34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
2.5 Star Beach hotel
33.46545 -117.68896
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Very Good
4.5/ 5

Based on 120 guest reviews

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  • With an outdoor pool!
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 12.4%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 87 rooms in hotel
  • Check-out time: 11:00am
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

Across the street from Dana Point(ocean)Harbor/Beaches. Walking distance to many restaurants. 6 Miles from the San Juan Mission. 6 miles away from Laguna Beach. Points Of Interest, Entertainment, Excursions: Dana Point, California (right here!) Doheny State Beach ( ½ mile) Dana Point Harbor (1/2 mile to entrance-1 mile to harbor) Shopping (nearby) Restaurants (walking distance to 10 miles depending on your tastes) Groceries and Pharmacy (less than 1 mile) Ocean Institute, Home of the brig “Pilgrim” (1 mile) Catalina Express Passenger Service (1 mile) Dana Point Charters and Whale Watching (1 mile) Dana Point Sportfishing (1 mile) Golf (3 miles) Tennis (within 2 miles) Mission San Juan Capistrano (2 miles) Laguna Beach (4 miles)

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Best Western Plus Marina Shores

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"Pocketbook friendly hotel in Dana Point. "
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The Best Western Plus Marina Shores is a great choice for travelers or groups need a budget friendly hotel in Dana Point, where the majority of properties are 4/5 Star hotels or small inns. It is a 3-story property with 87 rooms with either interior or exterior corridors, with an elevator indoors and exterior stairs on south end of the property. There are 30 standard rooms (1 king or 2 queens), 44 two-bedroom suites and 3 suites with a whirlpool. The rooms come equipped with a work desk & chair, lounge chair, alarm clock on nightstand, air conditioner, 37’ flat screen, closet (iron & ironing board) and mini-fridge. In addition, the suites also have a microwave and/or wet bar, separate living room area, and a small balcony. The property has a small business center, workout room, laundry on-site (coin-operated), heated outdoor pool, small breakfast room that serves Hot Breakfast. There is complimentary Wi-Fi in all the rooms & public areas. There is one small meeting room, which holds 30 people classroom style, rented for nominal fee of $100 a day. The property’s parking is a semi-open underground garage that runs along the bottom length of the building; it is $10 for overnight parking. While there is some surface parking available, no overnight parking is permitted by the city of Dana Point from the hours of 2am to 6am, thus preventing the property from accommodating Bus Parking. There are paid lots for short term and long term parking needs. Property is located on the busy Pacific Coast Highway in downtown Dana Point and in a walk-able area surrounded by fast food, gas station, grocery store, and a short 5-minute walk to the Beach (Capistrano or Doheny) or Doheny State Park (quarter mile). San Clemente is only 10-minute drive. The closet freeway is the 5 and the Ortega Highway 74 is only a few miles north of the property. This is a great property for groups, families or for the business traveler needing a little more room, and not willing to pay the higher rates in the area.
Melissa C., a local HotelPlanner Dana Point expert from US flag
31-Oct-2013 Verified Review
"Group Friendly mid-range Hotel "
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach - Dana Point is a unique property; as the only full service hotel in Dana Point that is not a 4/5 star property, but at the higher end compared to the pocket friendlier properties in the area which are mostly inns or small properties. This property has 196 suites (all rooms are suites), with 1 King bed or 2 queens and a separate living room area with pullout sofa (sleeps 2) separated by French doors. All the rooms have a small balcony, 2 LCD flat panel tv’s (one in each room), 2 telephones, nightstand with a lamp & alarm clock, mini-fridge, microwave, mini-wet bar, coffeemaker, spacious closet (iron & iron board), and spacious bathroom. The property offers a business center, fitness center, outdoor heated pool & whirlpool spa, laundry on-site, full service restaurant, rooftop bar in the evenings, valet service & self-parking ($22 a day for either one), and Wi-Fi-internet ($12.95 a day). There is flexible functional meeting space available with 13,743 square feet of combined interior and exterior space throughout the property, with a few rooftop options for intimate events. The Doheny Ballroom, the largest of 11 meeting spaces can hold up to 450-reception style. The most interesting of the meeting spaces is the Tempo, which is completely indoors, on the second floor with a balcony, floor to ceiling windows with wooden shutter doors, a working fireplace and amazing views of the ocean. Property is located on the busy Pacific Coast Highway in downtown Dana Point and in a semi-walkable area (must use the designated cross-walk and bridge before reaching the walkable area ) surrounded by fast food, gas station, grocery store, and a short 5-minute walk to the Beach (Capistrano or Doheny) or Doheny State Park (quarter mile). San Clemente is only a 10-minute drive. The closet freeway is the 5 and the Ortega Highway 74 is only a few miles north of the property. This is a mid-range hotel, perfect for all group types seeking a full service experience. Or for extended stay clientele not requiring a kitchenette but needing more than the basic amenities. Do not forget about their World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie upon check-in or by special request in the front lobby during the day!
Melissa C., a local HotelPlanner Dana Point expert from US flag
31-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Best Western Plus Marina Shores

4.5 out of 5. Based on 120 guest reviews , Very Good

Property Description

All of our rooms are equipped with a coffee maker, refrigerator, hairdryer and whirl pool tub (with exception of the handicapp rooms). We offer our guest A free hot breakfast and free wireless DSL for guest that bring their laptop. Our meeting room can accommodate up to 45 people class room style and we provide the screen, flip charts at no extra cost. Meeting room rental is $100.00 per, we have a projector upon request, projector rental is $100.00. This 87 room, three story hotel offers a wide variety of room types to satisfy nearly every need. The hotel offers 34 large two-room suites featuring a separate living room and bedroom with whirlpool baths. On the first floor, we offer 8 King Whirlpool rooms with a whirlpool tub for two surrounded by travertine and marble in the corner of the oversized room. Another 8 Standard King Whirlpool rooms, located on the third floor, offer the same large two person whirlpool tubs in the bathroom. Other than rooms with roll-in showers, most other guest rooms feature whirlpool tubs. We also offer standard hotel rooms with either a king bed or two queen beds. Finally, the hotel makes available the versatile “Doheny Suites” rooms. Our “Doheny Suite” rooms offer unique versatility for families, groups, and wedding parties. Comprised of three connecting rooms, guests can reserve one, two, or all three rooms to accommodate up to 8 guests. Room 301 features a King bed with oversized travertine lined bathroom. Room 302, features a queen bed, travertine lined bath, and a fireplace. Room 303 offers two queen beds, a bathroom with a double sink and oversized closet with built in shelving and storage. Combined, these three rooms add up the our “Doheny Suite” and offer a large family or group of guests great flexibility and comfort. The “Doheny Suite” is not sold online and may only be reserved by calling the hotel directly. Our Hotel Staff speaks English and Spanish. Hotel Features: 87 total guest rooms 44 total two-room suites, or oversized whirlpool rooms 30 standard king or 2 Queen guest rooms 3 Special Rooms comprising the “Doheny Suites” 3 Floors W/Elevator Personal Services: Guest Fitness Center Guest Coin-Operated Laundry Heated Outdoor Pool and Sundeck Safety Deposit Boxes Dry Cleaning Services (vendor service) Free High Speed Internet Access Business Center/Computers Complimentary Hot Breakfast Business Services: Photocopy service FAX Service Complimentary High Speed Internet Access, wireless throughout the hotel Business Center/Computers

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Year of Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 3
Rooms: 87
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 87
Handicap Rooms: 5
Suites: 36
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 1000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 45 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.3 Mi
Pool Info:
Pool hours: 8am-10pm Pool Size- 25x25, 5.5 deep Outdoor - Peaks of the ocean are in background.
Policies / Expenses
Individual cancellation is 24 hrs prior to the date of arrival
Nightly Parking: 00.0
Total Taxes: 10.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Parking Fee: 10.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed, $20 per day, up to $100.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

30 min. away from the orange county airport(SNA No shuttle available, many taxi services-one way is about 65.00 to 75.00. 50 min. from LAX or San Diego.

Local Shuttle Info: Train Station: Amtrak Station in San Juan Capistrano – 3 miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Hotel Rate Trends at Best Western Plus Marina Shores

Rate fluctuations of Best Western Plus Marina Shores

The chart above shows averages of prices for both group quotes and the best individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group/meeting offer was entered. The lowest group deal shown is 37.6% in August 2013 and the highest average individual rate is $212 in the month of August 2013. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western Plus Marina Shores in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western Plus Marina Shores

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western Plus Marina Shores.

Feel free to use the Best Western Plus Marina Shores meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Dana Point event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Riveria Room 25 x 28 x 8 1000 50/50 41 29 17 -- 17 --/-- 50 50 50
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Riveria Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1000 Sq. Feet
25 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System

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