey. They put us on the VIP list which included an awesome view of the bay and custom menus printed up with our names and " Happy Anniversary" on them...plus, we got their specialty desert for free! They also sent us across the street for happy hour...Awesome appetizers for $2.00, beer and drinks for $3.00.
They got us an awesome deal on tickets to the infamous Monterey Aquarium...2 days for the price of one.
Overall I couldn't have asked for a better stay! Highly recommend this place especially on a budget!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This hotel is located about a block from the beach. It has a beautiful courtyard, a small play area for children and a hot tub. It is very nice. The walk down the hill to the beach is a bit of a chore but the views are worth it (it was actually the climb back up). All and all this is a really good place to stay for a weekend or overnighter.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We booked a couple rooms at the hotel next door and they were going to charge us $100 extra to switch rooms for 2 queens. We came here and asked them to match our Hotwire deal from the night before and they did it without any hesitation. Ernie,Lauren, and the night auditor are so awesome and extremely friendly! They even gave us fresh baked cookies! If you stay here meet Ernie, such a sweetheart!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Ernie at the front desk went above and beyond !! He made sure to get our rooms near each other and even made sure we had hot cookies!!! He makes the hotel!!! The rooms were clean and the beds comfy. The property is walking distance from the beach and has a play ground! We will for sure stay again!! Thank you again Ernie !

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grass Valley, California, USA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our family took a vacation for a few days at the beach, the hotel was child friendly, clean and we had a great time. The only problem is the hotel is near the freeway, and the trafic noice bothered me a bit. Not enough to not revisit the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Goodyear, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

With Best Western, you know what to expect - and that's true here. Rooms are large, clean, comfortable.

The best thing about this hotel, though, is the location. Right across from the Dune National park - great for walking the beach. And a block from the exit from US 1.

It's an easy ride into Carmel or Monterrey, and the cost is a fraction of what you'd pay in those crazy and harried places.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This BW by far, has been the most pleasurable we have had in a long time. VERY friendly front desk staff and newly renovated hotel which used to be a Travel Lodge years ago. Right by the beach and very clean and comfortable beds. Spacious, well-lighted and convenient to Monterey. We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 3290 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA 93933
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Location: United States > California > Marina
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Marina
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Beach Dunes Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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