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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Bathroom fixtures are really old and worn and look disgusting. (See pictures) The walls are thin to the point of easily hearing conversations next door, bath fans are noisy and so is the refrigerator. They don't have any door closers so people can slam the door to the room next to you and keep waking you up. They have a...

2Thank HaroldonVacation
tony92629, Manager at Dana Point Marina Inn, responded to this review

This an odd review. First and the most concerning are the pictures of the bathroom. They are absolutely NOT of our hotel. Secondly, we do have a Manager on Duty at all times. In fact, there is a resident manager on site, a upper level sales manager 7 days a week and the General Manager works six days a week....

Woodbridge, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Just spent 9 nights here, visiting from the East coast. I was quite pleased with this establishment. First, its not the Hilton its a Marina motel so these are motel accommodations so I judge/review on this basis. Very nice, clean and comfortable. Really LOVE the location as well. At night from the balcony I could hear the sea lions barking...

Thank Hawiian2
Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This place is such a gem in the middle of Dana Point. MY fiance and I celebrated our anniversary here over the weekend of Nov 19th and it was simply beautiful. Here's a quick run through of the hotel. LOCATION: This spot sits on the Dana Point Harbor which means you have a full dock full of boats nearby giving...

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My wife and I stayed here last week while looking for homes in the area. With all of the traveling we do, it was nice to be greeted by the friendly desk clerk who was very helpful with suggestions on the local fare. Our room, overlooking the marina on the second floor was a basic but clean room with a...

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Woodland Hills, CA
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This hotel is a great value for being situated right of the Harbor and next to Baby Beach. The hotel is now owned by the county and managed privately and always being maintained and upgraded. It's general atmosphere is nothing grand or luxurious but really perfect if your main objective is to enjoy the water sports nearby. The renowed surfer...

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Hull, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 October 2016

WOW the location could not be more beautiful! Also easy walking to lots of dining options, convenient to Pacific Coast Highway, the beach and the freeway. The staff are super friendly - totally making up for the fact that the rooms are little tired. The bathrooms especially are really in need of an upgrade. Honestly, the price with location and...

Thank dalcy3
Wimberley, Texas
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Have stayed here several times. The hotel is a great location for the whale watching near by. The staff is more than helpful. The breakfast is ok, could be a lot better. Within walking distance to many fine shops.

1Thank annacV5721VY
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very modest hotel in a fantastic location, right in the middle of Dana Point harbor area. Walking distance to restaurants, paddle boarding, marina, water excursions. Short drive to Hwy 5. Some rooms are updated and some are not. Not a luxury hotel, but perfect for couples and families on a budget. My family has stayed here for close to 30...

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Pinedale, Wyoming
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This the 2nd time I've stayed at the Dana point marina inn. My husband's marine battalion has its reunion here every other year. Beds are super comfy. Pillows so nice you sink in. Everything is pretty great.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Customer Service is not good, especially with manager Tony Kasper. I left the hotel and didn't know I left my USB hub with phone cords in the wall until later. I called the main number and was connected to Lost and Found. Nicholas took down my information and said he would call me back. After a couple of hours, I...

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tony92629, General Manager at Dana Point Marina Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting the Dana Point Marina Inn. I was simply implying that I was on my way to a meeting and would not be able to immediately help you in your search for your lost item. Before I could ask for anymore information about your lost item, it was clear you were upset and interpreted my complete response....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Dana Point Marina Inn

Address: 24800 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629-2919
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Dana Point
Price Range: $179 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dana Point Marina Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 136
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“Ask for a room overlooking the marina.”
 of 5 bubbles hairydiver, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The mid grade rooms are larger and a better value.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelinslo, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a marina view!”
 of 5 bubbles dalcy3, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floors and ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles annacV5721VY, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“views to the harbor are on the boats only, not the water.”
 of 5 bubbles lisajmccleney, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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