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The Dana on Mission Bay

3 stars
View map of 1710 West Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
49 reviews
family getaway

We enjoyed our stay at the Dana. Its been 10 years since our last stay there. We enjoyed the new... See full review

  • Becky
  • Oct 30, 2015
A weekend at The Dana for PIFA

We stayed at The Dana to attend the Pacific Islanders Festival Association (PIFA) event. It wasn't... See full review

  • Michelle P.
  • Sep 29, 2015

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 and spas, fitness room, water sport rentals, bicycle rentals, and a Guest Services staff who arrange dinner reservations and tours on request. The hotel has a restaurant serving great food and a casual atmosphere.

Location

The property is conveniently set next door to SeaWorld, within walking distance to beaches and Belmont Park and only 10 minutes from Downtown San Diego, Zoo, Old Town & Balboa Park.  Complimentary transportation to SeaWorld is offered in the property. 

Dining

Guests relish innovative cuisines unique to the California region all day at in-house Firefly Restaurant & Bar. Unwind while sipping cocktails in the bar area at the end of the day. . The Firefly also provides poolside service at the Bay View pool.

Rooms

The 271 rooms occupy two different areas, Water's Edge or Marina Cove, and include 12 suites. The units in Water's Edge are set in two curvilinear three-story buildings overlooking Mission Bay while the Marina Cove units are centrally located in the property offering views of marina, pool or courtyard. 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 oven, coffeemaker, wet bar and refrigerator. Rooms also include free Wi-Fi and high speed Internet.

Highlights
  • Two spas and two swimming pools
  • Complimentary lawn games such as volleyball and ping pong
  • Shuttle to SeaWorld courtesy of the hotel
Nearby attractions
  • 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
  • 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 vehicle per night with in and out privileges.
  • Shuttle is on offer for $10.00 USD per person (one way).
  • Complimentary SeaWorld shuttle service is available. Schedule varies based on park hours. All shuttle service is limited, based upon availability and is subject to change.
  • Firefly restaurant is open daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Happy hour is served from 3 PM to 5 PM daily.

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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Hotel Map

32.766 -117.2364
Area served
California
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport, (SAN), 3.00, MI, N; John Wayne/Orange County Airport, (SNA), 90.00, MI, S; Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), 90.00, MI, S;
Area description
The Dana on Mission Bay by SeaWorld is nestled on 10 acres in Mission Bay Park. The hotel is less than a mile from the beach and Belmont Park. The Dana on Mission Bay is the closest hotel to SeaWorld and offers transportation to SeaWorld daily. It is just minutes from all of San Diegos major attractions including the San Diego Zoo- Balboa Park and Gaslamp Quarter.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Dana on Mission Bay

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
49 out of 49
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Becky
Family
N/A
Oct 30, 2015

family getaway

We enjoyed our stay at the Dana. Its been 10 years since our last stay there. We enjoyed the new renovations, especially the salt water pool. Its my favorite hotel in San Diego. I feel like im on a tropical Island. I will continue to stay at the Dana on Mission Bay for future vacations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DB
Family
N/A
Oct 15, 2015

Good service

Hotel has great staff. We had to wait a long time to check in but they gave us dining credit without even being asked. Bear in mind, though, the $20 parking fee!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Emmanuel A.
Couples
N/A
Oct 14, 2015

Good weekend getaway!

Nice room for a great price. Only problem was not being able to check in for 2 hours because the system was down, but we were compensated for the delay. We would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle P.
Family
N/A
Sep 29, 2015

A weekend at The Dana for PIFA

We stayed at The Dana to attend the Pacific Islanders Festival Association (PIFA) event. It wasn't too far from Ski beach & Mission Beach. We also went to Seaworld which was only 15 minutes away (walking distance) five minutes (driving). Our room was comfortable, the grounds were beautiful with two pools & the marina with tons of water activities. Breakfast buffet was awesome & staff were friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brina H.
Family
N/A
Aug 25, 2015

Wonderful spot w/Marina

Our trip to The Dana was everything we were looking for. A CLEAN, modern room, lovely grounds, easy location between 2 main thoroughfares and a nice Marina. The booking staff was very helpful and housekeeping was courteous (I'll brush-up on my Latin-American for next time). Overall--a lovely stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David H.
Family
N/A
Aug 4, 2015

Nice stay for family trip

Rooms seemed a little dated and tight for two adults and two children. Overall the resort was very clean and had everything within walking distance if it wasn't right on sight. Nice location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nels e.
Family
N/A
Jul 20, 2015

Great san diego getaway

Hotel staff was excellent! Food at the firefly was very good. Very clean rooms. Had a fantastic view of the bay from the 2000 building. Sea World across the street. Perfect for family's with small children. They provide a shuttle to and from sea world and one to old town. Pool was very nice. Only thing I could recommend is that our mattress need to be replaced.(a slump)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe D
Single
N/A
Jun 1, 2015

Nice hotel nothing exceptional

A couple of things to start with. The hotel advertises 2 onsite restaurants in the literature that they give you at the front desk, however one restaurant, The Blue Pearl has been closed. The other thing they tell you in the literature is that they have a free airport shuttle, but when I inquired about it, I was told it was discontinued in March. The hotel room was pretty basic, clean for the most part except for the carpet which was dirty and generally the room probably needs to be updated. Very good location, property is very scenic, close to the beach (about 1 mile) SeaWorld (probably less than a mile and offers a free shuttle). I know that many hotels now employ the resort fee money grab these days, but $14.00 a day for things like Wi-Fi, which I didn't use, since I don't own a smartphone, pool towels and a newspaper are certainly not worth $14.00 a day, especially at a 3 star hotel. Overall, I would say that its a nice hotel for what I paid, but if you would like something more luxurious, then look elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carrie R.
Couples
N/A
May 14, 2015

Great get-away place

The Dana at the Bay was a great hotel, comfortable, with pleasant staff. The room, pool and facilities were very nice. Though we were aware of the charges for parking, internet and breakfast, those fees added up making the stay a rather expensive one for us. Overall it was a very good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of The Dana on Mission Bay

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michael W.
Friends
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

getaway a few days

The beach is short drive away or within walking distance if you are used to walking a bit. There was not much running distance that I found enjoyable so I went to the beach instead. Not an issue there. The resort is in great location and easy to get in and out of. Pool areas are very nice and bartenders are friendly. Housekeeping could have been more attentive to ensure things like all towels were removed after use daily and to check toilet paper and the little things in the room. They did solid job at ensuring we had new towels and beds made. I'd still do that again tho.

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

Friends

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