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Get an overview of this hotelHalf a mile from SeaWorld on San Diego's Mission Bay

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Near SeaWorld

Adjacent to San Diego's Mission Bay, this 13-acre hotel is within 2 miles of SeaWorld and Mission Beach, and 6 miles of the San Diego Zoo.

Recreation options

Guests at The Dana enjoy 2 outdoor pools and spa tubs with views of the marina and Mission Bay, an adjacent 27-mile jogging/biking path, and on-site bicycle rentals.

Rooms with views

The Dana on Mission Bay guestrooms include wireless Internet access, compact refrigerators, and high-definition televisions with HBO. Most offer garden, marina, or bay views.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Set on 13 landscaped acres, The Dana on Mission Bay is a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from SeaWorld and 7 miles (11 kilometers) from downtown San Diego.

In addition to a private marina, this smoke-free hotel features a seasonal, tropical-style pool with game area and a bayside infinity-edge pool. Both pools have spa tubs and bar service. A fitness facility is also available. Outdoor parking is also available for a fee.

Dining options includes a casual restaurant and lounge with warm wood walls and pool views.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel (included in the resort fee). Small dogs are welcome for a surcharge.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Marina on site 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 271 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 14 USD per night )


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Microwave 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Firefly Restaurant and Bar - Contemporary atmosphere and innovative cuisine unique to the California region. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and poolside service next to the year-round bayside pool. Happy hours. Casual dining. Children's menu available.

Pool bar - Located near the tropical pool. Seasonal hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The Dana on Mission Bay - Sea World features two landscaped, heated outdoor pools; both have spa tubs. A seasonal pool bar offers beverages for the Tropical Pool, while the Firefly Restaurant provides seasonal beverage service to the Bayside Pool. Ping-Pong is available on site for guests, as well as bicycle rentals, pedal boats, personal watercrafts, and other water-sports rentals.

A 140-slip marina and a 27-mile jogging/biking path are adjacent to the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed, Pet maximum weight in lb is 30

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 27.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • 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.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14 per night (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 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.

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We should mention

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).

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