The Dana is a great hotel to stay. The Firefly restaurant/bar is a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The pool and spa are fantastic. The views of the bay make you want to stay year-round. The service was always friendly and there are shuttles available to Sea World, etc.
The room quality varies GREATLY if you are in the newer vs older part of the hotel. We actually had our wedding guests stay at the Dana which enabled us to give our guests a lot of flexibility if they wanted a nice (read: expensive) room or just a "decent" room. The upgraded part of the hotel is like a whole new world and has much more value than the older sections. The views are gorgeous, the rooms themselves are beautiful, the bathrooms are great, etc. The older ones are just very standard. Also, the "marina view" is still in the old part of the hotel, you need the "bay view" to get the upgraded part. I would call to make the reservation just to be sure.
This last stay, we received complimentary beverage and app coupons b/c we had our wedding guests there the year prior. They also gave us special treatment because I was a University of San Diego alum and staff member (USD has an affiliation with Bartell Hotels). We were very happy with the level of reciprocity they showed with their return guests.
Highly recommended: get the more expensive room, you'll be glad you did.
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