BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel Dana Point
BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel Dana Point

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Current & Upcoming Events

Gray Whale Migration
January - March: Migrating California Gray Whales pass Dana Point. Whale watching excursions are available in the harbor. Stay overnight with us the night before your whale watching excursion and get to the docks early the morning of your trip!
President's Day
February 19, 2018 is Presidents Day. Do you get a long weekend? Visit Dana Point!
Valentine's Day
Wednesday, Feb 14th! Don't get caught at the last minute! Reserve early for best selection of rooms ranging from our luxurious King Whirlpool Suites to our spacious 2 room suites to our standard rooms with whirlpool bath tubs. Gentlemen: Just because Valentine's falls on Wednesday (mid-week) this year, don't forget your sweetheart!!
Ocean Institute Jazz Festival
A Three-day Extravaganza! March 2-3, 2018 The nearby Ocean Institute's popular jazz fundraising weekend event combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of epicurean dining, cocktails, and live and silent auctions. Go to www.ocean-institute.org for more information.
FREE Hot Breakfast:
Hotel guests enjoy our Hot Breakfast Bar which includes eggs, breakfast meat, roasted potatoes, pastries, toast, cereal, yogurt, and pancakes. Also, coffee, juices, and tea.
PARDON OUR DUST:
Nov 20 - Feb 10: Our swimming pool will be closed for major renovation. Please pardon our dust as we rebuild our swimming pool, pool patio, and approaches. Please be alert and exercise caution near the pool area or if you visit our fitness center. Construction will also affect our back parking lot. Watch for signs indicating temporary entrances and exits to the parking lot!
Considering Airbnb or VRBO style home sharing?
Thinking about using Airbnb or VRBO style accommodations? Consider this: Hotels are licensed and inspected by the Health Department. This licensing and inspection process covers pools, spas, rooms, and food facilities! Hotels keep life safety systems up to date and operational. Hotel Housekeepers are professionals and are trained to watch for and spot problems like bed bugs to limit their spread by guests. How about security? How many "keys" are out there for your accommodations? Modern hotel locks are re-keyed by each new guest key applied! Some cities are cracking down on private ho

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Hotel Overview



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

Parking Information:

  • Daily Fee for Guest Parking
  • Covered and Open carports and parking spaces
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations available to guests include 2 each 40 amp Tesla EV Chargers and 2 each 40 amp universal EV Chargers.

Area Airports:

  • John Wayne (SNA) 20 miles
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 60 miles

Train Station:

  • Amtrak Station in San Juan Capistrano – 3 miles

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)

Easy Freeway Access to:

  • Oceanside and Camp Pendleton U.S. Marine Base (29 miles)
  • Legoland (32 miles)
  • Disneyland (35 miles)
  • San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park (45 miles)
  • SeaWorld (40 Miles)

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