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 they're staying in style.
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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 you'll 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 it's 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 can't 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, you're sure to find something that strikes your fancy.
Book your suite or whirlpool room at Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel today!
Hotel Parking is $10.00 per night.
News from the Front Desk
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. The pet friendly rate is $20 per day with a $150 per week maximum.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
The location of this motel is excellent for access to the marina. It does sit on busy Hwy 1 but honestly we were not bothered by that. There is pizza, ice cream and an pancake house right up the...
By Betty B
Missoula, Montana on 11-Feb-2020
I would love to be a regular at this hotel. The room and staff was great. Lots of good restaurants nearby.
Parking is a little difficult between pillars.The only thing that might keep me away is the...
Huntington Beach, California on 02-Feb-2020
I booked this based on all the other great reviews, but wish I had stayed somewhere else.
Free (average) breakfast
-LOUD constant noise from PCH road...
There are several details about this hotel, really a motel, that weren’t clear to us before we booked. 1. This hotel has outdoor corridors that lead to your room. It is more a motel set up. 2. The...
South Jordan, Utah on 20-Jan-2020
My wife and I go to Dana Point at least 7 times a year. We always stay at the Best western Marina shores . People at the front desk are fantastic especially Amanda who works the night shift. We...
Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee
Outdoor pool Heated
Exercise facility Open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Equipped with stationary bike, treadmill, weight machine/balls and StairMaster®.
Weight lifting equipment
24-hour front desk
Guest laundry, open 24-hours and available for a nominal fee
Late check out, subject to availability
Safe deposit box
Cable or satellite television
Free wireless Internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless Internet access; Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, 24-hour
Fax services, available through the front desk
Meeting facilities, one meeting room accommodating up to 30 people classroom style
Hearing impaired services, TTD Phones, door knock alert, alarm clock alert available upon request
Physically challenged facilities
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged
Garage parking, available for a $10.00 nominal fee
Paid parking, 10.00 USD, nominal fee. Self Parking EV Charging stations available at hotel which include two 40 AMP Tesla Chargers and two 40 AMP Universal Chargers, parking rates apply. No cost for hotel guests to charge vehicles.
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
High-speed Internet access
Honor Library with a collection of contemporary authors located in our third floor elevator lobby.
Cable or satellite television, 37-inch flat panel color television with remote control
In-room movies, HBO®
AM/FM alarm clock
Microwave available, in two room suites with wet bar
Iron, ironing board
Desk/work area, with lamp and electrical outlet at desk level
High-speed Internet access
Direct dial telephone
Speaker phone available
Two line phone available
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Air-conditioning, self controlled
Easy chair available
Sofabed available in two room suites
Spa available most rooms have spa tubs in bath. Some rooms have two person whirlpool baths in-room
Adjoining rooms available there are four connecting rooms in the hotel, subject to availability.
Balcony available in two room suites
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 5
Physically challenged rooms/facilities available, five rooms, two of which have roll in showers
Bathtub seat available
Rails in bathroom available
Wheelchair accessible available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Visual alarm available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
Emergency alerting lighting
Extra wide doors in bathrooms
Lowered vanity areas
Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)
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
0.10 mile(s) from Doheny State Beach, surfing and camping
0.15 mile(s) from Dana Point Harbor, paddle boating
0.18 mile(s) from Ocean Institute, hands on ocean learning center open to the public weekends only
2.00 mile(s) from Zoomars Petting Zoo
4.10 mile(s) from Mission San Juan Capistrano, two hundred year old mission with 10 acres of gardens and historic landmarks
8.00 mile(s) from Laguna Beach, pageant of the Master Weekends in July and August, Sawdust Festival weekends in July and August
8.0 mile(s) from Sawdust Art Festival, Local Art show and festival located in Laguna Beach
32.00 mile(s) from Disneyland®
34.00 mile(s) from Knott's Berry Farm®
37.00 mile(s) from LEGOLAND®
54.00 mile(s) from San Diego Zoo Safari Park
63.00 mile(s) from San Diego Zoo
Across the street from Chronic Tacos, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Across the street from Thai Dara Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Thai, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Across the street from Stacks Pancakes, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
Adjacent to The Rib Joint, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Across the street from Subway®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Across the street from Carlos's Mexican Restaura, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Adjacent to Denny's®, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
0.15 mile(s) from Harpoon Henry's Restauran, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, happy hour Monday through Friday and Saturday afternoon. Live music Friday and Saturday
0.50 mile(s) from El Torito's, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, happy hour specials Monday through Friday and Sunday brunch with harbor view.
0.50 mile(s) from Chart House Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, upscale restaurant with beautiful view of Dana Point Harbor.
0.50 mile(s) from Cannons Seafood Grill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, seafood and steak with a great view of the harbor.
0.50 mile(s) from Wind & Sea Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, happy hour Monday through Friday and Sunday brunch with harbor view dining and live music nightly.
0.50 mile(s) from Mahe Japaneese Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
0.50 mile(s) from Casanova Italian Restaura, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: dinner,
0.70 mile(s) from Gen Kai Japaneese Restaur, Bar/Lounge, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.0 mile(s) from Coastal Kitchen, Cafe, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.0 mile(s) from Harbor House Cafe, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 24-hours.
1.00 mile(s) from Luxe Restaurant & Martini, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, with happy hour seven days a week and live music Thursday through Saturday.
1.00 mile(s) from Luciana's Ristorante, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: dinner, upscale Italian restaurant.
1.00 mile(s) from Peking Dragon Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.0 mile(s) from Olamendi's Mexican, Bar/Lounge, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, authentic Mexican food.
1.50 mile(s) from Stella's Italian Restaura, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: dinner, Monarch Beach, happy hour Monday through Friday
2.00 mile(s) from Brio Tuscan Grille, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, live music and dancing Friday and Saturday nights.
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
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
0.15 mile(s) from Dana Wharf, whale watching, sport fishing and Catalina Express
2.00 mile(s) from Monarch Bay Golf Course
2.00 mile(s) from Capistrano Beach Fire Pit, biking trails
2.00 mile(s) from Mission San Juan, Capistrano
8.00 mile(s) from Laguna Beach Art Gallery
8.00 mile(s) from The Shops at Mission Viej, upscale mall with Macys, Nordstroms and many other shops
12.00 mile(s) from Laguna Hills Mall, shopping mall with Macy's, JC Penny and Sears
16.00 mile(s) from Fashion Island, outdoor mall with many shops, restaurants and entertainment
20.00 mile(s) from Irvine Spectrum Center, outdoor entertainment complex with shops, restaurants and entertainment
25.00 mile(s) from John Wayne Airport, CA-73 Toll road (portions toll) can be used and take's you directly onto I-5 only six miles from the property
43.00 mile(s) from Long Beach Airport, CA-73 Toll road (portions toll) can be used and take's you directly onto I-5 only six miles from the property
63.00 mile(s) from Los Angeles International, CA-73 Toll road (portions toll) can be used and take's you directly onto I-5 only six miles from the property
0.10 mile(s) from Orange County Transit
3.00 mile(s) from San Juan Capistrano station is serviced by Amtrak or Metrolink transportation