Mission Bay - SeaWorld

The Dana on Mission Bay

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • A complimentary daily shuttle to SeaWorld, Belmont Park or the Mission Bay Boardwalk
  • This waterfront hotel has infinity pools with spectacular views of the bay
  • Bicycles and water-sport vehicles for rent on site
  • Two on-site restaurants feature seasonal Southern California cuisine, plus a tropical pool bar

79%
Enjoyed This
(28 Member Ratings)
"Location on mission bay"
Leslie
14. Aug 2018
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Map & Directions

This hotel is 15 minutes from the San Diego airport. Cab fare will cost roughly $25 one-way.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

Two vast infinity pools provide stunning views of the bay, which guests can explore on foot, or from a rental bike, kayak, WaveRunner or paddleboat, 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.

A complimentary daily shuttle can take guests to SeaWorld, Belmont Park or the Mission Bay Boardwalk.

From the Press:
  • “This waterfront resort down the road from SeaWorld has an ideal location for active leisure travelers” -- Fodor’s
  • “The Dana’s private marina and location on Mission Bay makes it ideal for boating and water sport enthusiasts, as well as families who want to be as close to SeaWorld as possible” -- Oyster.com

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • 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
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15.00 and USD 30.00 for adults, USD 15.00 and USD 30.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 39 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00
  • Pet fee: USD 40 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 39.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach loungers
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The mandatory resort fee includes the following property amenities: 50% off Breakfast per Room, $15 Food & Beverage credit per room daily, shuttle service to SeaWorld, $5 drinks and half-off bottles of wine during Happy Hour, Drive-In movies on weekends, beach chair & umbrella rentals, and lawn games and board game rentals.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

79%
Enjoyed This
(28 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
3.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location on mission bay
Other Comments
Rooms are simple island elegance style, the onsite restaurant opens up to the harbor with outside patio seating, pools are lovely at night, one of which is heated with movie screen and refreshment cabana. Staff very helpful.
Leslie 14. Aug 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Other Comments
Room was very old and tired. Some amenities missing or not working. Staff unable to help with coffee maker. Very over priced for quality of rooms and service. Room blocked by cleaning cart on aisle the whole day.
Yolanda S. 27. Jul 2018 Santa Ana, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was great
Other Comments
Hotel needs to be improved for the value. Front desk staff needs to be nicer and realize customers come first before staff conversations. Currently working on being overcharged for resort fee. Not the same on the website, Travelzoo or what they are saying at the front desk.
Debora 26. Jul 2018 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great and such a beautiful place.
Other Comments
The staff was so polite and helpful.
Leeann R 12. Jun 2018 Lake Havasu Citylake havasu city, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful surroundings and rooms. It had the look and feel of a Hawaiian resort. The pool was nice and warm and had a view of the bay where you could rent watercraft for the day.
Other Comments
the front desk ladies were very accommodating when we had an issue with a barking dog in the room above us
Karen 07. Apr 2018 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to Sea World and Old Town. Shuttle service to Sea World. Fire Fly Restaurant for lunch and buffet at breakfast. Awesome!
Esther 29. Mar 2018 Westlake, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is unbeatable— with a shuttle to Sea World, everything was very easy to get to.
Other Comments
The $35 resort fee is a little high. The Data sits right next to a park where we spotted many homeless people.
Dawne 24. Mar 2018 Redlands, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything! Staff was amazing and location, views were perfect!
Kathleen 16. Mar 2018 Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grounds are lovely. It’s an older property but they have improved it immensely. The original rooms are upgraded and very nice.
Other Comments
I’d like to see better options for breakfast. They only have a $24 buffet. You can’t order ala cart. Room service menu has more breakfast options. The tropical pool grounds need to be routinely cleaned up. Cups, cans, towels etc. I found cups floating in the spa. We did enjoy our stay. Front desk was very helpful.
Diane 07. Mar 2018 Arroyo Grande, California, USA
Other Comments
Hidden fees and being lied to by staff about them. Being tricked into buying breakfast to increase those hidden fees even further. Being lied to at checkout in a failed attempt to increase those fees EVEN FURTHER.
Tracey 06. Mar 2018 Marblehead, MA, USA

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