The Dana Hotel’s private marina and location on Mission Bay make it ideal for boating and sports enthusiasts and families. Built around the late ’60s, it has plenty of things to keep the customers busy, including a restaurant, outdoor pools, and water sports so you can play on the bay.
The Dana is right on West Mission Bay Drive, which makes it the closest hotel to SeaWorld. Moreover, it is a short drive to other San Diego attractions, like the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The luxury Mission Bay hotel is also less than a mile away from the beach and Belmont Park. It is also just a 15-minute drive to San Diego.
Refreshed in 2015, the guestrooms are simple but tasteful with white louvered shutters, warm wood furnishings, and subtle tropical accents. The Dana’s standard Marina Cove rooms lack views. However, when you upgrade slightly, you will get amazing views of the tropical courtyard, pool, or marina. The Water’s Edge rooms are quite spacious and feature private patios and balconies, which look out on the Mission Bay.
When it comes to the bathrooms, they are quite clean and basic. Each bathroom features beige granite and a shower-bathtub combo.
The Dana consists of a private Marina with kayaks, paddle boats, and sailboats docked for rental. Moreover, it offers a direct path to the Mission Bay bike path with on-site bike rentals.
There are also two outdoor pools which are set among gardens with a ping pong table and shuffleboard. For different events, a ballroom and meeting space are present with onsite catering, with amazing views of the bay and frequent SeaWorld fireworks included.
The breakfast buffet at The Dana’s Firefly Eatery and Bar is a great deal for a resort fee discount and features hot items, pastries, and an omelet station. For lunch and dinner, the hotel serves California dishes and tapas. Although the dining room has many floor-to-ceiling windows, the outdoor heated patio is the best spot to eat on a nice day.
The hotel also has a Firefly Restaurant and Bar, which screens sports on flat-screen TVs. The bar serves different kinds of cocktails, which you can take outside to have a more relaxing experience.
The Dana hotel has everything that you would expect from a good quality hotel. Far from the center of the city, it is an amazing resort for families who don’t need to be close to San Diego’s shopping and nightlife. For more information, visit Discover Mission Bay.