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)
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
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.
"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!
Verified Reviews of Best Western Plus Marina Shores
Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Arranged a group stay for 12 people for three nights."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Customer service was terrific. The manager and assistant manager who coordinated the event received positive reviews from all of the people who stayed at the hotel.
Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 24 to Sun Jul 27 2014 at a $139.00 group rate.
Customer Reviews of Best Western Plus Marina Shores
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.
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
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
Complimentary Hot Breakfast
Complimentary High Speed Internet Access, wireless throughout the hotel
Yes, we provide Green Program.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:
||Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
|Non Smoking Rooms:
||Windows Do Open
||1 View Spaces
||1000 sq. feet
||Holds 40 people
|Dist. to Food/Bars:
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:
|Dist. to Nearest Gym:
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
|Total Misc Fees:
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
||10.00 Per Night
Amenities / Features
Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed, $20 per day, up to $100.
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
airport shuttle available.
Our full hot breakfast is FREE. Includes eggs, potatoes, meats, pancakes, fruit, cereals, breads, yogurt, drinks.
About Best Western Plus
- Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk
- Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available
- FREE high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
- Breakfast is available, but not always free
The Best Western Plus highlights above are subject to change without notice.
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