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BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

All the way from Diana checking us in to Diana checking us out it was a good 3 nt stay throughout. We stayed here due to proximity to the marina for the whale watching (which unfortunately we didn't see any but plenty of dolphins) and the Dana Point ferry to Catalina Island. The parking was good for $5/nt with AARP...

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Terry! Thank you for the awesome review and hitting on just about every touch point that makes the Marina Shores such a standout value. I agree that those ferry trips to Catalina Island are wonderful ... you just can't get the full enjoyment on a one-day excursion though. I hope you got to stay there at least overnight.

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was on a very busy street with tons of noise and the curtains didn't close to block out the light. Rooms were clean and staff was good. Not sure I would stay there again if I did I would recommend staying on other side of the building and bring a extra blanket to block the light from window.

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, I know I already responded to your review on another site, but I wanted to share the same words with your readers here. All of our rooms have drapery sheers and a full blackout curtain. My only guess is that you didn't see the blackout behind the sheer, so it was never closed. I'm sorry that you didn't...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our stay. Very nice hotel. Everything we did was in walking distance. We had a blast and can't wait to our next trip. This location was perfect for all our needs and was very clean with wonderful staff.

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Lisa - you are WELCOME! Moreover, we thank YOU for the kind words and we hope to see you back with us soon.

Los Cabos, Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a wedding in the area. Very nice hotel. Good location. Noisy room, right on Pacific Coast Hwy. very clean and comfortable room. Breakfast was disappointing. Food was cold. The kitchen personnel were unfriendly.

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your stay and I'd like to apologize for the issues with our breakfast. As you know, while the renovations and expansion of our regular breakfast room were going on, we were using our meeting room as a temporary location for our daily free breakfast. Although this posed some logistics challenges for the staff -...

Overland Park
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beds comfortable, queen room included 2 queen bed, fridge, desk and large TV. Continental breakfast offered which included eggs and pancakes plus cold cereal, yogurt etc. They also included a bottle and wine opener and ear plugs (which all were not needed) This was neat. The desk was helpful, especially since I made an error with the reservation system and...

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on your recent stay. Even though you only rated us three stars, it certainly sounds like you more than satisfied with our accommodations and service - which is the most important thing. You're right when you said we're "not a resort" ... check out their prices and you'll see why (smiling!) Our philosophy at the...

sun diego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing location with a friendly staff. All the shops, restaurants you could want are walking distance and the rooms have all the amenities , including a comfy bed. I would stay here again and again. A very unique and beautiful part of OC.

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Short, sweet and (we're proud to say) right on the money! We all thank you for the great review and look forward to your next visit with us.

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had booked 3 rooms in this hotel without seeing it. The occasion was a anniversary celebration with my family (3 adults, 2 seniors and 4 children). A few weeks before the booked date we decided to have look and discovered that this hotel is located on a very noisy PCH and furthermore that the swimming pool is too small...

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

I am so glad you had the opportunity to come see the Marina Shores before your stay. While we publish many photos of the property on our websites, it's never the same as walking through the hotel and getting a feel for the experience. While our pool is certainly not Olympic sized, it IS heated year-round, which many consider a...

San Bernardino, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The treatment is Awesome, from the time you check in to check out. My husband & I have stayed at the hotel number of times & we are treated with Awesomeness every time. If you have a chance to stay at this hotel you won't want to leave.

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Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Joanne! It was great to have you back and we appreciate all your kind praises for the service we provide. As repeat customers you see first hand that the wonderful treatment from the staff isn't a fluke ... this is what we live for and we try to bring it to every guest, every day, every stay.

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range: $167 - $340 (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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“facing East, in the back”
Karasdad, 19 Apr 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, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Third floor rooms are the quietest option.”
kimberlyr275, 21 Jan 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, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Backside of the hotel is quieter.”
nrg22, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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