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Welcome to Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel!

This Chairman Award Winning Dana Point hotel is pet-friendly and boasts a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, along with a 3-Diamond AAA Rating. Complete with eco-friendly certification, guests sleep easy (on pillow-top mattresses) knowing theyre staying in style.

Whale watching and sport fishing are a way of life for many guests at this Dana Point hotel who want to stay nestled close to Doheny State Beach.

Take a stroll along Dana Point Harbor or indulge in a Catalina Cruise, where youll be whisked off in luxurious style. The location to the harbor, Laguna Beach and numerous wedding venues is just one of the many reasons this Dana Point hotel is so popular. The many nearby activities catch guests eyes, but its the value, cleanliness and sheer quality of service that really makes the stay great. Enjoy a variety of room types including Suites, Whirlpool and Standard rooms so you can customize your stay.

A central location between Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim makes this Dana Point hotel the perfect home base for a California getaway. The Doheny Blues Festival is always a crowd pleaser, and the Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights is a romantic yearly event that cant be missed. Make the most of the Pacific water with sailing, boating or surfing.

Business travelers with Nestle and the Southern California Gas Company take advantage of the corporate rates at our Dana Point Hotel. Whether guests are in town for a meeting with Hobie or an event at Camp Pendleton, spacious rooms make staying as a group easier. Even if business calls, make time to visit the Battle of the Paddle or In Water Boat Show. From the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival to the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, youre sure to find something that strikes your fancy.

Book your Suite or Whirlpool room at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel today!

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34280 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point
United States
AAA - 3 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00
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34280 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point
United States

What's nearby?


  • 2.00 mile(s) from San Juan Capistrano

  • 3.00 mile(s) from San Clemente

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Laguna Beach

  • 15.00 mile(s) from Oceanside

  • 16.00 mile(s) from Newport Beach

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Huntington Beach

  • 23.00 mile(s) from Irvine

  • 33.00 mile(s) from Anaheim

  • 58.0 mile(s) from Los Angeles

  • 60.00 mile(s) from San Diego

  • 4.00 mile(s) from Rainbow Sandals

  • 21.00 mile(s) from Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, CA Networking and communications Co

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Cisco Systems, Irvine, CA Networking equipment manufacture

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Teva Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA Manufacture of brand generic drugs

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Allergan, Irvine, CA Healthcare company

  • 22.00 mile(s) from Irvine Company, Irvine, CA Private real estate company

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Dana Point High School, sporting events/tournaments

  • 7.10 mile(s) from Saddleback College, community college located in Mission Viejo

  • 17.90 mile(s) from Irvine Valley College, community college located in Irvine

  • 19.40 mile(s) from University of California, located in Irvine

  • 20.40 mile(s) from Chapman University, located in Irvine

  • 25 mile(s) from University of Phoenix

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 536 traveller reviews
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Nice spot

15/01/2017 brendahoover517, Arroyo Grande, California

This location is convenient, has reasonable rates, is clean, and has a super friendly staff. I would suggest 3rd floor rooms for a decent view of bay. The suites are large. Furniture is a little date... more


Noisy Rooms and Uncomfortable Bedding

11/01/2017 WyndMills, Burbank, California

This seemed like a very overpriced hotel. The service was fine and I have no complaints regarding this, but the walls seem very thin, I could hear my neighbor watching TV at 2am. It was not a loud vol... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Wyndie, I'm sincerely sorry you found your stay with us so unpleasant. It is our goal that every guest of the Marina Shores finds their accommodations to be clean, comfortable and an excellent value. Bed comfort, as I have said in other reviews, is a very subjective opinion ... some people prefer the softest mattresses that they can just sink into after a long day, while others prefer some firmness for better support. We replaced every bed in the hotel less than five years ago will pillowtop mattresses and foundations from Simmons. I wanted to check the beds in the room you occupied, but there was another guest in it so I asked him and he felt they were extremely comfortable. I assure you, this is not to challenge your opinion in any way ... it is just to show that everyone has different expectations when it comes to beds. No guest should ever have to tolerate noise or discomfort - at our hotel or any other. You are all paying for an experience. One call to the front desk with a complaint or concern and the staff should leap to assist. I am truly sorry you didn't report any of this when you were here. We would have gladly moved you to a different room and offered you a free upgrade for your trouble if we had something available. Lastly, I urge you to review your receipt or contact me directly if you don't have one. Your room was nowhere near $250.00. The rate was only $185, plus taxes, one night's parking charge and the $20.00 pet fee for your dog. Over the holidays, hotel rates in town were extremely high, but we always keep ours at the low end of the market pricing so that our guests don't feel taken advantage of. I closing, I want to stress to you and anyone else who may read this review ... don't ever settle for less than you expect from ANY hotel you stay at. If you have a concern, let management know and give them the opportunity to fix it for you. It is a sad fact about our society ... we have gotten so used to poor customer service that we almost accept it as the norm. It doesn't matter if you're at a "Motel 6" or a 5-star resort ... cleanliness, comfort and a peaceful night's sleep are the minimum expectations any guest should have ... and any good hotel will go out of their way to meet those expectations ... and THEN some!

Great Dana Point hotel right on PCH

06/01/2017 Misael A, Scottsdale, Arizona

Really enjoyed our weeklong stay at the BWP Marina Shores Dana Point this week. Our Suite was quite spacious and comfortable for 3 adults (1 on sofa sleeper) and we even had an ocean view from the sma... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review
Misael, Thank you for the wonderful review and we are thrilled that you will be coming back repeatedly over the coming year. I tried to reach out to you in an email to let you know about our fantastic rate program for business people who will be staying with us multiple times. We promise a MINIMUM discount of 18% off our regular rates. There is no cost to participate, no minimum # of nights you need to stay. You can register for the rate plan with me over the phone and it only takes about two minutes to complete the company profile information. If you happen to read this response, please contact me directly at the hotel and we will get you set up. I know you have future reservations already on the books and I'll be happy to apply the discount to all of those, plus any more you make in the future.

Great location great service

31/12/2016 Terry L,

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 s... more

Owner Response
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.

Enjoying Dana Point, California

31/12/2016 J3923EClindab, Dana Point, United States

This is the place to stay that is convenient to shopping, Doheny State Beach, and all the surrounding attractions of Orange County! Nice to have convenient on premise parking available. Ample offering... more

Owner Response
Peter C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review and sharing your opinions with the Trip Advisor family. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, as well as the offerings of our beautiful little community.