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“Great location for the San Diego Komen Breast Cancer 3-day walk.” 5 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 #94 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Cardiff by the Sea, California
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“Great location for the San Diego Komen Breast Cancer 3-day walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have stayed at The Dana Inn for several years now during the Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer 3-day walk and keep coming back because of the excellent service and accommodations. After long days of walking around San Diego it is refreshing to come back to The Dana Inn for a nice soak in the jacuzzi to relax the sore muscles. We typically stay in the older section where the pool/jacuzzi is right outside your door (on the ground floor). The location is a 5-minute drive from 3-day camp at Crown Point. It's a nice atmosphere with the marina next door and many attractions within minutes driving or walking.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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Clive, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We stayed here the weekend after Labor Day and the following week. The front desk staff was very helpful. The cost of the room was not low but worth the cost for the nice room and excellent location. Mission Bay is just South of Pacific Beach, which has plenth of restaurants. P.B. also has local drug and grocery stores. Mission Valley shopping and the San Diego Zoo are short drives from the property. Sea World is on the same island/pennisula as The Dana. Breakfast is convenient at The Blue Pearl, a short walk along the Marina. The cost is fairly reasonable and the food is passable. The Firefly Restaurant has limited menu and is a little pricey. But it is convenient and has good food. Would recommend for lunch and dinner.

Room Tip: The Waterfront section is more expensive but well worth the extra money. Nice view of Mission Bay f...
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Dana is in a great location and perfect for families with small children. Their online description does NOT go into great detail about how walkable it is to Sea World, Belmont Park, the Beach and many other restaurants. The onsite restaurant Blue Pearl has the absolute BEST guacamole and the staff is super friendly!

Upon arrival, we had a minor issue with our reservation but Janelle really went above and beyond to rectify the problem. While we were waiting in the lobby for our room, we were able to sip on some complimentary refreshing strawberry lemonade. Our shuttle driver, Don provided a wealth of helpful information about nearby attractions. All staff was courteous and very accommodating during our entire stay.

All in all it was a wonderful stay and I definitely recommend it as THE ONLY place to stay on a visit to Sea World!!!!

  • Stayed December 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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dublin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed at the Dana to visit relatives with our grandchildren. It is a beautiful property that gives you the feeling that you are in the Hawaiian Islands. The staff was wondergul from check-in to the last day there.
Don drove us in the shuttle and he was really kind to our grandchildren.
We also enjoyed the Black Pearl restaurant. Food and service was great.
Th kids loved the pool and hot tub. The staff at check in made sure we were close to the pool so it was easy to get to.
We give the hotel, staff and restaurant a strong 10 on a scale of 1 - 10. Thanks so much for everything and we will be back.
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Room Tip: ground floor near the pool.
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  • Stayed December 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 December 12, 2012

First off great location on Mission Bay within walking distance to SeaWorld. Great check-in staff, explained all the amenities (two pool areas, two on site dining options, recreational rental equipment) etc. Enjoyed "happy hr" at the Firefly lounge and later had a great meal with attentive staff. I was provided comp breakfast at the Blue Pearl, very fresh and tasty with excellent service. I rented a bike (also rent kayak, paddle boats) and cycled along the many paths around the bay and along the Mission Beach boardwalk. My room was a little older, but very comfortable. A nice touch was the Keurig coffee machine. The room also had a small private patio with a gate to the pool/spa area for quick access in/out of the hot tub. The night before departing I was able to print my boarding passes for my flight and arrange for a shuttle to the airport for only $10! I had a great stay and recommend the Dana on Mission Bay.

Room Tip: take a ground floor room with patio and access to pool area
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went to San Diego in August which happened to be extra hot and humid. The room was so moist! I could hear splash under my feet. Bedsheets felt moist too until I'd dry them with my body heat. I'd like to blame it on the weather and hope that it feels much better there other times of the year. Our room had complimentary $10 breakfast credit to the Blue Perl restaurant on the property. It was so good to have the full menu to choose from! They made excellent breakfast burritos and quesedias, and lots of other yummy food. Seaworld was 5 minutes away, and you could hump on a hotel shuttle to avoid parking fees ($15). There was a beautiful pool right on the Mission bay with adjacent restaurant/bar. It was a good reasonable hotel choice considering the location.

Room Tip: Any location is good. There is a nice courtyard with little patties for the 1st floor guests.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

My husband & I have been staying at The Dana for about 10 years. Since my husband scuba dives off a few of the scuba diving boats at Seaport Village, We love The Dana's location since it's right across the street from Seaport Village. We haven't stayed in the newer section, but the older section is really nice. They have two heated pools and hot tubs. They have two restaurants, The Blue Pearl and the Firefly. The Blue Pearl is pretty good and reasonably priced. The Firefly is a little fancy & good. The staff is great. Ciara at the front desk was great. We had a late flight and was able to have a late check out so we weren't sitting at the airport for hours. The Dana also has a shuttle for a $10 fee per person each way airport pick up and drop off. We figure we would probably pay the same or more for a cab or rental car. The Dana is close to Sea World, San Diego Zoo and Down Town. This will alway be our go to place when staying in San Diego.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
#44 Family Hotel in San Diego
#71 Business Hotel in San Diego
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dana on Mission Bay 3.5*
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