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

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
"The location was great and such a beautiful place."
Leeann R
12. Jun 2018
Lake Havasu Citylake havasu city, AZ, 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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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



  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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).


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.

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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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
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
Enjoyed Most
The location is unbeatable— with a shuttle to Sea World, everything was very easy to get to.
Other Comments
The $35 resort fee is a little high. The Data sits right next to a park where we spotted many homeless people.
Dawne 24. Mar 2018 Redlands, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything! Staff was amazing and location, views were perfect!
Kathleen 16. Mar 2018 Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to Sea World and Old Town. Shuttle service to Sea World. Fire Fly Restaurant for lunch and buffet at breakfast. Awesome!
Esther 29. Mar 2018 Westlake, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful resort & view
Other Comments
Bed was not comfortable. Room is a bit musty
Efti 28. Feb 2018 Beaverton, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Bartender and wait staff very friendly and efficient
Other Comments
Our romantic had broken air conditioning. Not only would they not move us with out a 40$ charge they sent maintenance at 10:30 at night on our anniversary. Sigh. For what you pay you should get a litte more.
tanya 16. Feb 2018 san diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I enjoyed the pool, especially the shady cabanas available for guests. The pool and grounds were clean and attractive. Our room was large, and I especially enjoyed the large balcony facing the bay.
Donna 30. Jun 2017 Albuquerque, NM, USA
Enjoyed Most
Upgraded room, pool
Sandy 18. Feb 2018 Sunriver, OR, USA

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