$124 Avg/night
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The Dana On Mission Bay

3 stars
1710 W. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
453 reviews
Excellent Sea World vacation

Hotel is right on the bay, with beautiful views. There are paddle board rentals a short walk away.... See full review

  • Andrew and kids from WA
  • Nov 18, 2014
perfect

it was beautiful bay view .. a home away from home ... it was wonderful..... See full review

  • jj.one
  • Oct 12, 2014
Ten acres of tropical parkland plus two pools on San Diego waterfront

The Dana on Mission Bay is located on 10 acres of landscaped tropical gardens in the center of Mission Bay Aquatic Park. Water views are available from many of the rooms as the hotel is a short stroll from the beach and adjacent to Sunset Park. The Dana on Mission Bay has two pools, kayaks and pedal boats for hire, and a Guest Services staff who arrange dinner reservations and tours on request. The hotel has two restaurants serving great food and a casual atmosphere.

Reasons to stay
  • Two spas and two swimming pools
  • Complimentary lawn games such as volleyball and ping pong
  • Shuttle to SeaWorld courtesy of the hotel
The Dana on Mission Bay rooms

The 271 rooms occupy two different areas of The Dana on Mission Bay, and include 12 suites. Many rooms have balconies or patios that take advantage of the hotel's waterfront location. Most rooms have standard amenities such as safe, flat-screen TV, microwave and mini refrigerator. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi and high speed Internet.

Things to do nearby
  • SeaWorld (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Mission Beach  (1.0 mi/1.6 km)
  • Belmont Park  (1.0 mi/1.6 km)
  • Children's Museum (5.9 mi/9.0 km)
  • La Jolla (7.5 mi/10.0 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (7.5 mi/10.0 km)
  • Del Mar Racetrack/Fairgrounds (15.0 mi/20.0 km)
Policies and fees
  • For a non-refundable pet cleaning deposit of $100 (for up to 6 nights), small dogs are allowed to stay in guest rooms overnight. There will be an additional $100 fee for stays exceeding 6 nights.
  • The resort fee of $9.00 USD includes SeaWorld shuttle, broadband high-speed Wi-Fi, use of hotel fitness center, $150 value food & beverage coupon book, unlimited free local phone calls.
  • Parking is available for $20.00 USD per day.
  • Shuttle is on offer for $10.00 USD per person (one way).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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The Dana On Mission Bay Rooms

Deluxe Bay View Room
These extra large guest rooms are located in the Water's Edge area and offer upgraded amenities including private patios or balconies with sweeping bay views and wet-bars with refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers. Rooms also feature flat screen TVs, custom, hand-crafted and imported furniture and louvered shutters. These bay view rooms are "the place" to watch for fabulous sunset views over the water! Bay View rooms have 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa however, rooms with 1 king bed may also be requested. The Dana On Mission Bay is 100% Non-Smoking property.
Standard Non View Room
Standard Non view Guestrooms are located in the original Marina Cove area. These rooms offer two queen or one king bed, plantation shutters, imported furniture & artwork, and newly remodeled bathrooms. Guestrooms feature: Wireless Internet, flat screen TVs, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Hair dryer, Iron and full-size ironing board. The Dana On Mission Bay is 100% Non-Smoking property.
View Room
View Guestrooms are located in the original Marina Cove area and feature a large picture window overlooking the lush courtyard, Tropical Pool, or private Marina on the bay. These rooms offer two queen or one king bed, plantation shutters, imported furniture & artwork, and newly remodeled bathrooms. Guestrooms feature: Wireless Internet, flat screen TVs, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Hair dryer, Iron and full-size ironing board. The Dana On Mission Bay is 100% Non-Smoking property.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Belmont Park: 0.9 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 2.2 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 2.5 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 2.5 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 2.7 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.8 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 3.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 5.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 5.1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 5.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 5.5 mi
  • Belmont Park: 0.9 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 1 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 2.2 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 2.5 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 2.5 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 2.7 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.8 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 3.5 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 5.1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 5.1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 5.4 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 5.5 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 5.5 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 5.5 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 5.6 mi
  • Botanical Building: 5.6 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 5.6 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 5.6 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 5.7 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 5.7 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 5.7 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 5.8 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 5.9 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 6.1 mi
  • PETCO Park: 6.2 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 9 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 11.8 mi
  • Legoland: 25.5 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 25.8 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,120.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Dana is proud to feature a Conference Center which opened in July 2004! Offers over 3500 sq. feet of indoor meeting and banquet space and up to 7,000 sq. feet of space for weddings & outdoor functions.

Dining

Firefly Restaurant & Bar
With a contemporary atmosphere and innovative cuisine unique to the California region, the Firefly is the perfect stop for a relaxing dinner or simply a cocktail to unwind at the end of the day. The Firefly also provides poolside service at the Bay View pool. Open for Brunch & Dinner daily from 10am to 9pm. Happy Hour is served from 3:30 to 5:30pm daily.
The Blue Pearl
The Blue Pearl casual eatery offers fresh, California cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant is known throughout the San Diego area for its incredible breakfast menu. The Blue Pearl also offers children's menus. Picnic lunches can be prepared by the restaurant for families to take along on their day at SeaWorld. Open daily for breakfast from 6:30am to 11:30am and dinner from 5pm to 10pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (453)

Ratings and reviews for The Dana On Mission Bay

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
453 out of 453
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
NY FRENCHY
Business
USA
Jan 10, 2013

GREAT LOCATION FOR SEA WORLD AND EASY ACCESS TO OTHER PARTS OF SD

THIS IS A LOVELY HOTEL-MOTEL, RIGHT ON THE WATER WITH YACHTS AND JETSKIS AT YOUR DOORSTEP AVAILABLE FOR RENT..THE STAF IS BRIGHT, PRETTY AND HELPFUL.RESTAURANT IS ON THE PREMISES AND MAKES IT EASY TO HAVE BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER /OR ROOM SERVICE.. AND I WOULD DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Patty and Doug
Business
Maryland, USA
Jan 6, 2013

Dana Hotel Jan 1 thru 5 2013

We are very pleased to have found The Dana. Location, quality and cost exceeded any expectations. We cannot imagine a better choice when visiting San Diego.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Mission Beach

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gramoo and Nana
Business
Charleston, SC
Jan 5, 2013

Comfy family friendly and perfect running venue

We were out visiting our grandkids and needed a home away from home experience, but also a fun place for them to come play with us. It was perfect and we could not have been more happy with the location. It is also a wonderful place to go for a run!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very friendly marina store nearby that offers a little bit of everything. You can stock your fridge, get lunch, get bait to fish with or pool toys etc...

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
donham
Business
bonita CA.
Dec 29, 2012

ok

The hotel charged $20 per car, per day. I wanted to bring my truck so I could have the kids and mine bikes there to ride, but that would have cost another $40.00. My daughter came and that was another $40.00. I questioned at the desk and over the phone before we came and their answer was take it or leave. The parking lot was one third full and our bikes stayed home. The rooms are Motel 8 size and no place to play games with the kids. The pool was warm and clean even on a cool day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zeni
Business
San Francisco, CA
Dec 27, 2012

Restful atmosphere.

We had 3 comfortable nights at the hotel. The common areas and gardens were calming and the quiet ambience is surprising considering that there were qiute a number of families with young children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JoeCW
Business
NJ
Dec 18, 2012

great sea world location

great stay with shuttle to Sea World. Food at Blue Pearl good and convenient

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

shuttle to Sea World

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa and Grandma
Business
Seattle WA
Dec 5, 2012

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!

It is centrally located for access to many things to see and do whole in San diego. It is also near the water which is also nice. I am happy I picked this hotel and would like to return to that hotel when in San Diego. The only issue I had was the fact they charge 20.00 a night for parking when that should be included in the stay as they have ample parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to airport, the stadium and Sea world and other attractions.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marvelous Marilyn
Business
New Jersey
Nov 30, 2012

Relaxing Great Location

This is my 3rd or 4th stay at The Dana and it is always a positive experience. The 2 restaurants have delicious food reasonably priced. The staff couldn't be nicer and the room spotless. I often recommend this establishment to friends and family. Can't wait to go back. Hopefully within the next 6 months.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Love to walk along the bay and marina especially before breakfast.

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nomads2012
Business
pasadena, california
Nov 26, 2012

Soccer tournament

The room was very comfortable, cozy, we had a standard room with no view or garden. But, it was acceptable for our purpose. The jacuzzi nearby was piping hot, so dont forget your swimsuit! It was very secluded, and when we arrived firstly the bar was open. The bartender kindly offered us a cocktail, but we were not prepared to get in the jacuzzi.We did and ran to target to buy some. Whe we got back the bar had closed even though she said it would be open until 830pm. One down side with no staff person at the jacuzzi, is that on our second dip that night after a walk to check out the other pool and jacuzzi on the premises; we returned to the jacuzzi and a guest in the jacuzzi was actually smoking!! After other people arrived she put it out! But, really people she should have known better and the hotel should have a staff member supervising that area. There were children there in the jacuzzi with parents. Also, a firepit close to the second pool was very romantic. Except it would have been nice if the waitress or waiter would have offered us to order a cocktail. We have stayed at Paradise point, and it was very comparable to that stay, except the bathroom was a little more private than the Dana. But, the Dana bathroom is handicapped accessible to the TEE, with a raised toilet seat and bath chair available and plenty of room for a wheelchair, and extra rails around the toilet and tub. Very impressed with the Keurig coffeemaker and flat screen TV! The linen was extra nice as well. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

most of the restaurants are on sports arena blvd.

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ventura ca
Nov 24, 2012

beautiful

awesome place i want to live there ,the view ,great rooms and all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

sports arena blvd has everything you need

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