Best Western

BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

34280 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629-2824
Phone: 949/248-1000   |   Fax: 949/661-3136   |   87 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel!

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 extended stay 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.

This 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.

Book your Suite or Whirlpool room at BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel today!

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 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
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stair stepper
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Interior/Exterior corridor
  • Guest laundry, open 24-hours and available for a nominal fee
  • Laundromat
  • Dry cleaning
  • 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.
  • Printer available
  • Fax services, available through the front desk
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy services
  • Dataports, wireless
  • Mail services
  • Meeting facilities, one meeting room accommodating up to 30 people classroom style
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • 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, available for a $10.00 fee per night
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Garage parking, available for a $10.00 fee per night
  • Paid parking, available for a $10.00 fee per night
  • 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.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

Conveniently located, the best western plus marina shores hotel in Dana Point, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 33.465915  /  Latitude: -117.690035

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: The south. Take I-5 North to Beach Cities Exit, Pacific Coast Highway/Route 1 South. Over the ramp past Dana Point Arch and The BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel is on the right. Make a right onto Crystal Lantern and another right into hotel garage.

From: The north. Take I-5 South to Dana Point, Pacific Coast Highway/Route 1 South Exit. Follow ramp on right to Pacific Coast Highway/Route 1 South. Over ramp past Dana Point Arch and The BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel is on the right. Make a right onto Crystal Lantern and another right into hotel garage.

From: The east. Take Route 74/Ortega Highway to I-5 South to Dana Point, Pacific Coast Highway/Route 1 Exit. Ramp on right Pacific Coast Highway/Route 1 South. Over ramp past Dana Point Arch and The BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel is on the right. Make a right onto Crystal Lantern and another right into hotel garage.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Doheny State Beach

Offering the ideal quaint southern California beach experience, Doheny State Beach is located in the Orange County community of Dana Point.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 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 Capistra, 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
  • 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
  • 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

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 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

Nearby Restaurants

  • 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®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Carlos's Mexican Restaurant, bar/lounge, Mexican, 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
  • Adjacent to Denny's®, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Tavern on the Coast, bar/lounge, Mediterranean, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 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, full service, American, open for: dinner, upscale restaurant with beautiful view of Dana Point Harbor.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Cannons Seafood Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, seafood and steak with a great view of the harbor.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Wind & Sea Restaurant, full service, 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, full service, 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 Restaurant, bar/lounge, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Harbor House Cafe, cafe, 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 Olamedi's Mexican Restaur, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, authentic Mexican food.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Savannah Chop House, full service, American, open for: dinner, happy hour Monday through Friday and all day Sunday. Live music Thursday through Saturday.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Stella's Italian Restaurant, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: dinner, Monarch Beach, happy hour Monday through Friday
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Smokey's House of BBQ, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Brio Tuscan Grille, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, live music and dancing Friday and Saturday nights.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Marina Shores Hotel

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Dana Point. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

September 2014

September 13, 2014
California Celtic Classic Join in the games or just meander through the Irish marketplace and enjoy live music. This free event at the Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point begins at 10 a.m.
September 3-14, 2014
Laguna Dance Festival Visit the Laguna Playhouse and be immersed into the world of dance as you watch performances by world-renowned dance companies. Times vary per performance.
September 25, 2014
Gatsby's Black and White Soiree All you dapper gents and ladies are welcome at the Muckenthaler in Fullerton for this fashionable black-tie soiree. There will be fine dining and live music for dancing. The evening’s events begin at 6 p.m.

October 2014

October 12, 2014
Oktoberfest The Muckenthaler Cultural Center fills with delicious food and brews for this fun annual event in Fullerton. The music strikes up at noon.

October 2014

October 5, 2014
Yappy Howl-O-Ween The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point hosts this fun event for the dogs. There will be tricks and treats, a costume contest, and play time for the pups. Yappy Hour begins at 5 p.m.
October 4, 2014
Dana Point State BBQ Championship The smell of great BBQ takes over Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point as over 100 teams compete for cash and prizes and you get to reap the benefits of their hard work. Grills light at 10 a.m.

December 2014

December 7, 2014
German Christmas Holiday Market Old World Village in Huntington Beach hosts this market filled with German food, vintage gifts, and arts and crafts. There will also be a bouncy house for the kids, photos with Santa, and Dachshund Races to enjoy. The market opens at 10 a.m.
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