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Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
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Beaver Dam, Arizona
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“Best Vacation EVER!!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

The hotel was much more reasonably priced than those right on the ocean and we still had a great ocean view. The entire hotel staff was excellent; they were friendly and most helpful in every way possible. They are very knowledgeable of the area and can suggest some really great activities for you. The rooms are very clean, well decorated and comfortable. I can't say enough about the awesome showers...lots of pressure and a variable spray head.

I visited the area for 6 days and there was no lack of something to do, was busy everyday and slept like a baby every night. Woke up to the sounds of the ocean and the sunshine of California....what a great way to vacation!!!

Room Tip: they don't have a restaurant but the complimentary breakfast is terrific! The suite rooms are...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Hi Teri! Thank you for the wonderful review and we're so glad you had such a great time in Dana Point. I know we helped you get reservations for the whale watching excursion and you also went on one of the sport fishing trips. Quite an experience for a desert dweller like yourself (laughing!)

Thanks again for all the praises of the Marina Shores Hotel. Look forward to seeing you and your family again.
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

These guys did it again! We had a fabulous time again! a wonderful two room suite across from the beach at Dana Point, and the Doheny Blues Festival, just a short walk to the festival. A nice comfortable bed to return to, and a social room in the front living room to party on afterwards. Including a refrigerator and wetbar, because you know after the blues you want to continue on with friends, just a bit more after the festival, not too rowdy but some wine and cheese with friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
The Doheny Blues Festival is one of the highlights of our year and we were glad you were a part of it! The clerks have a great time dressing up like the Blues Brothers and posing for pictures with everyone and playing the blues music through the hotel sound system all weekend long ... we hope when you came back from the festival each night, it felt like you were still there! See you next year.
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Ebeltoft, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel early april 2014.
Very nice rooms, nice beds and friendly, helpful staff. Good value for money.
The hotel is situated nicely in Dana Point - easy to find and some okay dining posibilities nearby.
We were coming from an absolutely horrible stay in San Diego, so that may have affected our judgement, but this hotel can certainly be recommeded.

Something to complain about? Hmmmm.... Not really - Could have been an overview of tv-channels in the room.....

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay although I'm sorry to hear that you had problems in San Diego. Hopefully we made your trip a little bit better.

Although it doesn't help you now, we do have a complete channel guide for our televisions in the Guest Directory in each room.
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Overall a good experience. You get what you pay for, clean room with a good bed. Parking is abundant and location is not far from the beach. Also has a good free breakfast in the morning. I wished the workout room was bigger and also that the pool had a hot tub. The pch highway is annoying at night as well.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Sometimes you get a little MORE than you pay for. We hope you enjoyed the free upgrade to the king whirlpool suite. It was our way of saying "Happy Anniversary!"
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We had a water damage problem T out apts and needed 2 rooms with dogs. Pete the manager sprung into action and made our tenants comfortable immediety, the staff was great and a big thank you to Peter the manager for making sure my guys were happy, I highly recommend this hotel

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Tom, it was our pleasure to take good care of your tenants while the repairs at your units were being done. Being displaced from a home or apartment is stressful for anyone, but the staff made sure the Marina Shores made a good home-away-from-home for all those affected. I appreciate the recognition for my part, but the staff of the hotel were the real heros for you.
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Temple City, United States
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very conferrable hotel site with clean rooms dinning near by and and on Pacific Coast Highway. Good staff and service the Business ore family travelers. Freeway close to interstate 5 and the coastal cities of south Orange County.

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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review Michael. We appreciate your bringing up the point that the Marina Shores Hotel is an excellent choice for both families and business travelers. We've had several guests comment that our two-room suites in particular enables them to use the room as a satellite office. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope your event was productive.
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Corte Madera, California
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Very nice and modern hotel, just two blocks from the beach. Our suite was nicely furnished and very comfortable, partial view of the ocean. Service from check in to check out was great. Breakfast was good too. Lots of restaurants in the area, we enjoyed "Jacks" for dinner. Looking forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: The suites are very nice!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Peter C, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you for the great review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. It's also wonderful to know that you plan to return to the Marina Shores the next time you come to the south coast.
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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: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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Dana Point Holiday Inn

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