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Mission Bay - SeaWorld

The Dana on Mission Bay

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This waterfront hotel has two pools (one is an infinity pool) with spectacular views of the bay
  • It's a five-minute drive to SeaWorld
  • Bicycles and water-sport vehicles for rent on site
  • Two on-site restaurants feature seasonal Southern California cuisine, plus a tropical pool bar

Enjoyed This
"It was great"
Jan 16, 2020 - Portland, OR, USA
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Nestled among 10 tropically landscaped acres of waterfront in San Diego’s Mission Bay Aquatic Park, the Dana on Mission Bay is the ideal spot for travelers and families to explore all of the activities, amusement parks and fresh seafood that San Diego has to offer. The hotel even offers shuttle service to SeaWorld and the dive-in movies. 

Two vast pools (including one infinity) provide stunning views of the bay, which guests can explore on foot, or from a rental bike, kayak, WaveRunner or paddle boat, all available for rent on site. The hotel’s two restaurants serve local Southern California fare, and the swim-up bar serves all warm-weather favorites.

Rooms are available with one king or two queen beds and are furnished in warm wood tones along with tropical accents. All rooms include amenities such as Wi-Fi, minifridges and coffee and tea makers. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services Theme Park Shuttle (fees may apply)
Cruise Terminal Shuttle (fees may apply)
Train Station Pickup (fees may apply)
Marina on-site

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Maximum weight of 80 pounds.

Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 40 USD plus tax per stay. 
The fee is subject to length of stay, maximum 2 pets only.

Fees: Car park fee: $25 per night.
A resort/facility fee of $32 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Resort Fee includes:

  • WIFI
  • 50% Off Breakfast per room
  • 2 bottles of water in room daily
  • Shuttle service to SeaWorld, Drive-in Movies
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Lawn Games & Board Game Rentals
  • Beach Chair & Umbrella Rentals
  • Free Local Phone Calls

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(38 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was great
Colleen Jan 16, 2020 Portland, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful resort, great decor, we felt like we were at an upscale /remote beach vacation. Variety of amenities. Friendly staff. Just FYI- check the invoice before you leave, make sure they give you the discount on the resort fee ($20 instead of $32 per day, travelzoo discount). My only criticism is that I had to remind them of this a couple times. Another FYI - the resort fee and $25 parking fee are Per Day. Resort fee covers 4 hour bike rental (1 time during your stay, they gave me a pass for me and for my partner), 2 bottles water each day, half off breakfast at the restaurant (we didn’t use this perk, but it looked nice), WiFi, and a couple other things. Very near Mission Beach - walkable or take the bikes (they give you a lock in case you want to also explore by foot). Water sports rentals are also an option. 2 pools, 2 hot tubs (outdoors). I got the king bed room, it was very spacious with a couch sitting area, balcony with table and chairs. Teak style furniture, bathroom on the top floor had a nice sky light. Overall, a tranquil place to come back to during my otherwise stressful trip.
Wyki Gina Jan 14, 2020 Summit, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast buffet was nice, happy hour at the firefly lounge was also good.
Other Comments
We were given a “complimentary upgrade” to a lanai room, which was right off the pool. It was extremely loud and not relaxing at all. I also requested a room on the upper level, but we were on the bottom floor. The people above us were so loud and rude all night long that we got no sleep.
gena Jan 13, 2020 Peoria, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Supervisor was understanding the next day. The restaurant’s food and location are good. We would go back to the restaurant, not the hotel.
Other Comments
Room: dark outdated, NOISY (very loud heater inside; loud people in room next door; drunk people fighting outside our door at 3am). It felt like being in a motel.
Elisabetta Jan 12, 2020 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location and views to the bay. Good food at the restaurant. Staff was pleasant and helpful.
Gregory Jan 09, 2020 Manitou Springs, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was beautiful. TravelZoo recommended us a great hotel in a prime location at a discounted price. Overall, we were more than satisfied with our stay and even more so with TravelZoo.
Rebecca Jan 06, 2020 Van nuys, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms are fine but bathroom is small. All well planned and all very close to the water. Beds are high and that was a bit difficult for us and fairly firm so took some adjusting to. Very clean & well arranged . The surprise was the restaurant Firefly. The food was amazing and the staff very friendly. We ate dinner there two nights and breakfast too. Unfortunately, my husband was not feeling well and we had to leave after two nights, which was a shame as it was New Year’s Eve and the weather was beautiful. Only thing I did not like was aIr/heater as it was noisy and blew directly in the bed. Otherwise a delightful place to stay.
Patricia Jan 03, 2020 Playa del Rey, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Shuttle to SeaWorld was convenient and driver was friendly.
Other Comments
Felt more like a run-down motel than a resort. Spent $40 to upgrade to a room with a patio, which turned out to be 2 plastic lawn chairs in front of a sliding glass door facing the public walking path to the pool. Room was old and musty, paper thin walls so you can hear your neighbors at all hours, pillows were lumpy, and the jacuzzi was lukewarm. Firefly dinner was also disappointing - poor service (messed up order, meals came out at different times, waitress seemed checked out) and food quality was on par with frozen meals heated up in the microwave. Parking should be part of resort fee. The only reason we didn't complain was because it was a decent deal through Travelzoo.
Tiffany Jan 02, 2020 Culver City, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Love the bike vouchers the best!
Other Comments
very clean very nice staff
Ruth Dec 16, 2019 Yorba Linda, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was decently nice, but the door to the outside did not insulate from outside sound at all. That’s my only complaint.
Bob Dec 10, 2019 Murrieta, CA, USA

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