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“Centrally located & great for our girls weekend getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #96 of 269 hotels in San Diego
Marietta, Georgia
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“Centrally located & great for our girls weekend getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

I sent my wife & 3 daughters out to San Diego for a little rest & relaxation. Well, they were so busy that they didn't get as much R&R as necessary. They were there for a concert @ Aztec bowl to see 1 Direction. Perfect location to get to concert, or to go to the world famous San Diego zoo, or head up to LaJolla for dinner & view wonderful sun sets.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The Dana was a very relaxing stay. Pretty surroundings and a wounderful view of Mission Bay. The rooms are comfortable, a beautiful heated pool with a hot tub and a easy walk to Sea World or you can take the shuttle the hotel has to the park. The Dana is a great loaction in San Diego, with easy access to major highways and a short drive to downtown or La Jolla.
Would stay at the Dana when in San Diego again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

So many good things to stay I don't know where to start. We were in San Diego for my daughter's graduation from SDSU. We booked 6 rooms for all of our family from the Boston, Mass area and couldn't have been happier with any of the rooms. They were all lovely and in different buildings on the grounds, each room had a spectacular view. The staff without exception was friendly and genuinely made us feel that they were happy we had arrived. Each day we had amazing breakfasts at the Blue Pearl restaurant right on the grounds and finished our busy days with a night cap at the Firefly by the pool. Our stays ranged from 2 nights to our stay of 6 nights and I could have stayed longer.

Very convenient for shuttling our guests to and from the airport, we even took advantage of the low cost airport shuttle for one group. My daughter will be staying in the area for her new job and I will be visiting her often and booking my stays at the Dana for sure!

Room Tip: We had heard that the newer section was the way to go and booked our room there and had a great view...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Hotel was clean, restaurants were great. Pool was beautiful and great location

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Just got back from a 3 night/4 day stay at the Dana and it was great! My husband and I traveled with our 1 y.o. and 3 y.o. boys and we all had a wonderful time. We stayed in a 2 room suite, after a reasonably priced upgrade, and we were pleased.We stayed in a corner suite, room 2300 (3rd floor), with a large balcony and view of the Bay. My boys loved waking up watching the the boats come and go and the relaxing scenery of Mission Bay. The rooms are kept very clean, the beds are comfortable (although the pillows are little too soft for me), and the staff is very friendly.

Firefly was our favorite restaurant on site, the food was delicious and the restaurant staff was friendly and attentive; it's definitely a little pricier, but we were looking for a few nice meals while on vacation. The other restaurant, I forget the name, the food was decent but they took 55 minutes to get our dinner: UNACCEPTABLE!

We were able to buy bus/trolley passes from the hotel lobby for $5, catch the bus/trolley to the San Diego Convention Center very easily.

The pool is nice in warm, which was nice for us since the temperatures during our stay varied between 60-70 degrees. My son wanted to swim every night!

We walked to Sea World each day, only took about 15 minutes (it's really close!). Our kids rise early and we didn't want to wait for the free shuttle, which starts running at 9:45 (Sea World officially opens at 10am, but lines for shows and attractions start forming earlier).

Loved, loved, loved the fact that Einstein's bagels was just across the street. We ate there each morning.

CON:
1. The Shuttle to/from the Airport stops running at 8pm. Not sure this is advertised. Our flight arrived after 8pm and we found out the hard way. We ended up paying about $35 (including tip) for a taxi ride to the hotel.

I would definitely stay at this resort again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Dana is a lovely hotel situated on Mission Bay. The rooms are spacious, clean and up-to-date. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We had a lovely view of the garden area. We stayed 2 nights and both evenings found ourselves enjoying Happy Hour on the outside patio near the harbor - a beautiful view! Our only "complaint" was that housekeeping was way too efficient! They tried to clean our rooms before 9 each morning. If you are a late riser, remember to put out the "do not disturb" sign. Highly recommend this hotel for any occasion.

Room Tip: The standard rooms (without views) seem larger.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Dana is a very nice facility that is well maintained. The grounds are lovely, nice pool area and very convenient location. Our room was upgraded to a suite (#2320) and it was quite nice with a large patio and view of the Marina.

Room Tip: The Marina view rooms are nice.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#45 Family Hotel in San Diego
#70 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dana on Mission Bay 3.5*
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