With a host of attractions "virtually next door" and the "beach a two-minute drive away," this "family-friendly" spot has been "beautifully refurbished." - Raves from LivingSocial Members
Though it's just miles from downtown San Diego, Mission Bay is really a city of its own, home of the largest manmade aquatic park in the country. With nearly 30 miles of coastal waterways and inlets, clean beaches, a three-mile boardwalk, and SeaWorld San Diego, this 4,600-acre park is the heart and soul of Mission Bay. But landlubbers will find plenty to gush over here, too. From restaurants and bars to shops and spas, this seaside enclave thrives throughout the day and night. And if you really want to kick things into gear, you're minutes from downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Balboa Park.
Set right on the water and situated on ten acres of tropical gardens, The Dana on Mission Bay
is a go-to hotel in the area. The property boasts two swimming pools and two hot tubs, and even offers pedal boat and kayak rentals on-site. For lunch and dinner, the resort's Firefly Restaurant & Bar dishes up California cuisine that highlights local and seasonal ingredients, San Diego's ever-growing microbrew scene, and more than 40 wines by the glass. The Blue Pearl offers up a hearty breakfast to start your day and local Mexican flavors for dinner Tuesday to Saturday.
Refreshed rooms are tastefully appointed with flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, and Keurig coffeemakers. Second-floor View Rooms overlook the hotel's tropical pool, courtyard, or private marina. Lanai Rooms are on the first floor and feature a private balcony or patio opening onto the lush courtyard or pool. Deluxe Bay View Rooms are located in the hotel’s newest Water’s Edge section, located just steps from Mission Bay. These oversize rooms, reminiscent of junior suites, offer two queen beds, a twin-size sofa bed, a wet bar area with mini fridge and microwave, and a private patio or balcony featuring spectacular bay views.
• Up to 2 additional guests stay for $10 per night, per person
• Bringing your car? Park at the hotel for $20 per night
• Or, leave the gas guzzler behind—the hotel operates a daily complimentary shuttle to Sea World
• One child 10 years and younger can enjoy free dinner at The Blue Pearl with purchase of each adult entrée
• The Dana loves dogs: All sizes, weights and breeds are welcome for a nonrefundable cleaning deposit of $100 (see fine print for additional info)