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Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is close to the beach and a great full breakfast is included! Is it an easy walk to the beach, and it is where I always stay! This hotel is the closes to the beach and I love that! And the fabulous Rib Joint is right next door!

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La Mesa, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most pleasant stay and wonderful location. If you are a light sleeper, you need to know that the bedroom portion of your suite will likely be on the street side. The hotel does have fresh earplugs in all rooms for anyone who wants them. The traffic noise did not both any of the three (3) of us, however. Parking...

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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 we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us.

Evanston, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We normally stay at a nearby hotel when visiting family in Dana Point, but chose Marina Shores this time as they had rooms at a reasonable price that accommodated our family of 5. They have a good hot breakfast, location is close to the beach, harbor and restaurants. Beds were a little on the hard side, but I find most...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night after an even in the area. We booked the 1st floor suite. Room was basic & small but clean. View was nice. Since the hotel is pet friendly it smelled a bit in the hallways & the room. We brought room spray to neutralize the smell so that helped. Since the hotel...

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Fullerton, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, the breakfast is a real breakfast. Beautiful location on PCH. Close to everything in Dana Point and surrounding cities like San Clemente. The rooms are clean and the staff does a great job! Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for a special occasion with the boyfriend and felt like the stay made the experience together more romantic. Location was great but the jacuzzi really made it exceptional. They provided bath salts and there was a tv near the jacuzzi which was great because After fully zen-ing out I didn't want to get out so it...

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Lakewood, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checkout staff, horrible. I was forced out... NO LATE CHECK OUT??!! Also the condition of the room, not up to par with prior Hotels. The noise @ 8 am was a huge issue not allowing any sleeping in during my vacation from work.

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Please allow me to extend my deepest apologies for the issues and room conditions you experienced during your stay. We are aware of the condition of some of the balconies and are in the midst of making all the repairs. I'm sure you heard the construction noise during your stay. We are installing central air conditioning in all the rooms...

Murrieta, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience here at this hotel with staff wearing burgundy scrubs felt like I was staying at an assistant living facility. One girl in particular seemed so miserable working there never smiled once or even looked up. It will state that you will get a full breakfast more like a Continental breakfast. Beds are very comfortable room is comfortable. Walking...

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked Hotel b/c Trip Advisor had 4Star gGest rating- Rooms with a view- View is Hwy 1 & Mc Donald's- A/C SO close to Bed it cooled the bed & kept turning off! Parking is UNDER rooms-Ear Plugs by Bed!

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Hi George! I'm sorry that the Marina Shores was not what you were expecting. Our 4 1/2 star rating is mostly because of our friendly staff, the cleanliness of our rooms and the tremendous value we offer compared to most of the competition in town. We never bill ourselves as having a great view of the Pacific Ocean .. we...

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed April 19, 2017

We needed a convenient place to stay locally while visiting extended family. It's right on Pacific Coast Hwy in the middle of town. I was a bit apprehensive about the comments on traffic noise but it turned out not to be an issue (we stayed on the second floor facing the back away from the street). The rooms are clean,...

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Hi "Dad" and thank you for the wonderful review of the Marina Shores. I'm glad you mentioned the street noise (or in your case, the lack of ...) We get so many people commenting on the traffic from the Pacific Coast Highway. This is a tourist road, like historic Route 66, many travelers would rather follow the coast highway for...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel

Address: 34280 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2824
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range: $125 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel 3*
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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#1 Best Value Hotel in Dana Point
#1 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#2 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Room that has least pets in it”
SunFloater, 1 week ago | Read review
“facing East, in the back”
Karasdad, Apr 19, 2017 | Read review
“We chose the King Suite with whirpool tub. It was lovely. There was even a flat screen TV in the bathroom by the whirlpool tub.”
sharbon, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“Third floor rooms are the quietest option.”
kimberlyr275, Jan 21, 2017 | Read review
“If you go out front you can see the harbor”
  • Good reception and a Fridge that was cold
  • Our Room
  • Wife is happy
  • Twin Beds, only rooms left
grandbear6, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
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