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The Dana on Mission Bay

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Mission Bay Park)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lisa was awesome, and shared all the fun amenities San Diego and the hotel had to offer! She is extremely pleasant and made our whole dinner experience a complete joy. She let us sample multiple wines until we found one that best suited our wine connoisseur tastes. It's the simple things in life 🍷.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for three nights at The Dana on Mission Bay, San Diego. Our rooms were overlooking the marina (a $20 per day upgrade from the standard rooms). The grounds are beautiful with lots of grass, walking paths, greenery, etc. and very well maintained. The rooms on the top floors have vaulted ceilings which makes them appear a little larger... More

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Birch Hills
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel, as my husband attended a conference held here. The resort is beautiful. We stayed in the building facing the marina. Our room was very comfortable. Used the shuttle to go to Sea World, and the regular driver wasn't available, so the big shuttle bus was unavailable. Not a big deal, as they used a van and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Dana for 4 nights in early August. Location is great - really convenient to Mission Beach, the Boardwalk and Ocean Beach, etc. This was probably the best aspect of the hotel and probably what you are paying for. Rooms were ok - a bit small and could use another update soon as it is starting to... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time staying at the hotel, but it will not be my last! I live in San Diego and I have been to the Firefly restaurant several times; which is located on the Dana property. The property is so beautiful, I thought I would do a little "Stay-cation". The Firefly has very inexpensive prices with gourmet food.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hadn't made any reservations before showing up outside reception on a Friday night. The Dana was VERY accommodating though. We stayed for 3 nights and were so happy with the location as it is within walking and biking distance to the beach, Sea World, shops and restaurants. During August, there are many kids but there are 2 pools with... More

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TheDana, Guest Relations Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay, responded to this review

Dear Kate M, Thank you for a great review! It sounds like you really took in all that Mission Bay has to offer! We are thrilled you appreciated our beautiful views, convenient location, and ample amenities. Thank you again and best wishes! More

Holtville, California
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed 1 night at this location last Friday night. The location was good but would of liked it better if it was on the other side of the bridge. It made it difficult to bike ride to the beach which was very near. The premises of the hotel were absolutely beautiful. There was plenty to keep you busy on the... More

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TheDana, Guest Relations Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay, responded to this review

Dear pjdoll, Thank you for your kind words and taking a moment to compose a review. We are glad you had a pleasant, comfortable stay at our property. For your next stay, may we suggest booking a room in our Waters Edge section, where the rooms are a little larger and more accommodating for four adults. All the best and... More

Hermosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Dana previously, 4 years ago. When reading the reviews, I was a bit concerned that maybe it had changed since my last visit. I was not disappointed at all. My room was lovely, clean, in the 200's overlooking the garden. I did pay a bit more for a double with a view, but I booked... More

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TheDana, Guest Relations Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay, responded to this review

Dear Laurie B, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We appreciate you and your family coming back to visit us! We are pleased you enjoyed our lovely Lanai rooms and all the activities we have to offer. Our valued staff goes above and beyond to make our guest’s stay pleasurable, and we are ecstatic when... More

Diamond Bar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked this hotel through hotwire for our 1st year wedding anniversary. I did not have a good first impression looking at the pictures on their website since the interiors seemed a bit dated in comparison to other hotels in the area. But let me tell you this, where the hotel lacked in esthetics, made up for... More

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TheDana, Guest Relations Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay, responded to this review

Dear starapple0114, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property. We have been working extremely hard to earn reviews such as yours, and we really do appreciate the feedback. We are so pleased to have hosted you and your husband for your one year anniversary. In regards to our staff, we are so proud we... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great small family resort, tropical pool area and outdoor evening movies. Good dining options with yummy breakfasts. Sea world was within walking distance if you're British ! Room was miniscule but we were hardly in it. Very close to the airport and within easy reach of the old town station for the pacific surf liner .

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TheDana, Guest Relations Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay, responded to this review

Dear Maya L, We would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is so gratifying to know we provided both a wonderful environment and service to match! We feel convenience and location are priceless, and we are thrilled you took advantage. We love our friends from “across the pond” and look forward to seeing... More

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Address: 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Bay Park
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dana on Mission Bay 3.5*
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