31/10/2019 mtadventurer, Kalispell, Montana
Thanks y’all for being amazing. Such a cleaning hotel. Nice breakfast. Close to everything. Friendly staff. Seriously, Dana Point is a pretty boring town. Little beach. Lotsa boats and a few shops and... more
Thanks y’all for being amazing. Such a cleaning hotel. Nice breakfast. Close to everything. Friendly staff. Seriously, Dana Point is a pretty boring town. Little beach. Lotsa boats and a few shops and restaurants. This hotel was my favorite part of the town. less
PeterC34280, General Manager at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we are thrilled that the Marina Shores was the highlight of your visit. Dana Point DOES have its moments ... for example, the music festivals throughout the year are a huge draw. I'm trying to come to terms with "boring" ... and I am writing this with a huge smile on my face so please don't take this as anything personal, my reply is meant in fun ... Dana Point, CA has not become a tourist trap yet unlike Laguna Beach and many of the other resort communities along the coast. We have the Marina, with all the shops, the restaurants and the yachts, but for the most part, along PCH the restaurants and the nightlife still center on the residents and you can find many hole-in-the-wall places that are full of the local color and flavor, without any of the pretense or commercialism that most destination towns throw at the tourists.
I don't know how long you were here, but given a week, there are many surprises in Dana Point ... there may not be any flashing, neon arrows pointing the way, but just strike up a conversation with a couple of the locals and you'd be amazed at the places they could point you. Come back and give our town another try someday!