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“Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel Dana Point CA”

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Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 3, 2014

The hotel has the perfect location off Highway 1 in Dana Point. The beach is just a few blocks away, within walking distance of the hotel. All the guest rooms have Wi-Fi access, refrigerator, coffee maker, and flat screen cable TV. There's also a jacuzzi tub. There is also a complimentary breakfast each morning. The view of the Pacific ocean is great. There is also a business center with fax and photocopying service. The rooms were very clean and the décor was great. I will stay again on my next trip to Dana Point. It is highly recommended.

Room Tip: The rooms with the ocean view are the best value.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

John, it sounds like you covered all our bases with your review. We're so glad to hear that you thought so highly of our hotel and that we contributed to a wonderful stay in Dana Point. Come back soon!

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Close to Dana Point Harbor, restaurants, shops, etc. Reasonably priced for location. Very nice hotel, clean and comfortable. Located on Pacific Coast Highway. Had a room with a view on highway, yet surprisingly quiet. Good breakfast, covered fee parking on site. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the Marina Shores and hope you had time to explore the harbor ... the food is incredbile and the little shops make for a unique afternoon.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The hotel was good value for the location especially with no resort nor parking fee (wAARP). Quiet. Secure. Clean. Could barely see the ocean but could walk to it. Many restaurants at Dana Point. Easy drive to San Diego and Huntington Beach/NewportBeach/LagunaBeach. Not a resort to spend time there but our plans were to explore Calilfornia.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Thank you for the great review. We DO love our seniors here and are thrilled that you included us in your exploration of the California coast.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

beautiful property, well maintained ,exceptional cleanliness.Redecorated rooms, comfy beds, plenty of space. overall great accommodations, good location. Hot breakfast with many selections, lobby and public areas spotless and inviting. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Hi Barbara and thank you for the wonderful reveiw. In just a few words, I think you captured the essence of everything we try to offer here at the Marina Shores Hotel. Thank you for spreading the word!

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Our 1st floor king room was good-sized, the bed and pillows were comfy, and the Jacuzzi tub was great. The hotel itself is right on the PCH, and even though our room faced the road the traffic noise was not bad. The beach and marina with all the wonderful shops and restaurants are within walking distance. The free hotel breakfast leaves a lot to be desired, but there are many, many restaurants across the street and nearby. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Hi Mark! On behalf of the staff of the Marina Shores, let me congratulate you and your wife in celebrating your anniversary - and of course, for choosing our hotel for your getaway stay. For you and other travelers who may read this, I would like to clear up some misconceptions about our breakfast. The Marina Shores Hotel does not have a full-service restaurant. The concept is a quick, free, limited hot breakfast for people on the go. Our guests are usually rushing off to meetings, weddings or to take in some of the excitement of the SoCal beaches and attractions. With the eggs, breakfast meats and roasted potatoes, along with fresh fruits, muffins and yogurts, we provide much more than the traditional "continental breakfast" (coffee and doughnuts) offered by some other hotels. We strive to provide the best breakfast selections possible at no additional cost to our guests.

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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!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#1 Best Value Hotel in Dana Point
#2 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
Price Range: $114 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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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