The Dana on Mission Bay

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 2970 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Experience

    Reviewed by Travel0044() on Sep 08, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We booked a bay view room and received a view of the parking lot. This is how our stay started. The room had a weird smell and the television went off and on. We had a lovely day out on the water, swimming and dinner. But we were awakened by a man who must of had a headset for the first time instructing CrossFit. The music and his voice were so loud we could hear every word in our room to early in the morning. Awaking our young son. The people who work at the inn are great, the pool was nice. The guest experience not so great.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3

    Service

    Service-1

    Drinks

    Reviewed by Z5979LXalbertt() on Aug 30, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Really enjoyed my stay here at the dana hotel. Omar the Bartender was really nice and made the best drinks. Go see him for drinks or any questions you may have. He was extremely helpful and made my stay that much better!

    Bar service

    Reviewed by kristysU6257RR() on Aug 30, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Pool side bar was the best. From 3pm to 5pm is resort happy hour daliy, select drink $5. Omar made the best drinks for me during my 4 day stay. Excellent service. I also recommend the all you can eat breakfast.

    Location, location...Mission Bay!

    Reviewed by gardog(Glendora) on Aug 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    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.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-3

    Vacation

    Reviewed by 267deborahn() on Aug 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Stay here every year in August. Great location, close to everything! Sea world, Balboa Park, the beach, Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, Legoland you name it! Beautiful scenery. Get a room with the balcony,either bay view or park view!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5