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The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection
Ranked #48 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Chandler, Arizona
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55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We've stayed at this hotel several times and normally have a good time. Few things to know. Part of this hotel has been remodeled and part has not. We've only stayed in the newer area of the hotel. The rooms are nice and big. I love the shutters and the patios especially if you stay on the ground floor. It's next to sea world which is convenient and you can see their fireworks every night from your room .there is a marina where you can rent some items like paddle boats etc. the hotel has a great pool. I enjoy the rooms near the bay. There is a public park in view of some of the rooms which I didn't like so much. It's a short distance to the beach. Easy to get to restaurants and even a couple of grocery stores. Belmont park is nearby. The rooms are clean. Parking can be a challenge but there is parking on site. Overall great place and we will come back.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

First off, the staff at this hotel is unbelievable! Our family (5) stayed for 3 nights in May and ended up having several quirky requests/situations. From very late night laundry needs, to the mailing of our son's accidentally left behind Disney hat, the customer service is immediate and hassle-free. At the front desk, Marcus took care of every single challenge I gave him (i.e. best pizza delivery, airport shuttle, printing of boarding passes, sea world shuttle, etc.) His co-workers are also quite professionally and I'd be proud to have any one of them work for my business. Lisa - at the on-site restaurant 'Firefly' - was wonderful through split kids' meals, spilt slushies, tired tourists, etc. and really made us feel comfortable.

Honestly, the food was overpriced and good, but not great.
The room was also overpriced and fine, nothing to brag about.
The pool areas, common areas, and landscaping were all very clean and well cared for.
The late night planes/jets overhead were tolerable.

BUT the staff - from the lady in the gift shop to the shuttle drivers, to Mike (super service!) at the poolside bar, to those mentioned above - were out of this world, well trained, hospitable, ultra-professional and willing to do anything for us! Where else have we gotten such consistent service... Only at the Dana !!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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108 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

No rooms available even after 2:30. We're told check-in would not occur until 4 pm. Requested a king room, were given one with twin beds. Had to return to lobby to get another room. Room was adequate--coffee maker, small fridge, safe, and microwave, along with tiny corner closet. Carpet is a bit dirty / shabby. This spot seems to cater to families who want to be close to Seaworld, so it was a bit more noisy than some hotels. Check-in staff was pleasant, but a bit amateurish. Additional charges--parking fee of $10 a day and resort fee of $14 a day for us. This is rated as a 3 star, but it seems miles away from being a resort. A bit expensive for what you get.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Across the road from Sea World, close to everything, if you have a car. My best ie and I have been twice. Clean. Pool. Arena for walking as the sun rises. Ten min from Pacific Beach, 15 from last
La Jolla... 12 min from Mary's. Looooved this Place! Firefly has a diverse menu and delight drinks!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, NV
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is my second time staying at The Dana on MB. The Reservation Team Member suggested the Lanai room since I have two children which had patio access to the pool. My kids enjoyed use of the Sand Box, Pool, Movie Night at the Pool and other various amenities. Our first stay was at the Bayside Suites which also was pleasant. We will definitely return for another visit.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The style of the hotel was like a motel with entrances from the street to the room. Their waterview was only from the second floor with no elevator. However, the managment were wonderful, they upgraded my room and accomidated my need for no stairs, the room was clean with a terrace where we enjoyed our breakfast on the pool. The landscaping of the hotel was gorgeous overlooking the ocean with boats, palm trees and flowers. They had two restaurants. We had breakfast outdoor at the Blue Pearl restaurant and the service was excellent.
There is a shuttle to the airport with $10 fee, it is about ten minute drive. I enjoyed my stay. The waterview rooms are double the advertised price.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Luckily we got this through Hotwire.com so we got a great deal. When we arrived I heard where our room was and upgraded to what they said was a larger room with a patio to the garden area and real close to the pool. I really wonder what the original room size would have been because the room was crowded. I admit there were 4 of us, 2 adult, and 2 three year old twins. But still, it was compact. The upgrade cost a little but I was able to bargain a bit so again, for the price we paid this was ok, but had we paid the prices they ask on their webpages I'd have been furious.
The carpets were filthy in our room, the a/c was really loud, it only had 2 fan settings, hurricane and tornado. Luckily it was pretty cool the days we were staying there so didn't have it on at night. The walls are pretty thin so if you stay there you better hope you don't have any partying neighbors. There was a group a few rooms down from us out on their patio pretty late making a bunch of noise and we could hear like they were right next to us. We called the frond desk about that though and they took care of that quickly so that's one plus point for them. The buildings seemed a bit aged and could use some better upkeep. The bathroom had some bugs in it and the shower head was broke causing water to spray all over the ceiling as well.
Paying all the extras for parking, daily charges etc was kind of annoying but at least we knew beforehand that we'd have those charges so they didn't come as a surprise and cannot really complain about that.
They have a shuttle to Sea World but the times they go and pick you up weren't that great. We ended up taking the shuttle there and a taxi back. But you can walk, we just had two young kids with us who'd walked all over sea world so didn't feel like making them walk back to the hotel either.
We had drinks at the FireFly but almost had to leave since no one would come take our order. Someone showed us to our seats and said they'd be right with us and even came back 5 min later to say someone is coming right away but we still waited way too long. Right when we were about to leave someone finally came to take our order.
They have weekend movie nights and they told us they'd end at 9pm but it was actually 10pm. That's not a big deal for us since we were still awake and it didn't seem to bother our sleeping kids, but if you are someone that likes to go to bed early, don't stay anywhere near the pool.
The pools are nice and it was cool that there are 2 nice pools to choose from. One of them even has a big sand box next to it with all kinds of sand toys available for the kids to play with. There was even a water faucet built in for them to get water to help wet the sand for building castles etc. That was a huge hit with our kids.
Overall I'm ok that we stayed for the price we got through hotwire but I wouldn't go there again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. Try someplace else :)

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection
Address: 1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109-7810 (Formerly The Dana On Mission Bay, BEST WESTERN PREMIER Collection)
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Bay Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
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