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Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
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Bristol, England
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“Fantastic place to stay!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed here for 8 days at the beginning of September and were very pleased with it. The staff were friendly and helpful - particularly Krista! The breakfast was always well stocked and there was a great variety of food to choose from ( I must get one of those pancake making machines!!) It was an ideal location within walking distance to Dana Point harbour and Doheny Beach. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Krista asked me to pass on her thanks and we are all thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Dana Point, United States
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

we have done a lot of traveling in the US and we had an absolutely great experience at this hotel. Room was excellent, service was top-notch and overall experience was very, very pleasant. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review. We do our best to provide the exceptional service you mentioned to everyone who passes through our doors. It's a beautiful property in a great location. Thank you again for passing on the word.
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Fiddletown, California
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The room was comfortable, clean and well maintained. The hotel was within walking distance to the event I was participating in as a vendor (Brown's English Toffee). The rooms were quiet, the breakfast was good. I would stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again!
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Best Western Plus Marina Shores...you guys/gals are the BEST! I will MOST DEFINITELY stay again! To any traveler thinking twice about staying anywhere else in Dana Point (next to Doheny Beach)...think again! [Lunch time food tip: looking for a SUPER fresh fish lunch?...head to Jon's Fish Market for the best fish-and-chips EVER...and it's so close to this hotel)!

To Alex, Peter Sr., Diane, and the ENTIRE staff: THANK YOU for taking such good care of us (including our dog)! To say that you were all simply "friendly and professional" would be an understatement. You were EXCEPTIONAL. The room was beautiful, the peek-a-boo ocean view was simply STUNNING during both sunset and sunrise, and my little Maltese [Niko] loved sitting with me in the lobby while I enjoyed my YUMMY pancake & cheese omelet breakfast! Keep up the GOOD work, and thank you again for all you do.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
WOW! I'm getting a little misty here ... we are so happy you liked the hotel and it was our pleasure having you here. It is such a joy seeing our Best Western family grow and we look forward to your next visit. Give Niko a big hug from all of us.
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

While attending the Dana Point Tall Ships Festival we chose the Best Western PLUS Marina Shores Hotel. The hotel is very nicely appointed. Our room had a living room and bedroom with partial view of the ocean. The hotel was very quiet.

The hotel staff were very friendly and professional. The entire check in and check out processes were well handled.

This is one of the better Best Western hotels.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for the kind words and remember us if you plan to return for the Tall Ships Festival next year!
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great find after looking at dozens of hotels in nearby Laguna Beach that were more than double in price and not as nice. This is the nicest Best Western I have seen with large rooms with 2 queens and separate room with very comfortable sofa bed and second television. Everything is updated and there are public bathrooms on every floor which is almost like having an extra bathroom in your room. The microwave and refrigerator and coffee pot add to the comforts, and the beds are wonderful! The pancake machine in the breakfast room made delicious, fresh pancakes and egg omelets were really good as was the bacon. There were lots of choices of muffins, sweet breads, yogurts and fresh fruit. The picante sauce was very good but is in a drawer; they need to put that out where the guests can see it. Free parking and walking distance of the Doheny Beach and several eateries are also pluses. It is also across the street from Dolphin Dave's Whale Watching! Another great thing is it is around the corner from a Ralph's Grocery and only 10 minutes from Laguna Beach. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it! Did I mention the friendly, helpful staff?

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for the wonderful endorsement and we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Dana Point/Laguna Beach area. For anyone reading your review, I want to clarify I couple of things, just so no one has the wrong expectations if they choose our hotel. You had one of our Double Queen, Two-Room Wetbar Suites so you had the best and biggest of what we offer. Our standard rooms and standard suites do not have the microwave ovens and are priced somewhat lower. We also have a $10/day parking fee which is only waived for Diamond or Platinum level Best Western Rewards members.
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Goodyear, United States
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

During a short vacation with my 85-year-old mother to Laguna Beach, California, she became ill just as we were about to drive back to Arizona. I checked out of our expensive and disappointing hotel in Laguna and checked into The Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, which was closer to the hospital and more reasonably priced. What a wonderful experience! It was a clean, lovely room with all the amenities we had missed in our overpriced Laguna Beach hotel with friendly and accommodating staff. I would definitely stay in this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for the great review and we all hope your mom is doing alot better. I will pass on your appreciation to Lizette and Kenia, the two clerks who worked with you.
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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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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:3 star — Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel 3*
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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Dana Point Holiday Inn

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