Ratings based on 3,492 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice view

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Nice hotel Limited option for evening dining But food was very good in the one restaurant available Rooms were nice but need a little upgrading
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Scottsdale, AZ

We enjoyed our time tremendously.

Posted Jul 27, 2014
Pros: Location, the bay, the pool, the marina, restaurants and front desk staff.
Cons: We could have stayed longer!
Location: We drove to Mission Beach each day and walked across the street and walked around that Marina and out to the jetty. Sea World and their fireworks
Being by the bay and watching the boats enter the harbor was very relaxing. Our grandson loved the big lawn on which to run and play. The pool was beautiful and we spent a lot of time there. Breakfast at the Blue Pearl is always fine and the pool side restaurant for light dining was great. We hope to come again soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from canada

Nice Hotel near the beach

Posted Jul 25, 2014
Pros: location, 2 pools
Cons: more choice on menu for the pool
Location: walking distance to mission beach, marina, near bus stop can manage without a car, 10 minutes away from Sea World, nice little deli a 2 minutes walk
Very nice hotel walking distance to the beach, love that you are able to open window, not a fan of air conditioning
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Arizona

41 years later

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Pros: The staff!!!
Cons: Offer more fare in the restaurant for children and teens.
Location: Mission Bay in San Diego. Numerous activities and amusement parks very close by.
My husband stayed with his family at the Dana 41 years ago and when I told him about the hotels I was considering when planning our vacation, he said he remembered that this was where his family had stayed. When I asked his parents, they also remembered how central it was and how helpful all the staff was. It was indeed central to more things than we could even fit into our visit and the staff was above and beyond courteous, friendly and helpful. Started with the shuttle driver and continued all the way through the entire experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Covina, CA

First timer

Posted Jul 24, 2014
I would like to say that the staff was excellent. They checked us in early. The concierge was very helpful on booking our tour. I was not impressed with the facility. It did not look like the pictures.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from albuquerque, nm

Nicely advertised hotel

Posted Jul 24, 2014
If you book your stay here make sure you get a room with the bay view. Will be extra but it will be worth it! If not, stay somewhere else!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from menifee ca.

Very nice

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Only thing you should have coffee for guest coming and going @check in guest free no charge customer are tried when arriving and need coffee when leaving not charge a $1.00 your facility is way to nice for that type of pressure on guest please Dana mission bay take my advice guest will appreciated more than you think
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from DETROIT,MI.

Posted Jul 22, 2014
It was more like a motel of 15yrs ago. Air worked good. Just not what I expected. Too out dated for a top rated HOTEL. Dirty carpet with spots.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from M

Loved it

Posted Jul 22, 2014
Nice room on ground floor, had patio that opened up to tropical pool.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

OK, but expectations were higher.

Posted Jul 21, 2014
The room was fine, but nothing special. As parents, we appreciated the nightly movie for kids at the pool. However, neither restaurant (Firefly and The Blue Pearl) was particularly memorable, and the serving staff seemed overwhelmed each time we went. Overall, it was an OK place, but more akin to a regular hotel, rather than a destination resort where one would expect more for the money.