"The Dana is great"
We spent most of the time by the pool. And there are 2 pools. One for noisy kids like mine, and one for adults. The hotel is old, but they have remodeled the heck out of the rooms. Great views!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We truly enjoyed our stay at The Dana on Mission Bay. I think they really need to pay more attention to the condition of the grounds. There was gum that looked like it had been there awhile on the stairs and walkways and always trash around on the ground. When we arrived at our room there were 2 wine glasses outside the door to the room next to ours. […] We finally picked them up and took to the restaurant on site. We reserved 2 rooms, 1 for myself and husband and the other for our daughter and her husband and 3 kids. When we got to check in we had to pay a $50.00 upgrade for their room so the kids could all have a bed. Apparently no roll away beds are allowed. These rooms are not cheap and to have to pay an additional charged was a little over the top. We had a great meal at the Firefly, with very good service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel a little high priced but worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"San Diego Vacation"
We were in the older part of the hotel, it was decent. We would have liked to be in the newer area. We only went into the pool once, it was busy, busy, busy and we couldn't get chairs to lounge in. It was very convenient to go to Sea World.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not a bad place.. Great location Clean and service is EXTREMLY personable! But you'd think with the price of the rooms they wouldn't charge a resort fee daily just to use the pool.... Never did, was at the beach every day Also, cash is tabu at the restaraunts. A server said something about personel pocketing the money! Alright then more on the credit […] card lol But I'd Definately stay again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice lil resort"
The Dana Hotel was a good, family friendly hotel. It was a good value for the price. We were upgraded to a bay side room and had an excellent view of the sunsets. The room was quite large for our family of four. The food at the Blue Pearl was excellent and the pool side service at the infinity pool was a bonus. We would stay their again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"relaxing among some confusion"
We had a very good time at the Dana. We wanted to come to San Diego and relax at a resort and we certainly did. We were initially a little annoyed about the $14 resort fee, but we totally got it all back and them some using all the coupons they provide (and free wifi). We enjoyed the movies at the pool and bike rentals and coupons for dinner and breakfast […] at their nice hotel restaurants. Our only complaints were that the staff were a little confusing and seemed confused themselves. For instance, we wanted to enjoy a dessert and drink at 10pm after leaving the pool but the staff at the Firefly bar initially ignored us and then didn't seem know if they were serving food and then it turned out that the bartender was on break. We left and enjoyed some vending machine food instead. The location is also a little far from the beaches compared to other hotels but we had fun in the bay and the pool when we didn't feel like making the walk to the beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I would definitely stay here again. Clean, beautiful grounds, kid friendly, and walking distance to Seaworld. I was more than satisfied and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location for Sea World"
The hotel rooms do not have real air conditioning. There is a small window air unit in the bathroom. In order to make your room bearable, you must crank this unit at the coldest setting 24 hours a day. The result is a FREEZING cold bathroom and a moderately hot hotel room. The furniture and linens were of average to low quality, but the grounds and […] location were great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Reserved a king room and was told I did not even though I had paperwork to show I had. They blamed it on the booking company. Soooo disappointed as it was our 25th wedding anniversary.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place To Stay"
Our room overlooked the bay and was very nice. Large room and bathroom with all the amenities. The only complaint was that the beds were a little hard. Room was very quiet. Fireworks at Sea World every night was an added bonus! The dining options were good and not as pricey as most of San Diego. Overall a very nice place to stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the money"
The rooms are small, the carpet it's nasty.. My daughter ended up with her feet black after she took a shower and walked bare foot in the room. The pool water didn't look clear, too many quimicals.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The extras made it special."
The hotel coupon book and the extras such as the access to bicycle rentals, wave runner rentals, made the experience special. The rooms are not that special. In fact, they seem a little old for the nightly rate of over $300.00.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, watch for hidden fees"
The location is fabulous, on Mission Bay and right next to Sea World! Nice pools, spas and water sports on location. Adjacent park for campfires, and hotel is pet friendly. However, room was average for the price. Clean, but not that nice. I stayed during a Hotels.com 50% off sale, but there were lots of hidden fees. You will pay extra for parking and […] a "daily passport" fee for in room coffee, internet usage and daily paper, all of which is not optional. By the time the hidden fees were added, this was no bargain! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not your typical resort"
When i showed up with my family, they asked which view i would like, i chose the pool. Well the only rooms that are even close to being nice look over the marina. All the other room are like cheap motel rooms from the 90's. For the money you pay, i would say look at marriot. The food at the restraunt is alacarte and if you have a child or someone who […] doesnt like fish, then dont eat there. My opinion is everything there is overpriced. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, great location"
The Dana is a great hotel to get away from the city, but close enough to get to major attractions and downtown within 10-15 minutes. Boats in the marina, kayaks for rent, a huge swimming pool and hot tub, and seeing the fireworks from Sea World are just some of the things to look forward to during your stay. Staff was very accommodating and polite. […] Would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
After all day at sea world, we only had to cross the street and we were at our hotel. It really looks like you are in a tropical area with all the palm trees and beautiful landscaping. The people who work there are very friendly. Our room was comfortable and clean, but yes a private vanity area would make it better. We arrived at about 8 walked over […] to the Firefly restaurant for dinner. We had a great server plus delicious food( not too pricy) and it was a very elegant place, but diners were casual attire. At the pool they had the Lego movie on a big screen. So great for kids. My favorite part of stay was we were able to watch the awesome fireworks show from in front of our hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice room, nice spa, close to restaurant, would stay again for sureGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great view of the marina. Air conditioner could be located better, it is located in the washroom area and doesn't get much air flow in the room. But being in San Diego it was only needed to cut down what humidity there was. Restaurants very good and great service. All in all was a wonderful stay. Also could see fireworks nightly from Sea World.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
When I first reserved the cost was about 350 per night. At the check in counter they started tacking fees. 20 for parking per night and a 14 dollar resort fee. The room wasn't all that either. The shades were broken and the restroom was standard. Totally different than the pictures. Only good thing about this place is the walking distance to sea world. […] At 400 per night; I got ripped off. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice clean and convenient hotel. 2nd time there would go again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disappointing, shabby property"
Felt like a bait and switch. Website photos made property appear nice, but the service was indifferent, half of the motel-style property are older buildings, even newer/updated pool had shabby and dirty chaise covers. Our room (#301) was hot--above the laundry--the A/C ran nonstop & couldn't cool it, and not very clean. No view. Not worth the price […] to me. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It wasn't worth what we paid, and we got a deal from this site. I would have explained in detail, but my explanation was first too long. After adjusting, my criticism was taken as "inappropriate language". I believe I used the word that rhymes with spell, and relates to the under world, which was what I was comparing the temp in my room to. Whatever. […] Would I stay here again? Ah no. A litany of issues from plumbing, noisy air conditioner, and no sound barriers between you and your neighbours or any walkers by. There was one awesome bar tender. He knew a lot about the local craft beers and made a delicious white sangria. That was all that was good. Oh, pools and location were both ok. All in all, I would recommend avoiding. Even at a discount. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We really enjoyed the pools, especially the salt water pool. The rooms while clean were a bit on the small side. We had a double queen room and with 4 people it was crowded. We also had a water pressure problem with the shower. The first night was fine but the second night and the next morning we're frustrating. Overall the stay was enjoyable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The outside landscaping is beautiful. The room I was in was old, run down and dirty. Lost electricity at one point which was never addressed by hotel. Pay for wi-fi in resort fees, but it was weak and pretty much not usable, was unable to use on all devices. Pool next to our room was filthy and ran out of towels daily. Rooms are very small. Outside […] is gorgeous and location was great. Will never stay there again nor would I recommend it. Just keep going a 1/2 mile down road and stay at Bahia. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I've stayed at this hotel for about 5 years now and I'm still in love with it. The location is superb for so many activities. Rentals on site, Seaworld a block away, Whale watching across the street! My advice is to call directly first to check for best price before making any moves on another site. I absolutely love this hotel it's a must if you want […] a fun filled and relaxing vacation! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for the whole family!!!"
They have so much to do within walking distance for people of all ages. Everything is reasonably priced and you get to watch the fireworks from Sea World every night. The fish market has delicious breakfast sandwiches and carries just about anything you may have forgotten. We'll be going back again next year!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Never vacation during 4th of July weekend"
Very crowded place for a family vacation. No parking spaces available. Bathroom doors don't lock and they are sliding doors. No restrictions to occupancy for each room, our neighbors had at least 10 people all in 1 room. It was horrible experience and expensive, not worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"On Mission Bay !"
I've been there before and will go again : )Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Treated like pests"
Got treated like bums that they were trying to shoo away. We arrived for check in around 12, and naturally were told rooms aren't ready until 4pm, no problem at all. That part I expected. However, we were told that the first room that became available would be ours and that it would probably be in an hour. Over the next 4 hours while sitting in the […] front area, we watched party after party get checked into their rooms. I asked a couple of times if there was a room available for us, and we were always told no. Finally, right at 4 they give us our room. Its the WRONG room, and after we tell them what kind of room we actually reserved, they argued with me about it at the desk in front of everyone in the lobby, and essentially made the point that because we used a third party booking site (hotels.com) that they weren't in a hurry to accommodate us. When we finally got into our correct room, we noticed several of the same rooms were clean and empty and they definitely could have checked us in earlier. We were given dirty looks everywhere we went in this hotel, and we were treated like pests. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very nice. Good room service. DIdn't know about the second pool - wish they desk had told us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved it! Great pool!!! Nice room. Very friendly service. Excellent food at their restaurant. While I did not think the hotel warranted "resort" quality, I had a very lovely time and the hotel was close to the nearby beach. My only complaint is the $20 per day parking fee. I think this is ridiculous. You need a key to get into the parking lot and […] this lot is on site. I simply don't understand why they are price gouging for parking. Increase the room fee and pay their employees a little more to keep the parking lot clean. This parking fee was excessive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I went for business, but would return for pleasure. Beautiful place in a great spot.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to Sea World"
Relaxing and funGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Well worth the money for Sunday thru Thursday"
Let's start with the great things about this place: 1. It's right on the harbor and right next to Sea World. (You could walk to Sea World from here) 2. You get to see the Sea World fireworks every night in the summer 3. The room has a big screen TV that allows you to hook up your own HDMI connection for your laptop or ROKU or whatever. 4. The high speed […] internet is REALLY HIGH SPEED, and no additional charge. 5. The resort has two restaurants and a poolside bar, no need to carry cash, just charge it to your room. 6. Went to the Blue Pearl for breakfast and the food is excellent and affordably priced. 7. You can rent all kinds of recreational stuff directly from the resort. 8. You can easily walk to the beach or park from here. 9. The views are really nice. 10. The air conditioning is thermostat controlled. 11. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. 12. The room comes with 2 bathrobes you can use, so you don't have to pack your own, and it makes it faster for taking turns in the shower. 13. There is a sand area by the pool with tons of sand toys for the kids to play with. 14. Every night of the week they had a different family friendly movie that they played at the pool. They called it a "dive in" movie. ...... Now for the bad... Only one bad thing happened: My room was not totally clean when I arrived. The previous resident's swimsuit was hanging in the restroom.......... Other than that, I highly recommend this place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Dana is an incredibly over priced hotel and not at all worth the money. We booked a room immediately following our wedding for a "mini" honeymoon since we plan to go overseas for a real honeymoon in December. We were incredibly disappointed to find that the rooms are exact replicas of Motel 6 and there is nothing 3 star about it. It is also incredibly […] secluded so anything you do requires you to drive a car, which is inconvenient due to parking or pay for their shuttle service. The only pro we could find is that it is right on the bay, but all the hotel affiliated activities such as renting bikes, paddle boards, etc are severely over priced due to a lack of competition near by. You are nickel and dimed from the moment you arrive. We will never stay here again and do not recommend it unless you are fine staying on the hotel grounds throughout the duration of your stay. Do not waste your money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
WE stayed here due to its proximity to Sea World. It was actually walking distance to Sea World, and we ended up walking more than taking the hotel Sea World shuttle van, which didn't run very frequently (my only complaint). It was GREAT. We stayed in the older part but the room was clean, modern and nicely decorated. There were little special touches, […] such as nice single-serving pod coffee maker and swimsuit hangers. Plantation shutters that worked. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and provided access to the marina and a nice bike/pedestrian path that went along the bay. Two pools, both were nice, with plenty of towels and bar service available. Every staff member I enountered was smiling and greeted us pleasantly and politely. There was an unobtrusive security guard patrollingthe grounds. I had a lovely dinner at the Firefly restaurant and the Blue Pearl breakfast restaurant was good. They provide coupons to these restaurants when you check in, which helped with the cost. I would definitely recommend, I would definitely come back, and I felt safe, comfortable and very pleased with where we were staying the entire time (4 nights). a convenience store by the City marina that was close walking distance if you just had to have a snack, though the vending machines at the hotel were well-stocked and worked. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"DANA INN SAN DIEGO"
Great spot to SD bay side and Mission Beach and Belmont ParkGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We only stayed one night but the front desk was kinda standoffish they weren't that interested in helping. Could have been the time of day but didn't feel welcomed! The room was nice minus the makeshift handle on the bathroom door. The kids in the room above us were kinda loud but when you stay near Sea World that's expected! I'd stay again but do things […] different when reserving! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to seaworld and beach"
Had a great timeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location---Met all our Needs"
Couldn't ask for a better location---beautiful views, proximity to SeaWorld, restaurants near by. Kids loved the pool and the pool-side movies. We appreciated the convenience of the SeaWorld shuttle. Mostly we enjoyed sitting on our patio watching the sunset over the bay. The only real drawbacks were the additional fees for things that ought to be […] included. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was a great value. Resort feel. Definitely upgrade to the bay view rooms they are worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great resort, loved the pools"
Rooms themselves were a little small but the location on the bay, the two great pools including movie poolside for the kids, and restaurants on property were great. I would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good, but way over priced for what you receive"
Great place and location - bit expensive for what you getGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Location was awesome. Would def. stay in same spot again if going to San Diego. Close enough to all the action but still private to get away from it all. Nice pools and easy parking. Very convenient.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice & quite location to vacation with family...great view & excellent location. Only downfall is parking fee & hotel fee witch adds up to $35 more per night.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful suite! We checked in and immediately offered a free upgrade to a suite. It was so nice and a had a great view of the bay! Food at the restaurant was delicious! Definitely will be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel phones out for hours when trying to inform them of late checking due to car trouble. We finally arrived and computers not working, clerk confused and checking out did not run smoothly at all. Room was tiny and outdated not worth $400.00 even though it was 50% off. The blue pearl restaurant was ok but high priced for eggs. Beds were comfy, views […] nice. The front desk staff was rude at checkout and double charged us. Will not stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel is in a great spot. The harbor is a great place to ride bikes or take walks. The nice thing about the location is that one can park his or her car at the hotel and travel on foot or bike (highly recommend) to MB or PB and walk/ride the strip. Tons of good places to eat. All in all a great place to stay and we'll worth the money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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