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Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Fullerton, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Even better than expected!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night because of all the great reviews and somewhat reasonable price (140) for the area. It was even better than we expected!!! Very nice decor, very clean (even carpets), and a very comfy bed. The jacuzzi tub with TV was an AWESOME addition! Although this hotel doesn't offer the amenities of other hotels, it's still a wonderful hotel! We'd definitely stay here again! My ONLY complaint is that we could hear foot-traffic somewhere. It didn't seem to appear to be above us, so it had to be next door... yet we didn't hear anything else. It was strange. But, otherwise, an excellent stay in an excellent hotel for a reasonable price!

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you so much for the review Stacy and we're glad you and your husband were pleasantly surprised by our accommodations. I will keep an eye out for that elephant in the hallway, but please accept my apologies for the noise disturbing you.
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Nipomo, California
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Easy to get to very comfortable room bed has pillow top mattress a huge tub/spa. The pet friendly room is clean with no odor located on the ground floor. The staff will help you with any concerns at this property. The breakfast has many options not just a roll and coffee. This is my second stay at this property it is a good south orange county location the price is very reasonable,no linens to wash or beds to make just relax and enjoy.

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Hi Linda. We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us and thanks for recognizing the staff for all they do. It's the people, not just the place that make for a great hotel stay and we are glad we were able to be a part of yours. Hope to see you again soon!
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Pioneer, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Everything was perfect. Beautifully remodeled hotel. Jacuzzi tub was a big plus. The room was beautifully appointed and the size of the room was more than adequate. Location is close to the Marina and the beach.

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Well Michael, "perfect" is always our goal and it sounds like we hit it out of the park for you. Thank you for the kind words and hope you remember us the next time you are in the SoCal beach area.
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PRINCE GEORGE
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Excellent value for price for a 2-queen suite with wetbar. We received an upgrade as Best Western members The male receptionist at checkin was excellent directing my husband as he parked his Suburban with a Thule box on top into the enclosed parkade. We barely made clearance. The room was spotless with a lovely Jacuzzi tub and all amenities.

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Truly glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your loyalty as a Best Western Rewards member and are happy you're a part of the Best Western family.
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Galesburg, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stayed three nights so was able to take advantage of the internet three-night stay rate. The hotel is clean, staff is friendly and efficient, breakfast is standard but filling, and rooms are comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Hi Paula! Glad you were able to take advantage of the three-night special offered by Best Western. Thank you for the great review and for spreading the word about Best Western's fantastic deals.
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very clean - cleanest, nicest Best Western I've ever been to. We had a two room suite, which is a great value. Most hotels claim a two room suite, but this is an actual two room suite, with a real door and separate room, which is so convenient if you have a baby or toddler that still naps, etc. State beach is just a short walk from hotel. Beach has surfboards, boogie boards, etc. for rent for about $4/hour or something like that. Also, there are many restaurants and a few shops across the street or within walking distance. I would highly recommend this area and this hotel for family vacations.

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
I'm humbled by your praises, but don't change a word! (smiling) Thank you for the great assessment of the Marina Shores. We take pride in the beautiful, clean accommodations we offer and there is no greater reward than when guests like you take notice. Thank you so much.
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Glendale, Arizona
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stayed here the night prior to taking ferry to Catalina. The location was perfect and the staff was very nice and helpful. They upgraded our family of 4 to a very comfortable suite. Since our ferry departure was at 9:50 it gave us time to enjoy a light breakfast. We will stay here again for our next Dana Point trip

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you had a wonderful time on Catalina. We love giving people the free upgrades when we can, especially folks staying with us for the first time. It sounds like we were part of a great vacation memory and we look forward to seeing you all again.
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Property: Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Address: 34280 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2824
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
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
Hotel Style:
#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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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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Holiday Inn Express Dana Point Harbor - Doheny Beach Hotel Dana Point
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