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“Location, yes...Rooms, no”

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The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection
Ranked #47 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, CA
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Location, yes...Rooms, no”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you look at my reviews they tend to be mostly positive. Unfortunately, this place misses the mark on so many levels that even the $89 rate I got on Hotwire was really too much. The outside is nice looking, contemporary and new. Then you walk into your room. First, the carpet was filthy. Then I looked at the comforters. Both had multiple stains, but a white streak of something (I don't want to even think about what it was) left me wondering what else was dirty. I went to the fridge to put a bottle of bubbly in there and the last occupants leftover mac-n-cheese was in there. YUCK. There was schmutz on the dresser. The only good thing was a Keurig with coffees available. I would not recommend this place unless you are strictly looking for location. It is convenient to Sea World and Mission Beach/Pacific Beach

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

four with two kids 8 and 10.  However our experience with Dana hotel was  poor. For those of you thinking of staying in the old part, Don't. Walls are made out of thin paper and we could hear everything! From people slamming doors at 4AM or watching TV at 1AM or even walking in rooms to the side and above us. Basically we hardly slept for the week we were there. if you're told at the check-in that the new and old part are the same do no believe the lies. 

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an old motel with poorly updated bathrooms. It is noisy, smelly and they charge for parking. It has through the wall air conditioning units that make a lot of noise, however the noise helps to cover the sounds of other visitors and of the traffic, which is constant. If you are going to Seaworld it is close and there is a shuttle however you can save money and get a much better room if you stay on Hotel Circle, just 5 minutes further away. I don't know how they have so many good reviews but DON'T believe them. This place is way overprice for what you get. The beds are uncomfortable, the pillows annoying and the rooms are small, dark and depressing.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Evansville, IN
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Dana is an older property and is more motel style, but the grounds are beautiful and service great. The pools were great, but the allowance of children in the hot tubs was a big turn off. The rooms are simple and tidy. Housekeeping was wonderful! We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Portugal
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Dana is a beautifully located hotel on Mission Bay, where most rooms have the most incredible morning view. The grounds are nice, well kept, there's a good swimming pool open until late, the restaurant has good food and wines, friendly and efficient staff and very reasonable prices. To stay outside by the fire pit is lovely.
The rooms are very spacious, comfortable, good for families (the hotel is very suitable for children, and close to Seaworld).
There is free wifi and in the lobby a computer for guests.
Within walking distance is the Marina Village Conference Center.
The area is excellent for birdwatching!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Shell Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great place, lots to offer. Beautiful rooms, and scenery.
Wish we could have enjoyed more of the area. We only stayed one night. Didn't get to scope out all they had to offer.
The bonus was a room upgrade when we checked in!
Only down side, was the beds were not as comfortable as we had hoped.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Santa Cruz
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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The Dana is a hotel I go back to every year at this time for an annual conference. It is a beautiful location and the service is great. Two particular standouts regarding service-- Michael Fleming who was assisting our group with a lunch outside was immediately responsive to our request for an umbrella to shade my sun sensitive friend. He was polite and very helpful after we had asked four other people for the umbrella he brought one to us very quickly and was very clear that we were not a bother. Michael was a star in my book. The other person that stands out to me is the woman in the gift store. Every year I go there I buy numerous very cute things from the gift store and she is a huge part of why-- she carries a lot if sea oriented stuff like mermaids, dolphins, etcetera . All beautiful and she is just the nicest lady. Go in and she will share with you the mystery of the sand dollar. Check it out it is quite amazing and she will give you the printed story about it. I just bought 10 sand dollars to take back to my management staff and share the story.
The Dana is a beautiful place to stay !!!!

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Property: The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection
Address: 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 (Formerly The Dana On Mission Bay, BEST WESTERN PREMIER Collection)
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#43 Family Hotel in San Diego
#69 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection 3.5*
Number of rooms: 271
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A waterfront resort enveloped by tropical landscaping, The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection delivers an exceptional lodging experience in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Rest comfortably in a well-appointed guestroom or two-room suite overlooking Mission Bay. Delight in such quality amenities as two outdoor, heated swimming pools, fitness center, private marina, and watersport and bicycle rentals on site. Our location is both family- and business-friendly. The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection is less than one mile to Mission Beach and Belmont Park. We're the closest hotel to SeaWorld San Diego and a short drive to the San Diego Zoo. And the San Diego Convention Center is equally convenient. In short, the only thing we overlook is the bay. ... more   less 
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