by Whitney Rife
The Dana is perfect for families who want to be as close as possible to SeaWorld. Though guests can easily walk to it, shuttle service is available to the park. Shuttles also go to the airport and the cruise ship terminal. Sometimes, the hotel offers discount tickets to nearby attractions, like the San Diego Zoo. At Dana, guests enjoy a waterfront location on Mission Bay that is within walking distance to the beach. The hotel has two pools and a private marina. Families can watch a “Dive-In Movie” at the Tropical Pool. A kids’ water sports camp is available during the summers and bicycle rentals can be arranged at the front desk. The Dana provides dining options in its fine dining Firefly Restaurant and its casual Blue Pearl. Rooms and suites at the hotel are built in three-story buildings, and present views of the bay. Units feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves.
Our Editor Loves
- Kitchenettes in units
- Walk to SeaWorld
The Dana is a beautiful resort. Rooms and grounds are very clean. All staff were helpful and friendly. Beds and linens are super comfortable. It was great to have a fridge and microwave in the room. The rooms do feel a bit worn - the carpet could use replacing, paint touched up, etc. but overall a very pleasant stay and I’d definitely return.
by Lynn F
Enjoyed out time at Dana on Mission Bay. It was a great location as it provided easy access to Old Town, Sea World, the zoo and the beaches. Nothing was hard to get to or too far a drive. We saved on parking as Sea World is an easy walk from the hotel. We stayed in the older part of the resort. Rooms were clean, parking was close and grounds were well maintained. My only complaint is San Diego hotel rates are high. The rooms and resort were a bit older, so pricey for an older hotel, but once you look at area hotel rates, you will see this was actually a bargain. I would 100% stay again and recommend this resort.