Best Western Plus - Marina Shores Hotel in Dana Point, California

Welcome to Dana Point, California.  At the center of California's Riviera Coast!
Welcome to the Best Western Plus - Marina Shores Hotel in Dana Point, California!
“May All Who Come as Guests Leave As Friends”

Find relaxation and comfort when you book your next stay at the Marina Shores Hotel in Dana Point, California. Our convenient location allows you to stay blocks away from Doheny State Beach and easily access the freeway to visit the surrounding areas. During a stay at the Marina Shores Hotel, all guests are invited to the complimentary Grab and Go breakfast offered daily in the breakfast room. We are pleased to offer this and many more amenities including free internet access throughout the hotel and the outdoor heated pool. Whether it’s business or a getaway that brings you to Dana Point, we strive to make our motto “May all who comes as guests leave as friends” come true. The staff at the Marina Shores Hotel goes above and beyond to assist each guest and ensure their comfort from the day of arrival to checkout.

Award-Winning Hospitality and Housekeeping

The Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel is pleased to announce we were ranked in the top 25% of AAA’s Best of Housekeeping 2020. Our staff upholds the highest standards for cleanliness and hospitality to provide every guest with an exceptional experience. Guests can expect nothing short of this when they choose the Marina Shores Hotel for their stay in Dana Point. Our hotel has instituted additional protocols in an attempt to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have instituted enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices including Electrostatic Spraying of disinfectant in guest rooms after check out and before the next guest checks in. We have a variety of room types available including King Whirlpool, standard one or two bed rooms, two room suites, and ADA accessible rooms. ADA Accessible rooms provide either a shower with hand rails and tub or a roll-in shower. Please do not hesitate to contact us for specific information on our ADA accessible rooms and availability. Our staff is happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Make Every Stay Feel like a Vacation

Dana Point is known for its beautiful beaches, whale watching, and awe-inspiring coastal bluffs. The hotel is located about half a mile from Doheny State Beach and close to the freeway so you can make the most of your time in Dana Point. Take a 10-minute walk to the beach and explore the restaurants around the Dana Point Harbor or hop on the freeway to visit San Clemente in nearly the same amount of time. We suggest visiting the Ocean Institute for a tour of the tallship, The Spirit of Dana Point, and an interactive experience that dives into the history of the city. For guests that are looking to experience more of what Southern California has to offer, the hotel is conveniently located for the surrounding areas:
- San Juan Capistrano
- Laguna Beach
- Huntington Beach
- Oceanside
- Carlsbad

Room Types
Our standard rooms feature either a king bed or two queen beds. Located on the second and third floors of the hotel, all standard rooms offer a refrigerator and most feature jetted bathtubs.
Our hotel features five ADA accessible rooms. Three of these rooms are two-room suites with separate living rooms and bedrooms. The two-room suites offer baths with handrails at the tub, adjustable showers, and shower chairs.
There are 31 of these fantastic suites, featuring a separate living room and bedroom for a total of about 550 square feet. All of our two-room suites feature two 37” HDTV’s, two telephones, and a refrigerator.

We have eight of these oversized rooms, which are all located on the first floor and offer guests a little extra space at about 540 square feet. The rooms feature a king bed, 42” HDTV, and all the in-room amenities included in standard rooms.

Upcoming Events
The Dana Point Free Trolley Service Returns!  Beginning May 24, 2024 through Labor Day Weekend, 9/2/2024.  Skip the parking problems and catch the Free Trolley!  Dana Point's Trolley connects to the Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, and San Clemente Trolley systems.  Check out the Dana Point Trolley website and App for the service map, operating hours, and shuttle tracking:  Cut the stress...leave the car behind, and enjoy the ride!
July 3 -  Aug 30, 2024: One of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters re-creates famous works of art. 2024 theme is “A la Mode: The Art of Fashion”  This is an extremely high demand event.  Purchase your tickets early at and book your room with us and ride the Free Shuttles from Dana Point to Laguna Beach.  Skip the traffic and parking problems; save money; stay with us at the Marina Shores Hotel.
June 28 - Sept 1, 2024:  Sawdust Fesitval Arts and Crafts in Laguna Beach.  So much to see, so little time.  Forget parking problems and traffic.  Take a break and ride the Dana Point Shuttle, transfer to the Laguna Beach Shuttle (both FREE) and spend a day exploring Laguna Beach and the Sawdust Festival (


Best Western Rewards

Get more with each stay and start earning loyalty points with Best Western Rewards. Members enjoy rewards including:

  • Worldwide Free Night Redemption
  • Bonus points for eligible stays
  • Points Never Expire
  • Early Check In and Late Check Out
  • and more!
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Contact the Marina Shores Hotel Today to Book your Stay in Dana Point