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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
454 reviews
Very nice place

Great service, comfortable and clean rooms on the beach. Highly recommended. See full review

  • Grunny13
  • Dec 19, 2014
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
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 (454)

Ratings and reviews for The Dana On Mission Bay

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
454 out of 454
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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Feb 17, 2008

Beautiful scenery

The Dana in San Diego was easy to get to and the check in was fast. Most of the rooms have beautiful views of the marina or the bay. They had activities at the family pool such as movies every Friday night. And the pools are heated! Walking around the area was very enjoyable and the sunset was spectacular. The Blue Pearl Restaurant is onsite, serves all day, and the food is delicious, especially the white chocolate cheesecake. The Firefly Restaurant serves appetizers from 4-5 and dinner begins at six. It is very close to Sea World and two marinas. Shuttle to the airport was free.

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: Short drive from hotel

Fiesta Island is a short drive. Walking, biking, water sports, playground.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
May 13, 2007

Great Mothers Day

My son and I just purchased a new boat and the Dana was the perfect place to take it on its maiden voyage. The hotel was on the bay and the boat slip that we rented was in sight of our room. Everythings turned out very nice.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Mission Bay was a short walk away.

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Orleans
Aug 24, 2008

fine

No major complaints, a little slow getting the room I wanted, but other than that every thing was satisfactory

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

Business

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Baton Rouge
Oct 6, 2008

Very upscale destination hotel

We were very well pleased iwth The Dana on Mission Bay. Surrounded by water, poolside dinning and a friendly staff.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

a moderate walk to the beach which inludes nighlife as well.

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 22, 2008

Great Relaxing Vacation Hotel

The Dana on Mission Bay is a great place to come and just relax. The hotel rooms were very comfy and nicely arranged. The two pools and spas were nice to relax in after a long day at nearby Sea World. It was nice to have 2 sinks in the room so that 2 people could get ready at the same time. The check-in was quick and easy. Plus the hotel staff was very welcoming and nice. The only unsatisfactory part of the hotel was a couple of the restaurant staff were a little slow. Other than that it was a great hotel. The location was also very great. It's right down the street from Sea World or a 10 minute walk from the rooms. It is also about a 15 minute drive to Old Town. All and all great place to stay.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Old Town San Diego short drive away

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Nov 24, 2008

Great Location

Very easy check-in. Room was ready and clean - gave us a nice location and accomodated my request for ground level floor. (There are no elevators) Staff very friendly and helpful. Loved everything about the location. The hotel itself is right on the bay and it also has a heated pool/spa. Overall this was a terrific place to spend a few days to unwind - could have been any resort in Hawaii. Great place.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dayton, OH
Aug 21, 2007

paradise

The Dana exceeded our expectations.We stayed in a bay view room.Plenty big with all amenities,even our own semi private patio.The pools were spectacular with towels provided.The 2 restaurants with quick service,clean,great food and fairly priced.A park like area;huge palms with vast amounts of native foliage.Within walking distance to the marina were they had a small shop consisting of sundries and a delicious deli.Easy access to San Diego attractions.The trolley that picks up at the hotel entrance was ideal for touring sites-hop on & off & brings you back that evening.Free fireworks every night complimentary of Sea World.A wonderful vacation.

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: Short drive from hotel

The hotel staff and in particular, the concierge were very helpful in providing directions and assisting in making reservations when requested. The hotel has a sheet giving directions to many places of interest and the location of the hotel made it simple to get almost anywhere within 10-20 minutes.

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
carlsbsd calif.
May 3, 2010

beautiful wedding location

great location

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chico, CA
Nov 29, 2009

3-Day Walkers Paradise

Wonderfully relaxing setting with great restaurant with well-priced menu options that fit our entire group (including vegetarians). We were supporting the 3-Day Susan Koman 3-day breast cancer 60 mile walk, and will use this hotel in the future.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Not exactly in the hotel, but adjacent. Well priced attractively presented, impeccable service, varied menu.

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Review of The Dana On Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver CO
Apr 22, 2009

AMZING!

We went everywhere and did everything. Visted sea world, west hollywood. the beach. Did tons of activities. This hotel was perfect wasent right down town but was on the beautiful bay and had a breath taking and romantic view. Close to everything we wanted to see in san diego without putting us in tourist zone with tons of kids

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

Business

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