The Dana on Mission Bay

The Dana on Mission Bay

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#104 of 261 hotels in San Diego
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
A waterfront resort enveloped by tropical landscaping, The Dana on Mission Bay delivers an exceptional lodging experience in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Rest comfortably in a well-appointed guestroom or two-room suite overlooking Mission Bay. Delight in such quality amenities as two outdoor, heated swimming pools, fitness center, private marina, and watersport and bicycle rentals on site.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Free wired internet in the business centre
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Park View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

1710 W Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109-7810
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 56 out of 100
56
San Diego Intl Airport
Rodriguez Airport
35.5 km
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles3,212 reviews
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Nestled near scenic beaches, The Dana on Mission Bay has earned compliments for its spotless premises and convenient location. However, the hotel's value is brought into question by many travelers who cite steep rates and subpar amenities. While the staff's friendliness generally leaves a positive impression, some guests have encountered service inconsistencies. The atmosphere and rooms receive mixed reviews; praises for the views and comfort are offset by concerns over dated decor and noise. Amenities are acknowledged but also noted for potential enhancements.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Outdated
Rooms
Dated
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Meticulous
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory

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DrK wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, United States6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed here for two nights. I was in San Diego to visit friends, so I did not take advantage of the amenities offered for those visiting Sea World. The resort, in general, is a little aged; the rooms are noisy--I could hear people upstairs walking around at all hours and kids running and screaming up and down the sidewalk outside.

The room was nice with a refrigerator and microwave. Firefly restaurant has a great happy hour and the food is good; highly recommend the ahi poke and the rice bowl with salmon.

There is a bike rental on the property for a reasonable $10/hr. Other things can be rented as well, but I did not pay attention to what is available. A nice path makes it easy to access the resort and surrounding area. There is a small but adequate fitness center.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Upstairs is probably a better choice; bottom floor is noisy.
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Response from TheDana, Guest Relations Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Jan 11, 2020
Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our happy hour and property. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Brad C wrote a review Jul 2020
Tell City, Indiana10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at The Dana an hour before check in. They let me know my room wasn’t ready yet and did everything needed for the check in process and said they would call me when the room was ready. An hour and a half later still no call so I went back in to see if the room was ready and it was. Then they wanted me to go through the check in process again. I. Poked a room with 3 people staying but there were only 2 wash clothes in the bathroom. Since they are requiring guests to call 24 hours in advance to have rooms cleaned we just called and asked for extra wash clothes and towels to last a couple of days and they brought us 6 towels and 2 wash clothes. We called to have our room cleaned and let them know again we have 3 people and need enough wash clothes but again only 2 left. Our shower has also been difficult to turn on. I reserved the doom at a special rate but if I had to pay full price I would find another resort. We still have 2 nights to go and just hope there won’t be anymore issues.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback. I am very surprised and disheartened to hear the room was not ready by our 4:00 pm check in time and that you did not receive enough towels. Management has been made aware of the issues you mentioned and the necessary steps will be taken to ensure that we are providing the best possible service and level of room quality.
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Daniel S wrote a review Jun 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Seriously had the best experience at the dana we showed up and immediately were treated like royalty can not say enough positive things about this hotel absolutely loved it. Great spacious luxurious rooms breathtaking views in a relaxed comfortable setting. An absolute must for anyone traveling to the sandiego area.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Aug 27, 2020
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future!!!
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Arnessa R wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The dana the best hotel ever! Seriously had the best experience at the dana we showed up and immediately were treated like royalty can not say enough positive things about this hotel absolutely loved it. Great spacious luxurious rooms breathtaking views in a relaxed comfortable setting. Walking around the beach was so beautiful like living in a dream. I must say Janessa at the front desk provided the best customer service ever! She was very helpful, very professional and very accommodating. Our checkin-checkout was the best and she provided us with the best room location ever! Awesomeness Janessa!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Bottom floor is the best right outside to the beach!
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Aug 27, 2020
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that Janessa made it just that much better for you. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future!!!
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Vic Z wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very uncomfortable because of the Antiquated Air Conditioning Unit which was very noisy and was putting out warm air even at the coldest level setting. Needless to say, it was a sleepless night. I did not ask to be relocated because we were only there for 2 nights. Room service was non-existence because of the pandemic and understandable. I did ask for replenishment of towels and tissue papers which were provided in a timely manner.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Inspect Air Conditioning Unit prior to unpacking. Ask if AC is centralized or individual unit.
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Nov 18, 2020
First of all, I am so sorry that your stay was anything less than stellar. Your feedback is utterly important to us and I want to thank you for writing this review. I’ve passed it on to the rest of the team to ensure these issues get resolved. We very much appreciate your comments, and hope to have another opportunity to serve you.
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Firefightirr wrote a review Aug 2020
Yuma, Arizona81 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overpriced and overrated! First impressions are everything. The initial staff member was somewhat rude. One thing I hate is when you book on a third party site and then the hotel treats you like you are second class. The hotel doesn’t have to allow the third party to book you, they enter into the agreement to do business with them and then wash their hands if something goes wrong. Terrible! You do business with these companies so own it or don’t use them.

The room was small, I thought I walked into a room on Hotel Circle. For the price of the room, plus resort fee, plus parking fee, it was disappointing.

The breakfast staff was great but food was just OK and the buffet is $40 but half off for guests. Not complaining about the price but the food was basic. Staff was friendly at the restaurant.

In room coffee is poor at best. Had to travel and get coffee in the morning.

Look around, there has to be better options.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Aug 27, 2020
First of all, I am so sorry that your stay was anything less than stellar. This is not an easy review to read, and I’m disappointed to say the least. Your feedback is utterly important to us and I want to thank you for writing this review. I’ve passed it on to the rest of the team to ensure these issues get resolved. We very much appreciate your comments, and hope to have another opportunity to serve you.
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Calla E wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I really dislike writing bad reviews but I feel like this must be said.. not a very good experience! The furnace stopped working and when I called the front desk, they said they would bring a space heater.. but then they never did. So I called back the following evening, thinking that they had just forgotten about it, no big deal, it happens right?. And they say the same thing, “we’ll bring a space heater” and then... you guessed it, they never did! I paid entirely too much money to be freezing my behind off! I called back again on the third night.... same thing happened! This makes me think they do not care about their customers. Very unfortunate as I thought this place would be pretty nice. The room was pretty dated with the green bathtub and sink, beds were not comfortable at all and they did not have good quality pillows. (According to the front desk lady, we had one of the nicest rooms that they offer) The beds/ pillows made me feel like I was sleeping at a travel lodge or super 8 motel, just with a much higher price. My room was also not very soundproofed. I felt like this resort, if you want to call it that, was old, dated, and basic. I think they need to adjust their rates due to the age and condition of the property. It was nice having easy access to renting any kind of water activities/ toys (which was a very fun activity) but I don’t think that is enough to make me come back. The food options were very limited, and expensive for basic meals. 🙁 keep looking.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Dec 11, 2020
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We appreciate your feedback. I am very disheartened to hear the quality of your room of your room was not up to par. Management has been made aware of the issues you mentioned and the necessary steps will be taken to ensure that we are providing the best possible service and level of room quality. We would love to speak with you directly about your stay. Our guest service email is Res@thedana.com
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Rocky5755 wrote a review Oct 2020
San Antonio, Texas5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a good hotel but not great. The location is great. However, for a hotel to charge you a daily resort fee you should get the very BEST. They still have air conditioners in the wall its not central air conditioning system. The room we stayed in was okay we had to get it re-cleaned since it was not cleaned very well when we got there. The restaurant Firefly is really good and the outdoor sitting area, patio and swimming pools were the highlights. They also wanted to charge us for parking when we first got there I don’t know why you would do that to your guest. The service was awesome that we received from the staff. Like i said it was a good stay not great but we expected great since it was listed as a resort style hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Nov 18, 2020
First of all, I am so sorry that your stay was anything less than stellar. Your feedback is utterly important to us and I want to thank you for writing this review. I’ve passed it on to the rest of the team. We very much appreciate your comments, and hope to have another opportunity to serve you.
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gardog wrote a review Aug 2020
Glendora202 contributions134 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An established and well maintained resort on Mission Bay great for families and couples. A 20-25 minute walk to Mission Beach, Belmont Amusement Park and the ocean, or a 5 minute drive. The facility has various rooms, the most inexpensive being second floor rooms with no balcony or patio, and the the most expensive having a somewhat private patio with a sunset view of the lawn and bay (and elevators in this newer building, none in the older two story buildings.) There are two pools, one that seemed to draw more adults near the lobby, and the tropical pool that is surrounded by hotel units that seems to attract more families; can be a little noisy if you have a room overlooking the tropical pool. The layout of the resort is old school, meaning that most of the buildings are surrounded by parking lot, motel style. Great for water sports, as the marina is right there and you can rent kayaks, peddle boats, wave runners and motor boats. The major drawback to this resort is that there is no sandy beach; the entire property is surrounded by rock so there is no bay access for swimming. There are plenty of public beach access areas nearby. Restaurant is good for breakfast and very good for dinner and reasonably priced. There is a good deli and a good fish and chips place within walking distance. Bedding was very comfortable. Website could be a bit more transparent with parking fees. Convenient to other tourist attractions in San Diego as well, but driving around Mission Bay is somewhat confusing and even with GPS you will most likely miss an exit once or twice.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Aug 30, 2020
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to enjoy the activities on property. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future!!!
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Excursion801962 wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Looked great on paper, but: there was sand in our beds and ants in the room; the a/c was noisy and then gurgled forever once turned off; there was no hotwater; the pool area had noisy entertainment; the people inthe room next door had a dog that barked constantly; dirty plates and silverware at the over-priced breakfast. Wewere booked for 4 nights and checked out after one. When I explained whyto the manager, she didn’t even offer an apology. If you stay here, all of the exorbitant rate you pay will goto the location, because we found nothing else of redeemable value. If you are planning on staying at Mission Bay, book the Hyatt across the street: a out the same price and ten times the value as the Dana.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Looks like nothing would have improved our stay
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Response from Kevin Konopasek, General Manager at The Dana on Mission Bay
Responded Sep 30, 2021
We appreciate your feedback and are disheartened to hear we did not meet your expectations. This certainly is not the experience we want for our guest and are sorry to hear you shortened your trip. We greatly appreciate your business and hope to provide you with a better experience if you choose to stay with us at another time. Please feel free to email directly at res@thedana.com with any additional comments or concerns.
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mamakittymk asked a question Mar 2023
wisconsin1 contribution
What are the hours for the fitness center?
Answer from Jon1284
Phoenix, Arizona12 contributions8 helpful votes
spa
Answer from Lyman C
1 contribution
If you want to know specifics about the rooms / deals the facitity offers, ASK THEM. Random people who reply to you are NOT a reliable source.
JeanetteKenosha asked a question Feb 2020
1 contribution
AmDo they charge a daily parking fee? Thanks
Answer from Rubyrndhouse
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes they do, from what I remember it was $20, but I guess not anymore then what we're going to be spending at SeaWorld parking lot.
Farida L asked a question Dec 2019
6 contributions14 helpful votes
Are all the rooms in this property pet-friendly?
Answer from TheDana
San Diego, CA
Correct all of our rooms are pet friendly.
Elizabeth G wrote a tip May 26
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for a memorable experience through impeccable customer service and a personable staff. "
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Bill P wrote a tip May 14
5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pools are beautiful and kid-friendly. Just watch out for that surprise $35 nightly parking charge! "
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John H wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are two pools, front and in middle of grounds."
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El oso G wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here. It’s a poor value!"
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Jamie L wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Order food elsewhere and deliver or pick up. Bring your own towels theirs rip your skin off. Luxury pricing for a budget hotel. "
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PRICE RANGE
C$276 - C$515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the dana on mission bay hotel san diego, dana on mission bay hotel, dana mission bay
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Dana On Mission Bay, Best Western Premier Collection
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Bay Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
271
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dana on Mission Bay
Which popular attractions are close to The Dana on Mission Bay?
Nearby attractions include Murals of La Jolla (1.2 km), SeaWorld (1.1 km), and Fiesta Island (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dana on Mission Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Dana on Mission Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Dana on Mission Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dana on Mission Bay?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dana on Mission Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dockside 1953, Firefly Eatery & Bar at the Dana Mission Bay, and Tidal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dana on Mission Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dana on Mission Bay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Dana on Mission Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Dana on Mission Bay offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dana on Mission Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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