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BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel with friends and family. For the area, it was very reasonable, clean and great value for money. Don't expect anything fancy, this is for all intents a motel, but the rooms were large and we stayed in a 2 room "suite" with 2 queens and a pullout in the seating area. It had a microwave,... More 

Thank Sarah C
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience at the Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel was wonderful from the start. Trinity was on duty at the front desk. She greeted me warmly, expressed interest in my visit and went the extra mile to put me in the perfect room. That room was terrific. Not fancy, but clean, modern and well appointed. The hotel is located... More 

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Elon, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed there with my family in one of the double queen suites. The room was clean and the service was fantastic. Short drive to any of the local beaches. I would strongly recommend, especially for families.

Thank J2JAX
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected Best Western as they accommodated me travelling with my pet. The room was nice and spacious which was nice for the little furry one to run around. I would deodorize the room better. You can definitely tell pets had stayed there. I have stayed in other pet friendly hotels which did not smell like pets. The bed was... More 

Thank ychu30
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small room with super loud AC. They even offer free earplugs in the room, maybe received lots of customer complaints. Breakfast was good but dining area was small with limited seating. The front desk lady was rude with a careless attitude. Good location which is close to the harbor. Nothing fancy about this place.

1 Thank Vivichichi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel is conveniently walking distance to the marina. Our suite on the 3rd floor was comfortable and quiet ....altho the A/C was noisy. A small balcony provides a partial view of the ocean. The breakfast is less than desirable with too few tables/chairs. Parking is $10. Very tight spaces with posts to navigate.

Thank M E
Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Checked in here a little early with no problems and were only staying one night before heading on down to San Diego. The reception staff were very welcoming and most helpful when we were asking for advice on things to do, places to eat etc. They recommended a restaurant in San Clemente and we had a really good meal here... More 

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Moss, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Dana Point might not be the liveliest or most charming town along PCH, and this hotel's location is a little bit awkward, squeezed in between a steep hill/cliff and the Pacific Coast Highway (on the «wrong» side of the road from the ocean), but it still has some good vantage points. Rooms are fairly up to date, clean and spacious,... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a good hotel in a good location within walking distance to the beach. Upon check in, the front desk clerk was very helpful and friendly, which gave us a nice first impression. Our room was clean and had everything we needed, including a decent-sized mini-fridge with a small freezer. We liked that breakfast was included, though it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stayed for four nights, during 4th of July holiday this year. The hotel staff and management really work hard to make sure that the guest has a thoroughly enjoyable stay! We had the King Suite with Whirlpool room. We could see the ocean from our window! I felt like I had walked into a "high end" hotel room. We... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $119 - $245 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#1 Best Value Hotel in Dana Point
#2 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
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