Site mocked up


The Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel is an award-winning hotel located in Dana Point, California. Known for its hospitality and exceptional cleanliness, Marina Shores Hotel has become an essential part of the community in Dana Point. 95Visual has a long-standing relationship with a managing partner of the hotel and was pleased to work with the client on another website project. The hotel’s old website had not seen a design update in years and management was concerned that it was not as user-friendly as it could be.

Content Strategy

Completing content strategy or having complete content prior to the design kickoff is standard practice for the majority of our projects. Marina Shores Hotel chose to include content strategy in the scope of the project so we began the process of interviewing the client about what makes the hotel and its staff standout in Southern California. The content focused on appealing to and assuring their guests that the hotel will provide an outstanding experience that surpasses their expectations.


Design and Development

The design for Marina Shores prioritized a clean, user-friendly experience for both desktop and mobile users. The client wished to capture the refreshing feel their guests experience during their stay at the hotel while staying within the brand’s color guidelines. After the client approved our design, we moved on to the development of the website. Drupal allows for straightforward, simple content management on the client’s end. We included several variations of paragraph types and utilized views to ensure the client can easily update events and room types available. 


After completing development our team carried out standard testing, content migration, and training for the client. The website successfully launched following the client’s final approval and the client plans on taking the next step with SEO services.

Mockup of updated logo

Logo Refresh

Prior to starting the 2020 website project, 95Visual updated the Marina Shores Hotel's logo in 2016. The logo appears on the building signs, mugs, surfboards, and other decor used around the hotel.

We are very pleased with how the website turned out and the process of working with the 95Visual team was very enjoyable. The result is a modern website that provides better functionality for both our staff and guests. 95Visual’s approach allowed us to focus on our guests and the team showed tremendous patience in explaining the process every step of the way.

Peter Callan, General Manager