We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

525 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 509: English reviews
sacramento, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stay at this hotel every time I come to Orange County. Love the location and the complete area. There is everything in the area from great sea food restaurants to your local McDonalds. The staff is great.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank Margaret M
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Hello again, Margaret! It's always great to have you here and I'm glad to know that the Marina Shores is still your hotel of choice whenever you come to Dana Point. Until we see you again, have a great holiday season and a wonderful new year! More 

Santa Clarita, California
Level Contributor
300 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing to point out is the parking is $10 a night but if you have AARP or some other groups you belong to it's only $5 a night. Call ahead to see what qualifies. Hotel is pet friendly. Friendly people at front desk and also knowledgeable about surrounding areas of interest. Room was great and wife was thrilled that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Charlie V
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Charlie and thanks from the staff and myself for the great review. Sounds like you enjoyed your entire experience, not only at the hotel but in our wonderful little beach community. Hope you get the opportunity to come back and visit us again! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would absolutely stay here again! The breakfast is the best out of anywhere else I've stayed. Location is great! Could see the ocean from our room. Close to all kinds of fast food, restaurants abs bars.

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank meganmQ7595SK
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review, Megan and we're super happy you "loved everything" about the Marina Shores. We especially appreciate your positive comments on our free breakfast because that is one of our industry's biggest challenges when it comes to people pleasing. Most hotel brands offer some kind of free breakfast to their guests, but a lot of travelers... More 

Atlanta, US
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple, clean, great value for Dana Point. Plan for all meals out, including breakfast, which is typical economy hotel fare... Throwback jacuzzi tub a plus. Within 10 minutes of multiple surf breaks...

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

Thank you for the great review and for recognizing the Marina Shores as one of the true values still available when visiting Dana Point. More 

Midwest
Level Contributor
93 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean quality room, friendly helpful staff, great location all at a great price. We just walked to the harbor for dinner, and the Beach is walkable too but we drove to Dana Strands which we think is a better beach. The only downside might be the noise, but we were on the side not facing PCH. We still had some... More 

Helpful?
Thank Missika
Cottonwood, Arizona
Level Contributor
56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Dana Point Marina Shores for a quick kid-free getaway in late October. We booked on Hotwire so we got a pretty good deal, but we were pleasantly pleased with the hotel itself as well as the room and it's location. The hotel is a block or two from Doheny State Beach, which is an... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Natalie G
Spotsylvania, Virginia
Level Contributor
118 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The front desk staff get five stars for being efficient and friendly. We had a standard king room and I would say that is a perfect title for it. There was a small desk, flat screen tv, refrigerator, and a chair with ottoman, as well as the bed. The bathroom is small with almost no counter space. Although there was... More 

Helpful?
Thank LMM2015
Nova Scotia, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall, this hotel was OK. It is your standard/nothing fancy room to lay your head after a long day of walking and exploring Dana Point. We found the hallways to be quite noisy, particularly at night which can be a downside when trying to catch a good nights sleep after a long day of travel. We also found that our... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank curtisandandy
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Strong spray smell in halls. Room had ionizer air cleaner mid room plus spray smell I find BW plus just average. Stayed elsewhere. Yes reasonable price but right on Highway. You need binoculars to see a tiny slice of ocean

Helpful?
Thank Liz M
Tooele, United States
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

During our trip to California, our family planned to visit the beach, Disneyland and Sea World. This Hotel was in a great location and within reasonable distance to both Sea World and Disneyland. The beach at Dana Point was within walking distance from the Hotel and was so family friendly and beautiful. There were a few restaurants that were within... More 

Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank Carlos S

88 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (73)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (26)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dana Point
0.8 km away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point
3.0 km away
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
0.8 km away
Dana Point Marina Inn
Dana Point Marina Inn
#7 of 13 in Dana Point
313 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 km away
Quality Inn & Suites Oceanview
1.7 km away
Capistrano Surfside Inn
Capistrano Surfside Inn
#8 of 13 in Dana Point
87 reviews
11.7 km away
Pacific Edge on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $142 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Odigeo, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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 Best Value Hotel in Dana Point
#1 Business Hotel in Dana Point
#2 Family Hotel in Dana Point
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dana Point
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question
Las Vegas, Nevada
DFW, TX
5 months ago
Orange County, California
6 days ago
Orange County, California

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
 of 5 bubbles grandbear6, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Backside of the hotel is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles nrg22, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Parking extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles LizM670, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the back side of the hotel away from the highway are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles canncan, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid staying near the highway.”
 of 5 bubbles 289susiek, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay