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The Dana on Mission Bay

This is a 3 star hotel in San Diego
1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
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3-min. drive from SeaWorld, guests enjoyed the on-site restaurant and pool area
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing SeaWorld
  • Many guests enjoyed the on-site pool area
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several guests enjoyed the views of the water and the marina from their rooms
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests complained about the additional fees for parking ($20 per night) and the resort fee ($9 to $14 per room, per night)
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the rooms were small
  • A couple of guests said that their rooms were in need of updates
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Dec 18, 2013
This hotel is situated on South Cove and is within an 11-minute walk of the Marina Village Conference Centre. Well located for guests looking to access SeaWorld San Diego, the park is a 3-minute drive away and this hotel provides free shuttle service to the park.

All rooms include a flat screen TV, a wet bar, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a safe and shutter blinds. Select rooms also include views of the water, a separate living and dining room and/or a jetted tub. Some rooms and suites are also equipped with a sofabed. Accessible rooms are also available.

This property charges a resort fee of $9 USD per room, per night from September through April and a $14 USD fee per room, per night from May through August. The resort fee includes access to the SeaWorld shuttle service (schedule varies based upon park hours), Wi-Fi, boarding pass printing, local calls, use of the fitness centre and a coupon book for local restaurants, watersports equipment rentals and gift shop purchases.

Parking is available on site for $20 per night. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $100 per stay up to six nights (or $200 per stay for stays over six nights).

The on-site Firefly Restaurant and Bar serves lunch and dinner, while The Blue Pearl restaurant serves breakfast only. This hotel also offers poolside drink service and room service.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, watersports equipment rentals, bicycle rentals, a marina, a ping pong table, meeting and wedding space, guest laundry facilities and a gift shop.

Belmont Park is a 2-minute drive away, while Mission Bay Aquatic Park and Mission Beach are both 5 minutes away by car. The San Diego Zoo is about 12 minutes away by car, while the downtown area is about a 15-minute drive away and features the Children's Museum, the Maritime Museum of San Diego and PETCO Park baseball field. The Cabrillo National Monument is about 17 minutes away by car.

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is about 12 to 15 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described pleasant overall stays at this hotel. 

Many guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable, while some other reviewers added that they found the rooms quiet and the beds comfortable. Several reviewers praised the views of the water and marina from their rooms, while a couple of guests appreciated that the rooms were equipped with a coffeemaker. However, there were a couple of complaints about rooms (see below for more details). 

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing SeaWorld on foot, by car or via the hotel shuttle.

Many guests enjoyed the on-site pool and some reviewers mentioned that the pool area was clean and that the grounds were well landscaped.

Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly service, while several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value.

The Bad
There were several common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests complained about paying parking fees ($20 per night) and resort fees ($9 to $14 per night, per room).

A couple of reviewers thought that the rooms were small, while a couple of other guests said that the interiors appeared somewhat dated. gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 90% of 3,181 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #75 out of 271 hotels in San Diego, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 1,270 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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97.26 USD - 0.00 USD The Dana on Mission Bay
Out of 237 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.0 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 4
No. of guest comments: 4
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #25 out of 237 hotels in San Diego ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Verified Guest from Frederiksburg, DK rated The Dana on Mission Bay 10 out of 10 on July 01, 2010
"We stayed in the new "Bay View" section and it was excellent. The older section looked dated from the outside but we didn't really see the rooms."
Jerome from Palm Desert, CA US rated The Dana on Mission Bay 9 out of 10 on April 26, 2006
"Loved San Diego, & this hotel is in a prime location, with Seaworld on the doorstep and beautiful beaches.Has a new & impressive reception/foyer and the Blue pearl restaraunt is superb quality and value. The hotel has 2 sides, a brand new beautifully oppulant side with balconies overlooking the Marina(Expensive), and the older block style rooms. We stayed in older part, but still loved it. Try to get room away from pool though, as it can be a bit noisy."
Michael from Manchester, GB rated The Dana on Mission Bay 8 out of 10 on July 27, 2004
Deborah from Tujunga, CA US rated The Dana on Mission Bay 8 out of 10 on March 14, 2004


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The Dana on Mission Bay

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket Service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathrobes
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Poolside Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

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