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Dana Point Marina Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   24800 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629   |  
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
Wales UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Lovely hotel great location friendly helpful staff, my family and I had an amazing 2 days at this hotel we had a family room with two queen beds with harbour view, lovely large clean room, great pool, great breakfast, every thing is close by, do captain Daves whale and dolphin safari its the best experience, do sunset cocktails at wind and sea. Good value for money at this hotel. Only thing I would moan about is the guy blowing away leaves at 7am and mowing lawn during breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very satisfying experience on my recent stay at this property. Great staff, recent upgrade of rooms makes this a good value if staying in the area. Close to many coastal communities with easy commute via scenic drives.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

What more can be said than looking out the window and seeing hundreds and hundreds of boats.

Easy walk to shops and dinning but most important is to walk around the Marina. Take a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway and return to the peaceful Dana Point Inn.

The rooms are older but the price to be right on the water is a great bargain.

Very friendly front desk staff.

Morning breakfast was continental and self serve but nice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sun City West, Arizona
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208 reviews 208 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Yes, it is an older hotel -- an oldie but a goodie! Consider where you are and the convenience to so much -- restaurants, shops, views, walks, ocean. Hop on the express boat and spend the day on Catalina Island. Cross the bridge -- turn right to where they teach the kids sailing and other water activities; turn left for more great views. Very doggie friendly area. Breakfast at the hotel was adequate with many choices including yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals, bagels, packaged pastry (may still be a little frozen), etc. Eat it out on the patio by the pool. Since we are part of a touring group, we found we had a variety of rooms. Ours had a kitchenette. We heard others had a small fridge. The furniture is tired but perfect for the beach scene. Our room was very clean with everything we needed for our 2 night stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are fancier hotels in the area but they don't have this fabulous location.

Room Tip: The lower level rooms have a patio with chairs. The upper rooms have a balcony with chairs. If you...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at this motel. It was clean and had a nice view of the harbor. Staff was friendly too. Dana point is a beautiful area and we recommend driving up the coast through laguna beach while there

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cornville, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Know this before going in....it's an older hotel. But are you going to travel to Dana Point and hang out in your room all day?
Negatives: it's older...dated...noisy a/c...continental breakfast is nothing to get excited over.
Positives: it's reasonable...free breakfast...free parking...helpful people that work there...and a perfect location. Request a harbor view room - 3rd floor. There's a small balcony with plastic chairs - you can sit out there and look at the harbor. It's right next door to shopping, restaurants. Dana Point tide pools are wonderul. Get a tide chart and find out when low tide is before hand and plan your trip accordingly.

Room Tip: 3rd floor is quieter and better view. Also request harbor view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My sister wanted to vacation near our family in Dana Point so she booked 3 rooms for herself and adult kids and grandkids 6 months ago. She asked that at least 2 of the rooms be close together (grandkids are young) and that 1 be next to the pool so when the little ones needed to nap, they could still enjoy the pool. She called again in July and also a week before they arrived restating her requests. Bottom line, she did not get either request and the staff she spoke with had a take it or leave it attitude. Not even an apology was offered, much less any effort to accommodate her.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dana Point Marina Inn

Address: 24800 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dana Point Marina Inn 2*
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