The Dana on Mission Bay is a ten-acre, tropical-themed waterfront resort next to Mission Bay Aquatic Park. The modern resort features stylish rooms and suites in a variety of options, and high quality amenities like two outdoor heated pools, a fitness center, and a private marina. The Dana is simultaneously well-appointed and casual, a perfect fit for the relaxed neighborhoods of Mission Bay and Mission Beach. At a mere half-mile from SeaWorld, it is the closest hotel to the famous Mission Bay theme park. Its central location and extended stay options make this a perfect choice for vacationing families, business travelers who work by day and play by night, couples planning destination weddings, and watersports enthusiasts looking for active summer fun.
The Dana on Mission Bay Rooms/Suites
Contemporary Marina Cove rooms offer guests three stylish options: Standard Room, View Room, and Lanai Room. All selections have a neutral décor with one king or two queen beds, oak furnishings, and a beige and gray color palette. Room amenities include flat screen HDTVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, single-brew tea and coffee makers, and Wi-Fi.
Standard rooms have the same design layout, décor, and room amenities as all Marina Cove rooms, sans a view. View rooms have large windows overlooking the lush garden courtyard, tropical resort-style pool, or private sailboat marina on the bay. Lanai rooms, the resort’s most popular selection, have sliding doors that open onto private patios facing either the courtyard, or the pool.
Water’s Edge accommodations are in two, three-story buildings that overlook Mission Bay. They come in six styles, not all of which are waterfront. Water’s Edge choices are Deluxe Park View, Deluxe Bay View, Park View Suite, Bay View Suite, Spa King Suite, and Deck Queen Suite. These oversized suites and rooms are a great choice for families, groups, and extended stays.
The Water’s Edge rooms and suites feature the same stylish décor as Marina Cove rooms. They also offer the same room amenities with the addition of wet bars, in-room safes, and hand-crafted imported furniture. Every room and suite has either a balcony or patio with fabulous views of either Mission Bay, or Mission Bay Park and Sunset Point. Double queen rooms and suites are on the first and second floors, and king rooms are on the third floor. All rooms and suites have sofa sleepers.
Deluxe Park View Rooms and Park View Suites offer views of Mission Bay Park and Sunset Point. Suites have separate sleeping and living areas, dining room table and chairs, and an additional HDTV in the bedroom. Deluxe Bay View Rooms and Bay View Suites are closest to the water providing spectacular panoramic views of Mission Bay. Third floor king Deluxe Spa Suites also feature oversize Jacuzzi tubs. Deck Queen Suites feature two extra-large decks with private marina and Mission Bay views.
The Dana on Mission Bay Hotel Amenities
The Dana on Mission Bay is flush with hotel amenities. Guests can enjoy contemporary American fare at Firefly Eatery & Bar featuring seasonal local ingredients, including herbs and vegetables from their on-site garden. They offer local microbrews, a curated list of wines, and signature cocktails. Guests can take their meals in the trendy restaurant, or dine al fresco on their terrace overlooking the pool and Mission Bay. They serve a tasty breakfast buffet, plus lunch and dinner daily. The bar hosts a daily happy hour with a small bites menu, wine and microbrew tasting flights, and 40 wines by the glass.
Dogs are welcome on the Firefly Terrace and are served water bowls and filet mignon dog biscuits.
Other hotel amenities include a bay view infinity pool and spa, kidney-shaped tropical pool and spa, seasonal pool bar, massage services, pet-friendly rooms, ATM, dry cleaning services and laundry facilities, on-site gift shop, concierge services, Wi-Fi in public spaces, express checkout, paid guest parking, and conference, meeting, and event spaces. Banquet facilities and waterfront wedding venues are also available. Saturday morning yoga sessions are available with complementary use of mats and blocks.
Guests wanting to indulge in the hotel’s resort amenities pay a daily resort fee that includes use of the business center and complementary printing, daily in-room bottled water, in-room high speed Wi-Fi, complementary parking, dive-in movie weekends, use of the fitness center, shuttle service to SeaWorld, lawn and board game rentals, beach chair and umbrella rentals, happy hour discounts, daily food and beverage credits, and half-off breakfasts.
Adventure Water Sports is located on-site where guests can rent beach cruisers (singles and tandems) to explore the Mission Bay/Mission Beach neighborhoods, and powerboats, jet skis, paddleboats, water skis, wakeboards, wave runners, aqua cycles, SUP boards, and kayaks for experiencing sparkling Mission Bay.
The Dana on Mission Bay offers ADA accessible rooms and suites with many amenities, pool lifts, accessible entrances/ramps throughout the property, ADA parking, and complementary wheel chairs, TTY kits, and shower chairs upon request.
Tip: Check the hotel’s pet policy, which details perks for pets, nightly fees, pet restrictions, and damage/cleaning responsibilities.
The Dana on Mission Bay Neighborhood
The Mission Bay neighborhood is one of San Diego’s favorite tourist destinations. It is dominated by Mission Bay Park, a 4,500-acre man-made aquatic park with 19 beaches, 14 miles of walking/biking paths, 25 miles of shoreline, and a watersports haven in the protected bay. It draws about 15 million visitors each year.
Other Mission Bay neighborhood highlights include the nine-hole Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center on the opposite side of the bay from the resort hotel, nearby Mission Bay SeaWorld, and Mission Bay Aquatic Center where visitors can take lessons in a myriad of watersports.
Located a mere mile from the oceanfront neighborhood of Mission Beach, guests can take advantage of historic, waterfront Belmont Park and the adjacent Wave House, a 30,000-square-foot beachfront entertainment complex. Guests with resort bike rentals can cruise the three-mile-long Mission Beach/Pacific Beach boardwalk that fronts both beaches.
Note: Mission Beach and Pacific Beach have strictly enforced laws regulating pets. All dogs must be on leash at all times and may only be on the beach and boardwalk before 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.
The Dana on Mission Bay Promotions
The Dana offers numerous hotel packages and special promotions. Some examples include Sweet, Suite Romance, SeaWorld and Friends, You Belong in the Zoo, Snooze and Cruise, Dana Bay & Breakfast, Linger Longer, and Dana for Dogs. Hotel packages and promotions are seasonal and change often.