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Dana Point Marina Inn
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Naples, Maine
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44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“excellent accomodations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We arrived here late Friday from John Wayne and were quite welcome here. The bed was comfy, pillows needed some work as well as the older furniture. Overall it was a good stay, to be back home in So Cal right on Doheny. Shops and restaurants next door. We ate at El Yorktown and walked around afterwards. The area was so nice saw no need to brood in our room. Everything was clean and well taken care of. Thank you for a nice stay. Also great continental breakfast! A great stay in OC can't wait to move back!

Room Tip: Second floor facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one night and it was horrible. It is old and outdated. The bathroom was nasty and I didn't even attempt a shower in that shower. The pool closes early and the rooms are old and kinda smelly.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

We're traveling around California and this Hotel is the worst In Relation of Price and Achievement. Old Rooms, a terrible bathroom and the worst breakfast wie had in all our Hotels around here. Would Never Book that Hotel again and Would Not recommend ist to others.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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plumas lake ca
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised last week that they are finally doing some upgrading. The decor was really lacking before and they have added some new paint, furniture (outside and lobby areas) AND, a new hot-tub. Still disappointed that they do not have in room microwaves. Could not get cell service or wi-fi in the rooms I have stayed in (however, apparently they have a list of rooms that do....wish I knew that before!). Above review stated new A/C, but I was really uncomfortable the entire time even with the AC blasted; it never really cooled down. As usual, love the location; plenty to do within walking distance. They also have beach comber bikes available for rent for $5 hr. which I plan to do next visit:). Wish they would get some new mattresses.

Room Tip: If you desire wi-fi, be sure to have them put you in a room with a good signal
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

We have been coming here for over 20 years now! Such a great location in the harbor. You can park your car and leave it for the entire time, as shopping and restaurants, and all the amenities are walking Distance. You can walk to the boat to take you whale watching, on a harbor cruise, or to Catalina Island. You can walk to Doheny beach or Baby beach, the Ocean Institute, and all around the harbor. There are so many wonderful choices of restaurants! Turks is the best bar, Proud Marys is awesome for breakfast, The Brig is a great lunch spot and there are at least 5 excellent places for dinner. We tried El Torito after staying away about 10 years and they have really stepped up. The staff at the hotel are very nice, and they will always accommodate your special requests. Dana Point Harbor is a great place to vacation, and Dana Point Marina Inn is the only place to stay!

Room Tip: We like the first floor with a patio best, but the harbor view rooms with balcony are also a good ch...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pasadena, CA
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have been staying at the Marina Inn since the 70's----more frequently now that we are retired. They do a great job keeping the rooms up and frequent changes to the lobby. This trip we noticed new air conditioners. Would you believe when we first started staying there they didn't even have air conditioners in the rooms? It's not a 5 Star hotel but there is one of those across the road if that is what you care to pay for. We are very pleased with housekeeping staff and front desk clerks. I can't begin to tell you how many times we have stayed but we have been able to check in early every time but two. We call the Marina Inn "our vacation home".

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gilbert, Arizona
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

We arrived on Friday, July 13, 2012 mid afternoon to see if we could check in early. We had reserved a harbor view room. We arrived to the 2nd floor and our room was nice. We had a beautiful view of the harbor. The bed is comfy, shower and bath were updated and very nice. Free continental breakfast in the morning. Saturday after sightseeing, party and arriving back to the hotel, there was no parking. We asked the front desk and we were told that we had to wait for someone to leave in order for us to park. That was the biggest downfall for us. The area is very busy with shops, restaurants and bars. Parking is limited unless you have parking pass.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Dana Point Marina Inn
Address: 24800 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2919
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Dana Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Dana Point Marina Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 136
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