We booked a marina view room at The Dana in early June. After an early morning drive from the Phoenix area, we arrived in San Diego to a traffic nightmare. A marathon was occuring right in the area of the hotel! After 1.5 hours on the freeway wihin 500 yards of our exit we made it to the beutiful grounds of The Dana. We were hoping they had a room available for early check-in and the girl at the counter did'nt dissapoint. We were given a secong floor marina view room in the original section of the hotel. The rooms are very small when configured with two beds like ours was. But we knew we would be out playing in the great San Diego weather and did'nt let it bother us. The room was clean, well kept, updated and cozy. The beds were very comfortable .This hotel property is one of the best locations in all of San Diego. The Dana is directly across the street from Sea World, and easily walkable with kids. You are also right near freeway interchanges which makes getting to other areas incredibly easy. Mission beach is located right down the street, and their are plenty of good places to eat nearby. Our experience here was great and we would definately stay here again.